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Squirrels Fall Out of the Tree

By John Miller, 09/20/21, 4:30PM CDT


The Flying Squirrels dropped two heartbreakers on Sunday. Kravitz’s Legends were up first. The Squirrels scored 9 runs in the first two innings thanks to a 2 run dinger from Tim Jamieson and run scoring hits from Randy Ransom, Troy Steele and John Miller. The bats went silent and the defense proved leaky as the Legends prevailed 15-10.

The Garber Monarchs visited the Squirrel Nest next. It looked to be a good day to play them as they were missing Wu and Burke. The Squirrels led 2-1 after 1 on a two run homer from Brian Ortega. The Monarchs were living right as they had 3 controversial calls by the umps all go their way in one inning. The Monarchs held a 10-7 lead heading into the bottom of the final inning. The Squirrels started with 4 singles, tied it at 10 with the winning run on 3rd but couldn’t push it across. On to extras! The Squirrel pitching staff lost it’s rhythm leading to 5 runs for the Monarchs. The Squirrels got a 3 run Ortega homer with no outs but failed to score more leading to a 15-13 heartbreaker.


Impact Players of the Week were Brian Ortega 4-7, double, two homers, 4 runs, 7 RBI’s and Robbie Franklin 4-7, 3 runs, 1 RBI.