LIVE BLOG: Petaluma National Beat Fairfield, Two Games Away From Championship Round

Keep track of tonight's game here!

6:50 - Final post on this blog guys. Thanks for watching! We'll be posting a full story soon!

6:38 - Smith forces a double play to end the game. Petaluma wins 5-0.

6:37 - Connecticut has two runners on, 1 out.

6:36 - Andrew White is in to pitch.

6:34 - Gago hits the maximum of 85 pitches, forces Biagio Paoletta to ground out. 

6:32 - Ryan Meury doubles for Connecticut to start the inning.

6:27 - Gago doubles in Austin Paretti, who pinch ran for White. Petaluma now up 5-0. Gago looking to finish the game, just three outs away from advancing.

6:23 - Andrew White doubles, on second with one out. 

6:20 - Gago is on cruise control, records his third-straight 1-2-3 inning, Petaluma is three outs away from advancing, now coming up to bat in the fifth up 4-0.

6:13 - Petaluma is retired in order in the bottom of the fourth. Petaluma up 4-0.

6:06 - Gago records another 1-2-3 inning. Heading to bottom fourth, 4-0 Petaluma.

6:01 - Third inning ends on a pop out. Heading to the 4th, Petaluma up 4-0.

5:58 - Paretti steals second, Hance Smith hits a VERY long three-run home run to deep center. Petaluma up 4-0. 

5:56 - Kubel's errant throw on Austin Paretti bunt allows Paretti to reach and Smith to reach first. Two on, on the corners, one out.

5:55 - Bradley Smith strikes out but reaches first on a passed ball. One runner on, one out.

5:55 - Deep drive by Danny Marzo gets to the warning track, but that's it. One out, bottom 3.

5:48 - Gago retires the side 1-2-3, Petaluma coming up in the bottom of the 3rd.

5:44 - Porter Slate hits a single to deep right-center. Logan Douglas pops out to end the inning. End of 2, Petaluma up 1-0.

5:43 - Cole Tomei's groundball scores Gago to give Petaluma a 1-0 lead.

5:42 - James O'Hanlon singles, moves Gago to third. Runners on the corners, one out, bottom of the 2nd.

5:40 - Gago tried to crush a pitch there, reaches on a deep fly ball that can't be handled by Connecticut. He's on second, 1 out.

5:36 - What an insane double play! 1-6-3 on the put outs on a poorly attempted sacrifice bunt by Connecticut. Gazo records a strike out to end the frame.

5:34 - Gago allows a single to start the inning. Marzo tried to tag a runner on a ground ball but ended up throwing the ball into left field. Two runners on, 0 outs.

5:28 - Kempton Brandis strikes out to end the inning. 0-0 after one inning.

5:28 - Marzo lines out, Bradley Smith singles up the middle. Petaluma has two runners on, two outs, top 1.

5:25 - Logan Douglas reaches base with a single. One runner on, one out.

5:19 - Gago gets a strikeout to strand two Connecticut runners on base. Petaluma set to bat in the bottom of the first.

5:16 - Gago allows back to back walks with two outs.

5:10 - First pitch and we're under way! Quinton Gago is on the mound for Petaluma, who is the "home" team.

5:09 - ESPN is announcing lineups. First pitch is coming soon.

Correction: An earlier headline of this story identified Petaluma's opponent as Bristol, Conn. Petaluma is actually playing Fairfield, Conn. We apologize for the error.

First pitch of tonight's game is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. Pacific.

Peter Fournier August 21, 2012 at 11:56 PM
That's been fixed. Thanks for letting us know.
John.Maher August 22, 2012 at 12:44 AM
7th inning stretch. -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU99u-Uy5OQ
Chris Borr August 22, 2012 at 01:48 AM
Congratulations, Petaluma!
Jolene Sisseck August 22, 2012 at 01:51 AM
We are just so proud of you young men!!! Way to Go P-town.. Great TEAM work..... See you on Thursday night, be hanging to my TV.
Mark Garcia August 22, 2012 at 04:11 AM
Let the good times roll! Way to represent green and gold. Danville little league passes on our best to you the rest of the way! Good luck and Godspeed.


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