The Northridge & McGuiness Dodgers go to .500
Posted by eric kondo on Apr 24 2006 at 05:00PM PDT
In a rematch with the Pirates, the Northridge & McGuiness Dodgers go down in the high seas behind Capn Blackjack Bob Kelly, his scurvy firstmate Bill Garvine, and his crew, 17-6. In a game that should have been one of the better match-ups of the week, the Dodgers uncharacteristically made 12 errors behind their pitchers and thusly contributed to their own demise. The Pirates took full advantage and made the Dodgers pay dearly for each of them. It also didn't hurt that they came into this game swinging their bats with highlights by Tomas smoking a triple to RC, Kelly getting on 5 times and scoring on 4 of those, Yee smoking a ball down the 3rd baseline for an RBI, McMahon going oppo down the line for an RBI before scoring himself. Defensively, Tomas threw a great game keeping the Dodgers off balance and off the boards for 3 innings before allowing 2 runs. The Dodgers in contrast struggled to get things going with the bats through 3 and when the ball was hit, the Pirates executed defensively. In the 4th, Chris Fenk got things going with a hard line drive up the middle and Jarod Carmon hit a double bringing in Fenk to get the Dodgers on the board. Kenny Swain had a sac hit to score Carmon. In the 5th, the Pirates made a pitching change and the Dodgers bats started to warm up with a leadoff single by Bo Banks, an oppo double by Buckley sending backs to 3rd. Kyle Leong was intentially walked to load the bases however, the Pirate pitcher walked Fenk to score Banks. Trevor Toy had a sac hit to score Buckley and the Dodgers were back into the fight with the score 4-7. In the 6th, the Dodgers ship took a shot at the waterline and started sinking and allowed 10 runs before getting their last at bats. Leading off in the bottom of the 6th, 10 yo Graeme Onuffer decided he was up to the task and sent a line drive single into CF. Then he stole 2nd and scored on a Bo Banks double to right center. Banks then stole 3rd and scored on when Buckly sac bunted. Kyle Leong then smoked a ball which looked like it was going to go into the outfield but the Pirate 2nd basemen pulled it down to end the game. The last game should now be a doosey to watch!
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