Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cyclones take care of Yaquis 12-5 and 10-0

“World Series” hardball finale

SVMABL veteran Jeff Poggi punches out another hit during hardball league action at Hailey’s Founders Field. Photo by Willy Cook

It wasn't exactly summer weather for senior baseball Saturday, Oct. 10 at Hailey's Founders Field—but the cool, breezy afternoon turned out to be a Cyclones kind of day.

The regular-season champion Coors Light Cyclones defeated the #3-seeded Yaquis de Obregon by 12-5 and 10-0 scores Saturday in the best two-of-three "World Series" of the 2009 Wise Guy Pizza Sun Valley Men's Adult Baseball League.

Pitching complete game victories for Coors Light Cyclones (12-3) were Kenny Nelson and Brian Nelson. They allowed only two hits over 17 innings to the batters from Yaquis (2-13).

In Saturday's first game won by the Cyclones 12-5 behind the efforts of Kenny Nelson (9 IP, 5 hits, 8 K, 2 BB), the league champions started quickly with five runs on five hits in the first inning. Anthony Anderson (2 hits) and T.J. Peterson (2 hits) had RBI doubles, Tom Moreland an RBI single.

After the Yaquis cut their deficits to 6-3 in the fifth and 7-5 in the seventh, the Cyclones put it away with a three-run seventh. It was a two-out rally started with singles by Ryan Stavros and Justin Herald (3 hits) and finalized by run-scoring singles off the bats of Kenny Nelson (3 hits, 3 runs) and Anthony Anderson.

Also reaching safely in the 14-hit Cyclones attack were John Rathfon, Bryan Burrell (2 runs), Jim Jaquet and Jeff Burrell (double). Brian Nelson had a sacrifice fly. For the Yaquis, Bryan Bray and Jesus Olguin each had two hits. Keven Abbott also reached base.

In the series-clinching second game, veteran righthander Brian Nelson (8 IP, 2 hits, 5 K, 2 BB) tamed the Yaquis with a complete-game shutout and the Cyclones turned their 8-0 fourth-inning cushion into a 10-0 triumph.

Cyclones contributors at the dish included leadoff hitter Stavros (2 hits, double, 3 runs), Herald (2 runs), Kenny Nelson (2 hits, double, 4 RBI), Rathfon (2 singles) and Jeff Burrell (2 hits). Jimmy Jorgensen delivered the two Yaquis hits.

Most Valuable Player was Kenny Nelson of the Cyclones.

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