The Tropic News 2044.8

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The Tropic News 2044.8

Post by Jwalk100 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:54 pm


The Hawaii Tropics return home to host the Long Beach Surfers in a three game series at Diamond Head.

Game 1- The Hawaii Tropics come back from down 5-0 to take the series opener. The Tropics offense scored four runs in the sixth and 3 in the seventh to overtake the Surfers. Tropics RF Mike Campbell gave the home team the lead for good with a 3 run shot. He finished the day 1 for 2 with a walk, a HBP, 2 runs and 3 RBI.


SS Fernando Rodriguez is showing improvement in is play in he field and at the plate. He was 3 for 3 against Long Beach pitching with 2 doubles, a run and 2 RBI.

LF Bastiao Fardos has had a slow start to this season after tearing it up in 2043. He did go 2 for 5 with 2 run scored and a stolen base to raise his average to .247.

CF Ronnie Hubbard was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI.

SP Niccolo “Notorious” Destefani gave up 5 runs on 8 hits and a walk in 5 innings of work. He struck out 3 in 89 pitches.

Hawaii wins 7-5.

Game 2- The Hawaii Tropics fans were treated to an unexpected happening against the Long Beach Surfers. Tropics Ace SP Alaric Wullenweber pitched a no hitter striking out 12 batters and hitting a batter. He was assisted in his no hitter by a ruling by the official scorer in the fifth inning. A sharp ground ball was hit toward SS Fernando Rodriguez that he booted to allow the hitter to reach base. After a fly out, Wullenweber hit the next batter to put 2 men on with 2 outs. He then got a fly ball to wriggle out of trouble and he breezed the rest of the way to get the no no.


Wullenweber’s battery mate C Ron Shiplack was 2 for 3 with a run and an RBI. Shiplack said of Alaric after the game, “ He didn’t shake me off the entire game. I put down the sign and location and just put it there. He was great out there.”

Hawaii wins 3-0.

Game 3- Former Hawaii 1B Manuel Aguilar, Jr. extracted some revenge against his former team with a solo homer in extras to allow the Surfers to avoid the sweep. RP Norm McConnell gave up the homer to Aguilar to take the loss.

3B Miguel Rodriguez was 1 for 5 with a 2 run homer.

Long Beach wins 4-3 but Hawaii wins the series 2-1.

After an off day, the Tropics play a three game series with the Sacramento Mad Popes at Diamond Head.

Game 1- The Sacramento offense came out swinging and pummeled Tropics SP Zak Johnson for 7 runs in 5 innings of work and cruise to a series opening win. Johnson gave up 9 hits, a walk and struck out 5 batters.

CF Ronnie Hubbard was 2 for 4 with a homer, a double, a run and 2 RBI.

Sacramento wins 8-4.

Game 2- Tropics CF Ronnie Hubbard homers twice and SP Jesus Gonzalez was solid going 7 innings. Gonzalez allowed 1 run on 3 hits and 4 walks. He struck out 4 batters and improved to 3-1 with a 3.44 ERA,

RP Stephen Taub pitched 2 innings of hitless baseball for his 1st save of the season.

Hubbard was 2 for 4 with 2 runs and 4 RBI.

Hawaii wins 5-1.

Game 3- Tropics RF Mike Campbell continues his offensive assault on the Frick going 1 for 4 with a 3 run homer to lead Hawaii to a narrow win over the Mad Popes. Campbell has hit .320 with 8 homers and 36 RBI so far this season.

SP Niccolo “Notorious” Destefani pitched 5 2/3 innings allowing 3 runs on 6 hits, 3 walks and struck out 1.

RP Norm McConnell allowed a run in the ninth but got the final outs to earn his 7th save of the season

Hawaii wins 5-4 and wins the series 2-1.
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Re: The Tropic News 2044.8

Post by RonCo » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:58 pm

Obviously, very cool for what could be the first of Wullenweber's many no-nos.
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