Welcome to the Season 17 of the USMLB.

Friday, January 9, 2009

World Series Game 6 Recap

Game 6 of the World Series went to the Atlanta Brave Vawts 3-0. The Vawts needed a big performance out of their best pitcher Phil Nitkowski and that's what they got out of him. Nitkowski pitched 7 brillant innings of shutout ball, scattered 7 hits, struckout 2 while walking 2 as well. His defense came up big for him as they turned three double plays to kill any chance of the Stars from scoring. Gil Henson almost matched the performance of Nitkowski as he went 6 innings only giving up 1 run. Henson also only gave up 4 hits, 2 walks and struckout 2 batters as well. The scoring started in the fourth inning as Mitch Durbin hit a double that scored Aubrey Hutchinson who was standing on second. Durbin was in a big slump for the team as he was 2-21 (.095 average), 9 strikeouts and leaving 16 men on base before this at bat. The game remained 1-0 until the seventh inning when Nick Collins hit an RBI double that scored Ellie Bowman who had just singled before Collins at bat. Collins collected this third RBI in the series with that double. In the Eighth inning Durbin struck again as he hit a ground-rule double that was again scored Hutchinson to add another insurance run. Gil Lefebvre shutdown the ninth inning with only allowing a single to pick up his first save of the series. Now the game heads to game 7 which will be all hands on deck for both teams. This will be the fourth straight year that the USMLB World Series will be decided with a game seven. Good luck to both teams on what as been a great series so far.

Monterrey Stars 3 - Atlanta Brave Vawts 3