Ewell Blackwell leads Riders past Cheetahs, 5-1


Storm Riders 5, Streetwalking Cheetahs 1
Game 77

FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cheetahs 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 ? 6 ? 1 ?
Riders 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 - 5 ? 9 ? 0 ?
W: Blackwell, E. (9-4)
L: Sheets, B. (4-6)
S: Smith, D. (13)
HR: E.Mathews(17th)


Rico Petrocelli hit 2 doubles at The Kingdome '78 as the Storm Riders beat the Streetwalking Cheetahs 5 to 1.

Streetwalking never recovered after Storm took the lead in the bottom of the 4th inning scoring a single run on 2 hits. Overall Storm out-hit Streetwalking 9 to 6.

The victory was credited to Ewell Blackwell(9-4) who went 8 and 1/3 innings, allowing 1 run. Dave Smith recorded his 13th save. Ben Sheets(4-6) was hit with the loss.


at Kingdome '78


Streetwalking Cheetahs

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
B. Dahlen SS 4 0 0 0 .291
F. Fain 1B 3 0 0 0 .235
T. Cobb CF 4 1 2 0 .356
W. English 3B 3 0 1 1 .267
H. Duffy LF 4 0 1 0 .307
P. Bradley RF 4 0 0 0 .292
J. Bassler C 3 0 1 0 .197
W. Randolph 2B 3 0 0 0 .174
B. Sheets P 1 0 0 0 .073
   A - K. Smith PH 1 0 0 0 .186
T. Martinez P 0 0 0 0 ----
   B - T. Rigney PH 1 0 1 0 .321
Totals 31 1 6 1

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
B. Sheets (L, 4-6) 6 9 5 5 1 6 1 103 2.79
T. Martinez 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 25 3.33
Totals 8 9 5 5 2 9 1

Storm Riders

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
W. Wilson CF 4 0 1 0 .251
B. Doran 2B 3 0 0 0 .280
B. Ruth RF 4 1 1 0 .303
F. Howard LF 4 1 1 0 .283
E. Mathews 3B 4 1 1 2 .244
R. Petrocelli SS 3 2 2 1 .274
T. Kluszewski 1B 4 0 2 1 .296
D. Brown C 4 0 1 1 .189
D. Smith P 0 0 0 0 .000
E. Blackwell P 3 0 0 0 .149
   C - T. Pena C 0 0 0 0 .172
Totals 33 5 9 5

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
E. Blackwell (W, 9-4) 8.1 6 1 1 5 7 0 135 4.70
D. Smith (S, 13) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3.94
Totals 9 6 1 1 5 7 0


A-Pinch Hit For Sheets In 7th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Martinez In 9th Inning
C-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Blackwell In 9th Inning

ATTENDANCE- 45,739
T- 2:38
LEFT ON BASE- Cheetahs: 9 Riders: 6
DOUBLE PLAYS- Cheetahs: 1 Riders: 1
ERRORS- B.Dahlen
DOUBLES- H.Duffy(6th), R.Petrocelli-2(19th), D.Brown(8th)
TRIPLES- W.English(7th)
HOME RUNS- E.Mathews(17th)
SACRIFICE HITS- B.Sheets
WALKS- B.Dahlen, F.Fain, W.English, J.Bassler, W.Randolph, B.Doran,
R.Petrocelli
STRIKE OUTS- B.Dahlen, F.Fain, W.English, H.Duffy, P.Bradley-2, W.Randolph,
B.Doran, B.Ruth-2, F.Howard-2, E.Mathews-2, E.Blackwell-2
GIDP- B.Dahlen, T.Kluszewski










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