After the Braves built up some momentum with their best week of the season, the team came out of the gate with some early mental lapses to kick off the following week. Despite putting together a late rally in game 1, it was not enough and the Braves dropped 2 to fall to 3-9 on the season.
Brumley’s Braves 17 @ Niswonger’s Lugnuts 18
Matt Brumley: 2 for 3, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
Zach San Roman: 2 for 4, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Jason Chapman: 2 for 3, 2 2B, BB, R, 2 RBI
Doug Kramer: 2 for 4, R, 2 RBI
Karlos Rodriguez: 2 for 3, 2B, 3B, 2 R, 2 RBI
Dustin Madlock: 0 for 0, 3 BB
Tony Lowery: 2 for 2, 3B, BB, 2 R, 3 RBI
Haas’ Bulls 7 @ Brumley’s Braves 10
Zach San Roman: 2 for 3
Tim Kaminski: 2 for 3, 2 2B, 2 R
Jason Chapman: 2 for 3, 2B, R, RBI
Kevin Knox: 2 for 3, R, 2 RBI
Doug Kramer: 3 for 3, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Week 6 POW: Tony Lowery – 3 for 4, 3B, BB, 2 R, 4 RBI
Week 6 ROW: Doug Kramer – 5 for 7, 2B, 2 R, 4 RBI
8: 00 Bulls, River Bandits, Astros, Yard Goats, Muckdogs, Baby Js, Rangers, Iron Pigs
910: Yard Goats, Astros, Royals, Pirates, Iron Pigs, Baby Js, Grasshoppers, Muckdogs
1020: Pirates, River Bandits
Last week: 11-7
Player of the Week honors for week 12 goes to Royals slugger Max Henry. His 9 RBI and 2 homers led his team to a sweep.
Rookie of the week went to Taylor Abrego of the Tigers. He leads the league in hitting with his .833 avg and hit for the cycle in game 1. His performance helped his team take two on Sunday.
Well Done Gents!
All nominees for the week were:
POW : Max Henry - 5/6, 3 Runs, 9 RBIs, 1 BB, 1 double, 2 HRs, outstanding defense at 3rd for the sweep
POW : Tim Jamieson - 4/6, 2 HRs, 9 RBIs, 1 SAC, 3 runs
Michael Thiele – 4/6, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, 3 runs
POW : Kevin Blake - 6/7, 1 double, 6 RBIs
Kelly Alexander – 4/7, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, and awesome pitching for our sweep
ROW : Taylor Abrego – 7/7, 1 HR, 1 triple, 1 double, 6 runs, 4 RBIs, Hit for the cycle in game 1
POW : Tanner Gandy - 5/6, 1 BB, 1 single, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 5 runs, 3 RBIs
ROW : Kevin Gandy – 4/6, 4 singles, 13 RBIs
POW : Ray Hebbeler - 3/6, 2 runs
ROW : Daryl Drake – 6/8, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 4 runs
POW : Josh Forniglia – 5/7, 2 HRs, 4 runs, 3 RBIs
ROW : Will Witherspoon – 4/5, 2 runs, 1 RBI
POW : Tony Lowery – 3/4, 1 BB, 1 triple, 2 runs, 4 RBIs
ROW : Doug Kramer – 5/7, 1 double, 2 runs, 4 RBIs
POW : Larry Taub- 3/5, 3 singles, 2 runs, 2 BBs, 2 RBIs. Lockdown defense at 2nd base.
ROW : Alec Weissman – 6/7, 3 singles, 3 doubles, 3 runs, 1 RBI
Aaron Holmes – 6/8, 5 singles, 2 doubles, 3 runs
POW : Jon Kilburn - 5/6, 4 singles, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 2 runs, and great pitching all day
POW : Nick Barr - 4/6, 2 doubles, 1 HR, 2 runs, 5 RBIs
POW : Tony Macaluso - 4/5, 4 singles, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 2 runs
ROW : Adam Schor - 4/7, 1 HR, 1 double, 2 singles, 2 runs, 3 RBIs
POW : Leo - 4/6, 1 BB, 1 double, 1 triple, walk off HR, 7 RBIs
ROW : Owen Phares - 2/4, 1 BB, 2 RBIs
POW : Ryan Driggers - 6/7, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs
POW : Leo Cova - 4/6, 3 HRs, 5 RBIs, 4 runs
ROW : John Zielinski – 3/6, 3 RBIs, 2 runs scored
POW : Derek Muck - 3/6, 2 runs, 1 BB, 1 double, 1 triple, 3 RBIs, and great defense at 2nd and 1st
POW : Gumaro Castillo - 4/6, 3 singles, 1 double, 4 RBIs
POW : Johnny Manjarrez - 2/5, 2 SACs, clutch fielding in LF
RANGERS LOSE CLOSE ONE TO THE BULLS
It was a dark and stormy night...oops wrong column... Sunday 8:00 am.. not to hot and the sun cresting over the fields at Spirit park as the Ranger and the Bulls took the field. The 1st would see the first two Rangers go down in order, then a Jon Kilburn Single to Center..but that would be all the offense the Rangers could muster in the 1st as the next batter went down. The game would go up and down for several innings as both pitchers worked corners and arcs to get batters out. The line up would roll over in the top of the 3rd with the inning once again going down with no runs. Top of 4 would see Jon Kilburn again hit a missile into the gap for the first, moved by a fielders choice and then hit in by a Liam Kilburn single.
A couple of key defensive plays including a great pick off play at 3rd by Kyle Kravitz to Jon Kilburn to Liam Kilburn would stop the Bulls' Ace Dalton Fallaw from scoring off his double (nearly a triple). Another great play by Liam Kilburn on a missile (absolutely SMOKED by Daryl Drake) at 3rd. Great pitching from John Burke and Jon Kilburn.
Top of 5 would see "Stevie" Johnson get a rally starting Single. He would be driven home by a 2 run blast from Bone. Followed up by another HR from Jon Kilburn. However, in the end all the Rangers could do was chase and keep pace, but they couldn't get over the hump for the win. Great pitching kept the scores low. Final score Bulls - 8, Rangers - 6.
Jon Kilburn - 3 for 3, HR
Steve Johnson - 2 for 3
Tim Crites - 2 for 3
Liam Kilburn - Great Defense
RANGERS DROP ANOTHER
Grumbling and weary from a tough loss, the Rangers would come out hot putting up 4 on a lead off Double by Glosier, followed by a single from Bone and another missile by Kilburn. A single from Osgood, followed by a double from Liam Kilburn would score another... End of the first and the Rangers up on the Goats...but that would be short lived! An 8 run inning would put the Yard Goat up...9-4. A homer by Kravitz in the 4th would get the Rangers to 5. However the Goats would continue to score 1 here, 2 there...and while the Rangers would muster some offense to fight back...the final score Yard Goats - 12, Rangers - 7.
Jon Kilburn 2-3, Double
Liam Kilburn 2-3, Double
Brian Osgood 2-3
POW: Jon Kilburn 5-6 (4 singles, HR, 2 RBI, 2 RS) and great pitching all day
Lugnuts go deep in game 1 to prove Scott Lawrence wrong yet again.
In a hard fought back in forth game with the never say quit braves, the nuts were able to get a walk off win. POW candidate Leo Quiones walked to the plate and unleashed a majestic bomb to end the game in highlight fashion.
Game 2 started after a long layoff for the lugnuts who came out flat and gave up a 10 run first inning to the Dash. Wu did what Wu does and hit a grand slam on one leg destroying any type of momentum deez nuts had gained from the previous walk off win. Although the nuts won the next 5 innings it was just not enough to come back and get the W. We as a team have decided that this loss is completely scott's fault as he continues to pick us on shalom live and jinx us...Get it together SCOTT!!!
Cubs snagged a split despite playing poorly on both sides of the ball.
After falling behind 14-2 in the 4th inning to the Astros due to a barrage of misplays in the outfield, a massive, 12-run bottom of the 4th brought them back even. Turbo Golden has the big hit in the inning, turning the lineup over with less than two outs with a 2 run double over the shallow playing Left Fielder. The final inning saw a couple of diving stabs from Aaron Nutt and Brady Allsbrook up the middle to keep the score tied into the bottom half of the final inning. With runners on 2nd and 3rd with 2 outs, in a very controversial move the Astros intentionally walked the rookie, speedy lefty Tanner Gandy to pitch to Lee McDonald with the bases juiced, two outs, and the game on the line. The move did not pay off, as McDonald huffed, and he puffed, and hit a walk off salami.
The Cubs lost the second game.
This season has been one of adversity due to the injury bug. One player returns and another goes down. Maybe the captain's injury was a blessing in disguise as we replaced his lack of range and spotty hitting with a solid sub in Vinnie Terhune. Great day for the Tiger Bats!
Game 1 vs. Greeley's River Bandits
This was a tight back and forth affair early on. We came out of the gate hot and plated 6 runs in the top of the 1st. The big blow was the first of Kelly Alexander's three bombs on the day. The Bandits answered with 6 of their own thanks to a bomb by some oaf named Driggers or something like that. We would score 3 in the 2nd on another Alexander bomb only to be answered by 3 from Greeley's squad. We put up a 7 spot in the 3rd sparked by 5 consecutive singles by the bottom of the order. The Banditos would answer with 6. Alexander would come in to pitch and hold them to only 1 run in the next 2 innings. We padded the lead in the 4th and 5th with 5 more runs and seal the W. Great team hitting all around and sparkling defense capped with an amazing diving catch by Super Sub Vinnie Terhune.
Game 2 vs Roth's Indians
We started with 4 in the top of the 1st aided by a 3 run bomb from Alexander. The Injuns would answer with 3 and the bats went kinda silent for both teams for a couple innings. In the 4th inning clinging to a 8-5 lead, it was time to separate and put this one away against an ailing Indian squad. An 11 run outburst with solid hitting all the way through the lineup and capped off with a huge grand salami by Terhune. I think the team is petitioning to see if the captain can maybe be out longer so we can keep this kid. The game was not in doubt after this and we cruised to the sweep with an 18-8 victory.
ROW Candidate Taylor Abrego 7 for 7, HR, 3B, 2B, 6 Runs, 4 RBI Including the cycle in game 1
POW Candidate Kevin Blake 6 for 7, 2B, 6 RBI
POW Candidate Kelly Alexander 4 for 7, 3 HR, 8 RBI, Awesome pitching both games.
Carlos Moran 4 for 7, 3B, 3 2B, 6 Runs, 3 RBI
Super Sub Vinnie Terhune 4 for 7, GS HR, 5 Runs, & RBI
Lewis Zwick 2 for 5, 2 R, RBI and great job all day flipping the lineup.
BULLS - 8
Rangers - 6
The BULLS beat a feisty Rangers bunch in game one. The offense started strong with a four run first, and the masterful Jorts Burke worked his magic and kept the Rangers off balance and in check for the entire game. Standouts on offense were Jorts Burke (3 for 3) and Dalton Fallaw (2 for 2 with an inside the parker). The highlight of the game was a stellar running catch by Michael ‘Bronko Nagurski’ Bourque on a slicing liner into RF. After making the catch (with a runner on and one out), he proceeded to tuck his glove, lower his head, and rush for a solid 16 yard gain before coming to his senses (after a lot of yelling by his teammates) and throwing the ball to the cut off. He did get the first down…
BULLS - 10
Braves - 7
In game two, the BULLS offense was not hitting on all cylinders, but did just enough to squeak by a Braves team in search of its identity. As usual, the mound work by Jorts Burke was stellar, even with a few defensive blunders behind him (mainly in the OF and yes, the captain whiffed on one). The offense was led by Keg Dyer (4 for 4), Hap Burden (3 for 3), Michael Bourque (2 for 2), and Gumaro ‘BIG STICK’ Castillo (3 for 3)!
POW - Gumaro Castillo – 4 for 6, three singles, 1 double, and 4 RBIs
8:00 Braves, Muckdogs, Rangers, Yard Goats, R Bandits, Astros, Grasshoppers, Pirates
910: I Pigs, Tigers, R Bandits, Pirates, Baby Js, Royals, Bulls, Yard Goats
1020: Dash, Muckdogs
Last week: 8-10