It was nearly a week ago when the Franklin Township Hurricanes were the team taking advantage of fielding miscues by the opposition, earning them a victory in the opening game of the best-of-three Keystone Senior Babe Ruth League Championship series.
Monday night, however, it was a complete role reversal as the Pocono Mountain Outlaws were the squad cashing in on mistakes made by the Hurricanes in the decisive third game of the series.
Two of five fielding errors on the day for the Hurricanes led to a pair runs in the second and fourth innings. Those costly miscues came back to haunt the Hurricanes as the Outlaws walked off with a 2-0 victory to earn its first championship in the program's six year history.
"All year we prided ourselves on defense and I don't know today we just didn't have it," Hurricanes' manager Ricky Strohl said. "I don't know if it was the delay (nearly an hour rain delay) that took us out of our game.
"We just didn't have it defensively tonight."
After watching the way things unfolded last Tuesday at Christman Field, Pocono Mountain manager Chris Martinelli was glad to see the opposite happen for his team, especially since they were facing talented Hurricanes' starting pitcher Dane Ciavarella for a second time in the series.
"In game one, they took advantage of our mistakes, which led to five unearned runs and they went on to