1998 Greater Philadelphia Men's Adult Baseball League Playoff Results

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North Division Playoffs

 

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FALL CLASSIC

 

Braves Defeat Black Sox 3-1

Vikings Defeat Rangers 2-0

Longhorns advance due to Lancers forfeit

Black Sox Defeat Vikings 2-0

Rockies Defeat Longhorns 2-0

Black Sox Defeat Rockies 2-1

Braves Defeat Roberto Clemente 2-0

Roberto Clemete Defeat Mariners 2-0

Braves Defeat Blue Jays 2-1

Mariners advance due to Blue Rocks forfeit

Braves Defeat Thunder 2-0

   

Date

W/L

OPPONENT

PITCHER

SOX

THEM

9-20-98

L

BRAVES

L - ROLLER (2-2)

11

12

Tommy Jackson went four-for-six with seven RBI and a grand slam, Anthony Vicari added four hits, and Brett Mandel and Brian Smith each had three hits, but even with a heroic last-inning rally, the Black Sox just could not overcome the Braves - the Braves win the GPMABL Championship three games to one.

TEAM

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

X

R

H

E

BRAVES

1

0

2

0

3

3

0

3

0

-

12

15

4

BLACK SOX

0

0

2

1

2

2

0

0

4

-

11

19

1

   

Date

W/L

OPPONENT

PITCHER

SOX

THEM

9-19-98

L

BRAVES

L - HORN (2-1)

9

27

The Braves thoroughly embarrassed the Black Sox as the home team fell apart in every phase of the game - Evan Horn's grand slam showed some sign of life for the Sox before the wheels came off the championship express.

TEAM

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

X

R

H

E

BRAVES

6

3

4

0

6

4

4

x

x

-

27

24

3

BLACK SOX

0

1

0

7

1

0

0

x

x

-

9

8

9

   

Date

W/L

OPPONENT

PITCHER

SOX

THEM

9-13-98

L

BRAVES

L - HORN (2-1)

3

9

The Braves evened the series by shutting down the Black Sox - Chris Crescenzo, Greg Reilley, Chris Tarka, and Bill Aichroth each had two hits, but the Sox just could not push the runs across the plate to earn a win.

TEAM

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

X

R

H

E

BLACK SOX

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

-

3

11

2

BRAVES

0

2

2

0

2

0

1

2

x

-

9

12

4

  

Date

W/L

OPPONENT

PITCHER

SOX

THEM

9-12-98

W

BRAVES

W - ROLLER (2-1)

16

10

Evan Horn went three-for-five, Bill Aichroth had three RBI, and Brett Mandel and Tommy Jackson both added two hits to fuel rallies in a big road victory for the Sox - Brian Roller went the distance in the win.

TEAM

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

X

R

H

E

BLACK SOX

3

1

2

0

0

4

0

4

2

-

16

16

8

BRAVES

1

3

2

0

2

0

0

0

2

-

10

14

5

  

Date

W/L

OPPONENT

PITCHER

SOX

THEM

8-30-98

W

ROCKIES

W - ROLLER (1-1)

20

5

Depth and heart pushed the Black Sox past the Rockies and into the GPMABL Championship - errorless defense paced the Sox and the team's many offensive stars: Evan Horn was four-for-five with five runs scored, Brett Mandel was three-for-four with five runs scored, Tommy Jackson was four-for-five with six RBI, and Brian Smith was three-for-four in the victory.

TEAM

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

X

X

X

R

H

E

ROCKIES

1

0

0

1

3

0

0

-

-

-

5

10

7

BLACK SOX

4

4

2

5

1

4

x

-

-

-

20

22

0

   

Date

W/L

OPPONENT

PITCHER

SOX

THEM

8-30-98

L

ROCKIES

L- ROLLER (0-1)

20

22

In an unbelievable back-and-forth offensive explosion, the Black Sox fell just short of victory - Bill Aichroth was five-for-six, Brian Roller was three-for-five, and Brett Mandel was three-for-six with an unprecedented home run in the loss.

TEAM

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

X

R

H

E

ROCKIES

2

4

2

0

2

0

7

2

3

-

22

26

7

BLACK SOX

0

2

3

1

6

2

3

2

1

-

20

22

4

  

Date

W/L

OPPONENT

PITCHER

SOX

THEM

8-29-98

W

ROCKIES

W - HORN (2-0)

16

7

Chris Tarka was four-for-five with four runs scored, Brian Smith was four-for-five with six RBI, and Tommy Jackson scored three runs as Evan Horn shut down the powerful Rockies.

TEAM

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

X

R

H

E

BLACK SOX

0

0

3

2

5

4

0

0

2

-

16

18

4

ROCKIES

3

0

0

0

0

1

1

2

0

-

7

9

4

  

Date

W/L

OPPONENT

PITCHER

SOX

THEM

8-23-98

W

VIKINGS

W - GEIGER (1-0)

14

4

Home runs by Bill Aichroth and Joe Clancy powered the Black Sox bats and Chris Tarka and Gregg Jewett both scored twice to help the Sox sweep past the Vikings in the GPMABL Northern Division Semifinals.

TEAM

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

X

R

H

E

VIKINGS

0

0

1

0

0

3

0

0

0

-

4

4

4

BLACK SOX

0

1

1

4

6

2

0

0

x

-

14

12

2

  

Date

W/L

OPPONENT

PITCHER

SOX

THEM

8-22-98

W

VIKINGS

W - HORN (1-0)

14

6

Bill Aichroth's three-for-four day included a big home run and four runs scored as the Black Sox came from behind to earn the win - Tommy Jackson and Chris Tarka both went two-for-four and Evan Horn went three-for-four at the plate and went the distance on the mound in the winning effort.

TEAM

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

X

R

H

E

BLACK SOX

0

2

4

0

0

1

6

1

0

-

14

15

1

VIKINGS

3

0

0

1

1

1

0

0

0

-

6

13

6

 


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