Sleepers Survive Monarchs; Virginia Marches On
Blue House Baseball
SAN ANTONIO, TX – It was divisional leaders facing off; it was game one. And on a relatively mild (77 degrees) San Antonio day, the league-leading Sleepers (19-11) stayed awake long enough to hold off the Eastern-leading Monarchs (17-13), 2-1. Larry Russell had a key RBI in the third inning, and Bryan Mitchell had another in the fourth that San Antonio up 2-0. It was all they would need. In the top of the ninth, Manchester’s Walt Lloyd scored a two-out RBI, but Paul Carter flew out to center on the very next pitch.
“It’s a big win,” Brandon Caldwell, the Sleeper’s manager said. “When two heavyweights collide on the field us and them did, it always provides fireworks. Today, most of the fireworks were defensive, and luckily, we have a pretty good defense.”
San Antonio ranks first in the league in runs allowed per game. The two teams meet again on Saturday.
NORFOLK, VA – The Virginia Opossums (17-13) notched a crucial victory over divisional foe Wichita (13-17), 12-4, on Tuesday evening. Harvey Simon proved the hero by jacking three home runs and six RBIs. His performance puts him right back into an already tight MVP race. He has 8 home runs and 24 RBIs on the season.
For Virginia, the win extends their Central Division lead to four games. If they can sweep the three-game series with the Somethings, the division might prove a runaway, and Opossums fans can go ahead and starting ordering playoff tickets.
In other scores:
Baltimore Ninjas (15-15) 1, Tacoma Aroma (15-15) 2
Hawai’i Kats (15-15) 6, Charleston Windjammers (14-16) 11
Montreal Flatliners (14-16) 5, Johnson City Fuckhectors (12-18) 6
Boulder Bunions (18-12) 1, Whisker City Fighting Lionelles (12-18) 2