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Monday, April 14
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Note Make up dates now listed along with Ties - Note May 13 Minors game moved up 15 minutes- if you see an error in the make up dates/times, please have your coach contact me. 

  This week in Baseball in Turlock American Little League (Week 6-TWIB IN TALL)

The Week started in an exciting fashion as two teams without a victory to date started the week off in the Minors.  The Blue Rocks won their first game of the year as Cody Weaver stole home in the walk-off (slide-off) defeat of the Hot Rods 10-9!

The Hot Rods decided no more close ones as they won their first game of the season on Saturday morning 11-1 as they grounded the Iron Birds.

All teams in the Minors have now won a game, and on Thursday night, the Bulls made sure that all the teams had lost a game as they beat the previously undefeated the Rock Hounds 11-4.  Kyle Ericksen pitched 5 no-hit innings in the victory as the Bulls (7-1) have a ½ game lead over the Rock Hounds who are 6-1.  

The Mud Cats (6-3) defeated the River Bandits on Wednesday and then lost a heartbreaker on Saturday morning 7-6 as the River Cats scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 6th!

The Birds and Bees both flew high this week as the Owlz and Bees both had two victories this week over teams named “River”.

The Owlz theme was “Take me down to the River” as they defeated the River Cats 11-1 on Friday Night behind some strong pitching by Brandon Leon who went 5 innings and had 10 K’s. 

The Owlz barely left Julien Field as they were back 14 hours later to take on the River Dogs on Saturday Morning.  Cats or Dogs, it did not matter as the Owlz Peter Mello pitched 3 solid innings and Nathan Screen, Clayton Cornell, and Jackson Mendonca each had 2 hits as they beat the River Dogs 8-7.

The Bees also stung the River Dogs earlier in the week as Matt Leonesio hit a bullet to outfield fence for and rounded the bases to start the scoring in the 9-5 victory.  The Bees ended the week swarming the River Bandits with an 8-5 victory on Saturday.

The Majors had a slow week with only 7 games this week with the Red Sox wishing it was zero as they got stuck playing 3 games this week which always is a pitching challenge.

Not a good week for them as they lost to Rangers 10-5 on Monday and then on Thursday Everett Johnson hit a 3 run homer to power the A’s (5-3) 11-1 over them.  Then on Saturday, the Red Sox lost to another American League West team, the Angels 10-0.   

To make matters worse, the Red Sox ended up Sunday losing in the Bronx.  Some of the Sox kids vowed to stop shaving and grow beards to end the jinx.

 The Rangers also had 3 games this week and after defeating the Sox, they beat up another American League East team the Orioles 11-3.

By the end of the week, the Rangers were feeling good until they took on the undefeated Tigers.  The Tigers (7-0) were rested and ready as Matthew Govea pitched 5 shutout innings, Markie Delgadillo hit his 4th HR, Jake Abrams, Silas Fredeen & Anthony Tullio all had 3 hits each in their 13-2 victory.

On Tuesday the Twins (4-2) doubled up the Angels 16-8.  A lot of runs, no long ball though.

Lastly, Coach Carr had a great night on Friday as his Yankees (5-2) shut out the Indians 10-0 as Joe Baker, Dom Rodriguez, and Cameron Ward combined for the shutout and then he went home to find out the Dodgers had shutout the Diamondbacks 6-0. 

 

Baseball Jokes

Is There Baseball In Heaven?

 Two old men had been best friends for years, and they both live to their early 90's, when one of them suddenly falls deathly ill. His friend comes to visit him on his deathbed, and they're reminiscing about their long friendship, when the dying man's friend asks, "Listen, when you die, do me a favor. I want to know if there's baseball in heaven."

The dying man said, "We've been friends for years, this I'll do for you." And then he dies.

A couple days later, his surviving friend is sleeping when he hears his friend's voice. The voice says, "I've got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that there's baseball in heaven."

 "What's the bad news?" See Baseball Jokes section for punchline

 

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Monday, April 14
NEW 50-70 LEAGUE and Seniors-

13 YEAR OLD - 50-70 (50 FOOT PITCHER MOUND - 70 FOOT BASES) LEAGUE -    The inaugral 50-70 league is under way with the first two doubleheaders in similar fashion against Los Banos.  A beating in one game and a close game for the other.  Next up Mariposa on Saturday April 19th. 

SENIORS IS FOR 13-16!  

Combined Turlock Sr League evaluations will now be on Wednesday, April 23rd and Thursday, April 24th at 6:30pm. (rain out date is April 25th)

Our Combined Sr League is open to all 13, 14, 15, & 16 year olds who have registered for Sr League in the American OR National Leagues.

 If you have NOT registered in either league, please do so now by contacting the Player Agents:

                                                                 National League PA is Theresa at tnllsec@yahoo.com  

                                                                American League PA is Arthur Askill at aaskil@yahoo.com

If you have already registered in the Sr League, then please attend the evaluations on April 23 & 24th at 6:30pm at Pedretti.

 Arthur "Otto" Askil
209-605-4054



Upcoming Games
Date Event Time Location
Wed 4/16 Baseball IronBirds - Jura's Pizza vs. RiverDogs - Lancaster Painting 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM Julien Field
Wed 4/16 Baseball Tigers - Curtis Insurance Agency vs. Orioles - Boies Medical Center Pharmacy 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Julien Field
Thu 4/17 Baseball Yankees -Little Caesars Pizza vs. A's - Turlock Recycling 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM Julien Field
Thu 4/17 Baseball Indians - JD Landscaping vs. Angels - Harder's Print Shop 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Julien Field
Mon 4/21 Baseball Hot Rods - Owlz rain make-up 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM Julien Field
Mon 4/21 Baseball Red Sox - Orioles rain make-up 3/26 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Julien Field
Tue 4/22 Baseball Twins-Yankees rain make-up 3/29 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Julien Field
Recent Games
Date Event Time Location
Wed 4/9 Baseball River Bandits - All Kids Dental Surgery: 9 - Mudcats - Pet Extreme: 11 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM Julien Field
Wed 4/9 Baseball Orioles - Boies Medical Center Pharmacy: 3 - Rangers - Play It Again Sports: 11 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Julien Field
Thu 4/10 Baseball Rockhounds- Subway: 4 - Bulls - Winton, Ireland, Strom, & Green: 11 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM Julien Field
Thu 4/10 Baseball Red Sox - Cindy's Restaurant: 1 - A's - Turlock Recycling: 11 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Julien Field
Fri 4/11 Baseball Owlz - First Step Dental: 11 - Rivercats - Eric McMillan, MD: 1 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM Julien Field
Fri 4/11 Baseball Indians - JD Landscaping: 0 - Yankees -Little Caesars Pizza: 10 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Julien Field
Sat 4/12 Baseball Hot Rods - Materson Floor Covering: 11 - IronBirds - Jura's Pizza: 1 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Julien Field
Sat 4/12 Baseball Bees - Dean's Pizza: 8 - River Bandits - All Kids Dental Surgery: 5 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM Julien Field
Sat 4/12 Baseball Mudcats - Pet Extreme: 6 - Rivercats - Eric McMillan, MD: 7 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM Julien Field
Sat 4/12 Baseball RiverDogs - Lancaster Painting: 6 - Owlz - First Step Dental: 8 2:45 PM - 4:45 PM Julien Field
Sat 4/12 Baseball Tigers - Curtis Insurance Agency: 13 - Rangers - Play It Again Sports: 2 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM Julien Field
Sat 4/12 Baseball Red Sox - Cindy's Restaurant: 0 - Angels - Harder's Print Shop: 10 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Julien Field
Mon 4/14 Baseball Twins - Hillberg & Company CPA's: 10 - Indians - JD Landscaping: 0 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM Julien Field
Mon 4/14 Baseball Yankees -Little Caesars Pizza: 2 - Orioles - Boies Medical Center Pharmacy: 0 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Julien Field
Tue 4/15 Baseball Blue Rocks - P & F Metal: 4 - Bulls - Winton, Ireland, Strom, & Green: 14 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM Julien Field
Tue 4/15 Baseball Rangers - Play It Again Sports: 2 - A's - Turlock Recycling: 6 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Julien Field