Week 4 Recap- Leland and Emperors take two

Game of the Week- Leland 4 vs The Gold 1
The Gold came to life last week after dropping two games in week two, and Leland was riding high after handing the Royals their first loss of the season in week three.  Its still early in the season, but these two teams normally separate themselves early from the pack, and any time they meet, its a potential playoff preview.  Leland struck first in the bottom of the third as Ferdi continued his torrid RBI pace with an RBI single. Lou followed with a big 2-run HR to put Leland ahead 3-0. Eddie F. extended the lead with an RBI double in the fourth. The Gold found themselves down 4-0 and the offense struggled to put hits together.  Frankie’s RBI double in the fifth inning was the only offense to Gold was able to muster.  Lelands solid defense and clutch hitting has not lost since week 1.
Leland 4 vs Ravens 0– Leland hasn’t lost since week 1 and has been playing great ball the past few weeks. The Ravens have yet to find their groove this season and their first game of the day set the tone for a long day.  The Ravens have had trouble overcoming the absence of some key players and injuries to a few more.  Ralph put Leland ahead in the second inning with an RBI single in the second.  Ferdi then made it 2-0 with an RBI double in the third.   Leland extended the lead in the fifth with RBI’s from Edwin and Lou, and found themselves up 4-o after five.  The Ravens offense struggled once again and only managed to get two hits in this game.    
The Gold 7 vs Saints 4– The Gold was looking to stay hot after a big week 3 and met the Saints in their first game.  The Saints have been plagued this season by slow starts and wanted to get off to a good start in this one. Early on, the Saints looked poised to overcome their early game struggles and did just that. The Saints took the early lead in the first on an RBI single from Jason, and then an RBI double from Joey. In the second they made it 4-0 on RBI doubles from Mick and Pete Jr.  But with Gold offense, no lead is safe. They proved that by exploding for 6 runs in the fourth. Frankie started the party with an 2-run double, followed by Alex’s RBI double, an RBI single from Josh, capped off by Pito’s 2-run double.  Alex added another RBI double in the fifth and from there the Gold shut the Saints down. 
Saints 8 vs Devils 3– After dropping their first game against the Gold, the Saints had to regroup quickly as they faced off against the surprising Devils.  The Saints continued to reverse the trend of starting slowly offensively. Gil started the game off with a lead off triple, and Pete drove him in with an RBI single.  The Devils answered right back in the bottom half of the inning with 4 hits in a row to start. Lenny drove in the first run with an RBI single, and Mark followed with a 2-run double.  But the Saints shrugged it off and delivered the knock out blow in the second inning with 4 runs.  Warfield hit a sac fly to get things going and Gil followed with an RBI double. Mick added another sac fly and Pete Jr. followed with his second RBI of the game.  Gil had a monster game to pace the Saints as he recorded two doubles, a triple, and a HR.
Emperors 6 vs Ravens 0–  The Ravens were desperate to get things going in the right direction after coming out flat in the first game, but the Emperors added to the Ravens miserable start to the season. The Emperors scored early and often and it started in the first inning with Cabans RBI single to put them up 1-0.  Vido had a RBI double in the second, followed by Mikes 2-run double to put the Emperors up 4-0 after two.  In the fourth, Eric added an RBI single, and in the fifth Ant Live capped off the scoring with and RBI single.  The Raven offense continued to struggle mightily and only managed to get 1 hit all game courtesy of Tim.
D’Backs 5 Vs Royals 5– The D’Backs won their first game in week 3 and were looking to keep the momentum going. The Royals were looking to bounce back from their first loss of the season and the D’Backs didn’t make things easy.  The Royals scored first on Erics RBI single in the first inning.  The D’Backs answered back in the second and tied the game on Tutu’s RBI single.  In the third, Eric put the Royals back on top with an RBI double, followed by Rubens RBI single.  But the D’Backs answered right back with Martins 2-run double in bottom of the inning.  Eric on the Royals was determined to win this game as he added a 2-run double in the fifth.  Entering the seventh, the Royals looked to have the game in hand, but the D’Backs refused to go down. With two outs and one runner on, Anthony came through with a huge 2-run HR to tie the game. The D’Backs who have always played the Royals tough, stole a W in improbable fashion.
Emperors 4 vs D’Backs 1–  The D’Backs were feeling good after stunning the Royals in their first game and wanted to keep it going against the Emperors.  The Emperors had other things in mind and flexed their muscle early in this one.  40 drove in the first run for the Emperors on a fielders choice in the first.  Ricky then made it 2-0 in the second with an RBI triple. Chungo added an RBI single in the fourth and Caban capped off the scoring with a sac fly in the seventh.  The D’Backs looked nothing like the team who played the Royals earlier and just managed to get 2 hits against the Emperors.  Tutu drove in the only D’Back run in the seventh.
Royals 3 vs Devils 2–  After last season, there were members from both teams who really wanted to win this game and prove the other wrong.  The Royals were looking to bounce back from a game they feel they should  have won, and the Devils wanted to forget about their loss to Saints earlier. The Royals broke through first in the third inning.  Kevin started it with an RBI double, followed by RBI singles from Eric and Ruben.  The Devils answered right back in the top of the fourth. Rich drove in the first run with an RBI single, and Milton brought them within 1 run with an RBI single of his own. The Devils looked ready to tie the game, but were done in with a costly base running mistake as they came off of second base during Brian’s at bat. Neither offense could put together anything else from that point on and the Royals held on for the win.