August 2019


HDL Royals Holds Off HDL Cardinals For Victory

Cont’d from rain delay 7/14 – 9AM – 8.11.19 – Royals 9 – Cardinals 8

Despite seeing its seven-run lead whittled down by the end, the HDL Royals still held off the HDL Cardinals for a 9-8 victory on Sunday. HDL Cardinals scored seven runs in the failed comeback on a double by Cesar Cabrera in the fifth, a single by Brandon Poyner in the fifth, a double by Calvin Moore, Sr. in the fifth, a groundout by Tim Wallenstrom in the fifth, a double by Carlos Cabrera in the fifth, and a single by Cabrera in the sixth.

HDL Cardinals scored six runs in the fifth inning, but HDL Royals still managed to pull out the victory. HDL Cardinals offense in the inning was led by CabreraPoyner,Moore, Sr.Wallenstrom, and Cabrera, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.

HDL Cardinals opened up scoring in the first inning. HDL Cardinals scored one run when Jake Hatchett doubled.

HDL Royals pulled away for good with seven runs in the third inning. In the third an error scored one run for HDL Royals 2019, Judson Belote drew a walk, scoring one run, Chris Pegues singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs, Carlos Gotera singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run, an error scored one run for HDL Royals.

Cody Dunn got the win for the HDL Royals. He surrendered one run on two hits over three innings, striking out five. Emmanuel Avila and Alex Vivas entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.

Hatchett took the loss for HDL Cardinals. He lasted four innings, allowing six hits and eight runs while striking out three.

HDL Royals tallied eight hits on the day. Gotera and Tyler Dunn all had multiple hits for HDL RoyalsDunn and Gotera each collected two hits to lead HDL RoyalsHDL Royals didn’t commit a single error in the field. Vivas had the most chances in the field with one.

HDL Cardinals saw the ball well today, racking up 12 hits in the game. HatchettSteve Mitchell, and Cabrera all collected multiple hits for HDL CardinalsHatchett went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead HDL Cardinals in hits.

HDL Royals Falls To HDL Cardinals After Fifth Inning Score

Week 14 – 8.11.19 – 10AM – Cardinals 11 – Royals 5

Sunday’s game against the HDL Cardinals was a heartbreaker for the HDL Royals, as they lost the lead late in an 11-5 defeat. The game was tied at five with the HDL Cardinals batting in the top of the fifth when Calvin Moore, Sr. singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.

The HDL Royals struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing HDL Cardinals, giving up 11 runs.

The HDL Royals got things moving in the first inning, when Carlos Gotera singled, scoring two runs.

Brandon Poyner took the win for the HDL Cardinals. He lasted five innings, allowing eight hits and five runs while striking out one. Jake Hatchett threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.

Nick Harris took the loss for the HDL Royals. He lasted five innings, allowing ten hits and 11 runs while striking out seven.

Harris led the HDL Royals with two hits in three at bats.

The HDL Cardinals tallied 11 hits on the day. HatchettPoyner, and Jason Nilsen each managed multiple hits.

WEEK 13 Recap

The Royals Hold Onto Victory As The Mets Almost Erases 5-Run Deficit

The Royals built a five-run lead in the second inning and then held off The Mets charge for a 7-5 victory on Friday, August 2nd. The Mets scored two runs on a double in the fourth inning.

The Royals fired up the offense in the first inning, when Nick Harris doubled, scoring one run.

Johel Fumero was the winning pitcher for the Royals. He went three innings, allowing five runs on four hits and striking out three. Alex Vivas threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen. Vivas recorded the last nine outs to earn the save for the Royals.

Travis Hill took the loss for the Mets. He surrendered seven runs on 12 hits over six innings, striking out three.

The Royals had 12 hits in the game. Ramon MoretaChris PeguesRamon Urdaneta, and Carlos Varela all managed multiple hits for the RoyalsVarelaUrdanetaPegues, and Moreta each managed two hits to lead the Royals.

The Mets tallied seven hits on the day. Kevin High and Orville Nevels all had multiple hits for the Mets. The Mets didn’t commit a single error in the field. Travis Hill had the most chances in the field with one.


SUNDAY, August 4, 2019 Surprise:  Cardinals 7 – Yankees 6



The game was a battle between 2 pitchers who matched each other pitch for pitch.

Jake Hatchett went 8 innings allowing 6 runs, (5 ER) 6 hits, 8 K’s, and 9 walks.  Fernando Edio equaled Jake with 8 innings pitched allowing 7 runs (6 ER), 8 hits, 8 K’s and 8 walks.

The game winning hit came in the bottom of the 8th with bases loaded and 1 out off the bat of Rene B.

Other players having productive at bats were Jose Navarro (2/2), Juan Castillo 2 RBI’s for the Yankees. Cardinal hitters who stood out were Kevin Latham (2/4), Freddy Henriquez (2/2)

The Cardinals had been struggling during the first half of the season and desperately needed something positive. They had lost too many games in the late innings when victory was so close.  Maybe they can build on this accomplishment to turn around a frustrating season. (Same could be said for the St. Louis Cardinals)


Cardinals Fall Short To Mets, 8-4

Sunday – 7.28.19 – 9AM – Mets 8 – Cardinals 4

After the Mets scored two runs in the top of the sixth, the Cardinals answered with two of their own. Mets scored when Jason Mayrena singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run and an error scored one run for HDL Mets 2019. Cardinals then answered when Cesar Cabrera doubled, scoring two runs.

The Mets took the lead for good with two runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Kevin High tripled, scoring one run and Barry Cummins singled on, scoring one run.

Wes Hill was the winning pitcher for the Mets. He allowed three hits and two runs over four innings, striking out four. John Hardin and Travis Hill entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.

Ben Eldred took the loss for the Cardinals. He went five innings, allowing five runs on 12 hits, striking out six and walking one.

Cabrera led Cardinals with two hits in three at bats.

The Mets collected 15 hits. Cory MorganMayrenaHillJose SanchezHigh, and Hardin all managed multiple hits. Morgan went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead in hits.

Yankees Can’t Catch Up To Royals

Sunday – 7.28.19 – 11:30AM – Royals 13 – Yankees 3

The Yankees fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 13-3 loss to the Royals on Sunday. The Royals scored on a single by Alex Vivas and a single by Ramon Urdaneta in the second inning.

The Yankees struggled to contain the high-powered offense of the Royals, giving up 13 runs.

The Royals pulled away for good with two runs in the second inning. In the second Vivas singled, scoring one run and Urdaneta singled scoring another run.

The Royals scored five runs in the eighth inning which was led by VivasRamon MoretaUrdanetaJuan Palima, and Cody Dunn, who all drove in runs.

Vivas earned the win in which he allowed six hits and two runs over four innings. Nick Harris threw four innings in relief out of the bullpen.

Juan Castillio took the loss which he went six innings, allowing eight runs on 14 hits, striking out two and walking zero.

The Yankees tallied eight hits in the game. Carlos Bello and Castillio each managed multiple hits and Castillio and Bello each collected two hits to lead the Yankees.

The Royals racked up 20 hits on the day. VivasUrdanetaCarlos GoteraHarrisMoretaKurt Atkinson, and Dunn all managed multiple hits.

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