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1996 PLAYER / PITCHER OF THE WEEK #2

Eric_Davis96Esteban_Loaiza96Brady_Anderson96Charles_Nagy96

NAME TEAM AVG SLG G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI K W IW SB CS HBP
DAVIS,Eric CHI  AL .435 .957 6 23 10 0 0 4 7 11 6 2 0 1 0 1
                                   
NAME CLUB G W L S ERA IP R ER H K BB IBB WP BK HB HR
LOAIZA,Esteban MEX  AL 2 2 0 0 2.08 13 3 3 8 12 4 0 0 0 0 2
                                   
NAME TEAM AVG SLG G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI K W IW SB CS HBP
ANDERSON,Brady MIC  NL .522 .826 6 23 12 1 0 2 10 10 3 4 0 4 0 3
                                   
NAME CLUB G W L S ERA IP R ER H K BB IBB WP BK HB HR
NAGY,Charles MIC  NL 2 1 0 0 1.65 16.1 3 3 3 8 8 0 0 0 0 1

California Quakes @ Castle Rock Hounds
Series Preview: The Castle Rock faithful are eagerly anticipating the home opener for their beloved Hounds. The Hounds will take on rival California in the series. Hounds officials are feeling slighted by the League’s preview that did not have them in the race for the AL West. Mr. Bonds is looking to lead the team to its first playoff berth in just their second season. Let’s see what we have!
Game #1: Fassero vs. Pettitte in Game 1, in a battle of Grade 13 lefties. The Quakes jump out to an early 2-0 lead by cobbling some hits together. But, the Hounds’ Jermaine Dye ties it up with a 2-run shot in the bottom of the 5th. Even with a Z, Pettitte is having control issues, walking 5 guys through 6 IP. Carlos Garcia comes up with a clutch 2-out RBI single in the bottom of the 7th to make it 3-2 Castle Rock. Terry Adams can’t hold on for Castle Rock, as Mike Lansing connects on an RBI double to tie it in the top of the 8th. Ochoa hits a SF to score Luis Gonzalez in the bottom of the 8th to make it 4-3 and Eric Plunk gets a 1-2-3 ninth to seal the victory in Castle Rock’s home opener. Final is 4-3, Colorado.

WP: Adams (2-1)
LP: Guthrie (0-1)
S: Plunk (2)

Game #2: Mark Clark takes on Ben McDonald in Game 2 (a battle of 10 starters….sensing a trend). Again, California strikes first, with a John Olerud 3-run HR. The Quakes take advantage of the Hounds sloppy fielding to extend the lead to 4-1. The Quakes pile on Bohanon in relief, adding 3 more in the 8th and 3 in the 9th. 10-2, California is the final.

WP: Clark (1-1)
LP: McDonald (0-2)

Game #3: Alex Fernandez facing off vs. Kenny Rogers in Game 3, with California having a pitching advantage on paper (14 vs. 10). Rogers walks the bases loaded in the first, but gets Steinbach to fly out to the warning track to avoid the grand salami. Canseco runs into the wall in the bottom of the 1st and is lost to the Quakes for 10 days (and two runs score). California gets one back, but the Hounds take advantage of some poor Quakes fielding to plate 2 in the bottom of the 3rd to take a 4-1 lead. Rogers gets through 6.2 before giving way to the bullpen. who sees it through the rest of the way. Final is Castle Rock 5, California 1.

WP: Rogers (1-0)
LP: Fernandez (0-2)

Game #4: Castle Rock looks to take a 3-1 series lead with Bielecki facing Eldred. Again, the Quakes would appear to have the pitching advantage in this one (14 vs. 10). Castle Rock strikes first, with Bonds knocking the ball out of Steinbach’s glove at the plate. Huskey adds a HR in the 2nd. Out of nowhere, Bielecki has a wrist injury and is pulled from the game, and will be out for 11 games. Quakes finally breakthrough in the 5th, plating two runs to take the 3-2 lead. Bonds gets a clutch RBI single in the bottom to tie it up though. The respective bullpens do their thing until Danny Tartabull breaks through with a walk-off solo HR in the bottom of the 11th. Final is Castle Rock 4, California 3.

WP: Adams (3-1)
LP: Hoffman (0-1)

Game #5: We have a double-header on our hands today, as the Hounds have already salvaged at least a split of the series. Game 1 of the twin bill sees Miranda face off against Fassero. Miranda was itchy (not sure why), and has been downgraded to a 1. It could get ugly. Steinbach hits a grand slam in the 3rd to take a 4-1 lead. Miranda takes one for the team out there, giving up 10 runs in 6 innings. California wins in a laugher, 11-3.

WP: Fassero (2-0)
LP: Miranda (0-1)

Game #6: The back end of the double-header sees Pettitte vs. Guthrie, as Colorado looks to win the series, while California is hoping to earn a split. The fireworks start early with California scoring 1 in top of the first, but Castle Rock answering with 3. But, California really puts some damage on Pettitte, adding 2 in the 3rd, 3 in the 4th and 2 in the 5th, capped by a Steinbach HR. Castle Rock can never pull too close, and California takes it 9-4.

WP: Guthrie (1-1)
LP: Pettitte (1-1)
S: Trombley (1)

Series Summary: The divisional rivals split the 6-game series after Castle Rock went up 3-1. California really got to the Hounds pitchers in the double-header. It should be a fun season for both teams in a competitive AL West.
Corktown Bootleggers @ Flossmoor Flying Squirrels
Series Preview: An early divisional battle between two of the top teams in the AL East.
Game #1: Pitchers duel as the Squirrels carry a 1-0 lead to the 9th before the Bootleggers tie it in the top half. But the home side-walks it off in the bottom of the ninth to get the win.
Game #2: Another tight one as Flossmoor jumps out to a 5-0 lead after four innings, but Corktown scores two in the 8th and two in the 9th to cut it to one, but cannot get the tying run across. FFS hangs on for the 5-4 win.
Game #3: Corktown got out to a 5-0 lead behind James Baldwin and never looked back as they cruise to a 6-3 win.
Game #4: This one was all Squirrels as they jump all over Doc Gooden early en route to a 9-2 win.
Game #5: Greg Maddux goes the distance in a complete-game shutout for a 2-0 Flossmoor win.
Game #6: The finale sees Ken Hill take a No-Hitter into the 6th inning, and some big hits from Ron Gant and Walt Weiss pace the Squirrels to a 5-3 win.
Series Summary: Nearly every game of the series was hard-fought and could have gone either way, but the home side gets the bounces and the stronger pitching, as Flossmoor wins five of six from Corktown.
Detroit Stars @ Chicago Demolition
Series Preview: An early-season matchup between two American League Central teams who both have hope of the playoffs.
Game #1: Eric Davis blats a 3-Run Home Run in the 3rd Inning, Carlos Delgado chips in with 2 RBI’s.

Final Score: Chicago 7 – Detroit 4

Win: Todd Stottlemyre 2-0 (5.79)
Loss: Al Leiter 0-1 (9.64)
Save: Mike Timlin #2

Game #2: Eric Davis comes through again with a 3 for 5, 2 Home Runs, 4 RBI’s. Lance Johnson hits a Home Run & has 3 RBI’s. Chicago cruises.

Final Score: Chicago 8 – Detroit 3

Win: Pedro Martinez 1-1 (11.08)
Loss: Ismael Valdez 1-1 (5.40)

Game #3: Chicago scores 5 in the bottom of the 1st Inning to take a commanding lead early. Detroit comes back with 15 Un-Answered runs. Raul Mondesi has 2 Home Runs, 5 RBI’s. Hal Morris has 4 Hits & 3 RBI’s. Mo Vaughn Homers & has 3 RBI’s. It was ugly.

Final Score: Detroit 15 – Chicago 5

Win: Bobby Witt 0-1 (14.00)
Loss: Chad Ogea 1-0 (6.00)

Game #4: In a close one, Chicago ends up squeaking it out by a single run. Tony Phillips has a Home Run & 2 RBI’s.

Final Score: Chicago 3 – Detroit 2

Win: Juan Guzman 2-0 (1.76)
Loss: Doug Linton 0-1 (8.00)
Save: Mike Timlin #3

Game #5: Detroit scores 3 in the top of the 1st & scores 1 in the 9th. Between there Chicago scores 16.
Dan Wilson has a Grand Slam & 5 RBI’s, Carlos Delgado & Jeff Cirillo both have 3 RBI’s for Chicago. It was a rout.Final Score: Chicago 3 – Detroit 2Win: Terrell Wade 1-0 (3.86)
Loss: Pete Schourek 1-1 (11.42)
Game #6: Roger Clemens goes 8.1 Innings before Scott Radinsky comes on with runners at first & second. A ground ball Double Play, off the bat of Derek Bell ends it & Chicago picks up a 1 Run victory.

Final Score: Chicago 2 – Detroit 1

Win: Roger Clemens 2-0 (3.22)
Loss: Al Leiter 0-2 (6.23)
Save: Scott Radinsky #1

Series Summary: Chicago picks up 5 wins on the week out of 6 games. Detroit played them tough & tight.
One blow out either way. Both teams look forward to the long battle this Summer for the American League Central title.
Manhattan Gas Hornets @ Hampton Huskies
Series Preview: Looking forward to this series as one of the few this season where the Huskies will have the pitching advantage against the Manhattan Gas Hornets. The test will be how we fare against lefties which looks like pretty much all we will be facing this series.
Game #1: Krivda makes the Huskies look the bozos I fear that they really are. Krivda goes the distance with seven Ks and gives up just five hits in a 3-0 shutout. Dave Martinez has three hits including two double and drove in two runs. Mickey Tettleton was 1 for 1 as a Hampton pinch hitter … yeah, that is my team highlight.
Game #2: This game should have come with airsick bags. Chris Haney goes the distance (and why the hell not) in a 10-4 laugher over Hampton. Derek Jeter (3) and Benito Santiago (2) homered for the good team. Mark Langston pitched like … like … a twat is that best I can describe it which I guess means Dane Johnson pitched like two twats cuz he gave up six runs in 2/3 innings.
Game #3: Ray Durham singled home Derrick May in the top of the 10th to lift Manhattan to their 3rd straight win over the Hampton Douchebags (only slightly bitter) in a 5-4 win. Brian McRae (3) homered for Hampton. In a rare pitching highlight for Hampton, Chan Ho Park fanned 11 in seven innings.
Game #4: Manhattan takes its 4th straight 8-2. Scott Livingstone, Derek Jeter, and Tino Martinez each drove in two. Tim Van Egmond fell off a cliff (wishful thinking) and fell to 0-2 with a 13.94 ERA. Not since Linda Lovelace has someone sucked like this.
Game #5: A doubleheader? Sure … why the hell not.
Garret Anderson (1) blasted two-run homer in the 5th inning to tie it and rallied the Gas Hornets as they chugged out three more runs in the 6th as Manhattan continued its steamroller over the Huskies in a 6-4 win. Brian McRae hit his 3rd homer of the young season for Hampton.
Game #6: In all honesty, I think the Gas Hornets just felt bad for us … but even so, we almost blew it.
The Gas Hornets ran out of starters and threw Russ Springer up on the mound and he did pretty well allowing just three runs in 6.1 innings, but Kevin Stocker singled in the bottom of the 10th to lift Hampton to a rare win 6-5. Young (1) and Tino Martinez (1) homered for Manhattan.
Series Summary: Blech …

A 3-8 home stand to open the season has the Hampton GM pondering whether to reach for the trade lines or the handle to the dumpster.

Manhattan takes 5 of 6.

Throw a lefty at Hampton and they lose their shit. Any lefty. Even if you’ve got a hot dog vendor who is left-handed.

For F… sake …

Steel City Sluggers @ Santa Rosa Beach Bums
Series Preview: The current #1 and #2 teams in the National League East face-off as the Steel City Sluggers travel to Santa Rosa Beach.
Game #1: The Sluggers send ace Smiley to the mound to face Bums ace Smoltz. Goose eggs until the bottom of the 6th, when Smoltz led off with a single advanced on a Jensen bunt and scored on a Caminiti 2-out single. Smiley proceeded to walk Sanders and White to make it 2-0. He Sluggers followed up with a run in the top of the 7th when O’Brien scored on a Goodwin single. Goodwin advanced to second on a passed ball and scored on a Grace single, 2-2. Sluggers loaded the bases in the 8th with 2-out and Raines slaps one through the infield to score two. Sluggers 4-2. Pitch hitter Berry then bangs a double to right for 2 more.
Steel City 6 6 0 WP: Corsi; 2b: Berry, Greer; SH: Naering; S: Stanton.
Santa Rosa Beach 2 6 1 LP: Fetters: Sb: White; SH: Jensen, Smoltz; BS: Villone
Game #2: Sluggers call on Hamilton to face Bums Appier. Bums Caminiti hits a solo shot in the 2nd. In the 4th Caminiti singled, White reached 1st on a fielder’s choice, stole and scored on a Brumfield single, 2-0. Sluggers tie it on a Naehring 2-run homer in their next at-bat. Sluggers Grace banged a 2-out double in the 6th, Sluggers 3-2. After Moradini singled and stole 2nd and 3rd, Raines lifted a Sacrifice fly in the 7th, Sluggers 4-2.
Steel City 4 8 2 WP: Hamilton: 2b: Grace; 3b: Moradini; HR: Naehring; Sb: Moradini 3, Goodwin 2, Floyd; SF: Raines; H: Dahl; S Stanton.
Santa Rosa Beach 2 5 0 LP: Appier: 2b: Brumfield; HR: Caminiti; Sb: White.
Game #3: Sluggers call on Darwin to face Bums Finley. Bums Caminiti doubled home Alomar in the 1st. Greer then drops a fly allowing Caminiti to score. A second Sluggers error, this one by Grace, allows Cangelosi to score from 1st in the 3rd. Bums 3-0. That was followed by a 2-run shot by Thomas. Finley puts in a strong performance going 7IP allowing 0R on 4H and 1W w/ 9K before going down for 9 days.
Steel City 1 6 2 LP: Darwin; 2b: Raines, Vaughn.
Santa Rosa Beach 7 8 1 WP: Finley; 2b: Caminiti; HR: Thomas 2; Sb: Alomar; SF: Alomar: SH: Finley 2.
Game #4: Sluggers looking to guarantee a slip send in Navarro to face Bums Rosado. In the 9th Raines reached, Moradini pitch ran, Grace grounded a hit-and-run through the infield and Moradini scored on a Vaughn sac fly, Sluggers 1-0.
Steel City 1 4 2 WP: Navarro; 2b Abbott; Sb: Berry: SF: Vaughn.
Santa Rosa Beach 0 4 0 LP: Rosado;
Game #5: Sluggers call on Harnisch for the series win and the Bums go with Boskie. With 2-out in the 2nd, the Sluggers string together two singles and a walk for a score. Ditto in the 4th. Sluggers 2-0. No Harnisch adds a single 3-0. Bums get on the board in the bottom of the 4th on a Rod Myers solo shot. Bums Alomar homers in the 5th to make it a 1-run game. Sluggers Dunston triple in the 8th and added the insurance run when next batter Vaughn singled. Sluggers 4-2.
Steel City 4 8 0 WP: Harnisch; 3b: Dunston; H: Stanton; S: Corsi.
Santa Rosa Beach 2 8 0 LP: Boskie: 2b: Brumfield; HR: Alomar, Myers; Sb: Alomar, Caminiti, Sanders.
Game #6: In the second game of the doubleheader, the Sluggers choose Smiley and the Bums call on Smoltz to try to stop the slide. In the 1st Alomar doubled and Thomas banged an RBI single. Sluggers Vaughn powered a 2-run blast in the 3rd for the 2-1 lead. Bums Sanders tied it in the bottom half with a solo shot. Alomar then doubled and scored on a Caminiti single as the Bums retake the lead, 3-2. Sluggers Greer walked in the 6th, advanced and scored on a Naehring single to tie it up. With 2-out in the 9th pinch hitter, Raines rips a 2-run homer. Sluggers 4-2.
Steel City 5 7 0 WP: Smiley; 2b: Goodwin; HR: Vaughn, Raines; SH: Dunston, Naehring; S: Stanton.
Santa Rosa Beach 3 8 0 LP: Villone; 2b: Alomar 2; Sanders 1; Sb: Brumfield
Series Summary: Sluggers come into Santa Rosa Beach and put it to’em taking 5 of 6.
Mexico City Chihuahuas @ Harper Woods Expos
Series Preview: Mexico City comes to town.
Game #1: All little dogs 9-5
W Loiza 1-1 10.97 era
L Salkeld 0-2 9.00 era
Game #2: Mexico City wins it in 12 7-5
W Spoljaric 1-1 18.00 era
L Wickander 0-2 5.40 era
Game #3: The Expos get in the win column 7-6
W Cook 1-0 2.45 era
L McCarthy 1-1 3.86 era
S Eckersley 1 7.11 era
Game #4: Sweeney hits a walk-off bomb for the Spos. They win it 4-3
W Eckersley 2-1 6.14 era
L Veras 0-1 4.91 era
Game #5: Harper Woods take their 3rd in a row 6-3
W Salkeld 1-2 6.14 era
L Telgheder 0-1 6.23 era
S Grace 1 0.00 era
Game #6: Mexico City wins 6-3
W Loiza 2-1 7.13 era
L Mercker 0-1 11.12 era
Series Summary: Two average teams play an average series with average results
Cincinnati Outlaws @ Valdosta Bombers
Series Preview: The big divisional showdown in the second week of the season as Valdosta comes in for a six-game set.
Game #1: VAL 3-11-0, CIN 4-9-0 (10), Sorrento scores the walk-off run in the tenth on a wild pitch from Franco.
Game #2: VAL 11-14-0, CIN 4-8-2, The Bombers score six in the seventh to break the game open. Karros delivers THREE home runs.
Game #3: VAL 7-14-0, CIN 5-13-0
Game #4: VAL 5-10-1, CIN 4-5-1
Game #5: VAL 6-13-1, CIN 0-4-2. Bombers turn three double plays.
Game #6: VAL 6-8-0, CIN 5-12-0
Series Summary: The series very quickly got out of hand as Valdosta took five of six in an ass-kicking style of play.
Portland Mavericks @ Fort Worth Panthers
Series Preview: 2nd week of the 1996 season.
Game #1: A couple of RBI singles by John Mabry and Fred McGriff in the third were all the scoring Ft.

Worth’s Kevin Brown needed for the victory. The Mavericks got their only run in the 7th on a one-out bases-loaded force out at the third base.

Panthers 2, Mavericks 1

K. Brown, W, 2-0
M. Rojas, S, 2
R. Pavlik, L, 0-2

Game #2: Bill Hasselman, who started the season off hot, hit a three-run homer in the third to give Portland a 3-0 advantage. Hasselman also scored a run in the 4th and would end the day with a .500 average through the first 7 games.

In the bottom of the 6th with his team down 4-2, Fred McGriff stepped up with the bases loaded, “Infield deep … OSUNA fires it in … MCGRIFF swings hard … and lifts a fly ball to right the runner’s tag … CARTER backpedals … still drifting back … he might run out of room, he times his leap … gone! … it sailed over the wall for a grand slammer! whoa, baby, that ball just kept on carrying … CARTER hangs his head he just missed making a spectacular catch … MCGRIFF will take a tour of the bases” Gary Sheffield, the early AL home run leader, followed with a blast of his own – his 5th of the season.

Hideo Nomo was not crisped today so after a leadoff hit to start the 7th he exited, but Rick Honeycutt was also off his game as he allowed a single, double, walk, single and two runs. However, with the bases loaded and no outs he somehow finished the inning with the Panthers still leading. After a line out and pop up to the Panther’s catcher, the inning ended in a weird way. “The pitch … fly ball to the alley in right … COLEMAN’s after it … so’s CARR … CARR’s there it’s off his glove! … but he’s out! … COLEMAN makes the catch … what a play! class dismissed”

Mike Jackson and Mel Rojas were able to close out the game again as the Panthers take game two.

Panthers 7, Mavericks 6

H. Nomo, W, 1-1
M. Rojas, S, 3
F. Rodriguez, L, 1-1

Home Runs:
(POR) B. Hasselman (3)
(FWP) F. McGriff (1)
(FWP) G. Sheffield (5)

Game #3: The two teams kept exchanging runs until Wally Joyner led off the bottom of the 7th with his first homer of the year. The Panthers extended their lead in the 8th on a single by John Mabry, who had also homered in the first and a triple by Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez.

Panthers 5, Mavericks 2

D. Osborne, W, 2-0
M. Rojas, S, 4
D. Springer, L, 0-2

Home Runs:
(POR) J. Blauser (1)
(FWP) J. Mabry (1)
(FWP) W. Joyner (1)

Game #4: Doug Drabek in his first start of the year for the Panthers gave up 5 runs in the third, but was able to hang around through the 5th. Trailing 6-1 to start the 6th Ft. Worth brought on Ramon Morel for mop-up duty, but he ended up getting mopped himself by the Mavericks in the last two innings for 8 runs including a grand slam by Chuck Knoblauch in the 8th. Knoblauch was a single shy of the cycle and drove in 6 runs. Three Maverick hitters had 3 hits and they cranked out 18 total hits as a team.

Mavericks 14, Panthers 1

B. Wells, W, 1-0
D. Drabek, L, 0-1

Home Runs:
(POR) C. Curtis (1)
(POR) C. Knoblauch (1)
(POR) J. Carter (3)

Game #5: In the first game of the doubleheader, Jeff Conine gives Portland a 2-1 lead in the 6th when he singles home Chuck Knoblauch. The bottom of the Panther lineup ties the game in the bottom of the 6th with 3 straight 1 out singles. The Mavericks shortstop makes a great play to get the 2nd out, but a run still scored then the scoring for the inning is capped off by a single from Thomas Perez. Ft. Worth gets 4 more runs in the 8th – 2 scoring on bases-loaded walks to pull away from the Mavericks.

Panthers 8, Mavericks 2

B. Tewsbury, W, 1-0
D. Wall, L, 0-2

Home Runs:
(POR) T. Zeile (2)

Game #6: In the 2nd game, Jose Lima flirted in and out of danger for Ft. Worth through his 6 innings plus and only allowed a single run. Meanwhile, on offense Fred McGriff had a double and a home run and 3 other Panther hitters drove in a run. Mel Rojas gets his 4th save of the series.

Panthers 4, Mavericks 1

J. Lima, W, 1-0
M. Rojas, S, 5
R. Pavlik, L, 0-3

Home Runs:
(FWP) F. McGriff (2)

Series Summary: Ft. Worth wins 5 of 6
Michigan Mauraders @ Sugar Land Skeeters
Series Preview: Michigan rolls into Sugar Land to play 6 games, which includes a doubleheader. Michigan plays the games on the road.
Game #1: Nagy vs. Alvarez. Bernie Williams and Cal Ripken both hit their 3rd homers of the year for Michigan. Nagy with a solid start, but neither starting pitcher gets a decision as this game goes to the 11th inning. Michigan gets two runs in the 11th to take the win. Jim Thome hits his 1st homer of the year for Sugar Land.

Michigan 5 Sugar Land 3 (11)

Game #2: Radke vs. Bobby Jones. All scoring was done very early in the game. Merced and Alou drive in both runs for the Skeeters. Hoiles hits a homer for Michigan. Jones earns the victory and Radke takes the loss.

Sugar Land 2 Michigan 1

Game #3: Gardner vs. Gubicza. Both starting pitchers struggle, but Gardner survives to pitch 6 innings and earns the win. Michigan gets 4 homers. Thome and Lampkin hit homers for the Skeeters. Thome goes 4 for 4. Brady Anderson records 4 RBIs.

Michigan 13 Sugar Land 5

Game #4: Avery vs. Abbott. Michigan hangs on and scores 2 insurance runs in the 9th to win the game. Lieberthal, Boone, and Ripken hit homers for Michigan. The Skeeters get a Jay Bell homer. Avery earns his 1st win of the year.

Michigan 8 Sugar Land 6

Game #5: Morgan vs. Aldred. Michigan gets some great offense against Aldred. Brosius slugs a homer for Michigan. Morgan goes the distance for his 1st win of the year. Bill Spiers hits a homer for Sugar Land.

Michigan 12 Sugar Land 2

Game #6: Nagy vs. Alvarez. History happens as Nagy tosses a NO-HITTER for Michigan in game 2 of the doubleheader. Nagy walks 4 and strikes out 2. He had no offensive worries, as Michigan’s bats make the game pretty easy. Palmeiro and Ripken each with 4 hits. Palmeiro and Anderson hit homers.

Michigan 17 Sugar Land 0

Series Summary: Michigan wins 5 of 6 from Sugar Land. History was made as Charles Nagy throws a no-hitter in a 17-0 game.
DeWitt Tigers @ New Hampshire Nighthawks
Series Preview: Two AL East teams clash in New Hampshire.
Game #1: The Nighthawks jump all over John Burkett with 5 runs in the 1st as Burkett is yanked after 2/3 of an inning. That’s all Tim Belcher would need as he goes CG 5H 2ER as the Nighthawks cruise to a lopsided win.
New Hampshire 14 Dewitt 2
Game #2: Nighthawks bats keep pounding the baseball as they score 4 in the 3rd and 8 in the 4th, behind 2 Johnny Damon HRs. Ed Sprague and Pete Incaviglia also homer in the game.
New Hampshire 13 Dewitt 6
Game #3: Nighthawks lead 4-2 heading into the 9th. Bill Risley absolutely implodes. Faces 6 batters, walks 3 and gives up 5ER. Rey Ordonez hits a big 3 run triple to give Dewitt the lead. Nighthawks get 2 in the 9th but Chris Gomez grounds out with the tying run on 2nd base.
Dewitt 7 New Hampshire 6
Game #4: Game 4 goes 11 innings, Matt Lawton ends it with a Walk-off 2-run HR. Dewitt had a run in the 2nd and a run in the 3rd but never scored again as they had 2 runs on 11 hits, just never could get that big hit. Sammy Sosa was HBP by Rueter and is injured for 6 days.
New Hampshire 4 Dewitt 2
Game #5: Matt Williams ties the game in the 6th inning with a big 2-run blast. Chris Gomez breaks the tie with a solo HR in the 7th to give the Nighthawks a lead that the bullpen wouldn’t give up.
New Hampshire 5 Dewitt 4
Game #6: Dewitt bats pound Nighthawks pitching for 9 runs on 18 hits. Burkett goes 8 strong innings on giving up only 2 runs. Matt Williams homers for the 3rd time in the series and Dewitt takes the final game of the series.
Dewitt 9 New Hampshire 3
Series Summary: New Hampshire takes 4 of 6 as the bats hit well in this series for both teams. A couple 1 run games, so a couple bounces the other way and this series is completely different. The Nighthawks will enjoy the winning record as it most likely will not last long.
Long Beach Titans @ Blarney Drive Bandits
Series Preview: Titans (1-4) take on Blarney (0-5).
Game #1: Blarney score 3 in the first two frames and makes it hold up. Both starters were solid and the Bandit pen was perfect. Quilvio Veras (3-3) and Darin Fletcher led the Bandit attack.

LBT 2 BDB 3

W – Hampton (1-1)
L – Martinez (0-2)
S – Myers (1)

Game #2: -1 after 7 full the Bandits ambush Brandenburg in the 8th for 2 and the W. Todd Greene drilled a 2-run no-doubter for the game-winner.

LBT 1 BDB 3

W -Vosberg (1-0)
L – Brandenburg (0-1)
S – Myers (2)

Game #3: Offense at a premium this series. Teams are tied 1-1 after 5 full and the Bandits Bordick drives in his 2nd run of the game in the 6th, which ends up being the game-winner.

LBT 1 BDB 2

W – Weathers (1-1)
L – Boehringer (0-2)
S- Johnstone (1)

Game #4: Blarney busts out for 3 in the 1st and never let the Titans get close.

LBT 2 BDB 5

W – Aguilera (1-0)
L – Sager (1-1)
S – Swindell (1)

Game #5: Double Header day!

Game 1: Bandits plate 4 in the 1st this time but couldn’t hold the lead as Long Beach scratches back and ties it in the 9th. Blarney squeaks one home in the 13th to make it 5 straight W’s, to match their 5 straight losses in week 1. 12 pitches climbed the hill as both teams sent 6.

LBT 4 BDB 5

W – Wengert (1-0)
L – Wagner (0-1)
S – None

Game #6: Double Header Game 2:

With the pens gassed this was a low scoring affair. Titans score 1 in the 1st, Bandits tie it in the 5th, and Titans score the game-winner in the 6th.

LBT 2 BDB 1

W – Cordova (1-1)
L – Hampton (1-2)
S – Mesa (1)

Series Summary: Not many highlights as both teams struggled to score. Bandits take it 5-1.
Winnipeg Goldeyes @ Stockton Wings
Game #1: STO 6 – WGE 3

WP: Lieber
LP: Glavine
SV: Florie

Game #2: STO 4 – WGE 2

WP: D. Oliver
LP: Benes
SV: Simas

Game #3: STO 7 – WGE 1

WP: Oliveras
LP: Candiotti

Game #4: WGE 5 – STO 2

WP: Schilling
LP: Schmidt
SV: Holtz

Game #5: STO 11 – WGE 4

WP: D’Amico
LP: J. Thompson

Game #6: STO 1 – WGE 0 (12 inn)

WP: B. MacDonald
LP: room

Series Summary: STO takes the series 5 games to 1.

1996 MWWL
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