2013 Allstar Game Recap PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 28 June 2013 11:38
AllStar Game Recap! 7/27/13

National League AllStars
American League AllStars

When the dust settled in 2012, only one American League team was found present in the final four. And for the first time ever, we had a NL vs NL Township series. The two leagues structured much differently; Monday (AL) playing a much more laid back environment, while the Thursdays (NL) was all on competition! After Brian Meyers and Bryan Jennings destroyed the offensive record book last season, much talk has stirred about the NL being better! Through the first half of 2013, the NL was raking over the AL in the interleague scoreboard! A 19-11 edge put quite the wind the sails of the NL being much more dominate than the AL. But as with every season, the best stars are compiled for an annual 9-inning exhibition game that gives a years worth of bragging rights!

This year's AllStar Captains were Mike Hogan of Wiff This for the AL and Mason Everett of the Scared Hitless for the NL.

National League
Team
Mason Everett
HIT
David Ayres
HIT
Kevin Marszalek
FRI
Adam Nash
DBL
Paul Wolf
FRI
Kelly Brophy
BEL
Travis Branch
LEM
Josh Rhoton
DBL
Jordan Buckallew DBL
Mike Siegel SID
Ben Gladysz FRI
American League
Team
Mike Hogan
WIF
Brian Meyers
IND
Conor Barr
CHU
Kevin Roe
LOT
Luke Miller
IND
John Quardokus
CHU
Matt Steffic
WIF




After a dominate first half, Kelly Brophy looked to continue being stingy as he took the hill first for the NL Allstars. Last years Allstar MVP, Conor Barr toed the rubber first for the AL.

Kelly worked fast and efficiently, as he mowed down the AL hitters for the first three innings; Fanning 6 hitters while only walking one. On the other side, Conor stuck out the side in the 1st and 2nd before the wheels started to wobble! In the top half of the 3rd, Conor would load the bases on walks before Adam Nash slapped a oppo 2-run single to right. Two more walks, chased in another run to give the NL a early 3-0 lead.

For the second straight year, the AL ended up pulling the starter, trailing with 2 outs in the 3rd. Mike Hogan inherited an infield full of runners (again), but struck out Kevin Marszalek (again) to escape the 3rd without any more damage.

Josh Rhoton took over for Brophy and was greeted by a quick burst of offense. Roe would lead off with a walk and score on a single by Luke Miller, Steffic would slap a single and Meyers capped the inning with a clutch 3-run oppo bomb that sailed into the trees! The Homerun gave the AL a 4-3 lead.

Mike Hogan was masterful on the mound as he worked through his three innings of work. Pounding the corners of the board, he struck out 8 without giving up any hits or walks. Next out of the pen was rookie Kevin Roe.

In the top half of the 7th, Rhoton would hit a one hopper to the right-center fence. An overthrow by Luke Miller let Rhoton continue on to third, followed by an overthrow from Roe to 3rd, allowed Josh to scurry home to tie the game on what should be known as a "teeball homerun"!

With an even score, the NL chased one of their best pitchers to the mound; David Ayres. While the AL turned to their crafty veteran John Quardokus. Both pitchers worked the strikezone!





With 2-outs in the 9th with Nash on first, JQ gave up a deep bomb to center. Fellow Chucker teammate, Conor Barr, leaped from a full sprint to rob a 2-run homer off the bat of Josh Rhoton! Securing the ball and flipping over the outfield fence! Arguably more impressive than "The Play" by Steve Everett that put the KWL on the National map. But we can leave that debate for the future....Back to Conor's grab...UNBELIEVABLE! A play so good that both the NL and AL players rushed out to welcome him back to the playing field side of the fence!

Before the dust settled after Barr's catch, the park rang out with a "thwack"! Sandlot Rookie Kevin Roe seizing the moment, ripped ball deep to left center that not even Conor could have brought back! Rounding the bases, the

AL Allstars quickly gathered around home-plate to welcome home the winning run of the 2013 Allstar game!

 

Kevin Roe would take home the Allstar MVP honors going 2-5 with the walk-off homerun! The first in Allstar history!

With the win, the AL takes a commanding 5-2 record these exhibition contests. Regardless of the results, the NL and AL both put on a show that all the veterans of the leagues are calling "The Greatest Allstar Game in KWL History"! Exactly what the league needed get the blood flowing in our veins again, after a coma like first half.

June 22nd, 2013 @ Township Park
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
R
H
National
0
0
3
0
2
0
1
0
0
4
3
>American
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
1
5
7
National League
Player
AB
R
H
RBI
BB
k
4
0
1
2
3
2
5
2
1
1
2
2
5
1
0
1
2
2
6
0
0
0
1
4
Jordan Buckallew 7 0 1 0 0 4
Mike Siegel 3 0 0 0 0 2
3
0
0
0
0
2
Totals
33
4
3
4
8
18
RBI: Adam Nash 2, Mason Everett, Josh Rhoton
American League
Player
AB
R
H
RBI
BB
k
7
1
1
1
0
2
5
1
2
0
2
1
6 1 2 3 1 2
Mike Hogan 7 0 0 0 0 2
Kevin Roe 5 2 2 1 2 2
5
0
0
0
1
2
Totals
35
5
7
5
6
11
HR: Brian Meyers, Kevin Roe
RBI: Luke Miller, Brian Meyers 3, Kevin Roe
National League
Player
IP
H
R
BB
K
HR
3
0
0
0
5
0
2
3
4
1
1
1
2
2
0
3
3
0
L-David Ayres 2.33 2 1 1 1 1
Totals
8.33
7
4
6
11
2
Batters faced: Brophy 10, Rhoton 10, Wolf 11, Ayres 10
American League
Player
IP
H
R
BB
K
HR
2.66
1
3
6
6
0
3
0
0
0
8
0
2
2
1
1
1
0
2.33
0
0
1
2
0
Totals
9
6
4
4
13
1
Batters faced: Conor 15, Hogan 9, Roe 9, Quardokus 8


Photography by Amber Hutson Photography















Photos from Allstar Saturday can be seen here: Amber Hutson Photography

Photography by Amber Hutson Photography
Last Updated on Friday, 28 June 2013 12:14
 

Standings

American North W L
Friars 20 9
PF Flyers 19 10
Wiff This 18 11
Shanghai Chuckers 16 13
Special K's 14 15
The Sandlot 11 18
Angry Balls 8 21
National North W L
Glory Days 7 24 5
Diablos 17 12
The Scared Hitless 17 12
Growlers 16 13
Ice Cold Pitchers 15 14
Graboids 6 23
Firebirds 2 27
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