Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Series 1: Flashes sweep Orators

Game One: Flashes 18, Orators 3
WP: Grimes (1-0)
LP: Sutton (0-1)
HR: Brouthers (1)

Game Two: Flashes 5, Orators 3
WP: Haines (1-0)
LP: Jenkins (0-1)
Save: Bentley (1)

Game Three: Flashes 11, Orators 2
WP: Barnes (1-0)
LP: Wingard (0-1)
HR; Snyder (1)

Big innings came easily to the hometeam Flashes in this series.

Fordham batted around three times in the opening game, putting up seven runs in the fourth inning, four in the fifth and four more in the seventh. The Flashes racked up 19 hits, including four doubles and two triples. Fred Lindstrom scored four runs, while Ross Youngs, Joe Medwick and Dave Bancroft had three apiece. Medwick drove in six runs. Burleigh Grimes went the distance, allowing 11 hits.

The Orators held a 3-1 lead into the seventh of the second game, with Ferguson Jenkins looking strong. But the Flashes rose up for four runs in the seventh: George Kelly led off with a single, Hank Gowdy walked and Bancroft drove in Kelly with a base hit. After pinch-hitter Billy Southworth flew out, Youngs walked to load the bases and Lindstrom doubled all three men home.

The Flashes put the series finale away early, with a five-run outburst in the third inning. Medwick drove in two runs with a double, and Kelly tripled home two more. Frank Snyder hit the only homer the Flashes got in the series in the sixth inning. Medwick and Kelly each had three RBIs, while Youngs, Medwick, Jim Bottomley and Chick Hafey each scored twice.

Medwick was 7-for-15 in the three games with nine RBIs and five runs. Lindstrom was 8-for-13 with six runs scored and five RBIs. Bth hit four doubles. Bottomley totaled seven RBIs.

Pitcher availability: For the Orators, Kolp (4.6 innings in Game Three) needs a couple games off. For the Flashes, Bentley (2 innings) should sit one game for each inning he pitches in the first game of Series 2

Rotations: Flashes: Neft-Grimes-Haines-McQuillan-Barnes.

Orators: Shocker-Sutton-Jenkins- ??? (Davis, Danforth, Kolp)

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