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OnBaseMachine
09-06-2008, 03:40 PM
Louisville is tied 1-1 in the best of five series. Lefty Adam Pettyjohn will start game three tonight. First pitch is 7:05.

Dayton is off today - they begin the next round of playoffs tomorrow.

Billings start the best of three series tonight at home against Great Falls. First pitch in 9:05 with Leonardo Astorga pitching.

OnBaseMachine
09-06-2008, 08:05 PM
Louisville is underway. Danny Richar grounds out to begin the game.

OnBaseMachine
09-06-2008, 08:25 PM
Louisville trails 2-0 after one inning.

OnBaseMachine
09-06-2008, 08:40 PM
Jeff Niemann is no-hitting the Bats through three innings. I believe he threw a complete game shutout against the Bats last time.

OnBaseMachine
09-06-2008, 08:56 PM
Niemann has a no-no through four on only 40 pitches.

2-0.

OnBaseMachine
09-06-2008, 09:01 PM
Louisville trails 2-0 after four innings.

OnBaseMachine
09-06-2008, 09:18 PM
Louisville is being delayed in the 5th due to a power problem.

OnBaseMachine
09-06-2008, 09:26 PM
Niemann still has a no-hitter through five innings and has only thrown 47 pitches.

OnBaseMachine
09-06-2008, 09:35 PM
Louisville trails 3-0 after five innings.

OnBaseMachine
09-06-2008, 09:50 PM
Rosales and Barker draw two out walks in the 6th but Anderson strands them. Niemann now has a no-hitter through six innings.

OnBaseMachine
09-06-2008, 10:04 PM
Niemann has a no-hitter through seven innings. The Bats go from scoring 19 runs in one game to getting no-hit through seven innings in the next game.

OnBaseMachine
09-06-2008, 10:13 PM
Carlos Fisher comes on and K's the only hitter he faces. 3-0 Durham after seven innings.

OnBaseMachine
09-06-2008, 10:22 PM
Tatum doubles and Rosales singles him in. 3-1. No-hitter is over.

OnBaseMachine
09-06-2008, 10:30 PM
Louisville trails 3-1 after eight innings.

OnBaseMachine
09-06-2008, 10:34 PM
New pitcher in for Durham.

Drew Anderson leads off the 9th inning with a solo homerun. 3-2 now.

LouisvilleCARDS
09-06-2008, 10:34 PM
Sucks, looks like the Bats are going to get screwed, with no help from a ridiculous random home field advantage setup. Why they get 3 home games to the Bats 2, when the Bats have the better record is ridiculous.

OnBaseMachine
09-06-2008, 10:36 PM
Mackowiak K's. One out.

OnBaseMachine
09-06-2008, 10:38 PM
Bolivar flies out. Two outs.

OnBaseMachine
09-06-2008, 10:39 PM
Janish K's. Louisville loses 3-2 and trails the best of five series two games to one.

Danny Serafini
09-06-2008, 10:41 PM
Billings is currently in a rain delay.

Danny Serafini
09-06-2008, 10:48 PM
Here are some interesting stats about Billings and their opponent Great Falls in their head-to-head matchups. GF batters had an average 29 points higher (.267 to .238), hit more HRs (11 to 8), scored more runs (76 to 65) and stole more bases (15 to 5). GF pitchers had an ERA nearly 3/4 of a run lower (3.71 to 4.40), had more Ks (139 to 122) and fewer BBs (47 top 52). Despite GF leading in all those statistical categories, they split the season series at 8 games apiece. Go figure.

Danny Serafini
09-06-2008, 10:56 PM
The field is almost ready to go in Billings. First pitch in a few minutes. Fun fact of the day, Billings and Great Falls are the two franchises with the most titles in Pioneer League history. Billings has won the title a record 10 times, Great Falls is next with seven.

roborobj
09-06-2008, 10:58 PM
Sucks, looks like the Bats are going to get screwed, with no help from a ridiculous random home field advantage setup. Why they get 3 home games to the Bats 2, when the Bats have the better record is ridiculous.

I was wondering that myself. Why didi they get home field advantage?

OnBaseMachine
09-06-2008, 11:00 PM
The field is almost ready to go in Billings. First pitch in a few minutes. Fun fact of the day, Billings and Great Falls are the two franchises with the most titles in Pioneer League history. Billings has won the title a record 10 times, Great Falls is next with seven.

Wikipedia says Billings has won 14 league titles.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billings_Mustangs

Danny Serafini
09-06-2008, 11:05 PM
Wikipedia says Billings has won 14 league titles.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billings_Mustangs

The first four weren't in the Pioneer League, 1972 was their first season in the Pioneer, at least according to the radio announcers. Whom to believe, I'll leave that up to everyone else. Leonardo Astorga got a quick 1-2-3 first for the Mustangs.

OnBaseMachine
09-06-2008, 11:05 PM
Billings is underway. Astroga throws a 1-2-3 first inning.

Danny Serafini
09-06-2008, 11:10 PM
Mustangs return the favor and go down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the 1st, with a pair of Ks.

Danny Serafini
09-06-2008, 11:18 PM
After starting the inning with a K, Astorga gets into a little bit of trouble with a couple of singles. Astorga digs down and responds with a pair of Ks to end the inning. No score, middle 2nd.

Danny Serafini
09-06-2008, 11:22 PM
David Sappelt led off with a double. After an out Tyler Stovall comes through with a hit. The throw home wasn't in time. The return to second was to get Stovall out, but the damage is done. 1-0 Billings.

Danny Serafini
09-06-2008, 11:26 PM
Billings gets a walk but nothing else. After two:

GF 0 2 0
BIL 1 2 0

Danny Serafini
09-06-2008, 11:33 PM
Leonardo Astorga is tearing up the Voyagers. Starts the inning with two Ks, then after an error (the 3B air mailed a throw to first into the stands) he gets another to end the inning. Astorga with 7 Ks in 3 innings. 1-0 Billings, mid 3rd.

Danny Serafini
09-06-2008, 11:38 PM
Billings goes down quietly in the 3rd. After 3:

GF 0 2 0
BIL 1 2 1

Danny Serafini
09-06-2008, 11:42 PM
Astorga gets a 1-2-3 with virtually no effort. I don't think he threw more than seven pitches that inning. 1-0 Billings, mid 4th.

Danny Serafini
09-06-2008, 11:47 PM
Quick inning for Billings. An out, followed by Sappelt reaching on an error. Michael Konstanty grounds into the 4-6-3 DP to the the inning. After 4:

GF 0 2 1
BIL 1 2 1

Astorga has only thrown 47 pitches through the first four innings.

Danny Serafini
09-06-2008, 11:58 PM
Astorga is making Great Falls look awful. Ground out, K, BB, K, that's 9 Ks through 5 innings. Mid 5th, 1-0 Billings.

Danny Serafini
09-07-2008, 12:05 AM
Stovall led off the bottom of the 5th with a single. He moved a base each on a pair of ground outs, but wasn't able to score. After 5:

GF 0 2 1
BIL 1 3 1

Danny Serafini
09-07-2008, 12:10 AM
Astorga gives up a two run homer in the 6th, and despite a great night he and the Mustangs now trail 2-1.

Danny Serafini
09-07-2008, 12:12 AM
Astorga gets his 10th K, but Great Falls still has the lead. Mid 6th, 2-1 GF

Danny Serafini
09-07-2008, 12:20 AM
Alex Buchholz gets a one out double, but the Mustangs can't get him home. After 6:

GF 2 3 1
BIL 1 4 1

Danny Serafini
09-07-2008, 12:22 AM
Astorga's night is over, Justin Freeman in to pitch.

Danny Serafini
09-07-2008, 12:29 AM
Freeman goes K, F9, single, K. During the regular season Freeman's K/BB was 48/9. 2-1 Great Falls at the stretch.

redsof72
09-07-2008, 12:30 AM
Dayton has Montano, Horst, and Del Rosario lined up for the South Bend series. If they can somehow get a win on Sunday, they've got a great chance to get to the championship series. Montano has been shaky lately, but the other two have been money in the bank.

Danny Serafini
09-07-2008, 12:35 AM
Konstanty leads off the 7th with a double to the wall. Stovall bunts him over to 3rd. Carlos Mendez rips a single into left field, and we're tied a 2.

Danny Serafini
09-07-2008, 12:37 AM
Chris McMurray with a single, 1st and 2nd with only one out.

Danny Serafini
09-07-2008, 12:39 AM
An Internet blip means I missed exactly what happened, but a double play ends the inning. After 7:

GF 2 4 1
BIL 2 7 1

Danny Serafini
09-07-2008, 12:45 AM
Great Falls starts the inning with a pair of singles. Mike Bohana now in to pitch.

Danny Serafini
09-07-2008, 12:50 AM
Bohana came up huge for the Mustangs. 3 pitch K, fly out, 3 pitch K. Billings has struck out 14 Great Falls batters. 2-2, mid 8th.

Danny Serafini
09-07-2008, 12:59 AM
Kyle Day PH for Puckett and draws a walk. Buchholz bunts him to 2nd. Tony Brown moves him to 3rd with a broken bat ground out. Sappelt grounds to 1st, and it's tied at 2 after 8.

GF 2 6 1
BIL 2 7 1

Danny Serafini
09-07-2008, 01:07 AM
Orem has defeated Ogden 5-1 at Ogden, so the winner of this series will likely get Orem. Bohana gives up a leadoff single to start the 9th, but gets the next three out. 2-2, mid 9th.

Danny Serafini
09-07-2008, 01:10 AM
Konstanty leads off the bottom of the 9th with a double off the wall. He's been lifted for a pinch runner, Matt Stiffler.

Danny Serafini
09-07-2008, 01:11 AM
Stovall tries to bunt the runner over, but it trickles foul and there's one out.

Danny Serafini
09-07-2008, 01:13 AM
Mendez pops out to center. Two gone.

Danny Serafini
09-07-2008, 01:17 AM
McMurray flies out, and we're heading to extra innings. After 9:

GF 2 7 1
BIL 2 8 1

Danny Serafini
09-07-2008, 01:27 AM
Great Falls gets a 2 out run, it's 3-2 GF in the top of the 10th.

Danny Serafini
09-07-2008, 01:29 AM
The inning ends but the damage is done. 3-2 GF, mid 10th.

Danny Serafini
09-07-2008, 01:35 AM
Jose Gualdron PH for Miguel Rojas and singles to left center to lead off the 10th.

Danny Serafini
09-07-2008, 01:35 AM
Kyle Day bunts the runner over to 2nd.

Danny Serafini
09-07-2008, 01:37 AM
Buchholz hits a pop up into foul territory for the 2nd out.

Danny Serafini
09-07-2008, 01:38 AM
Brett Bartles flies out, and that's the ball game. Great Falls takes a 3-2 win.

GF 3 8 1
BIL 2 9 1

OnBaseMachine
09-07-2008, 02:25 AM
Great job with the PBP Danny

Screwball
09-07-2008, 03:29 AM
Great job with the PBP Danny

Agreed. Very enjoyable (despite the loss).