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Week # 3 - Game 3: Airway Heights Spartans at Piney Creek Palookas
                                                 THE PINEY CREEK "NO-HITTER" TEAM

      COLIN McHUGH          JAKE McGEE                ADDISON REED               CHAD GREEN

The Piney Creek Palookas pitching staff gave the fans an evening that they'll never forget by tossing a combined no-hitter! The tension started to build around the 6th inning.  By the 9th inning the crowd  was electrified.  Piney Creek had 11 hits for the night. 

The win went to Collin McHugh (1-0) who allowed no runs and no hits in 5 innings. He was followed by Jake McGee who pitched a perfect 6th innings. Addison Reed followed with a seemless 7th inning.  Chad Green finished the game off with 2 hitless innings (only allowing 1 baserunner via a walk). Matt Boyd (0-1) was charged with the loss.  He gave up 3 runs, 3 hits and a walk in only 2/3 of the 1st inning.

"You probably have a better chance of winning the Colorado lottery than this happening," said McHugh who got credit for the win, "I don't expect it to sink in for awhile." he said. "You know, it's hardto say who was better, the starter or the bullpen!... but we're a solid group of guys, and we always try to play as a team."

Week # 1 - Game 2: Mississippi Big Orange at Northwest Ohio Franconians

Chris Taylor smashed 2 homeruns and had 3 RBI as the NW Ohio Franconians really laid it on the Mississippi Big Orange 12 to 2 behind the help of (count 'em) 8 HOME RUNS...

Taylor was a one-man wrecking crew.  He clubbed a solo home run in the 1st inning, doubled in the 3rd inning, doubled in the 5th inning and cleared the fences for a two-run home run in the 6th inning.  NW Ohio had 14 hits overall, while Mississippi had 6. 

The winning pitcher was Jameson Taillon (1-0) who allowed 2 runs in 5 and 2/3 innings. The losing pitcher was Anibal Sanchez (0-1).  He surrended 6 homeruns in his 4 and 1/3 innings. 

"I had good swings and the "Random Number Generator" was really working well for us tonight," Taylor said, "Everything felt right".

For the Series...NW Ohio won 2 of 3 games.

NW Ohio wins Game # 1 --  4 to 3 as Carlos Santana homers in the 12th inning.

Mississippi wins game three 7-4 behind homers by Starling Marte and Curtis Granderson.

For the Series... Northwest Ohio clobbered a total of 11 HOME RUNS!  (Can you say... BOOM!!)

Week # 4 - Game 3: Kessel Smugglers at Kona Coast Coffee Growers

While Robbie Ray was vying for his no-hitter, Matt Harvey held the Coasters pretty much in check, allowing only 2 runs in the first five innings. Then the sixth inning ruined his pitching line. As part of 6-run sixth inning, Marcell Ozuna hit a grand slam when Nomar Mazara leapt and could not hold onto the wall scraper.

Robbie Ray had a no-hitter into the ninth inning until Manny Machado got a 3-12 roll for a pure single to break up the no-no. This is the closest no-hitter chance in the history of the Kona Coast Coffee Growers.
Week # 2 - Game 3: Suffolk Swashbucklers at Kona Coast Coffee Growers

Game 3: Swashbucklers 5, Kona Coast 2. C.J. Cron played long-ball, hitting homeruns in his first two at bats. Cameron Rupp added another solo shot of loser Robbie Ray. David Price pitched 6 strong innings but the bullpen wobbled in the Suffolk victory. Tyson Ross, after loading the bases, got a 7th inning-ending double play, and Enny Romero got through the ninth, allowing one run but faced the tying run at the plate before striking out PH Ryan Hanigan to end the game.

Some factoids: Suffolk swatted 6 HRs in the series to just 1 by Kona Coast. Five of the Suffolk HRs were with nobody on base. Kona Coast stranded 24 runners, compared to 14 for the Swashbucklers.

Some News from the Albany Internationals....

The Internationals managed to squeeze out a 6-3 home stand, winning each of the series 2 games to 1 vs division rivals.

Pitching, surprisingly, dominated the first six games vs Long Island and Richmond, before Albany and Busters showed more punch in the final series.
Also a nice statistical anomaly for the statheads among us- Albany finished the homestand with a team ERA of 2.54 and a team batting average of .254?