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WW 0|0 WA 1|1 KF 1|3 KF 1|10 HB 0|0 WA 3|3 WO 11|8 WA 0|2 WA 3|3 ON 3|3 WW 1|1 WO 0|0 EL 4|0|1 BW 2 WA 0|1 BW 0|0 G★ 0 EL 2 Thrill

Gameday 5/26: Belgian Wiffles @ El Diablos; Islanders @ Ducks

1 PM     Pervis Memorial     Southgate, MI
(4 - 10)
0 Game 1 7
(8 - 2)
 LP: G. Brannan (0-1) WP: Skinner (3-1) 
HR: Tomlinson (3) 
1 Game 2 12
 LP: M. Brannan (1-3) 4 Innings WP: C. Phillips (4-1) 
HR: Lollio (3,4,5), Tomlinson (4) 
H★   Lollio (EL) H★   Tomlinson (EL) P★   Skinner (EL)
Video of Game 2:
El Diablos Informe: Juego 1 - Greg luchó temprano para encontrar su ubicación y Skinner era apagar las luces como de costumbre. Jason Matt más tarde entró en el juego y mostró una gran mejora. Tomlinson clavada en su tercera jonrón de la temporada en la ruta a una blanqueada de 7-0. Game 2 vio una revancha de Chandler y Mark Brannan. Marcos era muy precisa, pero la línea peligrosa Diablos hasta lo programado para arriba, especialmente Nicco, quien tuvo jonrones ti y varios RBI. Tomlinson también fue yardas antes de Buhr entrar en el montículo. Chandler dio un pasaporte como de costumbre, pero encontró una ranura y lanzó bien para una misericordia 12-1. Entonces. ¡Fiesta!

Belgian Beat: Game 1- The tandem of Greg Brannan and Jason Matt took the mound against the powerful Diablos lineup. Greg started okay, but eventually his accuracy became an issue and Jason Matt took over. He pitched well, but the offense just couldn't get going as El Diablos won the first game without any trouble.   Game 2 - Chandler shut us down. Lollio hit like 3 home runs and had like 10 RBI in one game. Diablos swept us for the season series. There was beer, and I'm not sure about anything that actually happened in the game. Thank you, El Diablos, for hosting such a fantastic cook out.

3 PM     The Swamp     Trenton, MI
(3 - 9)
8 Game 1 7
(2 - 6)
 WP: Murtha (1-3) LP: D. Braden (0-1) 
HR: Pearson (5,6), D. Braden (4,5) 
15 Game 2 13
 WP: Francis (1-0)
 HR: Murtha (2)
6 Innings LP: Pearson (1-3) 
HR: Pearson (7), Castle (1), 
D. Braden (6) 
H★   Pearson (DU) H★   Murtha (IS) F★   Morin (IS)
Ducks Beat:

Islanders Beat:

Gameday 5/25: Islanders @ Belgian Wiffles

11 AM     Wiff-Hill Grounds     Rockwood, MI
(1 - 9)
2 Game 1 12
(4 - 8)
 LP: Linebrink (0-5)
 HR: Murtha (1)
Buhr (2-1) 
15 Game 2 12
 WP: Mundel (1-1)
 S: Murtha (1)
LP: Hollister (0-3) 
Belgian Beat: Game 1- This was a rematch from opening day where David Buhr took on fellow captain, Alex Linenbrink. Buhr was able to keep the Islanders bats at bay for the most part, except for a 2-run-donger by Murtha. Multiple walks and hits strung together by Belgian lead to a 12-2 victory.   Game 2- After going 3-0 on the season against the Islanders, Belgian looked to complete the season sweep. With their ace on in the hill in Mark Brannan, the Wiffles looked poised to do just that. Unfortunately, Brannan threw 40 of 41 pitches for balls and the Islanders were in position to win when Jason Hollister came onto the mound. Hollister was able to shut the Islanders down after the first, while his offense scored 9 runs. The Islanders then got to Hollister/Dancza and took the lead going into the bottom of the 5th. Belgian again scored some runs and had the bases loaded when Murtha took the mound. Hollister hit what would have been a game winning walk-off-moonshot-popdaddy just foul and Murtha was able to retire him and Mark Brannan for the Islanders first win of the season.

Islanders Beat:

Gameday 5/23: King Friday @ Holy Balls

6 PM     Holy Grounds     Wyandotte, MI
(2 - 6)
0 Game 1 7
(4 - 4)
 LP: Hewlett (1-1) WP: N. Braden (1-0) 
0 Game 2 3
 LP: Bursey (0-1) WP: Paquin (3-1) 
P★   N. Braden (HB) H★   Bullard (HB) F★   N. Coffee (KF)

Game 1 Video:

Balls Beat: Mimicking the setting for Satellite Tournament #2, once again at the Holy Grounds, the weather was frigid and unpleasant. The Balls hosted King Friday in a two game set Thursday evening with rain falling constantly. Game 1 featured Nick Braden pitching for the Balls, a beast on the mound, Nick racked up a double-digit strike out total and a shut-out. The Balls touched home with a 7 count. Game 2 went on in a similar fashion as Paquin pitched a shut out and also held Friday scoreless. King Friday never put a running in scoring position all series.

Friday Beat: If I can take something positive from the group of veterans that make up King Friday this year it would be that I don’t feel as bad about last season anymore. Jason Hewlett made his KF debut in game 1 and had a rough start. He settled down in the later innings but with N. Braden overpowering the Friday bats it made little difference. The game 2 surprise was rookie first time pitcher Bursey for KF who kept the Ball’s inside the park, and the defense had his back, but Paquin - who was less overpowering but every bit as affective as Braden in game 1 - shut down the offense and helped Holy Balls to sweep the day.

* Injury report* Jason Hewlett was removed in the second inning of game 2 after trouble with an ankle injury suffered in game 1. He is listed as day to day.

Gameday 5/18: Westside @ El Diablos; Westside @ Belgian; Wicked Aces @ Islanders; Wicked Aces @ Ducks

9 AM     Pervis Memorial     Southgate, MI
(7 - 1)
1 Game 1 0
(6 - 2)
 WP: Barone (1-0) LP: Skinner (2-1) 
0 Game 2 6
 LP: DeMaria (2-1) WP: C. Phillips (3-1) 
HR: Lollio (2), C. Phillips (4) 
P★   C. Phillips (EL) H★   Lollio (EL) F★   DeMaria (WW)

Game 1 Video:

El Diablos Informe: Juego 1 - Skinner se enfrentó a Barone por Kiefer es una niña. era un duque lanzadores a 4 hasta que un golpe de suerte golpeado por Shore, que venía a ser la carrera ganadora. Los Diablos no pudieron obtener los murciélagos que van y llegó a perder 1-0, incluso con 15 K de Skinner. Juego 2 - Phillips vs "Bones". Este juego estaba mostrando matices de juego 1 hasta que el cuarto inning. Nicco comenzó el rally con un doble y se llevó a casa por un homerun Phillips. Más tarde en el episodio, Nicco conectó un moonshot para añadir insulto a la injuria. Phillips lanzó bien para terminar la blanqueada de juego completo, ganando por 6-0.

Westside Beat:

11 PM     Wiff-Hill Grounds     Rockwood, MI
(7 - 1)
5 Game 1 2
(3 - 7)
 WP: Barone (2-0)
 HR: DeMaria (1)
LP: Buhr (1-1) 
HR: M. Brannan (1)
5 Game 2 1
 WP: DeMaria (3-1)
 HR: Shore (1)
LP: Dancza (0-1) 
P★   DeMaria (WW) H★   Shore (WW) F★   M. Brannan (BW)
Belgian Beat: Westside came to the new Wiff-Hill Grounds for the first ever game played on the hill. Belgian started captain David Buhr on the mound and allowed only 5 runs to a team capable of hanging in there with anyone. After Jason Hollister reached on a walk, Mark Brannan launched his first career home-run over the right field fence to tie the game. Unfortunately that was the only offense the Wiffles could muster for the rest of the game.

Game 2 saw Matthew "Amish" Dancza take the hill for the Wiffles in his first career start. Behind some solid defense, he allowed only 5 runs to this powerful team captained by the mystifying Alex Shore. The Belgian offense did not get going until the bottom of the fifth when Greg Brannan drove in his younger twin brother by 7 minutes, Mark Brannan, to get on the board. Belgian has been on a skid as of recent and hopes to find their bearings next week, as they have 4 games on the slate.

Westside Beat:

2:30 PM     The Island     Detroit, MI
(8 - 0)
16 Game 1 0
(0 - 8)
 WP: Crozier (1-0) LP: Linebrink (0-4) 
16 Game 2 2
 WP: E. Bishoff (3-0) LP: Mundel (0-1) 
H★   A. Bischoff (WA) H★   Bortmas (WA) F★   Egan (IS)
Islanders Beat: Avast ye scallywags! Today will be known as the day a pair of marauding vagrant Jack Tars joined me Islanders on a search for the booty! These dogs performed their duties well, but alas the plague was upon 'em and blackbeard's curse kept me ship's cannons at bay. The Doldrums again were evadin', as those scurvy black-spot Wicked Aces had their way. Next time they'll be walking me plank! YARRR!!! Fair winds.

Wicked Aces Beat: The Wicked Aces came into Saturday wanting to take all 4 of the days games. They started their first series exactly like planned taking both games by mercy rule. Joel Crozier started the first game and pitched well as the Aces rolled to a 16-0 victory. Evan Bischoff started the second game for the Aces and didn’t start well after allowing two runs off of walks. He slammed the door after that and the Aces potent took over. Austin Bischoff hit three home runs in the second game and Evan Bortmas added another one.

6 PM     The Swamp     Trenton, MI
(8 - 0)
8 Game 1 0
(2 - 4)
 WP: A. Bischoff (2-0) LP: Pearson (1-2) 
5 Game 2 0
 WP Bortmas (2-0) LP: Castle (1-1) 
P★   A. Bischoff (WA) H★   Crozier (WA) F★   Crozier (WA)
Ducks Beat:

Wicked Aces Beat: After taking the first two games of the day in convincing fashion, the Aces were expecting two very competitive games against the Ducks. Austin Bischoff took the hill in the first game and threw a gem, allowing only one hit and a couple walks. The offense took advantage of Pearson failing to find the strike zone and scored five runs in the first two innings. They tacked on three more in the third.
In game two, 2012 MVP Evan Bortmas took the mound. Although the Ducks did threaten at times, he pitched a superb game and has a scoreless streak of 16 innings. Joel Crozier led the offense with two doubles, two walks, a single and an RBI as the Aces coasted to a 5-0 victory.

Gameday 5/11: El Diablos @ Belgian Wiffles; Wicked Aces @ Belgian Wiffles; Wicked Aces @ Holy Balls

10 AM     Wiffle Iron Side Griddle     Taylor, MI
(5 - 1)
11 Game 1 3
(3 - 5)
 WP: LaDouceur (1-0) LP: Matt   (1-1)
7 Game 2 3
 WP: C. Phillips (2-1) LP: M. Brannan (1-2) 
H★   C. Phillips (EL) H★   LaDouceur (EL) F★   G. Brannan (BW)
Belgian Beat: The Wiffles sent out surprise story of the year, Jason Matt for game 1 against a heavily stacked offense. With the change of fields the high octane offense of El Diablos teed off, while their pitching shut down a recently struggling Belgian offense. Game 2 saw Mark Brannan take on the #2 for El Diablos, Chandler Phillips. Mark pitched well against this potent offense until Chandler hit a three-run-daddy which just barely landed over the fence. Mark continued to shut down everyone other than CJ as the Wiffles fell to 0-2 against a superb team.

El Diablos Informe: En el juego uno Dakota vio su primera apertura en el montículo cuando se enfrentó a Jason Matt. Después de una entrada de 1-2-3, los Diablos le cronometrados ayudando Dakota a una victoria 11-3. Juego 2 - M. Brannan con punta de goma contra los Diablos ace Chandler Phillips. M. Brennan lanzó bien el cierre de la alineación potente Diablos con la excepción de Chandler ho pasó a ir 3-5 con 2. homeruns platean 5 carreras. Aunque el juego parece mucho más cerca, los Diablos salieron con una victoria de 7-3.

1 PM     Wiffle Iron Side Griddle     Taylor, MI
(4 - 0)
9 Game 1 0
(3 - 5)
 WP: E. Bischoff (2-0) LP: Hollister (0-2) 
2 Game 2 0
 WP: E. Bortmas (1-0) 10 Innings LP: M. Brannan(1-2) 
P★   Bortmas (WA) H★   E. Bischoff (WA) F★   G. Brannan (BW)
Belgian Beat: The second round of games for the Wiffles took place against the only team who most predicted would be better than El Diablos. The Wicked Aces quickly showed that they are ready to play in their first game this season by winning a 9-0 game in the first. Solid defense by Matt Dancza kept starting pitcher Jason Hollister alive, but ultimately the Aces were able to string hits together in a blow out win. Game 2 may go down as the best pitchers duel all season when all is said and done. Both Mark Brannan and last years MVP Evan "Nasty Stud" Bortmas pitched 9 innings of shut out baseball while striking out a combined 55 batters. Finally the Aces offense was able to get to Mark Brannan in the 10th for 2 runs. Evan "Nasty Stud" Bortmas recorded every out via the strikeout and is poised for another MVP caliber season.

Wicked Aces Beat: The Wicked Aces started off their season just like they wanted to. Evan Bischoff hit the first home run of the year for the Aces early in the game and also threw 4 innings of shutout ball. 2012 MVP Evan Bortmas also hit the ball well as did 2012 Clown Shu Austin Bischoff.

Game two was a flashback of last season for the Aces as they struggle to a 9 inning 1-0 victory. After loading the bases in the 1st inning and threatening in the 2nd, Mark Brannan zoned in and had the Aces completely out of sync for the rest of the game. Austin Bischoff got things going in the 9th with a walk and then a steal, followed by a RBI single by Evan Bortmas. Bortmas pitched a solid 9 innings, not allowing the Wiffles to even come close to scoring.

3:30 PM     Holy Grounds     Wyandotte, MI
(4 - 0)
5 Game 1 3
(2 - 4)
 WP: E. Bischoff (2-0)
 S: A. Bischoff (1)
 HR: Bortmas, E. Bischoff, A. Bischoff
Probable Starters: LP: Corbett (0-3) 
5 Game 2 2
 WP: A. Bischoff (1-0)
 HR: A. Bischoff
Probable Starters: LP: Paquin (2-1) 
HR: Braden (1) 
P★   A. Bischoff (WA) H★   A. Bischoff (WA) F★   Paquin (HB)

Game 2 Video:

Balls Beat: High winds seemed to play their part in the series as Whiteford came in to play at Holy Grounds. Game one featured Little E v. Corbett. Little E got into a bit of a jam in the fifth, but Austin came in to shut it down. Whiteford took game one 5-3. Game two wasn't much more exciting. Bottom of the first, Braden went deep on Austin giving the Balls an early 2-0. The Aces came back scoring 5 runs in the third and fourth to give a final of 5-2.

Wicked Aces Beat: After barely getting past the Wiffles in game two of the day the Aces hoped their bats would liven up in time to face the dangerous Holy Balls. Luckily enough they did, as Evan Bischoff, Evan Bortmas and Austin Bischoff (2) all hit home runs. Evan Bischoff pitched a scoreless 3 innings before allowing 3 runs in the 4th and loading the bases in the 5th. With the tying runner on 2nd, the Aces decided to go to Austin Bischoff. He shut the door on the Balls as the Aces started off to a 3-0 record with a 5-3 victory.

In game four of the day for the Aces, pitching problems plagued them early. After walking a man, Austin Bischoff hung a riser that Nick Braden knocked over the tall centerfield fence making it 2-0. The Aces fought back and tied the game in the 3rd inning, and an Austin Bischoff home run in the 4th broke the game open. After the home run, Bischoff didn’t let the Balls to threaten again as the Aces move to 4-0 after a 5-2 victory. Next weekend, the Aces take on the Islanders and the Ducks

Gameday 5/10: King Friday @ Islanders

6 PM     The Island     Detroit, MI
(2 - 4)
9 Game 1 3
(0 - 6)
 WP: Hewlett (1-0) LP: Linebrink (0-3) 
23 Game 2 12
 WP: Mi. Myers (0-1) LP: Murtha (0-3) 
H★   Mi. Myers (KF) H★   Hewlett (KF) F★   Mi. Myers (KF)
Islanders Beat:

King Friday Beat: Two winless teams met in Detroit, as King Friday played the Islanders for the first time this season. Mike Myers started off game 1 with a solo HR and the team never looked back. Newly acquired Jason Hewlett pitched a gem to get the game 1 win, as Friday won 9-3. Game 2 was one for the books, as 35 combined runs were scored. Mike Myers got his first win of the season and played excellent defense in both games. The Coffee brothers combined for 10 hits in the series and rookie John Sharlow added seven hits of his own. After only having one total hit and zero runs in their first four games, King Friday had 32 hits and 32 runs against the Islanders.