Homestead 20-18, Garfields 17-22
Pitcher use: D. Brown and Galvin need three games; Welch, Paige and Radbourn need two; Manning, Wickware and Young need one. Bell pitched one inning in finale.
Game One: Garfields 8, Homestead 7 (12 innings)
WP: Clarkson (1-3)
LP: Bell (2-1)
Game Two: Homestead 9, Garfields 2
WP: Paige (6-2)
LP: Welch (3-5)
Game Three: Garfields 8. Homestead 1
WP: Galvin (1-5)
LP: D. Brown (4-2)
Homestead is in danger of sliding out of the Division B race with the Crawfords after dropping their third straight series.
John Clarkson threw four innings of one-run relief to get the win in the opening marathon, but stood to get the loss before his mates roughed up William Bell for two runs in the 12th. Jimmy Collins and Monte Ward had the RBI singles for the Garfields in the final inning. George Davis scored three runs for the Garfields, including the winner.
Satchel Paige was strong in the second game -- nine innings of two-run ball with eight strikeouts -- and Homestead drilled Mickey Welch for six runs in the third inning to give Paige plenty of margin. Josh Gibson sat this one out after catching 11 innings in the previous game, his first game off of the season.
The Garfields beat up Dave Brown in the finale -- eight runs in four innings -- and Pud Galvin went the distance, scattering six hits.
Jimmy Collins went 7-for-11 in the series, with two runs and four RBIs.