April 14, 2007

USFDBL - Near No-Hitter in this Classic Extra Inning game!

Unbelievable baseball game in the USFDBL!

As reported by SOMBB's HAL:

John Patterson carried a no-hitter into the 11th inning as the Toronto
SkyChiefs defeated the Antioch Coal Miners in 11 innings 2 to 1 at PNC

The score was a scoreless tie after nine. Toronto won the hard fought contest
in the 11th inning. Brad Hawpe led off the inning for Toronto when he drew a
walk. Felipe Lopez got his chance to keep things going, but he went down on
strikes. Mike Lamb then drew a walk. Patterson came up and he laid down a
sacrifice bunt. Tadahito Iguchi stepped into the box and laced a base-hit
scoring two teammates. Iguchi took second on the throw. Toronto managed
only 3 on the night.
Patterson(14-10) allowed 1 run in 10 and 2/3 innings, and picked up the
victory. The right-handed Patterson lost his no-hit bid when Johnny Estrada
doubled with two outs in the 11th inning. Aaron Heilman gained credit for
his 34th save. Tim Worrell(2-4) was charged with the loss in relief.
Patterson was asked about his big strikeout performance, 'Well, it's a little
odd when you rack up these numbers on the road - instead of cheers and a
running tally in the stands, everything gets real still and quiet. Just
strange - but it's nice to be able to take the crowd out of the game.'

A copy of the boxscore is attached.


USFFL Super Bowl VI featured a classic match-up between two tough teams deserving of being in the big game. Head Coach Dennis Crowley led his Seattle Seahawks to the championship victory 21-14 over the Cincinnati Bengals. Seattle finished a perfect season in a perfect way going 19-0 and became the first ever USFFL champion to go undefeated.

Head Coach Jeff Wendlandt took over the helm of the AFC Champion Cincinnati Bengals at the end of the Regular Season. He guided them through playoff victories versus Pittsburgh and Kansas City.

Seattle controlled the clock for 35 min, 19 sec and thus managed to keep the high powered Bengals attack off the field. Both teams exchanged TDs in the 1st and 2nd quarters and went into the half tied at 14-14. However; the Seahawks would be the only team to score in the 2nd half, on a Bobby Engram 14 yd TD pass from Matt Hasselbeck @8:06 in the 3rd Qtr. Seattle ground game was too much for the Bengals. Seattle gained 259 yds on the ground while the Bengals could only muster 44 yds.

The MVP was given to Shaun Alexander for his 32 carries and 197 yds including a 7 yd rushing TD in the opening qtr.

A copy of the boxscore file is attached.