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They bat­ted around in the first in­ning as they com­bined five hits and a Melville er­ror to cre­ate enough of­fense for the win. Cleanup man Matt Henriksen dou­bled in Matt Spill­man to open the scor­ing. Alex Schultz would later sin­gle in Danny Clif­ford and Henriksen be­fore Dan Peak­man dou­bled in two more runs. Melville scored three in the fifth but Swift Cur­rent replied with one run in the bot­tom of the in­ning when catcher Will Thorp sin­gled in Clif­ford for an in­sur­ance run.

An­thony Ar­manino struck out 10 over six in­nings to move to 2-0 on the sea­son. Cody Chartrand earned the save with two score­less in­nings in re­lief.

“I felt pretty good,” said Ar­manino, who hails from San Car­los, Cal­i­for­nia. “I got a lot of swing-andmisses with my change-up and any time I was be­hind in the count I would throw that over and it seemed like they couldn’t re­ally hit it too well.”

“Yeah that is what he does,” said coach Joe Car­na­han. “He comes in, he throws three pitches for strikes, and he is dom­i­nant once again to­day. It is fun to watch and I am glad to have him as part of our staff and kind of an­chor­ing it up there.”

Be­ing staked to a fiverun lead didn’t hurt his cause ei­ther.

“It takes a lot of pres­sure off your back. The big thing is af­ter we score five runs you want to go out the next in­ning and put up a zero and I did that and kept us rolling,” said Ar­manino.

Car­na­han said it was a good bounce-back per­for­mance.

“That was a big fo­cus af­ter the game yes­ter­day and be­fore the game to­day was mak­ing sure that we are us­ing the whole field, let­ting balls travel a lit­tle bit more. Right from the start we were very suc­cess­ful at that.”

Ar­manino joined the team late but has had no prob­lem fit­ting in.

“They made it pretty easy to come in and join. This team is a bunch of good guys. We get along great and just have a lot of fun.”

He is now 2-0 with 28 strike­outs and five walks in three starts for the Tribe.

“Yeah I wanted to get off to a good start and so far I have started three games and kept us in it the whole way. So it is go­ing pretty good right now.”

He has high hopes for the team this sea­son.

“We are play­ing pretty good base­ball. A lot of our wins have been com­ing back from be­hind late in the game. Maybe we need to start from the first in­ning in­stead of slack­ing off un­til about the sixth in­ning and then go­ing ‘oh now we need to play.’ We just need to play a full nine in­nings of base­ball and I think we will be fine.” In­di­ans short­stop Matt Spill­man held his ground at sec­ond base against a hard slid­ing Kevin Biro dur­ing a vic­tory over Melville on June 26.

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