NBC World Series notes, scoreboard

08/02/2012 5:00 AM

08/05/2014 8:19 PM

Stephenson’s return

The last time Phil Stephenson was in a game at the NBC World Series, he was playing for the Sluggers 17 years ago.

In four games in the Midwest Regional and four games in the NBC Tournament, Stephenson was 18 for 22 and hit seven home runs.

“A couple guys asked if I’d activate myself for this deal,” said Stephenson, the Dodge City A’s manager. “But that’s what I want people to remember. The last time people saw me play, I could still play.

“It’s a lot of fun to be on this end of it. To see these guys getting better, they’ll go back to school successful. Not only from winning, but the success individually and that success they’ll build off of.”

Clutch finish

The Greeley (Colo.) Grays only managed three hits through the first nine innings and three San Luis Obispo pitchers during NBC World Series winner’s bracket action on Thursday.

“They had good pitching,” Grays right fielder Justin Byrd said. “You can’t really do anything when the guy is changing speed, changing location. You try to pick a pitch and hit one. Today we happened to hit the ball to everybody. It came down to, we found the barrel on something. We needed a guy on, move him over and score him.”

Byrd got the Grays’ third hit of the 10th inning when he hit a liner to right field, scoring Darryl Baca from second base.

“We were just really trying to find a way to get the win,” Byrd said.

Grays manager Johns Barnes was pleased, but not surprised.

“We’re a pretty good ballclub,” he said. “People don’t know that. They think we’re going to go home. We aren’t ready to go home.”

USA! USA!

Greeley pitcher Chris Hammer found a long-sleeved shirt at Walmart for $7 on Wednesday that was perfect to wear under his jersey. It not only had his team colors, but it was the American flag.

“In light of the Olympics and our colors are red, white and blue, I figured, why not?” Hammer said. “We’re USA all the way.”

Thursday’s Games

San Diego Force 5, Austin Gold Sox 2 (Austin eliminated)

Colorado Sox 1, Conejo (Calif.) Oaks 0 (Conejo eliminated)

Greeley (Colo.) Grays 1, San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Blues 0, 10 innings

Dodge City A’s 4, Newton Rebels 3, 10 innings

Plaza Tire (Mo.) Capahas vs. El Dorado Broncos

Friday’s Games

Baseball ’Round the Clock

8 a.m. — Valley Center Diamond Dawgs vs. Crestwood (Ill.) Panthers

10:30 — Colorado Sox vs. Liberal Bee Jays

1 p.m. — Plaza Tire-El Dorado loser vs. San Diego Force

5 — Nevada (Mo.) Griffons vs. Seattle Studs

7:30 — Haysville Heat vs. North County (Calif.) Waves

10 — Santa Barbara (Calif.) Foresters vs. Casa Grande (Ariz.) Cotton Kings

12:30 a.m. (Sat.) — Newton Rebels vs. Hays Larks

Saturday’s Games

Baseball ’Round the Clock

Schedule not set; games begin at 8 a.m.

San Diego Force 5, Austin Gold Sox 2

Austin 100 100 000 2
San Diego 001 301 00x 5

W — E. Smith. L — Sharp. S — Elrod. HR — San Diego, T. Williams.

Colorado Sox 1, Conejo Oaks 0

Colorado 000 100 000 1
Conejo 000 000 000 0

W — Moller. L — Plowman.

Greeley 1, San Luis Obispo 0

Greeley San Luis Obispo
ab r h bi ab r h bi
Wilson cf 5 0 1 0 Witt lf 4 0 1 0
Hildreth ss 4 0 0 0 Grisham cf 5 0 0 0
Baca c 5 1 2 0 Dale ss 5 0 1 0
Buchannon dh 4 0 0 0 Flair 1b 4 0 1 0
Coldiron 3b 3 0 1 0 Anderson 3b 4 0 1 0
Byrd 1b, rf 5 0 1 1 Detz dh 4 0 1 0
Tibbits 1b 2 0 1 0 Peters rf 2 0 0 0
Krause pr 0 0 0 0 Donnels pr, rf 1 0 0 0
Freeman rf 1 0 0 0 Dufrene c 1 0 0 0
Ferguson lf 3 0 0 0 Nelson pr 0 0 0 0
Gibson 2b 4 0 0 0 Brademan c 1 0 1 0
Maddox 2b 3 0 1 0
Totals 36 1 6 1 Totals34 0 7 0
Grays 000 000 000 1 1
Blues 000 000 000 0 0

E—Grays 1. LOB— Grays 12, Blues 11. DP— Grays 1 . 2B— Wilson, Detz. SB — Hildreth, Byrd, Ferguson; Witt, Flair, Peters, Brademan.

Grays IP H R ER BB SO
Mundfrom 4 3 0 0 4 1
LeBlanc W 6 4 0 0 1 2
Blues IP H R ER BB SO
Tiedemann 4 1 0 0 4 2
Gerber 3 1/3 1 0 0 2 2
Girodo L 2 2/3 4 1 1 0 4

Umpires — home, Mark Wagers; first, Doug McClure; second, Don Rolfe. T —2:27.

Dodge City A’s 4, Newton Rebels 3

Newton Dodge City
ab r h bi ab r h bi
Cezar cf 4 0 0 0 Conley cf 4 0 0 0
Quiles 3b 3 0 0 0 Burleson 2b 5 1 2 1
Thomas ss 4 0 0 0 Anderson ss 5 1 0 0
Macy c 3 1 1 0 Corwin rf 4 1 1 1
Dunnegan 1b 4 1 1 0 Drake dh 4 0 1 0
Cornejo 2b 2 1 1 0 Diaz dh, pr 0 0 0 0
Faught rf 4 0 0 0 Yoder 1b 2 0 0 0
Diaz dh 4 0 0 0 Kowalczyk 1b, ph 1 0 0 0
Marlar lf 4 0 1 0 Sigala 3b 3 0 0 0
Davis c 3 0 0 1
Youngblood lf 3 1 1 0
Totals 32 3 4 0 Totals34 4 5 3
Newton 000 030 000 0 3
Dodge City 000 000 111 1 4

E— Newton 4, Dodge City 2. LOB— Newton 3, Dodge City 7. DP— Dodge City 1 . 2B— Marlar, Burleson, Corwin. SF — Davis. SB — Anderson (2). CS — Quiles.

Newton IP H R ER BB SO
Lopez 8 2 2 1 2 6
Briar 0 1 1 1 1 0
Watson L 1 2/3 2 1 1 1 2
Dodge City IP H R ER BB SO
Smith 8 3 3 1 1 4
King W 2 1 0 0 1 1

Umpires — home, Greg Mudd; first, Scott Freund; second, Mikez Lent. T — 2:11.

Late Wednesday

Seattle Studs 2, Conejo Oaks 0

Seattle Conejo
ab r h bi ab r h bi
Brown lf 4 0 0 0 Hanawahine cf 3 0 0 0
Tannehil 3b 5 0 3 0 Brower ph 0 0 0 0
Embery dh 3 0 0 0 Burton cf, pr 0 0 0 0
Steiger ph 1 0 1 0 Mahon 2b 4 0 0 0
Savage pr 0 1 0 0 Hansen dh 4 0 0 0
Boe rf 2 1 2 0 Fisher lf 4 0 1 0
Hart cf 1 0 0 0 Flores 1b 4 0 2 0
Peterson 1b 4 0 1 1 Ocello rf 2 0 0 0
Jennings ss 4 0 0 0 Vella 3b 3 0 1 0
Breda c 3 0 0 0 Vinyard c 2 0 0 0
Corliss 2b 3 0 0 0 Minjares ss 3 0 0 0
Totals 30 2 7 1 Totals 29 0 4 0
Seattle 000 100 010 2
Conejo 000 000 000 0

E— Seattle 1, Conejo 1. LOB— Seattle 9, Conejo 5. DP— Conejo 1. CS—Brown.

Seattle IP H R ER BB SO
Benson W 9 4 0 0 1 4
Conejo IP H R ER BB SO
Hunt L 5 1 1 1 1 1
Barker 2 1/3 2 1 1 2 0
Abbott 1/3 0 0 0 0 0
Eubank 1 0 0 0 1 1
Saberhagen 1/3 0 0 0 0 0

Umpires — home, Clint Wheeler; first, Mark Wagers; second, Greg Mudd. T — 2:08.

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