Saturday, October 30, 2010

Series 13: Franklins sweep Hilldale

Franklins 20-11, Hilldale 9-22

Pitcher use: Feller and Winters need three games, Hubbell and Williams two. Powell pitched two innings in finale, Dismukes and Hoyt one apiece.

Game One: Franklins 3, Hilldale 0
WP: Hubbell (7-0)
LP: Williams (2-6)
HR: Ruth (15), Vaughn (2)

Game Two: Franklins 7, Hilldale 1
WP: Feller (3-2)
LP: Winters (0-5)
HR: Ruth (16), Wells (6), Cronin (5)

Only Willie Wells' eighth-inning homer in the second game kept lowly Hilldale from being shut out in both games.

Smokey Joe Williams pitched well in the opener, but not as well as Carl Hubbell. Williams, supported by five double play grounders (three off the bat of Bill Dickey) allowed just seven hits, but one was a solo shot by Arky Vaughn and another a two-run dinger by Babe Ruth. Hubbell, meanwhile, scattered five harmless singles while walking just one.

Bob Feller had his stuff in the nightcap, striking out 10 in eight innings of work. He got early support from Joe Cronin and Ruth, who each hit two-run homers off Nip Winters (Cronin in the second, Ruth in the third). Pie Traynor also had a pair of RBIs.

Ruth has now homered in three consecutive games.

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