Friday, December 18, 2009

Opening Day 14 in Belle - Early Games

Around the AL...

Pedro Mendoza's RBI single in the 7th broke open a 1-1 tie, and Augusta topped Cincinnati 3-1. Jacque Butler allowed 1 run over 6, and Tomas Martin got the win for the Polar Bears.

Eric Brantley tripled and homered to drive in 5, and Victor Morales scored 4 times as Washington D.C. throttled Rochester 8-2. Norm Barkley went 6 for the win.

Nashville squeaked by Jackson, 2-1. Clyde Simon doubled home Ray Henley in the 7th for the game-winner, and Harold Bryant pitched 7 strong innings for the win.

Portland opened with a 6-2 road victory in San Diego. Frank Suzuki drove in 4 with a homer and a double, and 4 Bar & Grillers pitchers scattered 6 hits. Kevin Christensen picked up the win with 2 scoreless relief innings.

Around the NL...

Ottawa was cruising with a 9-0 lead, then survived a furious Trenton rally to hold on, 9-8. Rookie SS Cesar Liriano ripped 4 hits for the Ice; Larry Locke yielded just 1 walk over 4 innings to get the win in relief.

Indianapolis erupted for 5 runs in the bottom of the third, and the Sluggers took down Burlington, 5-3. Neal Stone's 2-run single was the big hit in the decisive 3rd. Sluggers starter Valerio Cerveza threw 8 innings for the W.

Austin pummeled Memphis, 14-0, in front of a home crowd. Newcomers paced the Chaloupas: Jesus Javier twirled 6 scoreless, and Scheffer and Grabowski knocked in 8.

Fresno got 3 in the fifth to snap a 3-3 tie with San Jose, and the Grizzlies went on to win 7-4. Dale Barker posted the win with 5 innings of work, and David Whitehead plated 4 with a double and a triple.

The remaining openers run in the pm2 cycle later today.

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