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!'