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February 22, 2018 (Federal League Wire Service)
Hallandale Twins staged a nine run rally in the top of the seventh
and clinched second place in the Original Division as they
defeated the Delray Beach Mudcats, 15-11.
After squandering an early five run advantage, the Twins fell
behind 11-6 before sending 15 batters to the plate in the seventh.
Guida started for the Twins, but could not escape the fourth
inning. Guida allowed five runs on nine hits in three and a third
innings. Joe "Truth" Adair tossed two and two thirds
innings and wound yp getting his third win of the season without a
Gus Maestrales started for the Whiskered Fish, but never made it
out of the first inning, permitting five runs on six hits. Cory
McEwen fell to 1-3 for the season as he was charged with four runs
on three hits and a walk in a third of an inning.
Texiera led a 17 hit assault for the Twins, going four for four
with three RBI. Pat Murphy had two hits, three RBI, and scored
three runs, and Elijah Rodriguez crashed a two run home run.
Maestrales went four for five for the 'Cats, collecting a single,
two doubles, and a home run. Mickey Tanyi added three hits.
A heavy rain storm engulfed the field during the bottom of the
seventh. Had the Twins not retired the Mudcats in the seventh
prior to the rain washing out the game, the score would have
reverted to the last completed inning, restoring the Mudcats 11-6
for the Twins, Brent Campbell retired the side in the bottom of
the seventh before the game was called and the Twins were
win snapped the Twins' three game losing skid. The Mudcats have
now lost three in a row.
In the Expansion Division, the Tri-Cities Tritons rolled to a 12-2
win over the free falling Davie Goliaths.
Hardardt tossed a complete game six hitter for the Water Dwellers
to improve to 5-0. Hardardt walked two and fanned seven.
Jorge Caballero started for the G-Men and fell to 0-3 after
surrendering six earned runs on four hits and five walks in four
Goldsmith, Julian Faria, and Yosier Tejera led the Sons of
Poseidon with two hits each. Goldsmith drove in three runs, Faria
knocked in two.
"The Fork" Tunink paced the Philistines with two hits.
loss was the sixth straight for the cellar dwelling Goliaths.
Recaps-Stars Shade Goliaths, Sunsets Maul Mudcats: The
Hollywood Stars, victimized last week by the dreaded catcher's
balk, took advantage of the seldom seen rule to tie the game in
the bottom of the ninth before walking off with a 10-9 victory
over the Davie Goliaths. An RBI single by Raul Nieto later in the
frame provided the Stars with the winning run.
With the loss, the Philistines were eliminated from playoff
G-Men had taken a 9-8 lead on an RBI double by Alexis Garcia in
the top of the eighth.
Alvarez led off the bottom of the ninth by coaxing a walk from
Goliaths' closer Yoel de la Cruz. A double by Osvaldo Capote sent
Alvarez, carrying the tying run to third. After a strikeout, the
G-Men elected to walk Reol Alvarez intentionally to set up a force
at every base, but de la Cruz took the unprecedented step of
tossing the intentional wide ones from the wind up, rather than
unconventional maneuver caused Garcia, the Goliaths' catcher, to
exit the catcher's box prematurely, resulting in a balk that
permitted the tying run to score. One batter later, Nieto single
off the left field fence to score Capote with the winning run.
Demoya, who pitched four innings of one run relief, earned the win
to improve to 1-2 this season. After surrendering two runs on two
hits and three walks in one and a third innings, de la Cruz took
the loss to fall to 0-4.
The teams combined for 30 hits in the contest with Adrian Giraldo
leading the Stars with three hits, and Nick Flesner, Jarrod
Rubinstein, Marcelino Gomez, and Jorge Caballero collecting two
hits a piece for the Philistines. Caballero drove in three runs.
loss was the Goliaths' fifth in a row, while the Stars moved into
second place in the Expansion Division with their third
the Original Division, the Delray Beach Mudcats lost for the
eighth time in their past 10 attempts as they were routed, 15-3 by
the Senior Circuit leading Sunrise Sunsets.
Brant Spring scattered 10 hits in a complete game effort to lift
his record to 3-0. Spring, who was charged with two earned runs,
struck out 10 and walked only one.
Gus Maestrales started for the Mudcats and took the loss to fall
to 1-4. Maestrales allowed six runs on 10 hits in three and a
Chris Craig, Anthony Garcilazo, and Javier Aguilar led a 16 hit
assault by the Twilighters with three hits each. Craig had a home
run and four RBI.
Maestrales and Jamal Thelwell had two hits a piece to pace the
Sunsets have won six of their last seven outings.
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