Guilford Patriots drop game one in California

From the 2007 Palomino World Series out on the west coast in California:

We got in touch with our contact out in California at about 4:00pm Eastern time today(Thursday) and Johnny Neese said the news is not good. For starters Johnny’s son John Neese(the starting center fielder) got hurt last night in a pick-up basketball game prior to the baseball tournament action and John had to miss today’s game with a swollen knee.

The news did not get any better when learned that the Guilford Patriots lost game one 10-0 to the boys from Taiwan. Taiwan was cherry-picking their hits and leaving little bloops all over the place. Pats pitcher Michael Dimock took the loss and Esterlin Paulino came on in the sixth inning to close things out for the Patriots on the mound.

Catcher Lester Rivenbark played great behind the plate throwing out three Taiwan base runners and Rivenbark saved a couple of runs from scoring with his defense.

Next up for the Patriots will be the winner of tonight’s Mexico-Redlands, California game. The Guilford Patriots will be in action again with that crucial game number two on Friday night at 8pm.

No 5on5 basketball for the Patriots tonight as they get ready to try and score some runs and get back into the 2007 Palomino World Series.