FAIRFIELD — Despite suffering from a rash of injuries, the Fairfield Expos American Legion baseball team keeps finding a way.
On Saturday, the Expos rallied for a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to top the visiting Medford, Ore. Mustangs 6-5 in the first game of a doubleheader.
After a popout to start the inning, Fairfield’s Jack Gamba singled and pinch hitter Anthony Kaleczyc looped a base hit to right, scoring Gamba when the throw overshot third base.
That gave Expos reliever Chris Parodi a victory after he had to forego his normal catching duties to bolster a shorthanded pitching staff.
Expos manager Brand Hanson was forced to call up a pair of catchers from the TC Legion team to help out as well.
Clayton Espino, who just completed his freshman year at Armijo, caught the first game and Carter Bins of Rodriguez was slated to catch Game 2.
Earlier, the Expos took a 1-0 lead when Gamba tagged and scored from second base on a fly ball to right field.