Indians win American, White Sox take 9-10 National title
The 9-10 league crowned the Indians winners of the American division with a record of 14-2, while the White Sox edged the Red Sox for the National division title with a record of 11-5.
The league sponsored two all-star teams. The National League all-stars were Austin Reeves, Tyler Bennett, Seth Wiley, Will Swann, John Roberts, Chance Partlow, Hunter McCaghren, Hayden McCaghren, Sam Fleishman, Mac Hendrix, Hayden Dye, Will Lang and Logan Cain.
The American League all-stars were Tres Austin, Ryland Blankenship, Torin Dupper, Corey Holladay, Jared Johnson, Matt Johnston, Ryan Joy, Jake Kimbrell, Zach Letson, Robby Reece, Jake Wallace and Cody Terry and Michael McMurry.
The National all-stars were coached by Ronnie Reeves, Gary Dye and Butch Roberts. The American all-stars were coached by James Joy, Joe Dupper and Bennie Austin.
After the Blue Jays took an early lead, the Indians erased the birds' advantage and worked to put their 12 th win on the books. Ryan Joy went into the record books for the Indians with a homer over the right field fence.
Corey Holladay got the pitching win for the Indians in four innings with Michael McMurray working two innings of relief. Chase Fowler took the loss for the Blue Jays in a complete game.
Indians: C. Holladay 2b, 1r; J. Johnson 1b, 1r; R. Joy HR, 3b, 1b, 3r; R. Reece 1b, 1r; Trey Meares 1r; S. Stevens 3b, 1b, 2r.
Blue Jays: L. Chaffee 1r; Dominic Demasi 1b; B.J. Wilbanks 1r; M. Vest 1b.
The Red Sox made the Tigers an endangered baseball species as they shutout the Tigers by the margin of 21 runs.
John Roberts and Joel Coulter combined for the no-hitter for the Red Sox, while Ryland Blankenship took the loss for the Tigers.
Red Sox: H. McCaghren 1b (3), 3r; J. Seiglock 1b (2), 2r; J. Roberts 3b, 2b, 1b, 3r; E. Boggs 3b, 2b, 1b, 4r; T. Wiggins 2b, 1b, 1r; H. McAbee 1b, 2r; Jesse Ransom 2b, 1b (2), 3r; N. Mason 1b, 1r; J. Coulter 3b, 1b, 2r.
The White Sox used consistent scoring to knock the league leader down a notch.
Tyler Bennett got the win for the Sox in relief of Seth Wiley. Matt Johnston took the loss for the Reds.
White Sox: S. Wiley 2b, 1b, 2r; A. Reeves 2b, 1b (2), 1r; H. Dye 2b, 1b, 3r; T. Bennett 1b, 1r; M. Demastus 1r; B. Gillespie 1r; Steven Scott 1b, 1r; T. Burcham 1b, 2r.
Reds: T. Dupper 1b, 1r; M. Johnston 1b, 1r; J. Kimbrell 1b, 1r; Z. Letson 1b, 1r; Z. Alred 3b, 3r; T. Elliott 1b, 1r; A. Taylor 2b.
The Braves plated five runs in the bottom of the first and added two in the third, but the Giants made it close with two runs in the top of the sixth.
Sam Fleishman got the pitching win for the Braves in six innings. Will Swann and Ethan Rose shared pitching duties for the Giants.
Braves: C. Partlow 1b (3), 2r; H. McCaghren 1b (2), 1r; W. Swann 2b, 1b, 1r; M. Hendrix 1b; H. Williams 1r; Dale Weaver 1r.
Giants: Z. Marsh 2b, 1b, 1r; N. Kirby 1b, 1r; W. Lang 1b, 1r; S. Fleishman 1r; W. Tiffin 1r; D. Robertson 1r; J. Kent 1b, 1r; N. Owen 2b.
The Braves needed a six-run rally in the top of the fourth to hold off a hard-charging set of Tigers. The big cats closed the gap with a four-run charge in the bottom half of the inning, but the Braves held on for the win.
Will Lang got the pitching win for the Braves, with Neely Kirby getting the save. Jake Wallace, Ben Teichmiller and Ryland Blankenship shared the pitching duties for the Tigers.
Braves: Z. Marsh 2b, 2r; N. Kirby 1r; W. Lang 1b, 2r; S. Fleishman 2r; Josh Patterson 1b, 2r; J. Appleton 1r.
Tigers: D. Bibb 1b, 1r; J. Wallace 2b, 1b, 2r; T. Austin 1b (2), 2r; R. Blankenship 1b; B. Teichmiller 1b (3); C. Anders 1b; R. Copeland 1r.
The White Sox had to overcome an 5-0 lead by the Bulls and then defend against a rally that spanned two innings to claim their 10th victory of the season.
Hayden Dye worked five innings for the Sox and got the pitching win with nine strikeouts and seven hits.
Logan Cain took the loss for the Bulls in four innings of work. He threw two shutout innings before fading in the third and fourth innings. Jake Hartsell worked the final inning.
White Sox: Seth Wiley 2r; Austin Reeves 3b (2), 2r; H. Dye 1r; Tyler Bennett 1b (2), 1r; Matt Demastus 3b; James Haynes 1r; Steven Scott 1r; Tyler Burcham 2r.
Bulls: J. Hartsell 1b (2), 2r; Jackson Reeves 1b, 2r; L. Cain 3b, 1r; David Ferguson 1b, 1r; Daniel Cheatham 2b, 2r; Austin Bowers 1b.
The Blue Jays took the White Sox to extra innings before the league leaders manage to put another "W" on their stat sheet with two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Austin Reeves worked the full seven for the Sox, getting the win with six strikeouts, four walks and five hits.
Daniel Wilhite, Matthew Vest and Chase Fowler all worked the mound for the Jays.
White Sox: S. Wiley 1r; A. Reeves 1b, 1r; H. Dye 1b; Brandon Gillespie 1b, 1r; Scott Woodard 1r; T. Burcham 2r.
Blue Jays: D. Demasi 1b; B.J.Wilbanks 1b, 1r; M. Vest 1b, 1r; Chase Overton 1b (2), 1r; D. Wilhite 1b; Brandon McNutt 1r; Lance Vick 2b.
The Reds took the lead with a six-run first inning and though the Bulls came up with a two-run answer, the Reds never looked back. They plated solo circuits in the second and third innings, added four in the fourth and wrapped the one-sided contest with another half dozen in the sixth.
Jake Kimbrell got the pitching win for the Reds in four innings before handing off to Matt Johnston to close.
Trevor Knight, Austin Bowers and Jake Hartsell shared the pitching duties for the Bulls.
Reds: T. Dupper 1b (3), 2r; Z. Letson 2b, 1b, 3r; J. Kimbrell 2b, 1b, 3r; M. Johnston 2b (3), 3r; Z. Alred 2r; T. Elliott 1b (2), 2r; C. Terry 2b, 1b (2), 1r; A. Taylor 2b, 1b, 2r; E. Howell 1b; J. McGuyre 1r.
Bulls: J. Hartsell 2b, 1r; J. Reeves 2b, 1r; T. Knight 1b; L. Cain 1b, 1r; D. Ferguson 1b. D. Cheatham.
The Indians scored six before the Red Sox got on the board with three runs in the top of the third inning.
Ryan Joy took the pitching win for the Indians in a complete game performance. He struck out nine while walking four and giving up four hits.
Hayden McCaghren took the loss for the Sox in three innings of work. Joel Coulter worked one inning of relief.
Indians: C. Holladay 2b (2), 1b, 3r; J. Johnson 1r; R. Joy 1b, 1r; R. Reece 1b, 1r; W. Coleman 1b; T. Meayres 1r.
Red Sox: H. McCaghren 3b, 1r; J. Roberts 2b, 1r; E. Boggs 2b, 1r; T. Wiggins 2b; N. Mason 1b.
The Blue Jays flew into the lead with a five-run rally in the top of the fifth inning, but the Red Sox reached down and produced a four-run rally for the win.
Hayden McCaghren got the pitching win for the Reds with Hunter McAbee providing the relief. Chase Fowler took the loss in three innings. Matthew Vest worked two innings of relief.
Red Sox: H. McCaghren 3b, 1b, 2r; J. Sieglock 1b, 1r; J. Roberts 2b, 1b; E. Boggs 2b, 1r; T. Wiggins 2b; J. Ranson 1b; H. McAbee 1b; J. Coulter.
Blue Jays: M. Vest 1b, 1r; B.J. Wilbanks 1r; C. Overton 1b (2), 2r; B. McNutt 2b, 1b, 1r; C. Fowler 1r.
The Red Sox matched the White Sox with a 10-5 record after this victory. The Red Sox captured the lead with a four-run first inning in response to a three-run challenge from the White Sox. They added three runs in the next two innings to seal the with shutout defense.
John Roberts got the win in a complete game. He struck out seven, walked three and gave up only three hits. Seth Wiley took the loss for the White Sox. He pitched five innings and struck out eight, but walked seven and gave up six hits.
Red Sox: H. McCaghren 1r; J. Roberts 1r; E. Boggs 1b, 1r; T. Wiggins 1r; H. McAbee 2b, 1b, 1r; J. Ransom 3b, 1r; J. Coulter HR.
White Sox: S. Wiley 3b, 1b, 1r; H. Dye 1r; T. Bennett 1r.
The Blue Jays took an early lead, but had to battle to keep the Braves from forcing extra innings.
Chase Fowler got the win for the Jays in two innings. Matthew Vest worked one inning of relief and Daniel Wilhite got the save.
Zac Marsh, Will Lang and Neely Kirby shared the pitching duties for the Braves.
Blue Jays: M. Vest 1b, 1r; D. Demasi 2b, 1r; B. McNutt 1r; C. Fowler 2b, 1r; L. Chaffee 1b, 2r; Lance Vick 1r; Kyle Lybarger 1r.
Braves: Z. Marsh 1b; W. Lang 1b, 1r; S. Fleishman 1r; W. Tiffin 1b, 2r; J. Kent 3b, 2r; Josh Patterson 1r.
The Tigers came from behind to defeat the Giants after the Giants surged out of the gate with a four-run bottom of the first inning.
Tres Austin got the win for the Tigers with five strikeouts in four innings. Ethan Rose and Will Swann shared the pitching duties for the Giants.
Tigers: R. Blankenship 2b, 1r; B. Teichmiller 2r; D. Bibb 1r; J. Heym 1r; D. Billups 1r.
Giants: C. Partlow 1r; H. McCaghren 1b, 1r; W. Swann 2b, 1r; Mac Hendrix HR, Bill Fulmer 1b, 1r.
The Reds scored in all five innings, while limiting the Braves to one each in the first and second and a pair in the fourth.
Torin Dupper got the win in three innings work. Matt Johnston provided two innings of relief for the save.
Sam Fleishman put in a complete game for the Braves.
Reds: T. Dupper 2b, 1b, 1r; Z. Letson 1b, 2r; J. Kimbrell 1b; M. Johnston 1b, 1r; C. Terry 1b; A. Taylor 2r; T. Elliott 2r; E. Howell 2r.
Braves: Z. Marsh 1b, 1r; N. Kirby 1b, 2r; S. Fleishman 1b (3), Casey Beasley 1b, 1r.
The White Sox boosted their record to 11-5 with this shutout victory over the Blue Jays.
Tyler Bennett was the winning pitcher for the Sox with eight strikeouts in six innings. He allowed only two walks and three hits.
Chase Fowler took the loss in five innings of work for the Jays. Daniel Wilhite finished the game for the birds.
White Sox: S. Wiley 2b (2), 1r; A. Reeves 2b, 2r; H. Dye 1b, 2r; S. Woodard 1b; J. Haynes 1r.
Blue Jays: M. Vest 1b; D. Demasi 1b; C. Fowler 1b.
The Indians knotted the possession of the league lead with a 2-0 shutout of the Reds. The victory left both squads with 13-3 records.
Ryan Joy was the winning pitcher for the Indians in six complete innings. He struck out five, but walked none with two hits as his defense provided solid backup.
Torin Dupper took the loss for the Reds. Dupper struck out five, but walked two and gave up two hits in five innings.
Indians: C. Holladay 1b; J. Johnson 1r; R. Joy 2b, 1b; R. Reece 1b; M. McMurray 2b; T. Meayres 1b; S. Stevens 1r.
Reds: C. Terry 1b; J. McGuyre 1b.
The Red Sox pounded the Tigers with six runs in the top of the first inning and just poured gas on the fire for the rest of the game. The big cats managed to crawl out of the shutout fire with a pair of lone circuits in the final two innings.
John Roberts took the win with Hayden McCaghren and Hunter McAbee working relief.
Jake Wallace, Jake Heym, Tres Austin and Dequinn Bibb all worked the mound for the Tigers.
Red Sox: H. McCaghren 1b, 3r; J. Sieglock 3r; J. Roberts HR, 3b, 1b (2), 4r; E. Boggs 1b (3), 3r; T. Wiggins 4r; H. McAbee 2b, 1r; J. Ransom 1r. J. Coulter 1b (2).
Tigers: T. Austin 1b, 1r; J. Heym 1r.
The Giants got on the board first, but the Bulls came charging back with a two-run reply for the lead.
Jake Hartsell gave up the first Giant run, but finished with the win. Trevor Knight worked one inning of relief for Hartsell.
Hunter McCaghren went four innings for the Giants and was saddled with the loss, despite fanning seven Bulls batters. He gave up seven walks and six hits. Will Swann finished out the game for the Giants.
Bulls: Houston Holmes 1r; J. Hartsell 2b, 1r; J. Reeves 3b, 2r; L. Cain 3b, 1b, 2r; D. Ferguson 1b, 1r; D. Cheatham 1r; Blake Franks 3b, 1b, 1r; Cody Greenwell 1r; Dalton Eddy 2r.