Friday, May 6, 2016

Series 16: Quakers take two of three from Flashes

Quakers 29-18, Flashes 25-23

Game One: Flashes 8, Quakers 6
WP: Haines (5-3)
LP: Lyons (7-4)
Save: Ryan (3)
HR: Hafey (11), Perez (11)

Game Two: Quakers 7, Flashes 3
WP: Faber (8-4)
LP: Nehf (3-2)
HR: Doby (8), Perez (12), Ferrell (1)

Game Three: Quakers 8, Flashes 6
WP: Kaufmann (4-1)
LP: McQuillan (3-3)
Save: Blake (5)
HR: Ferrell (2), Bottomley (9)

The first-place Quilford Quakers expanded their lead to 4.5 games by taking two of three from second-place Fordham.

The Flashes started off well, scoring three runs in the first inning of the opener, with Chick Hafey hitting a two-run homer. Tony Perez tied it in the third with a three-run shot off Jesse Haines, but Hafey's triple in the fifth keyed a two-run inning and the Flashes added two more in the sixth. Haines allowed three earned runs and eight hits in 8.1 innings for the win.

The Quakers stormed back with three homers in the second game. Larry Doby and Tony Perez each had three RBIs to back Red Faber, who didn't allow a run in the first six innings and allowed three runs in eight innings in all. Doby tripled and homered, while Perez and Rick Ferrell hit back-to-back homers in the eighth.

The Flashes scored two runs in the top of the first of the third game but left the bases loaded against Tony Kaufmann. After Ferrell and Jim Bottomley exchanged homers, the Quakers took the lead with three runs in the third, with Doby driving in two with a double. Guilford blew it open with a three-run eighth that started with three consecutive walks. The Flashes scored three runs in the final two frames, but all that accomplished was to set up a save for Sheriff Blake.

Pitcher availability: Blake pitched one inning for the Quakers; all other relievers are fully rested. For the Flashes, Mule Watson worked one inning in the finale; other relievers are fully rested.

Projected starters: Quakers -- Aldridge-Lyons-Faber-Jacobs-Kaufmann-Lyons. Flashes -- Grimes-Haines-Barnes-Nehf-Grimes.

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