May 22, 2019 (Federal League Wire Service)
Hollywood Stars snapped a three game losing skid and moved back
into a second place tie in the Expansion Division as they rallied,
and then held on, for an 11-10 win over the cellar dwelling Davie
two run double by Matt Rodriguez sandwiched between a pair of
Goliath errors helped the Stars to reverse a 10-7 deficit in the
top of the ninth. Stars' reliever Brandon Von Achen then loaded
the bases in the bottom of the ninth on three walks before
escaping with a white knuckle save.
Stars built a 7-2 lead in the fifth, but the Philistines tied the
score with five runs in the bottom of the fifth. Brett Smith's RBI
single and a two run double by Andres Gomez were the key hits in
the sixth, during a steady rain, the G-Men took a 10-7 lead. Smith
and Gomez delivered RBI singles after the go ahead run scored on a
Ariza, the Stars' third pitcher of the night got credit for his
second win of the season. Von Achen earned his first save of the
campaign. Richie Perez, whose own throwing error opened the door
to the Stars' ninth inning rally, permitted one earned run on one
hit in two innings and was saddled with the loss.
Simancas, Dio Castillo, and Teo Zorrilla led a 17 hit assault by
the Stars with three hits each. Gomez went four for four
with four RBI for the Goliaths.
the bottom of the ninth, Anthony DeFilippis drew a leadoff walk,
but was erased at second when Paul "Truly" Nolan ground
into a force play. Anthony Aleixo and Perez followed by coaxing
free passes from Von Achen to load the bases. However, the lean
lefty fanned Nick Hernandez for the second out and then ended the
game by inducing A.J. Aleixo to line out to right for the third
loss was the fifth in a row for the Philistines.
Highlights-Atlantics Stun Sunsets; Cubs Crush Twins: The
Fort Lauderdale Atlantics moved into first place in the Original
Division as they staged a four run rally in the bottom of the
ninth to outlast the Sunrise Sunsets, 12-11.
Rubinstein's one out single to right off of reliever Johnny Cole
scored Willie Castillo with the winning run after Gary Frady's
single off of Cole sent Jose Ayala home with the tying run.
Torrealba pitched two innings of relief and picked up his first
career win. Torrealba yielded two runs in relief of starter Joe
Feller. Brant Spring was tagged with the loss and fell to 1-1.
led the Oceaneers with four hits. Frady had three hits, and Ayala
contributed two. Torrealba also homered for the 'Tics.
had three hits for the Twilighters and drove in six runs. Elijah
Rodriguez hit a two run home run in the fifth, and Jimmy Schariest
solo home run in the sixth for the 'Sets.
the Twilighters tacked on two insurance runs in the top of the
ninth off of Torrealba on a sacrifice fly by Chris Price and an
RBI single by Anthony Garcilazo, the Atlantics got RBI singles by
Ayala, Castillo, and Frady before Rubinstein connected for the
Atlantics have won two in a row, while the Sunsets have lost two
of their last three.
the Atlantics ascended to first place, and the Sunsets slid into
second, the Broward Cubs romped to a 13-5 win over the Hallandale
Twins and moved into third place. The Fraternals fell from second
place into fourth as a result of the loss.
Cubs combined for 18 hits and swatted four home runs. Donny
Gagliano hit a two run shot off of Twins' starter Doc Guida in the
third. Reol Alvarez led off with a round tripper in the fourth,
and Cory McEwen hit a pair of homers off of reliever Obrayan
Martinez. McEwen poled a solo shot in the sixth and connected for
a grand slam in the seventh.
Volbert pitched a complete game for the Cubbies, permitting four
earned runs on 14 hits, to earn his first win of the campaign.
Guida allowed four earned runs on 10 hits in five inning and
suffered the loss and fell to 1-1.
Cubs expedited matters by roaring out to a 4-0 lead in the fourth
and then proved that they were not facetious in their aspirations
as they added on two runs in the fifth, two more in the sixth, and
five in the seventh.
and Cheris Thompson pace the Cubs with three hits each. Gagliano
and Mickey Tanyi added two hits a piece. Francisco Calderon had
three hits for the Fraternals.
Cubs have won two straight, while the Twins have dropped three of
Twins added free agent outfielder Adrian Roznowski to their
roster. The former Triton outfielder went 1-4 in his Twins' debut.
Recap-Tritons Grind Goliaths: The
Tri-Cities Tritons notched their fourth straight win, and the
Davie Goliaths suffered their fourth consecutive loss, as the
Water Dwellers whitewashed the Philistines, 10-0, on a perfect
night at Coral Glades.
Marcano tossed a three hit shutout for the Sons of Poseidon.
Marcano walked one, hit one, and struck out 16, to improve to 2-0.
Gomez started for the G-Men, but strained his groin in the second
inning, ending, what would have been, a classic pitcher's duel.
Gomez displayed his warrior mentality by remaining in the game,
despite not being able to rely on his velocity. Instead, Gomez
kept the Tritons off balance with an assortment of breaking
pitches and arm angles. Gomez was charged with three earned runs
on eight hits in seven innings of courageous work.
Tritons opened the scoring in the bottom of the fourth. With two
out, Calvin Rayburn drew a walk and then scored on a double by
Armando Cupeiro. Jayven Miller followed with a single through the
right side, scoring Cupeiro and putting the Water Dwellers ahead,
Marcano was mowing down the Goliath batters, the Tritons
maintained their two run advantage before breaking through for
seven runs in the seventh.
rally began as Mike Whittaker reached on catcher's interference.
Agner Martinez walked, and Jay Warman's one out single loaded the
bases. Zac Miller drew a bases loaded walk to score Whittaker.
Rayburn doubled in two runs and then Cupeiro singled in two more.
Finally, Marcano hit a ball off the right field fence that, at
first, appeared to be a home run. However the ball remained in the
park and wound up as a two run single.
Miller coaxed a bases loaded walk from reliever Jose Zambrano in
the eighth to cap the scoring.
had two hits and three RBI for the Tritons. Marcano had two hits
of his own and drove in two runs.
Tritons' win enabled them to establish a four game lead over the
idle Margate Sentries in the Expansion Division race.
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