Results - Fall 2020  



Marlins 0 0 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 7 8 5
Thunder 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 8 10 4


WP: Dylan Brammer


It Was Ugly, But A Win Is A Win 

10/18/2020 - It was a messy game by both teams, but the Thunder survived, winning in the bottom of the 9th via a walk-off-wild-pitch. As stated, messy. 


Mikey Melendez made his first start of the season and faced 18 batters. He walked one, struck out three, gave up three hits, and two unearned runs through four innings. Matt Sergey hadn't seen a mound in a long time but he struck out four in two innings. In hindsight, he tossed one too many in his return, as both runs scored were during his second inning of labored work. 


Luis Jimenez began the 7th inning but was relieved by Dylan Brammer after walking the first two batters faced. Brammer gave up an unearned run, and struck out five of the thirteen batters faced, as he picked up his first win of the season. 


Dylan Brammer also led the team with three hits, as he doubled and singled twice while driving in two runs. Brett Fick, Darren Hansen, Greg Nicholson (RBI), Mikey Melendez, Tyler Ziemak, Chris Young, and Max Bleznak each singled, and previously mentioned Darren Hansen and Mikey Melendez each had a sacrifice. 


What happened in the 9th? Down a run, Brett Fick led off the inning with a walk then Darren Hansen was hit by a pitch. Greg Nicholson then chopped a ball over the first baseman's head, which tied the game as he knocked in Fick. With Hansen at third base, the Marlins pitcher threw skipped one past their catcher, allowing Hansen to score the winning run.  



Thunder 1 5 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 9 12 1
Sugar Kings 0 0 1 0 5 0 2 0 x 0 2 3


WP: Anghel Cespedes


Cespedes/Mowrey Toss 2-Hit Shutout

10/11/2020 - Mike DeLeeuw was a single away from the cycle before being intentionally walked, and Anghel Cespedes and Josh Mowrey combined efforts to shutout the Sugar Kings, allowing only two hits. 


Four Thunder players had multi-hit games, as the team rattled off 12 hits against the Sugar Kings Sunday in a morning game at the Santaluces Sports Complex. Leading the way was Mike DeLeeuw (3 RBI), who doubled, tripled, and homered in each of his first three plate appearances. Unfortunately for DeLeeuw, a chance to hit for the cycle was taken away in the 7th, when the Sugar Kings intentionally walked him during his last at-bat. 


Matt Ziemak (RBI) continued his hot hitting with two more singles. Jose Acosta singled twice, stole two bases, and scored three times while playing a solid shortstop in his season debut. Meanwhile, 11 season veteran Alex McEnaney returned to the team after a short hiatus and got right back into the swing of things with two hits of his own, with Max Bleznak (single, RBI), Shawn Chiaramonte (single), and Keaton Ijams (single) picking up a hit a-piece. 


Anghel Cespedes threw the first five innings to pick up his 2nd win of the season, as he struck out two and allowed no hits. Cespedes leads the team in strikeouts through three games with 12, while Josh Mowrey leads to team with a stellar 0.00 ERA. Mowrey threw the last four innings, striking out four while giving up only two hits. 



Flamingos 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 4 9 4
Thunder 0 0 1 0 5 0 2 0 x 8 8 4


WP: Anghel Cespedes


His Name, Matt Ziemak 

9/27/2020 - Anghel Cespedes picked up his first win while Matt Ziemak knocked in three runs via two singles and a sacrifice fly, as the T-Men evened their record at 1 early in this fall season. 


Tied at 1 heading into the bottom of the 5th, the Thunder took advantage of three walks and two errors with timely hitting by Matt Ziemak and Brett Fick, both of whom singled to keep the inning going. Ziemak would wield his mighty bat again in the 7th, as he drove a ball deep in the outfield, allowing newcomer Max Bleznak to score from third base. On the day, Bleznak walked twice, singled, stole a base, and scored three times in his debut. 


Erick Abreu singled in his last game of the season, as somehow his day job with the Astros is more important than our men's league. Vicente Mota (single) and Asael Uribe (single) picked up their first hits of the season, while new daddy Darren Hansen, #newdaddydarren, also singled. 


The Thunder offense will need to pick things up if they hope to play in their sixth consecutive championship game, as a .219 batting average and .797 contact percentage are not going to get the job done.  


The pitching staff handled their walking problem, as they only issued two free passes, both of which were VERY questionable. Anghel Cespedes earned the win, pitching the first five as he struck out seven, scattered four hits, and gave up an earned run. Josh Mowrey struck out three over three innings and allowed two runs to score, (both unearned as usual), and Nector Ramirez tossed the last inning to finish the game. 



Nationals 1 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 6 7 2
Thunder 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 5 6 1


LP: Anghel Cespedes


T-Men Lose Opener

9/20/2020 - It was clear early which team had been active during the break and which team hadn't, as the Thunder looked uninspired and sluggish while the Nationals played free and smooth. 


However, down 6-0 in the 6th, the Thunder started knocking off some rust and battled a bit, scoring runs in each of the last three innings, but fell a run short with their efforts. 


Neither team hit the cover off the ball, but it's hard to win a baseball game when you walk 9 batters. Even harder, winning when five of those nine walks score, which is exactly what happened to the Thunder pitching staff. 


On offense, Matt Ziemak had two of the team's six hits, as he singled twice and drove in a run. Dylan Brammer, Brett Fick, and Shawn Chiaramonte (2RBI) each singled while Nector Ramirez doubled. 


The team is scheduled for an afternoon tilt next Sunday against the newly formed Flamingos Baseball Club.