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STANDINGS AND GAME SUMMARIES
September 17, 2015 ALL STAR SELECTIONS:
September 13, 2015 PLAYOFFS
Congratulations to the X-Tinct (1) and the NWA White Sox (3) for advancing to the 2015 NWAMSBL Championship Game at Arvest Ball Park. The game will be held on Sunday, September 20th at 1:00pmCST. The NWAMSBL All Star Game will follow immediately. Please encourage your friends and family to attend. There will be no open concessions, but fans may bring beverages and snacks with them to the park. The restrooms will be open.
Dodgers 1 X-Tinct 11
NWA X-Tinct will be heading to the
league's Arvest Ballpark Championship after Dodgers fall 11-1 at the
hands of NWA X-Tinct during the playoffs. NWA X-Tinct beat the
Dodgers on Sunday 11-1 in six innings.
White Sox 10 Cardinals 0
Braves 5 White Sox 15
Super day for baseball in the low 70's at game time. Earlier in the season, the Braves gave the White Sox an early test with their overtly young lineup and so for that reason, I pleaded with my team to not look past them to the stacked Cardinals squad with whom we split this season and were outscored by double-digits in our series. The message was clear as the White Sox plated 6 of the first 7 batters to set the tone. 3 more runs in the second frame and 5 more in the next three completed the scoring. With that, the offensive highlights were plenty: Nick Wheeler (1-1, 2R, BB), Matt Villines (1-2, 2R, 2RBI, BB, SB, SAC, K), Dakota Brissey (2-2, 3R, 2B, RBI, BB, HBP), Andy Miller (2-3, R, 2B, SAC, 2RBI), Brad Hughes (2-3, R), Gregg Rollins (1-2, R, HBP), Patrick Taliaferro (1-3, 2B, 3RBI), and Will Smith (2-2, 2R, HBP, SB). Dakota Brissey gets the win on the mound in his three innings fanning 5 Brave batters with only 2 hits, 3BB, and three ER. Dustin Wilson gets the save in his three innings of work with a line: 4K, 1ER, 2BB.
So, it was down to the parity game to decide who would get to play one more versus the mighty X-Tinct at Arvest Ball Park for the Championship. The Cardinals were afforded the bye in round one based on run differential against the White Sox. But, as discussed, that might have been a slight disadvantage. Most of our game days have been part of a double-header and it sure seemed that we always played better in the second game...we were game-acclimated, ready and fueled. Coach Patrick Taliaferro focused the team early by getting the best hitters in the line up and the best defensive line up possible. We knew the Cardinals would go with pitcher Trent Fonville who stiffled the White Sox hitters in the last meeting. The Sox bats were still hot from the early game and plated 5 of the first 6 batters not only chasing Fonville from the game, but also making for a pretty difficult lead for the Cardinals to overcome. Chris Gatling came in to relieve Fonville. Gatling also had his share of success against the White Sox and that proved true for the next three innings where the Sox couldn't muster another run. However, in the 5th inning with the score still 5-0, The Sox again plated 5 more runs on Andy Miller's dramatic 3-run home run and Patrick Taliaferro's RBI single scoring the decisive 10th run. If the White Sox defense could just hold the Cardinals in the bottom of the frame, it would be a very incredulous win and ticket to the Championship game. That's where game-hero, Matt Villines comes in. Villines took the rare older-than-25-year-old start and the plan was to ride him as long as his arm would hold up and successes followed. Villines didn't allow a run or a meaningful hit the entire game. Despite a few runners in scoring position, it was superb defensive plays by Brad Hughes, Nick Wheeler, and Brent Smith that held them on the paths. The offense was sparked by: Andy Miller (2-3, 2R, HR, 4RBI), Dustin Wilson (2-3, 2R, 2RBI, K), Brad Hughes (1-1, 2R, RBI, 2BB), Patrick Taliaferro (2-3, R, RBI, K), Nick Wheeler (0-1, RBI, 2BB, SB), and Matt Villines (0-1, 2R, BB, HBP, SB).--Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox
September 9, 2015
August 29-30, 2015
White Sox 16 Braves 0
Braves 3 White Sox 12
Beautiful weather for make up games. The White Sox were not only beat up with a few nagging injuries (two arm contusions, a pulled hamstring, a sprained ankle, a bum shoulder, a hip-flexer, and the other normal pains), but were also missing key ingredients to a competitive lineup. Missing four of the top 5 hitters on this day as well as missing two guys that can catch and two guys that can pitch. We decided that since we couldn't catch the Cardinals in the standings no matter what we did, we would just have fun. We started out short players with just 8 at game start. Former Diamond Hawg, Austin Williams, who was called on by the Braves to be an extra ended up being an extra for us since they had 12 guys. We had two guys show late, but Austin was gracious enough to stick around and stay in the lineup. Turns out that "having fun" was an effective way of being motivated as the Sox jumped out quick scoring 12 runs in the first two innings of the first game to cruise to a shortened 16-0 win. Dakota Brissey gets the W for the Sox in his 3 innings of work shutting down the Braves with 7 Ks, 1H, 1BB (who was immediately picked off) facing only 11 batters. Andy Miller cleaned up the final two frames with 4K, 1H (to that same guy). 17 batters faced-11 Ks = W. Offensive key players: Brent Smith (2-2, 3R, BB, 2 @ 2B, RBI), Dave Smith (3-3, 3R, 2B, 3RBI), Dustin Wilson (3-3, 2R, 2RBI), Andy Miller (2-2, 2R, BB), Stephen Boudreaux (2-3, 2R, 2RBI).
In game two, the contest was a little tighter with the score 4-3 through 5 innings. Dustin Wilson pitched well in the first three innings striking out 6 batters giving up three hits and walking only two. Thanks to some great defense and some clutch relays by Keith Nicholson, the Braves couldn't plate their closest threat. However, the guys wanted to see the knuckleball from the old man. In the fourth, Stephen Boudreaux entered the game and got two quick outs on a dribbler to short and a pop up. The next batter reached on a fly ball that might have been caught had Dave Smith not pulled a hamstring en route. Two controversial hit batsmen later (55 MPH knucks are usually easy to avoid if you move), and a pair of errors and the Braves plated three runs. Boudreaux coerced the leadoff hitter to pop out to center to end the threat. Dave Smith came in to relieve in the 5th, but the pulled hamstring limited his outing despite getting two of three outs in his lone inning by K. Stalwart, Andy Miller, once again gets the save by pitching the last two frames striking out 5 Brave batters. The game ended on a nifty play by Keith Nicholson to Dustin Wilson's fully laid out glove at first...toe affixed to the bag. Our guest, Austin Williams, quietly led the offense (4-4), followed by Dakota Brissey (3-3, 3R), and Keith Nicholson (2-2, 3R, HBP, BB).--Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox
The Dodgers fall 10-1 at the hands of
NWA X-Tinct jumps on the Dodgers
early and coasts to 14-1 win
August 26, 2015
August 22-23, 2015
August 15-16, 2015
August 8-9, 2015
Early lead gives NWA X-Tinct victory
over the Braves, 20-0
Early lead gives NWA X-Tinct victory
over the Braves, 17-2
August 1-2, 2015
NWA X-Tinct jumps on Whitesox early
and coasts to 14-3 win
NWA X-Tinct outlast Whitesox in
high-scoring affair, 15-9
July 25-26, 2015
Braves 1 Cardinals 12
Cardinals 12 Braves 0
Cardinals and Braves played in a real cooker today in Farmington with temps in the mid-90's, high humidity and a severe heat advisory out. Once again, great starting pitching from Trent Fonville and Chris Gatling, great hitting all the way down the line-up and solid D were too much for the second-year Braves. Cardinals players, family and fans send get well wishes to the Braves spectator injured prior to the doubleheader. Final scores: Cards win Game 1 & 2 by scores of 12-1 & 12-0. - Clay Fecht, Cardinals
White Sox 11 Wingnuts 1
Wingnuts 0 White Sox 18
I have been ridiculously busy this season and had not much time to submit my own game reports, but I feel terrible week in and week out that I don't. I feel like my guys deserve recognition whether they see it posted here or not. I wouldn't trade any of them for any other player in the league regardless of skill level. They are the reason I keep subjecting myself to the strikes against me continuing to play baseball each season...age, atrophy, loss of strength, eye sight diminishing, drama, etc. That said, this past weekend was a scorcher for certain. Although the temperatures were about 91° to 95°, the humidity was almost 100% which created an index of like 800°F. Having heard of three umpires and two other players going down the previous day, we stayed hydrated, but STILL lost a player to heat stroke.
In game one, Chris Huebner and David Smith combined for a dandy 3-hit 1-run outing in 5 innings with 5Ks. Offensive came in droves at times highlighted by 2-3 outings each from Patrick Taliaferro and Stephen Boudreaux with Brad Hughes going 2-2 with an HBP and 2R. Chris Huebner also added 1-1,2R, HBP, SAC, and RBI in his three plate appearances. Game two was more of the same with David Smith getting the start after his short innings in game one. Smith pitched another two with only one hit, no runs, and 3K. Matt Villines relieved for the next two innings by striking out the three batters faced in the top of the third. After walking the first batter in the 4th and a rare error at first to get the second batter on, the defense turned pickoff "hidden ball" on the first runner and then picked off Joe Don Dawes at third base on his attempt to retire the threat. Andy Miller closed out the game by striking out the side in the 5th to end the effort with a 1-hit shutout. Offensively, there were some fireworks from the Sox especially in the lengthy bottom of the 4th...the Sox plated 10 runners in the frame. Highlights from the White Sox offense: Chris Huebner (3-4, HR, 2R, RBI), Brad Hughes (2-2, 3R, 2BB, 3B, RBI), Matt Villines (2-4,2R, 2B, HR, 4RBI), Andy Miller (2-4, R, HR, 3RBI, K), Gregg Rollins (1-1, 2R, 2BB), Will Smith (1-2, R, HR, RBI, K).--Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox
July 18-19, 2015
Game 1 Cards 12 Dodgers 8
was one of the best games of baseball I have ever been a part of. After leading most the game the Dodgers came back to take a 14-11 lead in the top of the 6th. In the bottom of the 6th with 2 outs the umpires, without any warning, declared that time had expired. Backs to the wall the cardinals rallied to tie the ballgame and force extra innings. In the 8th the dodgers scored 4 runs putting the Cardinals backs to the wall again. Again the Cardinals rallied to tie the game and force a 9th inning. In the 9th the Cardinals held the Dodgers and then delivered the walk-off base hit in the bottom of the 9th to win, 19-18!--Keith Wheeler, Cardinals
July 11-12, 2015
Cardinals 1 X-Tinct 2
X-Tinct 6 Cardinals 4
Cardinals and X-tinct were in a dogfight
yesterday. First game went 8-innings ending in a walk off run by X-tinct,
final score 2-1
June 27-28, 2015
X-Tinct 11 Braves 0
Braves 1 X-Tinct 25
NWA X-Tinct jumped out to an early lead
on the Braves and captured an 11-0 victory on Sunday at Lincoln Field
Early lead gives NWA X-Tinct victory
over the Braves, 25-1
June 20-21, 2015
Dodgers 18 Braves 8
The Dodgers won their first game of the season, 18-8 on Saturday at Phillips Park against the Braves. With only 9 guys, and 5 of them over 50, the Dodgers were happy that they only had a single game in the 90 degree weather. Tim Srader, Troy Steiner, Kurt Palmer, Eric Exner as well as Jeremy and Greg Travis had multiple hits for the Dodgers. Jeremy Travis picked up the win on the mound, pitching to his father, Greg, on Father’s Day weekend. Kurt Palmer, and Tim Srader pitched great in relief, holding the young Braves scoreless the last 3 innings. Great day, fun time, and we really appreciate the help from both teams to get the field ready to play after the storms Thursday.--Eric Exner, Dodgers
White Sox 4 X-Tinct 11
NWA X-Tinct jumped out to an early lead
on Whitesox and captured an 11-4 victory on Sunday at Bentonville
Phillips three. Five runs in the first three innings allowed NWA
X-Tinct to put the game away early. An RBI single by Jared Scott in
the second inning supplied the early offense for NWA X-Tinct.
June 14, 2015
Final Playoffs 9-13
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