Tweeners take 4 of 5 at home vs. Buckeyes.
5/13 – Tweeners 8, Buckeyes 5. The NORM TWEENERS bested the GLENN Buckeyes by a 8 to 5 score at The Hoover
NORM scored 3 runs in the decisive bottom of the 7th inning with the help of 6
hits. The biggest moment was provided by Chris Colabello who excited the
crowd when he hit a single bringing in two baserunners. It was roller
coaster of a game as the lead change hands 5 times.
Felix Hernandez(1-0) went 7 innings allowing 5 runs for the victory. Carson
Smith got the save, his 1st. Vincent Velasquez(2-1) was given the loss in
relief. NORM knocked him around a bit, as he gave up 3 runs in 2 and 1/3
innings. Kevin Pillar (1e2) committed a 2 base error on the first play of the game, but would thereafter atone by hitting .588 for the series.
5/14 – Tweeners 6, Buckeyes 3. The NORM TWEENERS bested the GLENN Buckeyes by a 6 to 3 score at The Hoover
NORM jumped on top of GLENN in the bottom of the 4th inning scoring one runner
on 2 hits. After an out was recorded, Zack Cozart drew a walk. After
another out, Nolan Arenado stepped in and he lined a single. Kevin Pillar
then ripped a single scoring the run. NORM totaled 11 hits on the night, including homers by Springer and Cruz. Bour homered for the visitors.
The win was credited to Sonny Gray(1-0) who went 6 and 2/3 innings allowing 3
runs. Andrew Chafin recorded the save, his 1st. The losing pitcher was J.A.
Happ(2-10). He was unable to control the NORM offense and allowed 11 hits
and 3 walks in 8 innings.
5/15 – Tweeners 5, Buckeyes 4 (13 inn.). Kevin Pillar had 3 base hits at The Hoover Dome as the NORM TWEENERS beat the
GLENN Buckeyes in 13 innings 5 to 4.
The game was deadlocked at 4 after nine full innings. Finally, NORM prevailed
in the 13th inning. Nolan Arenado cracked a solo homerun making NORM
victorious to the delight of the home town crowd. NORM managed 10 hits
in their victory.
Andrew Chafin(1-0) went 1 and 1/3 innings allowing no runs for the victory. Tweeners hurlers walked only 2 batters while fanning 22.
The loss was charged to Trevor Bauer(3-8). He pitched 12+ innings and
surrendered 10 hits and 6 walks. Much like the night before Christmas, not a creature was stirring in the visitors’ bullpen.
8/6 – Tweeners 5, Buckeyes 3. In a two run game the NORM TWEENERS got by the GLENN Buckeyes by the score of
5 to 3.
NORM promptly took the lead in their half of the first scoring 3 runners on 3
hits. The biggest moment was provided by Nelson Cruz who came through for
the home fans when he lifted one out of the park for a two run home run.
NORM finished with just 6 hits in the victory.
Felix Hernandez(2-0) went 6 innings allowing 2 runs for the victory. Carson
Smith recorded his 2nd save. Trevor Bauer(3-9) absorbed another complete game loss. He was
touched for 3 homeruns in his 8 innings of work.
8/7 – Buckeyes 5, Tweeners 2. Designated hitter Chris Carter homered and had 4 RBI and Anthony Desclafani
pitched a complete game at The Hoover Dome where the GLENN Buckeyes beat the
NORM TWEENERS 5 to 2 to avoid the series sweep.
Carter had a big day with his bat, obviously pissed off about being unceremoniously dumped by his former team. He doubled scoring a run in the 1st
inning, doubled resulting in a run in the 3rd inning and smashed a two-run
homer in the 7th inning. “If he had shown any indication of such ability in spring training he might still be a Tweener. Where was that shit when he was with us?” wondered Tweeners’ skipper George Brett. “He didn’t do that much for us all of last year.” GLENN had 11 hits for the afternoon.
Desclafani(4-4) got the victory, allowing 2 runs for the game. Robbie Ray(0-1)
ended up with the loss. He was unable to control the GLENN offense (read: Chris F. Carter) and
allowed 10 hits and 4 walks in 6 and 1/3 innings.