5/9/10: Week 4 Highlights
The Miami Valley Dragons outlasted the Kettering Royals 11-6 on Saturday night at AIA. TJ Lee picked up the win for the Dragons, which got some help offensively from Brian Bay's bases-clearing triple early in the game. Brendan Regan hit a skyscraper home run to left for the Royals, but scattered walks and defensive misucues ultimately did in the Kettering club.
The Cardinals made some key pickups during the week to help lift the team to an 8-7 win over the Dayton Rangers on Sunday. Waiver wire pick-up Tyler Ott scattered 5 hits over 5 innings, striking out 6, but got the no-decision. However, he ultimately decided the game with a two-out game-winning single to left center in the bottom of the ninth. Newly acquired Paul Barnes, from Carroll high school, hit a 3-run HR in his first MVABL plate appearance. Rangers' outfielder Joe Staten was a single short of the cycle and was intentionally walked in his final at-bat. Joe finished with 4 RBIs.
Continuing a trend this weekend, veteran MVABL squads falter to up-and-comers. The Astros are the latest to fall victim to the emergence of the Camden Redlegs, losing 9-5. Taylor Guntle pitched a complete game four-hitter for the Redlegs, striking out 9. John Long led the Camden offense with 4 hits and 3 RBIs.
Sean Casey of the Slammers left off where he started, following up his 17 K inaugural performance with a complete game 5-hitter while striking out 13 Indians in a 11-6 Slammers' victory. He helped his own cause at the plate with two hits, two RBIs, and two runs scored, and Chris Copeland added two hits and two runs scored.