2024 PLAYER / PITCHER OF THE WEEK #19

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NAME TEAM AVG SLG G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI K W IW SB CS HBP
WALKER,Christian CIN  AL .333 .944 6 18 6 0 1 3 5 10 6 4 1 0 0 0
                                   
NAME CLUB G W L S ERA IP R ER H K BB IBB WP BK HB HR
STRIDER,Spencer TIJ  AL 2 2 0 0 0.00 16 0 0 6 23 3 0 0 0 0 0
                                   
NAME TEAM AVG SLG G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI K W IW SB CS HBP
ROJAS,Johan COL  NL .500 1.286 3 14 7 2 0 3 4 11 2 0 0 1 0 1
                                   
NAME CLUB G W L S ERA IP R ER H K BB IBB WP BK HB HR
GREINKE,Zack YRR  NL 2 2 0 0 1.20 15 4 2 9 20 4 0 0 1 0 1
                                   

Tijuana  Bottle Rockets @ Southwest Detroit  Fighting Chihuahuas

Summary: Southwest Detroit Fighting Chihuahuas lays an egg at home against Tijuana, losing 5 games.

Prairie  Falcons @ Long Beach  Dirt Bags

Summary: After dropping the first 3 games, including back to back 1 hitters, Long Beach somehow takes the last 3 for a series split.

Cincinnati  Skyliners @ Detroit  Crime

Preview: Detroit makes the trek down I-75 for a series at Glenn Sample Field with Cincinnati.
Summary: The series is a 3-3 split.
Christian Walker has a week to remember going six-for-18 with five runs scored, belts a triple and three homers, walks a trio of times and delivers TEN RBI. For the week, Walker bats .333, was on basek at a .429 clip and slugged .944 for a 1.373 OPS.

Mesa  Solar Sox @ Gainsville  Swamp Things

Preview: Mesa heads to Gainesville for 6 games. While Mesa is about 8 games out of a wild card spot Gainesville’s chance while small are still larger being 4.5 out of their division and 2.5 out of a wild card spot. It is a big week as we are winding things down.
Game #1: Quite a pitching battle as John Means outduels Zach Eflin for a Mesa victory 3-0. Means throws a complete game 1 hitter while striking out 8. Akil Baddoo was the main source of offense with 2 RBI 2Bs as Mesa scored 3 on 5 hits again Eflin over his 8 innings of work.

Mesa 3
Gainesville 0

W: J. Means (2-0)
L: Z. Eflin (10-6)

Game #2: A second shutout for Mesa as the Gainesville bats have seemed to disappear. Gavin Williams was impressive for Mesa going 8 innings striking out 7 and yielding 5 hits. Gainesville had a stellar performance from Zac Gallen but he was the tough luck loser. He didn’t yield his first base runner until a HBP with 2 out in the 5th and didn’t give up his first hit until the 6th. That hit was by Brenton Doyle who then stole 2nd and 3rd and scored on an RBI groundout for the only run of the game.

Mesa 1
Gainesville 0

W: G. Williams (2-1)
L: Z. Gallen (6-9)
S: R. Pressly (12)

Game #3: For the first time all series Gainesville finally scored and often. Breaking a 20 inning scoreless streak the Swamp Things put up 2 in 1st and didn’t look back. Tagging Mesa for 8 total runs on 13 hits, 3 of which were home runs. Nolan Jones, Luis Robert, and Ryan Jeffers all hit the long ball to get Gainesville out of their rut. Akil Baddoo continued his good series with the only home run of the game for Mesa. Julio Teheran pitched well for Gainesville going 7 giving up 2 runs with 8 strikeouts.

Gainesville 8
Mesa 2

W: J. Teheran (4-2)
L: C. Javier (7-7)

Game #4: Another good pitching matchup as this series has been full of them. This time around it was Gainesville’s JP France who was able to come out on top. He threw the 2nd complete game shutout of the series for these teams with only 3 hits and 7 strikeouts. Pablo Lopez for Mesa did his best to hang around but like the two shutouts Mesa tossed in games 1 and 2, all it takes is to give up 1 when the opposing pitcher is hurling like France tonight. He goes 6.2 while giving up 4 (3 earned) which included a double and 2 run home run by Spencer Steer.

Gainesville 4
Mesa 0

W: J. France (4-6)
L: P. Lopez (11-9)

Game #5: With how well all the other pitchers this series have been throwing it was a surprise to see both Kyle Freeland and Andrew Heaney have their own battle in this one. Heaney goes 7 while only surrendering 1 on 10 strikeouts and Freeland also goes 7 but gave up 2 on 7 strikeouts. That was really the difference as Mesa was able to add 2 insurance runs in the 9th to get at least a series split.

Mesa 4
Gainesville 1

W: A. Heaney (5-9)
L: K. Freeland (2-8)
S: B. Graterol (11)

Game #6: We’ve got our game 1 rematch and this time Gainesville brought the bats. Means was only about to go 5.2 giving up 5 (4 earned) as it was an extra hit parade that started right away with 2 runs in the 1st. Eflin pitched about the same as in game 1 where he went deep but gave up runs, going 7 and giving up 4 of his own. This time it was good enough for a win. Chas McCormick, Luis Robert, and Gleyber Torres all hit homers for Gainesville as Jake Cronenworth and Eugenio Suarez each went deep for Mesa.

Gainesville 9
Mesa 4

W: Z. Eflin (11-6)
L: J. Means (2-1)

Summary: A series split 3-3. Both teams got tremendous starting pitching all throughout the series as that was the big story. Neither team will make any move this week with an outcome like this and there isn’t much sand left. It may be time to really look to 2025.

Chicago  Mobsters @ Dallas  Cougars

Summary: Dallas avoids the sweep by winning the last game in extras. Chicago takes the series 5 games to 1.

Prairie  Falcons @ Valdosta  Snappers

Summary: Two solid teams meet up and split 6. If the Snappers had any pitching, they would be dangerous. At least we have Ronald Acuna, Jr. (this season). Ronald is having an unbelievable year. You can look it up!

Arboga  Rats @ Baltimore  Comets

Preview: Arboga (63-51) 2nd place in the N.L. West visits Baltimore (51-63) 4th place in the N.L. East.
Game #1: Rats build a 7-2 lead after 6 1/2 innings … that’s when things got interesting. Joey Gallo, returning from injury and playing for the first time in several weeks, clubs a grand slam in the bottom of the 7th to pull the Comets back within a run. Joey Meneses’ 2-run homerun, his second longball of the game, extends the Arboga lead to 9-6. The Rats would take the 3-run lead to the 9th. After singles by Maikel Garcia and pinch hitter Jorge Polanco, Joey Gallo steps to the plate and takes Emmanuel Clase deep for a 3-run blast to tie the game at 9. The game would remain tied until the bottom of the 11th when Gallo bats again … The pitch from LANGE … GALLO hits one … high … hard … deep to right field, don’t even think about it … it’s long gone! … it’s all over!

Joey Gallo completes an epic day going 4 for 6, with homeruns in 3 consecutive at bats, and 8 RBIs leading the Comets to a stunning game 1 victory.

RATS 9 / 8 / 0
COMETS 10 / 13 / 1
WP – Phillips (2-2)
LP – Lange (2-2)

Game #2: For the second straight game, Baltimore scores double digit runs to win game 2 12-2. Roansy Contreras pitches 7 innings of 2-hit shutout ball, and Keibert Ruiz and Jake Alu both have 4 hits for the Comets.

RATS 2 / 6 / 1
COMETS 12 / 17 / 0
WP – Contreras (3-7)
LP – Syndergaard (5-5)

Game #3: Arboga plates 2 runs in the 11th to get in the win column. Joc Pederson (15) and Matt Vierling (11) hit homeruns for the Rats; Josh Bell hit 2 homeruns (22) and knocked in all 3 Baltimore runs.

RATS 5 / 12 / 1
COMETS 3 / 9 / 0
WP – Stephan (4-2)
LP – Dominguez (3-1)

Game #4: Baltimore makes the most of its 4 hits, to score 4 times in the 3rd, and hold on for a 4-3 victory. Arboga had 10 hits, and a lot of missed opportunities. Nick Madrigal had 3 hits in the loss.

RATS 3 / 10 / 0
COMETS 4 / 4 / 1
WP – J. Suarez (2-2)
LP – Walker (0-2)
S – Kerkering (1)

Game #5: Another 1-run Baltimore win, as Dakota Hudson tosses 6 2/3 innings to win his 12th game of the season. Jeremy Pena had 3 hits and Arboga’s lone RBI.

RATS 1 / 7 / 0
COMETS 2 / 7 / 1
WP – Hudson (12-8)
LP – Ferguson (2-4)
S – Phillips (27)

Game #6: Arboga pounds out 10 runs on 14 hits to salvage the series finale 10-6. Jason Heyward singled, doubled, homered (7) and knocked in a pair to lead the Rats’ offense. Josh Bell hit his 23rd homerun of the season in the loss.

RATS 10 / 14 / 0
COMETS 6 / 7 / 0
WP – Singer (2-5)
LP – Taillon (8-10)

Summary: Baltimore continues to play well at home, winning 4 of 6.

Sacramento  Capitals @ Columbus  Explorers

Preview: Two teams going nowhere except to the islands for the winter. Will this be the last time Wilmer Flores is seen in a Capitals uniform??
Game #1: 3 run 2nd propels the Explorers and Tony Gonsolin to the win. Dalton Varsho 2 hits, 3 rbis, homer (13) paces the attack. Sacramento actually wins the hits battle (10-9) with Tyrone Taylor leading the way – 4 for 5, 2 rbis double, homer (8)!
COL 6 SAC 2 WP Gonsolin (4-5) LP Glasnow (7-8)
Game #2: Jackson Rutledge and Jose Quintana square off in a pitchers’ duel with Quintana squeaking by barely. He 3 hits the Capitals – one of them a Wilmer Flores homer (15), but that was Sacramento’s only run. RBIs from DJ LeMahieu and Oswaldo Peraza in the 2nd carry the attack in a 2-1 nail-biter.
COL 2 SAC 1 WP Quintana (2-1) S Bernardino (2) LP Rutledge (5-9)
Flores also committed 1 of 2 errors in the 2 run 2nd and both Columbus runs were unearned!
Game #3: OK – this game came within a hair of a no-hitter, but Michael Massey hits a 1 out homer (13) in the 9th to break up the no-no being crafted by Clarke Schmidt (9 ip, 1 hit, 1 run, 1 W, 10 Ks)! Ugh, so close.
However, this game also included 4 HBP as the Capital pitchers were showing lots of frustration. 2 of the batters they hit had to leave the game and miss some time – Jake McCarthy will also be going on the IL as a result! Commissioner take notice – this isn’t the last of the bean balls those Sacramento pitchers hurled this week. 2 Ejections were meted out as well.
OH – Jake McCarthy – he goes 3 for 4 and homers (1) and drives in 4. Couple other guys had great games as well.
COL 5 SAC 1 WP Schmidt (6-16) LP Michael Kopech (3-14)
Game #4: Columbus was rather upset by the blatant targeting from the Sacramento pitchers and took it out in this game. 1st they put up an 8 spot in the 4th, then added 5 more runs in the last two innings. Along the way however, Thad Ward and Hayden Wesneski tossed a couple more bean balls! Two days in a row for Wesneski!
Johan Rojas homers (3) as does Oscar Luis Colas (11) for the Explorers as everyone got on the hit parade.
COL 13 SAC 1 WP J.P. Sears (7-7) LP Lance Lynn (3-15)
Giancarlo Stanton homered (19) in the 6th for the Capitals.
Game #5: It wasn’t a total wipe-out for the Capitals this week, although they thought about letting it slip away. A 3 spot in the 4th made it 4-1, then a 2 spot in the 9th made it 7-2. Francisco Lindor (21), Brett Baty (14) and David Dahl (24) all homered for the Capitals. Lindor also walked 3 times in the game. Things were fine until the 9th, then Columbus scores 2 and with the bases loaded and 1 out (and some serious low graded pitchers on the mound) – Sacramento fends off disaster and wins the game 7-4 (but no save was recorded).
SAC 7 COL 4 WP Chris Sale (3-2) LP Peter Lambert (5-11)
Game #6: Series raps up with another 9 inning Sacramento homer spoiling a shutout. But it wasn’t off starter Tony Gonsolin, but instead Josh Winder. And it was hit by Francisco Lindor (22). That was the Capitals 4th hit of the game. Gonsolin was GOOD! And so was the Columbus offense – 14 hits, 11 runs and they drew 8 walks and another HBP – Jorge Lopez. And he was ejected because he beaned Johan Rojas in his next at-bat after hitting 2 (TWO) homers (4, 5). Rojas has been knocked out several times this year, but he survived this attack! Enrique Valdes (5) also homers. Rojas drives in 6 big runs! Thad Ward walks off the mound in the 5th to the tune of 7 days worth of injury.
COL 11 SAC 1 WP Gonsolin (5-5) LP Jaime Barria (4-16)
Summary: So Columbus continues to excel against the weaker teams – surprising offense – and they grab 5 of 6 (and lessen their draft lottery chances). Wilmer Flores goes 4 for 20 and slashes .200/.333/.350 for the week with a homer and an error. Where will he be next week?

Rojas – just off the DL played the final 3 games and goes 7 for 14, 2 doubles, 3 homers, and 11 rbis – maybe batter of the week? Gonsolin picks up 2 wins and gives up little!!

Virginia  Sluggers @ Motor City  Muscle

Preview: Virginia @ Motor City for 6 games.
Summary: Virginia takes 4 of 6. First two games went to extra innings.

Hollywood  Werewolves @ Fremont  Cannons

Preview: Hollywood looks to be marching to another AL regular season title, while Fremont finds themselves in 2nd place in the AL East for the first time all season. This isn’t the matchup you want when you’re trying to climb back on top…
Game #1: Wade Miley (HOL) vs Tarik Skubal (FRE)

Christian Yelich opens the scoring in the first for HOL as he singles then scores from 1st on a Paul Goldschmidt single. A Teoscar Hernandez 2-run HR in the 4th puts the Cannons up 2-1. A wild pitch in the sixth puts a runner on 3rd, and Yelich singles him home to tie it. Fremont comes right back in the bottom of the inning with a solo HR from Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to go up 3-2.

A walk in the eighth is followed by a Ketel Marte triple to tie it again. Lane Thomas is HBP and injured for a day, and Skubal is yanked. Will Vest gives up a sac fly but keeps it from getting worse, but now Hollywood is up 4-3. In the bottom of the inning, Josh Rojas pinch runs after a Shohei Ohtani walk and successfully steals second, and an RBI double from Nolan Gorman brings him in to tie it again, 4-4.

Yelich gets on with a two-out walk and steal in the ninth, but Robert Suarez strikes out Paul Goldschmidt. After a Byron Buxton one-out double and Carlos Correa intentional walk, PH Mike Yastrzemski strikes out. With two outs, Austin Hays steps up and sends it over the fence for the walkoff three-run HR. Fremont wins 7-4. Each team managed only five hits, but three of Fremont’s left the yard.

W: Robert Suarez (2-1)
L: David Bednar (1-3)

HR: HOL- none; FRE- Austin Hays (9), Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (21), Teoscar Hernandez (18)

Game #2: Drew Rasmussen (HOL) vs Griffin Canning (FRE)

Both pitchers start off well, though Canning is walking more of a tightrope. The Werewolves finally get to him in the fifth for four runs, capped off by an Aaron Judge two-run double. A Ketel Marte double in the seventh brings in Judge for an insurance run as Hollywood goes up 5-0. Fremont tries to make it interesting in the ninth with a Vladimir Guererro Jr. two-run HR, but the Cannons never get the tying run to the plate and fall 5-2 to Hollywood. Fremont manages just 3 hits in the loss.

W: Drew Rasmussen (4-1)
L: Griffin Canning (2-9)
S: David Bednar (34)

HR: HOL- none; FRE- Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (22)

Game #3: Charlie Morton (HOL) vs Sandy Alcantara (FRE)

Christian Yelich ends the Hollywood homer drought with a solo HR in the 1st inning, and extends the streak of the Werewolves scoring first in the series. Fremont could have something going in the bottom of the inning with runnders at 2nd and 3rd, but Bo Naylor is picked off to end the threat. Fremont does make the second inning count with a two-run HR from Yoan Moncada putting the Cannons up 2-1. Christian Yelich says not so fast, homering in his second straight AB to tie it at 2-2 in the third.

An Elly de la Cruz walk and SB puts him in scoring position in the fourth, and Moncada comes up big again with an RBI single. A big moment in the game as Aaron Judge comes to the plate with the bases loaded in the fifth. After a foul just beyond the catcher’s reach, Alcantara is able to tie him up inside and get the big strikeout. Another big moment in the bottom of the inning sees Ketel Marte boot a likely double play ball to end the inning, and Austin Hays sends one deep enough to score Naylor from 3rd for the 4-2 lead.

Hollywood gets just one more runner in scoring position through the eighth but fails to score. Will Brennan gets aboard with a single in the ninth, and Christian Yelich steps up with two outs. He doesn’t have a third HR in him, and Fremont takes it 4-2. Sandy Alcantara is the first to 15 wins for Fremont, despite the flashier stuff of Ohtani and Senga.

W: Sandy Alcantara (15-6)
L: Charlie Morton (6-8)
S: Shelby Miller (17)

HR: HOL- Christian Yelich 2 (23); FRE- Yoan Moncada (5)

Game #4: Shane McClanahan (HOL) vs Scott Alexander (FRE)

Another game, another early lead for HOL. After a pair of singles, Lane Thomas adds a third and it’s 1-0 Hollywood in the first. Fremont responds in the bottom of the inning, stringing together a bunch of hits to go up 3-1. Christian Yelich gets one back with a two-out double in the second.

Neither side would score again until the sixth, when Miguel Cabrera doubles in Matt Chapman to tie it. A James McCann single brings in Cabrera to put Hollywood up 4-3. Going to the ninth, Christian Yelich adds an insurance run with a two out homer to put the Werewolves up 5-3. A Shohei Ohtani walk with no outs brings the heart of the order up, but Fremont fails to score and drops the game 5-3 to Hollywood. Despite the close score, Hollywood out-hit Fremont 12-3.

W: Shane McClanahan (6-6)
L: Scott Alexander (3-4)
S: David Bednar (35)

HR: HOL- Christian Yelich (24); FRE- none

Game #5: Mike Clevinger (HOL) vs Kodai Senga (FRE)

Fremont flips the script and scores first in this one, with a Nolan Gorman solo HR in the first for the 1-0 lead. Hollywood responds in the third with an RBI single from Paul Goldschmidt. The Werewolves load the bases but Teoscar Hernandez catches it at the fence to end the threat. A Ketel Marte sac fly in the fifth puts HOL up 2-1, but Carlos Correa’s sac fly in the bottom of the inning ties it at 2-2.

Alejandro Kirk breaks the tie in the eighth with a solo HR off of Yimi Garcia, then Shohei Ohtani matches him in the bottom with a solo HR off of Peter Fairbanks to tie it at 3-3. Perhaps shockingly, this is Ohtani’s only hit in the series. Fremont gets a runner on 2nd in the ninth with a walk and steal, but doesn’t score, so we go to extra innings.

Hollywood comes out hard in the tenth with a single, steal, advance on WP, and another walk to put runners on 1st and 3rd. A grounder to SS sees Carlos Correa cut down the go ahead run at home. The Werewolves double down on scoring with a successful double steal of 2nd and 3rd with one out. Shelby Miller comes on in a jam to face Aaron Judge, but again Judge can’t come through, popping out to the catcher. Miller then strikes out Paul Goldschmidt to preserve the tie. Fremont goes quietly in the bottom of the tenth.

A one-out single and steal from Lane Thomas puts Hollywood right back in threat of scoring, but Miller gets a pop out and ground out to end the top of the eleventh. Tommy Kahnle gets the first two outs in the bottom of the eleventh, then Elias Diaz muscles one over the fence for the second walk-off homer for the Cannons in the series. Fremont wins 4-3 in 11. This had all the makings of another disaster start for Kodai Senga as he walked ten, but he allowed only 3 hits and Hollywood left 17 on base in this one. The teams combined for 8 stolen bases without being caught.

W: Shelby Miller (4-3)
L: Timmy Kahnle (6-2)

HR: HOL- Alejandro Kirk (9); FRE- Shohei Ohtani (29), Nolan Gorman (24), Elias Diaz (5)

Game #6: Wade Miley (HOL) vs Shohei Ohtani (FRE)

Hollywood looks like they will be the first to score, but Byron Buxton cuts down Ketel Marte at the plate in the second. Miley runs into trouble with two outs in the bottom of the inning, giving up a double to Byron Buxton followed by an Elly de la Cruz RBI single. Josh Donaldson sends it over the fence for a two-run HR, then Austin Hays goes-back-to-back with him for the 4-0 Fremont lead. Just when the Cannons were feeling confident with the lead and Ohtani on the mound, Lane Thomas cuts the lead in half with a two-run HR in the third.

Nolan Gorman adds an insurance run in the sixth with a solo HR, then Donaldson comes up with an RBI single bringing home Byron Buxton in the seventh. Hollywood gets a runner at second in the eighth and two on in the ninth but score none, and Fremont takes the finale 6-2. This is the only game where Fremont outhit the Werewolves. Ohtani wins his 10th, striking out 11, and Nolan Gorman hits the 25- HR milestone.

W: Shohei Ohtani (10-2)
L: Wade Miley (8-4)

HR: HOL- Lane Thomas (28); FRE- Austin Hays (10), Nolan Gorman (25), Josh Donaldson (6)

Summary: Fremont wins the series 4-2 but feels pretty lucky in that result. Hollywood out-hit the Cannons 48-30, but the Cannons out-homered the Werewolves 11-5. Hollywood owner/manager Steve Cutler claimed that the series in Hollywood could have gone Fremont’s way had Ohtani not been rested the whole time; this time he played every game, going 1-22 with a HR for an .045/.160/.227 triple slash so that might be debatable. Ohtani and Senga’s struggles at home this season makes you question whether Fremont just needs better Japanese food…

Next week, Hollywood hosts struggling Mesa looking for a pick-me-up, while Fremont continues a tough stretch by traveling to AL Central-leading Chicago.

Tempe  Tempers @ Yucaipa  Road Runners

Preview: Yuc pursuing 40 wins on the season.
Game #1: YUC 4-2 win
Greinke picks up creer win #268
Game #2: TEM 1-0
Falter gives up one run on 5 hits
How ever Cole pitches a no hitter, only faces 28 batters, 1 BB
Game #3: TEM 8-2
Gray throws a 3 hitter
veritable hit parade with most everyone contributing
Game #4: TEM 21-1
Rosario 4 rbi
Albies 3 rbi
Game #5: TEM 7-1
Woodruff reduces ERA to 1.16, 1o k’s
Game #6: YUC 4-2
Grienke picks up win 269
Summary: YUC moves to 31 wins, 9 wins to go as time is running out

Coconut Creek  Crushers @ Southbend  Lynx

Preview: Coconut Creek travels into Southbend for a key 6 game series between two teams chasing Hollywood as well as battling for playoff positioning.
Game #1: CCC K.Crawford vs SBL T.Houck

SBL starts things off with a Soto solo-HR in the B1; SBL up 1-0

SBL adds to the lead in the B4 when Raley is HBP, Fairchild w/rbi-2b and is safe at 3rd on the cutoff throw, Escobar w/rbi-3b, and then scores on a Schoop FC grounder; SBL up 4-0

SBL blow open the game in the B5; Soto bbs, Moore 2bs, Raley bbs, Fairchild w/2-rbi 1b, and then Escobar hits a 3-run HR; SBL up 9-0

CCC gets their lone run in the T8 when Perdomo bbs, Moore then throws away Bohm’s grounder, and Hoerner with a SF7; SBL up 9-1

That’s how it would end as SBL T.Houck goes the distance giving up only 2 hits and striking out 11

WP-T.Houck SBL
LP-K.Crawford CCC

Southbend 9, Coconut Creek 1

Game #2: CCC D.German vs SBL N.Pivetta

CCC jumps all over SBL Pivetta in the T1 as Julien hits a solo-HR, Marsh 1bs, and Olson follows with a
2-run HR; Benson bbs, a Nimmo groundout moves him up, and Castro w/rbi-2b; CCC up 4-0

SBL gets one back in the B1 when Altuve 2bs and scores on a Tucker rbi-1b; CCC up 4-1

SBL Pivetta settles down for 3 innings before things fall apart in the CCC T5 when Julien 1bs, Marsh 1bs, and Olsen with a 3-run HR; CCC up 7-1

In the CCC T8 Castro 1bs, Zavala w/rbi-2b, and Julien w/rbi-1b; CCC up 9-1

SBL gets a token run in the B9 when Tucker bbs and Raley w/rbi-3b; CCC ends up with the 9-2 win

WP-D.German CCC
LP-N.Pivetta SBL

Coconut Creek 9, Southbend 2

Game #3: CCC M.Miller vs SBL T.Henry

In the SBL B1 Soto 2bs, Bichette w a 2-out bb, and raley w-rbi-1b; SBL up 1-0

CCC ties it up right away in the T2 when Garrett 1bs, Perdomo bbs, Diaz w/rbi-2b. SBl Henry pitches out of the jam by fanning Bohm and getting Hoerner to F7; Game tied 1-1

CCC Miller and SBL Henry match scoreless innings through the top of the 6th.

In the SBL B6 Bichette bbs, Muncy is HBP, Cave then come through with a 2-out rbi-1b; SBL up 2-1

SBL adds 2 more runs in the B7 when Altuve hits a solo-HR, Tucker 1bs, and Bichette w/H&R rbi-2b; SBL up 4-1

SBL T.Henry goes 7IP giving up only 1 run on 3 hits while fanning 8 and only walking 1; Peguero and Cosgroe each throw a scoreless inning as SBL earn the win

WP-T.Henry SBL
LP-M.Miller CCC
Sv-T.Cosgrove SBL

Southbend 4, Coconut Creek 1

Game #4: CCC B.Snell vs SBL J.Oviedo

CCC Snell and SBL Oviedo match each other tossing scoreless ball through the 5th inning.

In the CCC T6 Benson 1bs and Santander hits a 2-run HR; CCC up 2-0

SBL finally reaches CCC Snell in the B8 with a Soto solo-HR; CCC up 2-1

In the SBL B9, CCC lifts Snell despite his pretty much dominating the Lynx in the game and go to R.Stephenson. It doesn’t go well for the Crushers as Raley 2bs, Muncy F7, Pinto w/inf-1b (Raley holds at 3rd), and then after ball 1, PH D.Moore hits a 3-run HR for the walk-off win!

A very tough loss for the Crushers and a Hail Mary type win for the Lynx

WP-T.Holton SBL
LP-R.Stephenson CCC

Southbend 4, Coconut Creek 2

Game #5: CCC L.Webb vs SBL F.Peralta

SBL out quickly again as Soto leads off the B1 with a solo-HR which is followed by an Altuve solo-HR; SBL up 2-0

In the CCC T5 Nimmo 1bs and Olson hits a 2-run HR to tie the game; Game tied 2-2

CCC takes the lead in the T6 with a Perdomo solo-HR; CCC up 3-2 But SBL strikes right back in the B6 when Tucker 1bs, Bichette 1bs, Fraley with a FC, Muncy with a 2-rbi 2b to take the lead, and then Fairchild w/rbi-1b; SBL up 5-3

SBL blows the game open in the B7 when Soto 3bs, Altuve w/rbi-1b, Bichette w/H&R rbi-2b, and Fraley with a 2-run HR; SBL up 9-3

SBL Santos closes out the last 1.33 to end the game

WP-F.Peralta SBL
LP-L.Webb CCC

Southbend 9, Coconut Creek 3

Game #6: CCC K.Crawford vs SBL T.Houck

CCC opens the scoring in the T2 when Garver bbs, Smith bbs, and then Muncy throws away Julien’s grounder to let Garve score; CCC up 1-0

SBL tie it in the B2 on a Cave solo-HR; Tied 1-1

SBL pulls ahead in the B3 when Straw bbs, steals 2nd, Soto bbs, Moore with an rb-2b, Raley bbs, Muncy with an rbi-1b and Castro makes a wild throw allowing Moore to score and Muncy into 2nd; T.d’Arnaud F8 and Marsh nails Raley at the plate; but Escobar with an rbi-1b to extend the lead further; SBL up 5-1

CCC gets a run back in the T4 when Marsh 1bs with 2-outs, Olson bbs, and Nimmo with an rbi-1b; SBL up 5-2

After a couple of scoreless innings in the CCC T7 Nimmo 1bs, Garver bbs, Bohm 1bs, Smith with an rbi-1b, and then Hoerner with a SF8; SBL up 5-4

In the CCC T9 the Lynx call on Holton after 1 out and after Bohm grounds out, Smith draws a 2-out bb, and then Hoerner w/H&R rbi-2b to tie the game 5-5!

The game goes to the B10 where CCC brings on Martin to face the Lynx; Straw gets a 1-out 1b, steals 2nd, Soto bbs, Moore (the hero in Game 4) can’t repeat the deed as he strikes out, but Raley saves the day as he laces a walk-off rbi-2b to end the game!

WP-K.Yates SBL
LP-C.Martin CCC

Southbend 6, Coconut Creek 5

Summary: Southbend comes away with a surprising 5-1 series win over Coconut Creek thanks to some late inning heroics in 3 of the games.

Harsens  Island Walleye @ Triple Creek  Patriots

Preview: Walleye swim into Triple Creek for a 6 game set.
Game #1: Kyle Wright v Shane Bieber in the opener. Patriots draw first blood with a 3-spot in the 3rd. They would build a 4-0 lead until the 8th when Harsens plate a couple. Bryse Wilson would come in and shut the door on the last couple innings to seal the deal.

HIW 3 TCP 5

W: Bieber 6-3
L: Wright 1-2
S: Wilson (14)

Game #2: Steele v Gausman is an arms race. 1-1 after 6 full as the starters do their jobs well. Triple Creek sneak two runs in as Steele tires in the 7th. Curry and Strahm serve only doughnuts over the last 4 innings to help ease the sting of Curry giving up the game tying run in the 6th.

HIW 1 TCP 3

W: Curry (3-0)
L: Steele 6-8
S: Strahm (5)

Game #3: Winn v Lorenzen looks like morse code. Walleye could only conjure 3 hits on the day and Triple Creek just 5 – luckily one was a homer by Wil Smith. Walleye now scoreless in their last 13 innings.

HIW 0 TCP 2

W: Lorenzen (11-4)
L: Winn (0-3)
S: Jimenez (3)

Game #4: Severino v Kremer is a bit ugly as Harsens would extend their scoreless streak to 19 innings while Severino is gutted like a Trout in the 2nd for 7 runs. All Patriots today.

HIW 3 TCP 9

W: Kremer (9-6)
L: Severino (5-13)

Game #5: E-Rod v Scherzer starts out well for Harsens as they plate 2 quick runs in the 1st off an Arenado jimmy-jack (which was the the only home run in the series for the Walleye). Visitor arms fought an uphill battle after the 1st as the visitor bats went silent again as Triple Creek kept chipping away one run at a time until they tallied 3.

HIW 2 TCP 3

W: Strahm (2-0)
L: Farmer (6-6)
S: Wilson (19)

Game #6: Wright v Williamson sees Harsens be perfect by hanging zeroes in all 9 innings. Definitely not the look they were going for. Patriots score 3 in each the 3rd and 4th innings to coast in the finale.

HIW 0 TCP 7

W: Williamson (11-3)
L: Wright (1-3)

Summary: Patriots sweep the series behind solid pitching and timely hitting. The Harsens hopeful are hoping their men find their hitting stroke next series.

Selkirk  Steelers @ Bethesda  Bandnicoots

Summary:  Bethesda wins 5 of 6 from the Steelers.

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