Monday, February 1, 2010

Series 3: Homestead sweeps Garfields

Homestead 6-2, Garfields 3-5

Pitcher status: Welch and D. Brown need one game each, Galvin and R. Brown two games, Keefe and Manning three games. Wickware and Matlock each pitched less than an inning in the final game.

Game 1: Homestead 3, Garfields 2, 11 innings.
WP: Salmon 1-0
LP: Clackson 0-1
HR: O.H. Johnson (2)
Game 2: Homestead 4, Garfields 3
WP: R. Brown (2-0)
LP: Galvin (1-1)
HR: Scales (2), C. Smith (2)
Game 3: Homestead 7, Garfields 6
WP: Manning (1-1)
LP: Keefe (1-1)
Save: Matlock (1)
HR: Scales (3), McNair (1), W. Brown (2)


Three one-run wins for Homestead, who got some help from their power-friendly home park.
The first game was taut all the way, with each team scoring twice in the sixth innings and then getting nothing until the 11th, when Cap Anson was thrown out at the plate in the top of the frame and Heavy Johnson hit a two-out homer off John Clarkson in the bottom half.
Dave Brown threw four hitless innings to open the game for Homestead and allowed just six hits in nine innings. He walked two and fanned three. Mickey Welch scattered 13 hits in his nine innings, getting three double plays in the process.
In the second game, the Garfields tallied three times off Ray Brown in the second inning, but Brown held them off the rest of the way, throwing an 11-hit complete game. Tubby Scale's solo homer in the eight provided the winning margin.
The third game was also a pitchers duel pitting Max manning and Tim Keefe, at least until the final frames. Each team scored in the seventh to make it a 3-2 Homestead lead,. Homestead then got a pinch-hit grand slam from Hurley McNair in the eighth to make it 7-2. But Frank Wickware and Leroy Matlock gave all four runs back in the ninth, with help from Willard Brown's two-out error in center, before Matlock finally got George Davis out to end it.
Willard Brown was four-for-four in the finale, with a homer and two doubles.

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