Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Charleston Wins Again

The Charleston Apologists win their second straight World Series sweeping the Cleveland Katanas once again.

Game 1 - Nash Brooks singled home the winning run in the 8th for the Apologists in a 2-1 win. Clevelands chance to blow the game open in the 6th inning ended with Lawrence Simpson in relief. Getting Terry Owen to ground out to 1B to end their scoring chance then shutting them down for another 2 innings.

Game 2 - Kazuhiro Lim shut down the Cleveland offense for 7 innings as the Charleston offense lit up the usually reliable Diego Martinez for 8 runs early.

Game 3 - Carlos Gonzalez made a surprise visit to the mound to start the game and thwarted the Cleveland offense for a while once again as the Charleston pen kept things quiet and Joseph Masato pitched his way out of a jam in the 9th to preserve the 2-1 win.

Game 4 - Charleston grabbed an early 5 run lead, but the tiring Matty Vaughn gave up 3 runs in the in the 6th and 1 in the 7th before Lawrence Simpson was brought in for yet another relief appearance to shut down the rally and finish the game.

Lawrence Simpson was voted the pitching MVP of the series with his 6.2 innings of flawless relief and Maximo Cota was voted the offensive MVP of the series.

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