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.

Next Up…. North Haven, CT June 25/26

HOTEL INFO:
Clarion Hotel and Suites
2260 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06518
203-288-3831
CODE: EAST $99 per night (plus tax)

TOURNAMENT INFO:
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!

Brian Favereaux Wins in North Haven, CT!

Congratulations to Brian Favereaux (Cromwell, CT) on winning the North Haven, CT tournament.  There were 8 competitors for this FTF Tournament and 3 made the playoffs..  Three teams tied for first place with 13 after the Round Robin and Power Matchups.  There was then a 3 way “Shoot Out” for seeding of the playoffs.  Brian wound up winning the Shoot Out with Tim Rice (Alabny, CT) coming in 2nd and Gene Abood (Boston, MA) was the 3 seed.  Tim Rice jump to a 2 games to 0 lead but Gene rallied and won the last 3 games to take the series 3-2.

In the best of 7 series, the games went back and forth for the first 2 games.  Game 3 Gene was leading 5-2 in the top of the 9th when Winker doubled, Contreras got on via a X-Chance single against D. Smith.  A strikeout to Didi and Colin Moran pinch hit and rolled a Diamond to 7 and nailed it to tie it.  In the top of the 10th, an error on Will Myers in RF a BB to D.J. and Winker slammed a 3 run HR to take the lead.  Nola for Gene hit a solo HR in the bottom of the 10th but it wasn’t enough.  GM 4 Bauer for Gene was a stud.  Brian had his chances missing 3 HR chances including the HR to 17 off Bauer with Harper, but it wasn’t enough.  Bauer and Gene win 2-1 to tie the series at 2.  Game 5 was another pitchers dual with Gonsolin winning the battle vs. Maeda 2-0.  In game 6, Kershaw goes 6 innings with O’Day, Scott, and Mayers finishing off the game 10-1 and the series 4 games to 2.

Gonsolin and Winker took CO-MVP honors as Gonsolin was 2-0 and Winker got big after big hit and drove in 7 runs.

The EAST will be having our first tournament of 2021 in North Haven, CT.  Information is below.  Cut Off for sign ups in March 5th.  If Skype draft is needed for FTF players, it will held on THURSDAY MARCH 11th at 7PM EASTERN TIME.  This is a change from previous emails.  Players traveling will be doing it on Friday night so that won’t be possible.

March 13th and 14th – Connecticut – EAST
Best Western Plus
201 Washington Ave
North Haven, CT 06473
203-239-6700
Code: EAST
Rate: $89
Tournament Location:
15 Massimo Drive
North Haven, CT 06473