Results - Fall 2019  


 

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D'Backs 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 10 2
Thunder 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 4 10 2

 

WP: Dylan Brammer

 

Thunder Win 4th Championship

3/1/2020 - A walk-off single by Shawn Chiaramonte in the bottom of the 9th inning scored game MVP Dylan Brammer, as the T-Men won their fourth championship Sunday morning at Seminole Palms Park.

 

The 9th Inning - tied at three heading into the 9th, Dylan Brammer took the mound and struck out the first two batters faced. With a full count Brammer tossed what appeared to be an inning ending 3rd strike, but a ball was called then the next two batters singled. With bases loaded, Brammer re-focused and struck out the next batter, ending the D'Backs threat. Brammer then led-off the bottom of the inning with a single up the middle. Then with a strike on batter Shawn Chiaramonte, Brammer headed for second base and Chiaramonte shot the ball the opposite way through the hole which had opened as the second basemen vacated the area to cover the bag on the steal attempt. The combination of Brammer's speed and a perfectly placed ball between the right and center fielder allowed Brammer to be waived home, scoring the winning run, which also gave Brammer the pitching win.  

 

Tired of hearing about Dylan Brammer yet? Us too, but he also made a high-level, barehanded play at SS, he missed a homerun by a foot (double off the fence) and he scored all four of the Thunder runs. Hence his game MVP award. 

 

Also making a case for game MVP was Mike DeLeeuw, who singled, doubled and tripled (RBI), and Shawn Chiaramonte (two singles), who drove in two of the Thunder's four runs to include the game winner. The top three batters - Dylan Brammer, Shawn Chiaramonte and Mike DeLeeuw, accounted for seven of the T-Men's ten hits. While Darren Hansen (RBI), Greg Nicholson and Matt Ziemak each added a base knock. 

 

Both teams played relatively good defense, with each team committing only two errors each. A special shout out to Keaton Ijams who selflessly played 3B in the playoffs without getting any at-bats, as well as Daniel Hansen and Jorge Diaz who ended up being spectators in the final two games of the season. 

 

Staff ace Josh Mowrey started the game and gave the team 4 1/3 innings. He faced 21 batters, struck out 3, gave up five hits and left the game with the team trailing 3-1. He was relieved by John Richy in the 5th, who tossed 3 2/3 scoreless innings, which allowed the Thunder to climb back and tie the game. Richy struck out four of the 13 batters faced, while allowing only two runs. 

 

Another thank you to coach Lee Doloff, who throws endless amounts of BP to anybody interested. It's the passion and love of the game that keeps us old guys involved, and we both enjoy organizing things and watching you guys play. 

 

League tryouts are 3/15, and the spring/summer season opens 3/22. Come out and get involved! 


 

 

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Piranha 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 1
Thunder 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 X 3 11 3

 

WP: Josh Mowrey

Mowrey, Ziemak Send T-Men to Championship

2/16/2020 - Josh Mowrey pitched a complete game and Matt Ziemak knocked in the winning run, sending the Thunder to their 9th championship game. The team will battle the Diamondbacks, who knocked off the division winner Beach Bums, next Sunday at 9:30 AM at the Santaluces Sports Complex.

 

Mowrey faced 37 batters over nine innings, striking out 3, scattering 9 hits while giving up only one unearned run. Reliever Dylan Brammer was chomping at the bit to take the mound, but Mowrey gave no reason for manager Mike Soulen to take him out of this one. 

 

Greg Nicholson singled three times, taking over the battle for the coveted Hitman award. Mike DeLeeuw stayed within striking distance with a single, and remains two hits behind Nicholson with one game to go. Dylan Brammer singled and smashed a double and Darren Hansen singled twice driving in a run, while tying Mike DeLeeuw for 14 RBI's on the season, as they battle for the Mr. Clutch award. Matt Ziemak (RBI) continued his hot hitting as he singled twice, which included driving in the game winning run. And Eric Gormley singled, (finally) improving his batting average to .327.  

 

On the defensive side of things, Keaton Ijams didn't get a chance at the plate, but he contributed by playing a strong third base,to include an over-the-shoulder grab down the left field line. Eric Gormley had a key "scoop" at 1B which helped avoid a big inning, and Mike DeLeeuw joined the defensive star of the game talk by making a great diving catch in CF. 

 

With three championships and a frustrating five runner-up awards, the Thunder hope to pick up their fourth crown next Sunday. The team has been on a streak lately, as they have played in 5 out of the last 6 championship games. 


 

 

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Thunder 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 5 11 1
Piranha 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 5 7 2

 

ND: Josh Mowrey

Final Tune-Up A Tie

2/9/2020 - The Piranha and Thunder were tied as time expired Sunday afternoon. The two teams will meet again next week in the playoffs and the winner will have a chance to play for a championship on February 24. 

 

Matt Sergey, John Richy and Josh Mowrey all got work in and held the Piranha to one hit through six innings. Catcher Keaton Ijams tossed the next three innings but was victimized by some defensive issues which allowed the Piranha to tie the game in the bottom of the 9th. Unable to push anything across in the top of the 9th, Jorge Diaz then tossed a scoreless bottom half of an inning and time expired with the teams deadlocked at five. 

 

Veteran Chris Snyder took a break from being a new daddy and played in his first game of the season. He continued his knack of getting on base with a walk and a single, and drove in a run for good measures. Eric Gormley and Matt Ziemak each scored once and singled twice, with Gormley swiping a bag.  

 

Greg Nicholson ripped a double down the left field line, tying Matt Ziemak for the most doubles on the season. Jorge Diaz (stolen base), Eric Morales, Keaton Ijams (RBI) and Mike DeLeeuw (RBI) each added singles. DeLeeuw had to leave the game early, but newcomer Pedro Ovando filled his shoes nicely, as he homered in his first Thunder at-bat. It was a two-run bomb deep over the left field fence, which helped make some quick friends in the dugout. 

 

Two games to win a championship. We'll find out if the Thunder players are up for the challenge.  


 

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D'Backs 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 10 12 3
Thunder 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 14 3

 

WP: Ivan Pineyro

Mike DeLeeuw Swats 3-Run Bomb

2/2/2020 - Eric Morales and Dylan Brammer knocked in four runs each, while Mike DeLeeuw welcomed a Diamondbacks reliever to the game with a 3-run shot over the left field fence in the 6th inning. 

 

It was an offensive battle from the start Sunday afternoon at Seminole Palms Park in Royal Palm Beach, FL, starting with a combined 9 runs in the first inning. In the top of the inning, starter Alex Pagano battled control issues again. Pagano walked six of the nine batters faced while allowing two hits before being pulled. Pagano's issues are hard to explain, as just a couple of seasons ago he dominated, going 8-0, while handling top teams in the league with ease.

 

Down 5-0, John Richy relieved Pagano and had another strong showing, as he tossed three scoreless innings while giving up only one hit. Newcomer Ivan Pineyro threw the next three innings and earned the win after leaving the game with the lead in the 6th inning. In his final game of the season before spring training, Erick Abreu handled the last three innings of the game to ensure the victory. 

 

A couple walks, a couple errors and some timely hitting by Eric Gormley (RBI) and Eric Morales (4RBI) in the bottom of the first inning brought the Thunder to within a run. Things then settled down over the next three innings for both teams until the T-Men exploded for four runs in the 5th and 6th innings, and another in the 8th. The Diamondacks battled with a couple runs here and there, to include 2 in the top of the 9th, but the deficit was too much to overcome. 

 

Eric Gormley and Mike DeLeeuw (3 RBI) each had three hits, with DeLeeuw launching a 3-run homerun in the 6th. Darren Hansen singled twice while Quad Cities River Bandits pitching coach, Erick Abreu, ripped two singles himself while knocking in one. Abreu finished the season with a .364 BA, a .407 OBP and a .909 Contact %, reminding everybody that pitchers are athletes too. 

 

Eric Morales was creative, knocking in 4 runs by way of a single, a sac fly and he was also hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Dylan Brammer returned to the team and was again a sparkplug on the field. He reached base all five times and drove in four runs, two of which from a bases clearing triple in the 5th. 

 

Shawn Chiaramonte and another newcomer, Mikey Melendez, chipped in with singles. 

 

The team plays their final regular season game next Sunday, in a final tune-up before the playoffs the following week.  


 

 

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Bums 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 6 1
Thunder 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 2

 

LP: Josh Mowrey

Bums Squeak Past Thunder

1/26/2020 - The Beach Bums scored two unearned runs while timely hits eluded Thunder bats, as Josh Mowrey missed out on his 7th win of the season. 

 

With the Los Tigres and Bears folding for the season, all teams in the MABL division will make the playoffs. As such, today's game didn't mean much and it seemed to be played with a much more relaxed feeling, especially for such a tight game. 

 

Shawn Chiaramonte returned to the team and led the offense with three hits, all singles while driving in a run. The Hansen brothers each singled twice while Eric Morales and Keaton Ijams chipped in with a single each. Unfortunately for the T-Men, they left six runners stranded on the bases, four of which were in scoring position, costing them a tally in the win column. 

 

Despite using field players over the last three innings, pitching was in great hands today as the staff combined to 6-hit the Bums. John Richy tossed the first three innings, striking out two while allowing one unearned run. Josh Mowrey copy and pasted Richy's efforts for the next three innings then Mike DeLeeuw (OF) and Keaton Ijams (3B) made their season debuts. Each yielded a hit but gave up no runs, with Ijams striking out two batters. Darren Hansen (C) struck out two and tossed a clean 9th but the Thunder couldn't muster anything in the bottom of the inning. 


 

 

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Thunder 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 7 11 7
Piranha  0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 4 14 3

 

WP: Josh Mowrey S: Erick Abreu

New Year Starts With A Win

1/5/2020 - The Thunder moved into 2nd place after beating the Piranha Sunday afternoon at West Boynton Park. 

 

Tyler Ziemak drove in three of the seven Thunder runs with two singles and recovered nicely on a wind-aided fly ball to right field which would have led to a disasterous inning for the T-Men if not caught. He also hustled to a ball and fired a strike to the cutoff man to nail a runner at third, and pulled off a perfect delayed steal which resulted in a run for the team. Tyler is definitely a chip off the old block as his hustle and team-first approach matches his father and teammate Matt Ziemak's attitude to a tee.

 

In other news, Mike DeLeeuw (RBI) clobbered two triples while Greg Nicholson continued his hot hitting with an RBI single and a double. The Hansen brothers chipped in with a single each, while Erick Abreu and Matt Ziemak had a base knock each.  

 

Josh Mowrey picked up his 6th win of the season, bending and not breaking as he battled Piranha hitters and seven Thunder errors. Erick Abreu tossed the last inning, striking out three batters while earning his first save of the year.  


 

 

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Bears 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 2 1 5
Thunder 2 6 0 3 0 0 1 x x 12 9 0

 

WP: Erick Abreu

Thunder 1-Hit Bears

12/22/2019 - The Thunder scored eight runs in the first two innings and never looked back, as the team picked up their 7th win in their final game of 2019. 

 

Justin Weithorn hadn't thrown in over a month and it showed. He started the game and proceeded to walk the first three batters faced, while issuing wild pitches that allowed two of the baserunners to score. Down 2-0, Erick Abreu relieved Weithorn after 1/3 an inning and took control of the game. He did not allow a hit, walk or run through 4 2/3 innings of work and struck out 9 of the 15 batters faced while picking up the win. Daniel Hansen made his season debut on the mound, as he tossed the last three innings. Hansen faced 11 batters, walked one, struck out 1 and allowed a hit while giving up no runs.  

 

Three Thunder batters had two hits apiece - Matt Ziemak and Erick Abreu each singled and doubled, while Shawn Chiaramonte singled twice. Newcomer Billy Christian smashed a double down the left field line in his second at-bat, and Daniel Hansen and Darren Hansen (2 RBI) chipped in with singles.  

 

The Thunder are off for the holidays and resume action on January 5th in a rematch against the Piranha.


 

 

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Piranha 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 4 8 1
Thunder 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 6 4

 

LP: Josh Mowrey

Final Three Outs Hardest To Get

12/15/2019 - Josh Mowrey deserved better after pitching nine excellent innings and the Thunder should have won 2-0, but errors in the 5th and 9th inning proved costly as they allowed the Piranha the opportunity to come from behind. 

 

The Thunder drew first blood in the 1st inning as Shawn Chiaramonte and Greg Nicholson began the T-Men's half of the inning with back-to-back singles. Both runners advanced on a wild pitch, then Chiaramonte scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Mike DeLeeuw. Mowrey kept the Piranha bats quiet until the 5th, when the team pushed across a run thanks to two errors. 

 

In the 6th, Greg Nicholson led off the inning with a single and advanced to third base on an error by the Piranha's second baseman. Nicholson then scored via a sacrifice fly by first baseman Eric Gormley. The score remained 2-1 in favor of the Thunder as the game entered the 9th, but with two outs an infield error allowed the tying run to reach base. The next batter smashed a double just out of the reach of Luke Drayer in left fied, and the Piranha tied the game as the runner at 1B scored easily. 

 

In the 10th, the Piranha singled and doubled to lead off the inning and Mowrey was pulled after the go-ahead run scored. Erick Abreu relieved Mowrey, gave up a single, but then retired the side. Unfortunately the Piranha plated two runs and the Thunder's offense had no answer in the bottom of the inning. 

 

Daniel Hansen and Greg Nicholson each singled twice, accounting for four of the team's six hits. Shawn Chiaramonte and Eric Gormley added a base knock each.

 

Meanwhile, Josh Mowrey tossed a great game, striking out 9 and scattering seven hits over 9 innings. He was charged with four runs, but only 1 was earned in the fateful 10th inning.    


 

 

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Thunder 8 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 X 15 15 4
Bums 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 X 2 6 11

 

WP: Josh Mowrey

Nicholson Leads Way 

12/8/2019 - Greg Nicholson ripped four hits and Josh Mowrey tossed 8 strong innings, as the Thunder run-ruled the first place Beach Bums in eight innings Sunday morning. 

 

Josh Mowrey faced 34 batters, struck out 9 and walked none as he gave up two runs (none earned) on six hits en route to his fifth win of the season. The win places him 2 games shy of tying Brian Holden for the most wins in franchise history. 

 

The recipe for the Beach Bums today was a disaster, as they gave up 15 hits while committing an uncharacteristically high 11 errors. Veteran hurler Rick Schnur struggled a little with command in the first inning, walking four, while Thunder hitters took advantage of four errors with four timely hits, as they jumped out to an early 8-0 and never looked back.

 

Greg Nicholson (4 hits) doubled and singled three times, knocking in two, and jumped over Mike DeLeeuw for the season leader in hits. Shawn Chiaramonte had 2 RBI's, with a double and two singles, while Keaton Ijams (RBI) also had three singles. Eric Morales singled twice and Matt Ziemak, Daniel Hansen (sacrifice RBI) and Eric "Stinky" Gormley (RBI) chipped in with singles. Mike DeLeeuw helped the cause with three walks and a RBI sacrifice fly in the third. 

 

Up Next - an afternoon game at Dyer Park next Sunday against the hungry Piranha. 


 

 

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D'Backs 0 1 1 0 2 X X X X 4 4 3
Thunder 0 0 4 0 0 X X X X 4 7 4

 

ND: Josh Mowrey

Thunder Tie

11/24/2019 - The Diamondbacks and Thunder tied Sunday morning at Seminole Palms Park due to inclement weather, as the T-Men held on to 3rd place in their division. 

 

Errors appeared to have cost the Thunder a win, as the D'Backs scored 3 unearned runs, two of which came in the top of the 5th, a half inning before the game was called for rain. It remains to be seen if the tie will prove costly in the teams hunt for a playoff position. 

 

Josh Mowrey started on the mound and threw well, striking out 2 while allowing one earned run via 4 hits. Offensively, Eric Gormley singled and doubled while driving in one, while Shawn Chiaramonte, Matt Ziemak (RBI), Darren Hansen, Erick Abreu and Daniel Hansen each singled. 

 

The team takes on the 1st place Beach Bums after the Thanksgiving break. 


 

 

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Thunder 2 3 0 0 2 5 1 4 X 17 21 2
Sugar Kings 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 X 5 8 2

 

WP: Josh Mowrey

Weston & Ziemak Club 4 Hits

11/17/2019 - The Thunder outhit the Sugar Kings 21-8, as the team run-ruled the Kings Sunday afternoon at West Boynton Park.

 

Tyler Weston returned to the club and led the team with four hits, three singles and a double, while knocking in four runs and scoring two of his own. Matt Ziemak also hit three singles and a double, as he scored three times and knocked in one.

 

Jorge Diaz also had a stellar return to the team, as he banged out three singles, scoring twice. Greg Nicholson followed suit with three singles of his own, pushing across two runs while scoring three times. Mike DeLeeuw (2 RBI) and Erick Abreu (RBI) each singled twice, while Darren Hansen (2 RBI), Eric Morales (2 RBI) and newcomer Jordan Diaz (RBI) each had a base knock.  

 

Alex Pagano started the game and tossed two clean innings, but ran into problems in the 3rd when he walked two and allowed 2 hits. Three of the four runs scored were earned, as an infield error helped fuel the fire. Josh Mowrey pitched the final 5 innings, giving up only one run in route to his fourth win of the season. 

 


 

 

 

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Thunder 3 0 0 7 0 0 X X X 10 8 1
Piranha 0 0 0 0 0 0 X X X 0 4 2

 

WP: Josh Mowrey

Thunder Shut Out Piranha

11/3/2019 - The T-Men jumped out early on the Piranha in a rain-shortened game, as the team improved to 4-2 on the fall season. 

 

RHP Shaun Garceau made his season debut Sunday morning at Seminole Palms Park. Garceau started the game and tossed three scoreless, striking out 7 while allowing 3 hits and no runs. Josh Mowrey threw 3 scoreless innings as well, picking up his third win while striking out two and giving up one hit. Through 6 games, Mowrey has a stellar 1.88 ERA. 

 

Greg Nicholson (two singles, RBI) and Eric Morales (two singles, RBI) accounted for half of the Thunder hits. But the loudest hit belonged to catcher Darren Hansen (3 RBI), as he smashed a triple with bases loaded in the 4th, which cleared the bases and put the game out of reach. Matt Ziemak, Luke Drayer (RBI) and Eric Gormley pitched in with singles, while Keaton Ijams helped create traffic with two walks. Daniel Hansen also walked, as he picked up an RBI in the 4th with bases loaded. 

 

The team resumes play in two weeks in an afternoon battle against the Sugar Kings. 


 

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Bums 2 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 1 9 11 5
Thunder 1 0 1 2 0 0 4 0 0 8 10 5

 

LP: Garrett Rogers

Late Run Sinks Thunder 

10/27/2019 - An error allowed the Beach Bums to push across the winning run in the 9th inning, dropping the Thunder into third place with a 3-2 record. 

 

Defensive miscues are piling up for the Thunder, as the team has committed 12 errors over the last three games. If things don't tighten up, the T-Men could be the odd-man-out come playoffs. 

 

The biggest recipient of those errors this season has been starter Josh Mowrey, with this game being no exception. Four of the five errors made happened while Mowrey battled hitters on two days rest after throwing five innings. Mowrey ended up tossing another five innings, but the extra pitches took a toll as he gave up six runs, of which only two were earned. Garrett Rogers handled the last four innings, but ran into trouble in the 7th when Jason Bryan (JB) clubbed a two-run homerun, tying the game at eight. In the 9th, the Bums leadoff man reached on an infield error and scored on a double by skipper Dave Salley. Unable to get anything going in the bottom of the inning, Rogers was charged with the loss. 

 

The offense managed ten hits, but half of them came from two players - Matt DeLeeuw (3 RBI) singled twice and rocked a triple which cleared the bases and put the Thunder ahead by two, and Matt Ziemak added two singles. Shawn Chiaramonte, Darren Hansen (RBI), Eric Gormley, Garrett Rogers and Daniel Hansen contributed with a single each, while Greg Nicholson and Tyler Ziemak picked up RBI's on Fielders Choice. 

 

 The team takes on the Piranha next Sunday at Seminole Palms Park in Royal Palm Beach, FL. 


 

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Tigres 0 0 1 0 1 1 4 0 x 7 9 6
Thunder 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 x 8 9 3

 

WP: Chris Young

 

Thunder Nip Los Tigres

 

10/24/2019 - The T-Men scored 5 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to squeak out a win as time expired Thursday night at the Santaluces Sports Complex. 

 

So far, one big inning this fall has determined the outcome of each game for the Thunder. This week they were on the right side of a crooked number as the team took advantage of 4 walks, 2 errors, 5 passed balls and a wild pitch in the 8th inning, scoring five runs and stealing a win away from the Los Tigres. 

 

Each team had nine hits and thanks to a rainy night both teams were plagued with an unusual amount of errors. Additionally, both pitching staffs had control problems, issuing a hight amount of walks and wild pitches. 

 

Josh Mowrey tossed the first five innings and left the game with a 3-2 lead, allowing two unearned runs, striking out two while scattering 7 hits. Matt Sergey threw the next inning and a third but battled mother nature as wet baseballs were responsible for five walks. Sergey struck out four and gave up two hits, but passed balls and wild pitches helped the Tigres score five runs before Darren Hansen relieved Sergey to get the final two outs of the 7th inning. Chris Young tossed a 1-2-3 eight inning, striking out two of the batters he faced, as he picked up his first win of the season after the Thunder scored five in the bottom of the 8th. 

 

Mike DeLeeuw was a homerun shy of the cycle as he banged out three hits on the night. Luke Drayer singled twice, while Darren Hansen, Greg Nicholson (RBI), and father-son combo Matt and Tyler Ziemak helped the cause with one single apiece.  


 

 

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Thunder 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 7 4
D'Backs 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 9 11 1

 

LP: Alex Pagano

D'Backs Score Early

10/20/2019 - The Diamondbacks took full advantage of five walks in the first two innings, adding five hits, as they jumped out to a 6-0 lead and never looked back.

 

Not much went right for the Thunder Sunday morning, as the T-Men lost thier first game of the fall season. Facing live batters for the first time in quite awhile, newcomer Alex Pagano struggled a bit with control as he walked five and allowed six runs over the first inning and a third. Four errors, wild pitches and passed balls added to the messy morning, while the offense sputtered a bit. All in all, a total recipe for disaster. 

 

Offensively, Shawn Chiaramonte and Mike DeLeeuw continued their hot hitting as they each singled twice. Eric Gormley singled and clobbered a double to deep center field, while Luke Drayer ripped added another double, driving in Gormley. 

 

The team takes on the Los Tigres this coming Thursday night at Santaluces.  


 

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Thunder 0 0 0 1 5 1 0 1 X 8 9 2
Tigres 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 X 4 7 3

 

WP: Josh Mowrey

 

 

Thunder Improve To 2-0

10/13/2019 - In a rematch of last season's championship game, the T-Men beat the Los Tigres Sunday afternoon at West Boynton Park (Park Vista) and improved to 2-0. 

 

With the game tied at one, the Thunder offense exploded for five runs in the top of the 5th as they walked twice and banged out five of their nine hits, taking a 6-1 lead over the defending champions. During the inning, Tyler Ziemak and Eric Gormley walked, newcomer Luke Drayer, Shawn Chiaramonte (RBI) and Darren Hansen (2 RBI) doubled, and Mike DeLeeuw and Greg Nicholson singled. On the day, Nicholson (RBI) led the way with three singles and Mike DeLeeuw (RBI) singled and hit a solo shot in the 8th. Luke Drayer made his season debut with a single, double and earned an RBI on a bases loaded walk. 

 

Josh Mowrey faced 29 batters through seven innings, striking out 6 while scattering six hits enroute to his second win of the fall season. The skies started to open in the 8th, making for a challenging and eventful 8th inning for Erick Abreu, as slippery baseballs led to a hit batter and two wild pitches, which allowed the Los Tigres to push two runs across before the inning ended and the game was called. 


  

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Bears 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 12 1
Thunder 2 1 1 0 0 0 5 0 x 9 13 1

 

WP: Josh Mowrey

 

T-Men Win Fall Opener

10/6/2019 - The Thunder scored five runs in the bottom of the 7th to pull away from the Bears to win their fall opener Sunday morning at the Santaluces Sports Complex. 

 

Pitchers Jonah Backenstro and Chris Young knocked off some rust as they made their season debut Sunday morning, each facing batters for the first time in months. Backenstro started the game, walked two and struck out one, with Young following and giving up two walks as well. The Bears collected four hits and scored four of their five runs off the rookies.

 

RHP Erick Abreu returned to action for the Thunder, hurt his leg while running the bases, then powered through and pitched 2 2/3 innings. Abreu struck out six and allowed no runs on his first trip back to the mound in over a year. Josh Mowrey tossed the last 4 innings and picked up his first win of the season, as he struck out two and allowed one run. 

 

The offense had thirteen hits, with last year's batting champ, Darren Hansen (RBI), and Shawn Chiaramonte leading the way with two singles each. Eric Gormley ripped a triple, while Mike DeLeeuw, Greg Nicholson (2 RBI), Eric Morales, Daniel Hansen, Brian Fitzsimmons (RBI), Tyler Ziemak (RBI), Keaton Ijams and Matt Ziemak (2 RBI) all singled. Danny LaPerna helped create additional traffic on the bases, aiding the cause with three walks. 

 

The team returns to action next Sunday, in an afternoon tilt with the Los Tigres.