Monday, January 25, 2016

Series 4: Flashes take two of three from Black Caps

Flashes 9-3, Black Caps 5-6

Game One: Black Caps 6, Flashes 5
WP: Cockrell (1-1)
LP: Haines (1-2)
Save: Cooper (2)
HR: Bottomley (3), A Radcliff (1)

Game Two: Flashes 7, Black Caps 2
WP: Nehf (1-0)
LP: Currie (0-1)

Game Three: Flashes 2, Black Caps 0
WP: McQuillan (2-0)
LP: McDonald (0-1)
HR: Bancroft (1)

Lincoln Park had to rally from a 5-1 deficit to get one win out of the series as Fordham tightened its grip on first place.

Jim Bottomley hit a two-run homer in the first inning of the opener and added an RBI triple in the third as the Flashes jumped on Bill Holland for a 5-1 lead. Alec Radcliff hit a two-run homer in a three-run fifth inning for the Black Caps as they tied the score at 5. The final run came in the seventh when Charles Blackwell singled, stole second, took third on Radcliff's single and scored on Jerry Benjamin's fly ball. Tom Williams (two innings), Phil Cockrell (two) and Andy Cooper (one combined for five innings of scoreless relief.

The Flashes built a bigger lead in Game Two, chasing Rube Currie after two innings. Currie was not helped by errors by Frog Redus and Dick Seay, but he gave up seven runs. Cockrell threw five scoreless innings, but a two-run third, the Black Caps mounted no threats against Art Nehf, who allowed five hits in nine innings.

Hugh McQuillan was even better in the finale, spinning a four-hit shutout. Webster McDonald matched him for six innings, but Dave Bancroft lofted a two-run homer in the seventh for the only runs of the contest.

Pitcher availability: After consecutive complete games, the Flashes staff is well rested. The Black Caps will idle McDonald and Cockrell for the next series plus a game for McDonald. Hilton Smith pitched two innings in the last game; sit him for one game for each inning he works in their next game.

Projected rotations: Flashes: Grimes-Haines-Barnes-Neft-Grimes. Black Caps: Williams-Streeter-Drake-??? (Holland, Mathis, Currie, Cockrell)

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