Up Next, PITTSBURGH – Sept11/12

The Pittsburgh tournament is a 100% go!  We have enough interest to go

Hotel Info:
Holiday Inn Express – Delmont
6552 State Route 22
Delmont, PA 15626
$109 per night – Tell them you’re from Strat-O-Matic Baseball.

Tournament Info:
The Lamplighter restaurant in front of hotel.
8am Saturday morning start!

Congrats to Harry Flawd for winning CT June!

Harry beat Mark G 4 games to 3 in the CT finals.

Game 1 – Mark scores a run in the 4th on a 1B** off Harper x-chance and a run in the 5th on a 2B off Hicks x-chance and wins 4-1 to get things going.

Game 2 – Maeda no hits Harry for 8 innings, but May/Iglesias/Hahn only give up 1 hit thru 8. 0-0 top 9 Watson in for Mark, Yaz rolls the straight shot 1-8 in the 0-0 park and Hendricks closes out a 1-0 win for Harry.

Game 3 – The offenses come to life in Pittsburgh, in a game now known as the Rendon show….he hits 1-8 first 3 times up for 3 HR’s in 1st 3 AB’s…Goodrum adds a 3 run shot…Harry gets within 1 with 2 outs in the 9th on back to back 2B’s by Seager and Yaz, but Moreland grounds out to end the game.

Game 4 – Greinke scatters 9 hits in a complete game 7-1 game for Harry, Tatis is 4-5, Wong is 3-4, Murphy 1-1 3 BB’s to lead the O.  Series ties 2-2.

Game 5 – Z. Davies gets lit up like a cheap cigar and gets totally burnt in a 12-0 shellacking for Mark.  Mark rolled the 5-9 off Davies Back to Back to Back in the 5th inning. 5 HR’s later….Mark leads 3 games to 2.

Game 6 – Maeda again for Mark goes 8 innings of no-hit ball, for the series 16 IP 0 hits….but Mark ends up losing both games…rough luck.  So top 9 still 0-0 thanks to May/Hendricks/Hahn tossing 8 innings of 2 hit ball…2 K’s and a BB to Seager and then to Yaz make it 1st and 2nd with 2 outs and GBx to Rendon…1e10…roll the 17 for a 2 base error and an un-earned run, followed by Wong singling in both runners, then Matzek K’s the side for a 3-0 win and to force a game 7.

Game 7 – Happ vs Burnes Wong strikes first with a solo HR in the 2nd, and Tatis solo HR in the 4th makes it 2-0 Harry.  Seager gets the RFx on Garcia for a 3*** 2B following a walk to Happ, and it’s now 3-0.  Seager and Buxton hit solo HR’s and the bullpen K’s 8 in the last 4 innings to close out the series for Harry.

Thanks for Mark for being a gracious host, he allowed me to postpone playing the final for a week so I didn’t have to drive home from CT at midnight.  I had the day off so I drove up to his house to play the series, and it was a full strat day as Brian Smith and Tim Rice and 3 others in Mark’s league were present and all playing baseball.  Great time.

MVP’s were Hendricks/Iglesias/Hand from the bullpen.

Season 1.32 ERA and 4-0 10 saves

World Series 0.00 ERA 12 IP 5 hits, 23 K’s.

Congrats to Norm Plouffe for winning the EAST Skype Tournament

Game 1 Bieber gives up only 2 hits and  France led off t7 with a 3b and PR Goodrum scored on a Candy-man SF for the 1-0 win for Norm.   In game 2, a Tellez HR gave Norm 1-0 lead going to b7.  A Bohm 3b and Stallings 1b ties the game.  In b9 Alberto up against Hand with McNeill on 3b, 1 out.  Norm goes to the RH and Alberto squeezes in the winning run 2-1 Mark.  Game 3 Norm is running up the score and goes to t9 up 8-2.  A.Garcia out, McNeil 1b, Simmons bb, Wong bb, Moran 1b, Bohm HR.  It’s 8-7.  Casali out. Mookie 1b and K.Seager rolls a HR to 7 or 2b.  2b.  Mookie to 15 to score and tie up… but it’s a 17.  Final 8-7 Norm after the 5 run 9th that was the only big inning Mark would get in the series.  Game 4 RBI 2bs from Tellez and Cano lead Norm to a 2-0 win.   Game 5 Bieber 8IP scatters 3 hits and S.Murphy gets the big 2-run HR to 7 in b7 and Norm takes it 3-0 in game 5 and the series 4-1.

Next Up…. North Haven, CT June 25/26

Clarion Hotel and Suites
2260 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06518
CODE: EAST $99 per night (plus tax)

Day 1 will be at the Hotel
Day 2 will be at my office.
15 Massimo Drive
North Haven, CT 06473

Tournament Cut-Off is Wednesday June 23rd at Noon.

Ben Leong wins in Pittsburgh!

Results from Pittsburgh…..

Brian won the High div with 18-6 record.  He won a BIG 20 DIE ROLL OFF with Frank.  He was 2nd with the same 18-6 record.

Jerry won the low division with a 15-9 record and Ben Leong came in 2nd with a 14-10 record.

Brian and Ben battled in one playoff series with Ben winning 3-1.

Jerry and Frank squared off with Frank sweeping Jerry 3 games straight.

In the finals, Ben Leong defeated Frank 4 games to 2.  Ben got hot at the right time and really hit his way to the victory.

Congrats to Ben Leong.

Mark Giddings Wins In Albany!

Congratulations to Mark Giddings for winning the Albany FTF Tournament.  He defeated Tim Rice 4 games to 2.  Tim defeated Jeff Cohen in the semi’s to play Mark.  Mark was the #1 seed going into the play offs with a round robin record of 12-4.

Next stop is the East/Jasper Tournament in Pittsburgh on May 1st and 2nd.  Details coming soon!

UP NEXT- Albany, NY April 10/11

Albany, NY is our next stop.  See info below and on the Schedule page!

SureStayPlus by Best Western
200 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12205
Rate: $80/night
LINK: https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.55086.html?groupId=Q42PK4E0
Cut-off: April 3rd

In: (9)
Brian Favereaux
Mark Giddings
Bryan Smith
Tim Rice
Jeff Hendriks
Jeff Cohen
Gene Abood
Jerry Dattilo
Rich Knopf

Gordon Deane