Saturday, April 08, 2006

Friday's games

In Portland, Mike Thompson pitched six shutout innings and allowed just 3 hits and 2 walks. Luckily the offense built a big lead as 3 relievers, Lopez, Anderson and Burke combind to give up 6 runs in the final 3 innings of an 11-6 win. DH Jack Cust set the tone early with a first inning 2 run homer. Justin Leone was a perfect 3 for 3 with 2 walks, 3 rbi and a homer. Jon Knott also went yard. Box

In Mobile, Jared Wells was spinning a beauty. He went 5 innings, striking out 8 while allowing just 2 hits and no runs. The bullpen made things a little shaky in the 9th but finally preserved the 2-1 win with Thayer getting the save. Steve Baker had 2 hits, including a 2 out, rbi triple in the first inning. Box

Out in Lake Elsinore, Evan Meek was wildly effective. He worked 5 innings allowing just one run on 4 hits but he walked 2 and hit two batters. Ryan Klatt would get the win (after taking the loss yesterday) as the Storm offense got to the Lancaster bullpen for 2 late runs in a 3-1 win. 3b Chase Headley stroked a 2 out 2 rbi double to provide the margin of victory. Box

Ft Wayne was postponed.

Friday, April 07, 2006


Opening day

The Portland Beavers opened up the season with Tim Stauffer and he struggled through 5 innings. He allowed 4 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks but was not involved in the decision due to a late inning comeback fueled by new Beaver Jack Cust's homer. Brian Sikorski, Ryan Meaux(the win) and Jon Adkins(the save) combined for 4 shut out innings to close the game and a 6-4 Beavers win. Cf Freddy Guzman, lf Jack Cust and 2b Bobby Hill each had 2 hits. Box

At Mobile, the Baybears spotted Cesar Carrillo to an early 4 run cushion and he cruised allowing 1 run on 3 hits, though experiencing some command problems walking 4 in 4 innings. Roger Deago picked up the win in relief with 2 solid innings. Lead off man, Kennard Jones, doubled and walked twice and scored 3 runs. 2b Luis Cruz, c George Kottaras and lf Drew Macias each contributed 2 hits in the 5-2 win. Box

Down in Lake Elsinore, the Storm was involved in a good pitching match up as Lancaster's Chico threw 5 hitless innings striking out 7. Lake Elsinore's Mark Ekstrom went 5 and gave up just one run while striking out 6. The Storm would get two runs off the Jethawks bullpen but also gave up two of our own pinning a 3-2 loss on Ryan Klatt. The Storm would manage just 4 hits with Chase Headley, Sean Kazmar and Colt Morton all hitless. Box

Ft Wayne opened at W Michigan and 1b Kyle Blanks belted out 2 homers in his Wizards debut. Daryl Jones launched a solo shot as the Wizards picked up a 5-3 win. Steve Delabar gave up 1 earned run in 5 innings but the bullpen couldnt hold the lead to get him a win. Neal Jamison picked up the save in relief. Box