PBL Scores, 4/16/15

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Silver City OutlawsMilwaukee Bear ClawsSILVER CITY OUTLAWS 5, MILWAUKEE BEAR CLAWS 3

The Silver City Outlaws have struggled to put together the offense to match their excellent pitching so far this season.  Locked up in another tight battle with the Milwaukee Bear Claws, the Outlaws found a way to outlast their opponents, turning a pair of late-inning doubles into runs and taking the series from Milwaukee with a 5-3 win.

“We don’t make it pretty,” said Outlaws manager John Jarha, “but we get the job done.”

Early on, the teams battled to a draw.  Milwaukee got on the board first, posting a couple unearned runs on a Felipe Mateo triple off the Outlaws’ Rob Tildon.  Silver City struck back in the top of the 2nd, with C Toby Watson driving a double to cash in a couple walks from Bear Claws lefty Benicio Torrenueva.  They traded runs again in their respective half inning, with an RBI single from Milwaukee C Frances McGuigan match by a solo shot from Silver City RF Nathaniel Wason.

Once the 3-3 deadlock was reached, both Torrenueva and Tildon tightened up, and neither side saw any serious scoring chances in the middle innings.  “It was a Mexican standoff,” said Tildon.  “But instead of guns, we needed runs.”

Watson finally helped Silver City mount a threat in the 7th with a leadoff double.  The Outlaws catcher went 2-for-4 on the day and showed signs of emerging from his early-season slump.  “I think I’m getting my timing back,” Watson said.  Pinch hitter Marlon Jeffreys rolled a grounder that moved Watson to third, allowing him to score on LF Brant “Poison” Ivey’s sacrifice fly.  “We’re not too proud to create runs the old-fashioned way,” said Ivey.  “All runs count the same on the scoreboard.”  In the 8th, the Outlaws turned an error by Milwaukee SS Red Petitt into an insurance run, courtesy of 1B Muzz Elliott’s double.

That was enough support for Tildon (1-1), who struck out 5 over 8 innings.  Closer Go Matsumoto worked a 1-2-3 9th for his 4th save.

The Outlaws (7-4) have the day off tomorrow.  The Bear Claws (7-5) are traveling to Salt Lake for a series with the Samurai.

 

4/16/2015, SCO15-MIL15, High Life Stadium
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
2015 Outlaws           0  2  1  0  0  0  1  1  0     5  7  1     5  0
2015 Bear Claws        2  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0     3  7  1     5  0
 
Outlaws              AB  R  H BI   AVG    Bear Claws           AB  R  H BI   AVG
Barkan            2b  5  0  1  0  .265    Petitt            ss  4  1  0  0  .255
Ginder            ss  4  0  0  0  .190    Iddings           2b  3  0  0  0  .239
 Burt             ss  0  0  0  0  .000    Mateo             1b  4  1  2  1  .239
Brewmaker         3b  4  0  0  0  .317    Suzuki            3b  4  0  1  1  .327
Wason             rf  3  3  1  1  .286    Mealey            lf  4  0  0  0  .277
Elliott           1b  3  1  1  1  .302    Fleitas           dh  4  0  0  0  .109
Cardona           cf  4  0  0  0  .116    Trumbauer         rf  4  1  2  0  .289
Watson            c   4  1  2  1  .216    McGuigan          c   4  0  1  1  .283
Hintz             dh  1  0  0  0  .152    Maxwell           cf  3  0  1  0  .214
 Jeffreys         ph  2  0  1  0  .286                         34  3  7  3
Ivey              lf  3  0  1  2  .216
 Cipolla          lf  0  0  0  0  .000
                     33  5  7  5
 
Outlaws                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Tildon           W 1-1           8.0  7  3  1  0  5 112  75  1.33
Matsumoto        S 4             1.0  0  0  0  0  1   9   8  1.80
                                 9.0  7  3  1  0  6 121  83 
 
Bear Claws                       INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Torrenueva       L 1-2           7.2  6  5  4  3  2 106  65  4.74
Almon                            1.1  1  0  0  0  2  15  11  0.96
                                 9.0  7  5  4  3  4 121  76 
 
SCO: Jeffreys batted for Hintz in the 7th
     Burt inserted at ss in the 9th
     Cipolla inserted at lf in the 9th
 
E-Ginder, Petitt. 2B-Elliott(3), Watson 2(4). 3B-Mateo(1). HR-Wason(7). 
RBI-Wason(14), Elliott(8), Watson(3), Ivey 2(2), Mateo(12), Suzuki(9), 
McGuigan(4). SB-Trumbauer(1). CS-Ivey. K-Ginder, Elliott, Cardona, Watson, 
Petitt, Mateo, Mealey, Fleitas, Trumbauer, McGuigan. BB-Wason, Elliott, 
Hintz. SF-Ivey. HBP-Iddings. HB-Tildon. 
GWRBI: Ivey
Temperature: 45, Field: wet, Sky: clear, Wind: left to right at 5 MPH.

 

California SharksSalt Lake SamuraiCALIFORNIA SHARKS 6, SALT LAKE SAMURAI 4

The Salt Lake Samurai started today’s game off right for a change.  SS Mori Motonari led off with a home run off Sharks ace Pierre LaRue, and they tacked on 3 more singles and another run before LaRue could escape the opening frame.  Unfortunately, that was the last hit the Samurai would muster for another 6 innings, and struggling starter Jonathan Fernandez was unable to hold the lead, yielding a pair of two-run homers en route to a 6-4 loss, Salt Lake’s 11th in their first 12 games.

“When we hit, we can’t pitch,” muttered Smurai manager Johnny Dugan.  “When we pitch, we can’t hit.  We can’t seem to put together both halves of a good game at the same time.”

Fernandez (0-3) managed to keep the Samurai in front until the 5th.  California DH Johnie Oller led off by dropping a double down the right-field line.  1B John Lassen lined a stinging single back up the middle, which allowed 2B Palmer Strachan’s sacrifice fly to tie the game.  Fernandez then hung a slider to RF Jessie Corona, who crushed it to right field for a 4-2 Sharks lead.

The Salt Lake southpaw ran into trouble again in the eighth.  Fernandez caught too much of the plate on an 0-2 pitch to SS Rubin Smyth, who stroked a single to center.  On the very next pitch, Sharks LF Kenneth Mader annihilated a Fernandez fastball to left, making it 6-2.  “I really can’t explain it,” said the Salt Lake hurler, now sporting an 8.1o ERA for the season.  “None of my pitches are working.  I’ve got to get myself straightened out.”

In the bottom of the 8th, LaRue tired and gave up a 2-run homer to Salt Lake RF Romeo Martinez, but held on for his second win of the season.  Closer Eugene Grace had another shaky ninth, but escaped with his 5th save.

The first-place Sharks (8-3) now enjoy their second off-day of the season.  The last-place Samurai (1-11) are back to business against Milwaukee tomorrow.

 

4/16/2015, CAL15-SLC15, Desert Edge Stadium
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
2015 Sharks            0  1  0  0  3  0  0  2  0     6  8  0     5  0
2015 Samurai           2  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  0     4  6  2     7  1
 
Sharks               AB  R  H BI   AVG    Samurai              AB  R  H BI   AVG
Corona            rf  4  1  2  2  .279    Motonari          ss  4  1  1  1  .244
Suarez            cf  5  0  0  0  .224    Davidson          3b  3  1  1  0  .375
Smyth             ss  4  1  1  0  .422     Norden           ph  1  0  0  0  .000
Mader             lf  4  1  2  2  .372     Rains            3b  1  0  0  0  .000
Mote              3b  4  1  1  0  .250    Sparks            lf  3  1  1  0  .250
Lockley           c   4  0  0  0  .276    Martinez          rf  4  1  1  2  .323
Oller             dh  4  1  1  1  .400    Thomas            1b  3  0  0  1  .265
Lassen            1b  4  1  1  0  .225    Backus            dh  3  0  1  0  .209
Strachan          2b  2  0  0  1  .297    Cosgrove          cf  3  0  0  0  .239
                     35  6  8  6          Regner            c   4  0  1  0  .156
                                          Gaytan            2b  4  0  0  0  .225
                                                               33  4  6  4
 
Sharks                           INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
La Rue           W 2-0           8.0  5  4  4  3  6 127  79  5.23
Grace            S 5             1.0  1  0  0  1  0  18  10  3.00
                                 9.0  6  4  4  4  6 145  89 
 
Samurai                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Fernandez        L 0-3           7.1  7  6  6  2  5 106  69  8.10
Bautista                         0.2  0  0  0  0  0   7   7  2.25
Jones                            1.0  1  0  0  0  0  18  11  1.00
                                 9.0  8  6  6  2  5 131  87 
 
SLC: Norden batted for Davidson in the 8th
     Rains inserted at 3b in the 9th
 
E-Regner 2. 2B-Mote(3), Oller(2). HR-Corona(1), Mader(4), Motonari(1), 
Martinez(2). RBI-Corona 2(4), Mader 2(10), Oller(7), Strachan(7), 
Motonari(5), Martinez 2(4), Thomas(12). K-Corona, Suarez, Smyth, Mote, 
Lassen, Motonari, Martinez 2, Thomas 2, Cosgrove. BB-Corona, Strachan, 
Motonari, Sparks, Thomas, Cosgrove. SF-Strachan. HBP-Backus. HB-La Rue. 
GWRBI: Corona
Temperature: 69, Sky: partly cloudy, Wind: right to left at 10 MPH.

 

Knoxville SmokiesJackson HammerheadsKNOXVILLE SMOKIES 16, JACKSON HAMMERHEADS 6

The Knoxville Smokies’ second baseman and right fielder are more than teammates.  Jeremiah and Jackson Campo are twin brothers, and throughout their lives, they’ve been close companions and fierce competitors.  “I love my brother,” Jackson Campo said, “but also I want to be better than him.”  Jackson got his wish in this game; his brother went 4-for-6 with a double, but he went 3-for-4 with 4 runs scored and 6 RBI, falling a single short of the cycle in the Smokies’ 16-6 romp over the Jackson Hammerheads.  The game snapped the Hammerheads’ four-game winning streak.

The Campo brothers and SS Armand Moriarty (4-for-5, triple, 6 RBI) formed a three-man wrecking crew for the Smokies, combining to drive in 13 of Knoxville’s runs.  “Our offense is running like a well-oiled machine,” said Smokies manager Snuff Wallace.  “And God knows I like being well oiled.”

The Smokies thumped Hammerheads starter Henry Jones (0-2) and a succession of relievers.  Jones allowed 6 runs and 6 hits over 4+ innings.  Closer Rick Sheen entered in the 5th and gave up 3 runs in 1 1/3 innings.  Two Jackson firemen, Brett Pollan and Luke Danton, came and left without recording an out.  Lefty Hal Gilreath, making his first appearance of the season, yielded 5 runs over 1 2/3 innings and nearly touched off a riot by plunking Jackson Campo when the Knoxville star came up in the 8th with a shot at the cycle.  “That’s bush-league [expletive],” said Wallace.  “You’re getting killed anyway, and you plunk the kid just to make sure he can’t embarrass you?  Grow the hell up.”  Mop-up man Sylvester Lighty, who pitched a scoreless 8th and 9th, was the only Hammerheads pitcher not to allow a run.  “If these guys don’t shape up,” said Hayes of his pitching staff, “they’ll be bagging groceries in couple weeks.”

The one concern for the Smokies was the performance of starter Grant Fore.  The 20-year-old Knoxville ace fell apart in the 5th, allowing three hits and two walks before being yanked with nobody out.  He wound up being charged with 4 runs in 4+ innings, swelling his ERA to 7.16.  Sources close to the Smokies say that Fore might be moved down in the rotation if he continues to struggle.

The bright spot for the Hammerheads was DH Erasmo Crofoot, who went deep twice, bringing his home run total for the season to 8.  Crofoot has terrorized Knoxville pitching, hitting 7 round-trippers off the Smokies so far.  “Just lucky, I guess,” said Crofoot.

The first-place Smokies (7-4) now return home to face the Jacksonville Dragons.  The Hammerheads (5-6) prepare to host the Orlando Calrissians.

 

4/16/2015, KNX15-JCK15, Cash Carter Downs
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
2015 Smokies           0  0  4  0  5  3  0  4  0    16 14  0     4  1
2015 Hammerheads       0  0  0  0  4  1  1  0  0     6 10  3     5  1
 
Smokies              AB  R  H BI   AVG    Hammerheads          AB  R  H BI   AVG
Blair             cf  5  0  0  0  .313    Deason            cf  5  0  2  1  .313
Campo             2b  6  4  4  1  .370    Westerberg        ss  5  0  1  0  .279
Bryant            1b  3  4  1  0  .286    Arispe            rf  4  0  0  0  .184
Campo             rf  4  4  3  6  .289    Battin            1b  4  0  0  0  .159
Moriarty          ss  5  2  4  6  .302    Crofoot           dh  4  2  2  2  .271
Gomez             dh  5  1  1  0  .125    Doyle             c   3  1  0  0  .304
Carlo             c   4  0  0  2  .190    Righter           2b  4  1  1  1  .286
Aceuedo           3b  5  0  1  1  .267    Fleitas           3b  4  1  2  1  .413
Sisco             lf  3  1  0  0  .262    Johnson           lf  3  1  2  0  .273
                     40 16 14 16                               36  6 10  5
 
Smokies                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Fore                             4.0  4  4  4  2  2  78  43  7.16
Tile                             3.0  4  2  2  0  2  35  26  1.69
Dennis           W 2-0           2.0  2  0  0  0  1  29  16  0.00
                                 9.0 10  6  6  2  5 142  85 
 
Hammerheads                      INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Jones            L 0-2           4.0  6  6  5  2  1  63  40  7.32
Pollan                           0.0  1  1  1  0  0   3   2 16.88
Sheen                            1.1  3  3  2  0  0  19  12  5.79
Danton                           0.0  0  1  1  1  0   5   1  3.31
Gilreath                         1.2  4  5  5  2  0  44  26 27.00
Lighty                           2.0  0  0  0  0  1  24  14  4.76
                                 9.0 14 16 14  5  2 158  95 
 
E-Deason 2, Westerberg. 2B-Campo(4), Campo(3), Aceuedo(3), Deason(5), 
Fleitas(4). 3B-Campo(2), Moriarty(1), Righter(3). HR-Campo(2), Crofoot 2(8). 
RBI-Campo(9), Campo 6(13), Moriarty 6(14), Carlo 2(4), Aceuedo(6), Deason(5), 
Crofoot 2(12), Righter(5), Fleitas(14). K-Blair, Carlo, Arispe, Battin 3, 
Fleitas. BB-Blair, Bryant 2, Sisco 2, Doyle, Johnson. SF-Carlo. HBP-Campo. 
HB-Gilreath. 
GWRBI: Campo
Temperature: 83, Sky: clear, Wind: out to center at 8 MPH.

 

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