Munchen-Haar Disciples 9 – 2 Draci Brno
After their dramatic loss vs Draci Brno, the Munich-Haar Disciples needed a win.
With their best pitcher back in Munich-Haar, due to professional obligations, the other pitchers of the Disciples did a fine job today.
In the first inning both teams scored once but from there, Gregory Hendrix, who gave up the game winning hit yesterday, did very well as he gave up two runs on four hits with a walk and three strikeouts.
In the third inning, the Disciples took the lead again and never looked back. A single and a stolen base by Joey Randazzo and a single by Christoph Ziegler drove in the second run for the Disciples.
After Ty Eriksen drew a one out walk in the fourth inning, sinlges by Ruben Manriquez and Denis Wallace drove in Eriksen for the third run of the Disciples. Joey Randazzo’s single also drove in a run to give Haar-Munich a three run lead over Brno in the fourth inning.
Draci Brno would rally in the fifth inning when Michal Ondracek hit a one out single and then advanced to third on an error of Gregory Hendrix but eventually was tagged out when he was caught in a 6-2-5-6 rundown for the second out of the inning. Arno Dubovy advanced to second on the play. Dubovy eventually scored Brno’s second run on Jakub Hajtmar’s single.
In the sixth inning Hendrix was replaced by Moritz Polixa, a pitcher who is normally used as a long man when the Disciples trail with big numbers. But Polixa pitched the game of his life. In the sixth he loaded the bases but thanks to a 3-2-3 double play he got out of the inning.
But in the next two innings he kept Draci Brno from scoring.
With yesterday’s loss still in their mind, the Disciples stepped on it one final time in the ninth inning. Back-to-back singles by Denis Wallace and Joey Randazzo and a double hit by William Thorp, drove in two more runs. Thorp scored on a single by Christoph Ziegler, who eventually scored on Mitch Stephan’s double.
The Disciples brought in Cody Chartrand for the final inning, which he concluded in perfect fashion with a strikeout.
Not only were the Dragons, as Draci is Czech for Dragons, outscored by the Disciples but they were also outhit 16-7. Brno committed two errors and the Disciples had one miscue.
Gregory Hendrix earned the win with five innings pitched.
Michal Sobotka took the loss as he gave up four runs (three earned) on eight hits in 3.1 innings.
Best hitter for Munich-Haar was Joey Randazzo, who went 4 for 4 with a double, an RBI and three runs scored.