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Game Played 4/7/2015 6:15PM  

Trip Twister
Richard "Trip" Somers slaps a single to left field in the second inning.
Use The Force
Hunter Thomas after a RBI single in the 4th.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 6:15 P.M. at Carpenter Field #8.

Hunter "Skywalker" Thomas took a no-hitter into the fifth inning at Carpenter Field on Tuesday evening, leading the Knights to a stunning 9-4 upset victory, over the three time defending league champion Dallas Outlaws. Thomas used a steady diet of straight gas to dominate the Outlaw order like no Knights pitcher ever has. The sophomore hurler recorded eight strikeouts in the outing, while allowing four walks, three hits and three earned runs, before leaving the game with two outs in the fifth. Richard "Trip" Somers earned a save for shutting the door the last inning and one third. The visiting Knights spotted their starter four runs in the top of the first inning, mounting a lucrative two out rally. Somers lined out to start the inning from the leadoff position, and Rodger "The Poet" Battani singled through the middle of the infield to follow. Battani broke too early, attempting to steal his way into scoring position, and was the second out at second base, when the pitcher stepped off the rubber and forced petty larcenous interruptus. Jimmy "The Assassin" Richardson worked a base on balls and Wes "The Gambler" Willaert singled behind. Josh "The Beast" Kallail punished a fastball over the head of the center fielder, plating both runners with a 2-RBI double. Greg "Tomahawk" Haddon walked to join "The Beast" on the sacks, and both runners advanced on a wild pitch. A routine ground ball to third base, off the bat of Stacy "The Grill Master" Scott, was horribly botched, when the fielder sailed the throw up the first base line. Both runners reached home safely, giving the Knights an early 4-0 cushion. A strikeout ended the offense, and Thomas went to work on the more than stout Outlaw sluggers. He posted a scoreless inning, after a one out walk, and the Knights kept the pressure on in the top of the first, with another two out rally. Somers singled and Battani tripled him home, clubbing a belt high curveball into the right center field gap. A strikeout left "The Poet" stranded at third base, but the Blue & Orange increased their advantage to five runs against nothing. Thomas closed his eyes and used The Force to strike out the side, with three consecutive called third strikes in the home half. The Knights went in order in the top of the third, and Thomas got two more strikeouts, to post another zero for the Outlaws in the bottom. Dewey "Lone Justice" Leggett earned a base on balls with one out in the Knight fourth, sparking a three run outburst in the inning. Jimmie "Ponderosa" Williams singled behind Leggett, and "Skywalker" used his light saber to drive home the Knights sixth run. Thomas stole second base, putting two ducks in scoring position, but a strikeout recorded the second out of the inning. Battani followed with a slow roller between third base and shortstop, and beat the off balance throw to first base by an eyelash. The toss got by the first baseman and Thomas scored all the way from second base, giving the good guys an 8-0 margin. Richardson singled to right center field to follow, and Battani kept running, when the ball got under the center fielder's glove. Third base coach Kallail waved "The Poet" home, but the relay throw beat him to the dish, where the inning ended with an out at the plate. Thomas kept rolling in the bottom of the inning, posting another scoreless half, while tallying two more strikeouts. The Knights got consecutive walks from Willaert and Kallail to start the fifth, but a fielder's choice ground ball and two strikeouts left two on board. The Outlaws worked a one out walk in their half, and then busted up the no-no with a handle shot flare to right field. A sacrifice fly ball to straight away center field broke up the shutout on the next pitch. A sharp single to left field followed, and then a lost ball in the lights to right field chased Thomas from the game, for Somers in relief. A ground out to third base stopped the bleeding, but the Outlaws had chipped three runs off the deficit. Consecutive strikeouts to start the sixth did not faze the Knights, as the top of the order started another uprising. Somers singled to right and Battani followed with a rope to left field. Richardson blasted a towering shot down the right field line, that one-hopped the fence, for a ground rule double. The unfortunate high hop cost the visitors a run, as Battani would have scored easily from first base on the drive. Willaert walked to load the bases, but Kallail grounded out to second base to end the chivalrous aggression. A leadoff double and a RBI single behind, plated the final Outlaw run in their last at bat, before Somers recovered with a fielder's choice ground ball and a strikeout in the inning. Jimmie "Ponderosa" Williams ended the game, with a spectacular diving catch in right field, on a laser headed for the gap. Big Hoss may have set off the Richter scales in the area with his thunderous head first splash down, but his ESPN highlight entry capped off one of the biggest regular season victories in franchise history. The Knights evened their record to 2-2 on the season and face the Bolts, Thursday, April 9, in an 8:30 P.M. start on Carpenter Field #8. 

Jimmie "Ponderosa" Williams singled in the 4th and scored in the 3-run 4th.


Upcoming Games
Date Event Time Location
Sat 4/18 Baseball Knights vs Outlaws 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Carpenter Field #8
Thu 4/23 Baseball Cachorros vs Knights 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM Carpenter Field #8
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Thu 4/16 Baseball Rebels 10 vs Knights 9 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM Carpenter Field #8