2010 LONG BEACH BLACK SOX HOME PAGE: Sox News
Sunday, December 12
SOX 7 YEAR STINT COMES TO END TAKING 2ND PLACE IN BREEDER/RUPP FUNDRAISER
|FINAL SOX PHOTO|
Randy Clay takes final Sox AB
The Long Beach Black Sox ended their 7 year stint as one of the most successful teams in California winning 32 tournaments. They played their last game on a cold Saturday night at El Dorado Park losing to Gerald Pyle and J&B 9-5. Corey Avery got the save and also was 2-3 with a long 3 run home run and a RBI single in the win. Pyle went 4 innings for the win for J&B. Randy Clay suffered the loss for Long Beach. Martin Borgen hit a 2 run home run for Long Beach to highlight their scoring. Doug Shaw was 2-3 with a run and he also reached on an error.
Martin Borgen hits 2 run HR
Dan Fleming goes 2-5 for the weekend
The Sox will now take at least a year off as Fred Hanker takes a break from running the team. The website will continue to be updated with player news and updates. Thanks to all the players who came out this weekend and shared some vivid memories of years past it was a blast.
Hanker and Rupp 1 last time!!
TOURNEY SLIDE SHOW
Doug Shaw goes 2-3
|PYLE BEATS SOX FOR LAST TIME|
Sunday, December 12
CECILLO SMALLING THROWS 2ND CONSECUTIVE SHUTOUT ALLOWING 5 HITS IN 3-0 WIN
|CECILLO SMALLING AND 12 SCORELESS|
12 CONSECUTIVE SHUTOUT INNINGS
The meeting before pefecto
Cecillo Smalling was at it again throwing another gem vaulting The Sox to the championship game in a 5 hit 3-0 shutout win. Smalling has now thrown 12 scoreless innings in a row in that span allowing only 5 hits. He pitched out of several jams. In the 3rd, 4th and 6th innings The Black Curtain got the leadoff hitters on but they were all stranded. The Sox turned 3 double plays to help his cause 2 started by 3rd baseman Chris Paiva.
The Sox scratched across 3 runs in the 4th when Andy Martinez singled as did Jason Obregon. Fred Hanker then hit a hot smash to shortstop that was booted to score a run. Another run scored on a Chris Minogue fielders choice. Matt Shaw singled in the 3rd run. Andy Martinez was 1-3 with a run. Jason Obregon was also 1-3 with a run. Matt Shaw was 1-3 with a RBI. The Sox advance to the championship game versus J&B.
Cecillo Smalling CG Win 0 Runs 12 Consecutive Scoreless IP
Jason Obregon 1-3 Run Matt Shaw 1-3 RBI
Andy Martinez 1-3 Run
|ANDY MARTINEZ SCORES HUGE RUN|
Sunday, December 12
CURTAINS DRAWN ON SOX IN 7TH INNING AS THEY LOOSE 4-3
|CHRIS MINOGUE GOES 2-3 WITH RBI|
Clock runs out
Larry Watts goes 1-2 with run
The Black Sox held a 3-1 lead going into the 7th inning but allowed 3 runs in the bottom of the 7th to fall 4-3 to The Black Curtain. Randy Clay suffered the loss for Long Beach. The Sox went ahead 1-0 in the 1st when Jason Obregon singled and stole second. Chris Mingogue singled him in. The Black Curtain tied the score in the bottom of the inning. The game reamined 1-1 into the top of the 6th when with 2 outs Ken Shaw singled as did Larry Watts. Fred Hanker pinch hitting for Chris Martinez singled to score Shaw and Andy Martinez had a bunt single scoring Watts making the score 3-1. The Black Curtain had 4 consecutive hits to win the game 4-3.
Hanker pinch hit puts Sox ahead
Chris Minogue was 2-3 with a RBI. Fred Hanker was 1-1 with a 2 out pinch hit to put Long Beach ahead. Jason Obregon was 1-3 with a run. Andy Martinez was 1-3 with a RBI. Ken Shaw and Larry Watts each had a hit and run scored.
Chris Minogue 2-3 RBI Fred Hanker 1-1 RBI
Jason Obregon 1-3 RBI SB Andy Martinez 1-3 RBI
Ken Shaw 1-2 Run Larry Watts 1-2 Run
Sunday, December 12
CECILLO SMALLING THROWS ONLY PERFECT GAME IN SOX HISTORY IN 8-0 WIN
|CECILLO SMAALING WAS PERFECT|
The Pefect Storm
Sox Perfect Game Battery Cecillo Smalling and Larry Watts
The Sox began their final tournament a fund raising exhibition in style Saturday morning as they beat The Panteras 8-0. Cecillo Smalling threw the only perfect game in Sox hisory in the process. Dave Hanker made an acrobatic play at 1st base to save the perfect game and record the final out in the 8-0 win. Smalling had 1 strikeout and relied on great defensive plays by shortstop Andy Martinez and left fielder Jason Obregon. Third baseman Chris Paiva also made a few nice plays as did Chris Martinez. Smalling was presented with the final out ball and the entire team signed it.
Fleming 1-2 with 2 Runs
The Sox also provided plenty of help with the bats. In the 1st with 1 out Dan Fleming walked and Jason Obregon singled him to 3rd. Chris Minogue had a RBI groundout and The Sox led 1-0. In the 3rd The Sox posted 7 to put the game away. With 1 out Andy Martinez singled and went to 3rd on a Dan Fleming single. Jason Obregon doubled in Martinez and Fleming. Chris Minogue singled in Obregon and Matt Shaw singled in Minogue. Chris Paiva and Doug Shaw followed with RBI singles. In the inning Long Beach collected 6 consecutive hits and 7 runs. The final would be 8-0. Jason Obregon was 2-2 with 2 RBI and a run. Dan Fleming was 1-2 with 2 runs scored.
A thank you to all teams from The Blackburn Family
Cecillo Smalling Win Perfect Game
Jason Obregon 2-2 2 RBI Run
Dan Fleming 1-2 2 Runs
Opening Ceremony Ron Rupp 1st Pitch
|CECILLO ALL SMILES AFTER PEREFECTO|
Friday, December 10
SOX PREPARE FOR FINAL TOURNAMENT THIS WEEKEND IN LONG BEACH
|2004 LONG BEACH BLACK SOX|
|WILL THE JET LAND IN LONG BEACH SATURDAY???|
Sox slugger Dave Hanker expected to play!!!
The Long Beach Black Sox prepare for their final tournament as they play in a charity event at El Dorado Park in Long Beach this Saturday December 11th. The tournament details are listed below as Sox players old and new are expected to attend. Come out and root on Long Beach for one last time. Sox Hall of Famer Dan Fleming is expected to attend. Also expected are 1st team shortstop Andy Martinez making his 1st appearance in 3 years. Sox great Jason Obregon is also expected to attend as well as his brother Chris Martinez 1st team all time 2nd baseman.
2010 Breeder/Rupp Charity Event Roster
Fred Hanker Dave Hanker Dan Fleming Ken Harley Jason Obregon
Chris Paiva Andy Martinez Chris Martinez Chris Minogue Ken Shaw
Doug Shaw Matt Shaw Larry Watts Jr. Randy Clay Todd Budke
Is "The Jet" landing in Long Beach Saturday??
Here is the schedule for the “BreederRupp” Tournament at El Dorado Park in Long Beach, CA.
Team 1 Long Beach
Team 2 Panteras
Team 3 Black Curtain
Team 4 J&B
Team 5 Liberty
Team 6 Maccabi USA
Andy Martinez expected to attend!!
Schedule of Games
Game 1 – 8:30 AM Round Robin – Round 1 – J&B vs. Liberty
Game 2 – 8:30 AM Round Robin – Round 1 – Long Beach vs. Panteras
Game 3 – 10:30 AM Round Robin – Round 2 – J&B vs. Maccabi
Game 4 – 10:30 AM Round Robin – Round 2 – Long Beach vs. Black Curtain
Game 5 – 12:30 PM Round Robin – Round 3 – Liberty vs. Maccabi
Game 6 – 12:30 PM Round Robin – Round 3 – Panteras vs. Black Curtain
Game 7 – 2:30 PM Playoffs – Round 1 – Group A 2nd Vs Group B 3rd
Game 8 – 2:30 PM Playoffs – Round 1 – Group A 3rd VS Group B 2nd
Game 9 – 4:30 PM Playoffs – Round 2 – Winner of Game 7 Vs Group A 1st
Game 10 4:30 PM Playoffs – Round 2 – Winner of Game 8 Vs Group B 1st
Game 11 6:30 PM Championship – Winner of Game 9 Vs Winner of Game 10
2 Sox legends "The Budke's expected to attend.
2nd Annual Maccabi Invitational on December 11th at El Dorado in Long Beach. We have renamed the event “the BreederRupp” to honor our injured teammates, Dave Blackburn and Ronnie Rupp.
The event will serve as a fund raiser for the Charlotte Blackburn fund in memory of Dave’s Mom. We are inviting all Maccabi USA players to come, past and present, plus as many of Dave and Ronnie’s teammates over the years.
Chris Martinez will be there!!!
Tournament will use 1:45 time limit with a 5-inning minimum and a California Tie Breaker system.
There will be Fiji Water for all the teams and Fernie Jr. is likely going to run a snack bar. If the park doesn’t allow the snack bar, I will alert all the teams beforehand.
Also, a lot of players are asking about donations for Breeder / Ronnie. We will be selling commemorative t-shirts, have a few ways to donate on site and anyone can go to www.maccabiusa.com
All proceeds raised by this event will be going to the Charlotte Blackburn Fund in memory of Dave’s mother, Charlotte, who passed a few weeks back. The fund will help get a Maccabi athlete who needs financial assistance to the Maccabi games in Israel in 2013. Ronnie insisted this be the case for this years event.
|DAN FLEMING EXPECTED TO ATTEND|
CHANGE by JOHN WAITE
Monday, November 29
FRED HANKER ANNOUNCES HIS BEST OF LIST
|JACK BUDKE VOTED BEST MANAGER PROSPECT|
|DAN FLEMING VOTED BEST BASERUNNER|
Fred Hanker toils over 7 years of players
In creating a list like this I had to do a lot of research and rely on my memory to put together the most accurate list I could. The list extends from the actual beginning of The Sox late 2003 to the current Sox team in 2010.
BEST OF LIST
- Best Player Todd Budke
- Best Pitcher Ron Rupp
- Best Baserunner Dan Fleming
- Best Defensive Infielder Chris Martinez
- Best Defensive Outfielder John Otte
- Best Bunter Andy Martinez
- Best Power Hitter Todd Budke
- Best OF arm Josh Percell
- Best INF arm Chuck Chaple
- Best Team 2009 60-19 record
- Most Successful Place to Play Beaumont 18-2 (5) Wins
- Best Slap Hitter John Medina
- Fastest Player Emir Saafir
- Best Manager Prospect Jack Budke
- Best Contact Hitter Todd Budke
- Best Brother Combination Chris and Tim Hunt
- Best Double Play Combination Andy and Chris Martinez
- Best Old Pitcher Chuck Vranich
- Most Versitle Player Ken Shaw
- Best Switch Hitter Dan Fleming
- Best Manager Lee Phillips
- Best Dressed Dale Lopes
- Best Uniform 1983 Navy Blue
- Best Hustle John Otte
- Best Player Under 20 Angel Martinez
- Best Player Over 50 Doug Shaw
- Best Female Player Brittany Adler
- My Favorite Player Ron Rupp
- Funniest Player Dave Blackburn
- Best Leader Dave Demaio
- Best Left Hand Hitter Todd Budke
- Best Right Hand Hitter Chris Minogue
- Tallest Player Victor Hallman 6'5
- Strongest Player Tim Hunt
- Most Reliable Player Randy Clay
- Best Clutch Hitter Chris Minogue
- Best Pitcher Turned Hitter Ron Rupp
- Best Hitter Turned Pitcher Todd Budke
- Best Teammate Kasey Shaw
- Best Rent a Player Paul Rosebush
- Best Cousin Combination Matt and Kasey Shaw
- Best Father/Son Combo Damo and Benny Guerrero
- Best Hat Black LB Hat
- Best Double Play Turner Chris Martinez
- Best Defensive 1B David Bell
- Best Defensive 2B Chris Martinez
- Best Defensive SS Andy Martinez
- Best Defensive 3B Chris Paiva
- Best Defensive LF Joe Janicke
- Best Defensive CF John Otte / Tim Hunt
- Best Defensive RF Matt Shaw
- Best Defensive Catcher Dale Lopes
- Best Defensive Pitcher Ron Rupp
- Best Actor Dale Lopes
- Most Calm Under Pressure Dave Hanker
- Most Coachable Kasey Shaw
- Best Base Stealer Dan Fleming
- Best Leadoff Hitter Jason Obregon
- Best All Time All Around Player Ron Rupp
- Best Athlete Tim Hunt
- Best 2 Sport Athlete Dale "Radio" Schlegel
- Best Softball Mind Chuck Vranich
- Smartest Player Dale Lopes
- Most Helpful Randy Clay
- Player Who Could Be a Coach Todd Budke
- Oldest Player Fred Hanker SR (70)
- Youngest Player Nathan Hanker (15)
- Best Body Dave Hanker
- Most Vocal Brett Semans
- Least Vocal Angel and Chris Martinez
- Player Most Wanting to DH Todd Budke
- Player Most Willing to Give Up At Bats Ken Shaw
- Player Most Likely to Be at Field 1st Randy Clay
- Player Most Liked by Teammates Kasey Shaw
- Player Most Likely to Play Hurt Matt Shaw/Ron Rupp
- Player Most Likely to Call a Team Meeting Dale Lopes
- Player Who Best Represents Fastpitch Jim Flanagan
|CHUCK VRANICH BEST OLD PLAYER|
Saturday, November 27
SOX HISTORY FILLED WITH ODDITIES AND FAMILY AFFAIRS
|THE HANKER CLAN|
The Long Beach Black Sox in their 7 year illustrious career have been a true family affair. The Sox have always prided themselves on being a family and the stats prove it. Fred Hanker compiled a list of all the family related Sox players and posted it.
SOX FAMILY AFFAIR
v The Sox have had 9 father-son combinations
v The Sox have had 5 cousin combinations
v The Sox have had 6 brother combinations
v The Sox have had 3 groups of 3 or more family members at 1 time
Ø Fred Hanker Sr and Jr
Ø Dave Hanker Sr and Jr
Ø Damo and Benny Guerrero
Ø Todd and Jack Budke
Ø Dave and Nathan Hanker
Ø Doug and Matt Shaw
Ø Ken and Kasey Shaw
Ø Doug and Jeremy Rooney
Ø Jim Buentello Sr and Jr
Tim and Chris Hunt
Andy, Chris and Angel Martinez
Ken and Doug Shaw
Ken and Derek Harley
Dale and Dan Plesetz
Fred Sr and Dave Hanker Sr
§ Dave and Fred Hanker
§ Matt and Kasey Shaw
§ Bob Cole and Dave Hess
§ Nathan Hanker and Dale Schlegel
§ Victor Hallman and Nathan Casillas
FAMILY GROUP AT ONE TIME
ü 5 Hankers ( Fred Sr, Fred Jr, Dave Sr, Dave Jr, Nathan)
ü 4 Shaws ( Ken, Doug, Matt, Kasey)
ü 3 Martinez’s ( Chris, Angel, Andy)
Thursday, November 25
SOX ANNOUNCE CAREER HITTING AND PITCHING RECORDS
|FRED HANKER HOLDS 11 SOX CAREER RECORDS|
SOX ALL TIME CAREER RECORDS
Randy Clay holder of 9 career records
Sox manager Fred Hanker today released the Long Beach Black Sox career hitting and pitching leaders in 16 different categories. Fred Hanker holds 11 career hitting records and is in the top 5 in 5 others. Todd Budke leads 3 hitting categories and is in the top 5 in 6 others. Chris Minogue is in the top 5 in 12 of the 16 categories.
Randy Clay leads the pitching as he holds 9 career pitching records and is in the top 5 of 3 others. Ron Rupp holds 1 career record and is 2nd or 3rd in 13 others. Chuck Vranich is in the top 5 in 10 different pitching categories. Todd Budke already established as one of the greatest Sox hitters ever also is in the top 5 in 13 pitching categories.
SOX CAREER RECORDS CLICK HERE TO VIEW DOCUMENT
Ron Rupp Sox record holder
SOX CAREER RECORDS CLICK HERE TO VIEW DOCUMENT
The great Martinez brothers
Thursday, November 25
SOX ANNOUNCE CAREER HITTING AND PITCHING STATS
|SOX FINAL TEAM PHOTO|
Sox legend Dale Lopes
Sox manager Fred Hanker has been busy and today he announced the career hitting and pitching stats for the Long Beach Black Sox. There have been a total of 119 players who played for The Black Sox in their illustrious history. Fred Hanker and Chris Minogue are at the top of the list for most of the hitting categories. Ron Rupp, Randy Clay and Chuck Vranich dominate most of the pitching categories. Every Sox player who played at least one game and pitched at least one game is included in the list. The Sox have compiled a career record of 254 wins and 138 loses. This includes 32 tournament wins and a career winning percentage of .647.
Chris and Tim Hunt top Sox hitters
The Sox were most successful in Beaumont where they finished with a 12-2 record including 5 tourney wins in a row and a 20-0 record from 2005 thru 2009. Their most successful season was 2009 where they finished 60-19 with a .759 winning percentage. Their most successful season in the SCIFL was 2007 when they finished 31-7 and won the league and in 2009 when they finished 41-11 to win the league again.
SOX CAREER HITTING STATS CLICK HERE
SOX CAREER PITCHING STATS CLICK HERE
One of 32 Sox tourney wins 2006 Whittier Narrows
|2009 CHAMPS BEAUMONT|
Wednesday, November 24
FRED HANKER ANNOUNCES HIS CHOICES FOR THE ALL TIME SOX TEAMS
|1ST TEAM ALL TIME SHORTSTOP ANDY MARTINEZ|
Randy Clay 1st team pitcher
Sox manager Fred Hanker today announced his choices for The Long Beach Black Sox All Time Teams. Hanker chose 4 teams spanning from the Sox beginning in 2003-2004 to the present Sox team. The restrictions were that position players had to appear in a minimum of 10 games and pitchers 5 games. Several players appear twice on the list including Ron Rupp voted 1st team pitcher and 1st team first baseman. Rupp holds the distinction of being the only Sox player appearing on the 1st team at 2 different positions. Todd Budke voted 1st team 3rd baseman and 2nd team pitcher, Damo Guerrero voted 1st team DH and 4th team pitcher, Dave Hanker voted 4th team utility and 4th team DR. Dale Lopes and Fred Hanker appear twice as players and managers. For a Word copy of the team click on the link below.
Dave Demaio 1st team OF
SOX ALL TIME TEAMS
Ron Rupp 1st Team 1B
SOX ALL TIME TOURNAMENT TEAM
Minimum 10 games played or 5 games pitched
1st Team 2nd Team 3rd Team 4th Team
- 1B Ron Rupp Chris Hunt Doug Shaw Dave Bell
- 2B Chris Martinez Chuck Chaple John Medina Jim Buentello
- SS Andy Martinez Gino Saracho Anthony Rocha Andy Miramontes
- 3B Todd Budke Chris Paiva Angel Martinez Larry Silfen
- OF Chris Minogue Matt Shaw Joe Janecki Dan Plesetz
- OF John Otte Tim Hunt Bob Cole Andy De La Rosa
- OF Dave Demaio John Ashpaugh Eli Salazar Kasey Shaw
- C Fred Hanker Brett Semans Marcel Bernal Carlos Romero
- DH Damo Guerrero Benny Guerrero Ken Harley Cesar Rodriguez
- UT Dale Lopes Dan Fleming Ken Shaw Dave Hanker
- UT Jason Obregon Jeremy Rooney Martin Borgen Larry Watts
- DR Emir Saffir Nate Hanker Derrick Harley Dave Hanker
- P Randy Clay Dave Blackburn Sean Barker Damo Guerrero
- P Ron Rupp Todd Budke Jim Flanagan Doug Rooney
- P Chuck Vranich Ryan Webb Matt Barnes Gerald Pyle
- Manager Fred Hanker Lee Phillips Dale Lopes Jack Budke
Chris Martinez 1st team 2B
|CHRIS MINOGUE 1ST TEAM OF|
Tuesday, November 23
SOX ANNOUNCE UPDATED HITTING AND PITCHING SINGLE SEASON RECORDS
|HANKER AND CLAY SOX RECORD HOLDERS|
|HANKER HOLDS 11 SINGLE SEASON RECORDS|
Live band celebrates new Sox records!!
SOX SINGLE SEASON RECORDS
Clay and Rupp each hold 5 single season pitching records
Sox manager Fred Hanker today released the updated Sox single season pitching and hitting records. In 2010 Ryan Webb added his name to the list as he set 2 new records. His K/BB ratio of 8.6 to 1 and his 11.60 K's per game both were new records. Sox ace Ron Rupp and Randy Clay hold 5 single season pitching records each. Rupp's most impressive records are his 22 wins in 2009 and his 1.46 ERA in 2007. Randy Clay has held all 5 of his records since 2004. Clay's most impressive records being 203 innings and 40 games pitched in 2004. Chuck Vranich holds 4 records including an impressive 28 complete games.
Ryan Webb sets 2 records in 2010 Chuck Vranich holds 3 records
Live band celebrates Sox hitters!!
Fred Hanker the manager and founder of The Sox holds 11 Sox single season records. Six of his records have stood since 2004 including games (70), at bats (196), runs (67), hits (90), home runs (12) and total bases (167). Todd Budke holds 2 single season records both set in 2009 when he had 30 walks and a .587 on base % breaking both records held previously by Fred Hanker. Andy Martinez with 65 singles and Dan Fleming with 12 stolen bases hold the other 2 records. Todd Budke also set the single season record for hits by a pitcher with 57 in 2009 breaking the previous record held by Ron Rupp.
Todd Budke holds 3 Sox single season records
Tuesday, November 23
SOX ANNOUNCE 2010 FINAL PITCHING STATS
|RON RUPP GOES 15-6 WITH 2.92 ERA|
|SEAN BARKER GOES 3-1 WITH 2.60 ERA|
Sox manager Fred Hanker today announced the final 2010 Long Beach Black Sox pitching stats. Ron Rupp once again led the Sox in most pitching categories. Rupp finished 15 - 6 with a 2.92 ERA. He also posted a team leading 122 strikeouts. Newcomer Ryan Webb was outstanding in his limited work with Long Beach setting a single season record. Webb set a single season record in K/7 with a 11.60 mark. Randy Clay regained his form of past and had a solid season going 6-2 with a 3.95 ERA including 8 innings in the A/B ASA Nationals allowing only 1 run posting a 0.82 ERA.
Sean Barker also posted fine numbers in his Sox season. He finished 3-1 with a 2.60 ERA. Barker also hit .350 for Long Beach. The Black Sox pitching was excellent all season and kept Long Beach very competitive in 2010. Soon to be released will be the Sox career pitching stats, the Sox single season pitching records and the Sox career records along with other odd and ends pitching items.
2010 SOX PITCHING STATS
Click on the little white box next to arrows to access the Stats
Randy Clay finishes 6-2 with a 3.95 ERA
Ryan Webb finished 3-2 with a 3.00 ERA and set a Sox single season record with 11.60 strikeouts per 7 innings.
MIRACLES by JEFFERSON STARSHIP
Monday, November 22
SOX ANNOUNCE 2010 FINAL HITTING STATS
|FRED HANKER LEADS THE SOX IN HITTING|
Chris Minogue had another stellar season with the bat
I have decided to not have The Long Beach Black Sox next year. I have run this team for 6 years and I need a much deserved break. I will be playing with other teams in 2011. Thanks to all our fans for your support. I will continue to maintain the site and make posts so stay tuned. I may at some point next year reunite the team. Thanks for all your kind words.
Sox manager Fred Hanker announced the final 2010 hitting stats for The Long Beach Black Sox. Fred Hanker led the team hitting .478 with 8 HR and 39 RBI. He also posted 18 doubles and a .568 on base percentage and a .893 slugging percentage. Chris Minogue hit .430 with 25 RBI. Gino Saracho in the leadoff spot hit .367 with 29 runs scored. New comer Martin Borgen hit a solid .320 for the Sox. Ken and Doug Shaw both hit over .300 with Ken outhitting his older brother .314 to .303. Matt Shaw fought threw an injury plagued 2010 and hit .320 with 22 runs. Hanker announced earlier in the month that 2010 would be the final season for The Long Beach Black Sox for at least a year. Keep your eye on the website as the pitching stats will be posted tomorrow. Sox all time teams, career stats, and single season and career records will soon follow.
2010 LONG BEACH BLACK SOX FINAL HITTING STATS
CLICK ON THE WHITE BOX ABOVE TO ACCESS THE STATS
Martin Borgen hit .320 in his 1st season with Long Beach
Editor’s note: FROM JIM FLANAGAN
A well deserved break for Fred. He’s been the driving force for the team — and for much of fastpitch in So Cal for the past six years, both on the field and behind the scenes, somehow finding a way to manage and run the team, and yet still focus and be among the top hitters in So Cal, seemingly every single weekend. The list of players wearing the Black Sox uniform for those six year is long and distinguished. Thanks Fred to giving so many players a place to play, and learn the game — both young players and old. Like the Pittsburgh Pirates of old, it was always fun to see which uniform the team would don on a given day (just how many different version were there?) The Black Sox blended friendship and talent, with more tournament victories than one can count, a testament to Fred’s leadership. Fred’s website, his facebook page and the hundreds of photos and stories posted kept us up on fastpitch in So Cal. We’ll miss seeing the Sox in 2011 Fred, but it is a well deserved break indeed.
Gino Saracho hit .367 in his 1st season with The Sox
Monday, August 2
SOX FINISH 2ND IN B NATIONALS AS THEY FALL 7-0 TO UTAH
|SOX FINISH 2ND IN SALEM|
|HANKERS HITS .437 TO LEAD SOX|
The Long Beach Black Sox playing in their 7th game fell to Utah 7-0 in the B finals. Ron Rupp suffered the loss for Long Beach. The Sox only managed 3 singles from Fred Hanker, Doug Shaw and Martin Borgen. Long Beach gets their highest finish in a national tournament in the teams history. Sox manager Fred Hanker had this to say. "I am very proud of the way the guys played against higher level competition." I would like to give special thanks to our pick up players, Dave Carillo, Joe Janicke, Andy Miramontes and Larry Silfen for their effort and class on and off the field.
* Randy Clay had a 0.84 ERA in 9 innings of work
* Fred Hanker hit .437 with a HR 4 RBI and 5 Runs and 4 Walks
* Doug Shaw hit .294 with 4 RBI
* Ryan Webb was 2-1 with a 4.20 ERA
* Martin Borgen hit .300
* David Carillo scored 6 Runs
* Ron Rupp hit .333
* Joe Janicke had a HR and 2 RBI and 4 Runs scored
Monday, August 2
RYAN WEBB PITCHES AND DOUG SHAW HITS LONG BEACH INTO B FINALS IN 4-3 WIN
|DOUG DRIVES IN WINNING RUN|
|RYAN WEBB BEATS BUILDERS AGAIN|
Ryan Webb pitched his 2nd great game in a row against The Cal Builders in a thrilling 4-3 win. Webb got ex Sox Dave Demaio to fly out with the winning run on base to seal the victory. Webb allowed 3 runs in the win striking out 7. In the 1st Long Beach jumped out to a 2-0 lead when Dave Carillo was hit by a pitch. Matt Shaw than walked as did Joe Janicke. Doug Shaw than delivered a RBI single and the other run scored on an error. The Builders countered with 2 runs in their half of the inning. In the 3rd inning Joe Janicke tripled and scored on an Ron Rupp single making the score 3-2 Sox. In the 5th Matt Shaw singled and Fred Hanker and Joe Janicke walked loading the bases. Doug Shaw delivered another RBI single making the score 4-2 Long Beach. The Builders added a run in the 5th. They had the tying run on 3rd and the winning run on 2nd with 2 outs when Webb retired Demaio. Matt Shaw was 2-3 with a run scored. Joe Janicke was 1-2 with a triple and run scored. Dave Carillo was 0-3 with a run scored. Fred Hanker was 0-2 with 2 walks and a run scored. Ron Rupp was 1-3 with a RBI. Doug Shaw was 2-3 with 2 RBI including the game winning RBI.
* Ryan Webb CG Win 7 K's
* Doug Shaw 2-3 2 RBI
* Dave Carillo 0-3 Run
* Fred Hanker 0-2 2 BB's Run
* Joe Janicke 1-2 3B 2 BB's Run
* Matt Shaw 2-3 Run
Saturday, July 31
SOX FALL 9-3 TO INDIANA IN ASA A NATIONALS IN SALEM
|CARILLO GETS 1ST SOX CAREER HIT|
The Long Beach Black Sox couldnt overcome a 4 run 1st and 5 run 2nd inning and fell to Indiana 9-3. Ron Rupp suffered the loss. Randy Clay pitched brilliant in relief going 5 2/3 innings allowing no runs and only 4 hits against a very good hitting A team. The Sox did counter with a run in the 1st on David Carillo's first Sox career at bat as he doubled and scored on a throwing error. In the 4th Joe Janicke singled and Doug Shaw reached on an error. Martin Borgen drove in a run on a groundout and the other run scored on a throwing error. The final was 9-3. Kasey Shaw in relief of Matt Shaw was 2-2.
* Randy Clay 5 2/3 IP 4 hits 0 ER
* David Carillo 1- 4 Run 2B 1st Sox career hit and run
* Joe Janicke 1-4 Run
* Doug Shaw 1-4 Run
* Kasey Shaw 2-2
Saturday, July 31
SOX FALL TO 0-2 IN 7-3 LOSS TO PORTLAND
|KEN SHAW GOES 1-2 WITH RBI|
The Long Beach Black Sox fell to 0-2 as they loss to Dave Drotzman and The Portland CR Adidas team 7-3. Ryan Webb took the loss as The Sox once again fell behind as 3 runs scored in the 1st inning and 3 more in the 2nd inning. In the Sox 4th Fred Hanker wralked as did Doug Shaw. Martin Borgen singled scoring Hanker. Ken Shaw singled scoring Doug Shaw. In the 7th with the score 7-2 David Carillo doubled and scored on a Larry Silfen single. The final was 7-3. Fred Hanker was 1-2 with a run scored. Dave Carillo was 1-4 with a run scored. Larry Silfen was 1-2 with a RBI. Martin Borgen was 1-3 with a RBI and Ken Shaw was 1-2 with a RBI.
* David Carillo 1-4 2B Run
* Fred Hanker 1-2 Run BB
* Larry Silfen 1-2 RBI
* Doug Shaw 0-2 BB Run
* Martin Borgen 1-3 RBI
* Ken Shaw 1-2 RBI
Saturday, July 31
SOX RALLY FALLS SHORT IN 6-5 LOSS TO MANOR DIRTBAGS
|JOE JANICKE HOMERS IN WIN|
Long Beach fell behind 3-0 in the 1st and 6-0 after 3 innings than staged a furious comeback that fell just short in a 6-5 loss. Ron Rupp suffered the loss for Long Beach. With the score 6-0 in the 4th Fred Hanker doubled and Joe Janicke homered to deep left making the score 6-2. In the 6th Fred Hanker singled and Joe Janicke singled. Doug Shaw singled to left scoring Hanker. Larry Silfen had an infield single scoring Janicke. Shaw than scored on a RBI groundout by Larry Watts. In the 7th down by a run Matt Shaw was hit by a pitch and went to 2nd on wild pitch. Fred Hanker grounded out. Joe Janicke was walked intentionally. Doug Shaw than struckout to end the game. Joe Janicke was 2-3 with a HR and 2 runs and 2 RBI. Fred Hanker was 3-4 with 2 runs scored. Doug Shaw was 1-2 with a RBI and a run.
* Joe Janicke 2-3 HR 2 RBI 2 Runs
* Fred Hanker 3-4 2 Runs
* Doug Shaw 1-2 RBI Run
Saturday, July 31
HANKER AND WEBB LEAD SOX TO 1ST WIN IN SALEM 5-2 OVER CAL BUILDERS
|FRED HANKER HITS 3 RUN HR|
Ryan Webb threw a complete game victory allowing only 2 runs and 4 hits while striking out 13 as The Long Beach Black Sox won 5-2 over The Cal Builders. The game was scoreless until the 3rd when Dave Carillo singled and Matt Shaw singled with 2 outs. Fred Hanker than launched a 3 run home run to left field making the score 3-0. In the 4th Ron Rupp doubled and Martin Borgen singled him in. The Cal Builders would score 2 to make the score 4-2. In the 5th Dave Carillo singled and Fred Hanker walked as did Joe Janicke. With the bases loaded Doug Shaw drove in a run with a fielders choice making the score 5-2. Fred Hanker was 1-3 with a 3 run home run. Dave Carillo was 3-4 with 2 runs scored. Matt Shaw was 1-4 with a run scored. Ron Rupp was 2-3 with a run scored and a stolen base. Martin Borgen was 1-3 with a RBI. The Sox play Utah at 9:00 tomorrow morning.
* Ryan Webb CG Win 4 Hits 13 K's
* Fred Hanker 1-3 HR 3 RBI
* Dave Carillo 3-4 2 Runs
* Martin Borgen 1-3 RBI
* Ron Rupp 2-3 2 Runs
Monday, August 2
SOX FALL TO UTAH 7-1 AS RUPP IS EJECTED FROM GAME
|DAVID CARILLO SCORES SOX 1 RUN|
The Long Beach Black Sox fell 7-1 to a very powerful Utah team and Sox starting pitcher Ron Rupp was ejected from the game in a controversial call at home plate. The Black Sox actually jumped out on top 1-0 in the 1st when David Carillo doubled and Fred Hanker singled him in. That would be all the scoring for Long Beach. In the 4th in a close call at the plate Ron Rupp said something to his catcher about the umpiring and was tossed out by home plate umpire Avery Washington. Sox head coach Fred Hanker than also argued for 10 minutes until the game finally resumed. Hanker said after the game, " this guy Washington has a poor attitude for an umpire and is basically unapproachable." "Its a travesty to have this kind of person umpiring in a national tournament." The Sox now face elimination in the semi-final game against The Cal Builders. Fred Hanker was 1-2 with a RBI. David Carillo was 1-3 with a run scored.
* David Carillo 1-3 2B Run
* Fred Hanker 1-2 RBI