GIRLS SHOW THEIR POWER WINNING THEIR FIRST GAME 7-5
Girl Power brought out the power to win their first game of the season over Wild Things 7-5. After losing 3 heart breaking games to start the season the pressure was on to get into the win column. Sonya Deville was sent to the mound very determined to give her team a lift. Wild Things sent veteran Chet Steadman to the bump.
The game started out much like the previous two games have for Girl Power. Deville walked Kelly leak in the 1st inning. Darryl Palmer singled advancing Leak to third but got injured on the play and had to be removed from the game. Clue Heyward drove in Leak with a sacrifice fly. The game stayed at 1-0 until the bottom of the third when Girl Power started to make noise. Sarah Logan and Nikki Bella opened the inning with back to back singles. Up came Nattie and Paige elected to have her swing away instead of bunting over the lead runners. Nattie grounds into a double play advancing Logan to third. Sasha Banks walked but was then caught attempting to steal second. An inning that had so much promise comes up empty.
Lou Brown had his team in the same position in the top of the 4th inning after a single by Pedro Cerrano and a walk to Roger Dorn. Manny Alvarado sacrificed both runners over and Mickey Scales hit a 2 run single extending the Wild Things lead to 3-0. Deville responded by striking out Willie Maye Hayes and Leak back to back ending the top half of the 4th inning.
Just in case you haven’t been paying attention the 4th inning belongs to Girl Power. Steadman struck out the first two batters then it was all Girl Power. Charlotte and Nia Jax walked. Ronda Rousey drive in Charlotte with a single. Logan singles to load the bases and Nikki Bella ripped a 2 run double to tie the game up. They did it again. Another big 4th inning evened up the game. This time Deville was going to make sure this game was going to be different. She began a string 11 straight batters she would retire from the 4th through the 7th inning.
In the bottom of the 6th inning with one out Rousey and Logan went a back to back and a belly to belly HR’s to give Girl Power a 5 to 3 lead. The assault continued into the 7th inning with Ryan Dunne now on the mound. Carmella singled and stole a base for the second time in the game. After striking out Charlotte, Jax hit her third HR of the season to extend the lead to 7-3. Two batters later Dunne was knocked out of the game and Hog Ellis was able to stop the bleeding.
As we head to the top of the 8th inning it was decision time for Paige. Deville was cruising and with a 4 run lead Paige stuck with her. Downtown Anderson and Heyward opened up the inning with back to back singles. Deville was replaced by Zelina Vega who gave up a 2 run triple to Jack Parkman but was able to retire the next three batters stranding Parkman on third. Tamina Snuka came in the game to record her first save and Girl Power was left celebrating their first win of the season.
When asked about her decision to keep Deville in the game to start the 8th inning Paige replied, “She deserved a chance to keep pitching. She battled her ass off. We had a 4 run lead. So it was easy for me to keep her in. But Vega did a good job keeping the lead.” Paige was a bit testy after the game because of all the second guessing. She went on to say, “I know all of you will second guess my decisions. I didn’t want to bunt with Nattie up. I wanted a big inning and I went with my gut. All that matters is that we won the game. Tomorrow I may decide to bunt in that same situation. As long as we win that is all I care about.” Jax commented after the game commented “We are a family here and pull for each other. Especially our coach. We will fight to the end of every game.”
Lou Brown saw his starting pitcher Chet Steadman lose his control and then give up 3 HR’s. “I didn’t like the way he looked. I am going to keep my eyes on him.” Tomorrow’s starters are Freddy Shoop for Wild Things and Alexa Bliss for Girl Power.
WONDERBOYS OVER POWER BROTHERHOOD
Today we saw just how powerful Wonderboy can be doubling up Brotherhood 12-6. Wonderboy smacked 5 HR’s today including 2 by Roy Hobbs and Rigo Sanchez was effective enough to pick up the win. Wonderboy started early with back to back HR’s by Bobby Rayburn and Hobbs in the top of the 1st. Brotherhood took the lead in the bottom of the 3rd with an RBI single by Kofi Kingston and a 3 run HR by Big Show.
That was all the highlights for Brotherhood as Wonderboy took over the game for good in the top of the 4th inning. Davis Birch hit a game tying 2 run HR. Two batters later Bo Gentry hit his first HR of the year. Pat Corning’s RBI triple chased Brotherhood starting pitcher Finn Balor. With Ricochet pitching in the 5th inning Wonderboy went to work once again with Lou Collins hitting a bases loaded triple. Hobbs hit his second HR of the game in the 9th inning.
Brotherhood was quiet offensively after the third inning scratching out single runs in the 5th and 6th innings in route to their first loss of the season. R Truth gets the ball for Brotherhood tomorrow while Mike McGrevey takes the hill for Wonderboy.
Finn Balor spoke after the game. “I got the ball up today and I paid for it. I won’t beat any team if I pitch like that.” When asked if Pop Fisher considered taking out Sanchez earlier in the game he had this to say. “He was struggling big time. No doubt about it. I wanted to try to get him the win. In the 6th I felt I had to get him. A big blast and it becomes a 1 run game.”
ANDRE LEADS A 16 HIT ATTACK IN LEGENDARY’S BLOWOUT WIN
Andre The Giant hit a pair of 2 run HR’s as Legendary clubs 5 homers to beat the Outlaws 12-5. Triple H hit a 3 run HR in the top of the 1st inning as Legendary scored 12 runs in the first 5 innings to cruise to an easy win. Andre hit his first 2 run HR in the second knocking out the very ineffective Sheamus. The Undertaker followed with a solo shot in the third. Andre’s second 2 run HR in the top of the 4th extended the lead to 9-0. Shawn Michaels hit a 3 run HR in the 5th as the rout was on.
Roddy Piper started for Legendary and he cruised into the 8th inning before getting pulled from the game. The lone bright spot for the Outlaws was Baron Corbin’s 4 scoreless innings to keep this game from being an embarrassment.
Outlaws co manager Shane McMahon had this to say after the game. “It’s hard to compete when your down so big before you get to hit. But we expect our team to compete at all times.”
Tomorrow’s starting pitchers are The Rock for Legendary and Shinsuke Nakamura for the Outlaws.