Thursday, June 23, 2016

Series 20: Quakers take three of four from Black Caps

Quakers 38-22; Black Caps 28-32

Game One: Quakers 5, Black Caps 3
WP: Lyons (9-5)
LP: Holland (6-5)

Game Two: Quakers 6, Black Caps 3
WP: Faber (11-4)
LP: Williams (2-4)
Save: Blake (6)
HR: Radcliff (6)

Game Three: Quakers 8, Black Caps 1
WP: Kaufmann (6-1)
LP: Mathis (3-3)

Game Four: Black Caps 3, Quakers 2
WP: Drake (6-3)
LP: Bush (1-1)
HR: Blackwell (5)

Even with the pennant secured, the Quakers kept winning despite going homerless in the four game set.

Lincoln Park opened the series with a three-run first inning off Ted Lyons, getting doubles from Charles Blackwell and Art Pennington. Two of the runs were unearned. Lyons then kept the home team off the board the rest of the way, finishing with a nine-hitter. Meanwhile the Quakers got two in the third before tying it in the sixth and taking the lead in the seventh. Max Carey scored two runs and drove in one for Guilford; he also stole a base.

Alec Radcliff hit a two-run homer in the first for the Black Caps, who once again opened with a three-run inning. The Quakers waited until the fourth to break through against Tom Williams; in that inning they got doubles from Carey. Hank Greenberg Larry Doby and Rick Ferrell as they scored four times to take the lead. Guilford added two more in the ninth. Greenberg had three RBIs and Doby two; Carey again scored twice and Ferrell had a pair of doubles.

The Quakers hit four triples in the third game of the series. Carey and Greenberg each had three-baggers in the first inning, Doby tripled in a pair of runs in the third, and Joe Tinker had an RBI triple in the ninth. Gilford also had three doubles. Carey again scored two runs, while Doby drove in three. Greenberg and Rabbit Maranville each had three hits. Tony Kaufmann went the distance on the mound, scattering five hits.

Blackwell's leadoff homer in the bottom of the ninth of the finale off Guy Bush salvaged one game for Lincoln Park. Guilford started Vic Keen, normally their closer, and he allowed a pair of unearned runs in eight innings. But Bill Holland (five innings) and Webster McDonald (three innings) allowed just two runs themselves over the first eight innings. Bill Drake tossed a scoreless ninth and got the win when Blackwell, the first and only man Bush faced, homered.

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