Storm Riders defeat Jive Turkeys 4-3


Storm Riders 4, Jive Turkeys 3
Game 1

FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Turkeys 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 ? 6 ? 1 ?
Riders 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 4 ? 7 ? 1 ?
W: Blackwell, E. (1-0)
L: Seaver, T. (0-1)
S: Smith, D. (1)
HR: B.Ruth(1st), E.Mathews(1st)


The Storm Riders nipped the Jive Turkeys 4 to 3 at The Kingdome '78 in a hard fought contest.

The game started off with Storm taking the lead in the first with 3 runs utilizing 3 base hits. After an out was recorded, Bill Doran was the sparkplug when he delivered a one-base hit. Babe Ruth was next to the plate, but was promptly struck out. Frank Howard then doubled which scored a run. Eddie Mathews stepped in and he cracked a two-run shot (his 1st of the season). Storm banged out 7 hits on the afternoon.

Ewell Blackwell(1-0) went 7 and 1/3 innings allowing 3 runs for the win. Dave Smith got the save, his 1st. Tom Seaver(0-1) was tagged with the loss.


at Kingdome '78


Jive Turkeys

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
P. Cavarretta 1B 3 0 0 0 .000
B. Goodman 2B 3 1 2 0 .667
B. Williams CF 4 0 2 1 .500
A. Rosen 3B 4 0 0 0 .000
G. Hartnett C 4 1 1 0 .250
R. White LF 3 1 1 1 .333
   C - S. Dente SS 1 0 0 0 .000
   D - D. Kuiper PR 0 0 0 0 ----
D. Green RF 4 0 0 1 .000
D. Brain SS 2 0 0 0 .000
   A - B. Thurman PH,LF 2 0 0 0 .000
T. Seaver P 2 0 0 0 .000
   B - D. Whitman PH 1 0 0 0 .000
D. Hall P 0 0 0 0 ----
   E - N. Jones PH 1 0 0 0 .000
Totals 34 3 6 3

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
T. Seaver (L, 0-1) 6 5 4 4 2 7 2 108 6.00
D. Hall 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 26 0.00
Totals 8 7 4 4 3 8 2

Storm Riders

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
W. Wilson CF 4 0 0 0 .000
B. Doran 2B 3 1 2 0 .667
B. Ruth RF 4 1 1 1 .250
F. Howard LF 4 1 1 1 .250
E. Mathews 3B 3 1 1 2 .333
R. Petrocelli SS 4 0 2 0 .500
T. Kluszewski 1B 3 0 0 0 .000
D. Brown C 4 0 0 0 .000
E. Blackwell P 3 0 0 0 .000
D. Smith P 0 0 0 0 ----
Totals 32 4 7 4

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
E. Blackwell (W, 1-0) 7.1 5 3 3 2 5 0 92 3.68
D. Smith (S, 1) 1.2 1 0 0 0 4 0 31 0.00
Totals 9 6 3 3 2 9 0


A-Pinch Hit For Brain In 7th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Seaver In 7th Inning
C-Subbed Defensively (SS) For White In 7th Inning
D-Pinch Ran For Dente In 9th Inning
E-Pinch Hit For Hall In 9th Inning

ATTENDANCE- 48,886
T- 2:22
LEFT ON BASE- Turkeys: 6 Riders: 7
DOUBLE PLAYS- Turkeys: 0 Riders: 0
ERRORS- A.Rosen, B.Doran
DOUBLES- B.Goodman(1st), B.Williams(1st), G.Hartnett(1st), F.Howard(1st),
R.Petrocelli(1st)
TRIPLES- R.White(1st)
HOME RUNS- B.Ruth(1st), E.Mathews(1st)
WALKS- P.Cavarretta, B.Goodman, B.Doran, E.Mathews, T.Kluszewski
STRIKE OUTS- A.Rosen-3, G.Hartnett, D.Green-2, D.Brain, B.Thurman, T.Seaver,
W.Wilson-2, B.Doran, B.Ruth, F.Howard-2, E.Mathews, D.Brown










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