On a Monday evening affair at Ernie Howlett Park, the Dodgers squared off against the Silver Spur Cubs. The Dodgers loaded the bases in the top of the 1st, off Cubs starter Grant Holdworth, but were unable to plate a run. Sean Lee took the hill for the Dodgers, and appeared to be on pace for a complete game. It only took 24 pitches for him to get through the first two innings without allowing a run. The game entered the top of the 3rd as a 0-0 tie. The Dodgers got things going in the 3rd on a leadoff single up the middle by Michael Masellis. From there, the Dodgers tallied 6 runs, with most coming on a slew of singles. The Dodgers entered the bottom of the 6th with a comfortable 6-0 lead. Much to the dismay of the fans, Sean Lee had to come out of the game due to injury with a runner on 1st. Reid Howard took over for the Dodgers. Reid was solid on the mound, aside from a hard hit 2-run double by Jake Ward of the Cubs. The Dodgers entered the top of the 4th with a 6-3 lead. The Dodgers would score 3 more in the top of the 4th to take a commanding 9-3 lead. The Cubs put several balls into play in the bottom of the 4th, but the bats were silenced by two strong defensive plays by Dodgers second baseman Lucas Nulman. Luka Ibanez led off with a single for the Dodger in the 5th. Each team scored runs in the 5th inning, and the game entered the 6th with the Dodgers ahead 10-5. The Dodgers were further energized in the 6th on a hard hit line drive single by Heath Casey. The Dodgers would take a 12-5 lead, but the game was called due to darkness, and the score reverted back to 10-5.
With the win, the Dodgers improve to 4-1 on the season. Next up for the Dodgers is another Interleague Game on Wednesday, 3/18 @ 5:00 PM at LBLL against the Rolling Hills Mariners.
It was an early morning 8:30 start, with the Dodgers visiting the Cardinals. The Dodgers led off the game with a walk by Joseph Sarmiento, who would come around to score on a triple by Sean Lee off starting pitcher Holt Tyler. The Cardinals would answer with a run of their own in the bottom of the first with a single by Jake Pekarek that scored Keegan Smith. Both starting pitchers were strong from there, and the score was 2-1 Dodgers after 3 innings. The Dodgers hung 5 runs on the board in the top of the 5th, with the highlight being a two out 3 run fly ball single by Diego Gutierrez. Joseph Sarmiento pitched a scoreless bottom of the 4th, and the Dodgers entered the 5th inning with a commanding 7-1 lead. The Cardinals hung 5 runs of their own in the bottom of the 5th, with two of the runs scoring on a triple by Avi Desai. Keegan Smith pitched a scoreless top of the 6th, and the game entered the bottom half of the inning with a score of 7-6. Pitcher Wes Agnew retired the first two batters of the inning, and then Avi Desai reached first on an infield single. With speed now on the base path, the Cardinals 3rd base coach sent Avi to second on an attempted steal. He was thrown out at second to end the game by a perfect throw from catcher Joseph Sarmiento, and an equally perfect tag by shortstop Sean Lee. With the victory, the Dodgers improved to 3-1 on the season. The Dodgers will be boarding the team bus on Monday, and heading to Earnie Howlett Park to take on the Silver Spur Cubs at 5 PM.
The Dodgers, who were looking to make it two wins in a row to start the season took the field today against the PV White Sox. After a leadoff walk by Joseph Sarmiento to start the game, Reid Howard got the Dodgers on the board with a run scoring triple on the first pitch he saw. The Dodgers scored another run to jump out to a quick 2-0 lead. The White Sox tied the game in the bottom of the second off Dodgers starter Wes Agnew. The Dodgers hung another 4 runs in the top of the second, with the highlight being a three run, bases clearing double by Joseph Sarmiento. Wes Agnew pitched a scoreless second inning to give the Dodgers a comfortable 6-2 lead.
From the third inning onward, pitching took over for both teams. Joesph Sarmiento pitched a scoreless 4th inning for the Dodgers, and closer Sean Lee came in during the the 5th inning to record 3 strikeouts, and secure the 8-5 victory for the Dodgers.
The Dodgers tallied six hits in the game, with both Sean Lee and Reid Howard collecting multiple hits.
The Dodgers now have a long layover until they take on the Rolling Hills Mets at the Lunada Bay next Wednesday at 4 PM.