Game 1: Randazzo’s Pizza vs. Mud Dogs
Mud Dogs are the first on the board as they bat around and plate six runs on two walks, five singles, and highlighted by Matt Figueroa launching a three run bomb into the trees. In the bottom of the second, Tony Figueroa drives in a pair on a double as Mud Dogs total four runs in the frame to extend their lead to 10. Randazzo’s wakes up in the top of the third, getting a single, forcing an error, and seeing Greg Taylor smacking a double to get two runs on the board. In the top of the fifth, they tack on another three runs with Pete Corrigan and Greg Taylor collecting RBIs on base knocks as Randazzo’s now trails by five. Matt Figueroa draws a bases loaded walk to force a runner across the dish to score Mud Dogs’ only run of the frame. In the bottom of the sixth, Mud Dogs bat around again with six singles and doubles from Jason Figueroa and Ben Daniels, plating eight runs to extend their lead. Mud Dogs then force a 1-2-3 top of the seventh as they crush Randazzo’s 19-5.
Man of the Match: Matt Figueroa (2-4, 2 R, BB, 2B, HR, 4 RBI)
Game 2: Mud Dogs vs. Hambino’s
Mud Dogs bat around in the top of the first, jumping out to an eight run lead created by two errors, a sac fly, four singles, doubles from Kavit Solanki and Matt Figueroa, and a three run dinger from Sam Matos. Mark Peasley launches his own three run big fly in the bottom of the first to get Hamino’s on the board. In the top of the second, Mud Dogs force an error and draw a walk, then plate two on a sac fly and a base knock. In the top of the third, two more runs cross the dish for Mud Dogs, again on a sac fly and a single. Hambino’s get one back in the bottom of the third with Mark Peasley ripping an RBI double. In the bottom of the fourth an error, a walk, a sac fly, and three singles add four more runs to Hambino’s total with Tony Stevens driving in a pair. Mud Dogs continue to roll in the top of the fifth with four runs, two off the bat of Ben Daniels, thanks to a couple singles, three errors, and a sac fly. In the bottom of the frame, Chris Jennings and Mike Mulvihill each drive in a run for Hambino’s on a single and a sac fly, respectively. In the bottom of the sixth,Hambino’s plates a run on an error to bring their total to 11. In the top of the seventh, Mud Dogs drive in two final runs on singles to take an 18-11 lead. Hambino’s, with a decent deficit to overcome, come out swinging in the bottom of the seventh as Nick Heller crushed a two run big fly, but they’d fail to score any more than that. Mud Dogs down Hambino’s 18-13.
Man of the Match: Same Matos (3-4, 3 R, HR, 3 RBI)
Game 1: Magerks vs. Dirt Stars
This game got underway with hopes that Magerks would have enough to take the field, but they would unfortunately end up having to forfeit. Dirt Stars get a 7-0 freebie.
Game 2: Baron Von Fritz vs. Dirt Stars
Chris Salanik cranks a solo homer in the top of the first as Baron Von Fritz draws first blood. Dirt Stars, well rested after game 1, jump right out and take the lead with two runs highlighted by a John Boyle triple. The top of the third stars with Brandon Rock reaching base on a single, then later scoring the only run of the frame for BVF, knotting the game at two. Again, Dirt Stars respond immediately by plating three runs on four singles and a double off the bat of John Boyle. Baron Von Fritz scrapes a run back in the top of the sixth; after Chris Salanik tripled, but was thrown out at home, they take advantage of an error and Craig Stewart singled in the run. The rest of the game would be quiet as far as the scoresheet is concerned. Dirt Stars squeak by Baron Von Fritz 5-3.
Man of the Match: John Boyle (3-3, 2 R, 2B, 3B, RBI)
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