HWB - Waikiki Beach Boys
Nov. 5th: Waikiki 4, Honolulu 2
Waikiki bounced back from a shutout with another big win against their (only) division rival. Minicozzi hit a one run home run in the 4th with two out to put Waikiki on the board. That lead would hold, and the Beach Boys extended it to 4-0 in the 6th and held on for the win.
Nov. 6th: No Game Scheduled
Nov. 7th: North Shore 2, Waikiki 0
3B Mark Minicozzi - 1-4, 1 2B (7), .313
RF Nate Schierholtz - 1-4, 1 SO, .228
RP David Quinowski - 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 3.65; L, 2-3
RP Brian Anderson - 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 2.25
Waikiki lost another tight one late on Tuesday. The game was scoreless going into the 8th, but two doubles against Quinowski gave North Shore a late 1-0 lead. In the 9th, it was a triple and a single that undid Anderson for the second run.
Waikiki managed only 4 hits, and Minicozzi and Schierholtz each got one of them. Minicozzi doubled in the 4th, and Schierholtz singled in the 7th, but neither led to anything.
AFL - Scottsdale Scorpions
Nov. 5th: No Game Scheduled
Nov. 6th: Mesa 10, Scottsdale 6
It's a good thing we don't do puns about how 'hot' a player can get in the desert, because we'd be out of them to describe Frandsen. Frandsen's 5 for 5 game was potentially the highlight of a spectacular fall so far, and included his 3rd home run of the fall. The home run accounted for just one of his 4 RBI.
Ishikawa's hitting streak went to 6 games, meanwhile, as he singled in the 6th, and then scored on Bobby Wilson's devil.
Nov. 7th: Phoenix 6, Scottsdale 5 (10 Innings)
SS Kevin Frandsen - 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR (4), 2 RBI, 2 BB, .424
RF Fred Lewis - 1-5, 1 CS (2), .306
RP Pat Misch - 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 3.52
RP Justin Hedrick - 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 5.59; H, 3
Frandsen led off his game with a home run a day after his big 5 for 5 day, but actually dropped his average with just a 1 for 3 day. But he also picked up 2 walks, including a bases loaded walk in the 4th. Meanwhile, Lewis singled on a bunt in the 5th, but was caught stealing second base.
Misch had a rough day, however. Though he didn't allow any runs on his record, he came in with the bases loaded and one out. He got a strikeout, but a double scored all three runners that were inherited. Those runs helped Phoenix close to within a run. Though Hedrick pitched a quick 7th, Phoenix tied the game in the 8th and won in extras.
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