Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Loan Sharks 23, Ron's Auto 7

Loan Sharks 2 3 8 8 0 2 0 23 23 0
Ron's Auto
0 1 1 0 2 1 2 7 16 5
The 2005 Loan Sharks picked a good time to turn in their best game of the season, handing Ron's Auto a convincing 23-7 defeat in the first of two sudden-death playoff games. Next, the Sharks go on to face the Woodpeckers on Tuesday August 2 at Shattuck.

The Sharks benefited from production up and down the order. An early highlight was Ellie Zapata's base-clearing three-run double down the left field line in the second. In the 8-run third, Karen Hinchen launched an rbi-double over the left-fielder's head, always a crowd-pleaser. Matt Henzy followed up later that inning with a three-run, two-out triple.

The Sharks tacked on 8 more runs in the fourth, keyed by patient Shark hitters working three walks and a couple of dropped balls in the Ron's Auto outfield.

In the bottom of the fourth, Don Bianchi turned in a Willie Mays - worthy over the shoulder catch in left to rob the Ron's cleanup hitter of a sure homer. That defensive play typified Shark fielding, which went error-free for the second straight outing. Sharks pitcher Alan Fein walked zero and kept Ron's heavy hitters off balance with a high-arcing but irresistable eephus that usually resulted in a harmless pop-up.

Bianchi lf 5 3 2 1
Zapata 3b 3 2 1 2
Henzy cf/ss 5 3 2 0
Murray 1b 5 2 3 0
Fein p 5 0 3 0
Spack rf 2 2 1 1
K Hinchen 2b 4 2 2 1
D Hinchen dh 4 1 1 1
Jonas sf 3 2 2 0
Maffei ss 2 3 2 1
Epstein c 3 2 2 0
Whalen rf 2 1 2 0
Hawkins cf 1 0 0 1
Johnson sf 2 0 1 0
Shelton c 2 0 0 0
49 23 23 8

Leadoff Guy 4 1 3 0
Second Guy 4 0 2 0
Ron 4 0 1 0
Leo 4 2 2 0
Pam 3 0 0 0
Kenny 3 0 2 0
Mike 3 0 1 0
Katie 3 1 1 0
Murph 3 1 1 0
Mac 3 2 3 0
Courtney 3 0 0 0
TOTALS 34 7 16 0

Fein (W) 7 16 7 0 0 7.0

Courtney (L) 4 18 13 6 0 22.75
Ron 3 5 2 2 2 4.67

Umpires - John Dearn, Ed Baszkiewicz. T - 1:48. A - 13.
LOB - Loan Sharks 13, Ron's Auto 9. 2B - Bianchi, Zapata, Murray, K Hinchen, Leadoff Guy, Mac. 3B - Henzy, Leo, Kenny (2). HR - Leo, Murph. GIDP - none. Runners left in scoring position - Loan Sharks 8, Ron's Auto 5. Runners moved up - Zapata. DP - Ron's Auto 1


LOAN SHARKS - Bianchi doubled. Zapata grounded to third, moving Bianchi to third. Henzy sacrificed to center, scoring Bianchi. Murray singled. Fein singled, Murray to second. Spack singled, Murray to third, Fein to second. K Hinchen walked, scoring Murray. D Hinchen flied to left. TWO RUNS, FOUR HITS, THREE LEFT.

LOAN SHARKS - Jonas popped to third. Maffei singled. Epstein singled, Maffei to second. Bianchi singled, Maffei to third, Epstein to second. Zapata doubled to left, scoring Maffei, Epstein, and Bianchi. Henzy grounded to third. Murray lined to second. THREE RUNS, FOUR HITS, ONE LEFT.
RON'S AUTO - Leo tripled to center. Pam grounded to third. Kenny sacrificed to center, scoring Leo. Mike singled. Katie grounded to short, forcing Mike at second. ONE RUN, TWO HITS, ONE LEFT.

LOAN SHARKS - Fein singled. Spack grounded to second, forcing Fein at second. K Hinchen doubled to left, scoring Spack. D Hinchen lined to third. Jonas singled, K Hinchen to third. Maffei singled, scoring K Hinchen and Jonas, Maffei taking second on the throw to the plate and scoring when the throw went out of bounds. Epstein singled. Bianchi reached on 2b error, Epstein to second. Zapata walked, Epstein to third, Bianchi to second. Henzy tripled, scoring Epstein, Zapata, and Bianchi. Murray singled, scoring Henzy. Fein flied out to center. EIGHT RUNS, SEVEN HITS, ONE LEFT.
RON'S AUTO - Murph flied out to right. Mac doubled. Courtney flied out to center. Leadoff Guy singled, scoring Mac. Second Guy singled, Leadoff Guy to second. Ron popped to second. ONE RUN, THREE HITS, TWO LEFT.

LOAN SHARKS - Spack walked. K Hinchen singled, Spack to second. D Hinchen walked, Spack to third, K Hinchen to second. Jonas singled, scoring Spack, K Hinchen to third, D Hinchen to second. Maffei walked, scoring K Hinchen, D Hinchen to third, Jonas to second. Epstein reached on ss error, scoring D Hinchen, Jonas to third, Maffei to second. Bianchi lined to first, Epstein out on tag-up play. Zapata walked. Henzy to second on lf error, scoring Jonas, Maffei, and Zapata. Murray doubled, scoring Henzy. Fein reached second on cf error, scoring Murray. Whalen singled, Fein to third. K Hinchen popped to second. EIGHT RUNS, FOUR HITS, TWO LEFT.

RON'S AUTO - Katie singled. Murph homered to center, scoring Katie. Mac singled. Courtney flied out to left. Leadoff Guy singled, Mac to second. Second Guy grounded to short, forcing Leadoff Guy, Mac to third. Ron popped to pitcher. TWO RUNS, FOUR HITS, TWO LEFT.

LOAN SHARKS - Henzy singled. Murray flied out to center. Fein singled, Henzy to second. Whalen singled, scoring Henzy, Fein to second. Hinchen grounded to third, forcing Fein, Whalen to second. D Hinchen singled, scoring Whalen, K Hinchen to second. Hawkins flied out to left. TWO RUNS, FOUR HITS, TWO LEFT.
RON'S AUTO - Leo homered to center. Pam grounded to short. Kenny tripled. Mike lined to the pitcher. Katie grounded to short. ONE RUN, TWO HITS, ONE LEFT.

RON'S AUTO - Murph grounded to the pitcher. Mac singled. Courtney grounded to short, forcing Mac at second. Leadoff Guy doubled, Courtney to third. Second Guy singled, scoring Courtney, Leadoff Guy to third. Ron singled, scoring Leadoff Guy, Second Guy to second. Leo flied out to left. TWO RUNS, FOUR HITS, TWO LEFT.

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