Trenton loses the EL Championship to Akron

With one last chance to force a fifth game, Trenton got some life with two outs. A single by Maruszak gave them a batter and Murphy and Mahoney both drew walks, loading the bases. Unfortunately, Rob Segedin couldn’t keep the rally going, grounding into a force out at second and ending the game with Akron on top 6-1 and taking the EL crown.

Bronx Cheers:
Ramon Flores, David Adams, Rob Segedin: Each went 0-4 with two strikeouts. Segedin left two runners in scoring position. Flores had an error.

Ryan Pope: In just 0.1 innings of work, Pope gave up three runs on two hits and two walks.

Curtain Calls:
Addison Maruszak: He was arguably one of the most consistent players for Trenton this season and he carried that into the post season. He went 2-4, but his team couldn’t push him across the plate.

JR Murphy: He went 1-3 with a homer, the lone Thunder run. He also drew a walk and struck out once.

Nik Turley: The big lefty got stuck with the loss, but for a kid pitching in just his third Double-A start and in a do-or-die playoff scenerio, he did enough to keep Trenton in the game. He went six innings and gave up three runs on seven hits and two walks. Most impressively, he struck out eight. He also picked off a runner at first.

Some other notes/thoughts:

Tamar has written for IIATMS since July 2009, having started off writing game recaps before shifting to the minor leagues. Born in Connecticut and having lived all over the country and in South Korea, Tamar now finds herself "temporarily misplaced" in New Hampshire. Please send help.