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Friday, June 6

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Game Played 6/5/2014 7:00PM  

Trip Em Up
"Trip" Somers squares away before his leadoff single in the top of the first.
Dealing Dirty
Tanner "Keebler" Elfenbein delivers a complete game victory.
Thursday, June 5, 2014, 7:00 P.M. at Carpenter Field #7.

Tanner "Keebler" Elfenbein earned a complete game victory in his first mound start of the season, en route to an 11-9 triumph over the Phillies, in the regular season finale at Carpenter Field on Thursday evening. The Knight hurler conjured all manner of Elfin magic, while wearing his trademark soiled trousers. The steady diet of dirty off speed pitches he dealt the Phillies, may have soiled a few opposition trousers, as well. The Knights offense was hitting on all cylinders, posting two runs in the top of the first inning, for an early 2-0 advantage. Richard "Trip" Somers legged out an infield single in the leadoff position but was later erased caught stealing. After a called third strike recorded the second out of the inning, Paul "Speedy" Garcia and Clark "Coconuts" Kahawaii drew consecutive bases on balls. Veterans Rodger "The Poet" Battani and Jesus "El Gato Grande" Marquez followed with back to back RBI singles, spotting their starter to a 2-run lead. A hit batter, a base on balls, and consecutive singles tied the score in the home half of the inning, and it looked like it might become a track meet. The Knights responded in the top of the second with another two-out rally. Stacy "The Grill Master" Scott walked and moved to second on Tim "Orange Crush" Trout's single through the right side of the infield. A wild pitch advanced both runners and Michael "Deuce" Kubik plated the duo with a shot to right field. Elfenbein sat down the side in order in the bottom of the inning, preserving a 4-2 cushion. The Knights broke the game wide open in the top of the third, erupting for a six-run outburst. Graham "The Jackal" Ackal was hit by a pitch leading off the inning and moved to second on Garcia's wicked single to left field. Kahawaii walked to load the bases and a wild pitch advanced all three. Battani's flare to right field plated Garcia, and Kahawaii scored on a delayed double steal on the next pitch. Battani stayed in the run down long enough for "Coconuts" to cross the plate, but was tagged out as the first out of the inning. Marquez singled and Elfenbein reached safely on a fielder's choice, after the shortstop booted his ground ball. George "Cookie" Orellana walked to load the bases and Scott cleared them off with 3-run double. When the dust had settled, the Knights held an impressive 10-2 margin. The Knight defense faltered a bit in the bottom of the inning, as two infield errors allowed two unearned runs to cross.    The Knights went in order in the top of the 4th, and "Keebler" worked around consecutive two-out singles in the Phillies half. A fly ball to center field extinguished the threat, and the Blue & Orange took their turn in the 5th with a 10-4 advantage. Garcia took a fastball to the left shoulder leading off the inning and Kahawaii drew his third walk of the game behind. Battani moved the runners along with a sacrifice bunt, nearly beating the throw to first base on a bang, bang play. Marquez ripped a RBI single to left field, and "Speedy" Garcia raced home with the Knights 11th run. Brian "Quicksand" Allsbrook lashed a liner to the third baseman, who recorded the play of the day, snaring the drive and doubling Marquez at first, to end the inning. The Phillies went quietly in their turn, as Elfenbein worked around another infield error to post a scoreless inning. "Elfin Magic" walked for the Knights leading off the sixth, and Orellana singled behind him. Scott drew a base on balls that loaded the bases, with nobody out. Trout struck out swinging and Kubik’s ground ball down the first base line was snagged by the first baseman. The fielder stepped on the bag at first and threw home to catch Elfenbein on the inning ending double play. The Phillies put the fear of God in the Knights in the bottom of the last, mounting a furious comeback. Five singles and a walk in the inning tallied five runs, before a fly ball and two ground outs ended the contest in an 11-9 Knights victory. The two teams face off again Saturday, June 7, in a 9:00 AM start on Carpenter Field #8. The winner of the first round playoff matchup in the double elimination format, advances to face the #1 seeded Dallas Outlaws later in the day, for a 2:00 P.M. start.   

So Many Deuces
Michael "Deuce" Kubik rips a 2-run single to right field in the top of the 2nd.


Upcoming Games
Date Event Time Location
Tue 8/26 Baseball Outlaws vs Knights 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Carpenter Field #8
Thu 8/28 Baseball Knights vs Expos 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Carpenter Field #7
Recent Games
Date Event Time Location
Thu 8/21 Baseball Rebels 0 vs Knights 20 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM Carpenter Field #8