PBL Scores, 5/29/16

A huge rally in Jackson highlights today’s action.  The details await below!

JACKSON HAMMERHEADS 10, LAS VEGAS NARWHALS 4

It was a miserable day at Cash Carter Downs, with triple-digit temperatures and humidity so high that you almost had to swim through the air.  By the time the bottom of the 8th inning rolled around, the Jackson Hammerheads were wilting badly, both from the beastly temperatures and their own rotten luck at the dish.  Las Vegas Narwhals rookie Nick Armstrong seemed to have the Heads wrapped around his finger.  Jackson went into the inning behind 4-2 and seemingly on their way to a crushing loss and more lost ground in the pennant race.

Jackson was a team in need of a spark.  C Clarence Doyle provided it.  Looking out with disgust at the visiting Narwhals and their violet-and-gold uniforms, Doyle turned to his teammates and said, “We aren’t losing to these [expletive] clowns.”

Doyle’s remark was the catalyst that finally got his team going.  By the team the dust had settled at the end of the 8th, the Hammerheads had sent 12 men to the plate and scored eight runs.  They turned a dispiriting loss into an invigorating 10-4 whipping.

“I knew we were too good to go down with a whimper like that,” said Doyle.  “Time for us to rip their guts out and stuff ‘em down their [expletive] throat.”

CF Santiago Suarez led off the inning with a single, and Vegas manager Benjamin Banks Mahoney promptly went to his pen, lifting Armstrong in favor of Chris Karnik (1-3).  LF Erin Arispe greeted Karnik with a double, and 1B Pete Cianciarulo followed with a single to score Suarez to make it 4-3.  SS Octavio Westerberg followed with a towering fly ball to right, scoring Arispe to tie it up.  3B Kim Fleitas followed with a single, and suddenly Mahoney was pulling Karnik as the crowd came alive.

The next Narwhals reliever was lefty Marquis Silcox, who walked 2B Homer Righter to load the bases.  DH Damian Deason followed with a hot shot down the first-base line, scoring two and giving Jackson its first lead of the game as the crowd roared its approval.

That brought Doyle to the plate.  “After I’d fired ‘em up, no way was I going to make an out,” said the catcher.  He got ahead 2-0, then laced a single through the left side to bring two more runs in.  RF Omar Rodriguez followed with a double, and Silcox was out of the game without recording an out.

Suarez came up for the second time in the inning against new pitcher Sylvester Lighty, and he grounded one up the middle to score two more runs to make it 10-4.  Not satisfied with that, Suarez stole second at his first opportunity.

As he slid in head-first ahead of the throw, the typically mild-mannered Suarez called time, then jumped up and thrust his arms in the air like a victorious boxer.  The crowd lost its mind.  Suarez pointed at Doyle in the dugout, and the grinning catcher pointed back.

“I got goose bumps watching that,” said Hammerheads ace Henry Jones (5-5), whose complete game effort earned him a fifth straight win.  “It’s the first time all season I’ve seen our guys flip the switch and go into kill mode.  It was downright awe-inspiring.”

 

5/29/2017, LVN16-JCK16, Cash Carter Downs
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
2016 Narwhals          0  0  1  0  0  0  3  0  0     4  8  0     8  0
2016 Hammerheads       0  0  0  0  1  0  1  8  x    10 16  1    10  1
 
Narwhals             AB  R  H BI   AVG    Hammerheads          AB  R  H BI   AVG
Carquinez         cf  5  0  1  1  .275    Fleitas           3b  5  2  4  0  .223
Mealey            lf  3  0  2  0  .270    Righter           2b  4  1  3  1  .394
Popejoy           ss  4  0  0  0  .255    Deason            dh  4  1  1  2  .390
 Birmingham       ph  1  0  0  0  .181    Doyle             c   4  1  2  3  .332
Zocken            dh  4  0  0  0  .240    Rodriguez         rf  5  1  1  0  .277
Suzuki            3b  3  1  1  0  .223    Suarez            cf  5  1  2  2  .285
Winne             rf  4  1  1  0  .282    Arispe            lf  5  1  2  0  .255
Defoor            1b  4  2  1  3  .273    Cianciarulo       1b  5  1  1  1  .250
Regner            c   4  0  2  0  .333    Westerberg        ss  2  1  0  1  .281
Green             2b  3  0  0  0  .231                         39 10 16 10
 McEwan           ph  0  0  0  0  .194
                     35  4  8  4
 
Narwhals                         INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Armstrong                        7.0  9  3  3  3  4 119  76  3.70
Karnik           BS 2, L 1-3     0.1  3  3  3  0  0  13   8  5.94
Silcox                           0.0  3  4  4  1  0  14   7  9.14
Lighty                           0.2  1  0  0  0  1  11   8  7.18
                                 8.0 16 10 10  4  5 157  99 
 
Hammerheads                      INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Jones            W 5-5           9.0  8  4  3  4  6 129  74  4.56
                                 9.0  8  4  3  4  6 129  74 
 
LVN: McEwan batted for Green in the 9th
     Birmingham batted for Popejoy in the 9th
 
E-Fleitas. 2B-Mealey(9), Deason(29), Rodriguez(11), Arispe(8). HR-Defoor(12). 
RBI-Carquinez(20), Defoor 3(24), Righter(31), Deason 2(44), Doyle 3(40), 
Suarez 2(43), Cianciarulo(3), Westerberg(18). SB-Suarez(19). K-Zocken 3, 
Regner, Green, Birmingham, Righter, Rodriguez 2, Suarez, Arispe. BB-Mealey 2, 
Suzuki, McEwan, Righter, Deason, Doyle, Westerberg. SF-Westerberg. 
GWRBI: Deason
Temperature: 102, Sky: clear, Wind: in from right at 10 MPH.

 

CALIFORNIA SHARKS 4, ORLANDO CALRISSIANS 1 (14 INNINGS)

A day after staging a slugfest, the California Sharks and Orlando Calrissians put on a pitcher’s duel then took 14 innings to resolve.  Ultimately, it was the California Sharks who captured the 4-1 win.

Both starters were impressively stingy.  Orlando’s Nathan Nunb held the high-octane California offense to three hits in his 7 innings of work.  Sharks righty Kevin Conner hung on through 10 1/3 innings, scattering seven hits.

Both bullpens held fast as well, so it came down to a question of who would blink first.  It was the Calrissians’ Jason Clawson (1-2) who finally folded, allowing back-to-back RBI triples to Sharks CF Justin Canales and pinch-hitter Matt Jensen.

California righty Kerry Lopez (3-2) tossed 1 1/3 hitless frames to pick up his second win in as many days.

 

5/29/2017, CAL16-ORL16, Bespin
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12
2016 Sharks            0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0
2016 Calrissians       0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
 
                      13 14     R  H  E   LOB DP
2016 Sharks            0  3     4 10  1     6  0
2016 Calrissians       0  0     1  8  0    11  1
 
Sharks               AB  R  H BI   AVG    Calrissians          AB  R  H BI   AVG
Corona            rf  5  0  1  0  .294    Buendia           2b  5  0  1  0  .290
Smyth             ss  6  2  3  1  .342    Bryant            1b  6  0  1  0  .293
Canales           cf  6  1  1  1  .241    Lesher            c   6  0  0  0  .165
Brown             lf  5  0  1  0  .261    Lebow             lf  5  0  2  0  .285
 Jensen           ph  1  1  1  1  .216    Larson            dh  6  0  0  0  .270
 Novick           lf  0  0  0  0  .167    Hernandez         ss  4  1  2  0  .256
Nix               dh  6  0  2  0  .394     Maben            ph  1  0  0  0  .273
Lockley           c   4  0  0  1  .286     Elias            2b  0  0  0  0  .000
Oller             3b  6  0  0  0  .291    Law               rf  6  0  0  0  .247
Ortiz             1b  5  0  0  0  .278    Aceuedo           3b  6  0  1  1  .214
Strachan          2b  5  0  1  0  .293    Barber            cf  2  0  1  0  .194
                     49  4 10  4           Sleder           ph  4  0  0  0  .314
                                                               51  1  8  1
 
Sharks                           INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Conner                          10.1  7  1  1  1  6 123  89  2.33
Arzola                           1.2  0  0  0  0  3  15  12  3.80
Lendon                           0.2  1  0  0  1  0  17   9  4.30
Lopez            W 3-2           1.1  0  0  0  1  0  16   6  7.12
                                14.0  8  1  1  3  9 171 116 
 
Calrissians                      INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Numb                             7.0  3  1  1  0  3  88  62  3.52
Smith                            2.0  1  0  0  0  0  27  15  4.50
Quesara                          2.1  3  0  0  1  3  43  27  3.42
Clawson          L 1-2           1.2  3  3  3  0  1  39  22  6.28
Filippi                          1.0  0  0  0  0  1  13   9  2.65
                                14.0 10  4  4  1  8 210 135 
 
CAL: Jensen batted for Brown in the 14th
     Novick inserted at lf in the 14th
ORL: Sleder batted for Barber in the 8th
     Sleder moved to cf in the 9th
     Maben batted for Hernandez in the 11th
     Elias inserted at 2b in the 12th
     Buendia moved to ss in the 12th
 
E-Oller. 2B-Smyth(20), Hernandez(7). 3B-Smyth(5), Canales(2), Jensen(2). 
HR-Smyth(13). RBI-Smyth(30), Canales(42), Lockley(25), Jensen(13), 
Aceuedo(13). SB-Bryant(10), Lebow(5), Hernandez(6). K-Smyth 2, Canales, 
Brown, Nix, Lockley 2, Ortiz, Buendia, Bryant, Lesher, Law 3, Aceuedo 2, 
Maben. BB-Lockley, Buendia, Lebow, Elias. SH-Corona. SF-Lockley. 
GWRBI: Canales
Temperature: 70, Wind: none.

 

KNOXVILLE SMOKIES 8, SALT LAKE SAMURAI 0

The Knoxville Smokies are nearly unbeatable right now.  Today, southpaw Elicio Santana came within four outs of a no-hitter and the Smokies rolled over the Salt Lake Samurai 8-0 for their ninth win in a row.

“We’re crushing the competition like a Panzer rolling through the French countryside,” said Knoxville skipper Snuff Wallace.  “They ain’t even putting up much resistance.”

Santana (7-2) dominated completely dominated the Samurai.  He faced the minimum through the first 7 innings.  3B Clint Wines drew a walk in the 3rd, but C Dustin Hoffman promptly threw him out trying to steal second.  That would be the only base runner Salt Lake would get until C Gilbert Godinez’s double with two out in the 8th.

Knoxville’s hitters turned a close contest into a rout by putting up seven runs across the 6th and 7th inning.  CF Joe Blair and 2B Jeremiah Campo homered to chase Samurai starter Tony Martin (2-7), and SS Armand Moriarty smashed a two-run bomb off of reliever Jimmy Okamura.

 

5/29/2017, SLC16-KNX16, Rocky Top Park
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
2016 Samurai           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0     0  1  0     2  1
2016 Smokies           0  0  1  0  0  4  3  0  x     8 13  0     7  0
 
Samurai              AB  R  H BI   AVG    Smokies              AB  R  H BI   AVG
Slover            cf  4  0  0  0  .395    Johnson           lf  4  1  1  0  .310
Motonari          ss  4  0  0  0  .266    Campo             2b  5  2  2  1  .293
Sparks            lf  3  0  0  0  .249    Campo             rf  4  1  1  0  .321
Thomas            dh  3  0  0  0  .196    Moriarty          ss  4  1  2  3  .291
Martinez          rf  3  0  0  0  .233    Battin            1b  4  1  3  1  .297
Parillo           1b  3  0  1  0  .247    Blair             cf  3  1  1  2  .257
Godinez           c   3  0  0  0  .164    Valentim          dh  3  0  1  0  .264
Wines             3b  1  0  0  0  .282    Figeroa           3b  4  1  2  1  .204
 Davidson         ph  0  0  0  0  .170    Hoffman           c   4  0  0  0  .154
Stark             2b  3  0  0  0  .268                         35  8 13  8
                     27  0  1  0
 
Samurai                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Martin           L 2-7           6.1 10  6  6  1  4  93  55  5.97
Bautista                         0.0  0  1  1  1  0   5   1  6.48
Okamura                          1.2  3  1  1  1  1  39  25 13.50
                                 8.0 13  8  8  3  5 137  81 
 
Smokies                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Santana          W 7-2           9.0  1  0  0  2 10 124  80  2.96
                                 9.0  1  0  0  2 10 124  80 
 
SLC: Davidson batted for Wines in the 9th
 
2B-Parillo(6), Johnson(20), Campo(12), Battin 2(7). HR-Campo(4), Moriarty(9), 
Blair(9), Figeroa(8). RBI-Campo(24), Moriarty 3(33), Battin(34), Blair 2(26), 
Figeroa(23). CS-Wines. K-Slover 3, Motonari, Sparks, Martinez, Godinez, 
Wines, Stark 2, Johnson, Campo 2, Valentim 2. BB-Wines, Davidson, Campo, 
Blair, Valentim. HBP-Johnson. HB-Martin. 
GWRBI: Figeroa
Temperature: 77, Sky: clear, Wind: right to left at 12 MPH.

 

CAROLINA COMETS 9, MILWAUKEE BEAR CLAWS 3

Milwaukee Bear Claws ace Lou Mallory’s puzzlingly poor season continues, as he failed to make it out of the 5th inning and doomed his team to a 9-3 loss against the Carolina Comets.

Mallory (3-7) declined to talk to reporters after his latest belly-flop, in which he allowed three doubles and a pair of homers against the light-hitting Comets lineup.  CF Joe Jones and LF Stargell Jackson both went deep against him.  After the game, Bear Claws manager Poss Horton gave his embattled ace a vote of confidence.

“Lou’s going through some mechanical struggles right now,” said Horton.  “But he’s a first-class competitor, and I know he’s going to work through it.  And when he does, the rest of the league better watch out.”

Carolina ace Randy Flats (3-5) tied the Bear Claws in knots, needing only 119 pitches to complete his eight-hit efforts.  Milwaukee SS Red Petitt went 3-for-4 in a losing effort.

 

5/29/2017, MIL16-CAR16, Catawba Century Field
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
2016 Bear Claws        2  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0     3  8  1     7  1
2016 Comets            0  3  0  0  2  3  0  1  x     9 15  1     9  1
 
Bear Claws           AB  R  H BI   AVG    Comets               AB  R  H BI   AVG
Petitt            ss  5  1  3  0  .294    Jackson           lf  4  3  2  1  .249
Iddings           2b  4  2  2  0  .233    Barnes            ss  4  2  3  4  .217
Mateo             1b  4  0  1  1  .289    Shives            1b  5  0  2  0  .277
Raine             dh  3  0  0  1  .237    Jones             cf  4  1  1  1  .231
Stefani           rf  2  0  0  0  .230    Vise              rf  4  1  3  1  .252
 Busing           ph  1  0  0  0  .167    Mote              3b  5  1  1  0  .212
 Trumbauer        rf  0  0  0  0  .286    Carpenter         c   3  0  0  0  .216
McGuigan          c   4  0  2  1  .250    Cosgrove          dh  3  1  2  1  .262
Castleberry       lf  4  0  0  0  .228    Kurland           2b  4  0  1  1  .261
Perry             3b  4  0  0  0  .233                         36  9 15  9
Maxwell           cf  4  0  0  0  .313
                     35  3  8  3
 
Bear Claws                       INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Mallory          L 3-7           4.0  8  5  5  1  5  85  54  5.27
Almon                            2.0  2  3  3  2  1  34  17  2.36
Kimbell                          1.2  5  1  1  1  1  36  19  5.40
Juens                            0.1  0  0  0  0  0   1   1  7.59
                                 8.0 15  9  9  4  7 156  91 
 
Comets                           INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Flats            W 3-5           9.0  8  3  3  2  7 119  83  5.54
                                 9.0  8  3  3  2  7 119  83 
 
MIL: Busing batted for Stefani in the 8th
     Trumbauer inserted at rf in the 8th
 
E-Iddings, Mote. 2B-Mateo(17), Jackson(12), Barnes(9), Shives(9), Vise(7). 
HR-Jackson(6), Barnes(9), Jones(12). RBI-Mateo(33), Raine(23), McGuigan(14), 
Jackson(23), Barnes 4(22), Jones(32), Vise(19), Cosgrove(18), Kurland(3). 
SB-Petitt(12), Iddings(12), Jackson(16). CS-Kurland. K-Mateo 3, Stefani, 
McGuigan, Castleberry, Maxwell, Shives 2, Jones 2, Carpenter, Cosgrove, 
Kurland. BB-Raine, Stefani, Jackson, Barnes, Jones, Vise. SH-Carpenter. 
SF-Cosgrove. 
GWRBI: Jackson
Temperature: 70, Wind: none.

 

KALAMAZOO KAZOOS 7, JACKSONVILLE DRAGONS 2

The Kalamazoo Kazoos broke it open early with a five-run 3rd, and converted reliever Ty Shive picked up his first victory of the season in a 7-2 pasting of the Jacksonville Dragons.

The Kazoos crushed Jacksonville starter Jason Burtman (3-1), chasing him after only 2 2/3 innings.  SS Johnny Shorts’ three-run homer put an exclamation point on Kalamazoo’s big inning; it was the highlight of a 3-for-4 day for the spunky shortstop.

Shive (1-2) went the distance in a winning effort, striking out eight and allowing only six hits.  Though he has struggled at times with his control, he was on point today, allowing only two walks.

“I’m starting to get stretched out, and it feels good,” said Shive.  “Starting is where I ought to be.”

 

5/29/2017, KAL16-JAX16, Tesla Field
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
2016 Kazoos            0  0  5  0  2  0  0  0  0     7 15  1     7  0
2016 Dragons           0  0  0  1  0  0  1  0  0     2  6  0     6  1
 
Kazoos               AB  R  H BI   AVG    Dragons              AB  R  H BI   AVG
Cross             2b  5  0  1  0  .254    Taliaferro        2b  4  0  0  0  .378
Parker            lf  5  1  1  0  .275    Kapoor            3b  3  1  0  0  .376
McAllister        rf  4  0  1  0  .307    Teachout          c   4  0  1  0  .235
Taylor            dh  5  2  2  0  .251    Hartley           lf  3  0  0  0  .264
Leach             c   5  2  3  1  .371    Soria             1b  4  1  2  1  .320
Nabors            3b  4  1  2  1  .257    Hopps             rf  4  0  2  0  .255
Shorts            ss  4  1  3  5  .266    Esquivel          dh  4  0  0  0  .288
Mack              1b  4  0  1  0  .247    Herdt             ss  2  0  0  1  .266
Mash              cf  4  0  1  0  .230     Soltero          ph  1  0  0  0  .253
                     40  7 15  7          Leon              cf  3  0  1  0  .297
                                                               32  2  6  2
 
Kazoos                           INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Shive            W 1-2           9.0  6  2  2  2  8 136  88  5.64
                                 9.0  6  2  2  2  8 136  88 
 
Dragons                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Burtman          L 3-1           2.2  8  5  5  0  1  43  34  6.59
Khan                             5.1  7  2  2  0  2  65  48  5.50
Avallone                         1.0  0  0  0  1  1  14   7  2.63
                                 9.0 15  7  7  1  4 122  89 
 
JAX: Soltero batted for Herdt in the 9th
 
E-McAllister. 2B-Cross(5), Nabors(8), Shorts(12), Mack(7), Soria 2(12). 
HR-Shorts(6). RBI-Leach(3), Nabors(17), Shorts 5(25), Soria(43), Herdt(15). 
CS-McAllister. K-Parker 2, Leach, Mash, Taliaferro, Kapoor, Hartley, Hopps, 
Esquivel 2, Leon, Soltero. BB-McAllister, Kapoor, Hartley. SF-Herdt. 
WP-Shive. 
GWRBI: Leach
Temperature: 90, Sky: clear, Wind: right to left at 1 MPH.

 

NEW ORLEANS SAZERACS 5, SILVER CITY OUTLAWS 3

The slumping New Orleans Sazeracs got a couple well-timed bursts of offense, allowing them to knock off the Silver City Outlaws 5-3 at Abita Field.  It was only the Sazeracs’ third win in the last 11 games.

“Feels good to be able to win one for our fans for a change,” said New Orleans 2B Will Mount.

The Sazeracs bested outlaws starter Pedro Rodriguez (5-4), who struck out 12 but allowed several hard-hit balls that cost him.  1B Berry Canez opened the scoring with a two-run blast in the opening inning.  After Silver City tied things up in the 4th, DH Armando Behrens launched a solo shot and CF Ezra Sisco laced a two-run double for the winning cushion.

New Orleans righty Matthew Erickson (4-4) picked up the win with 8 solid innings of work, including eight Ks.  Closer Justin O’Brien struck out the side in the 9th to lock down the W and collect his ninth save.

 

5/29/2017, SCO16-NOS16, Abita Field
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
2016 Outlaws           0  0  0  2  1  0  0  0  0     3  6  1     2  0
2016 Sazeracs          2  0  0  3  0  0  0  0  x     5  7  0     6  1
 
Outlaws              AB  R  H BI   AVG    Sazeracs             AB  R  H BI   AVG
Taylor            ss  4  0  0  0  .275    Sisco             cf  4  1  2  2  .244
Brewmaker         3b  4  1  1  0  .286    Angel             ss  3  0  0  0  .217
Ivey              dh  4  1  2  0  .310    Canez             1b  4  1  2  2  .241
Wason             rf  4  0  1  1  .307    Mount             2b  3  0  0  0  .266
Elliott           1b  4  0  0  0  .191    Behrens           dh  3  1  1  1  .268
Barkan            2b  3  0  1  0  .243    Jaramillo         rf  4  1  1  0  .238
Hintz             lf  3  0  0  0  .200    Carlo             c   4  0  0  0  .242
Cardona           cf  3  0  0  0  .231    Williams          lf  3  1  1  0  .255
Watson            c   3  1  1  1  .220    Perez             3b  2  0  0  0  .186
                     32  3  6  2                               30  5  7  5
 
Outlaws                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Rodriguez        L 5-4           7.0  7  5  5  4 12 141  90  3.97
Abbas                            1.0  0  0  0  0  1  14   8  3.10
                                 8.0  7  5  5  4 13 155  98 
 
Sazeracs                         INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Erickson         W 4-4           8.0  6  3  3  0  8  97  68  4.39
O'Brien          S 9             1.0  0  0  0  0  3  13  11  3.21
                                 9.0  6  3  3  0 11 110  79 
 
E-Barkan. 2B-Barkan(14), Sisco 2(10), Jaramillo(11), Williams(5). 
HR-Watson(7), Canez(6), Behrens(5). RBI-Wason(40), Watson(15), Sisco 2(18), 
Canez 2(17), Behrens(27). SB-Mount(17). K-Taylor 2, Brewmaker, Ivey 2, 
Wason 2, Elliott 2, Barkan, Cardona, Sisco, Canez 2, Mount 2, Behrens, 
Jaramillo 2, Carlo 2, Williams, Perez 2. BB-Mount, Behrens, Williams, Perez. 
SH-Angel. 
GWRBI: Behrens
Temperature: 70, Sky: clear, Wind: out to right at 9 MPH.
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