Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Opening Day

El Paso Sand Walkers 3 vs Charleston Apologists 4 - El Paso had this game in hand until the closer melted in the 9th. Though I question Q.Diaz ground ball single to RCF in the 9th, but that is the breaks of the game.

Kansas City Cattle Herders 2 vs Toledo Mud Hens 6 - Ruben James pitched 6 shutout innings and Samuel Scarsone added the offensive fire power.

Tacoma TIE Fighters 1 vs Oakland Surenos 8 - Kyle Bradshaw goes 5 innings for the tandem win as Ramon Kim and Chris Fontenot go yard.

Madison BUTCHERS 3 vs Chicago Cosmos 6 - Eddie Strickland picked up the win with 4 innings of relief while Derek Foster opened the scoring with a 2 run blast and closed with a 3 run blast. The BUTCHERS had 4 doubles in the game but unfortunately only one was timely.

San Diego Surf Babies 3 vs Boise Posse 7 - James Jensen pitched 7 good innings and Bucky Gordon hits two solo shots. San Diego scored 3 runs on 5 hits with Bubba Daly hitting a long dinger.

New York Moguls 7 vs Syracuse Orange Crush 1 - Jacque Butler picks up the win throwing a lot of pitches in his 6 innings of work. Long balls by Matthew Ryan and Felix Chang led the offense. However the highlight of the game came from Syracuse as Rico Nunez hit an inside-the-park HR and has been running on JB-ESPN all afternoon.

Washington D.C. Revenge 1 vs Cleveland Katanas 2 - Norm Barkley looked nervous early giving up 2 runs a lead that DC could not overcome as Vic Benitez (winner) and pen kept DC at bay. Although closer Roger Lawson looked unsure at first as the coach asked him to go two innings but settled down for the save.

Little Rock Pebbles 4 vs Charlotte Gooners 5 - Herm Carasone picks up the win in relief as Willie Magadan second solo HR in the 8th breaks a tied game. Bruce Post also hit a 3 run blast for Charlotte.

Opening Day Games Still On Tap:

Scranton Schrutes 8 vs Sioux Falls Stoned Presidents 9 - Adam Hundley picks up the 10th inning win as Torey Almanza drives in game-winning run. Scranton held the lead most of the night with two shots from Brad Hart and one from Daniel McDowell. Sioux Falls kept coming back with helpful solo shots from Billy Nelson and Jung Cho.

Burlington Lake Monsters 2 vs Philadelphia Phillies 4 - The 20 million dollar arm of Rusty Glynn picks up the win in relief as timely hitting score two in the 8th. Orel Gardner hit a solo HR in the 7th.

Austin City Limits 1 vs Nashville Kool Kats 3 - Cory Mitchell picks up the win going 7 innings, striking out 9 and giving up two hits, one a blast from Al Pulido on the games opening pitch. Losing pitcher Christopher Bere gave up a 3-run shot from Pedro Guerrero.

San Jose Bad News Bees II 5 vs Las Vegas 69ers 1 - Turner Cromer picks up the win as
Jesus Vazquez solo shot and 2 run HRs from Nash Gray and Kevin Sparks provided the offense.

Cincinnati Waste Managers 12 vs Columbus Criminals 11 - Wilton Ashley picked up the win in a wild slug fest affair as both teams opened with 5 runs in the first and both had 4 run innings later in the contest. Alex Hull and Alfonso Diaz accounted for 5 runs with their towering shots for the Managers while Tomas Gonzales cracked one for the Criminals.

Trenton Tunnel Rats 9 vs Wichita Wingmen 10 - Buddy Miller picked up the win in relief in another slug fest. Earl Buhner, Dan Ashley and Ralph Bryant homered for the Rats but it was Heath Tate's 2-run homer in the 8th that sealed the come from behind win.

Jackson Holes and Richmond Poor Men - Billy Ray Hernandez, Wilson Costello and Wes Phillips each homerd for the Holes but Darrell Schoendienst's 2-run blast powered the Poor Men to victory in the bottom of the 8th. Johnnie Hernandez picked up the win in relief and Elroy Gant also had a home run.

Portland Opossums 3 vs San Francisco Super Sonics 1 - Frank Huff pitches 3 hit complete game victory on opening day. He looked shaky at first, giving up a walk, two hits and a run in the first, but settled down and became virtually unhittable the rest of the way. Portland mustered 3 runs on cheap singles and a couple timely doubles.

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