The Pretenders top the Royals in Double Header

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Rommen, Oslo, Aug. 21st 2021

By Mullah

 

In an important double-header vs the Royals last Saturday - the Pretenders showed skills and determination as they went up to 6-0 for the season with two more wins for the day. One win away of clinching a playoff-spot.

 

Game 1, 18-8

In the first game of the day Joe Rollwagen started on the mound, but with some shoulder-tightness he was moved over to 1st base to prevent any more damage. Alec Haralovich took over the ball in the 3rd inning and made his P1 debut on the mound going 4 solid innings with 3 Ks.

At the plate the top 6  continued to produce for the Pretenders, but in the first inning the Royals gave away all three runs on errors and wild pitches. Pat Gunn hit an RBI-double in the 3rd, and Joe hit a 2-run homer in the 4th to give the Pretenders a comfortable 8-2 lead at the time. 

In the 5th the champions from Oslo knocked in three more on RBI-single by Enrico Guerrini, and 2-RBI-double by Joe. In the 6th they put the game wide open as they score 7 runs on bases-clearing double by Alec, sac-fly by Terje Hoaas, RBI-double by Joe and 2-RBI-single by Pat. 

 

Game 2: 15-10

The second game started pretty much the same as game 1 as the Royals kept giving up free runs. This time on two costly throwing-errors over 3rd base on stolen-base attempts to give the Pretenders a 3-0 lead, but the Royals came right back in the bottom of the frame with 4 runs of their own. This was the first time of the season that the Royals were ahead in a game against us. But Enrico took care of that with an RBI-single up the middle in the top of the 2nd, followed by yet another throwing error from the Royals to give the champs a 5-4 lead. 

After this the Pretenders took control of the game, and although the Royals came back late in the game, the win was never threatened.

The rest of the runs were scored on two sac-flies from Joe, RBI-double by Ai Narita, and RBI-singles by Alberto Danzie and Pat. In addition there were several errors, pass balls and rbi-ground-outs or fielders choice.

On the mound Nate Peterson took charge of the game and went 4 solid innings with 6 Ks. As always he preforms the best after he puts a couple of runners on base. Greg Jamanila took over the job in the 5th and made his P-debut from the bump - going solid 2.2 innings with only one hit given up. Darren McKellep came in as the ultimo rescue in the bottom of the 7th to pitch three strikes to end the game.

 

Best of the best:

  • Joe Rollwagen: 5-8 with 8 RBIs and 1 Hr, 2 IP with 2 Ks

  • Pat Gunn: 5-8 with 1 Double and 4 RBIs

  • Ai Narita: 5-9 with 2 Doubles and 2 RBIS