PBL Scores, 8/28/16

Hold your ears, folks. It’s showtime!

KNOXVILLE SMOKIES 8, CAROLINA COMETS 6 (10 INNINGS)

The Eastern Division’s first-place team narrowly avoid a second straight loss to the last-place team, as the Knoxville Smokies tied the game up in the 9th before going on to an 8-6 win in 10 innings.

“I know Two-Buck always gets up for playing us,” said Smokies manager Snuff Wallace, referring to his protégé, Comets skipper Taylor Ashy.  “But we’ve got the horses to take him down.”

Smokies CF Joe Blair saved Knoxville from ignominious defeat with his solo homer off Carolina closer Matt Chamis.  Blair had a field day at the dish, going 4-for-5 with a double, a homer, and 5 RBI.  In the 10th, SS Armand Moriarty put the Smokies ahead with another solo homer against Chamis (3-6), as Blair singled in an insurance tally.

Right-hander Rick Wilkins (8-3) worked scoreless innings in the 9th and 10th to earn the win for Knoxville.

 

8/28/2017, KNX16-CAR16, Catawba Century Field
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10     R  H  E   LOB DP
2016 Smokies           0  3  0  0  0  2  0  0  1  2     8 13  0     8  1
2016 Comets            0  0  0  2  1  2  0  1  0  0     6 11  0     6  0
 
Smokies              AB  R  H BI   AVG    Comets               AB  R  H BI   AVG
Johnson           lf  6  0  0  0  .346    Jackson           lf  5  0  1  0  .261
Campo             2b  4  0  1  0  .285    Kurland           2b  4  1  1  0  .217
Battin            1b  5  0  1  0  .258    Shives            1b  5  0  2  0  .271
Campo             rf  5  1  1  1  .305    Jones             cf  5  0  0  1  .259
Moriarty          ss  5  3  4  2  .275    Vise              rf  4  1  1  0  .250
Credle            c   5  1  1  0  .273    Barnes            ss  5  0  0  0  .214
Figeroa           3b  4  1  0  0  .218    Mote              3b  4  3  3  3  .241
Valentim          dh  4  1  1  0  .291    Carpenter         c   3  0  1  0  .233
Blair             cf  5  1  4  5  .264    Cosgrove          dh  3  1  2  2  .227
                     43  8 13  8           Cipolla          ph  1  0  0  0  .184
                                                               39  6 11  6
 
Smokies                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Jacques                          7.2 10  6  6  2  6 126  80  3.58
Landau                           0.1  0  0  0  0  0   2   2  4.18
Wilkins          W 8-3           2.0  1  0  0  1  1  29  15  2.80
                                10.0 11  6  6  3  7 157  97 
 
Comets                           INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Slater                           7.0  8  5  5  3  6 106  65  5.68
Richards                         1.0  0  0  0  0  0   5   4  5.35
Chamis           BS 6, L 3-6     1.1  3  3  3  0  0  17   9  6.05
Winslow                          0.2  2  0  0  0  0  22  12  5.22
                                10.0 13  8  8  3  6 150  90 
 
CAR: Cipolla batted for Cosgrove in the 9th
 
2B-Moriarty(28), Blair(27), Shives(27). HR-Campo(40), Moriarty 2(20), 
Blair(21), Mote 2(27), Cosgrove(9). RBI-Campo(96), Moriarty 2(82), 
Blair 5(73), Jones(81), Mote 3(66), Cosgrove 2(36). SB-Figeroa(10), Mote(2). 
CS-Carpenter. K-Battin, Campo 2, Credle 2, Valentim, Kurland, Jones, 
Barnes 3, Carpenter, Cipolla. BB-Campo, Figeroa, Valentim, Kurland, Vise, 
Carpenter. 
GWRBI: Moriarty
Temperature: 68, Sky: clear, Wind: in from left at 2 MPH.

 

NEW ORLEANS SAZERACS 2, ORLANDO CALRISSIANS 0

Pitching was the order of the day at Bespin, as Matthew Erickson and Mike Garcia both brought their A games.  Erickson’s wound up being just a bit better, as the New Orleans Sazeracs claimed a 2-0 victory over the Orlando Calrissians.

Erickson and Garcia had dueling shutouts going through 5 innings.  Sazeracs CF Nate Bishop finally put a tally on the board in the 6th with a two-out homer that stayed barely fair down the left-field line.  Erickson (12-11) made that slim lead stand up, going the distance for a shutout and allowing only one hit over the final 4 innings.

“Baseball is a game of inches,” said Garcia (7-8), who allowed another run in the 9th on a sac fly by DH Alex Jaramillo.  “If Bishop’s ball hooks a foot more to the left, who knows how long we both keep going?  I was dealing today, and Matty was too.”

 

8/28/2017, NOS16-ORL16, Bespin
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
2016 Sazeracs          0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  1     2  6  1     5  1
2016 Calrissians       0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0     0  4  1     5  1
 
Sazeracs             AB  R  H BI   AVG    Calrissians          AB  R  H BI   AVG
Sisco             lf  4  0  1  0  .278    Buendia           2b  4  0  0  0  .280
Angel             ss  4  0  0  0  .263    Bryant            1b  4  0  1  0  .274
Canez             1b  4  0  0  0  .213    Lesher            c   4  0  0  0  .208
Mount             2b  3  1  1  0  .281    Lebow             lf  4  0  2  0  .298
Bishop            cf  3  1  2  1  .280    Larson            dh  3  0  0  0  .274
Jaramillo         dh  3  0  0  1  .223     Sleder           ph  1  0  0  0  .302
Thomasson         c   3  0  0  0  .218    Hernandez         ss  3  0  1  0  .244
Williams          rf  3  0  1  0  .274    Law               rf  2  0  0  0  .273
Dyer              3b  3  0  1  0  .237    Crofoot           3b  3  0  0  0  .194
                     30  2  6  2          Barber            cf  2  0  0  0  .193
                                           Maben            ph  1  0  0  0  .393
                                           Hartl            cf  0  0  0  0  .182
                                                               31  0  4  0
 
Sazeracs                         INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Erickson         W 12-11         9.0  4  0  0  1  9 132  89  4.41
                                 9.0  4  0  0  1  9 132  89 
 
Calrissians                      INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Garcia           L 7-8           9.0  6  2  2  2  6 122  82  4.18
                                 9.0  6  2  2  2  6 122  82 
 
ORL: Maben batted for Barber in the 8th
     Hartl inserted at cf in the 9th
     Sleder batted for Larson in the 9th
 
E-Mount, Bryant. 2B-Mount(24), Lebow(18). HR-Bishop(8). RBI-Bishop(57), 
Jaramillo(58). CS-Williams. K-Angel 2, Canez, Mount, Thomasson, Williams, 
Lesher 3, Lebow, Larson 2, Law, Crofoot, Barber. BB-Mount, Thomasson, Law. 
SH-Bishop. SF-Jaramillo. 
GWRBI: Bishop
Temperature: 70, Wind: none.

 

MILWAUKEE BEAR CLAWS 7, SALT LAKE SAMURAI 6

The Milwaukee Bear Claws got off to a strong start today, then survived a harrowing 9th to top the Salt Lake Samurai 7-6 and snap their five-game losing streak.

Milwaukee jumped on Samurai ace Toshiie Maeda (13-8) for five runs over the first 2 innings.  SS Red Petitt opened the game with a homer, and the Bear Claws kept going from there.

Bear Claws lefty Rick Chick (4-0) worked 7 1/3 solid innings, scattering seven hits and racking up nine strikeouts.  However, Salt Lake made things interesting in the 9th, when CF Daniel Slover clouted a three-run homer off of Milwaukee closer Oscar Buenaventura to make it a one-run game.  However, Buenaventura retired SS Mori Motonari on a flyout to center to end the game.

“I’m glad we stopped the slide,” said Bear Claws manager Poss Horton.  “We’ve got three more weeks to shoot for a respectable end to the season, so let’s get to it.”

 

8/28/2017, SLC16-MIL16, High Life Stadium
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
2016 Samurai           0  0  0  2  0  0  1  0  3     6 10  0     5  0
2016 Bear Claws        3  2  0  0  0  0  1  1  x     7 11  2     4  0
 
Samurai              AB  R  H BI   AVG    Bear Claws           AB  R  H BI   AVG
Slover            cf  5  1  1  3  .355    Petitt            ss  4  1  1  1  .309
Motonari          ss  5  0  0  0  .262    Iddings           2b  4  3  4  2  .285
Sparks            lf  4  1  3  0  .313    Mateo             1b  3  1  2  1  .292
Thomas            dh  4  1  1  2  .205    Stefani           rf  4  0  1  1  .241
Martinez          rf  4  0  0  0  .238    Raine             dh  3  0  0  1  .256
Parillo           1b  3  0  0  0  .225    Castleberry       lf  4  1  1  1  .260
 Norden           ph  1  0  0  0  .375    McGuigan          c   4  0  1  0  .247
Godinez           c   4  1  1  0  .157    Perry             3b  4  1  1  0  .217
Wines             3b  2  0  0  0  .250    Maxwell           cf  2  0  0  0  .281
 Davidson         ph  1  1  1  0  .223                         32  7 11  7
 Montalvo         ph  1  0  0  0  .229
Stark             2b  4  1  3  1  .270
                     38  6 10  6
 
Samurai                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Maeda            L 13-8          4.0  8  5  5  0  3  53  40  3.14
Bautista                         4.0  3  2  2  2  1  44  25  6.49
                                 8.0 11  7  7  2  4  97  65 
 
Bear Claws                       INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Chick            W 4-0           7.1  7  3  3  0  9 122  79  4.80
Almon            H 15            1.0  1  1  1  0  2  16  10  4.15
Buenaventura                     0.2  2  2  2  0  0  11   7  3.69
                                 9.0 10  6  6  0 11 149  96 
 
SLC: Davidson batted for Wines in the 7th
     Davidson moved to 3b in the 7th
     Norden batted for Parillo in the 9th
     Montalvo batted for Davidson in the 9th
 
E-Petitt, Iddings. 2B-Stark(16), Iddings(38), Stefani(25), Perry(19). 
HR-Slover(17), Thomas(29), Petitt(18), Iddings(19), Castleberry(16). 
RBI-Slover 3(73), Thomas 2(86), Stark(22), Petitt(59), Iddings 2(77), 
Mateo(104), Stefani(83), Raine(65), Castleberry(70). SB-Sparks(5). CS-Petitt. 
K-Slover, Motonari 2, Sparks, Thomas, Martinez, Parillo, Godinez 2, Wines, 
Norden, Petitt, Raine, Castleberry, McGuigan. BB-Mateo, Maxwell. SF-Raine. 
BALK-Maeda. 
GWRBI: Petitt
Temperature: 72, Sky: partly cloudy, Wind: in from center at 4 MPH.

 

JACKSON HAMMERHEADS 6, JACKSONVILLE DRAGONS 0

On the strength of a rare display of power and a strong pitching performance from Luke Danton, the Jackson Hammerheads were able to claim a much-needed 6-0 win over the Jacksonville Dragons as they attempt to stay in the playoff picture.

2B Homer Righter and RF Omar Rodriguez opened the game with back-to-back jacks for the Hammerheads.  Then in the 4th, Rodriguez belted a three-run homer to left, sending Dragons starter Jason Burtman (8-4) to the showers.

Meanwhile, Danton (13-6) turned in his strongest performance of the season and one of the best of his Patriot League career, authoring a complete-game three-hit shutout with eight strikeouts.  Jackson manager Bob Henley described Danton’s performance as “masterful.”  It couldn’t have come at a better time for the Hammerheads, who had been riding a three-game losing streak that left them 5 1/2 games behind the Dragons.

 

8/28/2017, JCK16-JAX16, Tesla Field
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
2016 Hammerheads       2  0  0  4  0  0  0  0  0     6 11  0     7  1
2016 Dragons           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0     0  3  0     3  1
 
Hammerheads          AB  R  H BI   AVG    Dragons              AB  R  H BI   AVG
Righter           2b  5  2  3  2  .371    Taliaferro        2b  4  0  1  0  .298
Rodriguez         rf  5  2  2  4  .270    Kapoor            3b  4  0  2  0  .331
Deason            dh  5  0  0  0  .323    Hartley           lf  4  0  0  0  .293
Doyle             c   3  0  1  0  .324    Soria             1b  2  0  0  0  .306
Suarez            cf  4  0  1  0  .267    Hopps             rf  3  0  0  0  .275
Lassen            1b  4  0  1  0  .308    Leon              cf  3  0  0  0  .259
Arispe            lf  4  0  0  0  .280    Soltero           dh  3  0  0  0  .278
Fleitas           3b  3  1  1  0  .263    Teachout          c   3  0  0  0  .238
Westerberg        ss  4  1  2  0  .280    Herdt             ss  3  0  0  0  .263
                     37  6 11  6                               29  0  3  0
 
Hammerheads                      INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Danton           W 13-6          9.0  3  0  0  1  8  89  61  5.53
                                 9.0  3  0  0  1  8  89  61 
 
Dragons                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Burtman          L 8-4           3.2  6  6  6  3  4  69  38  5.86
Janke                            1.0  1  0  0  0  2  23  13 12.00
Khan                             4.1  4  0  0  0  2  56  35  6.63
                                 9.0 11  6  6  3  8 148  86 
 
HR-Righter(7), Rodriguez 2(20). RBI-Righter 2(66), Rodriguez 4(98). 
K-Doyle 2, Suarez 2, Lassen 2, Arispe, Fleitas, Hartley 3, Soria, Leon 2, 
Soltero, Teachout. BB-Doyle 2, Fleitas, Soria. 
GWRBI: Righter
Temperature: 89, Sky: partly cloudy, Wind: in from left at 12 MPH.

 

CALIFORNIA SHARKS 7, KALAMAZOO KAZOOS 1

A six-run 1st inning gave the California Sharks a comfortable cushion, and right-handerr Kevin Conner never looked back on the way to his 17th win, a 7-1 thrashing of the Kalamazoo Kazoos.

The Sharks blasted Kalamazoo starter Angelo Rosales (11-9), who managed to record only one out before departing.  SS Rubin Smyth launched a two-run tater, his 33rd of the year, and 3B Johnie Oller knocked a three-run shot out to left for his 34th round-tripper of the season.

Conner (17-1) is one of the Patriot League’s best starters this season, and he had no trouble breezing through the Kazoos lineup, allowing only five hits over 7 2/3 innings.  Kalamazoo 3B Arnoldo Nabors spoiled Conner’s shutout bid with a solo homer in the 7th inning.

The young righty appeared upset when manager Eduardo Aponte lifted him in the 8th.  “No point in pushing him at this point in the season,” said Aponte after the game.  “We must hold some in reserve for the playoffs.  But I like Kevin’s spirit.  I want him to be upset when I take him out.”

 

8/28/2017, CAL16-KAL16, Kazaoobie Kazoo Field
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
2016 Sharks            6  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0     7 11  0     7  0
2016 Kazoos            0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0     1  5  0     6  2
 
Sharks               AB  R  H BI   AVG    Kazoos               AB  R  H BI   AVG
Corona            rf  4  1  2  0  .302    Cross             2b  3  0  0  0  .245
Smyth             ss  5  1  1  2  .315     Mallonee         ph  1  0  0  0  .236
Canales           cf  5  0  1  0  .255     Puffer           2b  0  0  0  0  .197
Mader             lf  4  2  2  0  .356    McAllister        dh  4  0  2  0  .287
Nix               dh  5  1  1  0  .369    Mash              cf  3  0  0  0  .290
Gerke             1b  3  1  2  2  .277    Shorts            ss  4  0  1  0  .276
Oller             3b  3  1  1  3  .268    Taylor            lf  4  0  0  0  .273
Strachan          2b  4  0  1  0  .286    Nabors            3b  4  1  1  1  .250
Jensen            c   3  0  0  0  .234    Gomez             rf  3  0  0  0  .223
                     36  7 11  7          Mack              1b  3  0  1  0  .253
                                          McCormack         c   3  0  0  0  .244
                                                               32  1  5  1
 
Sharks                           INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Conner           W 17-1          7.2  5  1  1  2  6 120  81  2.72
Grace                            1.1  0  0  0  0  0  16  12  5.06
                                 9.0  5  1  1  2  6 136  93 
 
Kazoos                           INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Rosales          L 11-9          0.1  5  6  6  1  1  21  13  4.70
DiPietro                         1.2  1  0  0  1  1  30  19  3.35
Schedel                          4.0  4  1  1  1  3  53  32  6.08
Goreman                          2.2  1  0  0  0  1  46  27  3.72
Hawkins                          0.1  0  0  0  1  0  15   8  4.77
                                 9.0 11  7  7  4  6 165  99 
 
KAL: Mallonee batted for Cross in the 8th
     Puffer inserted at 2b in the 9th
 
2B-Mader 2(23), McAllister 2(17), Mack(17). HR-Smyth(33), Oller(34), 
Nabors(21). RBI-Smyth 2(95), Gerke 2(58), Oller 3(102), Nabors(61). K-Smyth, 
Canales 3, Strachan, Jensen, Cross, Mash, Taylor, Mack, McCormack, Mallonee. 
BB-Corona, Mader, Oller, Jensen, Mash, Gomez. HBP-Gerke. HB-Goreman. 
GWRBI: Smyth
Temperature: 65, Field: wet, Sky: threatening, Wind: in from right at 11 MPH.

 

LAS VEGAS NARWHALS 14, SILVER CITY OUTLAWS 6

The ball was flying at MGM Jackpot today, as the Silver City Outlaws and Las Vegas Narwhals combined to go deep six times.  The home team prevailed in the end, as the Narwhals pounded their way to a 14-6 win.

“We’ve still got a decent shot at the division, but that damn sure won’t last if we can’t even beat a bunch of rodeo clowns in purple shirts,” grumbled Silver City skipper John Jarha.

Vegas gave Outlaws lefty Rob Tildon (12-9) a rough ride, getting to him for seven runs before knocking him out in the 5th inning.  Silver City didn’t give up, slowly crawling back into the game against Narwhals ace Jose Oro (10-12).  They got within two runs in the middle of the 8th inning, before Vegas exploded for six runs in the bottom of the frame, highlighted by a grand slam off the bat of 1B Brooks Defoor.

Outlaws SS Danny Taylor homered twice in a losing effort, bringing him to a total of 36 round-trippers on the season.

 

8/28/2017, SCO16-LVN16, MGM Jackpot
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
2016 Outlaws           0  0  0  2  0  0  3  1  0     6 13  1     6  0
2016 Narwhals          2  0  0  1  4  1  0  6  x    14 12  2     5  3
 
Outlaws              AB  R  H BI   AVG    Narwhals             AB  R  H BI   AVG
Ivey              dh  5  0  0  0  .265    McEwan            rf  1  3  0  1  .218
Brewmaker         3b  5  1  2  0  .256    Defoor            1b  3  2  2  6  .267
Taylor            ss  5  2  2  3  .284    Zocken            dh  5  2  3  2  .266
Wason             rf  4  0  1  0  .297    Whitworth         3b  5  1  1  2  .315
Elliott           1b  4  1  3  0  .248    Mealey            lf  3  0  0  0  .263
Barkan            2b  4  0  2  0  .257    Carquinez         cf  4  0  0  2  .258
Hintz             lf  4  0  0  0  .241    Popejoy           ss  5  2  3  1  .258
Cardona           cf  3  1  2  1  .238    Green             2b  3  1  0  0  .197
Watson            c   3  1  1  2  .270    Regner            c   4  3  3  0  .250
                     37  6 13  6                               33 14 12 14
 
Outlaws                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Tildon           L 12-9          4.1  6  7  7  3  4  94  58  4.05
Menard                           2.2  4  6  6  4  0  70  35  5.67
Simmons                          1.0  2  1  1  1  0  14   9  3.89
                                 8.0 12 14 14  8  4 178 102 
 
Narwhals                         INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Oro              W 10-12         7.0 11  6  6  0  9 124  83  4.16
Karnik           S 2             2.0  2  0  0  0  0  20  12  6.29
                                 9.0 13  6  6  0  9 144  95 
 
E-Taylor, Whitworth, Green. 3B-Whitworth(2), Regner 2(11). HR-Taylor 2(36), 
Watson(22), Defoor(31), Zocken(30), Popejoy(10). RBI-Taylor 3(89), 
Cardona(87), Watson 2(46), McEwan(9), Defoor 6(79), Zocken 2(88), 
Whitworth 2(24), Carquinez 2(51), Popejoy(44). SB-Popejoy(2). K-Ivey 2, 
Brewmaker, Taylor 2, Wason 2, Barkan, Watson, Zocken, Whitworth, Carquinez, 
Regner. BB-McEwan 4, Defoor, Mealey 2, Green. SF-Cardona, Defoor, Carquinez. 
HBP-Watson. HB-Oro. WP-Simmons. 
GWRBI: Popejoy
Temperature: 70, Wind: none.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.