Franchise Ball News
Day 7 Highlights
Nov 8th 2020 By Alexandria Country Yankees

9 A.M.

Boston Red Sox (3-16) 5, Portland Venom (13-6) 4: This was one of the biggest upsets I’ve seen in a while. The Venom began with a leadoff homer in the 1st, and hit another one in the 3rd for a 2-0 lead. An RBI double by Byron Clegg in the 6th concerned noone, especially after Perry Canty answered in the 7th, but in the top of the 8th, the Red Sox woke up, getting RBI doubles by Emmett Ridgeway and Carter Roque that sandwiched a 1-run single by Rufio de Jesus. A desperate Raimundo Galindo, normally a pull hitter, beat the shift by pulling the ball over the right field fence, just above the outstretched arms of the right fielder, center fielder, and first baseman, all of whom were assigned to play right field. However. Venom fielders and the 49,930 faithful watched in horror as Idoia Collazzo smashed the ball past the right center fence, out of the park, and into the nearby Columbia River. Clegg, who was 2-4 with 2 two-baggers and an RBI, led the Sox while Galindo put up a heroic effort for Portland, going 2-4 with 2 HRs and 2 RBIs.

San Diego Bombers (15-4) 13, Kobe BlakMambaBryants (9-10) 1: The Bombers continue their hot streak by blowing out more opponents, scoring 3 in the 2nd and 5th, 2 in the 6th and 7th, and 3 in the 8th, while Kobe was only able to manage a 5th inning double, recorded by pitcher Harry Dale, who was 1-2 with 1 walk, 1 double, and 1 RBI. That was the only good thing that happened to the Bryants, as everyone but Gaspard Ledesma got a hit (0-4). Raulo Jaime was 3-5 with 2 bombs and 3 plated runs to lead the defending World Champions.

Edmonton Robins (16-3) 5, New England REDSOX (7-12) 0: Delmar Godoy threw a complete game 1-hitter while striking out 6, allowing only a double and a walk. All 5 runs were scored in the 3rd through 5th, with Godoy hitting a single to plate the final run. 2 RBI doubles and a single in the 3rd, another RBI 1B in the 4th, and Godoy’s single in the 5th was all the scoring action. Evan Winter was an unspectacular 3-5 with 2 RBIs, but he was the hitting highlight of the day.

Washington DBucs (16-3) 6, Oakland Raiders (10-9) 5: The Raiders struck first, hitting a pair of 2-run homers in the 1st by Nicolas Root and Rodrigo Raya, and limited the DBucs to an RBI single by Brenton Metcalf, and got an RBI single of their own by Alonzo Livingston in the 3rd, and again limited the damage to a 4th inning homer by Clifford Hooks, and took a commanding 6-2 lead in the 5th with a solo shot by Austyn Hooks. However, in the bottom of the 8th, Jaeden Morehead finally fell apart, allowing a 2-run shot to pinch hitter Heriberto Menendez, and ANOTHER PH HR to Gerardo Osborne, and got out of the inning, but it was too late. Root, at 2-4 with a homer and 2 RBIs, was the away team’s star, while Osborne got carried off the field by his teammates and received a standing ovation from the packed stadium of 55,039.

2 P.M.

Boston Hawks (10-10) 40, Honolulu rbis (7-13) 10: This score looks oddly similar to Auburn’s football game against LSU (we (Auburn) won 48-11). The rbis struck first with 3 runs in the bottom of the 1st, but in the next inning, Boston got 5, thanks in large part to a grand slam. The rbis answered with 4 in the 3rd and 2 in the 4th to take a commanding 9-2 lead, but then a chaotic comeback started. Boston responded with 10 in the 6th, 9 in the 7th, and 7 in the 8th to take a 31-9 lead. Honolulu got a run back in the 8th to make the game 31-10, but Boston kept rolling, getting 7 more in the 9th before shutting down the rbis. Former Yankee Kahlid McNamee was 3-4 with a walk, 3 triples, and 2 RBIs, while every Hawk who came to the plate got a hit and every spot in the batting order got at least 3 hits against the 22 STA rbis pitcher. George Peoples led the Hawks, getting 9 ABs and 6 of the 43 hits, with a double, 2 homers, and 7 RBIs.

Edmonton Robins (17-3), hairlessslockness (Inactive Team) 2: Yes, the losers are no longer active. Oh well. The dead team struck first with a double by Rahul Oquendo in the 2nd, but Edmonton got RBI singles by Willie Weasley and Evan Winter in the 3rd and 4th to make the game 2-1, but the away team tied the game in the 6th with a single by Brenden Riddle. However, Andrew Callender and Kian Crowder each got RBI doubles, while Winter knocked in another run with a single in the 8th for the final score. Riddle was 3-4 with an RBI to lead the dead team, while Edmonton was led by Winter, who was 3-5 with 2 RBIs. To all Alta Canyon teams, players who you might be interested in from this team: RF Jett Rodrigues (73-98-50-69, 24 yo), SS Misael Ennis (73-93-76-78, 22 yo), and LF Stephan Burrow (77-99-72-47, 23 yo).

Calgary Chickadees (13-7) 3, Virginia Beach jimmies (11-9) 2: These 2 good teams faced off for a great matchup. Calgary struck first with a triple by Pirro Terran, but Timothy Alexander and Ezekiel Layman gave Virginia Beach a 2-1 lead with homers in the 2nd and 3rd. Then, pitching set in, and the result did not change until the bottom of the 9th, when Felipe Vallejo singled to tie the game, and Lorenzo Brant did the same to send the 36,283 fans into a frenzy. Jax Ortega led the Chickadees, who the Robins own. Going 2-3 was Jax Ortega to lead Calgary, while Alexander went 2-4 with a homer and an RBI for Virginia Beach.

Columbus Storm (18-2) 37, Stars (9-11) 7: The Stars STAR-ted (haha) off the scoring action with a 3-run 1st, but Columbus answered in the bottom of the inning with 12. Yes, 12 runs. Stars got another 2nd inning run, but Storm got 2 more. Stars got a 2-run 3rd to make the game 14-6, and then the Storm dominated. Columbus’ franchise name, “LET THE STORM RAGE ON”, was very applicable, as they got 4 in the 4th, 11 in the 5th, and 2 in the 6th and 7th. Stars got a run in the 9th, but it was way too little, way too late. Everybody got a hit (except SP Renato Madrigal, who was pulled before the Storm came to the plate), and 7 batters and 2 pitchers got 2, with Nathan Maynard (1-7) and Madrigal the exceptions. Geraldo Salinas was a stud, going 5-7 with a walk, 3 bombs, and 8 RBIs.


7 P.M.
Buffalo Lights (11-10) 6, Cincinnati Reds (16-5) 5, 12 Innings: The Lights, who lost their division for the 1st time since Season 84, pulled off quite the upset. A 2-run double by Adam Rhea and a 1-run two bagger by Dimitri Quezada put the Lights up 3-0 in the 3rd, but Cincinnati managed solo homers from Mike Estrada and Hernando Coronado in the 6th to narrow the lead to 3-2, but Buffalo’s Brody Mosley jacked it in the 8th for the 4-2 lead. Down to their last 3 outs, Cincinnati made an amazing rally, tying the game off singles from Mauero Salcido and Anbessa Corrales. Flash forward 3 innings and one Reds reliever later, Silas Roddy beat out an infield single and allowed the winning run to come home for the walk-off. Coronado led the Reds, finishing 3-5 with a solo homer and 1 RBI, while the Lights’ Matt Rhea went 2-5 with a pair of two-baggers, as well as plating 2 runs.

Calgary Chickadees (14-6) 4, Provo Centurions (10-11) 3, 10 Innings: 6 of the 7 rums were off solo homers, but that was the only strange thing about it. Provo struck first, with a single in the 1st and a homer in the 4th, but Calgary forced PH Damilo Almonte to muster up a homer in the 7th, but in the bottom of the innings, the Centurions widened the gap to 4-2, thanks to a Damion Durham HR. In the 9th, with precious little time, Pirro Teran and Felippe Vallejo miraculously hit solo shots to tie the game, and then a walk-off homer by Dario Matos won it. Teran (2-3 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 RBI) was Calgray’s star.

Los Angeles Mandalorians (15-6) 11, Washington Bears (10-11) 9, 10 Innings: One of the hottest new teams, LA had trouble, going down 2-0 in the 2nd off a 2-run single, and could not tie the game in the 4th with their solo home run. An RBI double extended Washington’s, a good new team, lead to 3-1, but a pair of RBI singles in the 7th tied the game 3-3 and rejuvenated the dugout. However, Washington exploded in the bottom of the inning with a 1-run single, a 2-run double, and a 3-run homer for the 9-3 lead. Now frantic, the Mandalorians also exploded in the 8th, with a 3-run double and 2 RBI singles to make the game competitive again at 9-8. In the 9th, LA’s owner, ready to throw in the towel, was pleasantly surprised by a solo moonshot to send the game into extras, and surprised again by a 2-run homer to close out the game. Benny Guffey, now in AAA, lead LA with a 2-6 showing, featuring 1 homer and 3 RBIs.

Alexandria Yankees (14-7) 12, Mets (8-13) 1: The Yankees got some R & R in this game, scoring 2 in the 1st and 2nd, 1 in the 4th and 6th, and 3 in the 7th and 9th. Mason Newcomb threw 6 one-hit innings to improve to 5-0 with a 1.24 ERA, while the Mets were hampered by a hit-poor lineup, a 22 STA starting pitcher who wasn’t very good anyways, and an unsatisfactory reliever who had to go 7 innings. Donald Pauley, acquired in an offseason trade, went 3-5 with 2 bombs and 2 RBIs.

As always, I couldn’t fit some games on, most notably the Paterson Pineapples winning 11-10 at 2 and the Boston Red Sox 1 winning 10-0 at 7.