Happy Birthday–May 24

Fred Jacklitsch (1876)
Jack Pfiester (1878)
Joe Oeschger (1892)
Willy Miranda (1926)
Ellie Rodriguez (1946)
Rob Ducey (1965)
Carlos Hernandez (1967)
Todd Rizzo (1971)
Danny Bautista (1972)
Bartolo Colon (1973)
Brad Penny (1978)
Adam Conley (1990)

Adam Conley was drafted by Minnesota in the thirty-second round in 2008 but did not sign.

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May 23, 2024: Master Plan

I couldn't pay as much attention as I would have liked to that game, but I'm hoping there's a Grand Plan from on high about to kick in (I don't mean that heretically, just that I hope a solution appears).

Man, it was a close game and I was distracted from most it so I can't nitpick, but I hope they can figure it out. From what I saw though, it sure did look like McDaniels and KAT had themselves a game.

Minor Details: Games of May 22

ST. PAUL SAINTS AT BUFFALO BISONS

The game was suspended in the top of the third with St. Paul leading 3-0.  It will be completed as part of a doubleheader today.

SAN ANTONIO MISSIONS 4, WICHITA WIND SURGE 3 IN WICHITA (10 INNINGS)

San Antonio scored in the ninth on three walks and a hit batsman to tie it 3-3.  Cole Cummings singled home the deciding run in the tenth.

Multi-hit games:  Jeferson Morales was 2-for-4 with a double.  Kala'i Rosario was 2-for-5.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  Noah Cardenas 2.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Zebby Matthews struck out eight in six innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk.  John Stankiewicz struck out two and walked one in two shutout innings.

Opposition standout:  Ex-Twin Bobby Milacki pitched 2.1 scoreless innings, giving up one hit.

Record:  Wichita is 16-24, in fifth (last) place, 6.5 games behind Springfield.

PEORIA CHIEFS 3, CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS 2 IN PEORIA

William Sullivan singled home the deciding run in the ninth.

Multi-hit games:  Luke Keaschall was 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs.  Nate Baez was 2-for-4 with a triple.

Home runs:  Keaschall (6).

Multi-RBI games:  Keaschall 2.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  John Klein pitched 5.2 innings, giving up two runs on seven hits and two walks and striking out four.  Jacob Wosinski retired all five men he faced, striking out one.

Opposition standout:  Brody Moore was 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs.

Record:  Cedar Rapids is 25-15, in second place, 1.5 games behind Wisconsin.

FORT MYERS MIGHTY MUSSELS 2, DAYTONA TORTUGAS 1 IN DAYTONA

Fort Myers scored two in the first and made it hold up.

Multi-hit games:  Payton Eeles was 3-for-4 with a double.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  None.

Stolen bases:  Eeles 3 (6); Byron Chourio 2 (8).

Pitching prowess:  Ty Langenberg struck out nine in six innings, giving up one run on five hits and a walk.  Xander Hamilton struck out five in three perfect innings.

Opposition standout:  Juan Martinez pitched five innings, giving up two runs on five hits and a walk and striking out four.

Record:  Fort Myers is 18-23, tied for fourth place with Bradenton, ten games behind Clearwater.

TODAY'S TILTS

10:05  St. Paul (Adam Plutko, no record) at Buffalo--completion of suspended game followed by scheduled game
11:00  FCL Twins at FCL Pirates
5:35  Fort Myers (Tanner Hall, 0-0, 5.40) at Daytona
6:35  Cedar Rapids (C. J. Culpepper, 1-0, 3.38) at Peoria
7:05  San Antonio at Wichita (Jaylin Nowlin, 2-2, 4.76)

Happy Birthday–May 23

Dummy Hoy (1862)
Deacon Phillippe (1872)
Zack Wheat (1888)
Halsey Hall (1898)
Arch McDonald (1901)
Willis Hudlin (1906)
Augie Galan (1912)
Lennie Pearson (1918)
Lawrence Ritter (1922)
Clyde King (1924)
Skip Bertman (1938)
Tom Penders (1945)
Reggie Cleveland (1948)
Buck Showalter (1956)
Ricky Gutierrez (1970)
Ramon Ortiz (1973)
Mike Gonzalez (1978)
Mike Dunn (1985)
Jordan Zimmerman (1986)
Kyle Barraclough (1990)
Cesar Hernandez (1990)

Deacon Phillippe was the winning pitcher in the first World Series game.  He lived in what would become the state of South Dakota from 1875-1896, where his family farmed near the town of Athol.

Legendary sportswriter and broadcaster Halsey Hall broadcast Twins games from 1961-72.

Arch McDonald was an early baseball broadcaster known for his re-creations of games.

Author Lawrence Ritter wrote the excellent book, "The Glory of Their Times".

Skip Bertman was the head baseball coach at LSU from 1984-2001.

College basketball coach Tom Penders played minor league baseball for the Indians in 1968.

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Minor Details: Games of May 21

ST. PAUL SAINTS 3, BUFFALO BISONS 1 IN BUFFALO

Homers by Will Holland and Austin Martin in the fifth inning broke a 1-1 tie.

Multi-hit games:  None.

Home runs:  Holland (3); Martin (1).

Multi-RBI games:  None.

Stolen bases:  DaShawn Keirsey, Jr. (12); Holland (8).

Pitching prowess:  Louie Varland pitched six innings, giving up one run on four hits and three walks and striking out three.

Opposition standout:  Hayden Juenger struck out three in two shutout innings, giving up a hit and a walk.

Record:  St. Paul is 19-25, in ninth place, 9.5 games behind Omaha.

SAN ANTONIO MISSIONS 3, WICHITA WIND SURGE 2 IN WICHITA

San Antonio scored in the first and led all the way.  Wichita had the bases loaded when the game ended.

Multi-hit games:  Aaron Sabato was 3-for-4.  Andrew Cossetti was 2-for-3 with two walks.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  None.

Stolen bases:  Sabato (2).

Pitching prowess:  Andrew Morris pitched 5.1 innings, giving up two runs on seven hits and striking out three.

Opposition standout:  Jared Kollar pitched five innings, giving up one run on seven hits and striking out four.

Record:  Wichita is 16-23, in fifth (last) place, seven games behind Springfield.

CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS 8, PEORIA CHIEFS 6 IN PEORIA (10 INNINGS)

Ricardo Olivar's RBI single brought home the go-ahead run.

Multi-hit games:  Dalton Shuffield was 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, two runs, and four RBIs.

Home runs:  Shuffield (1).

Mutli-RBI games:  Shuffield 4.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  A. J. Labas struck out four in two perfect innings.  Ricardo Velez pitched two perfect innings, striking out one.

Opposition standout:  Leonardo Bernal was 2-for-4 with a double.

Record:  Cedar Rapids is 25-14, in second place, a half game behind Wisconsin.

FORT MYERS MIGHTY MUSSELS 7, DAYTONA TORTUGAS 4 IN DAYTONA

Fort Myers scored four in the second inning and led the rest of the way.

Multi-hit games:  Kyle Hess was 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs.  Poncho Ruiz was 2-for-4 with a double and a walk.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  Payton Eeles 2.

Stolen bases:  Hess 2 (3); Byron Chourio (6).

Pitching prowess:  Spencer Bengard struck out eight in six innings, giving up one run on five hits.

Opposition standout:  Yassel Pino was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs.

Record:  Fort Myers is 17-23, tied for fourth with Bradenton, ten games behind Clearwater.

FCL BRAVES 13, FCL TWINS 4 AT BRAVES

Douglas Glod's two-run homer in the fourth gave the Braves a 3-1 lead and they scored in every inning after that.

Multi-hit games:  Yasser Mercedes was 3-for-4 with two triples and two runs.  Dameury Pena was 2-for-4 with three RBIs.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  Pena 3.

Stolen bases:  Yilber Herrera (4); Omari Daniel (3).

Pitching prowess:  None.

Opposition standout:  Glod was 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, three runs, and three RBIs.

Record:  The FCL Twins are 8-4, in second place, a half game behind the FCL Pirates.

TODAY'S TILTS

12:05  St. Paul (Randy Dobnak, 3-3, 4.54 at Buffalo
5:35  Fort Myers (TBD) at Daytona
6:35  Cedar Rapids (John Klein, 3-0, 3.03) at Peoria
7:05  San Antonio at Wichita (Zebby Matthews, 1-0, 0.77)

Remodeled basement. Same half-baked taste.