Week 3 recaps
June 19th, 2006: Hess Field 5:30pm
Yankees 5 Canada 18
Right from the start the Yankees jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead.
Hess surrendered a lead off HR to start things off, then 5 batters later gave up a Grand Salami to Joe Capobianco. That 5-0
lead would soon be gone. Canadian Ashley Luongo hit her third Grand Slam of the year in the bottom of the third to give the
Canadians the lead. This would be a lead Chris Hess would not give up, as he went on to have a career high 17 K's. Out of
the 18 outs in the game, 17 were via the K. Nick DeCaprio of the Yankees had a great game at the plate going 5 for 6 with
June 19th, 2006:
Hess Field 7:30pm
Circumcisers 20 Bombers 21
This was by far the most exciting game of the year. Bomber Jay
Rozell took to the mound for the second time this year. He was solid for the first 3 innings again, before collasping in the
4th inning. The Circumcisers were able to fight back and take a 11-10 lead in the top of the 4th, only to have the Bombers
re-take the lead in the bottom of the 4th, 15-11. Jay was then able to blank the Circumcisers in the top of the 5th, and after
5 innings of play the score was no 17-11. This is where things got interesting. Trailing 17-11 in the last inning of play,
the Circumcisers gave it all they had scoring 9 times, all with 2 outs. They were able to rally off of south paw Sean
Reynolds and Jay Rozell to take a 20-17 lead in the top of the 6th. Needing at least 3 runs to tie the game, the Bombers offense
took command. Nick Sutter hit a 2 run jack to cut the lead to 20-19. After a few costly errors on the field, the Bombers eventually
won on a 2 run single giving the Bombers their third straight win of the year. What a game.
21st, 2006: Lamb Field 5:30pm
Shapoopies 10 Circumcisers
The Shapoopies took an early 1-0 lead, but that was all the only
lead they would hold the entire game. Dustin Quay regained his stuff, as he was able to dominate the Shapoopies. Dustin had
plenty of run support, as the Circumcisers were able to mercy the Shapoopies in 3 innings of play. Dustin also helped his
own cause by belting 4 taters and racking up a career high 14 RBI's. Circumcisers finally won their first game, and the Shapoopies
have now dropped 3 straight.
June 21st, 2006: Lamb Field 7:30pm
Shapoopies 48 Cheesey Poof's 5
The score says it all. James Strang was a thorn in the side
for the Poof's, going 9 for 9 with 6 RBI's and a long ball. The Cheesey Poof pitching staff was no where to be found. Anthony
Bianchine pitched a gem for the Shapoopies, going 5 strong innings while striking out 10 and walking just one. Team Shapoopie's
HR drought finally came to an end, as the team together was able to belt 8 longballs.
22nd, 2006: Hess Field 5:30pm
28 Khans 7
The Cyclones crushed a team high 14 dingers en route to a 28-7
win. Scott Suriano took the ball and pitched the game of his life, going 6 innings striking out 8 Khan's. Kyle LeClair continues
his torid pace to the Hess Division MVP giving Nick Sutter a run for his money. Kyle had 6 longballs to go along
with his 14 for 18 preformance at the plate. Simply amazing. The Khan's continue to play hard even though they have yet to pick
up that first win. I wouldn't be surprised if they upset a top ranked team later down the road; this team is definitely improving
Week 4 recaps
June 26th, 2006: Hess Field 5:30pm
Bombers 19 Circumcisers 22
If you thought the first game was as good as it gets between these two teams,
you were dead wrong. The two Lamb Division power houses met up again for the second time this season. The Bombers won the
first game in dramatic fashion, 21-20 in the bottom of the 6th. Right from the start you could tell this game would be just
as close. Wolf (1-1) took to the mound for his second start of the season, both coming against the Bombers. Dave was on fire
through the final four innings of play, holding the high powered Bombers offense to just 7 runs. Nick Sutter (1-2) also pitched
a great game, if you don't count the two innings he was mercied. So the game is tied 19-19 going into the final inning of
play, and with runners at the corners, Dave Wolf crushes a DEEP shot to LF. Was it fair? Was it foul? No one knows, as the
ball was hit so close to the foul pole we had to do a redo. Both teams were trying to play umpire, but ultimately there was
a redo. Justice must have prevailed, because Dave Wolf hit the very next pitch to deep center for a walk-off 3 run tater to
give the Circumcisers their second win in a row. There was no questioning that HR, Dave made sure of it.
June 26th, 2006: Hess Field 7:30pm
Cyclones 8 Yankees 6
Well if we weren't in for a treat at the first game, this game
was just as thrilling. As of right now, it was the lowest scoring game of the year. The Cyclones threw Kyle LeClair on the
mound against righty Joe Capobianco. Both pitchers were going for their 2nd straight win. The Cyclones jumped out to a quick
4-0 lead in the bottom of the first, and those 4 runs proved to be very helpful down the road as it seemed the longer the
game went on the harder it was to score runs. The Yankees responded right back, scoring 4 in the top of the 2nd to make it
4-4 to back Joe. The Cyclones then responded again by scoring 1 run in the bottom of the 2nd. Kyle LeClair was basically lights
out, pitching a complete game while wiffin' 13 Yank's. Scott Suriano provided basically all the offense for the Cyclones,
as he had only 2 hits in the game. Luckly both those hits happen to be HR's. In the top of the 6th, it was the Yank's
last chances to tie or take the lead. Trailing 8-4, they were able to get 2 runs off of LeClair. They then managed to get
the bases loaded. With 2 outs, slugger Brandon Denoyer was due up. It took Kyle only 4 pitches to strike out Brandon
to end the game. What a great game.
June 28th, 2006: Lamb Field
Shapoopies 10 Khans 9
The rejuvinated Team Shapoopie took to the playing field with high
spirits. A win would put them right back into the thick of things in winning their division. A loss would send them to
the near bottom and a distant hope in taking the Lamb division. On the otherside we have the Khans, looking for
their first win of the season. They would have to go up against south paw James Strang. Strangler has shown great
promise on the hill his last couple of outings. James was roughed up early in the game, and was hurt by too many walks.
He refocused and was able to get through some tough innings. Chris "I AM WILLIAM WALLACE" Swasey smacked a 3 run tater and
Anthony "you hang 'em we bang 'em" Bianchine hit two monster solo shots. The see-saw affair saw both teams go back and forth.
The game finally came down to the bottom of the 6th. The Khans managed to get the bases loaded. In a tight situation James
Strang was able to snag a liner to end the game, a game that had high playoff energy. What an insane game.
June 28th, 2006: Lamb Field 7:30pm
Cyclones 5 Canada 4
What was probably the best game of the year so far,
or atleast one of the top three, lived up to all the hype. Canada threw a spot start,er Bill Hess, on the mound to try and
stiffle the Cyclones bats. He did just that. Bill Hess, father of Chris Hess, was great. He went the distance going 6 strong
innings allowing only 5 runs and 7 hits. What could be better then that kind of pitching line? Well Curt showed us, going
6 innings as well allowing only 4 runs on 7 hits. Curt was clutch for the Cyclones, and relied on his teams great defense
to pick up his 2nd win of the year. Canada didn't go down easy. In the bottom of the 6th, trailing 5-3, Tim Goyette smacked
a RBI single to LF to bring the game to 5-4. With 2 outs, Bill Hess stepped up to the plate. The bases were loaded, a single
would tie the game or even win it. Bill eventually grounded out to Curt who ran to first and gave the Cyclones their first
win over the Canadian franchise. The Cyclones took the first game out of 2 and now have sole control over the Hess Division.
June 29th, 2006: Lamb Field 5:30pm
Canada 4 Yankees 2
Canada won the first matchup against the Yankees, but the
18-5 blowout was not going to be the case today. James Resue took to the rubber for the Yank's. Resue was looking to
end a 2 game Yankee skid, and gain some ground in the standings. He pitching about as good as you can pitch without getting
a win. He struck out a career high 13 batters. James pitched a heck of a game, but one bad pitch changed the tide of the game.
Chris Hess deposited a 3 run tater into deep LF to give his Canadians a 3-1 lead. It proved to be the game winning hit, as
Team Canada won a nail bitter 4-2. Chris Hess picked up the win striking out 16 batters. James Resue and Tim Goyette both
hit solo jacks.
June 29th, 2006: Lamb Field 7:30pm
Cyclones 19 Khans 5
The two teams met for the second time this season,
and the Cyclones continued to roll. Their high powered offense exploded again, en route to a 19-5 win over the Khans. Gotta
give the Khans credit, they played hard to the very end. The Cyclones main highlight was Chris Suriano. He pitched a great
game, fanning 11 batters allowing only 5 runs. He helped his own cause as well, hitting 2 dingers out into the jungle. Chris
and his Cyclones have now rolled onto 6 straight victories, and they hold the best record in all of HFWB. Can they be beaten?