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Final 18+ Official Standings

1.  Fayetteville Brewers

2.  Cassville MO Pirates

3.  Lowell White Sox

4.  Arkansas DiamondBacks

5.  Tahlequah OK Thunder

6.  Fayetteville Cubs

7.  Arkansas Athletics

8.  Arkansas Braves

9.  Fayetteville Strikers

10.  Fort Smith Marshals

 

 

18+ Open Divison MABL

Team W L %
Fayetteville Brewers 10 2 0.833
Cassville MO Pirates 14 4 0.778
Fayetteville Cubs 13 5 0.722
Arkansas DiamondBacks 10 6 0.625
Lowell White Sox  11 7 0.611
Tahlequah OK Thunder 10 8 0.555
Arkansas Athletics 6 10 0.375
Arkansas Braves 3 11 0.214
Fort Smith Marshals   3 15 0.166
Fayetteville Strikers 2 14 0.125

 

25+ Division MSBL

Team W L %
Bentonville Dodgers 12 1 0.923
FPEC Tigers 6 7 0.462
Volcanoes 4 9 0.308
Siloam Old Style 4 9 0.308

 

35+ Mid-Week Division MSBL

Team W L %
Knuckleballers 0 0 .000
Geezers 0 0 .000

 

September 15-16th

2007 18+ Playoffs Round 1 & 2

White Sox (A3) 5  DiamondBacks (A2)  2

White Sox (A3) 3  Brewers (A1) 4

August 24-25th

Thunders ends Season with White Sox split

By Lynn Womack Tahlequah Daily Press Sports Writer
The Tahlequah Thunder ended the regular season with as they split a double-header with the Lowell White Sox Sunday. The Thunder lost the first game 9-1, but won the second 2-0.  The Thunder and the White Sox battled for six scoreless innings Mark Taylor and Andy [Crowson]pitched shut out ball. The Thunder finally scored two runs in the top of the seventh. Mark Dreadfulwater led the inning off with a single. Jeff Robbins followed with a single. Matt Whaler grounded out advancing Dreadfulwater to third and Robbins to second.
J.D. Higgins was the hitting hero of the game as he then hit a double that scored Dreadfulwater and Robbins for the game winning RBI for a 2-0 lead which stood up for the win.  "We finally started hitting the ball better in the second game. The hits finally found the holes in the later part of the second game. In the the first game we hit the ball but it was always right to someone" said Player-Coach Mark Dreadfulwater.  
The Thunder had ten hits in the second game as Jimbo Harris and Chris Roso had two each. Chris Hope, Brent Edwards, Dreadfulwater, Robbins, Whaler and Higgins had one each.  Roso made the final three out in the bottom of the seventh to secure the Thunder win with catches in center field.  The only run the Thunder scored in the first game was in the fourth inning as Robbins scored on a Whaler triple to narrow the White Sox lead to 2-1 at the time. The White Sox answered with seven runs for the 9-1 win.  Evan Nieser was the winning pitcher for the White Sox with 14 strikeouts. Edwards had eight strikeouts for the Thunder in a losing cause.  The Thunder could muster only four hits in the game as Harris singled in the first, Robbins had two singles, in the fourth and seventh innings and Whaler's triple in the fourth.   The Thunder concluded the regular season with a 10-8 record.

 

August 17-18th

White Sox 6  Brewers 8

Brewers 14  White Sox 3

The White Sox, with as large a roster as they claim, failed to suit up a full squad for the second straight year when facing the defending league champions.  Able to barely field 9 with a rostered member with a broken leg, the White Sox did not stand a chance in game one.  The Brewers routed the Sox in 5.  The only White Sox highlight was an Andy Miller home run and John Michael Hairston's triple.  Sore-armed Bill Pendergist takes the loss despite being pulled from the game after hitting his fourth batsman.  Three of which were the same batter.  Game two was a different game...  The White Sox's game 2 pitcher finally showed to the ballpark and gave the Sox a chance.  Despite missing 6 of 9 starters in the field and at the plate, the game was tight through the 7th.  The White Sox led through the 5th when Rick Elliot of the Brewers and Grist both homered over the short center-field fence pushing the score to 7-6 Brewers.  The Sox put up a fight in the 7th, but were stymied by a quick line drive to short by Andy Miller and a rare 9-3 put out on Stephen Boudreaux by a strategically placed Rick Elliot in right field to kill the rally.  At least the misty rain helped keep the day cool in light of the past few 100+ degree weekends.  John Michael Hairston was the White Sox hero on the day going  4 for 6 with 2HR, 1-3B, 1-2B, 3RBI.  Andy Miller also had a day at the plate 4 for 5, 1HR, 3RBI.  Evan Neiser had a strong day on the hill despite the loss striking out 9 Brewers in 5 innings. --Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox

 

July 28-29th

White Sox 4  Pirates 12

Pirates 3  White Sox 13

Game 1 seemed to be more of a political debate between Stephen Budreaux, Pirates Manger Don Longley with the umpires as moderators than a baseball game.  A controversial call at the plate got the Piratesí 4 hole hitter and game 2 starter ejected in the second inning. [snip]  However, game 1 was all pirates as Bruce Dean gave up 3 runs in the first and one in the second before settling down to blank the Sox over the final five innings.  The Pirates bats were [snip] hot on the field pounding out 15 hits and 12 runs.  The Piratesí O was lead by The Smith boys (no relation), Brad, 3-4, Matt 2-3, and Eric 2-3 with a little DíMoney thrown in for good measure, 2-3.  Pirates take game one, 12-4. 

Game 2 was a completely different story.  Already behind the eight ball with a depleted pitching staff (see Game one), the Piratesí ace was being severely squeezed by the home plate umpire as 4 consecutive strikes were called balls to start the game.  This did improve in the latter part of the game, but by this time [snip] the game was out of hand.  The White Sox pounded the baseball the entire game putting up 13 runs to hand the Pirates their first loss of the season.  I have to hand it to the White Sox and the Pirates for the way they handled the situations in the game.  It could have gotten ugly with teams of lesser class.  Final Score, 13-3 Sox.  Stars at the plate: Brad Smith 3-6, 3R, Matt Smith 3-5, 4 RBI and 2R, Eric Smtih 3-4, HR 4 RBI, 3R, Dennis Marshall 2-4, 2R--Matt Smith, Pirates

The White Sox started game one off well with the first three batters scoring in the first inning.  However, after plating one more in the second, that was all the Sox had in the game trying to match the sleepiness of their manager.  Pirate veteran pitcher, Bruce Dean, lulled the Sox batters into 14 of the final 17 batters hitting it "right at somebody." Only Andy Miller and Patrick Taliaferro had any success against Dean with both going 2-3, but with no runners to advance, their efforts were fruitless.  White Sox pitcher Bill Pendergist suffered his first loss of the season uncharacteristically surrendering 7 earned runs on 7 hits.  Reliever Tom Spaniol had nothing to work with in his effort in the final two frames, but did hold the Pirates scoreless to offer the chance.  In game two, the White Sox were facing feared Pirate ace, Eric Smith.  In a real twist of fate, the White Sox managed three runs in the bottom of the second inning and were surprised to see Smith pull himself from the game.  That was all the confidence the Sox needed to find their "one inning" that it takes to take a game.  What eluded them in game one came in the third inning of game two.  8 runs on 5 hits, 3 walks and a HBP sealed the games fate in that frame alone. Save for Andy Miller's (2-3, HR, 2RBI) solo home run in the 4th and Brandon Barr's (1-1, 3R, BB, HBP) game clincher run on Dave Steeneck's (2-2, 2R, 1HBP, 3RBI) base hit in the 5th, the real hero of the game would be White Sox pitcher, Andy Crowson.  This day was a day for the salty old veterans.  What Bruce Dean did in game one, Andy retorted in game two.  Crowson's line:  5in, 3R, 2ER, 3H, 1BB, 1HBP, 3K...--Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox

 

July 21-22nd

White Sox 8  Braves 2

Braves 2  White Sox 10

It was an absolutely perfect day for baseball in Rogers, Arkansas.  Having to change fields to Bradford Park, the Sox and Braves got under way a bit late.  In game one for the White Sox, pitcher Bill Pendergist faced a much-improved Braves squad.  The Braves out-hit the White Sox 9-7 in game one, but Pendergist settled things down through 4 innings forcing the Brave hits to be scattered.  The White Sox defense was solid as well keeping the Brave runners out of scoring threats.  No real heroes at the plate for the Sox save for Patrick Taliaferro who jacked a 2-run home run to put the Sox up 5-0 in the second.  Pendergist (4-0) gets the win and Tom Spaniol gets the save in relief.   In game two, veteran Andy Crowson took the hill knowing the Braves were hitting the ball.  Right off the bat (literally), the Braves leadoff hitter ropes a triple to right-center.  Through the second inning, the Braves were up 2-0 and the White Sox, despite being loose, were wondering if the Braves were going to get their first win in two years of the veteran White Sox.  Even though I am ready to see the Braves get that victory, I admit I pleaded with my own team to not be the giver in that scenario.  Crowson settled way down to deliver 8Ks over the next 4 innings and rarely a baserunner.  The White Sox bats also found their way out of the bag in the third as White Sox bats are apt to do plating 6 runs in the frame.  Matt Boudreaux was 3 for 3 with 3RBI, Dustin Wilson was 2 for 4 with a HR.  The White Sox in stark contrast to game one (7 hits), had 16 hits for the game.  Andy Crowson gets the win to push his record to 2-0.--Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox

 

July 14-15th

White Sox 12  Fayetteville Strikers 2

Fayetteville Strikers 0  White Sox 12

Yesterday, the White Sox swept the Fayetteville Strikers in a double-header 12-2 and 12-0.  In game one, Sox pitcher, Bill Pendergist, was pitching a no-hitter shutout through 6 2/3, but after a lazy error put two on, Striker batter Howard lined a single to left to score two.  Sox shortstop, John Michael Hairston made up for the error by tossing a rope to first off his back foot to end the game.  Pendergist's line was 6in, 0ER, 2H, 3BB, and 9Ks.  At the plate, the Sox were lackadaisical through the first three innings failing to plate a run.  In the fourth, Dustin Wilson hit a lead-off home run to start the frenzy.  Robert Foshe bested Wilson with a dinger of his own for a 3-0 lead.  Plating 4 in the fifth and 5 in the sixth finished the scoring.  Dustin Wilson was 3-3 with a walk, HR, 3 runs scored and 2RBI to start his stellar day at the plate going 5 for 6 with a home run, walk, 6RBI, and four runs scored.  Game two was much like the first with the White Sox starting off slow at the plate.  Andy Crowson pitched a complete game victory going 5 innings shutout on one hit, zero walks and 5 Ks.  Basically, the first batter gets a base hit and the old stalwart Crowson pitches a perfect game thereafter. --Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox

 

July 8th

White Sox 8  DiamondBacks 3

DiamondBacks 7  White Sox 3

 

June 16-17th

White Sox 18  Athletics 4

Athletics 5  White Sox 6

On the inaugural MSBL games at Prairie Grove's Reiff Park, the White Sox came out swinging against the Athletics.  The Athletics have always had a solid team with all of their incarnations throughout the years.  A's pitcher, Marty Harrison, has been a regular stalwart in the league, but just wasn't having his best day this day.  He lasted a few innings in a tight ball game through the 4th until the White Sox found their groove to go up 4-2.  When in the 5th, the A's brought in relief pitching that allowed the flood gates to open in the 5th where the White Sox scored 14 runs.  Key batters during the game were found up and down the order highlighted by Bill Pendergist (2R, 2H, BB, RBI, HBP) and Patrick Taliaferro (1R, 3H, 2RBI, HBP), and Matt Boudreaux (2R, 2H, 6RBI).  Bill Pendergist gets the complete game win in his White Sox debut with 10 Ks, 3ER on just 6 scattered hits in 5 innings.

In the 'nightcap', the game was a tighter affair as expected with these two evenly matched teams.  A's pitcher, Allen, was a tougher adversary and had the White Sox on their heels most of the evening as a light rain made its way into Prairie Grove.  The key Sox at the plate were Patrick Taliaferro (3 for 3 to complete the 6 for 6 day), Mike Lopez with 2 runs scored, and John Michael Hairston whose RBI, timely HBP, and stolen base set up a dramatic finish on Tim Foshe's RBI walk to secure the win in extra innings.  The White Sox welcomed back Andrew Norman to their pitching rotation.  Andrew was key in games during the Sox's Championship run in 2004 and returned to pitch a great complete game 8-inning gem to keep the A's at bay (8IP, 4ER, 6H, 12K).  Norman also helped himself out defensively with 2 putouts and 2 assists.  For the Athletics, only Greg Cusick was having any luck against Norman going 2-3 with a BB and and HBP.  Cusicks run scored in the top of the 7th forced extra innings when the White Sox failed to plate a run.  Patrick Taliaferro squandered his perfect day at the plate by getting caught trying to steal third.  Dustin Wilson made two dandy plays at third base to shut down the A's threat in the top of the 8th inning.  In the bottom frame, John Michael Hairston's aforementioned HBP and stolen base set up a walk by Wilson, a single by Andy Miller to load the bases and then in a surprise substitute of Foshes (Tim for a struggling Robert), Tim Foshe draws the RBI walk-off-walk to end the game.  --Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox

 

 

 

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