PBL Scores, 8/30/15

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Jacksonville DragonsJackson HammerheadsJACKSONVILLE DRAGONS 5, JACKSON HAMMERHEADS 4 (10 INNINGS)

The Jacksonville Dragons aren’t giving up the fight for .500 easily.  In today’s game, the Dragons built an early lead against the Jackson Hammerheads, watched it slip away in the late innings, but hung tough and posted a walkoff 5-4 win in 10 innings.  The game dealt another blow to the Hammerheads’ chances of contending in the East.

“This is a strong team in here,” said Dragons RF Roderick Hopps, who got the game-winning hit.  “We bent, but we didn’t break.  Nothing scares us!”

The Dragons teed off against Hammerheads Henry Jones early, with SS Alan Herdt and LF Rob Hartley going deep to stake Jacksonville to a 4-0 lead.  Jones clamped down after that, not allowing any other runs over his 8 innings of work.

Jackson got a run back on an error by Dragons 1B Jake Kapoor, but it remained 4-1 into the 8th, when starter Randy Cannon ran out of steam and allowed a couple of runs on a sac fly by RF Erin Arispe and a double by 2B Homer Righter.  Closer Blueberry Jackson couldn’t finish the Hammerheads out, allowing a solo shot to DH Alex Jaramillo to force extra innings.

But Jacksonville struck back in the 10th against Hammerheads reliever Butch Turnbull (2-4).  Kapoor dropped a single into left, and then Hopps belted a drive off the wall in center for a walk-off double.

Dragons reliever Emilio Abbas (2-1) pitched a scoreless top of the 10th to get the win.

“Heck of a rally our boys made,” said Hammerheads interim manager Eddie Harris, who saw his team’s three-game winning streak halted.  “Shame that we couldn’t finish it out.  We’re running out of chance if we’re gonna catch those boys from Knoxville.”

The Dragons (64-66) send right-hander Samir Khan to the hill tomorrow to try for a sweep of the short series.  The Hammerheads (73-58) will turn to southpaw Kiko Walton to salvage the split.

 

8/30/2015, JCK15-JAX15, Tesla Field
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10     R  H  E   LOB DP
2015 Hammerheads       0  0  0  1  0  0  0  2  1  0     4 14  0    13  1
2015 Dragons           0  3  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  1     5  8  2     5  0
 
Hammerheads          AB  R  H BI   AVG    Dragons              AB  R  H BI   AVG
Deason            cf  4  0  1  0  .301    Teachout          c   5  0  0  0  .314
Westerberg        ss  4  0  0  0  .343    Kapoor            1b  5  1  2  0  .312
Sisco             lf  5  0  1  0  .310    Hopps             rf  5  0  1  1  .272
Fleitas           3b  5  0  1  0  .283    Hartley           lf  3  1  1  1  .259
Jaramillo         dh  5  2  2  1  .267     Parker           lf  0  0  0  0  .201
Doyle             c   5  1  2  0  .322    Taliaferro        3b  4  0  0  0  .248
Lassen            1b  3  1  2  0  .222    Leon              cf  4  1  1  0  .243
 Walcott          ph  1  0  1  0  .264    Canez             dh  3  1  1  0  .240
 Thomasson        1b  0  0  0  0  .261    Herdt             ss  4  1  2  3  .239
Arispe            rf  4  0  2  1  .281    Mount             2b  3  0  0  0  .242
Righter           2b  5  0  2  1  .345                         36  5  8  5
                     41  4 14  3
 
Hammerheads                      INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Jones                            8.0  6  4  4  2  7 115  73  3.66
Sircy                            1.2  0  0  0  1  1  21  10  3.25
Turnbull         L 2-4           0.0  2  1  1  0  0   9   5  3.63
                                 9.2  8  5  5  3  8 145  88 
 
Dragons                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Cannon                           7.2  9  3  2  3  7 121  75  4.29
Jackson          BS 6            1.1  4  1  1  1  1  31  16  2.85
Abbas            W 2-1           1.0  1  0  0  0  0  10   8  4.37
                                10.0 14  4  3  4  8 162  99 
 
JCK: Walcott batted for Lassen in the 9th
     Thomasson inserted at 1b in the 9th
JAX: Parker inserted at lf in the 9th
 
E-Kapoor 2. 2B-Lassen(9), Arispe(27), Righter(16), Kapoor(43), Hopps(22). 
HR-Jaramillo(23), Hartley(33), Herdt(7). RBI-Jaramillo(76), Arispe(79), 
Righter(50), Hopps(95), Hartley(102), Herdt 3(54). CS-Arispe. K-Deason, 
Sisco 2, Fleitas, Jaramillo, Doyle 2, Lassen, Teachout, Kapoor, Hopps 2, 
Hartley, Taliaferro 2, Leon. BB-Deason 2, Westerberg, Lassen, Hartley, Canez, 
Mount. SH-Westerberg. SF-Arispe. 
GWRBI: Hopps
Temperature: 92, Sky: clear, Wind: right to left at 11 MPH.

 

California SharksMilwaukee Bear ClawsCALIFORNIA SHARKS 7, MILWAUKEE BEAR CLAWS 3

Are the Milwaukee Bear Claws hearing footsteps in the West?  The Claws have been in first place in the West since April, but the second-place California Sharks are making a run at them down the stretch.  In the opener of a crucial three-game series in Milwaukee, the Sharks smacked three homers and cruised to a 7-3 win over the Bear Claws.

“Ba-dum, ba-dum,” said California manager Eduardo Aponte after the game, mimicking the “Jaws” theme.  “I think maybe Milwaukee is starting to see the fins circling in the water.”

The Sharks pounced on Bear Claws ace Lou Mallory (11-7), tagging him for four runs on 10 hits over 4+ innings, including triples from 1B Johnie Oller and LF Kenneth Mader and a solo shot by 2B Palmer Strachan.

“Seems like I’m finally finding my stroke,” joked Strachan, who’s hit four homers in the last week after hitting one in the entire season up to that point.  “I guess the time on the bench did me some good.”

California put the game on ice with two homers against Milwaukee reliever Owen Pellegrin, a solo shot by RF Jessie Corona and a two-run bomb from 3B Karl Mote.

Meanwhile, Sharks righty Deke Slater (10-10) bounced back from some recent rocky starts with a strong 7-inning outing.  Apart from an RBI double by C Frances McGuigan in the 2nd, Slater kept the Bear Claws off the board until allowing a pair of unearned runs in the 7th. Lefty Boss Walker and closer Eugene Grace combined to finish it out.

The Sharks (78-51) will hope that righty Brian Goreman can trim Milwaukee’s lead further tomorrow.  The Bear Claws (84-47) will try to get that game back behind lefty Benicio Torrenueva.

 

8/30/2015, CAL15-MIL15, High Life Stadium
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
2015 Sharks            0  2  1  1  0  1  2  0  0     7 14  1     9  0
2015 Bear Claws        0  1  0  0  0  0  2  0  0     3  7  0     7  1
 
Sharks               AB  R  H BI   AVG    Bear Claws           AB  R  H BI   AVG
Corona            rf  4  1  2  2  .322    Petitt            ss  5  0  3  1  .325
Smyth             ss  5  0  3  0  .370    Iddings           2b  4  0  0  1  .262
Mader             lf  5  1  2  0  .327    Mateo             1b  1  0  0  0  .336
Nix               dh  4  0  1  1  .337    Suzuki            3b  4  0  0  0  .288
Lockley           c   4  1  1  0  .295    Mealey            lf  4  0  0  0  .305
Oller             1b  4  1  1  0  .278    Raine             dh  4  1  1  0  .262
Mote              3b  5  1  1  3  .213    Trumbauer         rf  4  1  1  0  .248
Suarez            cf  4  1  1  0  .233    McGuigan          c   4  0  1  1  .289
Strachan          2b  4  1  2  1  .266    Maxwell           cf  4  1  1  0  .307
                     39  7 14  7                               34  3  7  3
 
Sharks                           INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Slater           W 10-10         7.0  6  3  1  3  3  99  59  4.96
Walker                           1.2  1  0  0  0  0  21  13  4.13
Grace                            0.1  0  0  0  0  0   3   3  3.71
                                 9.0  7  3  1  3  3 123  75 
 
Bear Claws                       INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Mallory          L 11-7          4.0 10  4  4  1  1  67  42  4.17
Lavine                           1.0  0  0  0  0  0  11   7  3.99
Pellegrin                        2.0  3  3  3  0  1  40  24  4.74
Buenaventura                     2.0  1  0  0  1  2  30  19  1.30
                                 9.0 14  7  7  2  4 148  92 
 
E-Smyth. 2B-Smyth(30), Petitt 2(43), McGuigan(20). 3B-Mader(9), Oller(4). 
HR-Corona(13), Mote(22), Strachan(5). RBI-Corona 2(74), Nix(78), Mote 3(75), 
Strachan(23), Petitt(67), Iddings(81), McGuigan(47). SB-Mateo(7). CS-Petitt. 
K-Mader 2, Nix, Strachan, Petitt, Iddings, Trumbauer. BB-Nix, Oller, Mateo 3. 
SF-Corona. HBP-Lockley. HB-Pellegrin. 
GWRBI: Mote
Temperature: 47, Sky: partly cloudy, Wind: left to right at 17 MPH.

 

Knoxville SmokiesOrlando CalrissiansKNOXVILLE SMOKIES 9, ORLANDO CALRISSIANS 6

A bad bullpen will get you every time.  The Orlando Calrissians were reminded of that lesson in painful fashion today, as they rallied to steal a lead from the Knoxville Smokies, only to implode in the final two innings for a 9-6 loss.

“The champs come through when it counts again!” exulted Smokies manager Snuff Wallace, who seems to have forgotten that his team hasn’t won anything yet.  “We’re winners all the way.”

Prior to the late meltdown, it looked like it would be an encouraging comeback story for the Calrissians.  Fill-in starter Ian Grazier pitched a credible 5 innings, but thanks to relieve Aron Filippi allowed a couple inherited runners to score in the 6th, Orlando trailed 4-2.

But Orlando staged a stirring rally in the 7th against Smokies reliever Tobias Dennis.  CF Fritz Elias rolled an RBI grounder to cut the deficit to one, and then light-hitting SS Sean Gilmartin smacked a two-run homer to put the Calrissians in the lead.

Their joy was short-lived, though.  The leaky pen has been a problem for Orlando all year, and it jumped up to bite them at the worst possible time.  Lefty Ruben Quesara (1-6) coughed up three runs in the 8th, with a two-run homer by Smokies RF Jackson Campo being the decisive blow.  To compound the felony, righty Barrett Turbeville allowed back-to-back jacks to LF Track Johnson and CF Joe Blair, allowing Knoxville some insurance.

“It’s pretty frustrating, I’m not going to lie,” said Calrissians manager Logan Bothan.  “This would have been a huge win for us, and we couldn’t close the deal.  This is definitely an area where we’re going to need to make changes for next season.”

Dennis (7-2) picked up the win for Knoxville despite allowing four runs over 2 innings.  “I’ve heard of vulture wins,” said Wallace, “but that was a roadkill win.  Good thing our offense is so awesome!”

Smokies closer Charlie Pasternak succeeded where the Orlando relief corps failed, tossing a scoreless 9th to notch his 26th save.

The Smokies (80-49) will try to keep the good vibrations going tomorrow behind veteran right-hander Sylvester Lighty.  The Calrissians (44-86) will hope that ace Nathan Nunb can help them bounce back and snap their five-game skid.

 

8/30/2015, KNX15-ORL15, Bespin
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
2015 Smokies           0  0  2  0  0  2  0  3  2     9 11  0     6  0
2015 Calrissians       1  0  1  0  0  0  3  1  0     6 12  1    14  1
 
Smokies              AB  R  H BI   AVG    Calrissians          AB  R  H BI   AVG
Blair             cf  5  3  3  2  .302    Gilmartin         ss  4  1  2  2  .244
Campo             2b  2  1  1  1  .302    Hartl             lf  4  1  1  0  .286
Bryant            1b  5  2  2  1  .284    Law               dh  5  1  3  0  .292
Campo             rf  5  1  1  3  .291    Larson            rf  2  1  1  1  .298
Moriarty          ss  4  0  2  0  .279     Buendia          ph  1  0  0  0  .288
Battin            dh  5  0  1  0  .306     Maben            rf  1  0  0  0  .200
Aceuedo           3b  4  0  0  0  .273    Crofoot           2b  5  0  1  0  .203
Carlo             c   4  0  0  0  .214    Defoor            1b  3  0  1  1  .239
Johnson           lf  3  2  1  1  .323    Figeroa           3b  3  1  0  0  .255
                     37  9 11  8          Lesher            c   4  1  1  1  .233
                                          Elias             cf  5  0  2  1  .194
                                                               37  6 12  6
 
Smokies                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Flowers                          5.0  8  2  2  6  1 104  56  4.70
Tile             H 1             1.0  0  0  0  0  1  10   7  1.81
Dennis           BS 1, W 7-2     2.0  4  4  4  1  0  36  18  4.17
Pasternak        S 26            1.0  0  0  0  1  1  18   9  2.85
                                 9.0 12  6  6  8  3 168  90 
 
Calrissians                      INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Grazier                          5.0  5  4  4  2  1  74  42  8.06
Filippi                          2.0  0  0  0  0  1  25  16  3.28
Quesara          BS 4, L 1-6     0.1  4  3  3  0  1  24  16  5.46
Turbeville                       0.2  2  2  2  0  0  19  10  7.38
Smith                            0.2  0  0  0  2  0  16   4  3.77
Jones                            0.1  0  0  0  0  0   2   1  5.05
                                 9.0 11  9  9  4  3 160  89 
 
ORL: Buendia batted for Larson in the 6th
     Maben inserted at rf in the 7th
 
E-Gilmartin. 2B-Blair(27), Bryant(12), Moriarty(30), Lesher(8). 3B-Blair(10), 
Elias(6). HR-Blair(21), Campo(30), Johnson(13), Gilmartin(3). 
RBI-Blair 2(83), Campo(52), Bryant(88), Campo 3(111), Johnson(88), 
Gilmartin 2(19), Larson(59), Defoor(75), Lesher(26), Elias(21). K-Campo, 
Campo, Johnson, Crofoot 2, Lesher. BB-Campo 2, Moriarty, Johnson, 
Gilmartin 2, Hartl, Larson, Defoor, Figeroa 2, Lesher. SH-Hartl. SF-Campo, 
Defoor. WP-Pasternak, Smith. 
GWRBI: Campo
Temperature: 92, Sky: clear, Wind: left to right at 11 MPH.

 

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