may2007

Midland Explorers Results - Erie, PA

May 29, 2007

Midland, MI


Erie, PA
 
The Midland Explorers opened their 2007 season at the Baumann Invitational tournament.  After winning their first 3 games, they lost their last game of the round-robin part of the tourney, and then lost the first game of the playoffs.
 
Game 1
Explorers 3
St. Thomas (ON) 2
WP - Grant Patterson (1-0)
LP - Steve Langley (Dan Beecroft in the 5th)
Both teams scored 2 unearned runs.  Craig Crawford with a single and decisive RBI in the 4th.
 
Game 2
Explorers 10
Elkland (PA) 2
WP - Mike Joseph (1-0)
LP - Jason Smith
Steve Roberts (3x3) and Kyle Beane (2x3) each had 3 RBI for Midland, Eddy Ketelhut had a 2 RBI double.  Todd Moore (1) had an inside-the-park home run.  Elkland's Brian Miller had a solo home run for Elkland.
 
Game 3  (shortened to 5 innings due to rain delay)
Explorers 3
Innerkip (ON) 1
WP - Grant Patterson  (2-0)
LP - Dan Skillings
Craig Crawford was 2x2 with 2 RBI and Todd Schultz had an RBI for Midland
 
Game 4 (shortened to 5 innings due to rain delay)
Ashland (OH) 2
Explorers 1
WP - Jeff Wilson
LP - Brent Lynch (0-1)
Ashland scored an unearned run in the 3rd.  Ketelhut had an RBI triple to tie the game.  A 2-out single in the bottom of the 5th gave Ashland the win.
 
With a 3-1 record, Explorers win their pool and earn a berth to the ISC World Tournament
 
Game 5 (shortened to 5 innings per direction of tournament director) - Playoff semi-final
Power (PA) 5
Explorers 1
WP - Eric Fogel
LP - Mike Joseph (1-1)
Derrick Zechman had 2 doubles and scored twice for the Power.  Todd Schultz had a HR (1) and was 3x3 for the Explorers.
 
Explorers play next at the Boulevard Lounge/Explorer Invitational at Emerson Park in Midland the weekend of June 8th.
 
Kyle Beane
 
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