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November 20, 2017 (Federal League Wire Service)
would be nearly impossible to imagine a better pitched game than
the one that occurred between the Tri-Cities Tritons and Hollywood
Stars at Coral Glades on a picture perfect Monday night.
Rayburn and the Tritons bested Mario Ledesma and the Hollywood
Rayburn allowed three hits, walked three, and struck out 20.
Ledesma permitted only two hits, walked eight, and fanned 18. The
two pitchers combined for 38 strikeouts, shattering the single
game record of 33.
game was scoreless until Zac Miller led off the bottom of the
eighth with a single up the middle, stole second, and then scored
on a pair of wild pitches.
then set aside the Stars in the top of the ninth to preserve the
Gordon had all three of the Stars' hits. A first inning single, a
long triple to left center in the third, and an eighth inning
single. Miller's base hit and a bunt single by Rayburn in the
sixth were the only hits that Ledesma surrendered.
Stars threatened in the second as the first two batters got
aboard. Julio Hernandez led off and was hit by a pitch, and Frank
Cruz drew a walk, but Rayburn bounced back to strike out the side.
The Stars got a one out triple from Gordon in the top of the
third, but after Ishy Demoya walked, Rayburn fanned Raul Nieto as
Demoya was erased on a strike 'em out, throw 'em out double play.
the bottom of the third, it was the Tritons' turn to mount a
threat. Eric Silverberg reached on an error and stole second and
third. Miller drew a one out walk, but Silverberg was erased at
home on a delayed double steal attempt.
Stars created an opportunity in the top of the eighth when Teo
Zorrilla drew a one out walk and Gordon followed with a single to
left, but, once again, Rayburn responded by striking out Demoya
and retiring Nieto on a grounder to short.
the bottom of the eighth, Miller bounced a base hit up the middle
and then stole second. Ledesma fanned the Julian Faria, last
season's MVP, but then uncorked a wild pitch that allowed Miller
to advance to third. Pinch hitter Jared Butler worked out a walk,
and then Ledesma let loose with another wild pitch that enabled
Miller to score the game's only run.
was Rayburn's first win of the season, and Ledesma's first loss.
win moved the Water Dwellers back into sole possession of first
place in the Expansion Division. The third place Stars have lost
three of their last four decisions.
Highlights-Sunsets Slam Twins; Sentries Shunt Goliaths: In
the first meeting between the two top teams in the Original
Division thus far, the Sunrise Sunsets outscored the Hallandale
Twins in a 20-13 slugfest.
Craig and Anthony Garcilazo both homered for the Twilighters.
Craig poled a three run blast in the fourth inning, and Garcilazo
drilled a grand slam in the Sunsets' five run sixth inning.
Jason Van Tol made his first start of the season for the 'Sets,
and Doc Guida got the nod for the Twins, but neither pitcher
factored in the decision.
Tol yielded three earned runs on nine hits in four innings. Guida
was touched for eight earned runs on 10 hits in three and two
lefthander Zach Margules permitted two runs on three hits in two
innings and was awarded the win. Brent Campbell was responsible
for six earned runs on eight hits in three innings and took the
Hull led the Sunsets with three hits, Craig and Garcilazo drove in
four runs each. Enrique Goicoechea paced the Twins with three hits
and three RBI. Jehiel Russo knocked in five runs with a first
inning three run double, a bloop single in the second, and an RBI
ground out in the fourth.
Sunsets scored three runs in the top of the first, but the Twins
countered with four in the home half of the frame. The 'Sets
grabbed a 5-4 advantage in the second, but the Twins responded
with four more runs to build an 8-5 lead after two. The
Twilighters took a 9-8 lead in the fourth, but saw the Twins move
in front 11-9 after four.
the fifth the Sunsets tied the score before taking the lead for
good with five runs in the sixth.
loss snapped the Twins' modest two game winning streak and dropped
them into second place in the Senior Circuit behind the Sunsets.
the Expansion Division, the Margate Sentries rallied for a 5-2 win
over the Davie Goliaths and moved into a tie for the Junior
round draft pick, lefty Andrew Phillips, rebounded from a rocky
debut outing and delivered a complete game three hitter for the
walked two, hit a batter and struck out eight.
Caballero started for the G-Men and pitched well, despite coming
out on the losing end. Caballero was charged with three runs on
six hits in seven innings.
Philistines took a 2-0 lead in the third on a run scoring single
by Caballero and an RBI ground out by Carlos Sanchez.
Sentries tied the score in the top of the fourth as David Marquez
delivered a two run single.
the sixth, Xavier Moran led off with a double and later scored the
go ahead run on a base hit by Bennys Acosta.
Sentries tacked on two insurance runs in the top of the eighth,
aided by a Goliath error and a sacrifice fly by Drew Davis that
capped the scoring.
loss kept the cellar dwelling Philistines winless on the new
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