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For Immediate Release
October 22, 2010

Iron City vs. Tijuana – MWBL World Series – (Played live via logmein on 09/15/10)



Game 1 – Two dominant starters in Chris Carpenter and Tim Lincecum kick off the 2010 MWBL World Series. Iron City starts the scoring with a 2 out bloop single by D. Murphy in the 2nd. Tijuana strikes back in the 3rd with a run scoring double by Billy Butler. With men on 1st and 2nd Joe Mauer steps up a delivers a run scoring single to put the home team ahead 2-1. Both pitchers cruise through the next 2 frames. Top of the 6 with 2 outs, The Yinzer’s rally. A 2-out double by Kendry Morales starts things off. Next batter Victor Martinez steps in and gets drilled. With 2 on and 2 out Mike Lowell hits what should be the last out grounder to first, but no! Carpenter couldn’t find the bag on the cover, Lowell safe. With a lefty in Carlos Gonzalez stepping to the plate the Tijuana brings in the lefty Miller to get 1 out. First pitch Carlos hits a little grounder towards 1st which scoots past Fielder and allows 2 to score and put The Yinzers up 3-2. Pierzynski flies out to end the inning. Top 8 sees K. Morales smack a solo shot giving Iron City a 4-2 lead going into the 9th. An itchy J. Frasor is brought in to close things out. J. Upton gets things going for the home team who needs 2 runs to force extras. The delivery from Jason Frasor, Justin Upton swings…No! He didn’t he held up, ball 4. Next batter Billy Butler steps in, there goes Justin Upton…the throw…He’s safe. Next pitch to Butler nails him leaving men on 1st and 2nd nobody out. Mauer steps in…The pitch…grounder deep short Andrus can get there, they waive Upton around…the throw is too late, he scores. Bottle Rockets down only one, 4-3. Frasor just doesn’t look comfortable out there. Next, Beltran steps up. Pitch from Frasor…Beltran swings… A BLAST to right, it’s a no doubter. 6-4 Bottle Rockets win!! Bottle Rockets win!! We’ll see what kind of effect this loss might have on the Iron City squad. That was tough.

Game 2 – Tijuana sends Zack Greinke out to face Iron City’s Tommy Hanson in game 2. Tommy gets into trouble early in this one. A walk, 2 singles and 2 doubles in the 2nd allows Tijuana to race out to a 4-0 lead. Carlos. Beltran hits his 2nd homer of the series (solo shot) and an RBI single from J.D. Drew in the 5th put the home team up 6-0. Greinke cruises thru 7, allowing 3 hits, a walk and zero runs. Tijuana hands things over to the pen. Each of Darren O’day and M. Adams allow 3 hits and a run in their lone inning of work. Tijuana takes it 6-2.

Game 3 – The Yinzer hope a little home cooking can cure their ills. Not going to be easy as Tijuana sends out 16xyz J. Vazquez. The Yinzers counter with 14yz R. Wolf. The Bottle Rockets get things going with a solo shot from H. Ramirez in the 3rd. Three singles and an error net Tijuana 2 more runs in the 4th giving them a 3-0 lead. Yinzers strike back quick pushing 1 across in the bottom half of the inning. Tijuana adds a single run in each of the 7th and 8th innings and the bullpen combo of Miller, Belisario and Adams slams the door shut on Iron City and quite possibly there season as they are now down a deep 3-0 hole after losing this one by a score of 5-1.

Game 4 – Desperate and clinging to hope Iron City sends out ace T. Lincecum to try and get them on the board. Tijuana counters with their game 1 starter C. Carpenter. Top 1, A hit and wild pitch put H. Ramirez in scoring postion with 1 out. Stepping in the box is game 1 hero C. Beltran. True to form he comes through with an rbi single. Beltran strikes again delivering an rbi double in the 3rd putting Tijuana ahead 2-0. The 5th is where it falls apart for the Yinzers. Beltran delivers yet another rbi and B. Zobrist adds 2 of his own and Tijuana jumps out to the big 5-0 lead. C. Carpenter is dominant. He doesn’t give up his 1st hit until the 7th and allows 2 for the game. He goes the distance in the 2-hit shutout. He also goes 3-4 at the plate with a walk. Tijuana in a blowout 8-0!!! World Champions!!!!

Congrats to Mayo on a great season. I look forward to defending my title next year (will require a lot of work).

Carlos Beltran

Beltran blast in the 9th inning of game #1 set the tone for the series.
Beltran hit .471 with a .526 OB%. 2 HR’s, 10 RBI’s, 2 BB & played a flawless outfield.


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