06/28/2012 3:02 PM
Things looked bleak for Legends when it trailed in the ninth inning, but tied the game on a Jeff Keller fielder's choice grounder and received three walks in the 12th before Joe Goldenberg's rbi ground out to pull out a 5-4 win in 12 innings over Walnut Creek Crawdads at Laney JC in one of the longest games in Legends history. All three games between the Legends and Crawdads have been decided by one run with the Legends taking the series 2 games to 1.
The top of the first saw Legends take an early lead, 1-0. Legends' offense woke up as Pierson Jeremiah doubled before Keller doubled, scoring Jeremiah. The Crawdads answered immediately as it scored one run of its own in the first. Walnut Creek Crawdads scored on an RBI double by Christiaan Durdaller.
Legends got one-run boosts in each of the second on a solo homerun by Goldenberg and in the sixth on a Pete Woodall sacrifice fly. The Crawdads rallied for three in the bottom of the sixth off reliever Ryan Reese on walk to Colick, a single by Chad Highberger and a three run homer from Austin Allison.
Relievers DJ Sharabi (2) and Jacob Eichhorn(3)shut out the Crawdads over the final five innings until the Legends could tie the game and then take the lead. Start Michael Olmstead had five solid innings allowing only a single run.
The Legends head south for the weekend to battle the San Luis Obispo Blues and the North County Indians.