Week 9 Results- Leland and Emperors leapfrog the Royals

Leland 6 vs Saints 0- Leland was looking to grab the top spot in the standings this week after letting it slip away last week.  The Saints had lost three in a row coming in and things did not get any better for them.  Leland got on the board first with an RBI single from Doug. In the third, Leland put on a long ball display as Dave, Edwin, and Wayne each hit solo blasts.  In the sixth, Eddie F and Dave added RBI double to extend the lead to 6-0.  The Saints had no answer all game.  They only mustered 4 hits and struck out 7 times as team. 
The Gold 2 vs Devils 0-  The Gold came into this game having only won once in their last 5 games, but were determined to get things turned around.  Carlitos gave the Gold a 1-0 lead in the first with his RBI double. Carlitos struck again in the third with another RBI to make it 2-0.  That would be all the Gold needed as the Devils had just three hits on the day.  Pito enjoyed a nice 3 for 3 game to spark each Gold rally.
Leland 2 vs D’Backs 1– The D’Backs came into this game having won just 1 game in their last 7 and desperately needed a win, but  Leland brought their A game to the Blvd this weekend.  In what turned out to be a defensive battle, Leland broke a scoreless tie in the fourth on Dougs RBI double.  Leland took a 1-0 lead in the sixth when Doug struck again with another RBI double to give them a 2-run lead.  The D’Backs tried to rally in the bottom half of the sixth. Ant and Martin started the inning with singles and Tutu was able to bring home a run.  But the D’Backs were unable to put together more hits and fell by a score of 2-1.
Emperors 5 vs Devils 4 – The Emperors have been the hottest team in the league of late having gone 6-0-2 in their last 8 games.  The Devils lost the previous two games against the Emperors and needed to get off to a quick start. Lenny led the game off with a HR to give the Devils the early 1-0 lead.  The Emperors wasted no time in answering back. Chungo tied the game at one, and then Eric and Tito each had RBI singles as the Emperors scored 3 in the first.  Eric hit a HR in the 3rd to extend the lead to 4-1.  The Devils answered back with 2 in the 4th as Bambino hit a HR and Brian had an RBI single.  Caban drove in a run in the 5th to give the Emperors a 5-3 lead. The Devils rallied in the 7th to make it a one run game on Pitos RBI single, but that would be as close as they could get. 
Ravens 2 vs Saints 0- After their 1-9 start the Ravens have been showing signs of life the last few weeks.  The Saints were shut out in their first game and needed a win in the worst way.  Elvin put the Ravens ahead 1-0 with his solo HR in the second. In the 4th, Elvin added an RBI triple to give the Ravens a 2-0 lead.  The Saints came out flat for the second game in a row and were shut out again. Jason was the lone bright spot for the Saints with a 3 for 3 performance. 
The Gold 3 vs Royals 2- The Royals came into this game scoring runs at a furious pace, but the Gold was determined to stop them. Carlitos continued his hot day at the plate and gave the Gold and early 1-0 lead with his RBI double in the first.  The Royals answered back in the third to tie the game on Rubens RBI double.  In the 5th, the Royals took the lead on Darnells RBI double.  But the Gold would answer back in the bottom of the fifth and tie the game on Stevies RBI single.  In the bottom of the sixth, Alex provided the Gold a clutch lead off HR to take a 3-2 lead and the Gold hung on for the win. 
Ravens 0 vs D’Backs 0- The Ravens were feeling good after winning their first game via shutout.  The D’Back on the other hand dropped a heart-breaker earlier and were trying to bounce back.  But neither team could get any offense going in this one. Elvin and Efrain had two hits a piece for the Ravens. The D’Backs had six players record hits but couldn’t put any together to score runs. The Ravens did not allow a run this week. 
Emperors 13 vs Royals 5- After playing an emotional drama filled first game, the Royals came out flat for the second game and got steam rolled by a hot Emperor team who have a cylinders firing right now.  The Emperors scored 4 in first to set the tone early. Forty and Eric drove in a run a piece while Caban drove in 2.  Chris hit a HR for the Royals in the second to try and keep the Royals in it. But the Emperors got the run back with Forty’s RBI double in the second. Chungo extended the lead to 7-1 in third with a 2-run double. Chris cut the lead to 7-3 with his second HR, this one a 2-run shot, to give the Royals hope. But the Emperors did not let up. They score again in the 4th on Cabans HR, and the added 4 more in the 5th, highlighted by Fortys 3-run HR. After it was all said and done, Caban and Forty drove in 4 runs each, and Chungo drove in 3 for the Emperors.