Frank Howard blasts 2 HRs in 9-5 victory over Variables


Storm Riders 9, Hidden Variables 5
Game 45

FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Variables 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 ? 10 ? 0 ?
Riders 1 2 3 1 1 0 0 1 - 9 ? 9 ? 0 ?
W: Blackwell, E. (6-2)
L: Munger, R. (5-3)
S: Smith, D. (9)
HR: G.Foster(19th), G.Davis(14th), B.Ruth(23rd), F.Howard-2(13th), E.Mathews-2(8th), T.Kluszewski-2(12th)


Eddie Mathews blasted 2 homeruns and had 3 RBI as the Storm Riders topped the Hidden Variables by a score of 9 to 5 at The Kingdome '78.

It was a good day for Storm thanks to Mathews. He smashed a bases-empty 'big-fly' in the 2nd inning, smashed a solo-shot out of the park (his 8th of the season) in the 3rd inning and doubled which plated a run in the 5th inning. Storm kept the pressure on throughout the contest as they scored in 6 different innings.

Ewell Blackwell(6-2) allowed 5 runs in 7 innings, and picked up the victory. Blackwell got relief help from Dave Smith who gained credit for his 9th save. George Munger(5-3) was tagged with the loss. He was touched for 6 homeruns in his 4 innings of work.


at Kingdome '78


Hidden Variables

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
B. Hamilton CF 3 2 2 0 .278
P. Guerrero 3B 4 0 2 0 .326
W. Mays RF 4 0 0 0 .254
G. Foster LF 4 1 2 2 .347
B. Grich 2B 3 0 0 1 .237
B. Foote C 4 1 1 0 .215
G. Davis 1B 4 1 2 1 .246
N. Garciaparra SS 4 0 1 1 .287
G. Munger P 1 0 0 0 .320
   A - H. Simmons PH 1 0 0 0 .150
M. Wolfgang P 0 0 0 0 .250
   B - B. Wares PH 1 0 0 0 .250
R. Arias P 0 0 0 0 .333
   C - H. McCurdy PH 1 0 0 0 .094
Totals 34 5 10 5

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
G. Munger (L, 5-3) 4 7 7 7 0 4 6 66 4.60
M. Wolfgang 2 1 1 1 1 3 0 24 3.56
R. Arias 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 30 6.21
Totals 8 9 9 9 1 8 7

Storm Riders

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
W. Wilson CF 4 0 0 0 .256
B. Doran 2B 4 0 0 0 .296
B. Ruth RF 3 3 2 1 .337
F. Howard LF 4 2 2 3 .287
E. Mathews 3B 4 2 3 3 .253
R. Petrocelli SS 4 0 0 0 .278
T. Kluszewski 1B 3 2 2 2 .292
D. Brown C 3 0 0 0 .199
E. Blackwell P 3 0 0 0 .103
D. Smith P 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 32 9 9 9

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
E. Blackwell (W, 6-2) 7 8 5 5 0 1 2 101 4.94
D. Smith (S, 9) 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 30 4.81
Totals 9 10 5 5 0 1 2


A-Pinch Hit For Munger In 5th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Wolfgang In 7th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Arias In 9th Inning

ATTENDANCE- 26,295
T- 2:32
LEFT ON BASE- Variables: 4 Riders: 0
DOUBLE PLAYS- Variables: 0 Riders: 2
DOUBLES- B.Hamilton(8th), E.Mathews(3rd)
TRIPLES- N.Garciaparra(2nd)
HOME RUNS- G.Foster(19th), G.Davis(14th), B.Ruth(23rd), F.Howard-2(13th),
E.Mathews-2(8th), T.Kluszewski-2(12th)
SACRIFICE FLIES- B.Grich
WALKS- B.Ruth
HIT BY PITCH- B.Hamilton
STRIKE OUTS- B.Foote, W.Wilson, B.Doran, F.Howard-2, T.Kluszewski, D.Brown-2,
E.Blackwell
GIDP- P.Guerrero
PASSED BALLS- D.Brown










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