GIRL POWER RIDE DEVILLE, 4 HOMERS FOR MUCH NEEDED WIN
Sonya Deville is starting to build up a reputation as the team stopper. For the second time in as many starts Deville stopped a losing streak as Girl Power avoids a sweep to Wonderboy with a 7-3 victory.
The game did not start off good for Deville as Juan Primo led off the game with a double and Bobby Rayburn hit a 2 run HR that erased a brief 1-0 lead Girl Power lead on a solo HR by Charlotte Flair.
Sarah Logan’s solo HR in the second tied the game up and Carmella’s solo shot gave Girl Power the lead in the 3rd inning. Girl Power continued to talk on the runs in the 4th as Nikki Bella drove in Ronda Rousey with a sacrifice fly and Nattie drove in Logan with a double.
Juan Primo had an RBI single in the 5th for Wonderboy making the score 5-3 Girl Power as Deville settled in and finished the game by pitching 7 innings of 3 run ball. In the 9th inning Nikki Bella hit a 2 run HR to put the game away. Zelina Vega pitched 2 scoreless innings in relief for another bright spot.
Girl Power is just 2-7 on the season but have been in every game. “We really needed that win today,” said Paige. “I know we will be fine. These women compete every game. We will get results. It will come.”
Wonderboy is 5-4 on the season and while star catcher Crash Davis is set to return from an injury Low Collins went down today. We asked Pop Fisher about the injuries. “We were excited to get Crash back tomorrow and then Lou goes down. But I don’t expect to struggle like out backup catchers did when Crash was out.” When asked about Girl Power. “Tough team. They were right there with us. Those games could have gone either way. They also did a great job controlling Roy Hobbs.”
Next up for Girl Power is Legendary. Wonderboy gets Wild Things.
BLACK & BALOR & BROTHERHOOD CRUISE TO WIN
Finn Balor pitched 7 strong innings and Aleister Black drives in 4 runs as Brotherhood avoids a sweep with an 8-2 win over Legendary.
Roman Reigns singled home Kofi Kingston in the top of the first inning and Brotherhood never looked back from there. Balor got into a groove, firing zeros at Legendary as Brotherhood started to pull away in the middle innings.
Black hit a 2 run HR in the 5th and followed that with a 2 run base hit in the 6th to build a 6-0 lead. The Brotherhood victory forged a tie with Legendary for the top spot in the league.
“Balor was tremendous today,” said Titus O’Neil. “He was impressive and Aleister stepped up hitting before Kofi who is always in the middle of every rally.” Next up for Brotherhood is a home series with the Outlaws. Legendary goes on the road to play Girl Power.
WILD THINGS HOLDS ON TO AVOID SWEEP BY OUTLAWS
Wild Things scored 5 runs in the first two innings as Chet Steadman and the bullpen held on to pick up a hard fought 5-4 victory over the Outlaws.
Darryl Palmer hit a 2 run HR in the top of the first inning and followed that by cracking a 3 run HR the next inning to give the Wild Things all the runs they would need in route to the victory.
Before the game got out of line Outlaw Manager Shane McMahon replaced starting pitcher Sheamus with Andrade in the top of the third inning with the bases loaded and 2 out. Andrade got that last batter out and pitched another 6 innings of scoreless baseball to keep The Outlaws in the game.
Drew McIntyre drove in the first Outlaw run in the 4th inning followed by RBI’s by Erick Rowan and Brock Lesnar in the 6th inning. With the Wild Things clinging to a 5-3 lead things got interesting in the bottom of he 8th.
With Cliff Youngsberry in the game he walked Luke Harper. Then Mcintyre and The Miz followed with singles to load the bases with no one out. Erick Rowan’s RBI groundout made the score 5-4 and on the play McIntyre and Miz made it to second and third. Youngsberry then retired the next 2 batters to end the inning,
The Duke came into the 9th inning for the save and he promptly gave up a lead off single to Lio Rush. Rush stole second to put the tying run on second. Shane McMahon then had Sami Zayn try to sacrifice Rush to third, but he was cut down. After Zayn’s failed sacrifice bunt attempt The Duke settled down and struck out Elias and Luke Harper to end the game.
The Outlaws failed to sweep Wild Things but the play has improved. But we have been unable to speak to any of the players and management as the McMahons are still not allowing media access. Next up for the Outlaws is a series against the first place Brotherhood.
Wild Things manager Lou Brown had this to say after the game. “We needed that win. No one wants to get swept. Darryl got us started early. I felt Chet was starting to lose it. We may have gotten fortunate we held on to win. Youngsberry has got to pitch better.” Next up for Wild Things is a series at Wonderboy.