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Colin Jenkins powers M.O.T. past Milton

By Brandon Bossert 11:17pm, July 23, 2016
VIDEO: Jenkins' 2-run blast and Jake Blair's pitching powers M.O.T. by Milton.
When you have your opponent's scouting report it gives you a leg up on the competition.

"I was expecting to get a lot of curveballs, because (Ty Husbands) throws a nasty curveball," said Colin Jenkins, M.O.T. center fielder. "He threw a first-pitch ball, and I was expecting the curveball. I saw it, it was hanging, so I took one out."

Jenkins went deep in the first inning for a two-run shot. Middletown Odessa Township's offense tacked on insurance runs throughout, and they went on to defeat Milton 8-2 in the first game of the 2016 Major Baseball State Tournament Saturday evening in Newark.

Starting pitcher Jake Blair kept Milton at bay on the mound, allowing no runs in 3.2 innings pitched. Blair allowed just five base runners while he was on the hill.

Blair was taken out in the fourth, but he remained in the thick of the action. With two out and the bases loaded, Blair, now a second baseman, caught a pop-up to end the Milton threat.

Milton finally broke through in the sixth with two runs, but Blair was there to make the final two put-outs of the inning, again snuffing out the flames.

M.O.T. took advantage of Milton mistakes all game. Two walks and two wild pitches in the third led to an M.O.T. run. Jenkins smashed another hanging curve into right, this time for a single scoring another run and the lead grew to 5-0.

Insurance runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth for M.O.T. put the game out of reach for good.

M.O.T. will play Brandywine Little League Sunday night at 7 p.m. at Newark National Little League field on Possum Park Road.



Eickhoff roughed up as Marlins knock off Phils

By Associated Press 8:19am, July 22, 2016
Tom Koehler pitched eight strong innings, Ichiro Suzuki moved within four hits of reaching 3,000 for his career and the Miami Marlins pounded out 16 hits in a 9-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies Thursday night.

Christian Yelich homered for the Marlins, who won three of four over the Phillies to cap a seven-game road trip 5-2. Miami moved 11/2 games ahead of the idle Mets for the second wild-card spot in the National League. The Marlins return home for an important 10-game series that begins on Friday night against the Mets.

Ryan Howard and Freddy Galvis homered for Philadelphia, which has dropped four of five.

Phillies outfielder Aaron Altherr had his rehab assignment moved to Double-A Reading on Thursday. Altherr has been out all year after injuring his wrist in spring training.



Tillman wins 14th as Orioles beat Yankees

By Associated Press 5:06pm, July 21, 2016
Chris Tillman tied for the major league lead with his 14th win, pitching four-hit ball for seven innings and helping the depleted Baltimore Orioles avert a four-game sweep at Yankee Stadium, beating New York 4-1 Thursday.

The Orioles had lost four straight overall, costing them their lead in the AL East. The Yankees had won four in a row.

Baltimore slugger Chris Davis, shortstop Manny Machado and manager Buck Showalter returned from a stomach bug that's hit the clubhouse.

But Orioles center fielder Adam Jones didn't play because of back spasms, catcher Matt Wieters missed his third consecutive game after being hit by a pitch in the foot and rookie outfielder Joey Rickard sat out with an injured thumb.

Tillman (14-2) matched White Sox ace Chris Sale for the most victories in the majors. He won his fourth straight start, allowing exactly one run in each outing.

Tillman gave up three hits and two walks to the first eight batters, capped by Starlin Castro's RBI single. The tall right-hander then set down 16 of his final hitters.

Brad Brach pitched the eighth and Zach Britton closed for his 30th save in as many chances.

CC Sabathia (5-8) lost on his 36th birthday, leaving him 0-4 in his last six starts. He also stumbled and fell on the mound while trying to throw a pitch in the sixth, with the ball skittering onto the grass and resulting in a balk.

J.J. Hardy grounded a two-out, two-run single off the glove of shortstop Didi Gregorius in the first inning, and Jonathan Schoop sliced a two-out, two-run double in the seventh.

The Orioles began the day 3 for 33 with runners in scoring position since the All-Star break. Mark Trumbo, tied for the big league lead in home runs, threw down his bat after popping up in a key spot in the first, but Hardy soon delivered with the bases loaded.

Julio Borbon singled in the seventh for his first hit in the majors since 2013 with the Cubs, setting up Schoop's double that finished Sabathia.



Rocks score early and often to beat Pelicans

By Myrtle Beach Pelicans 8:20am, July 22, 2016
Charcer Burks extended his on-base streak to 21 games and Yasiel Balaguert smacked his team-high 13th home run of the season, but the Myrtle Beach Mermen fell 9-4 to the Wilmington Blue Rocks Thursday in front of a sellout crowd of 6,599 at TicketReturn.com Field.

Wilmington (35-61, 8-19) got the scoring going right away against Mermen (49-48, 13-14) starter Jake Stinnett (7-4). After Brian Bien reached on an error to start the top of the first, Anderson Miller homered to the opposite field to make it 2-0 Blue Rocks. Samir Duenez then singled to right before stealing second base. After a wild pitch, Duenez came home on a Myrtle Beach error to open up a 3-0 advantage.

Rashad Crawford singled to begin the bottom of the first for Myrtle Beach. After advancing to second on a balk, he scored on an error to make the score 3-1.

In the top of the second, Wilmington got a single from Austin Bailey before a Robert Pehl single coupled with an error allowed Bailey to score from first. After a sacrifice bunt moved Pehl to third, Miller drove him in on a sacrifice fly to right, extending the Blue Rocks lead to 5-1.

The Blue Rocks kept the line moving in the third, getting three straight hits from Chad Johnson, Elier Hernandez and Luis Villegas to load the bases with nobody out. Baily and Pehl followed by plating runs on consecutive sacrifice flies to make it 7-1.

With Myrtle Beach trailing 7-1 in the bottom of the third, Crawford drew a leadoff walk and promptly stole second base. Gleyber Torres then reached on an error to push Crawford to third. Blue Rocks starter Corey Ray (6-3) uncorked a wild pitch, allowing Crawford to score and make the tally 7-2. Two batters later, Balaguert lined a homer over the stands in left center to cut the deficit to 7-4.

However, Myrtle Beach wouldn't get any closer. Ray went six innings, allowing just two earned runs on four hits while striking out eight.

Still leading by three in the top of the sixth, Pehl led off with a single before Bien reached on a fielder's choice. The next batter was Miller, who clubbed an RBI triple to the wall in center to make it 8-4. Duenez followed with a single to right to score Miller and cap the scoring at 9-4.

Coming in off the bench in the eighth inning, Burks singled to left to pass Ian Happ for the longest on-base streak by a Myrtle Beach player this season at 21 games.

Derek Gordon and Jake Kalish combined for three shutout innings to polish off the Blue Rocks' victory.

Myrtle Beach reliever Tommy Nance worked two scoreless innings in his High-A debut.

Myrtle Beach and Wilmington will meet again at 7:05 p.m. on Friday. RHP Trevor Clifton (4-6, 3.23 ERA) makes the start for the home team against LHP Matt Tenuta (3-7, 6.08 ERA).



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