PBL Scores, 4/5/2015

Opening Day has arrived at last!  Six of the league’s eight teams kicked off their 150-game schedules today.  (The Orlando Calrissians and Jacksonville Dragons make their debut tomorrow.)  The scores and highlights of today’s games can be seen below:

Knoxville SmokiesJackson HammerheadsKNOXVILLE SMOKIES 8, JACKSON HAMMERHEADS 6 (12 INNINGS)

The Patriot League’s first game was an extra-inning thriller.  Smokies CF Joe Blair smacked a two-run homer off of Hammerheads reliever Sylvester Lighty in the bottom of the 12th to send the Knoxville crowd home happy with an 8-6 win.

The home team fell behind early, as Jackson DH Erasmo Crofoot clubbed three homers off Knoxville starter Grant Fore to stake the visiting team to a 6-3 lead through the middle of the 8th.  But the Smokies staged an impressive late rally. Back-to-back singles by LF Ezra Sisco and Blair chased Hammerheads starter Henry Jones and cut the deficit to 6-5.  Then SS Armand Moriarty led off the 9th with a game-tying homer off Jackson closer Rick Sheen, setting the stage for Blair’s overtime heroics.

“Obviously, that’s not the start you’d like to see, but we got a 149 more of these games to go,”  said Hammerheads manager Lou Hayes.  “We’ll go out and get ’em tomorrow.”

 

4/5/2015, JCK15-KNX15, Rocky Top Park
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12     R  H  E   LOB DP
2015 Hammerheads       3  0  0  0  0  2  0  1  0  0  0  0     6  9  1    12  1
2015 Smokies           2  0  0  1  0  0  0  2  1  0  0  2     8 15  2    13  1
 
Hammerheads          AB  R  H BI   AVG    Smokies              AB  R  H BI   AVG
Deason            cf  4  1  0  0  .000    Blair             cf  7  1  2  3  .286
Westerberg        ss  5  1  2  1  .400    Campo             2b  3  1  2  0  .667
Arispe            rf  6  0  0  0  .000    Cianciarulo       1b  6  0  1  0  .167
Battin            1b  5  1  0  0  .000    Moriarty          ss  5  2  2  3  .400
Crofoot           dh  6  3  3  5  .500    Campo             rf  6  0  0  0  .000
Doyle             c   5  0  1  0  .200    Jaramillo         dh  6  1  4  1  .667
Righter           2b  3  0  1  0  .333    Carlo             c   6  1  2  0  .333
Fleitas           3b  6  0  2  0  .333    Aceuedo           3b  3  2  0  0  .000
Johnson           lf  6  0  0  0  .000    Sisco             lf  6  0  2  1  .333
                     46  6  9  6                               48  8 15  8
 
Hammerheads                      INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Jones                            7.2 10  5  5  3  3 135  88  5.87
Sheen            BS 1            3.0  4  1  1  2  0  56  35  3.00
Pollan           L 0-1           0.1  0  1  1  1  0  14   7 27.00
Lighty                           0.1  1  1  1  0  1   9   5 27.00
                                11.1 15  8  8  6  4 214 135 
 
Smokies                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Fore                             7.2  4  6  6  4  5 131  75  7.04
Tile                             0.1  2  0  0  1  0   8   3  0.00
Dennis                           2.1  1  0  0  3  2  40  22  0.00
Follis           W 1-0           1.2  2  0  0  0  1  28  19  0.00
                                12.0  9  6  6  8  8 207 119 
 
E-Doyle, Moriarty, Aceuedo. 2B-Doyle(1), Campo(1), Jaramillo(1), Carlo(1). 
HR-Crofoot 3(3), Blair(1), Moriarty 2(2), Jaramillo(1). RBI-Westerberg(1), 
Crofoot 5(5), Blair 3(3), Moriarty 3(3), Jaramillo(1), Sisco(1). 
SB-Deason(1), Righter(1), Campo(1). K-Deason, Battin 2, Crofoot, Doyle 2, 
Johnson 2, Campo, Jaramillo, Aceuedo, Sisco. BB-Deason 2, Westerberg, Battin, 
Doyle, Righter 3, Campo 3, Moriarty, Aceuedo 2. HBP-Aceuedo. HB-Jones. 
GWRBI: Blair
Temperature: 70, Sky: clear, Wind: in from left at 2 MPH.

California SharksSalt Lake SamuraiCALIFORNIA SHARKS 7, SALT LAKE SAMURAI 6 (10 INNINGS)

The Sharks-Samurai clash bore a strong resemblance to the Knoxville-Jackson tilt: a back-and-forth game, a late rally, and an extra-inning win for the home team.  This time, Sharks DH Eddie Nix hit a bases-loaded single that touched off pandemonium among the sellout crowd at Blue Note Stadium.

Both teams saw unexpectedly rough outings from their aces; California’s Pierre LaRue gave up 5 earned runs in 3 2/3 innings, while Salt Lake’s Toshiie Maeda was touched for 5 earned in 4 2/3. Trailing 6-5 in the bottom of the ninth, Sharks 2B Johnie Oller singled home Nix with two outs to tie things up.  “Not bad for an old guy,” quipped the 35-year-old Oller. The Samurai nearly escaped a jam in the tenth, when Sharks RF Jessie Corona was gunned down at the plate trying to score from second.  But Nix’s single two batters later made a loser of Salt Lake closer Dean Gamble.  19-year-old California lefty Luke Bond tossed three scoreless innings for his first professional win.

“I apologize to my teammates for my poor performance,” said Maeda.  “I vow to perform better next time.”

4/5/2015, SLC15-CAL15, Blue Note Stadium
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10     R  H  E   LOB DP
2015 Samurai           0  2  0  3  0  0  1  0  0  0     6 13  1     9  2
2015 Sharks            1  2  0  1  1  0  0  0  1  1     7 17  0    15  1
 
Samurai              AB  R  H BI   AVG    Sharks               AB  R  H BI   AVG
Motonari          ss  2  0  1  0  .500    Corona            rf  6  1  2  0  .333
Poncilar          3b  5  0  1  1  .200    Suarez            cf  5  1  2  1  .400
Sparks            lf  5  0  0  0  .000    Smyth             ss  5  0  3  1  .600
Gomez             rf  5  0  0  0  .000    Mader             lf  5  0  1  0  .200
Thomas            1b  5  2  2  2  .400    Nix               dh  4  2  3  1  .750
Backus            dh  5  1  2  0  .400    Mote              3b  5  1  1  0  .200
Cosgrove          cf  5  2  4  0  .800    Lassen            1b  4  2  3  1  .750
Regner            c   5  1  1  2  .200    Strachan          2b  1  0  1  1 1.000
Gaytan            2b  5  0  2  1  .400     Virella          ph  1  0  0  0  .000
                     42  6 13  6           Oller            2b  1  0  1  1 1.000
                                          Carpenter         c   4  0  0  1  .000
                                                               41  7 17  7
 
Samurai                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Maeda                            4.2 10  5  5  2  2 100  62  9.64
Bautista                         1.1  2  0  0  1  1  21   9  0.00
Jones            H 1             1.2  1  0  0  2  0  33  17  0.00
Gamble           BS 1, L 0-1     1.2  4  2  1  2  1  39  25  5.40
                                 9.1 17  7  6  7  4 193 113 
 
Sharks                           INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
La Rue                           3.2  8  5  5  1  2  65  37 12.27
Grace                            3.1  4  1  1  1  2  50  31  2.70
Bond             W 1-0           3.0  1  0  0  1  0  43  26  0.00
                                10.0 13  6  6  3  4 158  94 
 
CAL: Virella batted for Strachan in the 7th
     Oller inserted at 2b in the 8th
 
E-Poncilar. 2B-Cosgrove(1), Gaytan(1), Corona(1), Nix(1), Lassen 2(2). 
3B-Regner(1). HR-Thomas 2(2). RBI-Poncilar(1), Thomas 2(2), Regner 2(2), 
Gaytan(1), Suarez(1), Smyth(1), Nix(1), Lassen(1), Strachan(1), Carpenter(1), 
Oller(1). K-Poncilar, Sparks, Thomas, Regner, Mader, Mote, Carpenter 2. 
BB-Motonari 3, Suarez, Mader, Nix 2, Lassen, Strachan 2. SF-Smyth, Carpenter. 
BALK-Bond. 
GWRBI: Nix
Temperature: 67, Sky: clear, Wind: none.

 

Milwaukee Bear ClawsSilver City OutlawsMILWAUKEE BEAR CLAWS 2, SILVER CITY OUTLAWS 1

Unlike the other two games today, the Bear Claws and Outlaws hooked up in a pitcher’s duel, and this time the home team came up short, as Lou Mallory pitched 8 strong innings of five-hit ball to lead the Bear Claws to a 2-1 victory over Rob Tildon and the Outlaws.

In the second inning, Bear Claws LF Arthur Mealey led off with a triple, and DH Gilberto Fleitas drove him in with an RBI groundout to plate Milwaukee’s first run.  “This was my very dream come true,” said Fleitas, “to help my team win in my very first game.”  3B Ikaru Suzuki singled in SS Red Petitt in the sixth to double Milwaukee’s lead.  Mallory made it stand up, allowing only one extra-base hit and a run in the eighth inning.  Bear Claws closer Oscar Buenaventura overcame a touch of wildness in the ninth to earn the save.

“This is not the start we expected,” said Silver City 3B Rusty Brewmaker, who went 0-for-4 with 3 strikeouts.  “It hurts.  We’re going to remember this feeling, and let it fuel us the rest of the season.”

4/5/2015, MIL15-SCO15, The Corral
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
2015 Bear Claws        0  1  0  0  0  1  0  0  0     2  7  0     4  0
2015 Outlaws           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0     1  5  0     7  2
 
Bear Claws           AB  R  H BI   AVG    Outlaws              AB  R  H BI   AVG
Petitt            ss  3  1  1  0  .333    Barkan            2b  4  0  2  0  .500
Iddings           2b  4  0  0  0  .000    Ginder            ss  4  0  1  1  .250
Mateo             1b  4  0  1  0  .250    Brewmaker         3b  4  0  0  0  .000
Suzuki            3b  4  0  1  1  .250    Wason             rf  2  0  0  0  .000
Mealey            lf  4  1  1  0  .250    Elliott           1b  4  0  0  0  .000
Fleitas           dh  4  0  0  1  .000    Cardona           cf  3  0  0  0  .000
Trumbauer         rf  3  0  1  0  .333    Watson            c   4  0  0  0  .000
McGuigan          c   3  0  2  0  .667    Hintz             dh  3  0  1  0  .333
Maxwell           cf  2  0  0  0  .000     Jeffreys         ph  1  0  0  0  .000
                     31  2  7  2          Ivey              lf  3  1  1  0  .333
                                                               32  1  5  1
 
Bear Claws                       INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Mallory          W 1-0           8.0  5  1  1  2  6 110  68  1.13
Buenaventura     S 1             1.0  0  0  0  1  3  21  12  0.00
                                 9.0  5  1  1  3  9 131  80 
 
Outlaws                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Tildon           L 0-1           9.0  7  2  2  1  6 118  74  2.00
                                 9.0  7  2  2  1  6 118  74 
 
SCO: Jeffreys batted for Hintz in the 9th
 
2B-McGuigan(1), Hintz(1). 3B-Mealey(1). RBI-Suzuki(1), Fleitas(1), Ginder(1). 
CS-Ginder. K-Petitt 2, Mateo, Suzuki, Mealey, Trumbauer, Brewmaker 3, 
Wason 2, Elliott, Cardona, Watson, Jeffreys. BB-Petitt, Wason 2, Cardona. 
SH-Maxwell. WP-Buenaventura. 
GWRBI: Fleitas
Temperature: 77, Sky: cloudy, Wind: right to left at 1 MPH.
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