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Saturday, June 27

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Game Played 6/27/2015 9:00AM  

Speed Zone
Paul "Speedy" Garcia tripled and scored in the bottom of the 1st.
Kubtastic 2
Mike Kubik after a RBI single in the 5th.
Saturday, June 27, 2015, 9:00 A.M. on Carpenter Field #8.

The Plano Knights cruised to an 11-3 first round playoff victory over the Rebels on Saturday morning at Carpenter Field. The home team earned a shot at the #1 seeded Cachorros in the winner's bracket, following the double elimination playoff format. Tim "Orange Crush" Trout silenced the Rebel yell with a four inning two hit shutout performance before leaving the rest of the work to Wes "The Gambler" Willaert. The grisly veteran earned the save in relief, baffling the Rebel side and the home plate umpire with a smorgasbord of off speed magic. After Trout posted a scoreless first, the Knights jumped out to an early lead, chasing home two runs in the bottom of the inning. Paul "Speedy" Garcia lashed a lead off triple, and scored on the next pitch. Rodger "The Poet" Battani's single to left field drove home Garcia, and Battani stole second base to reach scoring position. Jeff "The Sultan" Alton's ground out to the second baseman moved "The Poet" to third, and Willaert's Sacrifice fly ball to left gave the homers a 2-0 advantage. The teams traded one, two, three innings in the second, and Trout sat them down in order again in the top of the third, with the help of catcher Alton's strong arm. A lead off single was erased on a fielder's choice ground out, and a pop out to Garcia at shortstop recorded the second out of the inning. Alton gunned a would-be base stealer at second base to end the inning, ensuring Trout would face the minimum. The Knights put together a two out rally in the home half of the third, and rolled up another four runs. Garcia was hit by a pitch and Battani dropped a well placed infield single, after Garcia had stolen second base. The two then perfectly executed the delayed double steal. Garcia scored on the play, while "The Poet" landed at second base. Alton followed with a RBI single, bringing home the Knights skipper, and George "Cookie" Orellana stole consecutive bases, running for the catcher. Willaert drew a base on balls, and Jesus "El Gato Grande" Marquez ripped a two-run double to the left field fence, increasing the margin to 6-0. Trout worked around a fielding error and a single to keep the Rebel zero in tact in the top of the fourth, and the home team kept the pressure on in their at bat. Michael "Deuce" Kubik legged out an infield single and moved to second on a passed ball. Richard "The Riddler" Campbell reached on an errant throw by the shortstop, and Kubik scored all the way from second base on the miscue. Willaert replaced Trout on the hill to start the fifth inning and struck out the first batter he faced. A series of balls lost in the sun and bloop singles to follow, resulted in three Rebel tallies (two technically earned), but "The Gambler" righted the ship with a ground out to second base, escaping further damage. The Knights quickly rebuilt the cushion, charging in four runs in the home half. Alton was hit by a pitch with one out, and Willaert walked behind him. Both runners advanced via stolen base, and Marquez chased them home with a two-run single. After a stolen base, Kubik plated Marquez with a RBI single of his own, and Campbell repeated the feat later in the inning. When the dust had settled, the Knights took an eight run lead to the top of the sixth. Willaert posted the shut down inning, working around a one out single, and got a ground ball to his All Star shortstop to end the ball game, as the game clock expired. The Knights take on the regular season champion and number one seeded Cachorros Tuesday, June 30, in an 8:30 P.M. start on Carpenter Field #8.   

Big Cat Strut 2
Jesus "El Gato Grande" Marquez plates 2 of his 4 RBI with a double in the 5th.


Upcoming Games
Date Event Time Location
Tue 7/7 Baseball #3 Dallas Bolts vs #4 Knights 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM Carpenter Field #8
Recent Games
Date Event Time Location
Sat 6/27 Baseball #4 Knights 11 vs #5 Rebels 3 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Carpenter Field #8
Thu 7/2 Baseball #1 Cachorros 13 vs #4 Knights 3 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Carpenter Field #8