Saints 2 – Ravens 1:
Heading into the final week before the tournament, both teams wanted to end the 1st half of the season on a winning note. This one was a close one and had the intensity of a tournament game. The Ravens took the lead in the 2nd inning when Artie lead-off with a single and was driven in on Tim’s 1 out, RBI double. Both teams were quiet until the 6th inning came along. In the top of the 6th, Jeremy lead off the inning for the Saints with a single. Two batters later, Vic drove him in with a 2 out, RBI double to tie the game. Pete Jr. followed with an RBI double of his own to give the Saints the lead for good. The Ravens threatened in the bottom of the inning when Nelson and Artie, both singled with one out. Unfortunately, both runners were stranded and that ended the comeback bid.
Saints: Pete Jr. (2-3, 1 Single, 1 Double, 1 RBI) Josh (2-3, 2 Singles)
Ravens: Tim(1-3, 1 Double, 1 RBI)
Emperors 7 – Silver Bullets 3:
The rivalry continued Sunday when these two faced off. Ferdi continued his scorching hot beginning to this season in the 1st inning when he hit a 2 out double which scored Mike for the Emperors. The Silver Bullets answered when Wayne hit an RBI double of his own to tie the game. The Emperors scored three in the 3rd inning to take the lead with RBIs by Ant-Live, Tito and Ricky. The Silver Bullets fought back and scored two runs with RBIs from AJ and Wayne. After taking the one run lead, the Emperors added one run in the 6th and 2 runs in the 7th to seal the victory. The Bullets threatened in the 6th but the bottom of the batting order stranded the two base runners that were on.
Emperors: Mike (4-5, 4 Singles) Ant (3-4, 1 Single, 2 Doubles, 1 RBI)
Silver Bullets: AJ (3-4, 2 Doubles, 1 Triple, 1 RBI)
Royals 4 – Gold 10:
What was once labelled as another potential game of the week, was actually a lop-sided match-up. The Gold was once again rocking and rolling at the expense of the league’s first place team, The Royals. The Gold jumped out to a 4 run lead in the 1st inning, highlighted by 5 hits and 2 sacrifice flies. Oh yeah, newly added member and former Royal, Chris, clubbed a solo HR in the inning as well, just for good measure. Two more runs followed in the 2nd when Clutch Carlito singled in 2 runs. Dusty and Chuchi singled in a run each later on and Papo completed a 4 for 4 day when he clubbed a 2 run HR in the 6th. The Royals got on the board a little too late, scoring 4 runs in the last two innings in the loss. Chey was the lone highlight for the Royals, going 4 for 4 himself including a 2 run HR in the top of the 7th.
Royals: Chey (4-4, 3 Singles, 1 Home-run, 2 RBIs)
Gold: Papo (4-4, 3 Singles, 1 Home-run, 2 RBIs) Dusty (4-4, 3 Singles, 1 Double, 2 RBIs)
Ravens 0 vs Emperors 6:
Mike got the offense going with a single and Caban followed that up with a 2 run home-run. In the bottom of the 4th inning, Ricky hit a single and Vido moved him to 3rd base with a double. Mike and Caban both drove in a run with an RBI single, making the score 4 – 0. In the bottom of the 6th inning, Mike reached on a single and Caban continued his strong offense with an RBI double. Ferdi followed that up with an RBI single. The Ravens offense was shut down by the Emperors defense and they went on to lose 6 – 0.
Ravens: Chago (2-4, 2 Singles)
Emperors: Caban (4-4, 2 Singles, 1 Double, 1 Home-run, 4 RBIs) Ferdi (3-4, 2 Singles, 1 Double, 1 RBI)
Silver Bullets 3 vs Diamondbacks 1:
The Silver Bullets got the scoring done early. David Jr. reached on a single and Austin followed that up with a ground-rule double. Wayne hit a 2 RBI double to give the Bullets the early 2 – 0 lead. In the top of the second Jay hit a double and David Jr. drove him in with an RBI single. In the bottom of the 5th inning, after Markie`s fielder’s choice, Dave drove him in with an RBI single cutting the lead to 3 – 1. The Bullets held on to the lead and walked away with the 3 – 1 victory.
Silver Bullets: David Jr. (2-3, 2 Singles, 1 RBI) Wayne (1-3, 1 Double, 2 RBIs)
Diamondbacks: Jay (2-3, 2 Singles)
Diamondbacks 0 vs Sugar Hill 2:
All the scoring in this game came in the first inning. In the bottom half of the 1st inning, Ralph and Eric Jr. reached on back to back singles. Will drove in Ralph with an RBI single and Eccy drove in Eric with an RBI single of his own. The Diamondbacks tried to get things going in the top of the 7th inning but after getting the first two runners on, they got 3 straight outs.
Diamondbacks: Martin (2-3, 2 Singles)
Sugar Hill: Ralph (2-3, 1 Single, 1 Double) Will (2-3, 2 Singles, 1 RBI)
Royals 10 – Saints 3:
After Ruben reached base safely with a double, Eric drove him in with an RBI double. In the bottom half of the first, the Saints scored 2 runs. After Eric`s single, Will hit a 2 run home-run to make the score 2 – 1. In the top of the 2nd inning, the Royals got those 2 runs back. Chris hit a double and Jonathan drove him in with an RBI single. After Chey reached base again on a single, Ruben drove him in with an RBI single. In the top of the 3rd inning, Darnell hit a single and then was driven in by Chris. In the bottom of the 5th inning, Jeremy hit a double and Lenny drove him in with an RBI single, cutting the Royals lead to 5 – 3. The Royals put the game away in the top of the 7th inning with 6 runs. Chey and Frankie hit back to back singles and Ruben drove them in with a 2 RBI double. Darnell then drove in Ruben with an RBI single. Chris joined the hit parade with a 2 run home-run. After Jonathan hit a double, Kevin drove him in with an RBI single.
Royals: Chris (3-4, 1 Single, 1 Double, 1 Home-run, 2 RBIs) Ruben (3-5, 1 Single, 2 Doubles, 3 RBIs)
Saints: Will (2-3, 1 Single, 1 Home-run, 2 RBIs)
Leland Legends 2 – Gold 11:
Gold got the offense going early. After Pito and Dusty reached on singles, Chuchi and Lou both hit RBI singles. With two runners on, Chris hit a 2 RBI triple to give the Gold an early 4 – 0 lead. In the top of the 2nd inning, Warren hit a double and Ron drove him in with an RBI single. The Gold got this run back in the bottom half of the 2nd inning thanks to Josh`s solo home-run. In the top of the 3rd inning, Freddy hit a double and Edwin followed that up with an RBI double. Once again, the Gold got that run back in the bottom half of the inning due to Chris` second RBI triple of the day. In the bottom half of the 4th inning, Pito hit a double and Papo drove him in with an RBI double. Dusty followed that up with an RBI single. In the bottom of the 6th inning, the Gold added 3 insurance runs to put the game away. After Dusty and Pete`s back to back double, Chuchi hit a 3 run home-run to give the Gold a 11 – 2 lead.
Leland Legends: Edwin (2-3, 1 Single, 1 Double, 1 RBI)
Gold: Chuchi (3-4, 2 Singles, 1 Home-run, 3 RBIs) Chris (3-4, 1 Single, 2 Triples, 3 RBIs)