HIGHLIGHTS WEEK 3 MAJORS
Yankees 5 – Giants 0
NO HITTER!!!!! Connor Elsey took his 2014 pitching debut to new heights! With stellar defense behind him, Connor went the distance: 6 complete innings, 89 pitches, and 7 strikeouts, (6 BB). Strong catching from both Nick Monteleone and Alec Abdellaoui made it easier for Connor. Six defensive plays involving second baseman Mikal Dunlap and a few more from shortstop Stephan Little helped to make the no-hit bid stand.
The Yankees’ bats were a little rusty Friday night after a week off from baseball due to rain, but the team put enough together to win the game. Stephan led the way going 2 for 2, 2 runs, 1 RBI. Alec added another RBI. Nathan Gunter, Nick, and Connor also scored a run each in a well-played game against great Giants’ pitching.The Giants continued to improve their play against Yankees last night. Notwithstanding the score, the game represented the Giants most well played game to date. Lance Mercer silenced the Yankees’ bats through most of the game, throwing so hard that his first catcher was removed from the game in the first inning for a sore hand, and the second catcher was heard to say in the dugout that his hand had turned red. Coach will be purchasing a catcher’s hand pad before the next game in which Mercer pitches! The Giants’ defensive play in the field was top notch. We saw great plays at second base, in right field, and behind the plate — and solid play all around, from every player. Brett Arseneau pitched a solid relief. The pitching and defensive play is moving in the right direction. The Giants’ bats, however, were another story — they could not touch the tough Connor Elsey, who did not give up a single hit. Congratulations to Connor!!!!!
Tigers 14 – Cardinals 4
Anthony Topciu was brought up by the Tigers tonight and in his major League Debut he went 1 for 2 with a walk 2 runs and a RBI. Plus to top it off he made a spectacular diving play at second base. Lou Randazzo was stupendous on the mound tonight allowing no hits walking 3 and striking out 9. One crucial error cost the team 3 unearned runs. At the plate he went 2 for 3 with a 3 run home run for a total of 4 RBI. Nolan Pietsch in the lead off spot went 2 for 2 with 2 doubles, 3 runs and 3 RBI. Seku Slade had 2 hits and 2 RBI while scoring 2 and walking twice. Courtney Wilson roped a single, Lukas Pietsch continues to stroke the ball doubling in a run and his 2 walks were crucial scoring both times. Kiefer Frank singled in a run and scored. Great team effort!
Giants 6 – Lanse’ Creuse 0
Cardinals 10 – CFLL 6
Tigers 15 – CFLL 0
The Tigers sent 4 pitchers to the mound today each getting 20 pitches to get ready for this upcoming week. They all did well Lou Randazzo, Kiefer Frank, Melik Miner and Seku Slade. Big Lukas Pietsch had a bases clearing triple. Joe Randazzo went 2 for 2, Nolan Pietsch and Lou Randazzo had 2 hits each, Seku Slade doubled in a run and had 2 other hits, Ameer Smith continues to hit the ball hard singled in a run. Melik reached base twice and scored. Again another total team effort. Some stellar defense was put in by Courtney Wilson at third and Ameer Smith at 1st and outfield. Melik, Nolan and Lou each caught today too. The Tigers have a number of players who can play defense at any position. Great game team and up next is GPP on Monday night.
Yankees 22 – Lanse’ Creuse 0
The Yankees were firing on all cylinders Saturday. The team work as a unit and played a spectacular game under the morning sunshine. Each Yankee reached base and scored a run during the game. Several Yankees doubled during a trip to the plate: Mikal Dunlap, David Wells, and Nick Monteleone. Stephan Little added a triple and a fourth inning Grand Slam. He finished with 5 RBI, followed closely by Ed Olejniczak, who knocked in 4.
Nick started the game on the mound, went 2 innings, and recorded 5 strikeouts. Ed relieved for the next 2 innings. He struck out three and recorded 2 assists from his position. Great job in his Yankees debut!