Monday, March 14, 2016

Series 10: Flashes take two of three from Quakers

Quakers 19-11, Flashes 17-12

Game One: Flashes 6, Quakers 5 (14 innings)
WP: Watson (1-1)
LP: Keen (2-2)
HR: Lindstrom (2), Medwick (3), Bottomley (7)

Game Two: Quakers 10, Flashes 6
WP: Lyons (5-2)
LP: Grimes (3-4)

Game Three: Flashes 7, Quakers 1
WP: Haines (3-3)
LP: Faber (5-3)
HR: Kelly 2 (6), Youngs (2)

Fordham didn't allow the visiting Quakers a home run in the three games as they shaved a game off Guilford's lead.

Game One was a marathon. The Flashes got back to back homers in the sixth inning from Fred Lindstrom and Joe Medwick to open a 3-1 lead. and a solo homer from Jim Bottomley in the eighth made it 4-1 going into the ninth. Guilford scored four runs in the top of the ninth on five singles and a walk to take a 5-4 lead, but an error by Joe Tinker in the bottom of the inning allowed Fordham to tie it up. Vic Keen and Mule Watson then threw shutout relief until the bottom of the 14th, when the Flashes got singles from Ross Youngs, Lindstrom ad Bottomley to win it. Lindstrom was 5-for-6 for the game.

The Quakers led the second game all the way, scoring in the first on Hank Greenberg's triple and Larry Doby's double. They added three runs in the third on three walks and three singles. The Flashes pulled to within 4-3 after sixth, but Guilford scored six runs in the eighth with five singles and two walks to put it away.

Fordham scored five runs in the second inning of the finale, getting a two-run homer from Highpockets Kelly and a three-run shot from Youngs. Kelly added another homer in the fifth. Jesse Haines threw a six-hit complete game.

Pitcher availability: Guy Bush worked four innings in the finale for the Quakers and should sit the next three games. Keen is out for their next game, Aldridge will start on three games rest to make Jacobs available for relief if needed. For the Flashes, Watson is out two more games.

Projected starters: Flashes -- McQuillan-V Barnes-Grimes-Haines-Nehf. Quakers -- Aldridge-Jacobs (or Keen)-Lyons-Faber-Kaufmann.

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