Thursday, December 31, 2015

Series 2: Orators take two of three from Orioles

Orators 2-4; Orioles 2-5

Game One: Orators 13, Orioles 1
WP: Shocker (1-0)
LP: Hardin (0-1)
HR; Cuyler 2 (2); F Robinson (3)

Game Two: Orioles 3, Orators 2
WP: Richert (1-0)
LP: Sutton (0-2)
HR: F Robinson 2 (5)

Game Three: Orators 6, Orioles 4
WP: Jenkins (1-1)
LP: McNally (0-1)
Save: Danforth (1)

Kiki Cuyler hit two homers and drove in seven runs in the fifth inning of the series opener for Ortonville. The Orators scored 12 runs in the inning; of the nine men in the lineup, only Jim O'Roarke didn't score in the inning. Urban Shocker allowed seven hits in the complete game.

The Orators took a 2-0 lead in the third inning of the second game on consecutive singles by Richie Ashburn, Billy Herman and Dan Brouthers followed by a Cuyler sac fly, but Frank Robinson tied it with a two-run homer in the sixth. Robby led off the bottom of the ninth with another homer off Don Sutton for the walk off.

The rubber match went to Ortonville, which peppered Dave McNally for six runs in the first four innings. Cuyler and O'Roarke each had two RBIs for the Orators. Baltimore pulled to within 6-4 in the seventh and had two on with one out, but Ferguson Jenkins struck out pinch-hitter Dave May and Don Buford to protect his lead.

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