Week 3 Finished, Division Races Starting To Take Shape

July 21, 2020
Cardinals edge out guns in back and forth series

Big weeks offensively from Cardinals Jeff Breen, Jared Hendry, and Darren Low along with a strong week on the mound from Tom Sidorkewicz helped the Cardinals take two of their three games against the Guns this week. This was a close series the whole way, as two of the three games were decided by one run, and momentum never spent too much time on one side over the other. The Guns received strong output Mitch Murphy and Tyler Mathieu throughout the series, but it was a lead off triple in the bottom of the seventh inning of Game 3 by Nick Taylor that proved to be the clutch hit that allowed the Guns to salvage a win and avoid the sweep. The Cardinals head into their series with Sidearm Nation this week as the Guns prepare for the White Sox.

Wolfpack take series from white sox with big seventh inning in game 2

The Wolfpack won the first two games of this series before dropping Game 3 to settle at a 4-2 record on the season while the White Sox head into Week 4 action at 3-6. Russell Strilchuk had a monster series going five for eleven with two home runs and six runs batted in to lead the Wolfpack offense, while Christian Lapointe carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning with eight strikeouts during Game 2 of the series in what turned out to be a stellar outing despite being saddled with a no-decision when it was all said and done. Jeff Derks did his best to fuel the White Sox offense batting .625 with a homer and a couple doubles, but the rest of the offense struggled to get much going behind him this week. The Wolfpack head into their Bye this week while the White Sox gear up for the Guns starting Tuesday night.

diamondbacks offense continues to roll, complete sweep of giants

The potent Diamondbacks offense had several players seeing the ball well at the plate this week, but none more so than Player of the Week Zach Rhodes who smacked two home runs and tallied five runs batted in to go along with four runs scored en route to a .571/.571/1.429 triple slash. Andrew Malone and newcomer Jesse Sawyer also joined the homer parade, each knocking one of their own in a series which saw the Dbacks score thirty-five runs through three games. Diamondbacks pitcher Joe Sergent pitched the league’s first complete game shutout in their Game 3 diming of the Giants. Giants Kale Seitz and Steven Latos had solid weeks at the plate, but just weren’t able to lift the rest of the offense enough in the sweep. The Giants head into their Bye week at 2-5 while the Dbacks roll into their series with the Canadians at 4-2.

canadians drop first game of the season in two-game split

With the third game being postponed due to rain, this week’s series between the Canadians and Dukes ended up being a two game split. The Canadians saw Josh Trybuch and Mike Ozga step up at the pate this week while the Dukes saw Colin Rintoul and Andrew Doyle pitch in with a home run each in the shortened series. A reschedule date for Game 3 will be announced shortly for this series to wrap up.