PCL Week 7 Recap

Morning Series: 86ers (9 – 12) at Pharaohs (15 – 6)

Game 1: Pharaohs 2, 86ers 1

The Pharaohs claimed victory in an opening game pitchers’ duel. The Pharaohs Parker Trask and Josh Bosnos spread out 5 hits, allowing only one run. Despite an impressive outing by 86ers’ pitcher Jose Ruiz after ace Leonard Quenneville walked out in the first inning, the Pharaohs managed to eke out the win with a solid team effort.

Game 2: Pharaohs 4, 86ers 1

The Pharaohs continued their dominance in the second game, led by pitcher Josh Bosnos’ outstanding performance on the mound. The 86ers struggled to find their rhythm against the Pharaohs’ pitching. Even when they made solid contact, The Pharaohs defense was rock solid, resulting in another win for the Pharaohs. Patrick Greene got the start for the 86ers, and pitched well, but defensive lapses resulted in scoring opportunities for The Pharaohs, and ace Leonard Quenneville was brought in, and pitched effectively.

Alonzo Valencia hit a home run for The Pharaohs and Josh Bosnos and Dylan Sebron both had multi-hit games. For the 86ers, Leonard Quenneville had two hits and an RBI.

Game 3: Pharaohs 5, 86ers 1

In the final game, the Pharaohs sealed the series sweep with another commanding win. 86ers starting pitcher Jameson Steed gave up early homers to Alonzo Valencia and Dylan Sebron and pulled himself from the mound. Weston Steed of the 86ers worked hard in left field to keep The 86ers in the game with numerous outstanding defensive plays, but the bats for the 86ers went quiet, and even when balls were put into play, the stingy Pharaohs defense was more than ready, making multiple highlight reel plays of their own. 

Afternoon Series: Regulators (8 – 13) at Diablos (2 – 19)

The souped up Regulators entered this afternoon series feeling confident in a sweep of the last-place Diablos. But in what is arguably the biggest surprise of the season so far, The Diablos stole Game 1 in dramatic fashion. They immediately suffered the consequences of a woken and angry Regulators squad in the subsequent two games, but the Diablos have to be thrilled with the Game 1 victory.

Game 1: Regulators 6, Diablos 7

This game started off as you might predict, with The Regulators taking control early. By the time the top half of the sixth and final inning rolled around, The Regulators had a commanding 6 – 1 lead, were dominating the game in almost every aspect, and were three outs away from the win. It was not to be, as The Diablos rallied for an improbable 6 runs in the home half of the final inning to steal the game 7 – 6.

The Regulators were done in by the dreaded pitcher walk out. 5 Regulators pitchers walked out in the game, which gave The Diablos the baserunners they needed to pull off the improbable W. Diablos’ star pitcher Brian Dozer pitched a complete game, giving up 6 runs on 12 hits. 

Game 2: Regulators 13, Diablos 0

In a one-sided and mercy-shortened affair, The Regulators dominated The Diablos with a resounding 13-0 victory. Kyle Baker’s offensive explosion continued, going 2-for-2 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Peter Mavro contributed both on the mound and at the plate, throwing 4 scoreless innings while also registering 2 RBIs. The Diablos struggled to find their footing, but Aaron Harris displayed determination on the mound, despite the uphill battle.

Game 3: Regulators 8, Diablos 0

The Regulators sealed the series win with an 8-0 shutout in the final game. Kyle Baker maintained his outstanding hitting performance, going a perfect 4-for-4 with 2 RBIs, showcasing his consistency throughout the series. Peter Mavro continued to excel on the mound, pitching 4 innings of one-hit baseball. For the Diablos, Carlton Franklin’s efforts in a relief role were notable, despite the challenges faced against the Regulators’ potent lineup.

Evening Series: Los Burros (16 – 5) at Lumberjacks (13 – 8)

In another thrilling three-game wiffle ball series, the first-place Los Burros faced off against the surging Lumberjacks. Over the course of the series, both teams battled out tight and competitive games.

Game 1: Los Burros 6, Lumberjacks 5

The series opener set the tone for the competition. Los Burros emerged victorious in a close contest against the Lumberjacks, winning by a slim margin of 6-5. Nick Fabiano of Los Burros delivered a standout performance, batting .800 with four hits and contributing significantly to his team’s offensive efforts. Tyler Willinsky also played a crucial role with a .500 batting average and two runs batted in (RBI). On the pitching front, Matthew Kelly and Richard Parsons held the Lumberjacks to five runs, securing the win for Los Burros.

Game 2: Lumberjacks 5, Los Burros 4

The Lumberjacks mounted a comeback in the second game of the series, securing a narrow 5-4 victory over Los Burros. The Lumberjacks’ offense was sparked by a fifth-inning surge that saw them score five runs, turning the tide of the game. Despite the loss, Richard Parsons continued to shine for Los Burros with a .600 batting average and a home run. The Lumberjacks’ pitching staff, led by Matthew Kelly again, delivered a strong performance, limiting Los Burros to four runs in securing the win.

Game 3: Los Burros 5, Lumberjacks 2

In the final game of the series, Los Burros secured their series victory with a 5-2 win over the Lumberjacks. Nick Fabiano once again proved to be a formidable force at the plate, maintaining a .500 batting average and contributing to his team’s offensive efforts. Sam Massaro and Richard Parsons hit home runs for Los Burros, while James Shorey went deep for the Lumberjacks in the losing effort.

Author: Jameson Steed