Week 11 Recap- Emperors and Royals clamp down. Royals clinch 2 seed

Leland 1 vs Gold 1- Leland and Gold both came into this game tied in the standings and looking to  separate  from the other.  Both teams brought their A game as the defenses stepped up in this one.  There was no score until the 5th when Leland broke through to take the 1-0 lead, courtesy of Edwins RBI single.  Leland was 2 outs from victory when Frankies double in the 7th gave the Gold some life.  With 1 out and a man on second, Watts came through with the huge RBI single to tie the game and both of these teams ended up right where they started. Tied.

Royals 5 vs Brew Crew 1– The Brew Crew have played the Royals tough all season and had high hopes to finally beat them in their final matchup with them.  The Royals put the pressure on the Brew Crew early.  In the bottom of the 2nd, the Royals put up 4 runs. Coree started the scoring with an RBI single, then Darnell, Kevin, and Eric all followed suit with RBI singles of their own.  The Brew Crew scored in the top of the 3rd on  an RBI from Lenny, but that would all for the Brew Crew in this one. Skylar added an RBI late for the Royals as they went on to win 5-1.

Royals 0 vs Ravens 0-
The Royals were looking to wrap up the 2 seed in this game, but the Ravens gave them all they could handle.  The Ravens had a chance to score in the 3rd, putting runners on first and second with 1 out.  Jeremy came up for the Ravens and hit a single with the go-ahead run on, but the Royal defense executed a perfect relay to cut the runner off from scoring.  In the bottom of the sixth,  the Royals had a chance to take the lead when Ralphy got on with a single.  Coree put a charge into one which looked like trouble off the bat, but Austin of the Ravens saved the day with an incredible running catch to save the game and preserve the 0-0 tie.

Leland 12 vs Saints 1-
The short-handed Saints were no match for Leland in this game as Leland came out hitting.  Cooks put the Saints on top early with an RBI single in the first, but the lead would be short lived.  In the bottom of the first, Leland struck back with a 2-run double by Edwin, and an RBI single by Dave. The same combo added an RBI each again in the 2nd.  In the 4th, David added to his already big game with a solo HR.  Leland put an end to the Saints misery in the 5th by adding 5 more runs, highlighted by Ralph’s 2-run double.

D’Backs 6 vs Gold 5-
The D’Back came into this game with a ton of confidence after lasy week, but found themselves in the hole early. In the first, Carlitos started the scoring for the Gold with an RBI single, followed by Batances RBI single.  Welcome Back to the Blvd Ed! In the 3rd, the Gold added two more runs on Carlitos 2-run double. Carlitos continued his big day with another RBI in the 5th. Down by 5, the D’Backs finally showed life in the bottom of the 6th. An RBI double by Kris, and a 2-run single by Martin cut the lead to 5-3. In the bottom of the 7th, the D’Backs completed the comeback. Ty led of with a single and Pedro followed suit.  Then  Ant came up next with a big RBI double to cut the lead to 5-4. And with the winning runs on 2nd and 3rd, Jay delivered the walk-off 2-run single.

Emperors 8 vs Brew Crew 4-
This game was a matchup of teams heading in the opposite direction. The Emperors started the scoring in the second with Chungo’s 2-run double.  D-Lush, Vido and Caban each added RBI’s in the inning to give the Emperors a 5-0 lead.  The Brew Crew answered back with a couple of runs in the bottom half of the 2nd on Freddys RBI triple and Rae’s RBI double.  In the 3rd, the Emperors extended the lead on Rick’s RBI double, and D-Lush’s 2-run double.  The Brew added runs in the 6th and 7th, but it wasn’t enough to keep up with the Emperors. Frankie of the Brew Crew finished the game 4 for 4 to provide a bright spot in the Brew Crew loss.

D’Backs 6 vs Saints 2-
The D’Backs came into this game riding a 3 game win streak and playing like the team we saw prior to Memorial Day. They opened up a 4-run lead in the second thanks to  RBI singles from Jay and Mark, and then a 2-run double from Kris.  The Saints cut the lead in half in the bottom of the 2nd as Josh and Lefty came through with RBI singles.  Naz provided RBI single s in the 3rd, and then again in the 5th inning to give the D’Backs a 4-run cushion they would not let up.  The win brought them within 1 point of the Saints in the standings for the 5th seed.

Emperors 11 vs Ravens 1-
 The Ravens battled to a tie in their first game and were looking to keep add points but ran into the Emperors in their second game of the day.  The Emperors scored in the first for the early 1-0 lead  on an RBI single from Rick.  The Ravens tied the game up in the top of the 3rd on a solo HR from Jeremy.  But the Emperors turned up the heat and scored 4 in the bottom of the 3rd on RBIs from Bango, Wic (2), and D-Lush.  In the 4th, the Emperors added 4 more runs thanks to RBI’s from 40, Vido, Bango, and Rick. In the 5th, the Emperors closed out the game on RBI’s from Vic and Tito and kept their winning ways going.

Royals 5 vs D’Backs 0-
The D’Backs came into this game riding a 4 game win streak and looking to finally take down the Royals, but the Royals had other ideas.  In the 1st, Skylar opened up the scoring for the Royals with a 2-run single. In the 3rd, Skylar added an RBI double to extend the Royal lead to 3-0.  The D’Backs could not get anything going in this one and the Royal defense  held them to  just 5 scattered singles.  Skylar added his 4th RBI of the game on a sac-fly in the 7th, and Jonathan provided an RBI double to finish this game off.  The Royals clinched the second seed with the win.

Emperors 6 vs Leland 3-
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