Ben & Don Win in Pittsburgh

Congratulations to Ben and Don as they beat Frank in 6 games to win Pittsburgh.

Game 1 – Manoah pitches 7.1 innings against an all lefty lineup in LA-NL giving up only 2 runs (a Leurys Garcia 2 run HR!). Frank gets a leadoff walk and single** off CSeager Xchart in the 9th to bring the tie run to the plate then strikeout and double play with Harper on deck against R Rodriguez. We win 5-2.

Game 2- Frank hits 3 HRs in the first inning vs Lynn. Lynn continues tired and gives up 2 more HRs, Frank slaughters us 10-0 behind Buehler.

Game 3-Frank slaughters us again 13-3 behind 6 HRs (2 by Harper)

Game 4- Don takes over the rolling since I lost 2 in a row. G Marquez hits a Double *** on the hit and run in the 2nd and scores later. Wade hits 3 run HR in the 7th. Machado hits a 3 run HR in the 9th to win going away .We win 10-2.

Game 5- We get an unearned run off F Peralta to take a 2 run lead in the 7th. In the bottom of the 7th, Rondell Actuna gives up single on the Xchart with two outs, nobody on. Then Adames hits a triple so he’s the tie run on third. A walk and Joe Kelly’s tired. We bring in Diaz vs Matt Olsen who walks. Frank pinch hits Varsho with Zunino who strikes out with bases loaded. Goldschmidt hits an insurance HR in the 9th so we win 7-5.

Game 6 – After giving up 3 HRs in the first inning game 2, Lynn has a no-hitter going into the 7th. Frank gets a hit in the 7th and we end up a one-hitter. We hit 5 solo HRs to close out the series 6-0.

Pittsburgh May 21-22, 2022

Pittsburgh is next up.  This will be a joint East/Jasper region.  Please make sure to declare which region you want it in.

Draft will be held Thursday May 19th at 7pm via Skype.

Hotel info:
Holiday Inn Express Murrysville – Delmont
6552 Route 22, Delmont , PA, PA 15626
724-468-1050

Tournament Info:
Lamplighter Restaurant (right in front of hotel)
6566 William Penn Hwy, Delmont, PA 15626
(724) 468-4545

Please contact Tim (timfinfan@aol.com) to let him know if you are coming!

Dave Bengert passing…

The Strat-O community is very saddened to hear that one of our avid fellow gamers and long time dear friend, Dave Bengert, of Chicago Illinois, passed away due to complications from acute pneumonia, on Monday, April 18th.  We will never forget Dave’s competitive spirit and support of the game we all love so dearly. He is a genuine soul and we will miss him so much.  Anthony Rizzo just lost his biggest fan.  In lieu of flowers, donations to myotonic.org would be much appreciated.

Visitation is Sunday Apr 24th from 2-6pm at Anthony & Dziadowicz Funeral Homes.  4404 Cameron Ave. Hammond, IN 46327.  (219) 931-2800.  The funeral will be held Monday at 11am.

Norm Plouffe wins in Albany!

Norm took the finals over John 4-0.  It was closer than that as the last 3 games were 1 run affairs that ended 4-3 (walk-off single from Matt Chapman in b9), 5-4 (Bryant with a bases loaded walk in t9) and 4-3 (a Goldie bases loaded walk in t5 is the winning run).

After the PM, I was 13-7.  John and Mark were 12-8.  Tim lost a 4-3 heartbreaker to Jeff in PM game 3 where he stranded the tying run at 3rd in the 9th to finish with a 10-9 record or he could have forced his way into a shoot-out by winning game PM game 4.  John beat Mark 3-1 in the semis.

Congrats to Norm!

Albany is FIRST up!

The first tournament of the year will be in Albany, NY March 26 and 27.  No APS.  Just your wits!

Albany – March 26-27
Sure Stay Plus by Best Western
200 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12205
(518) 458-1000
$70 per night – Code EAST

Any questions, contact Tim!

Harry Flawd Wins Bruce Layton Memorial East Regional!

World Series Game 1

Paul draws 1st blood in the series with Giminez blasting a 2 out 2 run HR in the 2nd.  Harry’s bullpen would limit Paul to 3 hits the last 7 innings though and that would be all the scoring for Paul in game 1.  Harry gets 1 back in the bottom 5th on a Fletcher 2B, then in the 6th we get 4 runs going 3B-1B-1B-BB-BB-K-BB-Sac Fly. Harry wins 5-2.

Game 2 Heyward hits a 2 run HR for Harry and we add 1 in the 4th on a Verdugo RBI for a 3-0 lead, but Paul gets a J Ramirez HR in the 5th and an RBI 2B by Moreland in the 6th to tie it.  Extra innings we go, nothing interesting until bottom of the 12th when JT Realmuto, who led the team with 6 HR’s in the tourney, rolled the 3-8 for the walk off HR.  Harry up 2 games to 0.

Game 3 saw the tide turn with Paul getting 3 runs in the 2nd via Moustakas 2 run 2B and a Sac Fly, and Marco Gonzalez and 3 relievers combine for a 3 hit shutout.  2 games to 1.

Game 4 – more Paul power.  J-Ram blasts another HR, and Judge and Stallings go back-to-back for Paul in the 4th.  Harry gets a Moore solo shot in the 9th but too little too late as Paul ties the series at 2 games apiece, with a 5-2 win.

Game 5, last home game for Paul.  Harry gets a Candelerio solo shot in the 2nd and an RBI 1B by Heyward in the 3rd to take a 2-0 lead.  Judge ties it with 2 outs in the bottom of the 5th.  Harry strands based loaded in the 6th, misses a HR to 14 by JT and also a next batter 3B by Bradley in the 7th to remain tied. 8th inning we finally break thru, with the big “Premonition Roll” by Harry starting it off…..as I am tossing the dice into the tower with Heyward at bat….I announce “I don’t care if you have to get injured, just get on base!” Lo and behold, the 2-12 shows up!  So Goodrum pinch runs, steals 2B, and comes home on a Sac Fly by Tatis, after a weird Catcher X roll of 19 on a C3 gets a FC with runners at 1st and 2nd, 0 outs…  so Goodrum gets to go to 3rd on the play and scores on the next batter. Romano-Martin-Hendricks shut Paul down tossing 1 hit ball over the last 4 innings for a 3-2 win and 3-2 series lead.

Back to Detroit for Game 6 of the series, L. Castillo vs S. Gray. No scoring until the bottom of the 4th, where the series is won.  After a groundout, Heyward again gets HBP Injured.  Rendon BB is followed by a Candelerio K.  So 2 outs 1st and 2nd, big roll of the game.  2B X chance to Giminez (2 e 18), and I roll the 13 for an error.  Now bases loaded, 2 outs, still no runs in.  Verdugo draws a BB and JT comes thru with a huge 1B** for a 3 run inning.  Paul has 1 big last chance in the top of the 6th.  C. Martin comes into the game and all batters hit their own card and not Martins’, and Paul has bases loaded 1 out, a weak Martin vs. Moreland, we leave him in and he gets the BP 1B chance roll ….to 1.  Then Hendricks comes in and induces the GB 2B X and Fletcher makes the play to end the inning.  We ride Hendricks and D. May to the end and win 3-0, and the series 4-2.

MVP – Bullpen….25 innings 1 run in 6 games. 0.36 ERA.

EAST REGIONAL NOVEMBER 13 and 14!

The Tournament will take place Saturday and Sunday Nov 13 and 14 at the Bensalem Holiday Inn Parx Casino (Regular Hotel).  Jerry spent his afternoon today driving and talking with them to get all set.  Thanks again Jerry!  We do NOT have the conference room on Friday so the draft will be Thursday night at 7pm eastern via Skype.

Hotel – You need to book your hotel room by this coming FRIDAY Nov 5th.

Holiday Inn – Bensalem – Parx Casino
3327 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020
215-639-9100
Rate: $129.00 CODE:  EAS

We will be starting out playing in the bar area until the conference room is cleared out.   We will then be in the conference room the rest of the weekend.

ENTRY FEE:  $150  We will also be doing a side pot.  $50 per person (if you want) for the best record PRIOR to the playoffs.

Up Next, PITTSBURGH – Sept11/12

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

Hotel Info:
Holiday Inn Express – Delmont
6552 State Route 22
Delmont, PA 15626
724-468-1050
$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!