Turning in a solid effort in all phases of the game, the Brookline American Legion baseball team kept its playoff hopes alive with a stunning 4-3 win over host Westwood last night in District 6 play.
"This game was huge for us because it keeps us right in the thick of things for the last playoff spot," said Brookline head coach Patrick Moore, whose squad improved to 6-10.
With the score tied at 1-1, Post 11 broke loose for three runs in the top of the seventh. Alex Rozek led off with a double and Eric Dumas followed with a sacrifice bunt, as Rozek scooted to third. Then, Alex Moses-Gardner launched a deep double to right, scoring Rozek.
Moses-Gardner scored when Andrew Colgan (2 for 4) reached on an error, and Colgan eventually came across on a Jon Gold (2 for 3) groundout.
Westwood rallied to make it 4-3 in the bottom half, and with two outs had the tying run on third and the winning run on second with its cleanup hitter at the plate. But the drama ended when Colgan picked a screaming one-hopper at third and threw to first for the final out.
Adam Blumberg was again the ace on the hill. Blumberg tossed a complete game, winning for the second time in as many starts. He struck four and walked three.
Brookline will visit Franklin tomorrow.