Date: Dec 30, 2018
This weekend would see the boys in blue battle the Athletics for the first time this PBL season. These were some great games which were dominated by exceptional pitching performances led by Doorschot, Collette and Heintz – each starter would pitch for 7 innings.
Game 1 of the series would see Doorschot pitch a gem going the distance in a 3-1 win. Doorschot pitched 7 innings giving up 4 hits 1 walk and 4 strikeouts and no earned runs.
Offensively, Gale would belt 2 hits while Walker, Giles, Weir, Emile, would each record 1 hit each. Seginowich recorded 2 RBI’s and Emile tallied 1 RBI for the 3-1 win.
Game 2 of the doubleheader saw Collette take the ball and he would also go the distance in a brilliant outing. In a game that would go into extra innings, Collette threw for 7 innings with 3 hits, 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. Collette handed the ball to Brens-Knight with the score tied 0-0. Brens-Knight surrendered the lone run on 1 hit and 2 walks.
The hitting in this pitching duel was sparse. Gale, Niketas, Giles, Yaoita and Shuta all recorded hits. The Mariners would leave 7 runners on base in a 1-0 loss.
Heintz took the ball in an early start for the Ace pitcher. He would also pitch a complete game for the M’s to secure his 8th win of the season. He surrendered 3 runs on 5 hits with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts.
The bats were livelier in this contest. Gale, Seginowich, Emile and Mayhew all had 2 hits for the game with Clarke tallying the other hit. The Mariners scored 4 runs in a 4-3 walk off win.
Anderson started this game for the M’s. He would go 1.2 innings giving up 2 runs on 0 hits with 6 walks and 1 strikeout. Sjerven took over surrendering 3 runs on 4 hits with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. Southpaw Seginowich finished the game going 2.2 innings with no runs and 1 walk.
Gale had a great game with 3 hits, one of which was a double. Seginowich helped his pitching efforts with 2 hits and 3 RBI’s. Mayhew also tallied 2 hits with 2 RBI’s while Emile also recorded 2 hits with 1 RBI. Giles and Niketas each recorded hits for the day. The M’s score 8 runs on 11 hits winning the final contest 8-5.
Next up, the boys travel to Centralia on July 11th.
By Bill Doorschot