Franchise Ball News
Day 10 Highlights
Nov 11th 2020 By Alexandria Country Yankees

9 A.M.

Windsor Wind Surge (22-6) 6, Gilbert Suds (16-12) 5, 10 Innings: A pitcher’s duel looked likely after 3 ½ scoreless innings of play, but 3 RBI singles and a sacrifice fly put Windsor up 4-0. However, an RBI single, an RBI double, and a 2-run two bagger tied the game up in the 6th. The Suds took a 5-4 lead with an RBI double in the 8th, but the lead was quickly erased by an RBI single in the bottom of the inning, thanks to Braxton Delatorre. Then, in the 10th, Braydon Dubose, who generally hits the ball to dead center, managed to hit a ball onto the right field wall, which bounced over the fence. After an extensive review, the hit was ruled a home run, and the field was stormed by 55,758 jubilant fans. Delatorre continued his rookie season with a 2-4 showing with 2 RBIs.

Stamford Demo Yankees (22-6) 19, New York Mets (7-21) 10: This game was back and forth and was amazingly competitive, given the records. Stamford got 5 in the 1st, 1 in the 2nd, and 2 in the 4th for an 8-0 lead, but the Mets took the lead with a 4-run 5th and  5in the 6th. However, a single in the bottom of the inning tied the game at 9. The Mets got a go-ahead double in the 7th, but Stamford erupted for 10 in the 8th, giving them the lead, and ultimately, the win. Reece Rayford led the Demo Yanks, going 4-5 with a walk, 2 doubles, 1 homer, and 5 RBIs.

Calgary Chickadees (19-9) 2, St. Johns Raptors (19-9) 1: It was an epic game, but the scoring is a little on the low side. Raptors player Emerson Washington led off the 3rd with a homer, but in the bottom of the inning, after a groundout, Dario Matos singled and Collin Moya tore the cover off the ball (seriously) while hitting a 2-run homer. Matos was the leader of Calgary, going 2-4, while Washington, who was 3-4 with 1 homer and 1 RBI, led the Deadly Sins’ second team.

St. Johns Deadly Sins (20-8) 10, Louisville White Owls (8-20) 1: The White Owls have started their 27th season on the wrong foot, marred by a team batting average of .209 and inactivity. The Deadly Sins, meanwhile, are hitting .390 and are one of the most active teams. Louisville was doomed before the game began, and the Sins sealed their fate, scoring 2 in the 1st, 2nd, and 6th before Louisville conjured a run from thin air in the 7th. That didn’t matter, though, as St. Johns got 3 in the bottom of the 7th and 1 final run in the 8th. Neto Borrego led the Deadly Sins, finishing 2-5 with a homer and 3 RBIs. Fernando Ybarra also had a perfect game going for 6 innings but he blew the PG and SHO in the 7th.

2 P.M.

Portland Venom (21-8) 6, Portland Jballerz (10-19) 4: The Venom took a brief break and found their team rejuvenated. Giovanni Coyle gave Venom the lead with a 2-run double in the 1st, but the Jballerz tied the game in the 6th with a homer by Clayton Lewandowski. The local rivalry intensified with RBI singles by Shamar Tremblay and Samuel Ponce, which gave the Jballerz a 4-2 lead. However, in the bottom of the 9th, Coyle tied the game with a 2-run bomb, and Kaden McKinley hit a walk off 2-runner for the win. Coyle led all teams, finishing 3-4 with 1 double, 1 homer, and 4 RBIs.

San Diego Giants (26-3) 16, Arlington Gold (13-16) 6: San Diego famously whomped Arlington early in the season, and did so again. The teams traded runs in the 1st, but the Gold somehow took the lead with 3 in the 3rd, but the Giants outscored the Gold 4-1 in the 3rd and tied them 1-1 in the 5th to get the game to 6-6. Then, in the 6th, San Diego got 2 and out the game away with 8, yeah, 8, in the 8th inning. Jonatan Pham led the way, going 4-6 with 3 homers and 9 RBIs.

Winnipeg Frost (22-7) 6, Milwaukee Lightning Badger (18-11): A primetime division matchup, Frost came out strong, plating 1 in the 1st and 2 in the 3rd for a 3-0 lead. Lightning Badgers (formerly known as Brewers) scored in the 4th, but Winnipeg scored in the 5th. Holding a 4-1 lead, Frost let up, to the delight of Milwaukee, who scored 2 each in the 7th and 9th to take a 5-4 lead. However, Winnipeg tied the game with a solo home run and won the game with a single the next inning. Armando Patino led the Frost, finishing 3-5 with 1 HR and 2 RBIs.

Santa Clarita Currents (21-8) 4, Los Angeles altodosgaios (10-19) 3: This was an inspiring comeback, as LA got 1 in the first and 2 in the 3rd, beating up starter Giovanni Birch. Dominique Worthy saved Santa Clarita by tying the game with a 3-run dinger, and then pitching set in, as Darrius Kuhn (which one? There are too many) pitched 6 scoreless innings and Elliot Burdick held fast. Finally, in the 9th, Alano Longoria won the game with an RBI single. Trevin Frazier went 2-4 with a double to lead the Currents.

7 P.M.

Aurora Snowchargers (16-14) 5, Boston Red Sox 1 (22-8) 4, 10 Innings: 2 talented teams in their 2nd season faced off, but (duh) only one could prevail. An RBI single by Edgar Vines gave the Red Sox 1 a 1-0 lead, but Aurora fired back with a solo homer by Ryder Word. 2 innings later, Word connected again, this time on a 2-run shot for the 3-1 lead. Dawson Tirado made the game 3-2 off an RBI single, but Trystan Cress homered in the 8th for a 4-2 lead. The 9th saw the Red Sox 1 comeback to tie off a Kevin Chong 2-run bomb, but an RBI single by Dario Wadell finished off the game. Word, who was 2-4 with 2 homers and 3 RBIs, led both teams.

Calgary Chickadees (21-9) 5, Monotones (11-19) 2: Despite the losing team’s name, this game was far from monotonous. The teams traded RBI singles in the second, recorded by Angelo Kirk and Lorenzo Brant, respectively, but Adonis Rivera put the Monotones up in the 3rd with an RBI single. The Chickadees, who were not too far away from an upset, responded with a 5th inning homer by Jax Ortega tied up the game and initiated a pitching stalemate that lasted 4 innings. In the bottom of the 9th, Pirro Teran broke through the metaphorical “No Runs Allowed” sign and smashed a 3-run shot over the right center. Teran carried the Chickadees, and was carried off the field as a result, thanks to his 2-5 performance with 1 HR and 3 RBIs.

Cincinnati Reds (22-8) 11, Buffalo Sabres (12-18) 10: This was quite a performance by both teams and the Reds just barely scraped by. The Sabres got 4 runs in the 3rd, thanks to a 2-run double and 2 RBI singles, but Cincy got a pair of 2-run shots to tie the game in the bottom of the inning. Cincy managed an unanswered RBI single in the 4th, and then held on by matching Buffalo’s 3 run 5th, 2 run 6th, and 1 run 9th. Pinch hitter Oliver Gore delivered the walk off homer. Nick Pickard was the star of the Reds, going 3-5 with 2 dingers and 3 RBIs, while Anbessa Olivares led Buffalo, finishing 3-5 with 2 doubles, 1 bomb, and 5 RBIs.

Honolulu Shimakaze (28-2) 10, Victoria Okanagan Heat (18-12) 4: The World Runner Ups (who beat me to get to the finals) had this one all the way. Shima got 1 run in the 1st and 2nd, but put the game away with a 3-run 4th. Victoria narrowed the lead to 5-1 in the 6th, but in the 7th, Honolulu got 3 runs to Victoria’s 2 in the 7th for an 8-3 lead, and Shimakaze closed out their scoring in the 8th with their only homer. A solo homer by the Okanagan Heat did nothing. Joshua Gay led Shimakaze with a 3-5 showing with a homer and 3 RBIs at the bottom of the order.

Honorable Mention: Busan Hugo Gaston winning 20-10, Alexandria Country Yankees winning 13-3.

Remember to submit your All Star nominations! Right now, I don’t care how many ABs they have, but if they do not qualify at the end of the season, they will NOT be on the ballot!