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Two locals, Scribner and Fabiaschi, revel in Oakland A's success in winning AL West.
OAKLAND, CA: Wasn’t it cool to see the Oakland Athletics take the Western Division title with their 12-5 win over the Wild Card bound Texas Rangers on Wednesday afternoon.
What made it even better was understanding a couple of local kids who fell very much a part of this playoff experience that will be wrapped around Oakland this October.
Former Shepaug standout, Evan Scribner got the win for the A’s as he shut down the Rangers after they had poured a five-run inning on Oakland starter AJ Griffin.
Down 5-1, the home team bounced right back with a 6-run bottom of the fourth to put them up for good.
Scribner ended up pitching three full innings, giving up just two hits while striking out a pair.
Think about it.
While both teams were already in the playoffs coming in, a kid we watched for years playing at Shepaug, came in and helped his major league team take the division crown.
What an honor for a kid who threw to a 2.78 ERA this season out of the bullpen to earn.
Scribner threw 39 pitches, 30 for strikes.
Who says you don’t find major league talent in the Northwest Corner?
Another young man who played with a number of the players on the team that took the field in Oakland, Michael Fabiaschi, was thrilled to see his organization come back and complete the job of taking the to spot in the AL West.
Fabiaschi played with Griffin this summer in the Oakland farm system and can say today that his organization’s big league club will be in the post season dance.
Could not happen to two better young men.
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