All-Time Greats VI | box score
Otto Hess allowed 1 hit while blanking Emba at Polo Grounds where the
Balco Bombers beat the Emba Elk by the score of 4 to 0.
Hess(20-8) simply dominated Emba. He was stingy on the mound, allowing just 1
hit and 1 walk in 9 innings. Balco finished with 8 hits in the victory.
Ron Darling(14-13) absorbed the loss. He pitched 4 and 2/3 innings and
surrendered 4 hits and 2 walks.
Catcher A.J. Ellis had 4 hits and 2 RBI and Jered Weaver struck out 13 batters
as the Friendship Frye beat the Evolution District by a score of 5 to
Weaver(7-10) pitched well for Friendship in their victory. He was reached for
5 hits and no walks in 6 and 2/3 innings. Evolution was out-hit by
Friendship, 15 hits to 7.
Clay Buchholz(5-8) suffered the loss. He allowed a few too many baserunners
giving up 12 hits and 3 walks in 7 innings. ‘He was really impressive
today,’ Buchholz said of his counterpart. ‘Our guys were just swinging at
Back to the ’90s
Pedro Martinez dominated striking out 13 Underground batters and first baseman
Frank Thomas ripped 2 homeruns and had 3 RBI at Anaheim Stadium where the
Brooklyn Breeze beat the Underground RhoDaks 4 to 1.
The Underground fans didn’t appreciate the big day Thomas had. He cleared the
fences for a two-run home run in the 3rd inning and blasted a solo shot (his
11th of the season) in the 5th inning. The Underground batters went down
meekly in the bottom of the 9th.
The winning pitcher was Martinez(7-2) who allowed 1 run for the game. Terry
Mulholland(1-3) ended up with the loss. He was hit hard and gave up 11 hits
and 4 walks in 7 innings.
Martinez was asked about his big strikeout performance, ‘Well, it’s a little
odd when you rack up these numbers on the road – instead of cheers and a
running tally in the stands, everything gets real still and quiet. Just
strange – but it’s nice to be able to take the crowd out of the game.’
Mike Scott dominated striking out 11 Champaign batters and right fielder
Harold Baines ripped 2 homeruns and had 5 RBI as the amazing Aurora’s Big
Blue Gents clobbered the outmatched Champaign Speedwagons, 10 to 0.
The home town fans were very appreciative of the fine hitting performance
provided by Baines. He smashed a solo-shot out of the park in the 2nd inning
and lofted a three-run ‘big-fly’ (his 10th of the season) in the 3rd inning.
Aurora’s rapped out 17 hits for the afternoon.
For Scott(20-8) it was his 4th shutout this year. Ted Power(4-7) suffered the
loss. He gave up 8 runs in 3 and 1/3 innings and saw his ERA jump from 5.44
Everyone seemed to enjoy the performance of Scott – except Champaign. Dr. Red
lamented, ‘He just was ‘on’ this afternoon. He was keeping our guys off
balance all game. A fine game by a good strikeout pitcher – makes it a fun
game for the hometown fans – unfortunately we were the visitors!’