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May 13, 2002 – The Department of Education defeated the Law and Order (Police Department/Immigration and Naturalization Service) team, 12-9, Monday evening in the second game of the Housing Parks and Recreation Department's Co-ed Slowpitch League championships at Joseph Aubain Ballpark.
Education jumped ahead of Law and Order, 7-0, with five runs in the top of the first inning then two more in the top of the second after holding Law and Order scoreless in the bottom of the first inning.
Law and Order then scored a single run in the bottom of the second inning. Both teams wentscoreless in the third, then Education added a single run in the top of the fourth. Law and Order then rallied for six runs in the bottom of the fourth to close the margin to one run, 8-7.
Both teams were again held scoreless in the fifth inning. Education’s scoring drought continued in the sixth and Law and Order scored two runs in the bottom of the inning to take its first lead of the series. But it was a lead short lived, as Education scored four runs in the top of the seventh — thanks to two walks, three hits and one costly error by Law and Order right fielder Kerry Harrigan — to take the lead for good.
Franklin Brathwaite hurled just four pitches to retire Law and Order to pick up the win for Education.
Education had 17 hits and committed three errors in the game. Michael Bute of Education was perfect from the plate in four at bats. Teammates Brathwaite and Pedrito George also had perfect nights at the plate with three hits apiece. and Lavelle Campbell also had two hits in three at bats.
Law and Order had nine hits and committed two errors in the contest. Walter Freeman absorbed the loss. Simon Venzen had three hits in three at bats to lead Law and Order offensively. Teammates Harrigan and Rafeal Edwards each had two hits in two at bats.
Education now leads the best of seven championship series, 2-0. Game three will get under way at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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