Willie Aikens hits 2 HRs in 4-3 loss to BS#2 2016


ZZZZZZZ ZZZ BS#2 2016 4, Beale Street Blues II 3
Game 51

FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Blues II 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 ? 8 ? 0 ?
BS#2 2016 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 - 4 ? 8 ? 1 ?
W: Holley, E. (3-2)
L: Drysdale, D. (3-6)
S: Dibble, R. (14)
HR: W.Aikens-2(6th), J.Mize(5th)


22,501 fans were treated to a fine game at Tiger Stadium '75 as only one run separated the combatants at game's end. The ZZZZZZZ ZZZ BS#2 2016 won by the slimmest of margins, 4 to 3.

ZZZZZZZ ZZZ jumped on top to stay in the bottom of the 6th inning plating a single run using 2 hits. After an out was recorded, John Mize delivered a solo blast (his 5th of the season). Beale Street made it exciting in the 9th, but they were unable to push the needed runs across.

Ed Holley(3-2) went 6 innings allowing 3 runs for the victory. Rob Dibble recorded the save, his 14th. Don Drysdale(3-6) took the loss.

'He gutted it out' aBc said of Holley. 'I was very impressed by his tenacity.'


at Tiger Stadium '75


Beale Street Blues II

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
R. Ashburn CF 2 0 1 0 .341
E. Flick RF 2 1 0 0 .313
R. Smith 3B 4 0 0 0 .279
W. Aikens 1B 4 2 2 3 .324
T. Davis LF 4 0 1 0 .353
F. Parent SS 4 0 0 0 .320
D. Egan 2B 4 0 1 0 .264
P. Masi C 4 0 1 0 .268
D. Drysdale P 2 0 2 0 .222
   B - J. Orta PH 1 0 0 0 .188
M. Garman P 0 0 0 0 ----
A. Hassler P 0 0 0 0 ----
J. Sambito P 0 0 0 0 ----
Totals 31 3 8 3

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
D. Drysdale (L, 3-6) 6 7 4 4 1 4 1 89 5.59
M. Garman 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 3.24
A. Hassler 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 15 4.50
J. Sambito 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 5.00
Totals 8 8 4 4 2 6 1

ZZZZZZZ ZZZ BS#2 2016

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
E. Combs CF 4 1 2 0 .361
D. Blasingame 2B 4 1 1 1 .343
   D - C. Ryan 2B 0 0 0 0 .235
J. Mize 1B 4 1 1 1 .213
   C - A. Galarraga 1B 0 0 0 0 .295
R. Carty LF 3 0 3 1 .372
   E - D. Howser SS 1 0 0 0 .161
B. O'Farrell C 4 1 0 0 .257
D. Groat SS 2 0 1 1 .325
   F - L. Piniella LF 1 0 0 0 .310
   G - B. Rosar LF 0 0 0 0 .323
B. Allen 3B 3 0 0 0 .200
L. Smith P 0 0 0 0 .000
R. Dibble P 0 0 0 0 .667
M. Brouhard RF 3 0 0 0 .283
E. Holley P 2 0 0 0 .000
   A - R. Boone 3B 0 0 0 0 .294
Totals 31 4 8 4

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
E. Holley (W, 3-2) 6 7 3 3 3 2 2 98 3.59
L. Smith (H, 7) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 3.44
R. Dibble (S, 14) 2 1 0 0 1 4 0 35 2.61
Totals 9 8 3 3 4 6 2


A-Subbed Defensively (3B) For Holley In 7th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Drysdale In 7th Inning
C-Subbed Defensively (1B) For Mize In 8th Inning
D-Subbed Defensively (2B) For Blasingame In 8th Inning
E-Subbed Defensively (SS) For Carty In 8th Inning
F-Subbed Defensively (LF) For Groat In 8th Inning
G-Subbed Defensively (LF) For Piniella In 9th Inning

ATTENDANCE- 22,501
T- 2:23
LEFT ON BASE- Blues II: 5 BS#2 2016: 5
DOUBLE PLAYS- Blues II: 1 BS#2 2016: 2
ERRORS- J.Mize
DOUBLES- R.Ashburn(9th), D.Blasingame(6th), D.Groat(15th)
HOME RUNS- W.Aikens-2(6th), J.Mize(5th)
STOLEN BASES- E.Flick-2(20th), T.Davis(8th), D.Egan(10th)
CAUGHT STEALING- D.Egan
WALKS- R.Ashburn-2, E.Flick-2, D.Groat, R.Boone
STRIKE OUTS- R.Smith, W.Aikens, T.Davis, F.Parent, D.Egan, P.Masi,
D.Blasingame-2, L.Piniella, B.Allen, M.Brouhard-2
GIDP- E.Flick, D.Groat










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