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18+ Open Divison MABL

Team W L %
NWA Pirates 14 2 0.875
Van Buren Hogs 13 5 0.722
Arkansas Aardvarks 4 10 0.285
Tontitown Rangers 1 15 0.063

25+ Division MSBL

Team W L %
NWA White Sox 14 1 0.933
Bentonville Dodgers 10 4 0.714
Fayetteville AppleKnockers 10 5 0.667
Carnall Hall Cardinals 8 9 0.471
Fayetteville Yankees 5 10 0.333
FPEC Tigers 25+ 5 11 0.313
Siloam Springs RedBirds 2 14 0.125

 

September 26, 2010 (25+ Championship)

White Sox 10  Dodgers 5

Oh man...what a great day for the NWAMSBL.  Championship games at KC Royals AA Affiliate, Arvest Ball Park on a baseball diamond cut to perfection.  Temperature was a manageable 61 degrees.  Great friends and family in attendance and a couple of great ball games.  The 18+ final went the distance with the Van Buren Hogs winning 8-6 in the 9th inning tie-break assuring that it was going to be a fun day of baseball.  In the 25+ division, for the White Sox at least, it was "mission accomplished".  As you know, the White Sox had moved up to the 25+ division this season after the last 11 years in the 18+.  Knowing that the 25+ division nationally is the most competitive, the White Sox were cautiously optimistic.  Before the season began, I claimed this team to be the best I have fielded in either division despite having lost a couple of pitchers to injury and some hot recruits to apathy or a busy schedule.  And even though we placed our championship hopes squarely on the shoulders of "ace" pitcher, Evan Neiser, the White Sox put together a strong team effort for the 2010 season going two-deep in every position including a pitching staff of both young and old talent that proved solid on all fronts.  On this day, the White Sox faced the Bentonville Dodgers in what had historically been a very tight matchup.  The Sox swept the regular season over the Dodgers in the three games faced, but the combined margin was only 5 runs.  The game began as what was proving to be a pitchers' duel between Evan Neiser and Gary Davis.  Davis shut down the Sox through 3 innings giving up only two meaningless hits.  However, in the 4th inning, the White Sox reached the top of the order having seen Davis one time through and took advantage of the preview.  Josh Merryman started the "Sox Inning" with a base hit and a stolen base, Dave Battaglia walked, Dustin Wilson gets an RBI single and Andy Miller finishes off Davis' day with an RBI single of his own.  The Dodgers turned to their own "ace" and closer, Ritchie Conner to stop the rally.  To his misfortune, Chris Huebner, Stephen Boudreaux, and John Michael Hairston came through with RBI hits to push the score to 6-0 White Sox capped by Hairston's 2RBI triple.  The White Sox would add two in the 5th and two in the 7th off Conner to complete the scoring highlighted by Andy Miller's 2RBI double in the 5th and RBI single in the 7th.  Offensive stars for the White Sox:  Andy Miller (3-4, 1R, 4RBI, 2B), John Michael Hairston (3-4, R, 2RBI, 3B, K), and Dustin Wilson (2-3, RBI, K, FC).  On the other side of the duel, Evan Neiser stayed true to form shutting down the Dodgers into the 7th inning.  Neiser grabbed the MVP honor for the day (and the year) with a line:  7IN, 2ER, 6H, 1BB, 14K and the win.  Neiser was relieved in the 8th inning by Levi Rush who started by giving up a leadoff hit, but quickly picked off the runner in his sniper fashion.  A walk, K, and a lazy pop fly to right to complete the side..  Josh Merryman came in to close and pick up the save despite giving up a nervous three runs.  Merryman got three outs on three Ks including an impressive fireball last pitch.  The White Sox pitching staff ended the day with an impressive18Ks.  The Dodgers were led offensively by Troy Steiner (3-4, 2R, K), and Chris Ogle (2-3, 2R, 2RBI, 2B, K).--Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox

 

September 18-19, 2010 (25+ Playoffs)

White Sox 13  Yankees 4

The White Sox avenged their only loss of the season by beating the re-tooled Yankees in round two of the 2010 playoffs (The White Sox secured a bye in round one).  The Yankees started off the season very slow, but skipper Brent Jordan revitalized the team after the sudden loss of his co-manager, Tim McDonald.  The Yankees had poured it on through the second half of the season which included a win against the previously undefeated White Sox.  The Sox had reason to be nervous on that merit alone.  But when they arrived to the ball park to see a couple of players from the 18+ defending MABL champion Pirates suited up, the buzz was buzzing.  Especially power-hitting Jose Cueto who put down our own Andy Miller in one of the scariest line drive smashes to the face ever at the beginning of last season.  Jose is an excellent ball player all around and actually took the mound to start the game for the Yankees.  Admittedly, the Sox flinched at first, but I asked the day's lead-off hitter, Josh Merryman, to take a few pitches to see if he could unsettle Jose.  The plan worked as Josh took a walk.  After moving to second on John Michael Hairston's surprising SAC bunt and scoring on Dustin Wilson single, it was on from there.  The White Sox scored 7 runs in the first inning capped off by Mike Lopez's 2-run home run.  His first of the season.  The White Sox offense was balanced throughout the game led by Dustin Wilson (3-4, 3R, RBI, 2B), Chris Huebner (3-3, 1R, 3RBI, 2B), Dave Battaglia (2-3, R, RBI), Andy Miller (1-2, 2R, BB), and Stephen Boudreaux (1-2, R, RBI).  The White Sox went to Evan Neiser who pitched a strong 5 innings with a line:  5IN, 1ER, 4H, 0BB, 0HBP, 9K giving up his only two runs on a home run by Barry Blood.  Levi Rush set thing up in the 6th inning allowing 2 earned runs but delivered a clutch strikeout to end the rally.  Josh Merryman moved from leadoff hitter to closer striking out the 8-9-10 hitters in impressive fashion to earn the save.  The White Sox face the dangerous hitting Dodgers in the final on Sunday, September 26th at Arvest Ball Park.--Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox

 

September 11-12, 2010

Dodgers 9  White Sox 11

White Sox 2  Dodgers 0

It came down to the final regular season weekend between the Dodgers and White Sox to determine the top seed heading into the playoffs.  The Dodgers needed to sweep and the Sox need at least a split.  The Sox didn't have their "ace" for game one and it was going to come down to some sheer will power.  Starter, Chris Huebner held his own.  Huebner was determined to pitch well against the sure-hitting Dodgers.  Limited to 3 innings, Hubner's line:  3ER, 6H, 3BB, 1K and he exited the game with a 6-3 lead.  Huebner also helped himself at the plate (3-4, 2@2B, and 1HBP...ball magnet).  Dustin Wilson couldn't find the zone in relief as the Dodgers came back to tie things up in the 5th. Andy Miller took things into his own big ole paws and shut the Dodgers down in the final two frames giving the Sox a chance to pull ahead for the win.  Rookie, Nathan Boudreaux, having celebrated a milestone birthday the night before broke out of his slump going 2-3 against strong Dodger pitching. 

Game two was another tight contest as expected.  The White Sox only needed two runs produced by Andy Miller's 2nd inning double and a WP, and Wes Elliot (who apparently is at his best against the Dodgers) getting on with a BB and moved over by an errant pick off attempt and a timely RBI hit by Josh Merryman. The rest was up to stalwart pitcher, Evan Neiser:  7IN-CG, 0R, 3H, 1BB, 15K.--Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox

 

 

August 28-29, 2010

White Sox 4  Tigers 0

Tigers 8  White Sox 22

The weather is starting to turn, but it is still a little warm yet.  The Sox bats were a little cool to start things off, but Evan Neiser was as hot as he has been all season.  Neiser threw a 7-inning complete game shutout and was one hit (by 67-year-old Linden Lewis!) shy of a perfect game.  Line:  7IN, 0R, 0ER, 1H, 0BB, 0HBP, 15K.  Mike Lopez (2-2), Chris Huebner (2-3, 2R, 1RBI, 1@2B) and a renewed Wes Elliot (2-3, 1RBI) were heroes of game one at the plate.  Game two was a bit more busy in the scorebook. Levi Rush took the hill and struggled a little at first to get the White Sox down 7-6 through the 5th when the Sox bats pushed things ahead to give Levi the eventual win.  Dustin Wilson picked up the save allowing only one run in 2 innings on zero hits and 3BB.  Offensively, it was a bit of a carousel in the final three frames to make what was a pretty close game not so.  The White Sox had a combined line in game two::  26-47, 22R, 22RBI, 6@2B, 2HR, 2BB, 3K.  Dustin Wilson led the day (5-5, 4R, 8RBI, 2HR), Chris Huebner (4-5, 1R, 1RBI), Seth White (4-4, 1R, 4RBI, 2@2B), etc.--Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox

 

August 23, 2010

2010 Arklahoma Shootout Report Here

also find pictures of our fun time at Arvest Ballpark on Facebook:  

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August 14-15, 2010

White Sox 18  Redbirds 1

Unfortunately for the Redbirds, the Sox were determined to bounce back from last week's loss to the Yankees.  Even though the Redbirds picked up two new players on this day that will give them some solidity on the mound and shore up some defense, they were victimized by an early pair of errors in right field that kicked off a White Sox blitz of 9 runs in the first inning.  The Redbird pitcher was not looking as bad as the Sox bats were proving as they pounded 7 hits in that first frame.  18 total hits on the day for the Sox.  The White Sox pitching staff was stellar giving up only the one run on 4 scattered hits.  Seth White started things off pitching 2IN, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 4K, Chris Huebner grabbed the next two 0R, 0H, 0BB, 1K.  Levi Rush game in to vulture the group by picking up the win with 5IN, 1ER on 2H, 2BB, 1HBP, and 4Ks.  The White Sox offense was led by Josh Merryman (4-5, 3R, 2RBI, 1BB, SB), Stephen Boudreaux (4-5, 2R, 3RBI, 1@2B, 1SAC), and rookie, Tim Hooper (2-3, 2RBI) and a stellar web gem catch in left field to secure his place on the roster.--Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox

 

August 7-8, 2010

White Sox 1  Yankees 6

The hard work and dedication that the Yankee Team has put into improving themselves as a team is starting to show. Jacob Koch pitched all 7 innings in game 1 of a double header vs the White Sox. Striking out 5, allowing only 2 hits, and one run. Robby Starner went 3 for 3 with two singles, a double, and scoring twice. The entire lineup did their part at the plate as well as playing the field with good heads up baseball. The Yankees come out on top 6-1. Game 2 was called off due to a freak rain storm in the 2nd inning.--Brent Jordan, Yankees

I was bound to happen...The White Sox were going to have "one of those games" where everyone was flat.  With their ace hurler and another young arm on the other field helping out a short-handed Rangers team, the White Sox should have been able to muster more than a single run in 7 innings, but it was not meant to be on this day.  Kudos to Jacob Koch of the Yankees for keeping our hitters on their heels all game.  A Sox offense that is accustomed to the aforementioned 15 hit-per-game average could only muster 4 total scattered hits (4-25) and suffering a season-high 8 strikeouts.  I was totally not meant to be for the Sox to get a victory on this day.  As they jumped out to a quick 4-1 lead in inning 2 of game 2, the world's smallest hurricane decided to park itself tactically over our ball field and rendered it unplayable in about 7 minutes.--Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox

 

July 30-August 1, 2010

White Sox 17  Cardinals 6

Sometimes the final score is not indicative of actual occurrences on the field.  The Cardinals are a strong hitting team and gave the White Sox all they could handle AGAIN through most of the game.   The Cardinals put up four runs on 6 hits through the first three innings and had the Sox on their heels.   So the White Sox turned to their ace , Evan Neiser, in the 5th inning with a marginal lead.  It became evident at that moment how important a catcher is to his pitcher.  Stalwart receiver, Andy Miller's son had a bit of a tumble off the third row bleacher and had to take his leave.  Filling in was trooper, Wes Elliot.  But catching the movement of Neiser's strangely delivered southpaw is an adventure if one is not accustomed.  It is not certain if Elliot was unprepared or if Neiser was holding back, but the Cardinal hitters jumped on his deliveries quick scoring two quick runs on two walks and a triple.  To Neiser (and Elliot's) fortune, shortstop hero, John Michael Hairston showed up today.  The next two Cardinal hitters ripped certain base hits to Hairston's side, but the long-reaching Texan had other plans.  The second pick was a mind-blowing Jeter-esque back-footed zip from deep in the hole.  That was all it took for Neiser to settle down and strike out 10 Cardinal hitters in the next four frames to shut things down.  Offensively, the White Sox had a few highlights:  Skipper, Patrick Taliaferro led the charge (5-5, 3R, 2RBI, 1-2B, 1-3B, SB), Andy Miller (2-3, 2R, 4RBI, 2BB, HR), Evan Neiser (3-4, 3R, 2RBI, 1-3B, BB), Stephen Boudreaux (3-5, 2R, 2RBI, 1-2B, SB), and rookie Nathan Boudreaux (2-5, 1R, 1RBI, K) and a great hustle play from right field assisting Tom Spaniol on the cut to home for the final out of the game.--Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox

 

July 24-25, 2010

White Sox 3  Dodgers 2

It was as it should have been between the two teams atop the division.  Undecided until the final out...  The White Sox did not know who to expect on the mound as the game days changed, but to our fortune, Evan Neiser was gung-ho for a CG outing.  Evan had yet to start a game this season, but has looked all ace in each of his relief outings.  The Dodgers are as solid a hitting team as they come and have been that way in all the years I have known Eric Exner to have his squad.  The day belonged to the pitchers however on both sides.  The Dodger pitching tandem gave up only 5 hits to a White Sox squad that averages closer to 15 on the year.  Our middle-of-the-order went 1-15.  Yikes!  Fortunately, it only took a few previously unsung heroes to step to the plate and make things happen.  Mike Lopez started the game off with a base hit, stolen base, and scored the games first run on Josh Merryman's RBI.  In the 5th, Evan Neiser helped himself out with a single and scored from first on Wes Elliot's RBI double.  Elliot then scored on a pick off attempt that rolled into center field.  The Dodger center fielder never saw the ball and Elliot continued to round third and jogged into home for the difference in the game.  Neiser gets the game ball with a pitching line:  9 INCG, 2ER, 6H, 0BB, 1HBP, 16Ks, and 1-3, 1R, RBI. -- Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox

 

 

July 17-18th

White Sox 17  AppleKnockers 6

For some reason, the AppleKnockers kept their stallions in the stable for this game and it cost them.  The White Sox went down a quick 4-2 after the first inning, but then go things going in the 3rd and 4th scoring 10 runs in the two frames.  The White Sox tacked on four more in the 6th to run the final to 17-6.   The offense was led by Dustin Wilson (4-5, 1R, 3RBI), John Michael Hairston (2-2, 1R, 1@2B, 2BB, 4RBI), Seth White (2-4, 2R, 1RBI, 1HBP), and Chris Huebner (2-4, 3R, 1@2B, 1B).  The pitching group of Huebner, Andy Crowson, and Evan Neiser combined for 6IN, 4ER, 6H, 3BB, 8K.  Andy Crowson gets the win without allowing a run and Evan Neiser gets the save striking out 4 of 6 batters.--Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox

 

July 10-11th

White Sox  17  RedBirds 10

Cardinals 1  White Sox 11

The White Sox continue to roll behind the offensive prowess of Sox veteran, Andy Miller.  On the day, Andy had a stat line like this:  5 for 8, 5R, 6RBI, 1BB, 1K, and 3 Home Runs.  One of those home runs was as high and far as I have ever seen Andy hit one.  I am pretty sure it only came down after clipping the Hubble Telescope.  Andy is hitting a wacky 0.667 on the season with 37 total bases in only 24 official at bats.  Dustin Wilson also had a great first game going 4-4 with a solid home run of his own and 3RBI.  Dustin also got the win in game two in relief.  Seth White had a great game two going 3-3 with 2R, 1RBI, 2BB.  Mike Lopez also had a good game two breaking out with 3-4, 2RBI and a SB.  The most fun of the day had to be the triumphant return of long time league veteran and journeyman, Andy Crowson.  Crowson, at one time, played for nearly every team in the league bouncing around to wherever a good lefty was needed.  Crowson first showed up in the White Sox stat sheets in 2006 helping the Sox to a 12-8 record and again in 2007 leading the team in wins (5) and Ks (36).  On this day, the old man started game one and went 3 2/3 innings, 4R, 2ER, 11Hits, 1BB, 3K and probably should have earned the win had he not come out pre-maturely with a bum wheel.  Nice to have Andy back.  He makes the dugout the place to be on a Sunday afternoon...--Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox

 

June 26-27th

AppleKnockers 4  White Sox 5

Whew...this was a close one.  The White Sox bats were held relatively quiet by AppleKnocker lefthander, Lance Perrin, who threw a dandy game (7 1/3, 5ER on only 9H, 9BB, and 10K).  A few timely hits by David Battaglia and a hooky-playing Andy Miller helped salvage the win.  Patrick Taliaferro also came out of his hitting slumber to go 2-3 with a run before getting tossed in the game by a trigger-happy blue.  Mike Lopez also showed great patience at the plate with 2BB, 2R, 1@2B,  and 2RBI that was the difference in the game.  More importantly, our closer, Evan Neiser came in to halt the AppleKnocker attack starting in the 5th inning.  Evan pitched 5 innings of 1-hit ball and recorded 8 strikeouts.  He also helped himself at the plate with a 2-4 performance with a double, 2RBI, 1BB, and a stolen base. Levi Rush starting the pitching duties and pitched well giving up only one earned run.  Seth White took the third inning giving up only one run and retiring the side.  Chris Huebner set up Neiser nicely with his 1 inning of shutout ball against the heart of the lineup.  The Sox defense held as much as it needed with only 2 errors in the game (compared to 5 the week before).~Stephen Boudreaux, White Sox

 

June 19-20th

White Sox 13  Cardinals 6

The Cardinals were better than expected, but I am convinced that the White Sox are our own worst opponent. We committed 6 errors in the first 5 innings leading to at least 4 of their 6 runs. Thanks to the second half of our pitching staff shutting the Cards hitters down.

D. Battaglia (3-4, 3R, 1RBI, 1@2B,1BB)
A. Miller (3-4, 2R, 3RBI, 2@2B, 1BB)
S. Boudreaux (3-5, 1R, 2RBI)
J. Merryman (2-4, 1R, 1RBI, 1BB)
Pitching
J. Merryman (W, 2IP, 0R, 2H, 4K)
E. Neiser (S, 3IP, 0R, 0H, 2HBP, 7K)

 

 

June 12-13th

White Sox 26  Yankees 11

Too many "stars" of the game to list here. But for the game:
S. White (3-3, 5R, 2RBI, 2@2B, 2BB, 2SB)
D. Battaglia (3-3, 4R, 1RBI, 1@2B, 1BB, 1SB)
A. Miller (4-4, 5R, 4RBI, 1@2B, 2HR, 1BB)
C. Huebner (1-1, 2R, 1@2B, 1HBP, 1SB)... See More
S. Boudreaux (3-4, 5RBI, 1@1B, 1@2B, 1@3B)
J. Merryman (2-3, 2R, 1RBI, 1BB, 1SB)
N. Boudreaux (2-4, 2R, 2K)
D. Wilson (1-5, 1R, 4RBI, 1HR)
P. Taliaffero (1-4, 1R)
W. Elliot (1-3, 2R, 2RBI, 1@2B, 1BB, 1K)
L. Rush (1-4, 1R, 1K, 1SB)
J. Cottingham (0-2, 1R, 1BB, 2K)

PITCHING: 5 pitchers in 6 innings...
C. Huebner (1IP, 0R,0H,0ER,0BB,0HBP,1WP,3K)
J. Merryman (1IP,3R,3ER,3H,3BB,0HBP,3K)
S. White (2IP,2R,1ER,4H,0BB,0HBP,4K)
L. Rush (1IP,6R,5ER,3H,4BB,0HBP,3K)... See More
D. Wilson (W, 1IP,0R,0ER,0H,2BB,0HBP,1K)
 

June 5-6th

White Sox 9  Tigers 3

First game of the year always sees a few mishaps, but all seemed to go well for the White Sox in their new endeavor in the 25+ Division after spending the past 11 years in the 18+ Division.  Thanks to a solid pitching staff, the White Sox held the Tigers at bay striking out 15 led by Evan Neiser (3IP,10AB,0R,0ER,0H,1BB,0HBP,7K) and Dustin Wilson (2IP,10AB,2R,1ER,3H,1BB,0HBP,6K) in support of starter, Kyle Stiles (4IP,18AB,1R,1ER,3H,2BB,1HBP,2K).  The White Sox offense was not as productive facing a salty young veteran pitcher in Zeb Undernehr whose father is a near legend in the NWAMSBL.  Zeb faced 35 batters, gave up 9 runs on 12 hits and fanned only 3 White Sox, but the hits were scattered.  The Tigers played solid defense led by their wall-of-a-third baseman who recorded 6 defensive outs (I guess the Sox were pulling the ball down the line?   White Sox offensive highlights were: 

Andy Miller = 4AB,3R,2H,2RBI,2-2B,K.
Chris Huebner = 2AB,2H
Stephen Boudreaux = 4AB,3H,3RBI
David Battaglia = 2AB,2H,RBI

 

 

 

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