Park Furniture got a solid performance from Jordan Rabits as Park beat Martin Oil, 1-0, late Wednesday night in the Kelley Federation League semifinals at Mansion Park.
Park leads the best-of-3 series, 1-0. Game 2 is tonight at 5:30 back at Mansion Park.
Rabits gave up two hits, struck out eight and walked five for the winners. Losing pitcher Casey Gray gave up an unearned run in the first in getting the loss. He gave up two hits, struck out three and walked two.
Park got its only run when Tyler Negri singled, stole second, moved to third on a groundout and scored on Martin Oil’s only error of the game.
Park advanced to the semifinals after beating D.C. Moyer, 8-7, with an incredible comeback in a playoff game on Tuesday night.
Park trailed, 7-3, in the seventh inning before getting a two-run single from Rabits, a two-run single from Josh DeGol, and then the game-winning sacrifice fly from Mason McGinnis to win it.
DeGol led the winners with three hits while Negri and Rabits added two hits each. Dylan Adams got the win with two innings of work in relief. Austin Pope had three hits for D.C. Moyer.
In tonight’s other semifinal game, ReMax Realty will play Dick’s Pharmacy, starting with the completion of a suspended game at 8, followed by a regularly-scheduled game.
PARK FURNITURE (1): Negri c 311, Rabits p 300, DeGol 3b 200, McGinnis ss 200, Walter dh 301, Luciano rf 000, Adams cf 300, Ainsworth 2b 300, D. Price 1b 200, Fink lf 300. Totals – 24-1-2.
MARTIN OIL (0): DeGennaro cf 400, Luennsman 1b 100, Kline pr 000, Gray p-ss 200, Beech rf-p 200, Creppage c 301, Snyder 2b 201, Lingafelt ss=3b 200, Mock lf 200, Hunter 3b-rf 300. Totals – 21-0-2.
SCORE BY INNINGS
Park Furniture100 000 0 – 1 2 0
Martin Oil000 000 0 – 0 2 1
E-Hunter. WP-Rabits. LP-Gray. SO-Rabits 8, Gray 7, Beech 3. BB-Rabits 5, Gray 2, Beech 1.