Franchise Ball News
Day 6 Highlights
Nov 7th 2020 By Alexandria Country Yankees

I slept through my alarm, so I was a tad late.

9 A.M.

Regina Angels Charlee (14-2) 7, Buffalo Heatwave (9-7) 6: The Heatwave, formerly known as the Charge and Tycoons, were heating up the scoreboard to start, leading 4-1 after 2 innings, but then the Angels delivered a miracle, combining for 5 runs in the 4th and 5th for a 6-4 lead. Destin Snow hit a homer in the 7th for 6-5 game, and with 2 outs left to a loss, Snow homered again to tie the game at 6-6, but Rory Meyers drove in Adrien Snider with a single, who had tripled the previous at-bat. Tariq Whipple led Regina at 2-4 with a double and an RBI, while Snow, who was 2-4 with 2 HRs and 2 RBIs, carried Buffalo.

Cambridge Longballs (9-7) 6, Baltimore Ravens (7-9) 2, 13 Innings: The Longballs and Ravens traded solo home runs in the 1st and 4th, and then the scoring stopped for 9 innings. Louis Berlin relieved Landen Capps after 8 innings for Cambridge while Irvin Durand was left in by Baltimore for the whole game. In the 13th, Cambridge hit for the cycle in the 13th in a 4-run outburst. Maximo Huggins trumped all other Longballs hitters with a 2-5 showing with 2 dingers and 2 RBIs.

Kansas City Royals0 (10-6) 13, St. Louis Major Mistake (9-7’ 0: This was a really lopsided game. Ritchie Bravo threw a 2-hitter with 8 strikeouts and 1 walk, and the Royals scored 6 runs in the 3rd and 4 in the 8th. Travis Vieria led the Royals, at 3-5 with 2 HRs and 3 RBIs. The Royals also added 1 run in the 2nd and 2 in the 9th as Bravo carried a perfect game for 6 innings before allowing a single. Glen Bolton also went 4-5 with 1 HR and 1 RBI.

Paterson Patsies (12-4) 5, Cincinnati Reds (14-2) 5, 10 Innings: The Patises started out strong in the 1st with a 2-run HR by Herbert Shrader, but Cincy answered with a 2-run shot of their own by Hernando Coronado in the 4th, but Elijah Ives hit a moon shot for a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the 4th. Mike Estrads gave the Reds a 4-3 lead in the 8th, but Ives hit another solo shot in the bottom of the 8th. Shrader singled, but with 2 outs, it looked like there would be an 11th inning, but Marco Back eked out a single. Shrader, though speedy (88 SPD), did the unthinkable; He raced from 1st to home on a single for the game-winning run. Shrader was the Patsies’ star, finishing 3-5 with a double, a homer, and 2 RBIs, while Isiah Doizer was 2-5 for the losers.

2 P.M.

San Diego Bombers (13-4) 18, Boston Coccos (7-10) 2: Boston actually struck 1st and was tied 2-2 after 3 innings, but that proved to be a fluke. The Bombers’ remaining innings’ run totals were 2-5-2-5-1-1 for the blowout. Still going strong at 33, Dean Linares was 4-6 with a double, 2 homers, and 7 RBIs. In fact, in the 22-hitter, everyone but Gaspard Ledesma (0-5, 1 BB) and Darrion Lake (0-1) got a hit.

Albuquerque BlackBears (8-9) 6, RuslanGow (4-13) 5: The BlackBears, who I have not seen in a week, faced off against one of the 9 (?) RuslanGows, who advertised art products on the forum, and at 1st Albuquerque was off to a rough start, going down 4-0 by the top of the 3rd. Then, Andy Sauls, who hit .247 with me over 2 seasons, hit an RBI single and Eugene Bland hit a 2-run triple to make the game 4-3. Then, in the top of the 8th, Cole Casillas hit a homer to make the game 5-3, but Cael Eubanks, who hit .301 with 16 HRs for me, hit a 2-run shot to tie the game 5-5, pleasing the 26,840 spectators. Then, in the bottom of the 9th, Frank Steele, who hit in the high .280s for me, hit a leadoff homer for the win. Eubanks led the way, going 2-4 with 1 HR and 2 RBIs. Tadeo Osorio, who was 1-2 with a 7.67 ERA for me, was the winning pitcher.

San Diego Giants (15-2) 8, Washington Bears (8-9) 6, 10 Innings: The Bears, one of Epsilon’s premier new teams, met a legitimate challenge in the Season 89 Champs Giants. They nearly rose to the challenge, and, according to San Diego, “Couldn’t believe I came back from that one” and “If I wasn’t on I def would have lost”. The Bears struck first, and were tied 1-1 in the 6th, when a 4-run burst put Washington up 5-1. San Diego struck back in the 8th with a solo homer and 4 RBI singles to take a 6-5 lead, but, with 2 outs until a loss, Elian Costello tied the game with a single. However, San Diego clinched the game with an RBI single and double. Geraldo “Benny” Benavidez, who came on as a pinch hitter, was 3-3 with a double, a homer, and 3 RBIs to fuel the win.

Boston Hawks (9-8) 5, Hubert (3-14) 4, 11 Innings: This was a thriller, despite the lopsided record. After 4 innings, Hubert boasted a 3-0 lead, thanks to 3 solo home runs, and kept the lead until the top of the 6th, when an RBI double, single, and triple tied the game up. Boston extended the lead with a homer by Eneas Trujillo, but Hubert got an RBI triple in the bottom of the 9th, sending the home crowd of 15,287 into a frenzy. Unfortunately for the few and faithful, Rafe Lucio hit the game-winning RBI single in the top of the 11th. Trujillo highlighted the Hawks, finishing 2-5 with 1 HR and 1 RBI, while Jarron Serrano, despite his 69 POW and 67 CON, came up in a big way for the losers, showing up with a 2-5 stat line with a double, a triple, and 2 RBIs.

7 P.M.

Washington Nationals (7-11) 10, Honolulu rbis (6-12) 9, 10 Innings: These 2 talented teams were trying to get back on track, but ultimately Washington, who has SS Trea Turner and LF Juan Soto, came out on top. Washington took a 4-0 lead in the 2nd, thanks to a bases-loaded walk and a bases-loaded triple, but in the 4th and the 5th, the rbis batted in 7 runs, thanks to 4 dingers. In the 7th, the Nats took an 8-7 lead, but an RBI single tied things up in the bottom of the 9th. In the 10th, Guadalupe Beltran hit a solo homer, hit was answered by a homer by Calvin Holman… and topped by a walk off shot by Gaige Trent. Former player Khalid McNamee (.249-15-36) led Honolulu with 2 hits in 5 trips with 2 moon shots and 3 RBIs, while opposing SS Trea Turner was also 2-5 with 2 homers, but had 4 RBIs.

Pittsburgh Panthers (9-9) 22, Boston Red Sox (2-16) 1: The Panthers, who were struggling their way to a losing record, got a morale boost (and batting practice). After scoring 1 run in the 2nd, the Panthers scored a run in 6 consecutive innings (4th-9th), while the Red Sox could only manage one solo homer and 2 hits. The Panthers recorded 28 hits, with every player getting a hit, while 8 had 2, 7 had 3, and 2 had 5. However, it was Silas Roland, who was 3-6 with 2 HRs and 4 RBIs, who led the way to victory.

San Diego Bombers (14-3) 10, Ontario Lightning (15-3) 8, 12 Innings: This was quite a blockbuster, and it probably would have been on ESPN primetime if this was for real. There were 21 pages of comments, the most I’ve seen this side of the World Series, and from the beginning, many rallies ensued. The Lightning STRUCK (haha) first with a 2-run HR by Christopher Brackett, but Lewis Hermann answered in the top of the 3rd with one of his classic moon shots to give the Bombers a 3-2 lead. Hermann struck again with an RBI single in the 5th to make the game 4-2, and Prospero Miramontes looked as if he had sealed the game with another 3-run dinger in the 6th. However, Ontario had other plans, and 2 two-run bombs by Trevor McGuire and Brackett made the game 7-6, and Finn Lawhorn tied up the game with a solo tater 1 inning later. Fast forward many relievers and 5 innings later, Esteban Doughty finally ran out of energy, allowing the go-ahead single, and 2 other relievers failed too, allowing RBI singles to Raulo Jaime and Dominik Fraley. PH Anton Holbrook tried his best by hitting an RBI single, but Mario Salter stopped the rally with the winning run at the plate. Brackett was 2-5 with 2 homers and 4 RBIs, while Hermann was 2-6 with 1 dinger and plated 4 runs.

Philadelphia Woodpeckers (10-8) 6, Worcester Mendoza (9-9) 5: The league playoffs runner up Philadelphia has struggled to find its footing all season. At first, things were all good for the Woodpeckers in the game, and, going into the top of the 9th, had a 3-1 lead, thanks to a 2-run double by Ansemel Verduzaco and a single by Abdiel Huey were only countered by Gabriel Segovia. Segovia struck again in the top of the 9th with another RBI single, and Emerson Fox smashed a 3-run homer. Now, in the bottom of the 9th and down 5-3, Philadelphia still found an answer with a 2-run double by Huey. Then, with 2 outs, Philly made a cunning move, asking their pitcher, Arthur Boudreaux, to bunt with 2 outs. The gambit paid off, and he used his 84 SPD to beat the throw.

Note: I can’t include every game, but there were 2 newsworthy games that by the time they were called to my attention, it was too late: The Kyoto Swords winning 11-10 and the Cincinnati Reds winning 29-4.