Monday, August 10, 2009

NBC World Series Day 8

More from the NBC World Series in Wichita KS.

....Liberal started of strong in the 1:00 PM game. Right fielder Mitch Caster got it started with a 2 RBI triple in the top of the first for the Bee Jays. He was then brought in by catcher Chad Comer as Liberal went on to score 4 times in the first. Liberal tacked on 3 more runs in the 4th This proved to be more than enough run support for starting pitcher Brett Davis who went 5 strong innings of 3 hit ball as the Liberal Bee Jays defeated the Valley Center Diamond Dawgs 10-0 in 5 innings.

....In the first game played yesterday, the Anchorage Glacier Pilots took the win over the Orange County (CA) Pioneers. The Glacier Pilots came out fast, scoring 7 runs before the Pioneers got on the board. The Pioneers mounted a small comeback in the 5th scoring 4 but it wasn’t enough. Anchorage responded by scoring 8 unanswered runs to win the game 15-4 in 8, with a tremendous push from center fielder Ryan Gebhardt – who had six RBI off just two hits in four at bats. The Pilots will play the Clarinda A’s on today.

....With the Force losing yesterday's 8 o’clock game the Stars were the last hope for San Diego in the tournament. The Griffons broke open a scoreless game with 3 runs in top of the 4th. They then added 5 more in the 8th to push the lead to 8. The Stars managed just 1 run off of Griffons pitcher Nate Van Bibber, who threw a complete game in a 8-1 victory. The Griffons will play the Hays Larks on Monday. The loss eliminates the Stars – the last of three San Diego teams that played in this year’s tournament.

....The Conejo Oaks wasted no time getting on the board with a homerun by #39 Ryan Delgado in the top of the 2nd to take a 2-0 lead. The Seattle Studs responded with 1 run in the bottom of the inning to make the score 2-1. The Oaks added to their lead in the top of the 8th when #38 Arin Fowble hit a double to the wall scoring 2 giving the Oaks a 3 run lead. The Studs, trying to keep the game close score 1 run in the bottom of the 8th but stranded another leaving the score at 4-2. Studs then scored on an error making it 4-3 in the bottom of the 9th. That’s as close as it would get, as the Oaks field a flyout to end the game. The Oaks advance in the winner’s bracket where they will face the winner of the Liberal BeeJays versus the Valley Center Diamond Dawgs game on Monday. The Studs move to the losers bracket where they will face the winner of the Clarinda A’s vs. Anchorage Glacier Pilots game on Tuesday.

....Last years champs, The Santa Barbara Foresters seemed to be warming up in the first inning against the Sedalia Bombers. Scoring only one run in the first at the top, the Foresters established dominance early with a 1-0 lead. The Sedalia Bombers were outclassed all around by the overwhelming force of the Foresters. It was a stalemate in the second inning wherein neither team scored. The third inning was a breath of fresh air when the Foresters scored not once, not twice, but three times updating the score to a 4-0 lead with the Sedalia Bombers trailing.

The fourth inning seemed to yield even greater results for the former champs scoring four more runs giving them a grand total to 8-0, Bombers still trailing with an even wider gap. The fifth inning exhibited a slower pace for the Foresters, but an even slower pace for the Sedalia Bombers. Only one run was scored, and wouldn’t you guess, it was in favor of the Foresters giving them a 9-0 lead. The Sedalia Bombers held on in the sixth inning, not allowing the Foresters to score a single run; the score remained 9-0 Bombers trailing with no advantage in sight. In the seventh inning the score remained 9-0 with the Santa Barbara Foresters in the lead maintaining a dominant position over the Sedalia Bombers. After the completion of the final inning, it became an apparent landslide victory for the Santa Barbara Foresters. They are now moving to the next round the tournament . The Sedalia Bombers will play in the losers bracket on Tuesday August 11 to regain some lost ground. The final score was 10-0 with 14 hits for the Santa Barbara Foresters, and 4 for the Sedalia Bombers.

....The El Dorado Broncos easily overtook the Gunnison Colts of Colorado with a score of 6-1 in last nights feature game of the NBC World Series. The Broncos were able take the lead early on in the game by putting up two runs in the bottom of the first after capitalizing on an error by the Colts. Another run was added to the Broncos score by Kirk Walker in the bottom of the fourth. In the beginning of the fifth Colts Ryan Castellanos was able to finally get a hit of off the Broncos starting pitcher, Jake Sabol. Castellanos was able to run in to put the Colts on the scoreboard after Mike Coffey's single. El Dorado added two more runs to their score late in the sixth inning with runs by David Allbritton and Matt Langseth. The bottom of the seventh inning brought one more run and the win for the Broncos by Matt Giller. The Broncos will take on the Santa Barbra Foresters in Monday night's feature game at 7:30.

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