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1975 USRL Division Series:

Topeka vs. Death Valley (Death Valley Wins 4-1)

Topeka
9
Death Valley
2
Topeka
1
Death Valley
9
Death Valley
6
Topeka
4
Death Valley
3
Topeka
0
Death Valley
8
Topeka
3

1975 Division Series Boxes:

 Game 1
BOXSCORE: 1975 Topeka Sizzlers At 1975 Death Valley Drivers 10/1/1975

BOXSCORE: 1975 Topeka Sizzlers At 1975 Death Valley Drivers         10/1/1975

 

  Sizzlers           AB  R  H RBI AVG     Drivers            AB  R  H RBI AVG

  L.Brock LF          5  2  2  1 .400     D.Lopes 2B          4  0  0  0 .000 

  D.Thomas 2B         6  1  1  1 .167     J.Wynn CF           3  0  0  0 .000 

  S.Garvey 1B         4  1  2  1 .500     R.Carty LF          2  0  0  0 .000 

  R.Cey 3B            4  1  2  1 .500   C-B.Powell PH,1B      1  0  0  0 .000 

  D.Porter C          5  1  2  1 .400     T.Simmons C         4  1  1  0 .250 

  J.Cruz RF           3  0  0  0 .000     C.Johnson 1B,LF     3  0  1  0 .333 

  L.Stanton CF        4  2  1  0 .50      B.Bell 3B           3  0  1  0 .333 

  F.Taveras SS        3  1  0  0 .000   E-S.Ontiveros PH      0  0  0  0 ---- 

  F.Tanana P          3  0  1  4 .333   F-M.Stanley PH        1  0  0  0 .000 

  G.Garber P          0  0  0  0 ----     S.Lezcano RF        3  1  1  1 .333 

D-P.Kelly PH          0  0  0  0 ----     C.Speier SS         3  0  1  0 .333 

  D.Alexander P       0  0  0  0 ----     B.Blyleven P        0  0  0  0 ---- 

  W.McEnaney P        0  0  0  0 ----   A-B.Bochte PH         1  0  0  0 .000 

                                          L.Gura P            0  0  0  0 ---- 

                                        B-D.Thompson PH       1  0  1  11.000 

                                          J.Todd P            0  0  0  0 ---- 

                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---     

         Totals      37  9 11  9                 Totals      29  2  6  2

 

A-Pinch Hit For Blyleven In 6th Inning

B-Pinch Hit For Gura In 8th Inning

C-Pinch Hit For Carty In 8th Inning

D-Pinch Hit For Garber In 9th Inning

E-Pinch Hit For Bell In 9th Inning

F-Pinch Hit For Ontiveros In 9th Inning

 

Sizzlers........ 1 2 1  0 2 1  0 1 1  -  9 11  0

Drivers......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 1 1  -  2  6  3

 

Sizzlers                 IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

F.Tanana WIN(1-0)         7 1/3   4   1   1   4   8   0 113   1.23  A1 D2

G.Garber                  0 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0.00  D3 D3

D.Alexander               0       1   1   1   1   0   0   9   ----  D4 D5

W.McEnaney                1       1   0   0   0   0   0  10   0.00  D6

Totals                    9       6   2   2   5   8   0

 

Drivers                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

B.Blyleven LOSS(0-1)      6       7   7   6   7   3   0 124   9.00  A1 D6

L.Gura                    2       2   1   1   0   0   0  33   4.50  D7 E5

J.Todd                    1       2   1   1   1   0   0  27   9.00  E6

Totals                    9      11   9   8   8   3   0

 

ATTENDANCE- 14,798 DATE- Friday, October 1st 1975 TIME- Day

UMPIRES- Ken Burkhart, Lee Weyer, Andy Olsen, Dick Stello

T- 2:44

LEFT ON BASE- Sizzlers:11  Drivers: 6

DOUBLE PLAYS- Sizzlers: 3  Drivers: 0

ERRORS- T.Simmons-2, B.Bell

DOUBLES- L.Brock(1st), S.Garvey(1st), D.Porter(1st), F.Tanana

TRIPLES- R.Cey(1st)

STOLEN BASES- L.Brock-2(2nd), D.Thomas-2(2nd), L.Stanton-2(2nd), F.Taveras(1st)

SACRIFICE HITS- S.Garvey, J.Cruz, B.Blyleven

WALKS- L.Brock, R.Cey, J.Cruz, L.Stanton, F.Taveras-2, F.Tanana, P.Kelly,

       J.Wynn, R.Carty, C.Johnson, S.Lezcano, C.Speier

STRIKE OUTS- R.Cey, L.Stanton-2, D.Lopes-2, J.Wynn, T.Simmons, C.Johnson-2,

             B.Bell, S.Lezcano

GIDP- B.Powell, T.Simmons, M.Stanley

 

In a lop-sided win the Topeka Sizzlers ripped the Death Valley Drivers by a 9

to 2 count.

 

Topeka set the tone of the game in the first inning scoring a single run.  Lou

Brock drew a walk.  Mike Tricarico then called for a steal which was

successful.  After an out was recorded, Steve Garvey came up and he delivered

a one-base hit scoring the run.  The Topeka offense was great, scoring in 7

of the 9 innings. 

 

Frank Tanana(1-0) got credit for the victory, pitching 7 and 1/3 innings and

allowing 1 run. Bert Blyleven(0-1) took the loss.  He allowed Topeka 7 runs

in 6 innings of work. 

 

 


 Game 2
BOXSCORE: 1975 Topeka Sizzlers At 1975 Death Valley Drivers 10/2/1975

BOXSCORE: 1975 Topeka Sizzlers At 1975 Death Valley Drivers         10/2/1975

 

  Sizzlers           AB  R  H RBI AVG     Drivers            AB  R  H RBI AVG

  L.Brock LF          4  0  1  0 .333     D.Lopes 2B          4  2  1  2 .125 

  F.Taveras SS        4  0  0  0 .000     J.Wynn CF,LF        5  0  0  0 .000 

  J.Cruz RF           4  0  1  0 .143     R.Carty LF          3  1  1  2 .200 

  S.Garvey 1B         4  1  1  1 .375   A-C.Cooper PH         0  1  0  0 ---- 

  R.Cey 3B            4  0  1  0 .375   B-M.Stanley CF        0  0  0  0 .000 

  D.Thomas 2B         4  0  1  0 .200     T.Simmons C         4  1  1  0 .250 

  D.Porter C          3  0  0  0 .250     C.Johnson 1B        2  0  1  1 .400 

  L.Stanton CF        2  0  0  0 .167     B.Bell 3B           3  1  1  1 .333 

  J.Rooker P          2  0  0  0 .000     S.Lezcano RF        4  1  1  0 .286 

  G.Garber P          0  0  0  0 ----     C.Speier SS         4  1  2  3 .429 

  R.Rhoden P          0  0  0  0 ----     A.Messersmith P     4  1  1  0 .250 

C-P.Kelly PH          0  0  0  0 ----                                         

  D.Alexander P       0  0  0  0 ----                                         

                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---     

         Totals      31  1  5  1                 Totals      33  9  9  9

 

A-Pinch Hit For Carty In 7th Inning

B-Subbed Defensively (CF) For Cooper In 8th Inning

C-Pinch Hit For Rhoden In 8th Inning

 

Sizzlers........ 0 0 0  0 1 0  0 0 0  -  1  5  1

Drivers......... 0 0 2  0 2 3  2 0    -  9  9  1

 

Sizzlers                 IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

J.Rooker LOSS(0-1)        5       5   5   5   4   1   2  84   9.00  A1 C5

G.Garber                  1       2   2   2   0   1   1  19  10.80  C6 D1

R.Rhoden                  1       2   2   1   1   0   0  27   9.00  D2 D8

D.Alexander               1       0   0   0   0   1   0   7   9.00  D9

Totals                    8       9   9   8   5   3   3

 

Drivers                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

A.Messersmit WIN(1-0)     9       5   1   1   2   4   1 111   1.00  A1

Totals                    9       5   1   1   2   4   1

 

ATTENDANCE- 13,727 DATE- Saturday, October 2nd 1975 TIME- Day

UMPIRES- Bill Williams, John McSherry, Frank Pulli, Tom Gorman

T- 2:29

LEFT ON BASE- Sizzlers: 5  Drivers: 5

DOUBLE PLAYS- Sizzlers: 0  Drivers: 0

ERRORS- F.Taveras, A.Messersmith

DOUBLES- D.Thomas(1st), C.Johnson(1st)

HOME RUNS- S.Garvey(1st), D.Lopes(1st), R.Carty(1st), C.Speier(1st)

CAUGHT STEALING- L.Brock

WALKS- L.Stanton, P.Kelly, D.Lopes, C.Cooper, C.Johnson-2, B.Bell

STRIKE OUTS- F.Taveras, J.Cruz, R.Cey, J.Rooker, D.Lopes, C.Speier,

             A.Messersmith

 

Shortstop Chris Speier hit one over the fence and had 3 RBI and Andy

Messersmith allowed Jason Hoagland to rest his bullpen, tossing a complete

game as the Death Valley Drivers beat the Topeka Sizzlers by a score of 9 to

1.

 

Messersmith(1-0) was very good in the win.  He allowed just 5 hits and 2 walks

in 9 innings.  Death Valley managed 9 in their victory. 

 

Jim Rooker(0-1) absorbed the loss.  He surrendered 5 runs and 5 hits in 5

innings.

 


 Game 3
BOXSCORE: 1975 Death Valley Drivers At 1975 Topeka Sizzlers 10/3/1975

BOXSCORE: 1975 Death Valley Drivers At 1975 Topeka Sizzlers         10/3/1975

 

  Drivers            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Sizzlers           AB  R  H RBI AVG

  S.Ontiveros 3B      3  0  0  0 .000     L.Brock LF          5  1  2  1 .357 

D-B.Bell PH,3B        3  0  1  1 .333     D.Thomas 2B         5  0  1  0 .200 

  D.Collins LF        6  0  2  1 .333     S.Garvey 1B         5  0  0  0 .231 

  B.Powell 1B         6  2  3  2 .429     R.Cey 3B            5  0  0  0 .231 

  T.Simmons C         5  0  1  0 .231     D.Porter C          5  1  1  1 .231 

  R.Fairly RF         3  0  2  0 .667     R.Fingers P         0  0  0  0 ---- 

A-S.Lezcano PR,RF     2  0  0  0 .222     J.Cruz RF,CF        5  1  1  0 .167 

  C.Speier SS         5  0  1  0 .333     L.Stanton CF        3  0  1  1 .222 

  J.Wynn CF           4  0  0  0 .000   F-G.Adams PH,RF       2  1  1  1 .500 

E-M.Stanley CF        1  0  0  0 .000     F.Taveras SS        5  0  1  0 .083 

  D.Lopes 2B          5  2  3  0 .308     S.Hargan P          3  0  0  0 .000 

  G.Perry P           2  0  0  0 .000     T.Burgmeier P       0  0  0  0 ---- 

B-C.Cooper PH         0  0  0  0 ----     G.Garber P          0  0  0  0 ---- 

C-C.Johnson PH        1  1  1  2 .500   H-P.Kelly PH          1  0  0  0 .000 

  J.Todd P            0  0  0  0 ----     W.McEnaney P        0  0  0  0 ---- 

G-L.Biittner PH       1  0  0  0 .000     D.Alexander P       0  0  0  0 ---- 

  T.Johnson P         0  0  0  0 ----   J-G.Borgmann C        0  0  0  0 ---- 

  T.House P           0  0  0  0 ----                                         

I-R.Carty PH          0  1  0  0 .200                                         

  L.McDaniel P        0  0  0  0 ----                                         

                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---     

         Totals      47  6 14  6                 Totals      44  4  8  4

 

A-Pinch Ran For Fairly In 7th Inning

B-Pinch Hit For Perry In 8th Inning

C-Pinch Hit For Cooper In 8th Inning

D-Pinch Hit For Ontiveros In 8th Inning

E-Subbed Defensively (CF) For Wynn In 9th Inning

F-Pinch Hit For Stanton In 9th Inning

G-Pinch Hit For Todd In 10th Inning

H-Pinch Hit For Garber In 10th Inning

I-Pinch Hit For House In 12th Inning

J-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Alexander In 12th Inning

 

Drivers......... 0 0 0  1 0 0  0 3 0  0 0 2  -  6 14  1

Sizzlers........ 0 1 1  1 0 0  0 0 1  0 0 0  -  4  8  0

 

Drivers                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

G.Perry                   7       7   3   3   0   6   2 115   3.86  A1 D1

J.Todd BS(1st)            2       1   1   1   0   0   1  28   6.00  D2 D8

T.Johnson                 1 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0.00  D9 E4

T.House WIN(1-0)          0 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   7   0.00  E5 E5

L.McDaniel SAVE(1st)      1       0   0   0   0   0   0  11   0.00  E6

Totals                   12       8   4   4   0   6   3

 

Sizzlers                 IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

S.Hargan                  7       8   2   2   0   1   1 114   2.57  A1 C8

T.Burgmeier BS(1st)       1       2   2   2   0   0   2  19  18.00  C9 D4

G.Garber                  2       1   0   0   0   3   0  29   4.91  D5 E2

W.McEnaney                1       0   0   0   0   1   0  10   0.00  E3 E5

D.Alexander LOSS(0-1)     0 2/3   1   2   2   1   0   0  12  16.20  E6 E9

R.Fingers                 0 1/3   2   0   0   0   0   0  12   0.00  F1

Totals                   12      14   6   6   1   5   3

 

ATTENDANCE- 12,727 DATE- Sunday, October 3rd 1975 TIME- Day

UMPIRES- Merlyn Anthony, George Maloney, Larry Napp, Art Frantz

T- 3:04

LEFT ON BASE- Drivers: 6  Sizzlers: 4

DOUBLE PLAYS- Drivers: 0  Sizzlers: 1

ERRORS- S.Ontiveros

DOUBLES- D.Lopes(1st)

TRIPLES- J.Cruz(1st)

HOME RUNS- B.Powell-2(2nd), C.Johnson(1st), L.Brock(1st), D.Porter(1st),

           G.Adams(1st)

STOLEN BASES- D.Lopes(1st), D.Thomas(3rd), F.Taveras(2nd)

CAUGHT STEALING- D.Collins, S.Lezcano, L.Brock

WALKS- R.Carty

STRIKE OUTS- D.Collins, T.Simmons, S.Lezcano, J.Wynn-2, L.Brock, S.Garvey-2,

             R.Cey, D.Porter, J.Cruz

GIDP- C.Speier

 

First baseman Boog Powell blasted 2 homeruns as the Death Valley Drivers

outscored the Topeka Sizzlers in 12 innings 6 to 4.

 

The game was deadlocked at 4 after nine full innings.  Death Valley was

victorious in the 12th inning.  After two outs Davey Lopes keyed the rally

when he banged out a single.  Lopes was safe on a stolen base.  Rico Carty

then was walked intentionally.  Buddy Bell was up next and he slapped a

one-base hit which scored a run.  Dave Collins stepped into the box and lined

a base-hit scoring the final run of the inning.  Death Valley had 14 hits for

the game and Topeka had 8. 

 

The winning pitcher was Tom House(1-0) who allowed no runs in 1/3 of an

inning. Lindy McDaniel earned the save, his 1st.  Doyle Alexander(0-1) took

the loss in relief. 

 

 


 Game 4
BOXSCORE: 1975 Death Valley Drivers At 1975 Topeka Sizzlers 10/4/1975

BOXSCORE: 1975 Death Valley Drivers At 1975 Topeka Sizzlers         10/4/1975

 

  Drivers            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Sizzlers           AB  R  H RBI AVG

  D.Lopes 2B          4  1  2  1 .353     L.Brock LF          3  0  0  0 .294 

  J.Wynn CF,LF        4  0  1  1 .063     D.Thomas 2B         5  0  1  0 .200 

  R.Carty LF          3  0  1  0 .250     S.Garvey 1B         4  0  1  0 .235 

C-M.Stanley CF        0  0  0  0 .000     R.Cey 3B            3  0  0  0 .188 

  T.Simmons C         4  1  1  0 .235     D.Porter C          4  0  2  0 .294 

  C.Johnson 1B        4  0  0  0 .300     J.Cruz RF           4  0  0  0 .125 

D-B.Powell 1B         0  0  0  0 .429     L.Stanton CF        4  0  3  0 .385 

  B.Bell 3B           2  0  0  0 .273     F.Taveras SS        3  0  0  0 .067 

  S.Lezcano RF        4  0  0  0 .154     F.Tanana P          1  0  0  0 .250 

  C.Speier SS         4  1  2  1 .375   A-G.Adams PH          1  0  0  0 .333 

  B.Blyleven P        4  0  0  0 .000     R.Rhoden P          0  0  0  0 ---- 

                                        B-P.Kelly PH          1  0  0  0 .000 

                                          G.Garber P          0  0  0  0 ---- 

                                        E-D.Winfield PH       1  0  0  0 .000 

                                          R.Fingers P         0  0  0  0 ---- 

                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---     

         Totals      33  3  7  3                 Totals      34  0  7  0

 

A-Pinch Hit For Tanana In 4th Inning

B-Pinch Hit For Rhoden In 6th Inning

C-Subbed Defensively (CF) For Carty In 7th Inning

D-Subbed Defensively (1B) For Johnson In 8th Inning

E-Pinch Hit For Garber In 8th Inning

 

Drivers......... 0 1 1  1 0 0  0 0 0  -  3  7  1

Sizzlers........ 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  0  7  0

 

Drivers                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

B.Blyleven WIN(1-1)       9       7   0   0   6   9   0 157   3.60  A1

Totals                    9       7   0   0   6   9   0

 

Sizzlers                 IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

F.Tanana LOSS(1-1)        4       5   3   3   4   7   0  89   3.18  A1 C3

R.Rhoden                  2       0   0   0   0   0   0  19   3.00  C4 C9

G.Garber                  2       2   0   0   0   2   0  23   3.18  D1 D7

R.Fingers                 1       0   0   0   0   3   0   9   0.00  D8

Totals                    9       7   3   3   4  12   0

 

ATTENDANCE- 4,708 DATE- Monday, October 4th 1975 TIME- Day

UMPIRES- Ron Luciano, Frank Umont, Jim Odom, Don Denkinger

T- 2:26

LEFT ON BASE- Drivers: 7  Sizzlers:13

DOUBLE PLAYS- Drivers: 1  Sizzlers: 0

ERRORS- C.Johnson

DOUBLES- J.Wynn(1st), D.Thomas(2nd)

TRIPLES- C.Speier(1st)

STOLEN BASES- D.Lopes(2nd), L.Brock-2(4th), L.Stanton(3rd)

WALKS- D.Lopes, R.Carty, B.Bell-2, L.Brock-2, S.Garvey, R.Cey-2, F.Taveras

STRIKE OUTS- D.Lopes, J.Wynn-2, R.Carty, T.Simmons-2, C.Johnson-2, C.Speier,

             B.Blyleven-3, L.Brock, D.Thomas, R.Cey, D.Porter, J.Cruz,

             F.Taveras, F.Tanana, G.Adams, P.Kelly

 

Bert Blyleven hurled a fine complete game shutout as the Death Valley Drivers

defeated the Topeka Sizzlers by the score of 3 to 0 at County

Stadium.

 

Blyleven(1-1) gave Death Valley a solid outing.  He didn't give up much, just

7 hits and 6 walks in 9 innings reducing his ERA from 9.00 to 3.60.  The

pitchers took over after the 4th inning as neither team was able to score

again. 

 

Frank Tanana(1-1) was the losing pitcher.  Despite taking the loss, he whiffed

7 batters in 4 innings.

 


 Game 5
BOXSCORE: 1975 Death Valley Drivers At 1975 Topeka Sizzlers 10/5/1975

BOXSCORE: 1975 Death Valley Drivers At 1975 Topeka Sizzlers         10/5/1975

 

  Drivers            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Sizzlers           AB  R  H RBI AVG

  D.Lopes 2B          4  0  1  1 .333     L.Brock LF          5  2  3  0 .364 

  J.Wynn CF,LF        5  0  0  0 .048     F.Taveras SS        3  1  2  0 .167 

  C.Johnson 1B        4  1  2  1 .357   G-G.Borgmann PH       1  0  0  0 .000 

D-B.Powell 1B         1  1  1  1 .500     J.Cruz RF,CF        4  0  0  0 .100 

  R.Carty LF          4  1  2  0 .333     S.Garvey 1B         3  0  0  1 .200 

B-M.Stanley PR,CF     0  1  0  0 .000     R.Cey 3B            4  0  1  1 .200 

  T.Simmons C         3  1  2  0 .300     D.Thomas 2B         4  0  0  0 .167 

  B.Bell 3B           5  1  0  0 .188     D.Porter C          3  0  1  0 .300 

  S.Lezcano RF        5  2  4  4 .333     L.Stanton CF        3  0  1  0 .375 

  C.Speier SS         5  0  0  0 .286     R.Fingers P         0  0  0  0 ---- 

  A.Messersmith P     2  0  1  1 .333   F-D.Winfield PH       1  0  0  0 .000 

E-C.Cooper PH         1  0  0  0 .000     F.Peterson P        0  0  0  0 ---- 

  L.Gura P            0  0  0  0 ----     R.Rhoden P          1  0  0  0 .000 

                                        A-P.Kelly PH          1  0  0  0 .000 

                                          D.Alexander P       0  0  0  0 ---- 

                                        C-G.Adams RF          2  0  0  0 .200 

                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      

         Totals      39  8 13  8                 Totals      35  3  8  2

 

A-Pinch Hit For Rhoden In 4th Inning

B-Pinch Ran For Carty In 7th Inning

C-Subbed Defensively (RF) For Alexander In 7th Inning

D-Subbed Defensively (1B) For Johnson In 7th Inning

E-Pinch Hit For Messersmith In 8th Inning

F-Pinch Hit For Fingers In 9th Inning

G-Pinch Hit For Taveras In 9th Inning

 

Drivers......... 0 2 3  0 0 1  1 0 1  -  8 13  1

Sizzlers........ 1 0 2  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  3  8  1

 

Drivers                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

A.Messersmit WIN(2-0)     7       7   3   2   1  10   0  97   1.69  A1 D3

L.Gura                    2       1   0   0   1   1   0  30   2.25  D4

Totals                    9       8   3   2   2  11   0

 

Sizzlers                 IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

F.Peterson LOSS(0-1)      1 2/3   3   2   0   1   0   0  44   0.00  A1 B1

R.Rhoden                  2 1/3   4   3   3   0   3   1  42   6.75  B2 C3

D.Alexander               2 2/3   4   2   2   2   1   0  53  10.38  C4 D7

R.Fingers                 2 1/3   2   1   1   1   3   1  38   2.45  D8

Totals                    9      13   8   6   4   7   2

 

ATTENDANCE- 3,723 DATE- Tuesday, October 5th 1975 TIME- Night

UMPIRES- Frank Umont, Jim Odom, Don Denkinger, Ron Luciano

T- 3:17

LEFT ON BASE- Drivers: 9  Sizzlers: 8

DOUBLE PLAYS- Drivers: 0  Sizzlers: 1

ERRORS- A.Messersmith, D.Thomas

DOUBLES- R.Carty(1st), S.Lezcano-2(2nd), A.Messersmith

TRIPLES- L.Brock(1st)

HOME RUNS- C.Johnson(2nd), B.Powell(3rd)

STOLEN BASES- D.Lopes(3rd), L.Brock(5th), F.Taveras(3rd), J.Cruz(1st),

              L.Stanton(4th)

SACRIFICE HITS- A.Messersmith

SACRIFICE FLIES- S.Garvey

WALKS- D.Lopes, M.Stanley, T.Simmons-2, F.Taveras, D.Porter

STRIKE OUTS- D.Lopes, C.Johnson, B.Bell, S.Lezcano, C.Speier-2, A.Messersmith,

             J.Cruz-2, S.Garvey, R.Cey, D.Thomas, D.Porter, L.Stanton-2,

             R.Rhoden, G.Adams-2

GIDP- B.Bell

BALKS- R.Rhoden

PASSED BALLS- T.Simmons

 

Andy Messersmith struck out 10 batters and Sixto Lezcano had 4 hits and 4 RBI

at County Stadium as the Death Valley Drivers beat the Topeka Sizzlers 8 to

3.

 

Lezcano had a good evening at the plate.  He doubled bringing in a run in the

2nd inning, lashed a single scoring two baserunners in the 3rd inning,

stroked a one-base hit in the 6th inning and doubled knocking in a run in the

7th inning.  Death Valley had 13 hits for the game and Topeka had 8. 

 

The victory was credited to Messersmith(2-0) who went 7 innings, allowing 3

runs. The losing pitcher was Fritz Peterson(0-1).  He was the victim of a

defensive lapse and did not allow an earned run in the game. 

 

Messersmith, when asked about his 10 strikeout performance noted, 'The

important thing is that we won, if I get 20 and we lose, what good does it do

our team? But, on the other hand, since we won it feels great!'

 


1975 Division Series Statistics

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Primary Player Statistics For 1975 Topeka Sizzlers Totals After 5 Games


NAME              BAVG  GM  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  BB  SO HB SH DP  SB CS  E
L.Stanton         .375   5  16   2   6  0  0  0   1   2   4  0  0  0   4  0  0
L.Brock           .364   5  22   5   8  1  1  1   2   3   2  0  0  0   5  2  0
D.Porter          .300   5  20   2   6  1  0  1   2   1   3  0  0  0   0  0  0
R.Cey             .200   5  20   1   4  0  1  0   2   3   5  0  0  0   0  0  0
S.Garvey          .200   5  20   2   4  1  0  1   3   1   3  0  1  0   0  0  0
G.Adams           .200   3   5   1   1  0  0  1   1   0   3  0  0  0   0  0  0
D.Thomas          .167   5  24   1   4  2  0  0   1   0   2  0  0  0   3  0  1
F.Taveras         .167   5  18   2   3  0  0  0   0   4   2  0  0  0   3  0  1
J.Cruz            .100   5  20   1   2  0  1  0   0   1   5  0  1  0   1  0  0
G.Borgmann        .000   2   1   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
D.Winfield        .000   2   2   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
P.Kelly           .000   5   3   0   0  0  0  0   0   2   1  0  0  0   0  0  0
R.Dempsey         ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
T.Paciorek        ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
L.Lintz           ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
T.Sizemore        ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
J.Remy            ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
J.Stearns         ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
G.Thomas          ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
P.Mackanin        ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
K.McMullen        ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
R.Gilbreath       ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
ALL PITCHERS      .100   5  10   0   1  1  0  0   4   1   3  0  0  0   0  0  0
----------------- ---- --- --- --- --- -- -- -- --- --- --- -- -- -- --- -- --
TEAM TOTALS       .215     181      39     3     16      33     2     16     2
                         5      17      6     4      18      0     0      2


NAME               ERA  W  L   PCT   G GS CG SH SV    IP   H   R  ER HR  BB  SO
W.McEnaney        0.00  0  0  ----   2  0  0  0  0   2.0   1   0   0  0   0   1
F.Peterson        0.00  0  1  .000   1  1  0  0  0   1.2   3   2   0  0   1   0
R.Fingers         2.45  0  0  ----   3  0  0  0  0   3.2   4   1   1  1   1   6
S.Hargan          2.57  0  0  ----   1  1  0  0  0   7.0   8   2   2  1   0   1
F.Tanana          3.18  1  1  .500   2  2  0  0  0  11.1   9   4   4  0   8  15
G.Garber          3.18  0  0  ----   4  0  0  0  0   5.2   5   2   2  1   0   6
R.Rhoden          6.75  0  0  ----   3  0  0  0  0   5.1   6   5   4  1   1   3
J.Rooker          9.00  0  1  .000   1  1  0  0  0   5.0   5   5   5  2   4   1
D.Alexander      10.38  0  1  .000   4  0  0  0  0   4.1   6   5   5  0   4   2
T.Burgmeier      18.00  0  0  ----   1  0  0  0  0   1.0   2   2   2  2   0   0
J.Brown           ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
R.Grimsley        ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
J.Umbarger        ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
ALL NON-PITCHERS  ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
Team                                          0                   +0
----------------- ---- -- -- ----- --- -- -- -- -- ----- --- --- --- -- --- ---
TEAM TOTALS       4.79     4         5     0     0        49      25     19
                        1     .200      5     0     47.0      28      8      35


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Fielding Report For 1975 Topeka Sizzlers Totals After 5 Games

Pitcher             G  GS    Inn   PO    A   E  DP TP  Pct.
D.Alexander         4   0    4.1    0    0   0   0  0  ----
T.Burgmeier         1   0    1.0    0    0   0   0  0  ----
R.Fingers           3   0    3.2    0    0   0   0  0  ----
G.Garber            4   0    5.2    1    0   0   1  0 1.000
S.Hargan            1   1    7.0    1    1   0   0  0 1.000
W.McEnaney          2   0    2.0    0    0   0   0  0  ----
F.Peterson          1   1    1.2    0    0   0   0  0  ----
R.Rhoden            3   0    5.1    1    0   0   0  0 1.000
J.Rooker            1   1    5.0    0    0   0   0  0  ----
F.Tanana            2   2   11.1    0    0   0   0  0  ----
TOTAL              22   5   47.0    3    1   0   1  0 1.000

Catcher             G  GS    Inn   PO    A   E  DP TP  Pct.
G.Borgmann          1   0     .1    0    0   0   0  0  ----
D.Porter            5   5   46.2   41    5   0   0  0 1.000
TOTAL               6   5   47.0   41    5   0   0  0 1.000

1st Baseman         G  GS    Inn   PO    A   E  DP TP  Pct.
S.Garvey            5   5   47.0   42    3   0   5  0 1.000
TOTAL               5   5   47.0   42    3   0   5  0 1.000

2nd Baseman         G  GS    Inn   PO    A   E  DP TP  Pct.
D.Thomas            5   5   47.0    9   11   1   4  0  .952
TOTAL               5   5   47.0    9   11   1   4  0  .952

3rd Baseman         G  GS    Inn   PO    A   E  DP TP  Pct.
R.Cey               5   5   47.0   11   10   0   2  0 1.000
TOTAL               5   5   47.0   11   10   0   2  0 1.000

Short Stop          G  GS    Inn   PO    A   E  DP TP  Pct.
F.Taveras           5   5   47.0   16   21   1   2  0  .974
TOTAL               5   5   47.0   16   21   1   2  0  .974

Left Fielder        G  GS    Inn   PO    A   E  DP TP  Pct.
L.Brock             5   5   47.0    7    0   0   0  0 1.000
TOTAL               5   5   47.0    7    0   0   0  0 1.000

Center Fielder      G  GS    Inn   PO    A   E  DP TP  Pct.
J.Cruz              2   0    5.1    0    0   0   0  0  ----
L.Stanton           5   5   41.2   10    2   0   0  0 1.000
TOTAL               7   5   47.0   10    2   0   0  0 1.000

Right Fielder       G  GS    Inn   PO    A   E  DP TP  Pct.
G.Adams             2   0    5.1    0    0   0   0  0  ----
J.Cruz              5   5   41.2    2    0   0   0  0 1.000
TOTAL               7   5   47.0    2    0   0   0  0 1.000