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September 11, 2005

Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.

Hall extends streak: The Somerset Patriots Billy Hall extended his league record hitting streak to 27 games tonight.

Pride bring in Cosgrove: The Nashua Pride have signed P Mike Cosgrove. He has experience in the Rockies organization and has also pitched for the St. Paul Saints. The team has also deactivated P Colin Young, P Dave Lipson and P Geoff Goetz over the past few days.

Two AL players make EL Playoff impact on one pitch: Jim Mann started out the year with the Nashua Pride. For Michael Coleman, his year began with the Bridgeport Bluefish. They likely faced each other a few times, but no at-bat had more of an impact on a playoff race than tonight’s. Mann, now with the Portland Sea Dogs, came on in the 8th with a 2-0 lead. He promptly gave up a two run shot to Trenton’s Bronson Sardinha, tying the game at two and leaving the right fielder looking into the dugout for a backup glove since his had gone over the wall. Mann got out of the inning, and the first batter he faced in the 9th was Coleman.

With the score tied 2-2, one pitch is all it would take to make a difference in the game. Mann threw and Coleman hit it. And then Coleman watched it, and watched it and watched it…the ball was likely over the fence in center field before the designated hitter even left the batter’s box. But, with one swing, Coleman had evened the best-of-five series at two. Who will be the next Atlantic Leaguer to make a playoff impact? Stay tuned. – Mike Ashmore



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