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Bombers Vs Royals 3/7/10  E-mail
Written by Damian Fedele, General Manager Eastbay Bombers   
The Bombers came ready to play this past weekend with two 10 run wins against division rival, the Royals. The Bombers are on a 3 game win streak and looking to gain addition ground on the front running Sarasota Angels.

In game 1, the Bombers were held in check into the 5th by Royals ace Brian Menedenz but the Bombers bats couldn't be held in check all day. The Bombers were able to play 9 runs during the 5th, 6th and 7th innings to break open a tight game. The Bombers were led offensively by Hector Roman, who went 2-5 with 3 RBI's and Gerry Vazquez, who went 2-4 with an RBI and 2 runs scored. Jason Basye also led the way by going 2-4 with 2 RBI's and Ryan Cellamare went 2-3 with 3 RBI"s. The Bombers pitchers had a great game 1, ace Jim Skelton started the game and held the Royals to 1 run thru 5 innings with giving up 5 hits and allowing only 1 runner past 2nd base. The Bombers welcomed back Steven Ansaldi to the mound, and he went 2 scoreless innings without giving up a hit and looked very sharp on the mound after a 2 week layoff.

Game 2 saw the Bombers come out swinging; leadoff man Ryan Cellamare and Rob Pauley drew walks and were driving in by a towering home run by Gerry Vazquez over the right field wall. Cleanup hitter Berto Egea followed with a monstrous home run of his own over the left field wall to put together the Bombers first-ever back-to-back home runs. The Bombers were able to capitalize on the Royals sloppy defense by putting up a 10 spot in the 1st inning to cruise to a 14-4 win. Game 2 starter, Dustin Hattaway was solid on the mound by allowing only 1 run and 2 hits in 3 innings of work. Relievers Lucas Perrin and Daniel Matson kept the Royals offense in check to finish out the 10 run rule shortened game; Daniel Matson was especially effective by striking out 1 Royal and not allowing a hit in his appearance.

The Bombers look to keep the streak alive with a rematch against the Appollo Beach Diamondbacks, who they welcome to Eastbay Field at 12pm on 3/14. Please come out to show your support to the Bombers and their local opponents.
 
Damian Fedele
General Manager
Eastbay Bombers
813-956-2952
www.brandonbombers.com
 
 
Bombers Vs Rangers - 2/28/10  E-mail
Written by Damian Fedele, General Manager Eastbay Bombers   
Game 1 saw the Bombers fall behind quickly at a 4-0 score by the 2nd and saw the deficit stay at 4 with a 6-2 count after 3.  The Bombers' offense finally got rolling 4th and 5th innings were we came back to tie the game 8-8.  The Bombers' pitching and defense struggled throughout the game with 7 walks, 2 hit batters and 5 errors that led to too many opportunities for the Rangers to capitalize on.  Staff ace, Jim Skelton was uncharacteristically wild with 4 walks and 2 hbp's through 5 innings of solid work and then newly acquired Lucas Perrin came in to shut down the Rangers for 2 innings but then couldn't find the strike zone in the 8th while walking 3 batters and allowing 3 runs to score which ended up being too much for the Bombers to overcome, we scored 2 in the 8th but couldn't plate the tying run.  It was a solid outing for Lucas and we look forward to getting him some more work!  The Bombers were led offensively by Berto Egea, who went 2-4 with 2 runs scored and an RBI.  Luis Cedrez went 1-3 with 2 runs scored and 3 RBI's, Dustin Bayse went 2-2 with 1 run scored and an RBI and Rob Pauley had 2 RBI's to also aid the Bombers' offense.

Game 2 saw the Bombers strike first and stay ahead throughout the game.  Starter Dustin Hattaway pitched a great game into the 5th, which found the Bombers winning 14-1, but found some trouble when the Rangers started a 2 out rally to score 8 runs in the 5th to make the game close 14-9.  Daniel Matson came in the game to record the final out in the inning and held the Rangers at bay through the final two innings by only giving up 2 runs on 2 hits without walking a batter.  The Bombers were led in game 2 by a monster game by Berto Egea, who had 7 RBI's which included 2 doubles and a mammoth home run deep over the centerfield wall.  Gerry Vazquez also had a huge game going 2-5 with 4 RBI's and 3 runs scored while also mashing a home run over the right center fence.  Rob Pauley went 4-5 with 3 runs scored and Damian Fedele going 2-3 with 2 runs scored to help the Bombers pull out the win.

The Bombers look to get a win streak started this weekend when the host the Royals at Spoto High school, please come out to watch some great baseball and support us!

Damian Fedele
General Manager
Eastbay Bombers
813-956-2952
www.brandonbombers.com

 
East Bay Bombers Vs Apollo Beach Diamondbacks  E-mail
Written by Damian Fedele, General Manager Eastbay Bombers   

Riverview, FL- With the Bombers playing their first game in 3 weeks against the newly formed Apollo Beach Diamondbacks, they were able to pull back to .500 with a sweep of the twin bill, while welcoming back 09's league MVP Chris Woods.

Game 1 started off slow but the Bombers were able to wear down the pitching of the Diamondbacks by being extremely patient at the plate which led to 9 walks and the offense finally got going with 13 hits during the game including a 2-run shot by Berto Egea in the 3rd inning.  The Bombers also got offensive support from Jason Basye, who went 3-4 with a run scored and Rob Pauley who went 2-4 with a double, a run scored and 4 RBI's. The Diamondbacks did however keep the game close by taking advantage of the Bombers sloppy defense but Rob Pauley came in to pitch the 5th and 6th innings to close the game for the Bombers and starter Jim Skelton was able to turn in a quality start even without his best stuff.  

Game 2 also saw the Bombers being patient at the plate, while the Diamondbacks' pitchers struggled to find the strike zone; the Bombers were able to work out another 9 walks in game 2.  The Bombers' bats weren't able to be as successful during game 2 but did manage 9 hits to plate 9 runs.  They were led by Berto Egea with a double, a run scored and 3 RBI's.  Also leading the way were Ryan Cellamare, who went 2-3 with 2 RBI's and Chris Woods who went 1-2 with 3 runs scored and 2 stolen bases.  Starter Dustin Hattaway had a quality outing by working into the 5th inning and Berto Egea came in to seal the win with 2 good innings on the mound.  The Diamondbacks made the game interesting by mounting a comeback in the 7th by scoring 2 runs and with the tying run on 3rd base, the Bombers 2nd baseman snagged a line drive up the middle and threw to 1st for a game ending double play.