2001-06-30 / Sports

Black Sox Bulletin: Holy Sweep!

Black Sox Bulletin: Holy Sweep!

By Chris Knott

After last week's rainout, the Black Sox and the Angels were eager to get back on the field and play some ball. In the first game, the Angels jumped out to an early 3-0 lead. The Black Sox battled back with 3 runs of their own on RBI hits from Jerry Scannell, James Lonigro, and Danny Boyle. In the bottom of the 6th, Eddie Humphrey started off the inning with a base hit. (Chris Knott ran as a courtesy runner for him.)  Jerry then hit a shot to right field that Matt tracked down for the first out of the inning. With some prudent base-running. Knott tagged up and went to second.  Charlie Kinzie got a base hit that moved Knott over to third.  Dennis Cook came up and hit a short fly to left field that the shortstop caught going back, allowing Knott to tag up and beat the throw home to take the 4-3 lead.  The Black Sox held off a 7th inning rally by the Angels when Kinzie made a great stop at third and tagged the base for the final out. 

Billy Malloy was 2 for 2 in the first game with 1 run scored.  Ed Humphrey was 1 for 2 and a walk.  Danny Boyle was 1 for 2 with 1 RBI and 1 run scored.

In the second game, the Black Sox looked to keep the momentum going. The Black Sox jumped out to an early 2-0 lead.  James Lonigro started off the 2 out rally with a single up the middle.  That was followed by single by Chris Knott.  With two on, Eddie Humphrey hit a triple that drove in the 2 runs.  In the next inning, Jimmy Kelly hit a triple that drove in 1 run to make the score 3-0.  The Angels came back with 3 runs of their own, to tie the score, but the Black Sox were not done.  With two runners on, Dennis Cook hit the longest single ever, when he hit it off of the left field fence.  The 2 runs scored, and the Black Sox never looked back.  They won the second game 7-3 for the 2 game sweep.

  Chris Knott was 3 for 4 with a double, triple and 2 runs scored.  Eddie Humphrey was 2 for 3, with a sac fly and 3 RBI's. Jerry Scannell was 3 for 4 with 1 run scored and 1 RBI. Billy Malloy stayed en fuego, going 3 for 3 after a stint on the DL. Scooby Knott was 1 for 2.  His base hit was a routine ground ball to third base that he beat out with his blazing speed. It was not even close at first. With this sudden burst of speed, he will now be known as the fastest guy on the team. The Black Sox have a record of 7-3 on the season so far.  John Crawford, who was hitless in the 2 games, had no comment when asked about his poor performance.  He also had some problems with phone calls to Juice. A special thanks to our fans, who came out to support this team.   Congratulations to Jimmy Kelly on his anniversary.

The Black Sox play this Sunday at 12:30 on the open field against the Brewers.


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