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Stars News Release

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Tonight the 1st Place STARS host the 4 Seed and Wild Card Winner Speakers for a 7 game series with the winner advancing to the OOTL World Series.

Tonight’s Matchup will be a repeat between the Speakers and Stars but it was 2010 when they last met in the playoffs.

Stars won that matchup and went on to win their first of TWO World Series Championships.

The Speaker’s hold 3 Titles themselves so the Managerial skills will be on display this evening as during the season this contest saw two sweeps one by each team and a high scoring slugfest……… with the Speaker’s holding a 6-4 advantage…….but the Stars did win the first 4 of seven that they played……..anything can happen tonight as these two powerhouse teams take the field.

Stars Management is nervous but excited as Kershaw and Arrieta are scheduled to Dual in Game 1.

Game 2 Matchup has Hellickson for Speakers and DeGrom Taking the mound for the Home Team.

Game 3 Stars go with Quintana and the Speakers rally with Martinez.

Game 4 Stars are still undecided on Cahill or Flynn but Speakers are confident in naming Ross as their go to guy for game 4.

First Pitch should be around 5:30 as the Speakers Bus is scheduled to arrive around 5 PM tonight.

Rumor has it that the Browns and AB’s will continue their series on Sunday as the Browns hold a 3-1 Game Lead.

Stars Press Release

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Lymebees at Shooting Stars II

Game 1; Syndergaard vs DeSclafani; Bees score run in 1st and Stars get solo HR by Villar and go on to score 3 runs in bottom of 1st, Bees come back in 2nd with a lead off solo HR by Braun and bases loaded double by Pederson plus a single by Cano to score Pederson as Bees lead 6-3, Braun hits a 2 out solo HR in 5th, Stars get 3 runs in 7th to cut the lead to 7-6 Bees and Kimbrel comes in with 2 outs in 7th and faces the minimum batters to end the game with 5 strikeouts. Bees win 7-6. Bees 7/9/0 Stars 6/9/1

Game 2; McCullers vs Lackey; Bees score 1 run in 1st, 2 runs in 6th and 1 run in 8th on a HR by Braun and McCullers goes into 9th giving up 2 hits but turning a double play after each hit and not allowing a walk despite a -52 with just one 12/35 chance at walking, in 9th gets first 2 batter then gives up his 3rd single and gets Pedroia to complete the shut out as Bees win 4-0. Bees 4/8/0 Starts 0/3/1

Game 3; Fulmer vs Finnegan; Braun hits a solo HR for Bees in 3rd but that’s all Bees will get as Start get a 2 run HR by Diaz in 5th and add single runs in 6th and 8th for a Stars win 4-2. Bees 1/4/1 Stars 4/4/0

Bees record at 32-40. Braun goes 5 for 7 in series with all of the Bees 4 HR’s in series.

John Ingiosi

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