Monday, September 9, 2013

PreStros Playoff Report: September 8

Short Version:
OKC lost, 3-0, by Omaha in divisional round
Corpus lost, 3-2, by San Antonio in divisional round
Lancaster tied, 1-1, with Inland Empire
Quad Cities tied, 1-1, with Beloit
Tri-City will begin NYPL Championship series Tuesday
Greeneville lost, 2-0, by Pulaski in championship round


In the fifth and deciding game of the series with San Antonio, the Hooks never led. San Antonio got three runs off David Rollins in the top of the 1st and tacked on one more in the top of the 2nd to provide the runs they needed in a 4-3 win. Sloppy defense (three errors, three unearned runs) contributed to the loss. Rollins threw 3IP, 5H/4R (1ER), 2K:0BB, 2WP; Carlos Quevedo allowed 1H/0ER, 2K:0BB in 4IP of relief; Edgar Gonzalez - fresh off the 60-day DL - threw 1IP, 2H/1ER, HBP and Alex Sogard walked one int he 9th. 

Domingo Santana was 3x4 with a double and an outfield assist; Matt Duffy was 2x3. Ronny Torreyes was 1x5 with 2RBI; Drew Muren was 1x3 with a walk. 

Man of the Match: Domingo Santana

Series: San Antonio wins, 3-2
Next Up: 2014


Up 1-0 headed into the third, Inland Empire tacked on four more runs in the top half, only to see Lancaster score four in the bottom of the 3rd. But runs in the 5th and 9th gave Inland Empire a 7-4 win to tie the Best-of-Five series at one game a piece. Colton Cain threw 2.2IP, 5H/5R (4ER), 1K:1BB, 2HR; Mike Hauschild came in for 3.1IP and gave up 2H/1ER. Gera Sanchez threw a perfect 7th inning, and Blair Walters, Jordan Jankowski (ER), and Kenny Long got two outs each.

Nolan Fontana was 2x5 with a triple and 3RBI; MP Cokinos was 2x4. Joe Sclafani (BB) and Chris Epps (3B, 2BB) added your other hits. 

Man of the Match: Nolan Fontana

Series: Tied, 1-1
Next Up: At Inland Empire, Monday at 9:05pm Central

Quad Cities

Beloit got three runs in the bottom of the first and rode it out for a 4-3 series-tying win to force a deciding Game 3. Zach Morton gave up 6H/4ER, 1K:2BB in 1.2IP; Jamaine Cotton threw 3.1IP of no-hit, scoreless relief (4K:1BB); J.D. Osborne allowed a hit and a walk in 2IP and Pat Christensen allowed a hit in 1IP. The Bullpen combined for 6.1IP, 2H/0ER, 6K:2BB.

Tony Kemp (BB, RBI), Jordan Scott (OF assist), and Brian Blasik (RBI) had two hits each; Carlos Correa was 1x3 with two walks, and Teoscar Hernandez was 1x5 with an RBI. The River Bandits left ten men on base and were 3x16 w/RISP.

Man of the Match: Bullpen

Series: Tied 1-1
Next Up: At Beloit, Monday at 6:30pm Central


Will begin NYPL Championship series (Best-of-Three) at home against State College on Tuesday.