Anthony Roofing Firebirds vs. Donner Ski Shop River Dogs, June 13,
Firebirds 6, River Dogs, 2
The firebirds were fired up but could not catch the River Dogs who ran away with a 6-2 win June 13. Sawyer Stratton sped home on a steal, scoring the first run of the game for the Firebirds. Jonathon Engel also stole home for the Firebird’s second run while Alicia Nickerson stole her way to third with amazing speed.
Defensively, the Firebirds played a tight game. Pitchers Dylan Victor and Steve Carter struck out a total of eight batters. Nicholas Miguel made a great throw from third base to first baseman Ryan Pearce who tagged out a runner. Amber Davy, Alee Macrorie and Scott Koper teamed up in the outfield to keep the River Dogs at bay.
M.C. Taylor Construction Bears, vs. Thomas Electric Bombers June 11,
Bears 21 – Bombers 5
Cully “Oddball” Handel hit a stand-up triple and teammates Patrick “Chimp” Forbes and Kevin “Scorpion” Cowie also racked up singles for the Bears. Michael “Mojo” Taylor hit a single and a double and Josh “Hawk” Johnson hit a single, double and triple.
Kyle “Dimwit” Whiteside pitched a complete game, striking out seven batters and allowing only five runs on five hits. Josh “Hawk” Johnson made a diving catch in left field and made a perfect throw to catch the runner off first base to close out the Bombers efforts.
M.C. Taylor Construction Bears vs. Trout Creek Landscape Supply Mustangs, June 13,
Bears 9 – Mustangs 8
Kevin “Scorpion” Cowie went two-for-two with a single and a double for the Bears. Michael “Mojo” Taylor drove in the winning run with a double. Josh “Hawk” Johnson hit a double and a triple and Patrick “Chimp” Forbes hit a critical single to ensure the win.
Michael “Mojo” Taylor pitched his best game of the year, allowing only three runs in three innings, striking out six batters and allowing only three runs. Josh “Hawk” Johnson finished the season with an extraordinary .750 batting average, making him one of the leagues top hitters. Other batting leaders for the Bears were Michael Taylor with a .676 average. The Bears stole 228 bases this year out of 234 attempts.
Trout Landscape Supply Mustangs vs. Anthony Roofing Firebirds,
Mustangs 9 – Firebirds 6.
Brian Mathew, Collin Towle and C.J. Ackerman led the Mustangs with two hits each and two RBI’s apiece to close out the Firebirds. C.J. Ackerman made a great running catch in centerfield and Sam Hume made the catch of the day with the sun in his eyes to end the game. Strong pitching from C.J. Ackerman with three strike outs, Collin Towle with two strikeouts and Dyaln Crosby took home the win for the Mustangs.
Anthony Roofing Firebirds vs. Trout Creek Landscape Supply Mustangs,
Mustangs 9 – Firebirds 5
In their last game of the season, the Firebirds played hard against the Mustangs despite their loss. Sawyer Stratton of the Firebirds slammed a double to bring in two runs, tying the game at the top of the third. Dylan Victor hit a double and Nick Miguel made it to first, collecting an RBI.
Firebird pitchers Nick Miguel and Steve Carter each struck out three batters. Amber Davy controlled left field and James DePew fielded a line drive and tagged a runner out at second. Third baseman Nick Myers fielded and hurled the ball to first baseman Ryan Pearce.
The Firebirds would like their coaches Susie Pearce and Milan Carter, team mom Galeen Stratton and sponsor Anthony Roofing.
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