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Yard Goats' gloves earn sweep

By Tyler Samsel, 08/09/20, 7:15PM CDT


Game 1 vs Tigers - Spirit Park Field 4

Wind blowing in making it difficult for hitters got this one off to a slow start as neither team got on the board in the first two innings. Tyler Samsel opened the scoring with a 2 out inside the parker in the 3rd. The Tigers came back with some power shots to score 4 of their own. Both teams swapped runs in the 4th. RBI's from Daryl Drake and Roy White cut the Tigers lead to 5-4 in the 5th but the Tigers would get one of those back in the bottom half. With time running down and few chances left, Ray Hebbeler had a clutch 2 out 2 RBI double to left to tie the game in the 6th. The Goats defense held in the bottom half as the game was tied at 6 going to the 7th inning. With the top of the Tigers lineup looming in the bottom of the 7th the Goats knew they needed to score. With the bases loaded and 2 outs, POW David Greer had a huge 2 run single to left to give the Goats their first lead since the 3rd. The defense held again and the Goats took this one 8-6. 7 of the Goats runs were with 2 outs.

Tyler Samsel - 2-3, BB, HR, RBI, 2 runs

Zak Edgerton - 3-3, BB, 2B, 2 runs

David Greer - 3-4, 2 RBI, run

Ray Hebbeler - 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI


Game 2 vs Braves - Spirit Park Field 1

Field 1 proved to be the exact opposite with the wind blowing out. Both teams scored 2 runs in the 1st. After a scoreless 2nd inning, the Goats jumped out ahead with a 5 run 3rd. Doubles by Ari Loiben and Roy White sparked the rally. Daryl Drake had an RBI hit, Nick Croce had a 2 run double and David Greer capped it off with a 2 run homer of his own. The Braves would get 1 in the 4th but Daryl Drake would answer in the bottom half with his first of two home runs in the game as the Goats took a 9-3 lead into the 5th inning. The stingy Goats defense finally had some trouble with some errors as the Braves plated 4 in the inning to cut the lead to 2. But the defense recovered not giving up any more runs and getting 3 insurance runs in the 6th to take this one 12-7 and get the sweep.

Ari Loiben - 2-4, 2 2B, RBI, 3 runs

Daryl Drake - 4-4, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 4 runs

Roy White - 2-4, 2 2B, 2 runs

Nick Croce - 2-4, 2B, 4 RBI, 2 runs

Matt Myers - 2-3, 3B