July 31, 2014

USFBL - 2013 - 16th No-Hitter!

The indomitable Eville Twin Killings pitching staff gave the fans an evening
that they'll never forget by tossing a combined no-hitter! The tension
started to build around the 6th inning.  By the 9th inning the crowd was
electrified.  Eville had only 5 hits for the night. 

The victory was credited to Max Scherzer(16-5) who went 6 innings, allowing no
runs. Scherzer was helped out by Casey Janssen who recorded his 12th save.
Justin Verlander(6-13) was the losing pitcher.  He pitched 8 innings and
surrendered 5 hits and 4 walks.

'You probably have a better chance of winning the lottery than this
happening,' said Scherzer who got credit for the win, 'I don't expect it to
sink in for awhile.' he said. 'You know, it's hard to say who was better, the
starter or the bullpen!'



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August 30, 2013

USFBL - 2012 - 14th No Hitter!

The Illinois Farmers pitching staff gave the fans an evening that they'll never forget by tossing a combined no-hitter! The tension started to build around the 6th inning.  By the 9th inning the crowd was electrified.
Illinois banged out 14 hits on the night.

The winning pitcher was Trevor Cahill(7-9) who allowed no runs in 7 innings.  Mike Fiers(6-8) absorbed the loss.  He got hit hard, allowing 9 hits and 5 walks in 6 innings.

'You probably have a better chance of winning the lottery than this happening,' said Cahill who got credit for the win, 'I don't expect it to sink in for awhile.' he said. 'You know, it's hard to say who was better, the
starter or the bullpen!'

USFBL 2012 - 14th No Hitter!

August 25, 2013

USFBL - 2012 - 15th No-Hitter!

John Danks(2-3) thrilled the fans at Petco Park as he crafted a no-hit masterpiece against the Hawaii Poi Pounders.  The Kansas City Fountains won by a final score of 1 to 0.

Danks was obviously at the top of his game as he set the Hawaii batters down like so many dominoes.  He walked 6 Hawaii batters.  The Kansas City players and coaches started to leave Danks alone with his thoughts after the game reached the 7th inning.  By the time the 9th inning rolled around, you could
hear a pin drop every time he went to his wind-up - and an explosion after every out.  Hawaii was set down quietly in the bottom of the 9th.

Vance Worley(4-11) was the losing pitcher.  After the game, Danks was heard to say, 'This is something I have dreamt about since I was a little boy - to have it come true is just amazing!'

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September 22, 2012

USFBL - 2011 - Colby Lewis takes one for the team!

Rod Barajas launched 2 homeruns and had 7 RBI as the Quebec City Saints really laid it on the Wisconsin Cheeseheads 27 to 8. Barajas was a one-man wrecking crew.  He launched a three-run homer in the 3rd inning, clubbed a three-run home run in the 6th inning and lined a base-hit resulting in a run in the 8th inning. Quebec City lit up the scoreboard in the 6th inning which saw them plate 8 runs on 8 hits, the 7th inning when they had 5 runs on 5 hits and the 8th inning when they had 5 runs on 5 hits. The Quebec City offense man-handled the Wisconsin pitching staff as they scored in 7 of the 9 innings. Daniel Hudson(9-6) picked up the victory, allowing 3 runs in 6 innings. Kevin Slowey recorded his 2nd save. Colby Lewis(3-12) ended up with the loss.  He allowed 7 homeruns in 7 innings of work.

http://usfleagues.net/blog/BLK7WIS@QUE.txt 

USFBL - 2011 - 24 Innings - July 4th Celebration!

Minnesota @ California, July 4th, 2011:

Joel Hanrahan had a strong outing and first baseman Lance Berkman had 5 hits and 4 RBI at Comerica Park as the very strong California Bees beat the Minnesota Mud Dogs in 24 innings by the count of 14 to 13.  The score was tied at 5 after nine. California came out on top in the 24th inning. The key offensive moment was provided by Scott Hairston who excited the crowd when he smacked a three-run homer. California lit up the scoreboard in the 24th inning when they had 9 runs on 7 hits. A wild and woolly affair, this game saw the lead change 6 times.  Josh Tomlin(5-9) got the win allowing 8 runs in 3 innings. Francisco Liriano(2-2) suffered the loss in relief. He was touched for 8 hits and 3 walks in 2 and 2/3 innings.


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September 02, 2011

USFBL - 2010 - Adrian Gonzalez hits for the CYCLE!

Adrian Gonzalez hit for the cycle and had 5 RBI and Clayton Kershaw went 6 strong innings as the Peoria Red Barons crushed the Quebec City Saints 15 to 1.

Gonzalez had a big evening at the plate. He doubled plating two runs in the 1st inning, tripled in the 3rd inning, singled in the 5th inning, hit a bases-empty home run in the 7th inning and bombed a two-run dinger in the 8th inning. Peoria bats were hot in the 1st inning when they had 4 runs on 5 hits and the 7th inning which saw them plate 5 runs on 4 hits. Quebec City was out-hit by Peoria, 15 hits to 4.

Kershaw(9-10) went 6 innings allowing no runs for the win. Brad Thomas gained credit for his 2nd save. Chris Tillman(1-4) suffered the loss. He gave up 5 runs and 8 hits in 5 innings.

May 15, 2011

USFBL - 2010 - 23 inning game !

Joey Votto had 4 hits as the Cleveland Sandlots bested the Red River Rebellion in 23 innings 7 to 3 at SAFECO Field.

The score was knotted at 1 after nine innings. Cleveland won the hard fought contest in the 23rd inning. The critical plate appearance was by Votto who elicited a roar from the hometown fans when he electrified the crowd with a Grand Slam home run. Cleveland had 18 hits for the afternoon while Red River had 13.

The victory went to Enrique Gonzalez*(1-1) who went 1/3 of an inning, allowing no runs. Freddy Garcia(0-1) was the loser in relief. He gave up 6 runs and 5 hits in 1 and 1/3 innings.

May 07, 2011

USFBL - 2010 - 13th No-Hitter!

Dillon Gee(1-0) was on top of his game in Chicago as he tossed a beauty of a no-hitter against the Chicago Orphans. The Misty Mountain Hoppers won by a score of 3 to 1.

Although disappointed to see the hometown team lose, the fans certainly were appropriately impressed with the dominating, no-hit performance of Gee. He walked 8 Chicago batters. The Misty Mountain players and coaches started to leave Gee alone with his thoughts after the game reached the 7th inning. By the time the 9th inning rolled around, you could hear a pin drop every time he went to his wind-up - and an explosion after every out. Misty Mountain had a total of 10 hits for the game.

Gio Gonzalez(2-2) was tagged with the loss. Gee was in a jubilant mood after the game. 'If I'd known I was going to throw a no hitter I would have gotten a haircut!' he said, much to the delight of the clubhouse gathering.

USFBL - 2010 - 12th No Hitter!

Barry Zito(1-0) thrilled the fans at Tropicana Field as he crafted a no-hit master piece against the Carbondale Jungle Dogs. The Lewiston Sea Dogs won by a final score of 6 to 0.

Zito had overwhelming stuff tonight. He simply never gave the Carbondale batters a decent pitch to drive. He walked just one Carbondale batter. What an evening for the fans. They were on the edge of their seats from the 7th inning on. With every out, the electricity in the air mounted. Lewiston finished with 11 hits in the victory.

Roy Oswalt(0-1) absorbed the loss. It took a while to pry Zito way from his teammates as they all wanted to show their appreciation and joy. Finally, however, Mike Bonneau got to offer his own congratulations with a big bear hug and the comment, 'That was one of the best pitched games I have seen in all my years in baseball - Zito was masterful out there tonight!'