Frank Howard homers twice in 7-4 victory over Cheetahs


Storm Riders 7, Streetwalking Cheetahs 4
Game 50

FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Riders 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 1 7 ? 7 ? 2 ?
Cheetahs 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 ? 10 ? 0 ?
W: Appier, K. (2-3)
L: Plunk, E. (1-2)
S: Orosco, J. (6)
HR: B.Ruth(25th), F.Howard-2(16th)


Left fielder Frank Howard slammed 2 homeruns and had 5 RBI as the Storm Riders defeated the Streetwalking Cheetahs by the score of 7 to 4 at Griffith Stadium '54.

Howard provided the offensive punch. He smashed a two-run homer in the 1st inning and smacked a three-run homer (his 16th of the season) in the 7th inning. Streetwalking had 10 hits in the game while Storm had 7, but Storm had the more timely hits.

The win was credited to Kevin Appier(2-3) who went 6 innings allowing 4 runs. Appier got relief help from Jesse Orosco who gained credit for his 6th save. Eric Plunk(1-2) was charged with the loss in relief.


at Griffith Stadium '54


Storm Riders

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
W. Wilson CF 5 1 2 0 .260
B. Doran 2B 5 0 1 0 .296
B. Ruth RF 2 3 1 1 .320
F. Howard LF 5 2 2 5 .280
E. Mathews 3B 3 1 1 0 .244
R. Petrocelli SS 3 0 0 0 .251
D. Brown C 4 0 0 0 .175
B. Dahlgren 1B 1 0 0 0 .048
K. Appier P 2 0 0 0 .154
   A - S. Sax PH 1 0 0 0 .313
M. Jackson P 0 0 0 0 .000
   C - J. Wasdell PH 1 0 0 0 .217
J. Orosco P 0 0 0 0 ----
Totals 32 7 7 6

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
K. Appier (W, 2-3) 6 8 4 4 1 4 0 97 4.18
M. Jackson (H, 7) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 19 3.73
J. Orosco (S, 6) 2 1 0 0 0 4 0 33 3.52
Totals 9 10 4 4 1 9 0

Streetwalking Cheetahs

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
B. Dahlen SS 5 1 1 0 .291
F. Fain 1B 4 1 1 0 .250
T. Cobb CF 4 0 2 1 .402
J. Stenzel LF 4 0 0 0 .295
P. Bradley RF 4 1 2 1 .322
W. English 3B 4 1 1 1 .268
J. Bassler C 4 0 0 1 .186
J. Remy 2B 3 0 1 0 .375
T. Martinez P 0 0 0 0 ----
R. Moffitt P 0 0 0 0 ----
   D - K. Smith PH 1 0 0 0 .174
J. Bibby P 2 0 1 0 .500
E. Plunk P 0 0 0 0 .000
   B - W. Randolph 2B 2 0 1 0 .500
Totals 37 4 10 4

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
J. Bibby 6.1 5 4 3 5 4 1 119 4.26
E. Plunk (L, 1-2) BS(3) 0.1 1 2 2 1 0 1 16 5.11
T. Martinez 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2.60
R. Moffitt 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 35 6.75
Totals 9 7 7 6 7 6 3


A-Pinch Hit For Appier In 7th Inning
B-Subbed Defensively (2B) For Plunk In 7th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Jackson In 8th Inning
D-Pinch Hit For Moffitt In 9th Inning

ATTENDANCE- 41,224
T- 2:59
LEFT ON BASE- Riders: 6 Cheetahs: 7
DOUBLE PLAYS- Riders: 1 Cheetahs: 0
ERRORS- B.Dahlgren-2
DOUBLES- W.Randolph(1st)
TRIPLES- P.Bradley(3rd), W.English(2nd)
HOME RUNS- B.Ruth(25th), F.Howard-2(16th)
STOLEN BASES- W.Wilson-2(15th)
CAUGHT STEALING- B.Doran
SACRIFICE HITS- R.Petrocelli
WALKS- B.Ruth-3, E.Mathews, B.Dahlgren-3, F.Fain
STRIKE OUTS- B.Ruth, F.Howard-2, D.Brown, K.Appier, S.Sax, B.Dahlen-2, F.Fain,
J.Stenzel, P.Bradley, W.English-2, J.Bassler, J.Bibby
GIDP- J.Stenzel
WILD PITCHES- K.Appier
PASSED BALLS- J.Bassler










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