Friday, July 18, 2014

Statistics

..........................................AB...R...H...RBI.. Ave
Dave Alcorn...........................5....2....5....5.... 1.000 
Matt Anderson......................19....4....8....5.... .420
Scott Brama.........................15....9....9....7.... .600
Justin Boyd...........................22....8...10....9.... .455
Ben Enos..............................17...14...14....2.... .823
Reed Johnson.......................24....5...10...10.... .417
John Kavenaugh....................33...13...16...13.... .485
Matt Knauff...........................37...21...23...21.... .622
Paul Knauff............................12....7....7....6.... .583
Mike Kristoff...........................4....1....2....0.... .500
Eric Leithliter...........................1....1....0....0.... .000
Mike Lopez...............................8....4....4....2.... 500
Matt McCall............................22...12...15...17.... .682
Marshall Murray......................24...10...17...14....  .708
Randy Striegel..........................6....3....1....3.... .167
Dave Taxier ...........................29...11...13....9.... .448
Chris Wagnon.........................31...12...12....5.... .387
Chris White.............................15....6...10....5.... .667
Totals..................................329..142..176..137.. .535

Schedule, results

4/10....7:20....The Guys 21, Muckrakers (0-1) 15
4/17....6:15.... Dianda Plaza 15, Muckrakers (0-2) 13
5/1......8:25.... Ohm Boys 17, Muckrakers (0-3) 14
5/8......8:25.... 1SBP 22, Muckrakers (0-4) 11
5/15.....7:20.... Bash Brothers 18, Muckrakers (0-5) 12
5/29.....6:15.... The Guys def. Muckrakers (0-6), forfeit
6/5.......8:25.... Muckrakers (1-6) 20, Dianda Plaza 11
6/12.....9:30.... Muckrakers (2-6) 14, WHP/Dbacks 3
6/19.....6:15.... Ohm Boys 25, Muckrakers (2-7) 22
7/10.....9:30.... 1SBP def. Muckrakers (2-8), forfeit
7/17.....7:20.....Muckrakers (3-8) 21, WHP/Dbacks 9
7/24.....7:20.... Muckrakers vs. Blockheads, Field 1

All games at Willow Pass Park, Concord

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Schedule, results

4/10....7:20....The Guys 21, Muckrakers (0-1) 15
4/17....6:15.... Dianda Plaza 15, Muckrakers (0-2) 13
5/1......8:25.... Ohm Boys 17, Muckrakers (0-3) 14
5/8......8:25.... 1SBP 22, Muckrakers (0-4) 11
5/15.....7:20.... Bash Brothers 18, Muckrakers (0-5) 12
5/29.....6:15.... The Guys def. Muckrakers (0-6), forfeit
6/5.......8:25.... Muckrakers (1-6) 20, Dianda Plaza 11
6/12.....9:30.... Muckrakers (2-6) 14, WHP/Dbacks 3
6/19.....6:15.... Ohm Boys 25, Muckrakers (2-7) 22
7/10.....9:30.... 1SBP def. Muckrakers (2-8), forfeit
7/17.....7:20.... WHP/Dbacks vs. Muckrakers, Field 4
7/24.....7:20.... Muckrakers vs. Blockheads, Field 1

All games at Willow Pass Park, Concord

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Muckrakers back in action Thursday

CONCORD -- After taking an extended Fourth of July break to celebrate the establishment of our country -- and, by extension,  softball -- the Muckrakers finally take to the field again Thursday for a 9:30 tilt on Field 2.

Perhaps the break came at a bad time for the Rakers, winners of two of their past three games. The Men of Muck are coming off a loss, but a loss of some distinction, a 25-22 thriller to Ohm Boys on June 19. This one had trouble written all over it, as it was one of those dreaded 6:15 affairs. In past, the Rakemeisters have been hard-pressed just to field a team and avoid forfeit, with winning the damn game almost a secondary concern.

Manager Matt Knauff did an admirable job of scrambling and recruiting on the run, resulting in a nine-player turnout, which included a rookie, Mike Lopez, making his Muckraker debut.

Then there was the matter of actually playing the game. Things did not look so swell when the Ohm Boys came right out and scored seven runs in the top of the first inning and added eight more runs in the second and 10 more in the third.

But the Muckrakers responded with some heavy hitting of their own, batting around in the second and third innings.

Each of the Muckrakers contributed to the 24-hit offense, but the exploits of Matt McCall stood out. All the No. 3 hitter did was go 4 for 4, smacking a three-run homer, two triples and a single. He drove in an astounding seven runs and scored five times himself. Have a game, Matt McCall.

Such was the output on this evening that McCall was far from the only star. Leadoff man Ben Enos went 5 for 5 with five runs scored and Knauff, in the two hole, had four hits, four RBI and four runs scored.

The list of fellow contributors was strong:

-- Lopez, in his initial Raker at-bat, lashed an RBI single and ended up going 2 for 4;

-- Dave Alcorn, continuing his comeback tour, went 2 for 2 and drove in two runs;

-- Chris Wagnon, Dave Taxier and Paul Knauff all had two hits apiece;

-- Justin Boyd drove in two runs and pitched admirable long relief, taking over when a shakey Taxier decided he'd had enough.

It was certainly a memorable game, even considering it was a loss, and yer Rakers would do well to carry over the spirit of this one into the season's final three regular-season contests.


Monday, June 23, 2014

Statistics

..........................................AB...R...H...RBI.. Ave
Dave Alcorn...........................5....2....5....5.... 1.000 
Matt Anderson......................19....4....8....5.... .420
Scott Brama.........................15....9....9....7.... .600
Justin Boyd...........................18....8....8....9.... .444
Ben Enos..............................12...10...10....1.... .833
Reed Johnson.......................22....3....8....5.... .363
John Kavenaugh....................29....9...13....9.... .448
Matt Knauff...........................32...17...19...17.... .593
Paul Knauff.............................8....6....4....5.... .500
Mike Kristoff...........................4....1....2....0.... .500
Eric Leithliter...........................1....1....0....0.... .000
Mike Lopez...............................4....2....2....1.... 500
Matt McCall............................22...12...15...17.... .682
Marshall Murray......................21....8...14...11....  .667
Randy Striegel..........................6....3....1....3.... .167
Dave Taxier ...........................25...10...10....8.... .400
Chris Wagnon.........................26...11...11....4.... .423
Chris White.............................15....6...10....5.... .667
Totals..................................284..121..149..116.. .525

Friday, June 20, 2014

Schedule, results

4/10....7:20....The Guys 21, Muckrakers (0-1) 15
4/17....6:15.... Dianda Plaza 15, Muckrakers (0-2) 13
5/1......8:25.... Ohm Boys 17, Muckrakers (0-3) 14
5/8......8:25.... 1SBP 22, Muckrakers (0-4) 11
5/15.....7:20.... Bash Brothers 18, Muckrakers (0-5) 12
5/29.....6:15.... The Guys def. Muckrakers (0-6), forfeit
6/5.......8:25.... Muckrakers (1-6) 20, Dianda Plaza 11
6/12.....9:30.... Muckrakers (2-6) 14, WHP/Dbacks 3
6/19.....6:15.... Ohm Boys 25, Muckrakers (2-7) 22
7/10.....9:30.... Muckrakers vs. 1SBP, Field 2
7/17.....7:20.... WHP/Dbacks vs. Muckrakers, Field 4
7/24.....7:20.... Muckrakers vs. Blockheads, Field 1

All games at Willow Pass Park, Concord

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Statistics

..........................................AB...R...H...RBI.. Ave
Dave Alcorn...........................3....0....3....3.... 1.000 
Matt Anderson......................19....4....8....5.... .420
Scott Brama.........................15....9....9....7.... .600
Justin Boyd...........................15....8....7....7.... .467
Ben Enos.................................7....5....5....0.... .714
Reed Johnson.......................22....3....8....5.... .363
John Kavenaugh....................29....9...13....9.... .448
Matt Knauff...........................27...13...15...17.... .555
Paul Knauff.............................3....4....2....3.... .667
Mike Kristoff...........................4....1....2....0.... .500
Eric Leithliter...........................1....1....0....0.... .000
Matt McCall............................18....7...11...10.... .611
Marshall Murray......................21....8...14...11....  .667
Randy Striegel..........................6....3....1....3.... .167
Dave Taxier ...........................21....9....8....7.... .381
Chris Wagnon.........................21...10....9....2.... .429
Chris White.............................15....6...10....5.... .667
Totals..................................247..99..125..94... .506

Friday, June 13, 2014

Schedule, results

4/10....7:20....The Guys 21, Muckrakers (0-1) 15
4/17....6:15.... Dianda Plaza 15, Muckrakers (0-2) 13
5/1......8:25.... Ohm Boys 17, Muckrakers (0-3) 14
5/8......8:25.... 1SBP 22, Muckrakers (0-4) 11
5/15.....7:20.... Bash Brothers 18, Muckrakers (0-5) 12
5/29.....6:15.... The Guys def. Muckrakers (0-6), forfeit
6/5.......8:25.... Muckrakers (1-6) 20, Dianda Plaza 11
6/12.....9:30.... Muckrakers (2-6) 14, WHP/Dbacks 3
6/19.....6:15.... Ohm Boys vs. Muckrakers, Field 3
7/10.....9:30.... Muckrakers vs. 1SBP, Field 2
7/17.....7:20.... WHP/Dbacks vs. Muckrakers, Field 4
7/24.....7:20.... Muckrakers vs. Blockheads, Field 1

All games at Willow Pass Park, Concord

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Stop the presses -- Muckrakers win their first, beat Dianda Plaza

CONCORD --- You didn't seriously believe the Muckrakers would go the entire 2014 Summer League and not win a single game, did you? Oh. I see. Well, then.

The doubters, then, can just go and do something horribly forceful to themselves, because the 'Rakers did indeed capture their first contest of the '14, a 20-11 thrashing of old friends and fellow asphalt dominators Dianda Plaza 20-11 on Thursday on Field 1.

For such a momentous occasion, this one was fairly drama-free, although shaky starting pitcher Dave Taxier did his best to keep it from being a 'Raker rout as he battled a case of mid-game wildness. But the Men of Muck more than compensated with multiple-run outbursts in three of the five innings played.

Manager Matt Knauff helped erase that big, ol' goose egg in the 'W' column with an ultra-clutch six-RBI game off his three hits. Leadoff man John Kavenaugh also excelled in driving in three runs, and Matt Andeson and Matt McCall also plated a pair of runs apiece as the top of the batting order inflicted its special brand of pain to the Dianda defense.

Emphasizing that this was a team effort all the way, No. 10 hitter Paul Knauff was a big contributor in his 'Rakers season debut with a stat line that included two hits, three RBIs and four runs scored.

The Muckrakers came back with just the right response following a forfeit. This team isn't going away. We come to play.


Statistics

..........................................AB...R...H...RBI.. Ave
Dave Alcorn.............................3....0....3....3.... 1.000 
Matt Anderson.......................15....4....7....5.... .467
Scott Brama...........................15....9....9....7.... .600
Justin Boyd..............................15....8....7....7.... .467
Ben Enos....................................3....2....2....0.... .667
Reed Johnson..........................18....2....7....5.... .389
John Kavenaugh......................25....8...11....7.... .440
Matt Knauff.............................23...11...12...14.... .522
Paul Knauff.................................3....4....2....3.... .667
Mike Kristoff.............................4....1....2....0.... .500
Eric Leithliter............................1....1....0....0.... .000
Matt McCall............................14....6....9...10.... .643
Marshall Murray......................17....7...13....9....  .765
Randy Striegel............................3....2....0....1.... .000
Dave Taxier ............................17....7....6....4.... .353
Chris Wagnon.........................17....7....7....1.... .412
Chris White.............................15....6...10....5.... .667
Totals..................................208..85..107..81... .514