Rico Petrocelli homers twice in 7-3 victory over Magicians


Storm Riders 7, Memphis Magicians 3
Game 145

FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Magicians 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 ? 4 ? 1 ?
Riders 2 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 - 7 ? 11 ? 0 ?
W: Blackwell, E. (19-8)
L: Clemens, R. (13-19)
S: Orosco, J. (21)
HR: P.Dougherty(10th), I.Wingo(4th), B.Ruth(61st), F.Howard(39th), R.Petrocelli-2(36th)


Shortstop Rico Petrocelli smashed 2 homeruns and scored 3 times as the Storm Riders topped the Memphis Magicians by a score of 7 to 3 at The Kingdome '78.

Petrocelli made sure the Storm fans enjoyed themselves. He smashed a bases-empty 'big-fly' in the 4th inning, lofted a solo-blast 'downtown' (his 36th of the season) in the 6th inning and doubled in the 7th inning. Storm had 11 hits for the afternoon while Memphis had 4.

The winning pitcher was Ewell Blackwell(19-8) who allowed 3 runs in 8 innings. Blackwell got help from Jesse Orosco who earned his 21st save. The loss was charged to Roger Clemens(13-19). He allowed 4 homeruns in 6 and 2/3 innings of work.


at Kingdome '78


Memphis Magicians

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
K. Gleason 2B 4 0 1 0 .272
P. Dougherty RF 4 1 2 1 .291
T. Speaker CF 4 0 0 0 .306
H. Heilmann LF 3 1 0 0 .343
G. Sisler 1B 3 0 0 0 .276
I. Wingo C 3 1 1 2 .230
R. Cannady 3B 3 0 0 0 .246
C. Galloway SS 3 0 0 0 .247
R. Clemens P 2 0 0 0 .143
B. McClure P 0 0 0 0 .000
   A - L. Frazier PH 1 0 0 0 .227
J. Sambito P 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 30 3 4 3

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
R. Clemens (L, 13-19) 6.2 11 7 6 4 4 4 151 3.94
B. McClure 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3.28
J. Sambito 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 5.58
Totals 8 11 7 6 4 4 4

Storm Riders

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
W. Wilson CF 5 1 2 0 .254
B. Doran 2B 4 0 1 0 .240
B. Ruth RF 4 1 1 3 .301
F. Howard LF 4 1 2 1 .256
E. Mathews 3B 3 0 0 0 .251
R. Petrocelli SS 4 3 3 2 .265
T. Kluszewski 1B 4 1 1 0 .274
D. Brown C 3 0 0 0 .194
E. Blackwell P 3 0 1 0 .241
J. Orosco P 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 34 7 11 6

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
E. Blackwell (W, 19-8) 8 4 3 3 1 6 2 113 3.71
J. Orosco (S, 21) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2.09
Totals 9 4 3 3 1 6 2


A-Pinch Hit For McClure In 8th Inning

ATTENDANCE- 40,346
T- 2:34
LEFT ON BASE- Magicians: 1 Riders: 8
DOUBLE PLAYS- Magicians: 1 Riders: 1
ERRORS- C.Galloway
DOUBLES- F.Howard(18th), R.Petrocelli(37th)
HOME RUNS- P.Dougherty(10th), I.Wingo(4th), B.Ruth(61st), F.Howard(39th),
R.Petrocelli-2(36th)
STOLEN BASES- W.Wilson(47th)
SACRIFICE HITS- B.Doran
WALKS- H.Heilmann, B.Ruth, E.Mathews, D.Brown, E.Blackwell
STRIKE OUTS- K.Gleason, P.Dougherty, T.Speaker, G.Sisler-2, L.Frazier, W.Wilson,
F.Howard, T.Kluszewski, D.Brown
GIDP- H.Heilmann, B.Ruth










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