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Speakers at Shooting Stars II

Today’s holiday allowed for a late Sunday series near Lewisberry, hosted by Manager Kevin and bench coach Tammy. Harley and Snoopy provided the Speakers with a much-needed dog fix.

Game 1 – The two Jakes, Arrieta and deGrom hold serve through 5. Ender Inciarte gets nailed at the plate following a 2-out Ryan Schimpf double in the 3rd.

With the top of the order in the 6th, the Speakers string together an 8, 9 & 10 plus a sac fly by Yoenis Cespedes to chase deGrom. Tyler Thornburg gets Manny Machado to pop up for the 2nd out. Then Anthony Rizzo laces a triple into the corner to cap the 3-run inning.

Wilson Ramos’ 2-out RBI single (55-7) scores Matt Carpenter, who doubled with 2 away in the bottom half. After Aledmys Diaz walks to start the bottom of the 7th, Brad Hand takes over.

Pinch hitter Yasmani Tomas singles (8) to put the tying runs on base. Rabbits Eduardo Nunez and Jarrod Dyson pinch run. Francisco Cervelli pinch hits for Inciarte. Roberto Osuna whiffs Cervelli, gets Jonathon Villar on a grounder to short, and — with runners at 2nd and 3rd, strikes out Schimpf to snuff the threat.

The Stars bring the tying run to the plate in each of the last 2 innings, but fail to get the clutch hit. Speakers win, 3-1.

W – Arrieta (8-3); L – deGrom; S – Joe Blanton (4)

Game 2 – Both Carlos Martinez and Clayton Kershaw wriggle out of early trouble. In the 4th, Cespedes walks with 1 out. Machado doubles into the gap as Cespedes rolls into 3rd. Kershaw then uncorks his 2nd wild pitch of the game to break the scoreless tie.

Kris Bryant doubles home Machado. With 2 away, Andrelton Simmons triples in Bryant. Villar throws a Buster Posey grounder into the stands as Simmons scores the 4th run of the inning. (He embarrassed himself in front of Buster Posey.)

Chris Young adds an RBI double in the 7th and a 9th inning sac fly after Dansby Swanson’s RBI double to complete the 7-0 final. Martinez shuts down the Stars on 3 hits, his 2nd consecutive 3-hitter, going the distance.

W – Martinez (9-6); L – Kershaw

Game 3 – Through 5 innings, the Speakers record a Rizzo single and Posey walk. Rizzo’s tossed at the plate as Travis Jankowski misplays his single, but recovers to relay to Nunez.

The Stars, meanwhile, tally 5 doubles and a single through 5, yet don’t dent the plate. (Schimpf’s double turned back by Joe Ross (+24).

Carpenter walks to lead off the 6th. Ramos (4-4, 2-D) singles. After Dustin Pedroia flies out, Nunez singles (8) home Carpenter for a 1-0 lead — the Stars’ first lead of the series.

AJ Ramos takes over for John Lackey (6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K) in the 7th. With 1 out, Cespedes walks. Rizzo doubles (turned back HR +61). With runners at 2nd and 3rd, Machado singles in the hole (44-7) to plate both.

The Stars enjoy just one more base runner through the final 3 innings. Ramos singles (55-7) with 1 away in the 8th. Dyson pinch runs and swipes 2nd base, but Pedroia pops up and JJ Hardy strikes out. The Stars go quietly in the 9th to complete the sweep, 2-1.

W – Ross (4-2); L – Ramos; S – Jeremy Jeffress (6)

Speakers 3rd period notes: 8-1 record while slashing .191/.234/.311. The key is opponents have scored a total of 9 runs (.182/.239) for an ERA of 0.96.

Speakers’ pitching has allowed just 53 hits in 84 IP while the Speakers have only 57.

The Speakers have hit 4 homers so far this period to opponents’ 1 — a solo by the Browns’ Corey Seager in the 1st inning of the 2nd game of the period — the only Speakers’ loss.

Shooting Stars II at Lymebees

Game 1:  Lackey VS McCullers

Stars waste no time.  First inning Villar singles followed by Pedroia hit-n-run single making it first and third.  Carpenter RBI fielder’s choice.  Pence flies out moving Pedroia to third.  NUNEZ  Stars draft of the year…promptly walks….promptly caught stealing by Contreras to end the top of the  first.
Stars up 1-0.
Bottom of first with one out Cabrera homers to tie the game.
Bottom of second Belltre doubles followed by Hosmer ripping a triple.  End of two Lymebees 2-1 over Stars.
The bottom of the third Stars management pulls Lackey who pouts all the way to the dugout.  Recently acquired Flynn pitches one inning of quiet baseball. Chapman relieved him and finished off the fourth inning.  Lymebees hold the lead 2-1. Also newly acquired Thornburg, from the Jugs, to surrender the lead in the bottom of the fifth.  see below.
Fifth  inning had lots of action.  Pedroia walks with two out…Matty Carpenter rips a homer over the right field wall.  Stars now lead 3-2….Bottom of the inning with one out Pederson walks followed by Cano who homered to deep center  as the Bees take back the lead 4-3.
in the sixth the Lymbees make a pitching change and Devenski who goes three and two-thirds innings. Reed below for his results.
Top of seventh, with two out the Stars NO. 1 DRAFT PICK EVER..Dustin Pedroia comes through with a homer off the “pesky” pole in left field. Matty Carp celebrates with a double.  HFP celebrates with a double bringing Carpenter around. NUNEZ celebrates with a double scoring HFP.  Wilson comes in for the Stars in relief and shutdown the Bees in the seventh and eighth.   Stars regain lead 6-4.
ninth inning Seagrist finishes off the Stars, facing just two batters.  The Stars bring in Lorenzen, who take the Bees down 1, 2, 3…BUT needed a double play to do it.
Stars take Game ONE with a score of 6-4.  WP – Thornburg  LP – Devenski.
Game 2:  Finnegan VS Baumgardner
Stars score quickly in the first with a lead off single by Dyson blowing by Baumgardner’s long lucious locks.  However, no more scoring until the fifth. There was a pitching change made by the Stars during the fourth.  Fifth inning the Stars get a one out homer by Broxton followed by a double by Kemp followed by a single by Francisco Cervelli.  Plating Kemp.  Stars lead 3-0.  Bottom of fifth Beltre leads off with a HR for the Bees but that ends their scoring until the seventh.
Bottom of seventh Lymebees tie the game as Beltre hits another HR, only this time Hosmer happened to be on first.  Score tied at 3.  Many pitching changes later at the top of the TENTH Stars start scoring as Dyson hits a one out single followed by newly acquired Hardy who rips a double down the first baseline.  One out later Yasmany Tomas slams a homer only to have it turned back by Gregerson. Stars close down the Bees in the tenth and Stars win 5-3.  Fun Fact:  Stars used 7 pitchers and Bees used 5.  WP – Givens  S – Lorenzen.  LP – Gregerson.
Game 3: Keuchel VS Fulmer
Top of first with two out Matty Carpenter and HFP each hit solo homers.  Bottom of first Cabrera and Beltre each walk and come around to score on singles by Cano and Franco, knotting the score at two each.
Top of the third Cervelli triples followed by a Villar gives Stars a two-run lead at 4-2.  That’s all for the scoring until the seventh inning when Braun leads off with a one-out single.  Cabrera homers, however, it is turned back into a double.  Catcher Leon singles and brings the tying run to the plate.  Stars get the go-ahead homer in the eighth by Nunez BUT it’s turned back into a double and the runner never scores.  Six innings later and many many pitchers in the bottom of the 14th Cano leads off with a HR to prevent the sweep by the Stars who won the game 5-4.  WP – Devenski.  LP – Cahill.

Lymebees vs. Shooting Stars II

Game 1 Bumgardner vs Quintana
Bum strikes out the side to start the game then the bees put 3 on the board bottom of first on a lead off walk to Arica Leon and Braun both single then Cano doubles

A 3 run hr by Broxton top of 2nd ties the game Schimpf singled and Ramos had walked leading up to the big blast. Top of 3 stars still playing long ball. Double by Pedroia single by Tomas scored Pedroia one out later Ramos goes yard!!!! 2 runs score. Now 6 to 3 Stars.
Bottom of four Upton goes deep making it 6 to 4. Lymebees score again on a walk to Leon scoring on a fielders choice later in inning.

Lymebees add four more in 6th and another two in 8th featuring a hr by Leon. Two doubles by Cano two singles by Beltre. Winning big Final Lymebees 11. Stars 6

Game 2. Devenski. Vs. DeSclafani
Three singles in bottom of first for Lymebees and score a run on Contrerras single They get another in the third Reddick scoring on a double by the catcher Contrerras he also homers in the 6th OMG catchers are killing me.

Stars only get an unearned run in the 6th.
Final Lymebees 3. Stars 1

Game 3 Lackey vs Snell
Stars score in bottoms of first on a walk to Dyson and a two out single by Schimpf!!

That’s it folks Lackey pitches a gem Rzepcynski helps out last two innings
Stars win 1 to 0

Game 4. Finnegan vs Syndagard
Cano blasts a two run shot top of first
Stars answer same inning with doubles by Villar and Dyson and single by HFP To tie it at 2

Nobody does anything until 8 th inning Pedroia gets a lead off single
Broxton pinchruns steals second
Stars play small ball. Sac by Villar and then Dyson (would have been a single if I didn’t sac) scores Broxton
Lymebees get a lead off walk to Leon then move him to second before bowing out for a Stars 3 to 2 victory

Series was a split.

Manager Kevin

Shooting Stars II vs. Unhinged Wahoos


Quintana VS Strasburg

Stars score first in second inning Ramos Walk, Carpenter single, Two outs later a double by Jankowski scores both.

Wahoos answer in bottom half of inning with a two out double by Marte and a single by Suzuki.

Stars add a solo shot by Diaz in Fourth to extend lead to 3-1.

With two out in sixth Pedroia hits a long fly ball to Spanky Eaton in Center field easy out wait trips falls steps on glove trying to get up and falls again. Regains his feet goes to throw the ball and it goes 8 feet as it slipped out. Pedroia goes to all four bags without a hit scoring an unearned run making it 4-1.

Pedroia not done as eight inning he comes to plate with two out two on and blasts a 3 run shot which turns out to be the game winner. Lead now 7-1

Wahoos get three in bottom of eight after Suzuki single Crawford tagged by the pitch McMann rips a HR but it is turned back only scoring one run. Eaton flies out and ALTUVE rips a double to score two runs making the final 7-4 Stars


DeSclafani VS Verlander

Pedroia leads off with a single in top of first. Schimpf rips a 2 run shot followed by HFP who goes the distance for back to back HR’s Stars jump out in front 3 to 0

Wahoos cut the lead down in the second with a one out double by Myers ….who comes home on a Zobrist Single.

Top of 7 Stars get a solo shot from Carpenter making it 4-1 but Wahoos rally in bottom half of inning

Singles by Arenado and Myers followed by a double from Marte knocking in two runs. Marte later scores on a sac by Crawford. Game now tied at 4 apiece.

Villar leads off the 8th with a solo shot and Stars hold off the Wahoos to win making the final 5-4 Stars


Lackey VS Kluber

Stars are now the home team and Wahoos take it to the in the top of the first Spanky Eaton doubles and two outs later Arenado blasts a two run shot.

Wahoos Continue to pull away with an unearned run with Crawford scoring in the second making it 3-0. However the Stars answer in bottom half of second with 3 straight singles …with two outs and bases loaded Kluber decides to walk a run in for the Stars. Making it 3 to 1 Wahoos through 3.

Wahoos continue to put runs up in fourth as they get another unearned run in the game making it 4-1. Stars send 12 men to the plate in the fourth scoring 8 runs all earned taking the lead back and end up holding the score as is as the bullpen gets a work out to hold off the Wahoos.

Stars Win Final Stars 9 Wahoos 4


Finnegan VS Porcello

Once again the Wahoos jump on top in first inning after a walk to Eaton, Single by Altuve a HBP to Encarcion first three batters. They end up scoring 2 runs on a sac by Arenado and a single by Marte.

Stars answer in Bottom half of 2 inning sending 9 players to plate scoring four on 5 singles and a walk taking the lead back making it 4-2 Stars at the end of 2.

Stars come to play in the third after an error by Crawford Ramos makes him pay tagging two run shot over the left field wall. Diaz blasts a solo shot one out later making it 7 to 2 Stars.

Top of Fourth Wahoos say we are not done yet as Crawford blasts a two run shot over center field stands!!!!! Cutting into the lead making it 7-4.

Bottom half of the fourth Pedroia Walks Villar two outs later doubles Pedroia scores then Ramos singles Scoring Villar as Stars stretch the lead back to 9-4

Stars Bullpen gets another work out holding Wahoos at bay from here on out.

Stars win Final 9 to 4

Stars have Managed to hit 25 Homers and 3 triples in just 16 games this as we know will not continue throughout the year but it feels good while it happens.

Manager Kevin wants to thank Manager Mike for taking the hot dice like a Mann…….(punny).

Stars now 10-6 ready to schedule next opponent.


Shartlesville Browns vs. Shooting Stars II

The Browns took on the Stars today in Lewisberry.

Game 1 Miranda v Quintana: The Browns used singles from Abreu, Rodriguez, Maybin and Tomlinson (in his OOTL debut) to take a 2-0 lead in the 2nd. That looked like a good lead as Miranda was cruising, also in his league debut. But then the Stars broke out the long balls. Broxton led off the 5th with one and Inciarte added a 2-run shot to put the Stars ahead after 5. Villar touched ’em all to lead off the 6th to push the lead to 4-2. In the bottom of the 7th Tomlinson rapped a 2-out single and promptly swiped 2nd. Chapman relived Quintana but Dexter Fowler came through with an RBI single to make it 4-3. The Sharts didn’t touch Chapman the rest of the way as he earned a 7 out save. Stars 4/6/0 Browns 3/8/2

Game 2 Tillman v DeGrom: The Stars struck first in the 2nd as Carpenter doubled and scored on a Diaz single. The Sharts knotted it up at one in the bottom half when Kyle Seager singled, went to third on a Pence error and scored on an Abreu ground-out. The Stars hit the front again in the 3rd when Jankowski led off with a single, moved up on a FC and was plated on a Pedroia single. The score was still 2-1 when Corey Seager reached on an E5 to leadoff the 7th. With one out Dozier singled to chase DeGrom. Rzepczynski came in and struck out pinch hitter Brandon Guyer but a highly unlikely triple from Jose Abreu put the Sharts up 3-2 on 3 unearned runs. The Browns pen held up to cement the win. Browns 3/4/0 Stars 2/5/2

Game 3 Cueto v. Lackey: The Sharts got a run in the first on an RBI double from C. Seager but Cueto gave it right back in the bottom on back-to-back 2-out doubles from Pence and Ramos. In the 2nd the Stars used a Carpenter walk and a Diaz triple followed by a Nunez sac fly to make it 3-1. Salvy Perez homered to lead off the 3rd but Villar got that run right back with a lead off job of his own in the 4th. Although the Stars loaded the bases later that inning Villar’s was the only run that scored. The Browns touched up Rzepczynski again in the 5th as C. Seager led off with a single and Abreu followed up with an RBI double. Lorenzen and Chapman locked the Browns to mark the third straight one run game in the series. Stars 4/8/0 Browns 3/7/1

Game 4 Hill v Wright: Trea Turner led off the game with a double and made it 1-0 Browns on a C. Seager two bagger. Dozier walked but the Sharts couldn’t capitalize as the Stars turned a double play. Turner stayed hot by homering in the third and back-to-back doubles from C. Seager and Abreu pushed the lead to 3-0… all before the Stars had their first base runner against Hill. That first runner was a walk by Pedroia in the 4th and the first hit was a double to Tomas to make it 2nd & 3rd. Villar delivered the first run with a sac fly to make it 3-1. Corey Seager stayed blazing hot with another RBI double in the 5th reaching for the 7th straight time over the last two games. The Stars got another sac fly RBI from Villar in the 6th but Hill and Nate Jones dodged a few bullets to preserve the 4-2 win. Browns 4/9/0 Stars 2/5/0

The Browns improve to 11-5 and will take on the Wahoos next weekend and the Lymebees on Monday 4/3.


The Browns slashed .219/.254/.352 in a noticeable decrease from their first 3 series (.249/.340/511).

Corey Seager went 6-9 with 4 doubles and drove in 3 runs in 3 games played. However, Jose Abreu was the real star of the series for the Browns, driving in 5 with two doubles and a triple.

The Browns pen worked 10 scoreless innings.

After hitting 18 homers in their first 10 games the Sharts have managed just 3 in their last 6.

The Browns are now 6-3 in games started by righties and 5-2 in games started by lefties.

Manager Tony