Blue Sox eliminated from playoffs

Aug. 8, 2013
KEENE, N.H. – The Holyoke Blue Sox were eliminated from the playoffs after a disappointing 16-1 loss to the Keene Swamp Bats in the third game in a best-of-three series that quickly escaped them on Aug. 6.

Keene scored three in the first, one in the second, and two in the third off of starter Jordan Kutzer. The Blue Sox got on the board in the fifth when designated hitter Michael Burke doubled – the Blue Sox first hit of the game – and was driven in by left fielder Jason Lombardozzi, but Keene responded with four in the bottom half of the frame to put the game out of reach, adding two in the sixth and four in the seventh for the 16-1 final.

The win went to David Sosebee, who pitched seven brilliant innings of two-hit baseball, walking one and striking out five, with the lone run against coming unearned.

The Blue Sox forced a winner-take-all third game in the series after right fielder Vahn Bozoian hit a go ahead two-run single and ace Michael Burke twirled a complete game in a 4-2 Game 2 victory on Aug. 5.

Holyoke lost the third game of the series 5-4 on Aug. 4.

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