The first weekend of the Storm Fall League is in the books and one things is apparent, the pitchers are ahead of the hitters. The Storm pitchers are holding the hitters to a .264 average (37-for-140) with 18 runs allowed thru four games. Contributing to the cause was the Gray Team trio of sophomore Logan Nordquist, freshman Josh Porter, and junior Ryan Rua. In Sunday's first game, these three pitchers combined for a one-hit shutout of the Black Team. Nordquist picked up the win after posting a line of 2.0 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 K, 0 BB and induced three ground ball putout. Porter came in relief and also went six up and six down giving his defense some work with four ground ball outs. Rua allowed the only two Black Team base runners allowing a hit to freshman AJ Gobar and a walk to junior Matt Toth but induced a key double play and added a strikeout to earn his first save of the fall. On offense, Rua drove in the only run when he hit a sac fly in the first to score Zach Mosbarger who led the game off with a single.
The Green team got off the schnide with a 5-2 win in the nightcap. Junior Jae Leeworthy paced the Green offense with a 2-for-3 day and a run scored. Green got a run in the first but Gray tied the game on Ryan Rua's second home run of the fall. Green answered with a 4-run third inning thanks to some defensive miscues which sandwiched base hits by Leeworthy and junior Matt Vanni. Freshman Mike Oley bounced back on the mound after suffering a loss in game two on Friday by striking out the side in the fifth to earn his first dave of the fall.
The team will practice Tuesday, Thursday and Friday before resuming the SFL next Saturday. Stay tuned to www.twitter.com/thecoachscave for updates from the field and www.thecoachscave.blogspot.com for recaps after the game.
Game 3: Gray 1, Black 0 (W: Nordquist 1-0, L: Shaw 0-1, S: Rua 1)
Game 4: Green 5, Gray 2 (W: Raley 1-0, L: Birch 0-1, S: Oley 1)
Game 5: Black v. Green, 9am
Game 6: Black v. Gray, 11am
Game 7: Green v. Black, 9am
Game 8: Green v. Gray, 11am
Standings W L .PCT GB RA RS
Gray 2 1 .667 - 6 7
Black 1 1 .500 0.5 2 4
Green 1 2 .333 1.0 10 7