Majors game recaps

Spring 2018

Updated Thursday June 7, 2018 by Nashua Cal Ripken.

Royals 4 Athletics 1
Jack Lobdell and Thomas Campbell combined on a no-hitter as the Royals defeated the Athletics 4-1 on Saturday.  The two hurlers combined to strikeout 14.

Scoreless for three innings, the Royals were able to break through in the top of the 4th.  Gus Smiley started the inning with a single, Jack Lobdell reached on an error, and both scored on a double by Thomas Campbell.  Nick Kutschke laced a line drive single over the shortstop to plate Campbell giving the Royals the lead 3-0.

Jordan Joyal kept the Royals scoreless for two innings, striking out 6 and while not allowing a hit. Ryan Arnesen scored the Athletics run in the bottom of the 6th on a wild pitch.

Royals 6 Phillies 9
David Taylor went 3 for 3 and scored twice, and Kevin McMeniman hit two bombs to the fence for the Royals. For the Phillies, Damon Clark pitched three strong innings. Logen Fier and Derek Finlay closed out the game allowing one run in three innings. Adam Murray hit a 2 RBI double.
 
Phillies 1 Giants 0
Amazing pitchers dual between Kevan Silva and Derek Finley. 17 strikeouts between them! Great defensive game as well. Derek Finley reaping havok on the basepath!
 
Cardinals 10 Phillies 4
Cardinals 10 Phillies 4 . Ambrose Rockwell and Brady Dillon combined for the Win for Cardinals. Patrick Shaw and Griffin Davis 3 Hits each. John Cullerton with 1 Hit and Jacob Cummings played great in rightfield. Adam Murray 2 hits. Anthony Succo pitch 2 scoreless innings in the loss.

Cardinals 12 Phillies 8
Patrick Shaw, Luke Peters, Griffin Davis and Ryder Clancy all contributed with 3 hits apiece and 10 of the 12 runs scored. Patrick Shaw and Ryder Clancy each pitched 3 strong innings to get the Win. Logan Fier, Josh Caruso and Damon Clark combined for 4 hits and 4 runs scored for the losing team.

Royals 6 Diamondbacks 4
Thomas Campbell and David Taylor combined to strikeout 11 for the Royals, who used timely hits to hold off the Diamondback 6-4.  Thomas contributed 2 hits and 3 runs batted, Kevin McMeniman knocked in two runs, Gus Smiley scored two runs and Nick Kutschke made two plays in the field to seal the win.

The Diamondbacks were led by Dean Adams, who went 1-2 with an RBI while striking out 3 on the mound.

Red Sox 7 Royals 5
The Red Sox and Royals played a close contest with the Red Sox coming out on top.  After the first inning the score was 6-4, and then strong pitching and exemplary defense kept the game close.

The Red Sox where led by AJ Collins who went 2-3 with two runs scored and knocked in one.  Xavier Hernandez came up with a clutch hit plating 2 to increase the lead.  Cam Brown came in relief to shut down the Royals offense, getting out of a bases loaded jam to close out the win.

The Royals were led by Kevin McMeniman, Gus Smiley, Jack Lobdell and Thomas Campbell at the plate.  Matt Walters pitched 3 hitless and scoreless innings to keep his squad close, assisted by fantastic defense, making the plays that mattered.

Diamondbacks 10 Red Sox 5
Dbacks were led by Jacoby Caisse wirh 2 hits 3 runs scored also contributing Kevin Mackey 2 hits Peyton Freeland scored twice Devin Grioux,Prince Mpom,Dean Adams and Jake Connor each adding hits, Red Sox were led by Ryan Haskell with 2 hits 2 runs Dbacks OConnor pitched 4 innings striking out 8.

 
Phillies 6 A's 5
It was another close battle between the A's and the Phillies tonight with the Phillies coming out on top 6 to 5. For the A's: Ryan Forcier 3IP, 6Ks, 3BB, Jordan Royal 3IP, 5Ks, 2BB, 2H. , Ryan Arnesen 3 for 3 w/3runs. Phillies: Derek Finlay 5IP, 4Ks, 2BB, 2Rs, Damon Clark 1IP 0R, Adam Murray 1H, 2R.
 
Diamondbacks 3 Phillies 1
Dbacks Dean Adams pitched a complete game no Hitter while striking out 16. The only blemish from perfection was an infield error that pulled the foot from first baseman that allowed Phillies Derek Finlay to be safe and steal 3 bases for the only run. Adams put down the first 12 on strikeouts.
 
Diamondbacks 10 Red Sox 5
Dbacks were led by Jacoby Caisse wirh 2 hits 3 runs scored also contributing Kevin Mackey 2 hits Peyton Freeland scored twice Devin Grioux,Prince Mpom,Dean Adams and Jake Connor each adding hits, Red Sox were led by Ryan Haskell with 2 hits 2 runs Dbacks OConnor pitched 4 innings striking out 8.
 
Phillies 6 A's 5
It was another close battle between the A's and the Phillies tonight with the Phillies coming out on top 6 to 5. For the A's: Ryan Forcier 3IP, 6Ks, 3BB, Jordan Royal 3IP, 5Ks, 2BB, 2H. , Ryan Arnesen 3 for 3 w/3runs. Phillies: Derek Finlay 5IP, 4Ks, 2BB, 2Rs, Damon Clark 1IP 0R, Adam Murray 1H, 2R.
 
Diamondbacks 3 Phillies 1
Dbacks Dean Adams pitched a complete game no Hitter while striking out 16. The only blemish from perfection was an infield error that pulled the foot from first baseman that allowed Phillies Derek Finlay to be safe and steal 3 bases for the only run. Adams put down the first 12 on strikeouts.
 
Royals 16 Giants 6 
Heading into the final weekend of regular season play, teams had a chance to jockey for position for the playoffs.  The Royals were looking to gain some momentum heading into the post-season, and an 8 run third inning helped push them to a 16-6 win over the Giants. Severen Johnson knocked in 3 runs, Boston Henderson scored 2 runs, and Chase O’Brien scored 2 runs while knocking in one.  Mason Joshi caught the hard throwing Thomas Campbell to help shut down the Giants offense. Brady Sullivan had two runs batted in, George Flanders walked twice, and Jordyn Raisanen Andino had two hits and scored two runs to lead the Giants.

Royals 12 Cardinals 2 
Finishing off the regular season, the Cardinals and Royals were looking to gain some momentum going into the playoffs, but the Royals bats came alive for 11 hits for the 12-2 victory. The Royals were led by Thomas Campell and Jack Lobdell at the plate, contributing 5 hits and 5 RBIs between them.  Gus Smiley pitched a complete game, allowing one hit and striking out four. Luke Peters had a hit and scored a run, while the Cardinals pitching duo of Patrick Shaw and Ambrose Rockwell struck out five.