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October 2, 2011

2011 Championship Game 22011  All Star Game
Yankees 9 18+ ALL STARS- 2
White Sox 11 25+ ALL STARS- 3

Yankees 9  White Sox 11

As if the scheduled playoff weekend rainout was some sort of omen, it set up a perfect storm of a perfect day for the NWAMSBL at AA Royals Affiliate, NWA Naturals Arvest Ball Park in Springdale, AR.  The weather was a perfect 71 degrees at game time and the field was immaculately true to it's form from being named the # 1 professional playing surface in America just last season.  The stage was also set for the top two teams in the 25+ Division to face off for the title.  The surging and well-stocked Fayetteville Yankees had picked up where they left off last season when they dealt the NWA White Sox their only loss in that year and had mounted a seemingly impossible comeback to drop the White Sox again late this season.  It seemed that the Yankees had the White Sox's number despite the White Sox getting the best of the Yankees earlier in the year.  It only seemed perfect that the two teams meet to settle it in the final game. 

The White Sox took the route of starting their young arms in the first four innings to salvage the only pitcher left in the of-age rotation, Mark Taylor, for the final 5 innings.  That was the plan.  Chris Huebner got the start and tossed two solid innings giving up only two runs on a walk to Josh Lane brought in by a double by Roger Hill.  Yankee, Robbie Starner, scored on a series of three errors in the second frame.  Huebner was relieved by Brody Harper who held the third and fourth frames with no runs.  The White Sox answered with 4 runs off Yankee starter, Barry Blood, in the first two innings.  The White Sox continued to rally through the 5th inning eventually knocking Blood out of the game leading 8-2.  Taylor had breezed through the 5th inning, but hit a buzz saw in the 6th where the Yankees mounted a very familiar comeback scoring 7 runs on 5 hits, a walk, an HBP, and two errors by Chris Huebner who had just moved to shortstop.  The inning finally came to an end when Taylor snagged a laser line drive by Blood who looked to draw some in the process. 

So, after 6 innings, the score was knotted at 9 apiece.  From there, both Mark Taylor and Yankee reliever, Jacob Koch settled down for what would prove to be a much longer haul than each would have expected but that both would have welcomed.  Neither team could muster a run through the next 6 innings despite some very near chances that were snuffed out by some stellar defensive gems.  The Yankee defense was highlighted by a nifty lay-out grab by second-baseman, Robbie Starner, and a diving hit-stealing line drive attempt by Barry Blood who had moved to right field.  The White Sox defense was led by a hit-saving effort by right fielder, Andy Carpenter, and the "Web Gem" of the day delivered by shortstop, Chris Huebner whose two grabs in the top of the 12th inning set things up for the day's perfect drama... 

In the bottom of the 12th inning, Stephen Boudreaux finally grounded out to short on an 8-pitch at-bat and it looked as if the game was going drag on to the 13th inning.  However, White Sox player/coach, Patrick Taliaferro slapped a nifty base hit to set up the go-ahead runner for Andy Carpenter. Carpenter struggled last season batting a disappointing .143.  This season, he brought his average up to a respectable .348, but what was curious to his teammates was his lack of game day power that was so evident in the pre-season and at batting practice.  With the one out, a frustrated Boudreaux had just hollered to Carpenter to, "Pick me up!" and then turned to a teammate and said, "Yeah...that Carpenter.  He's due."  On the second pitch of the at-bat, the lefty Carpenter launched a fat fastball over the right field fence at Arvest Ball Park and into the home-side bullpen to execute the 2-run walk-off.  The White Sox leapt from the dugout to celebrate their second consecutive championship.  Carpenter ended the day 2-4, HR, 2RBI, HBP, K.  Other offensive stars for the White Sox included stalwart, Tim Hooper (4-6, RBI, 2B, 2SB, K), Chris Huebner (3-6, R), Patrick Taliaferro (3-6, 2R, 3RBI, 2B).  Mark Taylor earned the win and the Finals MVP Honor with a pitching line:  8in, 7R, 4ER, 7H, 4BB, HBP, 13K.

The Yankees were led by Roger Hill (4-6, R, RBI, 2B), and pitcher Jacob Koch's line was 8in, 5R, 4ER, 10H, 3BB, HBP, HR, 10K.

2011 NWAMSBL Champion White Sox

2011 NWAMSBL MVP, Mark Taylor

2011 NWAMSBL Runner-Up Yankees

18+ All Stars 2   25+ All Stars 3

Because the 25+ Championship Game ran over 4 hours, the All Star game was going to be cut short due to darkness.  The game was a tight one from the get-go with the older league jumping out first with a quick run in the bottom of the first.  25+ starter, Eric Smith from the Pirates, threw his two innings with ease by each of the younger aggressive batters that couldn't seem to figure out Smith's crafty movement from the left side of the mound.  First in relief for Smith was his teammate, Brett Reynolds, who also effectively shut down the younger hitters but gave up a run in the third.  It was up to Jeremy Travis from the Tigers to finish the day.  Travis gave up a single run, but stifled the hitters just as well with a solid change up.  The 25+ers added two runs in the bottom of the fourth to complete the scoring and ultimately the victory for the elder division. 

The 18+ All Star Team was made up from 8 players from the NWACC Eagles Club Team and 7 players from the Van Buren Hogs.  The 25+ squad was made up from two each from each of the 9 teams in the division plus a few alternates. 

The 25+ team coached by Stephen Boudreaux, Andy Miller, and Patrick Taliaferro from the 2010 Champion White Sox:


White Sox Dustin Wilson
White Sox Tim Hooper
Cardinals Jacob Tipton 
Cardinals Neil Skelton 
Wingnuts Jim Bob Tackett 
Wingnuts Jo Don Dawes
Dodgers Tim Srader
Dodgers Greg Seay 
Rangers Blake Tucker 
Rangers Brandon Tucker
Pirates Eric Smith
Pirates Brett Reynods
Browns Brenton Wolfe
Browns Shawn McCoy
Yankees Josh Lane
Yankees Jared Scott
Tigers Jeremy Travis
Tigers Zeb Undernehr
Dodgers Rich Connor (ALT)
Yankees Barry Blood (ALT)
Yankees Jacob Koch (ALT)

[photos to be uploaded]




September 25, 2011

Sunday September 25th

Lincoln HS  
White Sox Lincoln HS
bye White Sox 10
Browns 7 Browns 1
Dodgers 1  
Rogers Veterans North  
Wingnuts 11 Rogers Veterans North
Yankees 13 Yankees 4
Rogers Veterans South Pirates 3
Tigers 0  
Pirates 5  


September 11, 2011

25+ MSBL

Browns 6 Dodgers 12
Dodgers 6 Browns 8
White Sox 16 Tigers 1
Tigers 6 White Sox 4
Yankees W Cardinals L
Cardinals W Yankees L
Wingnuts 6 Rangers 5
Rangers 3 Wingnuts 16


September 4, 2011

25+ MSBL

Browns 8 Wingnuts 6
Dodgers 6 Pirates 11
Yankees 13 White Sox 12
Tigers 8 Rangers 6

Tigers 8  Rangers 6

The Rangers was finally able to put together a full 9 inning game on a cloudy cool windy day. One of our main guys return to the line up, Clay Fecht after being off with health issues, he came back stronger then ever going 3 for 5 boosting the batting avg to .364 Bodi Perrin had a couple of doubles going 2 for 4 and hit by a pitch Mike Perrin also got in to the act going 3 for 4 and scoring 2 runs Brandon Tucker continues to have a hot bat going 2 for 5 with a .452 batting avg. The tigers are fighters they never give up capitalizing on every we mistake we made which was not many but enough for the them to bite back and bite hard Rangers carried a 6-4 lead into the 7th inning then the tigers struck with 3 runs and then held down the fort. The ball was hit hard on both teams but mother nature had something to say with 30 mph wind gust final score Tigers 8 Rangers 6.-- Reggie Smith, Rangers.

White Sox 12  Yankees 13

We figured out during the week why Sean Carson was having an off day last week...torn rotator cuff.  With Garner out with a torn labarum, White gone off to college, Wilson on the pitching DL, Huebner out this week, Rush MIA since game 2, the White Sox were down to Mark Taylor and Brody Harper to handle duties to finish the season along with position players at best.  And the Sox roster down to 11 to finish the season doesn't give many options.  So, the hope is that the offense can outscore their opponents and hope for them to have an off-hitting day.  The Sox were up 11-3 going into the 7th inning (which should have been enough to close out the game, but Taylor wasn't able to overcome the constant barrage of Yankee hits and White Sox miscues.  Andy Miller came in to try and keep the lead, but things just got away.  The game ended when in the bottom of the 9th inning, bases loaded, game tied 12-12 and Andy Miller tried to float an Eephus pitch to one of the Yankees best hitters who drilled the floater into left field for the walk off win.  The White Sox hopes of a repeat are looking very dim if we cannot get some people healthy and/or showing up for games in time for the playoffs..--Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox

August 28, 2011

25+ MSBL

Pirates L Wingnuts W
Wingnuts L Pirates W
Cardinals 10 White Sox 22
White Sox 19 Cardinals 4
Browns 21 Tigers 7
Tigers 7 Browns 8
Rangers 7 Yankees 18
Yankees 15 Rangers 0

Rangers 7  Yankees 18

Yankees 15  Rangers 0

The Rangers faced the Yankees in a doubleheader first game Rangers only struck out 5 times we made decent contact but the Yankees with the speed in the outfield and great infield play they shut us out 15-0 in the first game the defense played well for the Rangers we made a few errors, no where near the previous games.  The second game would have turned out to be a great game if it was not for the 11 spot the Yankees put on us in the first inning pitching has really hurt the Rangers this year and that was the case in the second game only having two pitchers but the defense once again played out standing helping out our pitcher with three scoreless innings before the Yankees added more runs Blake Tucker has been a great asset to the Rangers batting over .400 with 17 hits to lead the team we lost one of our big hitters Shannon Peterson to an ankle injury that ended the season for him.   The final score for the second game Yankees 18 and the Rangers 7. -- Reggie Smith- Rangers.

White Sox 19  Cardinals 4

Cardinals 10   White Sox 22

I had warned our guys that the Cardinals were a surging team and that they were not the same team we faced earlier in the season.  That held true especially in game 2 of the double bill with the score tied 10-10 going into the top of the 5th inning of a 7 inning contest.  White Sox pitcher, Sean Carson, was not having his best day and might have been reeling a bit from the previous weekend's Arklahoma Shootout Tournament.  Carson had come in to relive starter Chris Huebner who only gave up 2 runs and had left the game with a comfortable 9-2 lead.  Carson, however, gave up 8 earned runs in the next two frames to knot the score.  Fortunately for Carson, the White Sox offense came to his rescue pounding out 12 runs in the final two innings.  That got him fired up enough to pitch his way out and even strike out the side in the final frame.  Game one had Mark Taylor on the hill whose line was 6inn, 4R, 2ER, 5H, 3BB, 1HBP, 5K to get the win.  Taylor also had a home run in game 2 to cap a successful day.  Offensively, Lincoln Garner (who cannot play the field or pitch due to a torn labarum) had a great day at the plate with a line of 5-7, 6R, 2RBI, HR, 2BB.  Mike Lopez made an offensive comeback after a drought with a line of 3-5, 4R, RBI, 3BB, SB.  --Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox

August 21, 2011

2011 Arklahoma Shootout! Tournament was another success.

Even though we lost two teams to financial constraints at the last hour, the 6 teams entered proved to be greatly competitive.  The Tulsa MTBL WBO Barracudas repeated their title run by going undefeated in the tournament.  Local NWAMSBL 25+ Yankees finished a close second and the Van Buren Hogs (with a little help from some NWACC players) finished a strong third winning both of their games on day 2 against a strong Conway team and the Semi-Pro team from Pine Bluff (who had to resort to bringing in a utility player from the NWAMSBL Front Office to handle second base duties when they came up short-handed).

Here is a photo of the Fayetteville Yankees with their Runner-Up Trophy!


25+ MSBL

Dodgers 9 Wingnuts 1
Tigers 11 Pirates 6
Cardinals 21 Rangers 6
Browns 15 Cardinals 7

August 14, 2011

NWACC Eagles defeat Van Buren Hogs 11- 5 in the NWAMABL championship game @ Fayetteville HS Bulldog Stadium. 

The 2011 18+ Division of the NWAMSBL was cut short for the first time in 20 years mainly due to the higher influx of collegiate ball players that have dotted the ranks.  The World Gym sponsored team headed up by JT Baker was the clear-cut winner of the regular season Championship with an untarnished record of 10-0 before his players all went their separate ways to schools all about the country.  That left the door open for the two remaining contenders to battle it out on the field.  The newly re-formed NWACC Eagles team whose players are mid-collegiate hopefuls would go to battle with last seasons' champions, the Van Buren Hogs.  The game was knotted tightly into the 7th inning with a score of 6-5 in favor of the Eagles.  In the 8th, when the Hogs looked to threaten, Eagle third baseman [name] made the day's "Web Gem" play laying full out to his left and hopping up in time to make the throw to first to beat the Hog runner and end the threat.  The Hogs couldn't find another answer against Eagle pitcher, Dakota Brissey, who had the Hogs guessing all afternoon with a deceitful change-up.  The Eagles tacked on another 5 runs to complete the scoring.  Below are NWACC manager, John Luedtke's awards for the season.--Stephen Boudreaux, NWAMSBL

NWACC Award Winners:
MVP – Dakota Brissey (RHP) – Brissey was named the league and team MVP! Dakota posted a 6 –2 overall pitching record.
Team Captains – Ross Brokowski (RF) & Harrison Whightsil (1B/3B)
Gold Glove Winners – Michael Upton (SS) & Levi Schroeder (CF)
Outstanding Hitter – Tim Huebner (DH) .512 Batting Average
Mr. Attitude Awards – Andrew Todd (MIF) & Jarrod Williams (1B)
*A special thanks to Coach Kyle Minor for his countless hours he gave to this year’s NWACC Baseball Club Team.

--John Luedtke, NWACC

The 2011 NWAMABL Champion NWACC Eagles

18+ MABL Champioinship Game

NWACC 10 VB Hogs 5

25+ MSBL

Dodgers W Tigers L
Tigers W Dodgers L
White Sox 17 Rangers 1
Rangers 4 White Sox 24
Cardinals 13 Browns 9
Browns 14 Cardinals 13
Pirates 9 Yankees 6
Yankees 4 Pirates 2

Yankees 4  Pirates 2

Pirates 9  Yankees 6

Strong pitching performances by both the Yankees and Pirates resulted in the split of a double header Sunday. The Yankees won the 1st game 4-2. Doubles by Brice Hall and Blake Rollins pushed 2 runs across in the 5th inning breaking a 1 to 1 tie. Roger Hill's single in the bottom of the 6th scored Brock Shulte adding an insurance run and providing the cushion needed for the victory. John and Jacob Koch combined pitching performance shut down the Pirates scattering 5 hits and registering 8 strike outs over 7 innings.
The Pirates topped the Yankees in game 2 by a 9-6 tally. The game was close until the 6th inning when the Yankees misplayed several routine outs resulting in 7 runs for the Pirates. The Yankees rallied in the bottom half of the inning scoring an additional two runs, but fell short of the tying run reaching the plate. Jared Scott paced the Yankees with a 3 for 4 performance at the plate. Unfortunately, the 6th inning errors erased good pitching performances by Ben Hays and Barry Blood.--Justin Belk, Yankees

White Sox 17  Rangers 1

Rangers 4  White Sox 24

The weather has finally turned.  Some thought it would never come signifying the "End of Days" or something.  But today, it was a pleasant 84 degrees and breezy with only a few spotted clouds.  Perfect was the adjective uttered by those same naysayers from a week prior.  In game one, the Sox offense was 14-43, 17R, 7RBI, 4@2B, 3BB, 2K. Huebner gets the "W" and Taylor the "save" with a combined line 7inn, 1R, 1H, 6BB, 2HBP, 10K. Welcome back to Mark Taylor who looked solid with what appeared to be a dominant fastball.  The Sox dugout was scratching their collective heads trying to get a gauge on the speed while the Ranger batters couldn't catch up enough to get a word in edgewise.  It had been a year since Taylor took the mound sparingly, so it was a pleasant surprise to see his strength especially after his first inning striking out three straight batters in the heart of the Ranger line-up.  Game Two:  Sox offense line was more efficient at 12-27, 21R, 14RBI, 2@2B, 1HR(the return of Andy Miller), 11BB, 0K. Sean Carson went the distance 5inn, 4R, 3ER, 6H, 2BB, 2HBP, 6K facing only 27 batters.  White Sox offensive leaders on the double header were:  Dustin Wilson (4-7, 4R, 7RBI, 2@2B, 2BB, SB?), Patrick Taliaferro (5-6, 6R, 3RBI, 2B, BB, HBP, SB), and Andy Miller in his return to the line up after being out 7 games (1-1, 3R, 2RBI, 3BB, HR)--Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox 


August 7, 2011

18+ MABL


25+ MSBL

Dodgers 12 Yankees 13
Pirates 11 Cardinals 4
White Sox 16 Browns 11
Tigers 24 Wingnuts 12

Dodgers 12  Yankees 13

The Yankees and Dodgers squared off Sunday, which featured a rare baseball occurrence. Yankee LF Josh Lane hit for the cycle and was a perfect 5-5 at the plate. After a single, he followed with a double in the 3rd, HR in the 5th and another single in the 6th inning. A line drive into the right center field gap in his final AB drove the ball to the wall and Lane cruised into 3rd base to complete the cycle. The Yankees combined a total of 16 hits including a 2 run HR by Roger Hill to edge the Dodgers 13-12. A solid pitching performance by the Yankee staff was capped by Jacob Koch's 9th inning save. --Justin Belk, Yankees

Tigers 24  Wingnuts 12

Jeremy Travis pitched a complete game to get the win. Even though the score doesn’t indicate it there were quite a few really good defensive plays by both sides. Tigers were led by Stephen Brown who hit 2 home runs--Al Hatcher, Tigers

White Sox 16  Browns 11

Even though it was still registering 100+ degrees, it felt a little cooler this day.  6-straight 100+ degree weekends is starting to take its toll.  I think it is also wearing on some folks' patience, too.   But it felt like cooler weather was just around the corner.  But this game was a hot one.  The Browns are a solid new addition to our league and pleasure to compete with.  These guys are all having a great time with the opportunity to play baseball and it shows.  White Sox starter, Lincoln Garner, sputtered before he could get out of the gate only facing three batters plunking the leadoff and walking the next two before leaving with a sore arm.  That put the still short-handed White Sox in a pickle about pitching.  Seth White offered up his arm to eat up some innings to keep Sean Carson from having to toss 9 on the day.  White's line looked respectable by picking off Garner's third base runner, a K, and 6-4 roller to get out of the jam.  The sure-hitting Browns made it interesting through the first 4 innings with a total of 9 runs.  The White Sox hitters did a little damage of their own, though and had the score holding at 10-9 Sox at the end of that frame.  From the 5th inning on, it was a different game.  Sean Carson came in for the Sox and gave up no earned runs striking out 6 batters through 4 innings giving up only three hits.  However, the Browns pushed two runs across on a couple of costly throwing errors putting the score 11-10 Browns in the 6th.  Having seen Browns pitcher Nathan Currier a time through, the White Sox took advantage of his not-up-to-his-standard arm and plated 6 runs in the top of the 8th inning to complete the comeback win.  Led by S. White (2-3, 3R, BB, 2SB), L. Garner (2-4, 3R, 2RBI, BB, K), D. Wilson (3-5, 2R, 4RBI, HR, 2B), T. Hooper (2-4, 2R, 3RBI, 3B, BB, K, SB), S. Boudreaux (2-4, BB), and A. Carpenter (2-4, 2R, 3RBI, BB, K).--Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox



July 31, 2011

18+ MABL

NWACC 7 Indians 0(f)
Indians 0(f) NWACC 7

25+ MSBL

Dodgers W Cardinals L
Yankees W Wingnuts L
White Sox 11 Pirates 3
Rangers 4 Browns 19

Browns 19  Rangers 4

The BROWNS' bats came to life in a 19-4 victory over the Springdale Rangers, moving the team to .500 on the season. Nathan Currier pitched 4 innings without allowing a hit, earning MVB honors for the game.--Mike Smith, Browns

White Sox 11  Pirates 3
Leading 6-3 going into the 9th inning, the White Sox left no doubt as to the final outcome by adding 5 insurance runs to put the game out of reach. The Pirate defense played it's best all season, which isn't saying much. The bats however failed to show up once again, leaving 13 runners on base. In a well played game by both teams, it was obvious the better team won. The Pirates look to rebound againt a good Cardinals team Sunday at Phillips Park.-- That's the Pirates Perspective, according to Dennis Marshall.

The Pirates/White Sox rivalry series dates all the way back to 2003 when both teams were still in the 18+ division so it is a series always anticipated.  What makes the Pirates unique this season is the continuation of their employ of two of the best pitchers the NWAMSBL has ever seen.  A one-two punch that will, in most cases, deliver a knockout to opponents.  Eric Smith and Kelly Sisco are further proof that all lefthanders should have been burned at the stake way back in the 1600's when we had the chance.  That stuff is evil.  But what the White Sox countered with is a one-two punch of their own on the bump.  The game was tight as Dennis mentioned above through the final frame, but it was the craftiness of starting righty, Chris Huebner, and our own evil lefty, Sean Carson that kept the Pirate bats cold allowing only one earned run on the day on scattered hits.  Since the staff only struck out four, that meant the White Sox defense was solid on the day.  Mike Lopez and Tim Hooper stood out in the field.  Receiver, Dave Battaglia was superb behind the dish picking off two Pirates while calling a great game and dropping a bomb over the left center fence. Statistically, S. White (2-4, 2R, 2B, BB), P. Taliaferro (2-4, R), C. Huebner (2-4, 2R, 3RBI. HR, BB), D. Battaglia (2-5, R, 4RBI, HR, K).--Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox 

July 24, 2011

18+ MABL

World Gym 5 NWACC 3
NWACC 5 World Gym 10
Indians L VB Hogs W
VB Hogs W Indians L

25+ MSBL

Dodgers 9 White Sox 1
Cardinals 13 Wingnuts 18
Yankees 24 Tigers 3
Rangers 14 Pirates 17

World Gym 5  NWACC 3

NWACC 5  World Gym 10

5-3 and 10-5 were our scores today over NWACC.  Steve Williams threw a complete game in game one, while Brandon Zamzow and Gordon Miller both hit home runs to help World Gym defeat NWACC.
In game two Zach Garling had a strong start, and Aaron Bowen was 4-4 with 4 RBI to lead World Gym to a 10-5 win. --JT Baker, World Gym

Rangers 14  Pirates 17
Starting the game with only 8 players and losing another early, the Rangers came up 3 runs short of their first win this season, in a game that almost wasn't played. After a G-8 summit with the powers that be, the Pirates agreed to donate 2 of their finest to keep the game going. At the end of 3 innings the Rangers were up 12-7. The final 4 innings of the game the Pirates pitching settled down and allowed only 2 more runs. With the threat of inclement weather looming, and a sense of desperation in the Pirates dugout, the bats heated up to score 10 runs and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. In what can only be described as the slowest 6 and a half innings in league history, the Pirates outlasted the up and coming Rangers. --Dennis Marshall, NWA Pirates


White Sox 1  Dodgers 9

As the White Sox roster numbers dwindled down to 10 for this Sunday's matchup with the Dodgers, it appears that their confidence dwindled as well.  Normally, the White Sox offense is potent enough to overcome most obstacles in the past few years, but today...ugh.  The Sox managed only 9 scattered hits on the day but could not move anyone past second base in part to "hitting it right at 'em" and some very solid defense by the Dodgers infield.  Most especially Troy Steiner who gobbled up 7 assists no matter where they put him at short or third.  The White Sox came to the plate 34 times and only struck out once.  That means defense was getting the job done.  The White Sox pitching staff was flat all day between Garner and Carson.  Neither pitched poorly, but the Dodgers' sure-hitters found holes all over the field tapping 11 hits and stringing them together to be productive.  Statistically, Stephen Boudreaux was 2-3, Seth White was 2-4, R, SB.--Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox


Wingnuts 18  Cardinals 13
The Wingnuts were able to get back to 500 at 4 and 4 with a hard fought victory over the Cardinals. It was a barrage of extra extra base hits that propelled the Wingnuts. Aaron Hatfield showed that lightning does strike twice with a pair of homeruns. The homers ignited the offense as 9 of the 18 hits were for extras. Aaron went 3-4 and 2 RBI. Jim Bob Tackett, David Thrall, Jason Frye, Cameron Dassing, and Brett Robinson all had two hits a piece. Joe Don went 1-3 with 3 RBI on a double and sac sac fly. Eleven of the fifteen hitters collected at least one hit and one RBI for the Wingnuts. David Thrall took the mound after Jim Bob tweeked his arm to pick up his first victory and is 1 and 0 on the season.
--Marc DeWeese, Wingnuts


July 17, 2011

18+ MABL

World Gym W


Indians L World Gym W
NWACC 6 VB Hogs 4
VB Hogs 4 NWACC 5

25+ MSBL

Wingnuts 8 White Sox 9
White Sox 12 Wingnuts 10
Cardinals 6 Tigers 9
Tigers 6 Cardinals 8
Dodgers W Rangers L
Rangers L Dodgers W
Browns 4 Pirates 3
Pirates 5 Browns 3

Wingnuts 8  White Sox 9
White Sox 12  Wingnuts 10

A solid, close series between these two squads today.  It was pretty good baseball all around on both sides.  The White Sox numbers are dwindling down to 11 on the active roster and I admit I am getting nervous.  It's a good thing that we have some key hitters in the lineup that don't seem to get nervous themselves.  In game one, Lincoln Garner got the start and pitched three innings of great baseball.  Garner faced 12 batters and struck out 8 of them.  Only one run was scored on a snowball fight in the first inning.  Levi Rush finished things off with 4 innings of solid, nasty stuff despite getting into a little trouble in the 5th and 7th ultimately winning the oddest of battles with a cricket player who fouled off about 20 pitches.  Offensive stars in game one included Dave Battaglia (2-3 RBI, 2R, BB), Tim Hooper (3-4, RBI, 3SB, 2R), Patrick Taliaferro (2-3, RBI, 2B), and Andy Carpenter (2-2, 2@2B, BB, RBI).

In game two, the White Sox took control of the game through 6 innings with Sean Carson on the hill pitching a pretty brilliant game giving up three meaningless runs.  In the 7th inning, the Sox, who were short on pitching, gave Andy Carpenter a try.  With the White Sox up 12-3, Carpenter gave up 7 runs in a row on two singles, three walks and an HBP.  Being game, Carson decided to come in and save his own game recording all three outs in the 7th frame.  For the White Sox offense Lincoln Garner (3-4, 3R, 2B, 2RBI, SB), Tim Hooper (3-4, 2R, 2B, 5RBI), Patrick Taliaferro (2-2, 2R).  --Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox



July 10, 2011

18+ MABL

World Gym 3

VB Hogs

VB Hogs 6 World Gym 7
NWACC W Indians L
Indians L NWACC W

25+ MSBL

Wingnuts 16 Tigers 14
Rangers 10 Wingnuts 15
Cardinals 7 Yankees 12
Dodgers 7 Browns 6

Tigers 14  Wingnuts 16
Rangers 10  Wingnuts 15

The Wingnuts extended their winning streak to 3 games with a doubleheader sweep over the Tigers and Rangers.  In game 1 between the Tigers and Wingnuts it was a back and forth battle. Getting contributions from everyone in the lineup the Wingnuts amassed 16 runs on 20 hits. Most of the damage coming from the 5-9 hitters. Going 11-13 with 8 RBI and 9 total runs. David Thrall went 3-3 with 2 runs and a RBI, Sarge went 2-3 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI, Jason Frye 2-3 2 runs a stolenbase and 2 RBI, Brad Schuman went 2-2 with 3 runs, and Troy Mcbride went 2-2 with a run, HBP, and 2 RBI. Jim Bob Tackett picked up the win and is now 1-1. David Thrall picked up his first save.
In game 2 with the Rangers, the Wingnuts fell behind early 7-3. But the Wingnuts were able to pull it back together with well placed hits and everyone doing their part defensively to get out of some key jams. The Wingnuts scored 15 runs on 11 hits. Jason Frye again went 2-3 with 2 stolenbases, 1 run, and 1 RBI. Joe Dawes went 1-2 scoring 2 runs, HBP, a triple, and 3 RBI. Aaron Hatfield, Jim Bob Tackett, David Thrall, and Cameron Dassing knocked in 2 runs a piece. Brad Schuman came on in relief to get the win and moves to 1-0. --Marc DeWeese, Wingnuts

NWACC 12  Indians 10

Indians 0  NWACC 1

In a wild ole game of hardball last Saturday in Lincoln, Ark. “100 degree heat “ the NWACC Eagles came from a 9-1 deficit in the second game to defeat the Fayetteville Indians 12 -10.  Michael Upton and Ross Brokowski were the hitting stars for the Eagles… Brokowski hit a grand slam HR in the 6th inning and Upton hit the game winning walk-off homerun in the seventh.  The NWACC Baseball Club Team is now 5-3 in league play and travels this Sunday to play the 5-3 Van Buren Hogs at The Field of Dreams in a DH @ 1pm. --Coach Kyle Minor, NWACC Baseball Club

June 26, 2011

18+ MABL

World Gym 8


NWACC 3 World Gym 5
VB Hogs W Indians L
Indians L VB Hogs W

25+ MSBL

Tigers 21 Rangers 10
Browns 14 Wingnuts 15
White Sox 16 Yankees 5
Dodgers L Pirates W

Wingnuts 15  Browns 14
The Wingnuts picked up their first win of the season winning 15-14 in a wire to wire win. Scoring 12 runs in the first three innings the Wingnuts were off to a fast start. Jeremy Engelhardt hit the first homerun of the season for the Wingnuts and also scored 3 runs. David Thrall went 3-5 with 2 doubles and 4 RBI. Joe Dawes went 2-4 with a double, triple, a stolen base, and 3 RBI. Jim Bob Tackett went 3-5 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI. The Wingnuts compiled 15 hits in the game. The Wingnuts defensively were able to throw two runners out at the plate, pick a man off first, and turn two double plays. Double plays were turned by Jeremy Engelhardt from his Centerfield position unassisted and the other was an 8-6-2-6 DP. The winning pitcher was Joe Dawes who is 1-0 on the season and Jim Bob Tackett picked up his first save.--Marc DeWeese, Wingnuts

NWACC 3  World Gym 5

Goliath  8  David  7
NWACC had a two run lead in the bottom of seventh inning on Saturday, but could not finish off the World Gym Team that consists of current or future college players who reside or play their college baseball in New York, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas. The NWACC Baseball
Club team has all but two of its players who attended Elkins, Fayetteville, Springdale, Bentonville and Rogers High School's. In the first game, World Gym won a very competitive and well played
game of 5-3. The score of second game in extra innings was 8-7. It was the second week in a row where the NWACC Baseball Club Team had the lead in the seventh inning and could not provide the knock-out punch. The Eagles are 3 - 3 in league play and are off this week for the 4th of July. --Coach Kyle Minor, NWACC Baseball Club Team

Yankees 5  White Sox 16

After the loss of Andy Miller and Levi Rush out for disciplinary reasons and Mark Taylor for the season, the White Sox were down to 12 on the active roster which is alarming because a few will be out of pocket after the holiday break.  This game was what I expected from the Yankees out of the gate.  They put up two quick runs in the first inning on a single, error, and Russ Williams' double to plate the pair.  Sox starter Lincoln Garner struck out Barry Blood and Patrick Taliaferro made a nifty play to assist Garner at first base to end the side.  The White Sox responded with one in the first and one in the second to tie things up.  The game was knotted again at 4-4 into the 5th inning when Seth White plated the go-ahead run on Matt Jacobson's fly to right.  Still a tight game into the 8th inning, the White Sox bats took advantage of tired Yankee pitching highlighted by Mike Lopez adding a little insult to injury with a grand slam in the top of the 8th.  Offensive highlights for the White Sox:  Seth White (3-4, 4R, 2B, BB, 2-SB, RBI, K); Dustin Wilson (3-5, 2R, RBI); Mike Lopez (2-4, 3R, HR (3), HBP, SB, 4RBI, K); Sean Carson (2-2, 2B, 3RBI, BB).  Carson also gets the win on the hill going 4 innings, 5K, 4H, 0BB, and a pickoff. --Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox



June 19, 2011

18+ MABL

VB Hogs 4


NWACC 3 VB Hogs 4
World Gym PP Indians PP
Indians PP World Gym PP

25+ MSBL

Yankees 30 Rangers 4
Browns 13 Tigers 17
White Sox 22 Cardinals 3
Wingnuts 4 Pirates 8

Cardinals 3  White Sox 22

It's still early in the season and I am sure the pitching will catch up with the hitting as early as the next game week.  The White Sox have been getting some offensive surprises in their first two games.  Notably, veteran little guy, Mike Lopez who has jacked two bombs already this year after what I think he said was, "10 years since his last home run."  One would wonder why he is batting in the 9th position, but I am sure that may change if our coaching staff catches it.  And we may need to replace a potential loss in our 4-hole spot for a while.  Dingers also by Dave Battaglia and rookie, Lincoln Garner in the big ball park in Rogers.  Pitching was the big question mark based on the big loss from last season, but the new staff seems to be holding its own for the moment.  Mark Taylor returns next week and hopefully we can see how he has progressed in the off season.--Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox



June 12, 2011

18+ MABL

VB Hogs 0

World Gym

World Gym 11 VB Hogs 1
NWACC 9 Indians 5
Indians 2 NWACC 7

25+ MSBL

Dodgers 15 Wingnuts 8
Pirates 8 Tigers 10
Rangers 9 Cardinals 18
Browns 16 Yankees 14

Browns 16  Yankees 14

What appeared to be a barn-burner, the Browns scored 4 runs in the top of the 9th to get the win over the Yankees.

Dodgers 15  Wingnuts 8

Dodgers beat the Wing Nuts, 15-8. Tim Shrader picked up the win in relief.  Eric Exner got the save by  getting out of a bases loaded jam in the 8th, and then the Dodgers scored 5 runs in the bottom half of the inning to open the game up. Offensively, the Dodgers had 15 hits, led by Shrader with 3, Rich Connor,  Greg Seay and Exner with 2--Eric Exner, Dodgers

Cardinals 18  Rangers 9
Shannon Peterson came on in relief for the Rangers with 2 out in the 3rd following Rangers starter Clay.  Shannon finished the game on the mound for the Rangers but we just didn't have the defense to back the pitching of Clay or Shannon up. Cards hitting coupled with Ranger errors were just too much for the Rangers to overcome. A solid performance on the mound from the Cards starter kept the Ranger bats at bay however Brandon recorded the first Rangers hit in our first at bat of the game. Clay recorded the first RBI for the Rangers and ex 'Knocker Shannon Peterson hit a homerun for the Rangers. All in all it was a great improvement for the Rangers and a performance you've come to expect from the Cards with solid hitting and pitching. I don't recall any errors from the Cards either but I'm going off of memory. --Mike Perrin, Rangers

NWACC 8  Indians 4

Indians 3  NWACC 9

Yesterday the NWACC Baseball Club Team got off to a good start in league play by taking two games from the Fayetteville Indians. The first game the Eagles won 8-4 and the score of the second game was 9-3. This coming Sunday the Eagles Club Team will travel down to Van Buren to play last year’s 18+ Open Division NWAMABL Champions, the Van Buren Hogs. The double header will be played at The Field of Dreams Baseball Stadium. --Kyle Minor, NWACC


Members of the NWACC Eagles working to improve the old Legion Field in Fayetteville NWACC Eagles new and alternate uniforms for 2011


June 6, 2011

18+ MABL

VB Hogs 10 Indians 0
Indians 4 VB Hogs 5

25+ MSBL

Dodgers 3 Tigers 6
Pirates 7 Yankees 6
Rangers L White Sox W
Browns 21 Cardinals 10

Tigers 6  Dodgers 3

The Tigers scored a 6-3 victory over the Dodgers Sunday afternoon on a very hot day. Zeb Undernehr was the star pitching a complete game victory in the stifling heat. It seemed neither team was going to score as the first few innings went by with no scoring. The Dodgers broke through first for 2 runs but the Tigers came back with 4. The Dodgers scored 1 more run on a solo home run to make it a 4-3 game but the Tigers scored 2 more in the top of the 9th to get to the final score.--Alan Hatcher, Tigers

Rangers L  White Sox W

The pre-season was a real concern with the ton of rainfall and lack of field availability keeping the White Sox from gathering as a full team until game one.  Keeping tabs with each other on Facebook or email just doesn't do much for team chemistry, so I was worried.  The bulk of the White Sox were returning from a fun and successful 2010 campaign so it was great to see all the guys and it reminded me why we do this.   The camaraderie transcends the game.   The Sox are looking to find a way to defend their title after losing stalwart pitcher, Evan Neiser, bunt king and RHP, Tom Spaniol, "Mr. Baseball" John Michael Hariston, fireballer, Josh Merryman, and my own son, Nathan Boudreaux.   New guys for 2011 look to be way capable and fit right into the "Sox mold" (or moldy socks?):  Matt Jacobson an MSBL transfer from Indiana, Lincoln Garner from Virginia, and the Perrin brothers, Mike and Lance who were with the Appleknockers last season, and LHP Sean Carson who was on the 2010 roster, but was unable to attend any games.  Garner started the game on the hill and showed his mettle right off the bat allowing 0R on 0H, with only 3BB and 6K in 3 innings.  Sean Carson relieved and went 2 innings, 0R, 0H, 0BB, 5K.

The White Sox offense took its foot off the accelerator after the first inning but the gas kept getting to the engine going a combined line of:  20H, 6@2B,  3HR,  23RBI,  4HBP,  9BB, 3K... a team .625BA.  Only one stolen base in the first inning when the contest was still in question.

The Springdale Rangers are a spin-off team from last years' Yankees squad and they are to be applauded for working to expand the league.  They are in a building mode and were not quite ready come opening day.  At the conclusion of the game, the White Sox (with a roster of 20) offered the Rangers the Perrin brothers and two other quality ball players in the reserve.  There should be some quick improvement.--Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox

Browns 21  Cardinals 10

The West Beech Browns made their NWAMSBL debut a successful one with a 21-10 victory over the Fayetteville Cardinals.  With the score tied 10-9 after the first two innings, both teams settled down until a five run 7th inning put the game out of reach for the Browns.  Brenton Wolfe went seven innings in long relief, giving up one run while facing just 24 batters.  Wolfe also contributed a home run and was selected as the game MVB.  The Browns also got homers from Vince Wells, Nathan Currier, Shawn McCoy, Adam Pocius and Matt Whorton.--Mike Smith, Browns



2011 Standings

as of 9-11-11

Regular Season FINAL


18+ Open Divison MABL

Team W L %
World Gym Team 10 0 1.000
NWACC Eagles 12 5 0.706
Van Buren Hogs 7 10 0.412
Fayetteville Indians 0 14 0.000

25+ Division MSBL

Team W L %
NWA White Sox (1) 12 3 0.800
Fayetteville Yankees (2) 10 5 0.667
NWA Pirates (3) 9 6 0.600
Bentonville Dodgers (4) 9 6 0.600
West Beech Browns (5) 10 7 0.588
FPEC Tigers (6) 10 7 0.588
Siloam Wingnuts (7) 7 9 0.438
Fayetteville Cardinals 5 12 0.294
Springdale Rangers 0 17 0.000

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