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

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

Please contact Tim ( 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 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!


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
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

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.

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
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