Saturday, May 14, 2016

Series 17: Quakers take two of three from Rams

Quakers 31-19, Rams 24-26

Game One: Quakers 11, Rams 8
WP: Wheeler (2-2)
LP: Stoner (1-2)
Save: Keen (8)
HR: Fox (3)

Game Two: Rams 11, Quakers 7
WP: Ruffing (4-6)
LP: Lyons (8-5)
HR: Perez 2 (14), Wilson (18), Flick (4)

Game Three: Quakers 7, Rams 3
WP: Faber (9-4)
LP: Whitehill (2-5)
HR: Ferrell (3)

The Quakers continued their push for the pennant by winning their third straight series, scoring 25 runs in the three games against the Rams.

There was hitting aplenty from the beginning. Both the visiting Rams and the homestanding Quakers scored four runs in the first inning. The Quakers added another four run outburst in the fifth. Joe Tinker (3-for-4) had five RBIs for Guilford, and Rick Ferrell (3-for-4) scored three times and had a pair of doubles. Nellie Fox hit a three-run homer in the seventh for the Rams; he had four RBIs and scored twice. For Guilford, Max Carey, Larry Doby and Tony Perez each scored two runs.

The Rams battered Ted Lyons for six runs in the second inning of the second game and were never seriously threatened after that. Perez hit a pair of solo homers off Red Ruffing. Hack Wilson drove in three for Raymond, including his league-leading 18th homer of the season. Earle Combs also had three RBIs for the Rams.

The Quakers took the rubber game, with Red Faber contributing the only quality start for either squad. Faber went eight innings, allowing three runs on nine hits. Earl Whitehill was just as sound for seven innings,but Guilford erupted for four runs with two outs in the eighth to break the tie. Rabbit Maranville knocked a two-run triple to highlight the inning.

Pitcher availability: Sheriff Blake worked one inning in the finale for the Quakers; the rest of the bullpen is rested. Syl Johnson will sit a game for the Rams.The rest of their bullpen is rested.

Projected rotations: Quakers -- Jacobs-Kaufmann-Lyons-Faber-Aldridge-Jacobs. Rams -- Collins-Perry-Ruffing-Holloway-Whitehill.

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