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Sunday, September 28, 2008
Great Americans steal series
Only one 1st round series went the distance. The Cincinnati Great Americans and the Scranton Nittany Lions met in game 5 today with veteran Max Molina squaring off with fellow veteran Alex Martin. Martin lasted just 4 and 2/3 after his 8 inning, 118 pitch performance in game 1. Molina went just 3 innings after pitching on short rest to end the season and in game one.
But the real story was the base burglers. Down a run in the 7th, Manny Corey singled and stole both second and third before a Mota ground out scored him to even the score. Then, in the 8th with 2 outs and 1 on, Kevin Chang, a 23-year old, was called upon to close the door. He wasn't up to the challenge and a walk and a line shot double later, and the Great Americans were marching off to the Divisional Series.