HILLTOPPERS TUMBLE TO ROCKS IN FIVE AFTER BESTING BEDFORD FALLS IN FIRST ROUND
Game 1: Scherzer outpitched Sale by firing a 2-hit shutout and Gomez homered for the only run in a 1-0 Rock win.
Bryn Mawr 000 000 000 -- 0-2-0 LP: Sale
Eagle Rock 001 000 00x -- 1-3-0 WP: Scherzer SV: Neshek HR: Gomez
You won't believe how this game ended! The score was tied 5-5 in the bottom of the 11th, when:
A. Belt reached base on an error by thirdbaseman Rendon!
B. Schimpf walked on back to back 14's against A+C*XYZ Jansen!!
C. Davis sacrificed the runners to 2nd and 3rd with a 66=1!!!
D. Sanchez was intentionally walked to load the bases, as he was rolling a 66=1!!!!
E. Pinder then hit a pinch-hit, walk-off, grand slam!!!!!
Bryn Mawr 000 030 200 00 -- 5-5-4 LP: Brebbia HR: Duda
Eagle Rock 030 200 000 04 -- 9-7-2 WP: Green HR: Strasburg, Pinder
The Hilltoppers jumped off to a 4-0 lead until the Rocks changed their rolzing strategy. Then they scored two in the 7th and four in the 8th (sparked by back to back batters hit by the pitch), and the visitors rallied for a 6-4 win and a 3-0 series lead:
Eagle Rock 000 000 240 -- 6-7-1 WP: Milner SV: Neshek
Bryn Mawr 012 010 000 -- 4-7-0 LP: Jansen HR: Rendon, Cruz
Amazingly, the second Sale vs. Scherzer matchup also ended 1-0 after a solo homer in a 2-hit shutout (this time by Sale) marked by a walk-off blast by Springer!
Eagle Rock 000 000 000 -- 0-2-0 LP: Scherzer
Bryn Mawr 000 000 001 -- 1-7-0 WP: Sale HR: Springer
Bryn Mawr jumped off to a two-run lead with 2nd-inning homers by Myers and Springer, but the Rocks got back into the game with a solo homer by Gomez in the 4th and a two-run homer by Thames in the 5th. Then the visitors put the game (and the series) away by scoring four runs (including a homer by Turner) in the 6th.
Eagle Rock 000 124 000 -- 7-6-0 WP: Strasburg HR: Gomez, Thames, Turner
Bryn Mawr 020 000 011 -- 4-7-0 LP: Hill HR: Myers, Springer, Segura
Series Co-MVPs were Bryn Mawr's Chris Sale and Eagle Rock's Max Scherzer for their twin outstanding 1-0 two-hit battles. Eagle Rock wins the series in five games to move on to the Mail3 World Series, while Marc deserves congratulations for a terrific season and for winning in round one of the playoffs.
ROCKS PILE ON LEAFS TO WIN OPENING ROUND IN A SWEEP
Game #1: Scherzer and Neshek combined for a 4-hitter, and Scherzer struck out 10 for a 5-3 win:
Toronto 100 000 200 -- 3-4-0 LP: Lester HR: Martin
Eagle Rock 100 031 00x -- 5-9-0 WP: Scherzer SV: Neshek HR: Sanchez
Game #2: The wind was blowing out at Rock Stadium, as the teams combined for an absurd EIGHT homers. Unfortunately for the visitors, the tally was Rocks 6, Blue Jays 2. Everyone in the home team lineup homered except for Gomez, Story, and Turner (our leadoff, third, and fourth hitters, respectively). Randy Grichuk made it close with a 3-run, 2-out homer in the 9th, but Strasburg shut the door before Neshek could warm up to get the save.
Toronto 010 003 003 -- 7-7-0 LP: Paxton HR: Ramirez, Grichuk
Eagle Rock 015 004 00x -- 10-9-0 WP: Strasburg HR: Dozer 2, Garcia, Thames, Davis, Sanchez
Game #3: Gomez HR breaks 1-1 tie then Thames adds 11-4 3-run shot for 5-1 lead. Leafs get one back in 5th but far too few.
ER: 001 040 000 - 5 10 0 WP-Hendricks SV-Neshek HR:Gomez, Thames
TOR: 100 010 000 - 2 6 0 LP-Eickhoff HR: Santana (leadoff 66, misleading Leaf fans)
Game #4: Thames 2-run 66s in 2nd and 3rd, Dozier 2-run 3b in 6th, Davis 2-run shot in 7th. Leafs break up no-hitter in 4th on JRam 3b after Pham walk. Arenado g.o. plates 2nd run and Walker ph-66 in 8th makes the final 9-3. Rocks SWEEP!!!
ER: 022 003 200 - 9 16 1 WP- Scherzer HR: Thames 2, Davis
TOR: 000 200 010 - 3 3 0 LP- Lester