Franchise Ball News
Day 4 Highlights
Nov 5th 2020 By Alexandria Country Yankees

Again, not every amazing game makes it. I do the best I can.

9 A.M.

Valencia Dragon Shrimp 3, Indianapolis Tigers 2: When London Goddard led off the game with a Tigers HR, things looked bad for Valencia. The Shrimp got a run back with a 4th inning homer, only to be answered by an 8th run shot by the Tigers for a 2-1 lead. Just when things looked bleak, PH Kyree Mauldin hit a homer to tie the game up. Then, in the bottom of the 9th, with speedy 2B Drew Mace on 3rd and natural hitter Jordon Teeter on 1st with 1 out, Valencia called for a bunt and SS Latrell Slagle made a beautiful bunt down the line for the win. Teeter was the top performer, going 2-4 with a HR and 1 RBI.

Manchester NewEnglandMalitia 7, Burbank Nevernudes 6, 17 Innings: After 4 scoreless innings, Manchester caught on fire, with 6 runs in 2 innings, thanks to Byron Ward, and then flamed out, and were ice cold for 11 innings. Then, Burbank caught fire and came back to score 6 runs in 4 innings, thanks to Maverick Hickman and Jaden McArthur. Flash forward to the 17th, when Manchester FINALLY struck with an RBI single. Eric Kish, at 5-8 with am RBI, was Manchester's bright light.

San Diego Bombers 15, Dallas Killer Bee 9: After 7 ½ innings, this looked like it would be on the highlights for being an upset, as the Killer Bee got themselves a 9-0 lead. Then, Dario Tindall finally ran out of gas, allowing an 11 run 7th. Yes, 11 runs in the 7th. The Bombers hit a grand slam in the 8th for the final score. DH Harold Lacroix, who went 3-5 with 2 homers and 5 RBIs, was the best Bomber of the day.

Oakland ObZen 15, YANKEES 0: Ouch. Oakland hit a 3-run homer in the 1st and never looked back. They followed up with 5 runs each in the 3rd and 6th and 2 in the 7th to close it up. Gotzone Ortega threw a 2 hitter, striking out 9 and walking 1, and 8 players got a hit, led by SS Adrian Hanna, who was 3-5 with a double, a homer, and 5 RBIs.

2 P.M.

Alexandria Yankees 10, RuslanGow 0: Mason Newcomb continued his dream season with 6 more scoreless innings and helped himself with a 2-run homer. All 10 runs were scored in the first 3 innings (1 in the 1st, 7 in the 2nd, and 2 in the 3rd) before the Yankees took a chill pill. Wayne Her was the highlight, going 3-5 with 2 RBI.

Boston Hawks 5, Columbus Dukes 3, 10 Innings: The Hawks looked like they had the game put away late, with runs in the 3rd, 6th, and 8th, but that all changed when Nico Rowell tied up the game with a 3-run homer. Thankfully for the Hawks, Ethen Redd hit a 2-run shot in the 10th to secure the game and keep the Hawks 2 games out of 1st in Epsilon Peak South (San Diego Giants lead). Redd was top-notch, going 2-4 with 2 HRs and 3 RBIs.
Edmonton Robins 4, Calgary Chickadees 3: The battle of the birds was intense, as the 7-4 Chickadees struck first with a 1st inning RBI double, but the 9-2 Robins struck back with a 2-run bomb in the bottom of the inning. An RBI single put Edmonton up 3-1 after 2 innings, but pitching took over for the next 6 innings, as neither team could muster a run. Then, in the top of the 9th, spectacular pitcher Clifton Coy slipped up and gave up a leadoff HR to Patrick Snead. However, after 2 quick outs, when he looked like he had finished up the game, Lorenzo Brant poked one just over the short right field fence to tie the game. Any other team would have been demoralized and would have let the game slip away. But not the Robins. Or at least not RF Roberto Soto. He crushed the 1st pitch he saw in the 9th 450 feet deep into center for the walk off home run.


St. Louis Cardinals_36 29, New Orleans Cajun Gamecocks 12: It was a beautiful fall day as we settled in for this marquee football matchup… No, wait. This is baseball. The score deceived me. Between both teams, a run was scored in all 9 innings, highlighted by a 10-run Cardinal 8th. This was also a minor upset, since the Cards were 4-6 to the Cajun Gamecocks 7-3. Vernon Cornett lead New Orleans with a 4-5 performance with 2 HR and 5 RBI, but the Cards’ Eliezier Denson was 6-7 with 2 HR and 7 RBI, an insane performance for a 67 POW 80 CON guy.

7 P.M.

Long Beach Powerslaves 9, Pembroke Pines Cedar Lumbers 7: The Cedar Lumbers scored all 7 runs in the 4th and 5th, and Long Beach countered with 6 in the 4th, 5th, and 6th. Then, the pitchers took over, and heading into the bottom of the 9th, the score was still 7-6 Pembroke Pines. A single and a double gave the 57,590 home fans hope, but they appeared to be dashed with 2 quick outs. All seemed lost when Lucas Delassantos lifted a long fly to deep center. However, Emmanuel Riggins, in the spirit of Jose Canseco, lost the ball, but found it when the ball hit his head and bounced over the fence for the walk off HR. SS Prince Huston was a key player, going 4-4 with a walk.

Valencia Dragon Shrimp 10, Seattle Krakens 8: Consistent production gave the Krakens a 6-2 lead after 8 ½ innings. Then, the Shrimp’s bats came alive at last, as P Brock Batiste hit a 2-run single and was quickly followed by an RBI single by Dallas Freund. The Shrimp recovered from the first out of the inning with another RBI single by Cornelio Vallejo, which made the game 8-6, and a single by Jordon Teeter that loaded the bases. That set the stage for our 9 A.M. hero, Latrell Slagle, who hit his 2nd walk off of the day, but this time it was not a sac bunt, but a moon shot of a walk off grand slam. The star was #9 hitter Devante Phillip, who was 3-4 with a HR and 1 RBI.

Columbus Storm 10, Manchester NewEnglandMalitia 8, 10 Innings: This game was full of comebacks and blown leads. First, Columbus surged to a 5-1 lead in the, but Manchester took a 7-5 lead in the bottom of the 8th. Then, after an RBI single and 2 outs. Columbus took an 8-7 lead off a 2-run shot. However, a solo homer by Raulo Gauvera tied up the game and sent them into extras. Thankfully for Columbus, Carl Casillas put the game away with a 2-run dinger in the 10th. Nathan Maynard, the hottest hitter in the world in my opinion, was 2-5 with 2 HR and 2 RBI.

Vancouver Terrace Thunder 29, Fort Wayne Mad Antz 0: This was a tight 1-0 game until the 7th, when Vancouver erupted for 10 runs. They weren’t done, and they followed with a 5-run 8th for a 16-0 lead. Then, things got even crazier. The Terrace Thunder hit 7 consecutive homers. 7 CONSECUTIVE HOMERS for a 13 RUN 9th.. They also hit 15 total, likely a record. DH Segundo Moya excelled, going 5-6 with a walk, 4 homers, and 7 RBIs.

From now on, if you have an exciting game going on (or a thriller that just finished), just private message me the link and I’ll check it out.

Yankees :)