PCL Week 5 Recap

Morning Series Recap: Los Burros Take the Series 2-1 Against The Regulators

In an intense three-game series between Los Burros (11-4) and The Regulators (4-11), Los Burros emerged victorious, winning two out of three games.

Game 1: Los Burros 5, Regulators 4

The series kicked off with a close battle. The Regulators put up a fight, but Los Burros managed to secure a 5-4 victory. The game was marked by solid pitching performances from both teams, with Los Burros’ ace Jason Walker taking the win after allowing four runs in five innings pitched.

For The Regulators, Gavin Mansell had a strong offensive showing, going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs. However, it wasn’t enough to secure a win, as Los Burros’ hitters combined for six hits, including a home run from Jason Walker.

Game 2: Regulators 15, Los Burros 6

In the second game, The Regulators came back with a vengeance, overpowering Los Burros with a dominant 15-6 victory. The Regulators’ offense exploded for 15 runs, with Seth Barden leading the charge, going 4-for-4 with two home runs and seven RBIs.

Los Burros’ pitching struggled to contain the Regulators’ suddenly potent lineup, with Richard Parsons having a challenging outing, allowing eight earned runs in two innings pitched.

Game 3: Los Burros 9, Regulators 4

In the final game of the series, Los Burros asserted their dominance once again, claiming a 9-4 victory over The Regulators. Los Burros’ offense found their rhythm early, scoring four runs in the second inning and adding another four in the fifth inning. Los Burros capitalized on The Regulators’ pitching and fielding, scoring nine runs despite only getting three hits.

Los Burros remain at the top, but The Regulators are starting to show flashes of what they can do.

Afternoon Series Recap: Lumberjacks sweep The 86ers

A growing and gelling Lumberjacks squad (10-5) was more than the shorthanded 86ers (8-7) could manage, as the Lumberjacks continued their league-leading offensive onslaught while sweeping The 86ers. 

Game 1

In a high-scoring wiffle game, the Lumberjacks emerged victorious with a final score of 16-11 against the 86ers. The Lumberjacks started strong, taking a commanding lead with eight runs in the first inning. They continued their offensive onslaught, adding six more runs in the second inning.

The 86ers showed resilience, scoring seven runs in the second inning to narrow the gap. However, both teams went scoreless in the third and fourth innings. In the fifth inning, the 86ers managed to add one more run, but the Lumberjacks responded with two runs to secure their win.

Notable performances included Mario Reza of the Lumberjacks, who had two hits, including two home runs, and four RBIs. Nomadic sensation Jordan Rice also contributed with two hits, including a home run, and six RBIs.

On the pitching side, James Shorey led the Lumberjacks to victory, securing a win with 4.2 innings pitched, three strikeouts, and eight runs allowed. Brendan Hite started on the mound for the 86ers but struggled, getting bounced early.

Jose Ruiz of the 86ers had an outstanding game, despite his wardrobe malfunction. He went  3-for-4 with three home runs and drove in six runs. However, his efforts were not enough to overcome the Lumberjacks’ dominant performance.

Game 2

In a dominant display of wiffle wizardry, the Lumberjacks defeated the 86ers by a convincing score of 7-1.

The Lumberjacks wasted no time, scoring a run in the first inning to take an early lead. In the third inning, they exploded offensively, adding six more runs to their tally, putting the game out of reach for the 86ers.

The 86ers struggled at the plate throughout the game, managing only four hits and one run in total. Jose Ruiz, who pitched for the 86ers, had a rough outing, allowing three earned runs in just 2.1 innings pitched.

On the other hand, Jordan Rice of the Lumberjacks delivered a stellar performance both on the mound and at the plate. He pitched a solid 5 innings, allowing only one run, and also contributed with three hits, including a home run, and two RBIs.

Overall, the Lumberjacks’ pitching was exceptional, with Rice and James Shorey combining for an impressive performance, allowing just one run on four hits over the course of the game.

Game 3

In a thrilling final contest, the Lumberjacks emerged victorious with an 8-5 win against the 86ers.

The Lumberjacks got off to a strong start, scoring three runs in the first inning, putting early pressure on the 86ers. However, the 86ers responded with a run of their own in the second inning, keeping the game close.

The third inning became the pivotal point of the game, with both teams exploding offensively. The 86ers managed to score four runs, taking the lead momentarily, but the Lumberjacks countered with four runs of their own in the bottom of the third, regaining control.

The Lumberjacks added one more run in the fifth inning to extend their lead, and their bullpen managed to hold off the 86ers’ late rally attempt.

On the offensive side, Jordan Rice and James Shorey stood out for the Lumberjacks. Rice contributed with a home run and three RBIs, while Shorey pitched two scoreless innings and struck out three batters to close out the game.

For the 86ers, Brendan Hite had a strong performance at the plate, going 2-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI.

Afternoon Series Recap: Pharaohs Sweep The Diablos

In an exciting three-game series between the Pharaohs (11-4) and The Diablos (1-14), The Pharaohs emerged victorious, taking all three games. 

Game 1 was a close contest, with The Pharaohs edging out The Diablos by a score of 2-1. Rylee Baxa was instrumental for The Pharaohs, putting in a stellar pitching performance and securing the win with a one-run game. Dylan Sebron and Alonzo Valenzia provided the offense for The Pharaohs, driving in the crucial runs.

Game 2 was a complete domination by The Pharaohs, who won by a massive margin of 13-0. Josh Bosnos and Parker Trask were the standout players, delivering strong pitching performances and holding The Diablos scoreless. The Pharaohs’ bats came alive in this game, with several players contributing multiple hits and runs, including Beau James Hall and Parker Trask.

Game 3 saw The Pharaohs continue their momentum, winning 10-0 in a shutout victory. Josh Bosnos was again impressive on the mound, allowing no runs and leading The Pharaohs to a series-sweeping win. The Pharaohs’ offense was potent yet again, led by Rylee Baxa, Josh Bosnos, and Parker Trask, who combined for multiple hits and runs batted in.

Throughout the series, The Pharaohs demonstrated their well-rounded abilities, both in pitching and hitting, while The Diablos struggled to find consistent offensive production. The Pharaohs’ pitching staff was particularly outstanding, holding The Diablos to minimal runs in all three games.

Author: Jameson Steed