Category: Game Results

2019 CNCMSBL 40+ Division Champion Marlins

Sanford Marlins Defend Title by defeating the Premier Orioles to Win 40+ Championship

The #1 seed 40+ Sanford Marlins knocked off the #2 seed 40+ Premier Orioles in two straight games at USA Baseball Complex to win the 40+ Central North Carolina MSBL Championship for the second year in a row. 

40+ Division Championship Game 1

In the first game of the Championship Series, Doug Barefoot pitched six strong innings giving up only four runs on eight hits to earn the win for the Marlins.  Randy Calcutt relieved Doug in the seventh and held the Orioles to just two more runs and four hits for the rest of the game. The Marlins won the very close game 6-7, behind strong offensive efforts from Skillz McFadden (2 for 4), Dave Royek (2 for 3) and Don Montgomery (2 for 4).

The Premier Orioles, managed by Charles Orndorf, were led offensively by Vinny Stio (2 for 4), Clint Little (2 for 3), Jeff Shaeffer (2 for 4), Rob Isbell (2 for 3) and David Blaha (2 for 2). Charlie Wildes took the loss for the Orioles, but pitched a strong game. The Orioles lead 5-4 in the seventh, but the Marlins scored three in the seventh and held on to the lead the rest of the game.  

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WP: Doug Barefoot  Save:  Randy Calcutt  LP:  Charlie Wildes

40+ Division Championship Game 2

In the second game, David Halley pitched seven strong innings giving up four runs on eleven hits and getting out of several men in scoring position jams.  The Orioles lead until the fifth inning when the Marlins scored two runs to take 3-2 lead.  Dan Thomson came in the eighth inning with bases loaded and no outs to get out of the inning with just two runs.  The Marlins added two more runs in the eighth and ninth inning to win and win the Championship 6 – 4.   Strong offensive performance by the Marlin’s Skillz McFadden (3 for 4) and big 2 RBI double by Dan Thomson.  The Orioles were led by Vinny Stio (2 for 5), Shannon Martin (3 for 4) and Jeff Moore (2 for 4).  Orioles Clint Little took the loss in a very close game.

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David Halley (Manager) with Skillz McFadden
David Halley (Manager) with Skillz McFadden

WP: David Halley   Save: Dan Thomson   LP: Clint Little

Skillz McFadden was named the Championship M.V.P.  In two championship games, he was 5 for 8, with 3 runs, 3 RBIs, four stolen bases, a double and a triple. 

2019 CNCMSBL 50+ Division Champion Senators

Senators Win Back-to-back 50+ Division Titles

The Holly Springs Senators repeated as the champions in the over 50 division in a head to head match up with the Alamance Giants. The Senators and the Giants also faced off in last year’s championship series with the Senators coming out on top. This year was a 2 game sweep for the Senators.

USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, NC

The championship series began on a Saturday afternoon at the beautiful USA Baseball Complex in Cary, NC. The first quarterfinal game saw the Red’s defeat the Red Sox to advance to Sunday’s semifinal against the number one seed Senator’s. The second qualifier that day was the Fayetteville Met’s beating the Cubs to advance the semifinal game against the Giants.

On Sunday at USA Baseball the Senator’s defeated the Reds and the Giants made it past the Met’s to set up a repeat of last year’s championship series.

50+ Division Championship Game 1

Game 1 was a low scoring affair for the first six innings with Mark Simpson of the Senator’s and Pat Ferrick from the Giants on the mound keeping hitters off balance but the Senator’s bats broke out in the seventh inning and the final score was 15-3 Senators. Simpson pitched five innings of eight-hit ball with Dave Halley finishing off the Giants with two innings of no-hit relief to seal the win.

50+ Division Championship Game 2

Game 2 was played at Ting Stadium in Holly Springs and was another low scoring game with Rich Lee of the Senator’s and Paul Burmeister of the Giant’s dueling head to head with the Senator’s playing error-free baseball to secure a 6-2 victory. Both Lee and Burmeister pitched a complete game for their teams.

The managers of the two finalists were Rob Isbell for the Senators and Bob Patterson of the Giants and both deserve a world of credit for getting their teams to back-to-back finals with Patterson taking the Giants to their third finals in a row.

Sanford Marlins Win 40+ Championship Series

The #1 seed 40+ Sanford Marlins knocked off the #2 seed 40+ Alamance Giants in the 40+ Central North Carolina MSBL Championship Game.

In the game, Doug Barefoot pitched six strong innings giving up only three runs on seven hits to earn the win for the Marlins.  Dan Thomsonrelieved Doug in the seventh and held the Giants scoreless for the rest of the game. The Marlins won 6-3, behind strong offensive efforts from Wayne Williamson (2 for 4), Skillz McFadden (2 for 4) and Darron Healey(2 for 4).

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Kakalacks Make it Eight Titles in 11 Years

After working through the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, fortunately, the field slated for the championship was playable in spite of being flooded out at the beginning of the week. After winning the 2nd semi-final in the first game of the day, which had not been played due to weather, the K-Zone Brewers took on the Carolina Kakalacks in the 18+ Championship.

The Kakalacks got the scoring early, with two runs in the first inning off two hits, then went on to score runs in the third and fourth innings, adding on three more runs in the fifth which proved to be enough to win the game, 7-3. Top hitters for the Kaks included Paul Regan, who went 2-4 with a double, 2 runs scored, and an RBI. Player/Manager Adrian Matlockwas the difference, going 2-4 with a double, a triple, and three RBIs.

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50+ Senators Championship Team Photo

Senators Win 50+ Title

For the second year in a row the #2 seed knocked off the #1 seed in the 50+ Central North Carolina MSBL. Last year it was the Giants shocking the Fayetteville Mets in the final game of a two out of three championship. This year it was the Giants being knocked off by the #2 seeded Senators of Holly Springs. The Alamance Giants, managed by Bob Patterson, had led the league from the first day and looked to be unstoppable. Patterson and the Giants only lost two games all summer but the Senators were able to accomplish the feat twice in one day to sweep the championship series.

Mark Simpson pitched a complete game in the opening contest of the championship series. Simpson was able to spread nine hits over the nine innings with nine strikeouts and only two walks.  The Senators won 9-5. Dave Blaha of the Senators led offensively with four hits followed by John Mawyin with three. The Giants were led offensively by Jerry Russell who managed four base hits. Russell was followed by Pate with two base hits.

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