Saturday, June 4, 2016

Series 18: Quakers take two of three from Black Caps

Quakers 33-20; Black Caps 26-26

Game One: Black Caps 8, Quakers 5
WP: H Smith (2-2)
LP: Jacobs (2-1)
HR: Doby (9), Radcliff (4)

Game Two: Quakers 10, Black Caps 8
WP: Kaufmann (5-1)
LP: Drake (5-2)
Save: Wheeler (2)
HR: Benjamin 2 (3), Radcliff (5)

Game Three: Quakers 5, Black Caps 3
WP: Lyons (9-5)
LP: Streeter (5-2)
HR: Carey (4)

The Quakers emerge from Series 18 with a four game lead, while the Black Caps slipped from second to fourth.

Guilford held a 4-0 lead behind Elmer Jacobs after five innings of the opener. Larry Doby hit a two-run homer off Tom Williams in the fifth. But the Black Caps turned three singles, a walk, a Joe Tinker throwing error and a sac fly into three runs in the sixth, and erupted for five runs in the eighth off Jacobs and Sheriff Blake. Hilton Smith threw three innings of one-hit relief for the win; he allowed an unearned run.

The Quakers bounced back to outscore Lincoln Park in the second game. Jerry Benjamin hit two homers for the Black Caps, and Alec Radcliff hit a homer, two doubles and a single. The Quakers didn't get a fourbagger, but they had extra bases aplenty themselves, with three triples and four doubles. Every starter for Guilford, including pitcher Tony Kaufmann, had at least one hit and either a run scored or an RBI. Max Carey was 3-for-5 with two runs and a pair of doubles.

Ted Lyons threw a complete-game seven hitter in the finale, allowing two earned runs. He twice got double plays with the bases loaded to escape jams. Doby was 2-for-3 with two runs and a double, and Carey was 3-for-4 with a homer.

Pitcher availability: The Quakers bullpen is fully rested. For the Black Caps: Streeter sits four games to start, three to relieve; Drake sits three games for either purpose; Williams sits two to start, one to relieve. Cockrell is eligible to relieve in their next game, and Holland is eligible to relieve but should not pitch more than one inning.

Projected starters: Quakers -- Faber-Aldridge-Jacobs-Lyons-Faber-Kaufmann. Black Caps -- Mathis-Holland(?)-Currie/Cockrell.

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