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October 2, 2016

Championship Game

 

25 + Division

X-Tinct (2) 17 White Sox (1) 5

NWA X-Tinct FOUR-PEAT Champions 2016

NWA White Sox Runner-Up 2016

 

X-Tinct 17  White Sox 5

The White Sox had taken three of four games from the X-Tinct this season and had broken up what was a more than three-year undefeated run.  Hoping to end the hopes of the X-Tinct four-peating for another championship, the White Sox seemed like the team that could do it.  However, things just went way wrong to start the game.  Pitcher, Will Tucker, plunked the first two batters and after getting legendary masher, Ryan Paskiewicz to pop out to second, the X-Tinct loaded up the bases and ultimately plated four runs in the first frame which Tucker was pulled in favor of Tanner Daniels.  Daniels ended up with nearly the same fate by the second frame giving up two runs and more loaded bases.  Nick Wills relieved to try and keep the game within reach.  Even though down 10-4 in the 3rd, the White Sox held hopes, but the X-Tinct finally ran Wills off the mound by plating another 6 runs in the 5th to put the game away for good.  The White Sox never could get anything going offensively off X-Tinct pitcher, Nick Reid, despite getting 9 hits including Andy Miller's 2-run HR in the 3rd.  The White Sox stranded 10 runners in the 5 frames.  Pitching was the Sox ultimate factor with 7 HBP (5 scored) and 5 BB (3 scored) and timely hits behind them.  Offensively for the White Sox, Brad Hughes (2-3, 2R, RBI, BB), Andy Miller (3-3, R, 3RBI, HR), Stephen Boudreaux (1-2), Brent Smith (1-3, 2R, 2B, SB, K),Dakota Brissey (1-2, K), Gregg Rollins (1-2).  -- Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox

 

September 25, 2016

Playoffs Round Two

 

25 + Division

Dodgers (3) 4 X-Tinct (2) 5
Cardinals (4) 7 White Sox (1) 14

Cardinals 7  White Sox 14

It's dejavu all over again as the White Sox advance to the championship game by besting the Cardinals 14-7.  With some key element players missing to start the game again, things had to shake back up a little.  Having a 21-man roster is sometimes a difficult burden to please every player, but it always helps in this regard.  Scheduled starter, Will Tucker could not attend, so Dakota Brissey got the ball to start the game.  Brissey has been pretty lights out most of the year, but today, he didn't have his stuff as he had been nursing a bum knee.  So in the first inning, Brissey spotted the Cardinals three runs by the first three batters.  Coach Patrick Taliaferro wasted no time with the quick hook and called up Nick "Country Breakfast" Wills to hold the Cardinals back.  Wills pitched 2 2/3 innings scoreless which was just what the doctor...er...the coach ordered.  Dave Smith entered the game in the 4th inning and pitched three clean innings only surrendering one earned run in the top of the fourth to put the score 4-1 Cardinals.  I had mentioned right before our at-bat in the bottom of the fourth that the White Sox historically had what we called a "Sox Inning" where 5 or more runs are scored in a frame.  Lo and behold...Andy Miller started off the frame with a single, Brad Hughes with a double and Dakota Brissey walked to load the bases.  Stephen Boudreaux came up with the bases loaded and plated Miller and Hughes to get the ball rolling.  Taliaferro walked to re-load the bases and Nick Wheeler (who literally just walked into the dugout) got an RBI walk of his own.  Jake Adkins plated Boudreaux and Dustin Wilson drove in Taliaferro and Wheeler to complete the "Sox Inning" with 6 runs.  The White Sox ended up having a second such inning in the 6th plating 5 runs to cap off the game with a final 14-7.  Smith gets the win.  Brett Booker pitched the seventh inning surrendering two meaningless runs to earn the save.  Chris Gatling of the Cardinals gets the loss.  Offensively for the White Sox:  Brent Smith (2-3, R, 2B, 3B, RBI, K), Dustin Wilson (2-4, R, 2RBI, K), Andy Miller (1-2, 3R, 2BB), Brad Hughes (2-4, 4R, 2B, RBI), Stephen Boudreaux (2-4, R, 2RBI, K), Patrick Taliaferro (3-3, R, 2RBI), Keith Nicholson (2-4, RBI, 2K), Nick "Spark Plug" Wheeler (1-2, 2R, RBI, BB)--Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox

 

Dodgers 4  X-Tinct 5

Diving catches, end-game loaded bases, hidden ball tricks, automatic outs, and sacrifice bunts. It was all drama at Lincoln as NWA X-Tinct and the Dodgers traded the lead at least six times on Sunday, but NWA X-Tinct ended up on top with a 5-4 win in seven innings over the Dodgers.  Things weren't looking good from the start, as NWA X-Tinct began the game in a deficit with only 8 players showing.  The top of the second saw the Dodgers take an early lead, 1-0. A solo home run by #13 started the inning off, but strong defensive plays by NWA X-Tinct kept the Dodgers offense mostly in check across first 5 innings.  Several automatic outs from being a man down cost the team big, but NWA X-Tinct came through and was able to take the lead in the 5th with a 3 run RBI by Jose Cueto. Not to be silenced easily, the Dodgers came back fighting to tie it up 4-4 in the 6th.  Relief came in the 6th for Cueto in the form of Spencer Adcock who helped induce a well executed double play by Corey Campbell and Ryan Paskiewicz preventing a Dodgers rally.  The 7th inning became a game of wits for both teams as the Dodgers lead the inning off with a triple and managed to load the bases against NWA X-Tinct. The Dodgers took more time planning then playing, however, as it seemed Adcock only wanted to know what it felt like to have bases loaded, striking out 3 to bring his offense out to finish the game.  The bottom of the 7th saw another bases loaded situation with Tieler Driscoll doubling and reaching third on a sacrifice bunt by Campbell. After a strikeout, walk, and hit batsman, the Dodgers tried a hidden ball trick but to no avail, as time was called by the plate umpire during their umpteenth mound visit.  The two out bases loaded situation brought Toby Mileham to the plate all clutch-like. However, he was stripped of his opportunity when Driscoll on 3rd suddenly realized he was late for a date, prompting him to dash towards home and cause the Dodgers pitcher to Balk. Chaos ensued, but the call was final: NWA X-Tinct 5, Dodgers 4. See you at the Championship! -- from https://www.facebook.com/nwaxtinct

 

September 18, 2016

Playoffs Round One

 

25 + Division

Cardinals (4) W Wingnuts (5) L

 

September 11, 2016

Congratulations to the 2016 NWAMSBL All Stars!  The game will be held at Arvest Ball Park on Sunday, September 11th at 1:00pmCST (pending the outcome of the Natural's playoff series which could bump us to 6:00pmCST).  The home team will be coached by Stephen Boudreaux of the 1-seed NWA White Sox filling in for coach, Patrick Taliaferro who will be out of town this weekend on business .  The visiting team will be coached by the 2-seed coach from the X-Tinct, Heath Robinson.  Since there are only 5 teams represented in the game, we chose 6 players from each team and split them 3/3 randomly.  From the looks of things, it is going to be a great game.  Please have ALL players that can show up to the game to root on your representatives.  Bring a cooler of your own (no concessions) and enjoy a great day of baseball.

 

 

2016 NWAMSBL All Stars at Arvest Ball Park Sunday, September 11 1:00pmCST

Team Robinson

Team Boudreaux

Coach

Heath Robinson

Coach

Stephen Boudreaux

Brandon Story

Dodgers

Jeremy Travis

Dodgers

Josh Wright

Dodgers

Cecil Brock

Dodgers

David Copeland

Dodgers

Zeb Undernehr

Dodgers

Dave Valentini

Cardinals

Chris Gatling

Cardinals

Keith Wheeler

Cardinals

Ty Kay

Cardinals

Junior Zuniga

Cardinals

Sam Stokes

Cardinals

Corey Campbell

X-Tinct

Spencer Adcock

X-Tinct

Jose Cueto

X-Tinct

Tieler Driscoll

X-Tinct

Nick Reed

X-Tinct

Ryan Paskiewicz

X-Tinct

Aaron Henry

Wingnuts

Joe Don Dawes

Wingnuts

Jonathan Marshall

Wingnuts

Jim Tackett

Wingnuts

Marc DeWeese

Wingnuts

Zac Evins

Wingnuts

Dakota Brissey

White Sox

Andy Miller

White Sox

David Smith

White Sox

Brad Hughes

White Sox

Nick Wheeler

White Sox

Brent Smith

White Sox

 

August 28, 2016

 

25 + Division

Cardinals 4 Thunder Chickens 5
Thunder Chickens 4 Cardinals 22
White Sox 1 Dodgers 3
Dodgers 9 White Sox 2
X-Tinct 10 Wingnuts 0
Wingnuts 6 X-Tinct 11

 

X-Tinct  10  Wingnuts 0

Wingnuts 6  X-Tinct 11

An ace performance by Brett Reynolds spurred NWA X-Tinct to a 10-0 win in six innings over NWA Wingnuts on Sunday at Bentonville Field three.  Reynolds baffled Wingnuts, striking out 11 batters across six innings in a shutout that allowed only three hits.  Five runs in the first three innings helped NWA X-Tinct stay on top. A solo home run by Spencer Adcock and a two-run single by Heath Robinson in the second inning fueled NWA X-Tinct's offense early.  Ryan Paskiewicz racked up two RBIs on one hit for NWA X-Tinct. He homered in the third inning.  NWA X-Tinct tacked on another five runs in the sixth. A wild pitch scored Paskiewicz to get NWA X-Tinct on the board in the inning. That was followed up by Reynolds' single, plating Adcock and Casey Benincosa.

 

NWA X-Tinct jumped on NWA Wingnuts early on its way to an 11-6 win on Sunday at Bentonville Field three in seven innings, scoring five runs in the first inning.  WA X-Tinct scored in the first on an error, an RBI single by Spencer Adcock, and a two-run single by Heath Robinson.  Ryan Paskiewicz had a hot bat as always going 3-4, driving in one run, and scoring three runs. After posting one run in the first, the Wingnuts again scored one in the sixth. In the first, the Wingnuts scored on a groundout by Jim Bob Tackett, plating Jody Maher.  NWA X-Tinct piled on three more runs in the top of the second. Corey Campbell kicked things off with a single, bringing home Tieler Driscoll.  NWA X-Tinct increased its lead with two runs in the fourth. A clutch ground out scored Paskiewicz to open the scoring in the frame.  After pushing across two runs in the bottom of the fourth, the Wingnuts faced a 10-3 deficit. An RBI single by Maher and an error sparked the Wingnuts' rally, but NWA X-Tinct stopped the rally after Adcock a stellar strike out.  -- from https://www.facebook.com/nwaxtinct

 

August 21, 2016

 

25 + Division

Dodgers W Thunder Chickens L
Thunder Chickens L Dodgers W
White Sox 9 X-Tinct 7
X-Tinct 10 White Sox 7
Cardinals W Wingnuts L
Wingnuts L Cardinals W

White Sox 9  X-Tinct 7

X-Tinct 10  White Sox 7

Ryan Paskiewicz both hit and pitched well for NWA X-Tinct, but it wasn't enough as NWA X-Tinct fell to the NWA White Sox 9-7 due to poor fielding.  Paskiewicz got on base four times in the game for NWA X-Tinct. He scored two runs and had one RBI. He homered in the seventh inning and held the NWA White Sox hitless over one inning, allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out none.  The NWA White Sox jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first. The NWA White Sox got things going when Nick Wheeler singled. A stolen base then moved Nick Wheeler from first to second. The NWA White Sox pushed more runs across when Miller scored on an error.  NWA X-Tinct tied the game in the second on a passed ball that scored Ed Woods and went up for good in the sixth, scoring four runs on two singles.  After pushing across one run in the top of the seventh, NWA X-Tinct faced just a 9-7 deficit. A solo home run by Paskiewicz fueled NWA X-Tinct's comeback, but it wasn't enough in the end. 

 

NWA X-Tinct prevented an NWA White Sox sweep on Sunday after 12 lead changes, squeaking out a 10-7 win at Lincoln Field one.  NWA X-Tinct jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first after Corey Campbell doubled, and kept the pressure on the Sox pitching, as Jose Cueto singled, scoring Devin Henderson.  In the third, NWA X-Tinct scored on a walk by Paskiewicz, bringing home Henderson. In total, they scored two runs in the third inning, and then followed it up with two more in the fifth.  A key sixth-inning rally gave NWA X-Tinct the lead for good. NWA X-Tinct tacked on a total of four runs on a two-run error and a sacrifice fly by Cueto, and held on to the victory by scoring on an RBI single by Casey Benincosa off Mozzoni. Ryan Paskiewicz singled in each of his two at bats. Ed Woods teamed up with Paskiewicz for four hits and two RBIs.--from www.facebook.com/nwaxtinct

 

 

August 14, 2016

 

 

25 + Division

Wingnuts 11 Thunder Chickens 1
Thunder Chickens 8 Wingnuts 16
Dodgers L X-Tinct W
X-Tinct W Dodgers L
Cardinals 1 White Sox 5
White Sox 4 Cardinals 1

Cardinals 1  White Sox 5

White Sox 4  Cardinals 1

After a two week layoff for the White Sox and the constant threat of rain, it seems the team came out flat today.  Fortunately, the Cardinals were less than inspired as well which led to a "normalized" good pitching beats good hitting day and a pair of low-scoring affairs.  In game one, Will Tucker received the start and worked through three quick innings only giving up a hit in the first and a potential double in the third which was quickly squashed by a fantastic throw from left by Brett Booker to Ben Adkins at second for the tag. Tucker (3IN, 0R, 2B, 1H, 0BB, 4K). Matt Mozzoni picked up where Tucker left off and had a similar line only giving up one meaningless run (3IN, 1R, 4H, 1BB, 5K).  Brett Booker came in to relieve to get the save (1IN, 0ER, 1H, 2B, 0BB, 0K).  Offensively, it was a quiet game with only Patrick Taliaferro (1-2, R, K) and Brett Booker (1-2, RBI) having any sort of production. 

Game two was really more of the same.  Rookie, Tanner Daniels got his first start and looked solid (2IN, 0R, 0BB, 5K).  David Smith got the middle relief and looked better than his previous outing (3IN, 0R, 2H, 0BB, HBP, 3K).  Nick "Country Breakfast" Wills earns the save (2IN, 1ER, 2H, K).  Offensively, Dakota Brissey (1-2, R, BB, SB), Andy Miller (2-2, 2R, 3RBI, BB), Brent Smith (1-4, R, 3SB), Keith Nicholson (2-3, RBI), Nick Wills (1-2). -- Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox

 

August 7, 2016

 

 

25 + Division

Wingnuts PP White Sox PP
White Sox PP Wingnuts PP
Thunder Chickens PP X-Tinct PP
X-Tinct PP Thunder Chickens PP
Cardinals 6 Dodgers 5
Dodgers 4 Cardinals 0

 

 

July 31, 2016

 

25 + Division

X-Tinct 12 White Sox 13
White Sox 9 X-Tinct 6
Thunder Chickens L Cardinals W
Cardinals W Thunder Chickens L
Wingnuts PP Dodgers PP
Dodgers PP Wingnuts PP

X-Tinct 12  White Sox 13

White Sox 9  X-Tinct 6

With a 9-6 final score, NWA X-Tinct recorded their first lost in over 3.5 seasons despite outhitting the NWA White Sox 11 to 7.  Spencer Adcock was hot from the plate for NWA X-Tinct, going 2-3 and scoring one run. He singled in the first inning and doubled in the fourth inning.  The NWA White Sox were sparked by Brent Smith and Andy Miller, who teamed up for four hits and five RBIs. The bottom of the first saw NWA X-Tinct take an early lead, 1-0. Jose Cueto got things going for NWA X-Tinct with a single.
The NWA White Sox went up for good in the third, scoring four runs on a three-run home run by Miller and a groundout by Dustin Wilson.  The NWA White Sox pushed across two runs in both the fourth inning and the seventh. In the fourth, the NWA White Sox scored on an RBI single by Smith.  One NWA X-Tinct run crossed the plate in the bottom half of the fourth, making the score 6-2. An RBI single by Jeff Shaw sparked NWA X-Tinct's rally. Finally, Matt Villines put up a K to end the threat.  Four runs in the bottom of the sixth helped NWA X-Tinct close its deficit to 7-6. An RBI single by Derrick Lamp and a three-run double by Tieler Driscoll fueled NWA X-Tinct's last comeback attempt.  In the end, NWA White Sox piled on two more runs in the top of the seventh. A error scored Dakota Brissey for the inning's first run. That was followed up with a steal of home by Villines.

NWA X-Tinct failed to take advantage of Ryan Paskiewicz's effort at the plate on Sunday, losing 13-12 to the NWA White Sox in seven innings at White River Field one.  Paskiewicz hit two home runs for NWA X-Tinct and a double that bounced off the right field fence post. He went 3-3 in the game with four RBIs and four runs scored. Paskiewicz homered in the first and fifth innings.  The top of the first saw NWA X-Tinct take an early lead, 2-0. Jeff Shaw singled to start things off before Paskiewicz homered, scoring Shaw.
The NWA White Sox put up one run in each of the first, sixth and seventh. In the first, the NWA White Sox scored on an RBI single by Andy Miller, bringing home Nick Wheeler. They brought home four runs in the third inning, and matched that run total in the fifth. In the third, the NWA White Sox scored on an RBI single by Miller, scoring Brent Smith.  NWA X-Tinct scored three runs in the fifth inning, and then followed it up with three more in the seventh. In the fifth, NWA X-Tinct scored on a sacrifice fly by Jose Cueto, bringing home Spencer Adcock, but the NWA White Sox answered NWA X-Tinct's top inning with four runs of their own in the fifth. The NWA White Sox scored on an RBI single by Greg Rollins, a two-run double by Smith, and an RBI single by Dustin Wilson. -- from www.facebook.com/nwaxtinct

 

White Sox Perspective...
Three and a half years.  The X-Tinct have dominated the NWAMSBL in convincing fashion winning three straight championships without a blemish on their records.  In my 22 years with the NWAMSBL, I have not seen anything that impressive.  As they say, all titans must eventually fall.  The games were in mild danger of not happening with recent rains.  Thanks to Patrick Taliaferro and Andy Miller along with some other helping hands, including X-Tinct, Toby Mileham running for some drying agent, the games were on.  In Game One, Will Tucker got the start and not personally being intimidated by history tossed a solid three innings to put himself in line for the win.  Tucker's line 3IN, 1ER, 3H, 3BB, SAC, 5K.  Matt Villines was not feeling 100% before the game, but being a gamer, he took the next 2 2/3 innings and allowed the X-Tinct to punch their way back into the game with the White Sox up 7-6 in the 6th (Villines's line:  2 2/3IN, 4R, 6H, 2-2B, K). Brett Booker...the seldom used middle infielder, took the challenge to get the save in the last 1 1/3 inning tossing a gem by enticing Heath Robinson to line out with the bases loaded to end the threat.  Offensively, Andy Miller's 3RHR opened things up for the White Sox, Dakota Brissey (1-2, R, 2B, RBI, BB, HBP, K), Will Smith (2-3, 2R, 2B, RBI), Matt Villines (1-1, 2B, RBI, 2SB (including stealing home...)). 

Game Two was a bit more interesting.  Dakota Brissey started off getting rattled by an F7, 1B, F8, 2RHR and an E4 to make things look nasty to start.  However, SS, Jake Adkins made a dandy play on Casey Benicosa's bid to end the threat.  Brissey settled down to kill the side in the 2nd and 3rd innings 1-2-3.  Andy Miller...normally a stalwart on the mound came in the 4th and the X-Tinct...being very familiar with his delivery...took advantage by plating 6 runs on 3 doubles, a HR, a BB, and an E1.  Newcomer Nick "Country Breakfast" Wills came into relief in the 6th and allowed the X-Tinct to tie the game up at 12 apiece.  So...to the bottom of the 7th, the stage was set for a Will Tucker BB, Nick Wheeler K, Brent Smith 1B, Dustin Wilson K, Andy Miller BB, and now the bases were loaded.  Brad Hughes stepped to the plate with a 2-1 hitters count, roped a ball into the right-center gap for the walk-off win.  13-12 White Sox.  Offensively led by Brent Smith (4-5, 2R, 2B, 3RBI), Dustin Wilson (3-4, R, 2RBI, BB, K), Brad Hughes (2-5, 2R, woRBI, K), Gregg Rollins (2-4, 3RBI), Will Smith (1-1, R, 2B).--Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox

 

 

July 24, 2016

 

25 + Division

X-Tinct 11 Cardinals 1
Cardinals 9 X-Tinct 10
Thunder Chickens 0 Wingnuts 7
Wingnuts 24 Thunder Chickens 7
White Sox 7 Dodgers 6
Dodgers 2 White Sox 7

X-Tinct 10  Cardinals 9

Cardinals 1  X-Tinct 11

It was a high-scoring high-heat affair Sunday as NWA X-Tinct outscored the Cardinals 10-9 in six innings.
There were 26 hits, including six extra base hits in the game.  The game was back-and-forth heading into the fifth, with five lead changes. NWA X-Tinct took the lead in the fifth inning and held on for the victory. NWA X-Tinct scored on a two-run double by Ryan Paskiewicz off Clay, plating Spencer Adcock and Nick Reed.
Paskiewicz, Adcock and Tieler Driscoll helped lead NWA X-Tinct. They combined for seven hits and three RBIs.  The Cardinals jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first but it didn't take long for NWA X-Tinct to respond as it scored six runs of its own in the third. NWA X-Tinct scored on a bases loaded walk by Corey Campbell, a wild pitch, a fielder's choice, a two-run double by Kyle Lea, and a wild pitch.
NWA X-Tinct didn't give up the lead after the fifth inning. Additional runs came from an RBI single by Adcock.

 

NWA X-Tinct jumped out to an early lead on the Cardinals and captured an 11-1 victory on Sunday at Bentonville Field three. The game was decided quickly as NWA X-Tinct exerted its will early with five runs in the first three innings.
Ryan Paskiewicz put himself in scoring position with two extra-base hits for NWA X-Tinct.
Nick Reed handled the Cardinals' lineup with ease, racking up 11 strikeouts. Reed allowed one earned run on three hits and one walk over five innings.
NWA X-Tinct tacked on another four runs in the third. A error scored Tieler Driscoll for the inning's first run. That was followed up by Spencer Adcock's single, plating Reed.
NWA X-Tinct built upon its lead with five runs in the fifth. The inning got off to a hot start when Derrick Lamp singled, plating Adcock and Paskiewicz. That was followed up by Kyle Lea's double, scoring Lamp and Corey Campbell. --  -from www.facebook.com/nwaxtinct

 

White Sox 7  Dodgers 6

Dodgers 2  White Sox 7

The Dodgers and White Sox have always had a competitive series dating back to when both teams were in the 18+ Division.  Most of the White Sox core group is still soldiering on from those days.  The Dodgers, however, are a younger, newer version and will make waves again like their storied history.  On this day...the White Sox were focused and had numbers in a sweltering heat.  In game one, Matt Villines took the hill and pitched 4 dandy innings only giving up two scattered runs (4IN, 2R, 4H, 2B, 4K, HBP,) and left the game with a 5-2 lead.  David Smith came into relieve and fell victim to an HBP>E6>E9>PB to see the lead lost and a tie game at 5-5.  The White Sox offense managed to plate two runs in the bottom of the 6th powered by Nick Wheeler's 2B, Brent Smith RBI Single, Dustin Wilson single and Andy Miller's RBI single.  The Dodgers plated a run in the top of the 7th to make the score 7-6, White Sox, but Smith managed to coerce three batters to fly out to center, center, and right, respectively.  Offensively, the top of the order, Nick Wheeler is keeping his streak salty (3-4, 2R, 2B, RBI) and Brent Smith (2-4, 2R, RBI).  Stephen Boudreaux (2-4, R, RBI), Matt Villines (2-3, 2B, 2RBI).

In game two, the heat managed to take its toll on the short-handed Dodgers while the White Sox's numbers might have paid off.  Dakota Brissey is continuing his solid performances on the mound pitching (3IN, 0ER, 2H, 2BB, 3K).  Matt Mozzoni returned in relief and shut down the Dodgers the rest of the way (4IN, ER, 2H, 2B, 2BB, 5K, HBP).  Offensively, Nick Wheeler again (1-2, R, 2B, BB), Dustin Wilson (2-4, R, 2B, K), Andy Miller (3-4, R, 2B, RBI), Brad Hughes (2-2, R, 2B, 2RBI, SAC), Keith Nicholson (2-4, R, 2RBI, K), and Brett Booker (2-4, SB, K).--Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox

 

 

 

July 17, 2016

 

 

25 + Division

White Sox 19 Cardinals 3
Cardinals 0 White Sox 10
X-Tinct 9 Wingnuts 1
Wingnuts 3 X-Tinct 6
Thunder Chickens L Dodgers W
Dodgers W Thunder Chickens L

X-Tinct  9  Wingnuts 1

Wingnuts 3  X-Tinct 6

NWA X-Tinct beat the NWA Wingnuts in game two on Sunday 9-1 at Bentonville Field one in seven innings.  NWA X-Tinct scored three runs in the fifth on a two-run home run by Jose Cueto and a sacrifice fly by Casey Benincosa .Cueto racked up three RBIs for the game on two hits.  Spencer Adcock baffled Wingnuts, striking out 11 batters. Adcock allowed one earned run on seven hits and two walks over seven innings.  NWA X-Tinct took a quick lead thanks to a first inning rally that saw two runs cross the plate on two doubles.  NWA X-Tinct matched its one-run second inning with one more in the seventh. In the second, NWA X-Tinct scored on a sacrifice fly by Derrick Lamp, scoring Toby Mileham.  NWA X-Tinct tacked on another two runs in the fourth. A error scored Mileham for the inning's first run.  But all of this was out shined by Brett Reynolds' game winning right field catch.

 

Nick Reed came up big at the dish and on the mound, leading NWA X-Tinct to a 6-3 win over NWA Wingnuts on Sunday at Bentonville Field one, going 3-4 and scoring two runs. He doubled in the third inning and singled in the first and fifth innings.  On the mound, Reed baffled the Wingnuts, striking out nine batters, allowing two earned runs, seven hits and five walks over seven innings.  The bottom of the first saw NWA X-Tinct take an early lead, 1-0. NWA X-Tinct's rally started when Reed singled. A passed ball then moved Reed from first to second. Ryan Paskiewicz singled, plating Reed.  The game was back-and-forth heading into the fifth, with four lead changes. NWA X-Tinct finally managed to grab the lead after a strong fifth inning. NWA X-Tinct scored on an RBI single by Spencer Adcock off Jim Bob, scoring Reed. An RBI single by Adcock scored Reed to give NWA X-Tinct the lead for good.  NWA X-Tinct never surrendered the lead after the fifth inning. The runs piled on thanks to two singles.  One run in the top of the sixth helped Wingnuts close its deficit to 5-3. An RBI single by Zac Evins gave Wingnuts life. But, finally, Reed got Jim Bob to to end the threat.--Corey Campbell, X-Tinct

 

White Sox 19  Cardinals 3
Cardinals 0 White Sox 10

The Cardinals were missing a few players we were looking forward to facing such as crafty pitcher Chris Gatling, Kyle Cherry, and a few others.  Nonetheless, we knew the Cardinals have always been a team to reckon with, so I asked Patrick to get the team focused and ready.  It seems the pep talk worked as the White Sox tagged Cardinal starter, Clay Fecht, with 6 runs in the first inning of the first game.  Fecht settled down in the 2nd through 5th innings only giving up two more runs and the Cardinals managed to scrap over 3 runs off White Sox starter, Will Tucker and his middle relief, David Smith putting the score at 8-3.  Knowing the contest is always in doubt until the final frame, the White Sox ran roughshod through the Cardinals in the 6th inning putting up 11 runs to seal the contest at 19-3.  Tucker earned the win with a solid line 3IN, 2R, 1ER, 5H, 2K, BB.  David Smith in middle relief (2IN, 1R, 0ER, 3K, BB, HBP), and Nick "Country Breakfast" Wills (1IN, 0H, 0ER, BB, HBP).  Offensively, the White Sox had many "stars" starting with leadoff Nick Wheeler (3-4, 4R, 3SB, BB), Andy Miller (3-4, R, HR, 5RBI), and Stephen Boudreaux (3-5, 3R, 2B) who all had a multi-hit game.

In game two, it looked as if the Cardinals were going to show their true colors by getting a leadoff walk and move runners around.  However, third baseman "Mr Fantastic" Brad Hughes would have nothing to do with it by snaring a would-be double line drive and doubling up the leadoff runner at first.  White Sox starter, Dakota Brissey, calmly struck out the next batter to end the threat.  Brissey pitched the first three innings to earn the win only giving up one meaningless hit (3IN, 0R, 0ER, 1H, 3K, 2BB).  Matt Villines came in to relive Brissey in the fourth and completed the shutout bid (2IN, 0R, 0ER, 2H, 2K, BB, HBP).  Offensively, things were a little more spread out, but... Nick Wheeler continued his streak (2-3, 2R, 2B, BB) as did Stephen Boudreaux (1-2, RBI, BB).  Brent Smith is keeping the top of the order hot (2-2, R, 2B, 2SB, 3RBI).  Andy Miller is also keeping his bat hot (2-3, R, RBI, K), Brad Hughes (2-3, R, 2RBI).  --Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox

 

 

July 10, 2016

 

25 + Division

White Sox 10 Thunder Chickens 2
Thunder Chickens 1 White Sox 15
Cardinals 15 Wingnuts 10
Wingnuts 5 Cardinals 11
X-Tinct 8 Dodgers 3
Dodgers 0 X-Tinct 6

Cardinals 15 Wingnuts 10
Wingnuts 5 Cardinals 11

The games on Sunday were a struggle for the Nuts defensively and walks allowed. Offensively the Wingnuts are in good shape. There were very flashy defensive plays by Aaron Henry in CF as he had 4 OF assists throwing out 3 runners at the plate and completing an 8-6 double play on a full extension dive into the right centerfield gap. Zac Evins at first flashed some leather diving to his left to rob a sure double and making the out at first. Marc DeWeese snared a sharp line drive moving to his right at second that would have scored 2 Cardinals easily. Chance Kipness was a wall behind the plate for being there for 2 games. He gunned down 1 of 2 base stealers. He also applied sure tags on the 3 OF assist from Henry. Defensively together they need to get better even with these great plays and they will. They have the talent to be very dangerous this year. Finally, truely a proud moment for the Wingnuts was Sam Calderon getting his first base hit in his first season ever playing baseball. He has put in the work and we are proud of him. Offensively Joey Dawes (4-7 2R, 2SB) Aaron Henry (6-7 5R, 2B, 3SB) Joe Dawes (3-6 2R, 2SB) Chance Kipness (4-4 HBP, BB, 2R) Jody Maher (4-4 2B) Sam Calderon (2-3 R) Melissa Doss---Wingnuts

 

Wet conditions turned to sunny and hot at the White River field. It turned out to be a great day of baseball for the Cardinals-Wingnuts doubleheader. Both games had several lead changes, great pitching, fielding and clutch hitting. The Cardinals Ty Kay made an amazing run-saving grab in center field, but the Wingnuts centerfielder had one of the best catches I've seen in my five year MSBL career. With the game on the line, Aaron Henry made a long run and diving catch that saved two runs from scoring. The always tough Wingnuts never let up but the Cardinals took game one 15-10 and game two 11-6. What will likely be a season turning point for the Cards, is that all key parts of their game came together, starting and relief pitching, clutch hitting and solid defense. Most importantly, it was great to see two teams that have played many times against each other, play with class, lots of laughs and ultimately just for the love of the game. - Clay Fecht, Cardinals Manager

 

X-Tinct 6  Dodgers 0

Dodgers 3  X-Tinct 8

Spencer Adcock tossed a shutout to carry NWA X-Tinct to a 6-0 victory over the Dodgers at Farmington Field one in seven innings.  NWA X-Tinct's Adcock kept the Dodgers off the scoreboard for the length he was on the mound. He pitched a shutout, allowing no opposing players to cross the plate on three hits while ringing up eight.  NWA X-Tinct beat the Dodgers thanks to seven hits, including one extra base hits. NWA X-Tinct scored three runs in the sixth on NWA X-Tinct scored in the sixth on a two-run single by Adcock and a sacrifice fly by Heath Robinson.  The game's last lead went to NWA X-Tinct thanks to a first inning rally that saw one run cross the plate on a groundout by Jose Cueto.  NWA X-Tinct added two more runs in the bottom of the fourth.  Corey Campbell kicked things off with a single, bringing home Ryan Paskiewicz. That was followed up by Adcock's single.

 

Ryan Paskiewicz went 2-3, helping NWA X-Tinct to an 8-3 victory over the Dodgers on Sunday at Farmington Field one.  Tieler Driscoll got the win for NWA X-Tinct thanks to six strikeouts. Driscoll allowed no earned runs, four hits and one walk over seven innings.  NWA X-Tinct jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first. NWA X-Tinct's threat began with a single by Driscoll. A groundout by Jose Cueto then moved Driscoll from second to third. Corey Campbell singled, plating Driscoll.
The Dodgers survived NWA X-Tinct's surge and put up one run of their own in the first. The Dodgers scored on a fielder's choice.  The game's last lead went to NWA X-Tinct thanks to a second inning rally that saw four runs cross the plate on a sacrifice fly by Cueto and two singles.  NWA X-Tinct tallied one run in each of the third, fifth and seventh. In the third, NWA X-Tinct scored on an RBI single by Heath Robinson, scoring Spencer Adcock.  After pushing across two runs in the bottom of the third, the Dodgers faced just a 6-3 deficit. A two-run single by Wright fueled the Dodgers' comeback. NWA X-Tinct stopped the rally after Driscoll got Brock to fly out.  -from www.facebook.com/nwaxtinct

 

White Sox 15  Thunder Chickens 1

Thunder Chickens 2  White Sox 10

The Thunder Chickens are going through some early season jitters getting things going with the sudden loss of their team manager, they could only muster 6 players on the day.  The White Sox...having like a million guys on the roster this year...were happy to send over 4 players to help fill out the line-up for the day.  Those volunteers, Jake and Ben Adkins, Brett Booker, and Keith Nicholson (and some other defensive helpers) proved to be a small difference maker at times...accounting for 3 of the 4 total hits by the Thunder Chickens all day and 2 of the 3 total runs scored.  Jake Adkins played stellar third base and pitched a few dandy innings in BOTH games. And if it weren't for stalwart veteran, Brad Hughes, Jake might have even gotten a look at 3B when he returns to the Sox roster.  Either way, kudos to those guys for keeping the games alive and avoiding forfeit scenarios.  White Sox manager, Patrick Taliaferro, made the decision to make the games count regardless, so the focus was on...even if that meant losing to a team that was half our guys!  Will Tucker took the mound in game 1 and settled nicely (2I, 3K, BB, 1B) followed by David Smith (3I, 2H, 4K), and Nick "Country Breakfast" Wills (1I, 0H, 2K, BB).  Offensively, it was a bit of a whirlwind...Stephen Boudreaux (4-4, 2R, 2RBI), Dustin Wilson (2-3, 2R, 2RBI), Will Smith (2-4, 2R, 2B, 3RBI), and Patrick Taliaferro (2-2, R).

In game two, The White Sox kept the heat on starting Dakota Brissey on the hill (3I, 0H, 0R, 2K, BB) followed by Matt Villines, who was not 100% (2I, 2R, 3H, 2K, BB).  Andy Miller was chosen to close out the contest...(2I, 0R, 0H, 3K).  Offensively, Nick Wheeler (2-3, 3R, 5SB!), David Smith (2-4, 2R, 2B, 3RBI), Dustin Wilson (2-2, R, 2RBI, SAC, BB), and Stephen Boudreaux (2-2, RBI).

FOOTNOTE:   I have been playing baseball for 42 years as of this year and I have seen a LOT of great defensive plays, but yesterday, Brent Smith made one of the most impressive diving catches I have seen in that 4 decade span...at ANY LEVEL.  From my second base position, I was racing out to right center field certain that the ball was headed to the fence.  I still cannot fathom how Brent got to that ball, let alone covered that much ground AFTER he left his feet and went parallel with it.  Amazing... --Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox

 

June 26, 2016

 

25 + Division

Thunder Chickens 0 White Sox 16
Cardinals 4 X-Tinct 6
Dodgers 10 Wingnuts 7

 

Cardinals 4  X-Tinct 6

Incredible pitching by Nick Reed, a clutch grand slam by Ryan Paskiewicz, and a stellar double play lifted NWA X-Tinct to a 6-4 win over the Cardinals on Sunday at Lincoln Field one.  Reed baffled the Cardinals, striking out 16 batters, allowing one earned run on seven hits, and one walk over nine innings.The game was back-and-forth heading into the sixth, with four lead changes.  In the top of the first, the Cardinals grabbed the early lead, 2-0. John got things going for the Cardinals with a single. Junior singled, plating Ty.
Paskiewicz responded with a clutch grand slam to bring X-Tinct back on top in the third inning.
NWA X-Tinct finally managed to keep the lead after a strong sixth inning. NWA X-Tinct scored on an RBI single by Heath Robinson off Chris, scoring Paskiewicz.  With 2 on and 1 out, Jeff Shaw and Paskiewicz coordinated one of the most stellar double plays the league has probably ever seen, to squelch any hope of Cardinals scoring.  The game was a real nail biter! Thanks to everyone who came out! --X-Tinct

 

Dodgers 10  Wingnuts 7

The Wingnuts went head to head with the Dodgers on Sunday and looked like through the first 6 innings of the contest the Nuts looked like they would pick up their first W of the season. The Wingnuts plated one run in the second on a throwing error which scored Jim Bob Tackett from 2nd. In the 3rd the Wingnuts got a Grand Salami from catcher Ryan Redick that plated Joey Dawes, Aaron Henry, and Joe Dawes making the score 5-0 after 3. Marc DeWeese from second on a double by Aaron Henry which pushed Joey Dawes over to 3rd. Joey scored 2 batters later after back to back walks increasing the lead to 7-0 and stayed that way until the top of the 6th. Through the 6 innings starter Jacob Koch fanned 6 and allowed 2 earned runs. After 6 the score was 7-3. The Dodgers made the comeback in the 7th as the Wingnuts commited 3 errors in the top of the frame to make the score 10-7 which was also the final in the 8th as time expired. Joey Dawes (1-2 2R,BB) Aaron Henry (3-4 2 Doubles, R, RBI) Joe Dawes (2-3 3B,R) Ryan Redick (1-2 GS, 4RBI, 2BB) Jim Bob Tackett (2-3 2B,R) Jonathan Marshall (2-3 RBI)--Marc DeWeese, Wingnuts

 

Thunder Chickens 0  White Sox 16

The White Sox are continuing to work through the lineup in this early season platooning guys to see what sticks.  The game was called official in 5 innings with a final score of 16-0, but carried on for two more innings so that both teams could get in some work.  The White Sox started returning pitcher Matt Mozzoni and he did not disappoint (2 innings, 5K, BB, 1B, 0R).  Matt Villines entered in the 3rd to try and work out some rotator cuff concerns and tallied his own fine line striking out the side with a line (2 innings, 4K, 1B, 0R). David Smith pitched the 5th and 6th innings to match the others with a line (2 innings, 4K, 1B, 0R), and Brett Booker closed things out in the 7th inning (2K, 0R)... total line 7 innings, 15K, 3H, 1BB, 0R.  Not too shabby.  Offensively, the White Sox got things started quickly on a few Thunder Chicken miscues proving that no matter the level of baseball, the offense almost always takes advantage of errors.  4R in the first on a BB>BLK>WP>1B>HBP>FC>1B.  The bottom of the order didn't produce in the second, but would have a chance to contribute in the 3rd as 9 of 12 batters scored in the inning eliminating any doubt in the contest.  The inning was highlighted by Andy Miller's 2RHR on what looked like a check swing.  Only "country strong" gets that over the fence...  Stat takers were Dustin Wilson (4-4, 3R, RBI), Andy Miller (1-2, HR, HBP, BB, 2RBI), Brad Hughes (1-2, 2R, K), Patrick Taliaferro (2-2, R).  -- Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox

 

June 12, 2016

 

25 + Division

White Sox 12 Wingnuts 6
X-Tinct 27 Thunder Chickens 0
Dodgers 9 Cardinals 3

X-Tinct 27  Thunder Chickens 0

NWA X-Tinct jumped out to an early lead on Thunder Chickens and captured a 27-0 victory on Sunday at Lincoln Field one.
With 11 runs in the first three innings, NWA X-Tinct left no doubt about the eventual outcome.  Ryan Paskiewicz had a perfect 3-3 day at the plate to pace NWA X-Tinct. He singled in the second and fourth innings and homered in the sixth inning.  Cueto looked sharp on the rubber. Thunder Chickens managed just one hit off of the NWA X-Tinct's pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out eight during his four innings of work.  NWA X-Tinct easily handled Thunder Chickens pitching as nine hitters combined for 26 hits, 19 RBIs and 20 runs scored.  NWA X-Tinct got two-run boosts in each of the third, fifth and sixth. In the third, NWA X-Tinct scored on a passed ball, plating Edward Woods.  NWA X-Tinct increased its lead with two runs in the sixth. Paskiewicz kicked things off with a solo blast. That was followed up by Robinson's single, scoring Campbell.  NWA X-Tinct tacked on another 11 runs in the seventh. The inning got off to a hot start when Cueto tripled, plating Kyle Lea. That was followed up by Smith's double, scoring Cueto.-- X-Tinct

White Sox 12  Wingnuts 6

Opening day for the Wingnuts was yesterday against the White Sox. It was a competive loss as the Wingnuts dropped the contest 12-6. The Wingnuts squandered several opportunities to score, but the White Sox did what it took to shut those opportunities down. There were a bunch of web gems CF Aaron, SS Joey Dawes, 3B Jim Tackett, and 1B Zac Evins. Pitcher Jacob Koch pitched 7 good innings even though the score says different he held his own. He was even hit 3 times at the plate. The offense was provided by the Father and Son tandem of Joey and Joe Don Dawes. Joey Dawes had an RBI double down the right field line. And Joe capped it off by hitting a bases clearing triple scoring 3 runs. 2 other runs were scored from wild pitches. The Wingnuts will hit the field again on June 26th in Lincoln to take on the Dodgers. First pitch at 6:30.--Marc DeWeese, Wingnuts

The White Sox have a lot of bodies... so it was platoon day with 20 players on the roster and 18 showing up.  It's rare, but I love it.  The more the merrier!  On the platoon hill, Dakota Brissey got the start and pitched 2 scoreless with 4K and 2BB.  Will Tucker took first relief and pitched 2 scoreless innings with 3K, 2BB, 1HBP.  Nick "Country Breakfast" Wills took the 5th inning where things got a little interesting... started off with 2BB and then followed up with 2K and looked like he was going to get out of the jam, but the Wingnut star centerfielder, Aaron, who apparently has no last name as of this writing, hit a single to left to score the first run.  Wingnut SS, Joey Dawes then plated two more with a double.  Country got out of the mess by striking out veteran, Joe Don Dawes, but that put the contest at 5-3 White Sox.  David Smith relieved in the 6th and 7th innings pitching both scoreless with 3K, 1HBP,  and surrendering one meaningless hit.  In the 8th, Dustin Wilson came in for the close, but started things off with a BB, a K, and two HBP.  Wilson should probably have gotten out of the frame but that same veteran, Joe Don Dawes smacked a should-have-been-caught triple over the head of rookie right fielder, Ben Adkins, who had just entered the game to clear the loaded bases putting the score at 12-6, White Sox.  Andy Miller rescued Wilson and got the last two outs on a pair of easy fly balls.  Offensively for the White Sox, last year's rookie sensation, Brent Smith continued his ways by starting off the season 4-4, SB, 2R, 2B, RBI.  Nick Wheeler went 2-3, SB.  Brad Hughes 2-4, RBI.  Dustin Wilson 2-3, BB, R, 3RBI, K.  Stephen Boudreaux 2-4, 2RBI. --Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox

2016 Standings

Final Regular Season

 

25+ Division MSBL

Team W L %
NWA White Sox (1) 13 3 0.813
NWA X-Tinct (2) 13 3 0.813
Bentonville Dodgers (3) 9 7 0.563
Arkansas Cardinals (4) 8 10 0.444
NWA Wingnuts (5) 4 10 0.286
Thunder Chickens (6) 1 15 0.063

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