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  • World Series Championship Score Update November 2, 2013


    CHAMPIONSHIP GAME SCORES AND RECAPS

    November 2, 2013

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    60+ Central Division

    California Tribe 5, So Cal Dodgers 3

    Papago Baseball Complex Field 3 -- The California Tribe (9-0) finished off a perfect week in the 60's Central with a 5-3 victory over the So Cal Dodgers. The Tribe broke a scoreless tie with two runs in he fourth inning and added three more in the fifth and made it stand. – Rick Sorci, MSBLNational.com

    60+ Cactus Division

    Salt Lake/KC Dodgers 17, Sacramento Solons 0

    Tempe Diablo Baseball Complex Field 6 – Dan Welsh tossed a three-hitter and struck out eight batters as the Salt Lake / Kansas City Dodgers vanquished the Sacramento Solons 17-0. Welsh and his battery mate Mark Adams devastated the Solons. Adams homered, tripled, and singled in four trips and had four RBI. Welsh was 3-for-3 with two RBI. Welsh was named the tournament MVP. – Jeff McGaw, MSBLNational.com

    35+ Wood Bat American Division

    San Antonio Titans 6, Scottsdale’s Finest 5

    Maryvale Stadium-
    Kelly Skeens, batting for the first time since being injured in the tournament’s second game earlier in the week, drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI in the bottom of the eighth inning. Al Mow, who entered in the sixth inning, pitched four scoreless innings to pick up his third win of the tournament. Jamie Sensabaugh was 3-for-4 with two RBI in a losing cause. Willie Martinez and Mow were tournament co-MVP’s. Each won three games pitching during the eight game title run. – Jeff McGaw, MSBLNational.com

    45+ Central Division

    Long Island Panthers 4, Milwaukee Rangers 3

    Papago Complex #4-Alfred Peralta looped a single over first base to score Stuart Juarez and send the Panthers home champions in walk-off fashion. The Panthers entered the bottom of the ninth down two runs. – Kerry Crowley, MSBLNational.com

    45 + American Division

    Steelhead Tavern 11, So Cal Matanzas 2

    Tempe Diablo Stadium-
    A day after throwing 10 innings to help put his team in the finals, Lincoln Mikkelson threw a complete game four hitter while striking out six. Matt Lockwood capped a stellar offensive week with two hits and two RBI. Lockwood and Mikkelson were named tournament co-MVP’s. Mike Alcala had two of So Cal Matanza’s four hits in a losing cause. -- Russ Christ, MSBLNational.com

    45 + Cactus

    Downey Angels 8, St. Thomas Hurricanes 3

    Tempe Diablo Stadium-Tournament MVP Earl German was 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI. The Angels scored five times in the sixth inning to put it virtually out of reach. Texan Mike August was dominant scattering seven hits and three runs over eight innings. – Russ Christ, MSBLNational.com

    60 National Division

    Berry’s Athletic Supplies 11, LA Athletics 4

    HoHoKam Stadium-Berry’s jumped out to a 7-0 first inning lead. Tom Benedickt stroked a bases-loaded, two-run double and Tom Leeman followed with a two-run triple in the inning. Juan Eichelberger, a seven-year pro and the winning pitcher in Berry’s 60-and-over National championship last year, tossed a complete game for the win. – Jason Johnson, MSBLNational.com

    60 American Division

    TSP Windy City 11, Lehigh Valley Moondogs 5

    HoHoKam Stadium
    -With help from a generous defense, Windy City scored four times in the second inning to take a 6-3 lead. Former pro Bill Lee earned the win with six-and-a-third scoreless innings of pitching in relief of starter John Heinzl. Tournament MVP Ron Piacenti had three hits and three RBI and reached base five times. George Karas was 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Moondog leadoff hitter Dennis Ritter was 3-for-4 with a double in the loss. – Jason Johnson, MSBLNational.com 

    35 Cactus Division

    Vegas 9, Orange County Senators 7


    Tempe Diablo Field 1 -- Down 7-2 entering the top of the eighth inning, Team Las Vegas scored seven runs and batted through the lineup to take a 9-7 lead. Ariel Ramos stroked a three-run single to highlight the rally. MSBL and World Series Hall of Famer Larry Bergren tossed two-and-a-third innings of one hit relief for the win. Senator’s slugger Jason Brown had two hits in the loss, while teammate Kurt Mascio had two RBI. – Wes Thomas, MSBLNational.com

    35+ Mountain Division

    Tri Valley Shockers 8, Stanislaus Indians 0

    Maryvale Ballpark -- Jeromie Spillman tossed a complete game shutout for the Shockers while their offense came up with a number of timely hits and put up runs in all but two innings. Spillman scattered just eight hits to the Indians' high-powered offense while striking out five, and the offense was paced by championship game MVP Geno Ballardo who went 2-4 with a pair of runs scored and a stolen base. -- Patrick Lagreid, MSBLNational.com

    35+ Central Division

    Ventura Dodgers 19, Nor Cal Diablos 4

    Maryvale Ballpark -- Starting pitcher Julio Lopez pitched his third complete game in two days and led the Dodgers to victory while taking home the championship game MVP award. The Dodgers offense put up several crooked numbers early as they pounced on the Diablos' pitching, with seven Dodgers posting multi-hit games as they pounded out 21 hits. Roman Gomez went 2-for-2 with an RBI for the Diablos. -- Patrick Lagreid, MSBLNational.com


    Championship Scores Oct. 26-27

    35+ Central Division

    Missouri Stars 16, Arizona Angels 5

    Maryvale Baseball Park, Oct. 26, 2013 – Pat Judge tossed five scoreless innings of relief to quiet the defending 35 Central champions. Meanwhile, the St. Louis-based Stars overcame an early, 5-0 deficit with a five run, sixth inning rally and a backbreaking eight run rally in the eighth inning. Brett Miniex contributed four hits and three RBI in the 18-hit attack. Team manager Barry Grant dedicated the tournament win to former Star player Jay Davis who died exactly one year and one day earlier in a traffic accident while attending the MSBL World Series.

    Father-Son Federal Division

    Downey Waves 12, Milwaukee Orioles 5

    Salt River Diamondbacks Field 3, Oct. 27, 2013 -- The Downey Waves scored in Waves -- five runs in the first inning, four in the eight and four in the ninth – and despite being penalized two runs for batting out of order managed to claim Father-Son Federal division gold. After yielding three runs in the first inning, including a two run triple to Derrick Stephenson, Junior Esparza settled down to throw five strong innings. Mario Rodarte Jr. finished up for the Waves allowing just a run over four innings. Esparza, the team’s tournament MVP, had three hits on the day. – Jeff McGaw, MSBLNational.com.

    Father-Son American Division

    San Jose 11, Sacramento Mud Dogs 1

    Salt River Diamondbacks Field 4 Oct. 27, 2013 -- MVP Matt Zuvella had three hits, including a two-run single in the five-run fifth inning, and while starter Chris Chambers and reliever Mike Denevi, a dad, shut out the powerful Mud Dog lineup for the final eight frames. Denevi singled and scored what proved to be the winning run in the first inning on a single by Todd Leffler. Don Chambers capped the scoring with a two run single in the ninth.– by Jeff McGaw, MSBLNational.com

    65 Wood Bat American

    Lehigh Valley Moondogs 9, Philadelphia Phillies 4

    Tempe Diablo Stadium, Oct. 27, 2013 -- A banged up Phillies team was no match for the Moondogs who took charge with five runs over the last four innings to capture the 65+ American title. Portland, Ore. native Sherwin Thingvold worked into the eighth inning to pick up the win. Dennis Ritter had three hits including two doubles to lead the Lehigh Valley attack. The Moodogs stroked four straight extra base hits in the eighth to put the game on ice. Denny Hock was selected as the tournament MVP.

    18 Wood Bat National

    Long Island Aviators 7, Rocky Mountain Oysters 4

    Tempe Diablo Stadium, Oct. 27, 2013 -- Long Island scored three runs to take the lead in the seventh inning, and then held on to win the 18 Wood Bat National division crown. Kevin Wily earned the win in relief of John Pariaello, and Tim Huffer tossed three hitless frames for the save. Billy Graiser and Paulie Feriggi each had a pair of RBI. Eric Byrne was selected the tournament MVP. Sloan Soulia and Ryan Hendricks each had two hits for the Oysters in a losing cause.– Rodney Johnson, MSBLNational.com

    65+ Wood Bats Central Division

    Sonoma Oaks 6, Ohio Classics 5

    Maryvale Baseball Park Oct. 27, 2013 -- Right fielder Ralph Leef saved the day for the Oaks by throwing out what would have been the game-tying run in the ninth inning as the Sonoma Oaks held on for a 6-5 win over the Ohio Classics. George Hughes’Classics had already scored twice in the final frame, but Leef’s throw killed the rally. Ron "Ringo" Starkey led the Oaks by scoring two runs and driving in another. –Jason Johnson, MSBLNational.com

    Father-Son Wood Bats Central Division

    Hillsboro Hops 14, Crosstown Traffic Baseball Club 6

    Maryvale Baseball Park, Oct. 27, 2013 -- There was no lack of offense in the Father-Son Central Division championship as the Hillsboro Hops jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first inning and fought off several rallies from Dave Johnson’s gritty Crosstown Traffic Baseball team to hang on and win 14-6. Tournament MVP Troy McNaughton led the charge for the Hops finishing a home run shy of the cycle and scoring three runs.–Jason Johnson, HardBall

     

    65 National Wood Bat

    San Antonio Rangers 15, Sacramento Solons 2

    Hohokam Park, Oct. 27, 2013 --Ranger starter Skip Bradley scattered nine hits and just two runs over eight innings, and manager Billy Jacobs was on base four times as San Antonio smothered the Sacramento Solons 15-2. Tournament MVP Billy Cocchia walked three times and scored each time. – Steve LaMontia, MSBLNational.com

     

    18 National Metal Bat

    So Cal Reds 13, Montebello Dodgers 6

    Hohokam Park, Oct. 27, 2013 -- Jesse Smith, Abel Medina, and Sabino Titones fueled the offense, while Ryan Schwin, Matt Paris and Larry Kowalski kept the opposing hitters at bay as the So Cal Reds beat the Montebello Dodgers 13-6 for the 18 National Metal Bat division crown. Smith was 2-for-4 with a monstrous homer over the berm in left field at Hohokam. Medina was 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI. Titones was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBI. Smith and Abel were named their team’s co-MVP’s. – Steve LaMontia, MSBLNational.com

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    CHAMPIONSHIP GAME SCORES
    Oct. 24, 2013


    55+ Mountain Division, Scottsdale Stadium

    Fort Worth Phillies 3, Sacramento Tribe 0 -- Richie Figueroa scattered seven hits in a complete-game, 3-0 shutout over the Sacramento Tribe. On his 65th birthday, Tribe starter Bart Waldman also allowed no earned runs on just seven hits, but Frank Philips’ opportunistic Phillie squad took advantage of Tribe fielding mistakes for three unearned runs in the sixth inning. Alonzo Alfred and Wayne Williams had RBI singles in the inning.– Jeff McGaw, MSBLNational.com.