Swedberg, O’Connor Throw Shutouts for Lunenburg Phillies
LUNENBURG -- The Lunenburg Phillies picked up a pair of much-needed shutouts, topping Ronnie’s 1-0 and 2-0 at Marshall Park on Saturday.
In the opener, Jeff Swedberg tossed a gem, allowing just two hits while striking out 10.
The lone run came in the bottom of the seventh following a double by Pat Gilman. After being bunted to third, Gilman was lifted in favor of pinch-runner Cooper Bigelow, who was hung out to dry on a botched squeeze play.
However, the catcher’s throw to third got away as Bigelow retreated, allowing the game-winning run to score.
In the second game, Jonathan Belliard provided the offense with a two-run double in the sixth, scoring Sean Maki and Ryan Lever.
Kevin O’Connor went the distance in the 2-0 victory, scattering five hits and striking out seven.
The Phillies (18-10) will next host the Clinton 76ers on Monday.