Friday, March 11, 2016

Series 10: Orators sweep three from Orioles

Orators 16-14; Orioles 10-20

Game One: Orators 8, Orioles 6
WP: Shocker (3-2)
LP: McNally (1-4)
Save: Kolp (1)
HR: T Jackson (1)

Game Two: Orators 8, Orioles 7
WP: Sutton (4-2)
LP: Phoebus (1-3)
Save: Danforth (5)
HR: Dalrymple (1), T Jackson (2)

Game Three: Orators 11, Orioles 2
WP: Jenkins (5-3)
LP: Hardin (0-2)
HR: Cuyler (4), B Robinson (7)

Ortonville extended its winning streak to six with its second consecutive sweep, pounding Baltimore's pitchers for 27 runs in the three games.

Travis Jackson drove in four runs in the opener with a homer and double, while Billy Herman and Norm McMillan (subbing for the injured Pee Wee Reese) scored twice apiece. Orioles starter Dave McNally hit three batters in five innings while giving up eight runs.

Jackson hit another homer in Game Two and picked up three more RBIs. The Orioles scored five runs in the final three innings to make the final score closer than the contest actually was.

Game wasn't close at all. Heinie Manush drove in two runs in the top of the first for Ortonville, and the Orators got six straight two-out hits in the third off Jim Hardin to open a 6-0 lead, then tacked three more on in the fourth on Kiki Cuyler's three-run homer. Manush had four RBIs in all, Cuyler three, while Richie Ashburn, Dan Brouthers and Cuyler each scored twice. Hardin wore this one to preserve the Orioles overworked bullpen.

Pitcher availability: Pruett worked one inning in the finale for the Orators; all other relievers are fully rested. Leonhard pitched two innings for the Orioles, and all other relievers are without restriction.

Projected starters: Orioles -- Palmer-Cuellar-McNally-Phoebus-Hardin-Cuellar-Palmer. Orators -- Davis-Wingard-Sutton-Jenkins-Shocker

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