1996 PLAYER / PITCHER OF THE WEEK #21
|Corktown Bootleggers @ Portland Mavericks|
|Series Preview:||The 75-48 Corktown Bootleggers visit the Portland Mavericks.|
|Game #1:||Portland gets the close win in a game without much offense.
POR 3 COR 2
|Game #2:||Corktown rides 3 dingers to the easy win
COR 6 POR 2
|Game #3:||Alex Rodgriguez goes 4-5 with 2 doubles and an HR for the Bootleggers in another easy win. Rodriguez is hitting .358 on the year so far.
COR 8 POR 3
|Game #4:||Deja Vu with ARod again going 4-5 with 2 doubles and a HR. Ups average to .363. Corktown wins with 3 runs in the 13th inning.
COR 4 POR 1
|Game #5:||ARod ONLY goes 6-4 this game and another Bootlegger victory. A-Rod watch Avg .363
COR 7 POR 3
|Game #6:||Portland squeaks out the win behind a great pitching performance by Dennis Springer.
POR 2 COR 1
|Series Summary:||Corktown wins the series 4 games to 2.|
|Flossmoor Flying Squirrels @ Detroit Stars|
|Series Summary:||FFS takes series over Det 4-2|
|Hampton Huskies @ Winnipeg Goldeyes|
|Series Preview:||Hampton is in the wrong division as they are in third place with a good team. Winnipeg is a good team in a poor division so are not far from coasting. This hopefully will be a good series that maybe a 1st round playoff match up.|
|Game #1:||Gordon gets the call for Hampton, Flener for Selkirk.
Surhoff does and scores on a sac fly 1-0 Hampton in 1st.
Lofton hits Gordon 1st pitch for a homer 1-1
In 4th Hampton loaded bases but Stocker strikeout dreaming of a grand slam. 1-1
In the 8th Hampton comes through Martin homer and McRae groundout 3-1 Hampton
bottom of the ninth Winnipeg loads bases Vizquel sac fly 3-2 Hampton
McGuire walks to load them again Rhodes trying to save Mathews
Frye off the bench 1 out bases loaded down 3-2 Ham
single Frye Buhner scores, Lopez held at 3rd 3-3
Lofton single Walkoff 4-3 Winnipeg
|Game #2:||Hershiser starts for Hampton, vs Justin Thompson.
WGE: 1st- Roberts double scores on a Franco groundout. 1-0 WGE
WGE: 4th- Buhner scores on a Mouton single. then a Pitcher hit for a rbi. A two-run single by Roberts Ventura 2 run single 7-0 WGE
WGE 5th- 5 more Winnipeg runs 12-0 WGE
Thompson finishes off the 3-hitter in the 12-0 blowout
|Game #3:||Glavine going for Winnipeg, Vangemond for Hampton.
1st: WGE Franco 2 run homer 2-0 WGE
4th: WGEe Franco rbi ground out 3-0 WGE
5th: Hampton -Tettleton scores martin 3-1 WGE
6th: Hampton – Surhoff 2 run homerun 3-3 WGE
7th: Hampton – Eric Young steal and scored. 4-3 Hampton
Mathews holds on for save as Bip Roberts caught stealing to end it. 4-3 Hampton
|Game #4:||Benes for Winnipeg Langston for Hampton
4th: HAM – Martin drives in a run 1-0 ham
7th: Ham 2-run reed homer 3-0 ham
8th: Ham McRae homer 4-0
Great Langston game 4-0
series tied 2-2
|Game #5:||Winnipeg ace Schilling (14-2) vs Ruebel
Nightmare 5th for Winnipeg. @ run Rodriquez double followed by 3 run Surhoff homer. 5-0 Ham
6th back to back rbi doubles 5-2 Ham
7th: back to back rbi singles by Winning off Mathews 5-4 ham
9th: ham scores on rbi ground out 6-4 ham
9th: WGEe: Rbi single by Franco sac fly Ventura tied 6-6 off Assenmacher, then walk-off single Lopez 7-6 Winnipeg like game 1
|Game #6:||Back to Gordon vs Flener
1st: Mcgwire rbi single 1-09 WGE
3rd: Lopez 2 run single, frye rbi single, Pemberton rbi single, wp run. 6-0 WGE
4th: Ventura homer, Vizquel 2 run triple, mouton drives him in 10-0 WGE
5th: HAM Kevin Young homer first hit 10-1 WGE
5th: WGE scores a run 11-1
6th: Martin 3 run homer
7th: HAM Young homer 11-5
7th: WGE – Ventura rbi 2b, Franco rbi single, 3 run Vizquel homer!
|Series Summary:||Winnipeg wins because of two blowouts and takes the series 4-2.
Pitcher of the week: J. Thompson 87 games score 3-hitter, 2 walks and 8 K’s and win
Hitter: Lofton: 11 for 20 .550 average
|Castle Rock Hounds @ Chicago Demolition|
|Series Preview:||Chicago not thinking playoffs anymore & just worrying about coverage and finishing out the year, looking forward to 1997 takes on the Hounds from Castle rock.|
|Game #1:||Jeff Cirillo 3 for 4 with 2 Runs, a Home Run & 3 RBI’s & Mark Lewis Grand Slam Home Run, 4 RBI’s lead the way for Chicago.
Final Score: Chicago 9 – Castle Rock 7
Win: Dario Veras 2-1 (4.07)
|Game #2:||Jeff Cirillo 3 for 5 with 1 Run Scored, a Home Run & 2 RBI’s leads the way for the Demolition. Pete Harnisch pitches well in his first game for Chicago.
Final Score: Chicago 4 – Castle Rock 2
Win: Pete Harnisch 8-4 (4.17)
|Game #3:||Andy Pettitte was dominant throwing a Complete Game Shutout for the Hounds. Danny Tartabull goes 3 for 4 with a Home Run, 2 Runs Scored.
Final Score: Castle Rock 3 – Chicago 2
Win: Andy Pettitte 14-5 (2.96)
|Game #4:||J.T. Snow had a Home Run & 4 RBI’s. Royce Clayton was 2 for 4 with 3 Runs Scored.
Final Score: Castle Rock 6 – Chicago 2
Win: Steve Wojciechowski 7-7 (4.24)
|Game #5:||Chicago pounded out 12 hits, led by Edgar Renteria, Jeffery Hammonds & Charles Johnson. Bobby Witt continues to pitch well even though he sucks.
Final Score: Chicago 8 – Castle Rock 3
Win: Bobby Witt 8-2 (4.14)
|Game #6:||Two late runs in the 8th give Chicago the win.
Final Score: Chicago 5 – Castle Rock 4
Win: Scott Radinsky 2-0 (1.20)
|Series Summary:||Chicago wins the series 4 games to 2, but a couple of hits either way and things could have been very much different.|
|Fort Worth Panthers @ Harper Woods Expos|
|Game #1:||Expos win in twelve 6-5
W Bruske 1-0 0.00era
L Pavlas 1-1 1.02 era
|Game #2:||The Panthers win in eleven 4-3
W Pavlas 2-1 0.95 era
L Eckersley 3-7 4.31 era
S Rojas 39 0.62 era
|Game #3:||Wally Joyner walks it off for the ‘Spos in 12 innings 1-0
W Eckersley 4-7 4.22 era
L Borbon 1-2 3.42 era
|Game #4:||Harper Woods wins it 9-3
W Erickson 10-9 3.73 era
L Drabek 11-7 5.73 era
|Game #5:||Fort Worth wins it 3-1
W Brown 21-3 1.48 era
L Mercker 0-8 8.90 era
S Rojas 40 0.60 era
|Game #6:||Expos take the last game 7-3
W Mussina 12-9 3.72 era
L Nomo 16-5 2.62 era
S Pall 1 5.31 era
|Series Summary:||A very tight series is won by the home team 4 games to 2|
|Manhattan Gas Hornets @ Michigan Mauraders|
|Series Preview:||Manhattan visits Michigan for 6 games.|
|Game #1:||n the 1st, Tino Martinez hits a 2 run homer to put Manhattan on the board. Michigan gets single runs on a homer by Bernie Williams and an RBI single by Vinny Castilla. In the 10th, Tino singles in the winning run for Manhattan.
Manhattan 3 Michigan 2 (10)
|Game #2:||The Gas Hornets get on the board on a force out in the 1st inning. In the bottom of the 1st, Castilla connects on a 3 run homer. Tino Martinez hits a 2 run homer, which is his 2nd of the series to tie the game. In the bottom of the 3rd, Castilla hits a single to put the Marauders in the lead. Michigan’s bullpen negotiates a few problems, but Borland earns the save. Bernie Williams goes 4 for 4.
Michigan 6 Manhattan 4
|Game #3:||Game is scoreless until the 6th inning when Fred Kendall hits a sac fly. Tino Martinez singled in a run in the 8th and Manhattan is up 2-0. The Gas Hornets add a run in the 8th. In the 9th, Jim Edmonds breaks up the shutout with a single.
Manhattan 3 Michigan 1
|Game #4:||Palmeiro and Ripken knock in runs for Michigan in the 1st inning. Tino ties the game in the 6th on a fielder’s choice. Charles Nagy hangs on for his 11th win.
Michigan 2 Manhattan 1
|Game #5:||In the 5th, Manhattan takes the lead on a wild pitch to Derek Jeter. In the bottom of the 5th, Ripken hits a homer to tie the game. In the 6th, Brady Anderson hits his 31st homer and Michigan takes the lead. Michigan’s bullpen hangs on and the Marauders earn the win.
Michigan 2 Manhattan 1
|Game #6:||In the bottom of the 3rd, Michigan gets 3 runs across on a double by Hoiles and a single by Anderson. In the 4th, Brady Anderson hits his 32nd homer. In the bottom of the 5th, Hoiles hits a 2 run homer. In the 8th, Avery loses his shutout bid as Manhattan scores 2. Michigan ends up with 15 hits.
Michigan 9 Manhattan 2
|Series Summary:||Manhattan uses 5 lefty’s during the series against Anderson and Palmeiro. Michigan struggles to hit, but they manage to win 4 of 6.|
|New Hampshire Nighthawks @ California Quakes|
|Series Summary:||California takes 5 of 6 from visiting New Hampshire.|
|Cincinnati Outlaws @ Stockton Wings|
|Series Preview:||Two teams going nowhere fast collide in Ohio.|
|Game #1:||STO 9, CIN 6|
|Game #2:||CIN 4, STO 1|
|Game #3:||CIN 6, STO 2|
|Game #4:||CIN 9, STO 0|
|Game #5:||STO 5, CIN 4|
|Game #6:||CIN 5, STO 3 – Kevin Ritz had a no-hitter going until two were out in the eighth (Archie Cianfrocco).|
|Series Summary:||Cincinnati takes four of six after trading two of its top players. If two more got dealt–could it be a playoff team?!?!|
|DeWitt Tigers @ Mexico City Chihuahuas|
|Series Summary:||Dewitt sweeps Mexico City.|
|Santa Rosa Beach Bums @ Valdosta Bombers|
|Series Summary:||The Beach Bums split with the Bombers with all the games pretty low scoring save for one.|
|Steel City Sluggers @ Long Beach Titans|
|Series Summary:||Steel City sweeps Long Beach.|
|Blarney Drive @ BanditsSugar Land Skeeters|
|Series Preview:||Two also-rans meet up in games needed to complete 162.|
|Series Summary:||Sugar Land takes four of six.|