Babe Ruth blasts 2 HRs in 6-5 victory over Nyc


Storm Riders 6, Nyc Nyc 5
Game 162

FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Riders 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 6 ? 8 ? 1 ?
Nyc 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 ? 9 ? 0 ?
W: Smith, D. (13-12)
L: Leonard, D. (17-14)
S: Orosco, J. (26)
HR: B.Ruth-2(70th), F.Howard(48th), R.Petrocelli(38th), F.Thomas(42nd)


Babe Ruth smacked 2 homeruns and had 3 RBI as the Storm Riders defeated the Nyc Nyc by a score of 6 to 5 at The Astrodome '78.

Ruth had a big day with his bat. He cracked a solo homerun in the 1st inning and cracked a two-run shot (his 70th of the season) in the 6th inning. Nyc threatened in the 9th but Storm was able to put down the rally.

Dave Smith(13-12) went 1 and 2/3 innings allowing no runs for the win. Jesse Orosco got the save, his 26th. Dutch Leonard(17-14) was the loser. He allowed 4 homeruns in 9 innings of work.


at Astrodome '78


Storm Riders

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
W. Wilson CF 4 0 0 0 .260
B. Doran 2B 4 2 2 0 .236
B. Ruth RF 4 2 2 3 .306
F. Howard LF 4 1 1 2 .257
R. Petrocelli SS 4 1 1 1 .259
E. Mathews 3B 3 0 0 0 .243
B. Shirley P 0 0 0 0 .333
J. Orosco P 0 0 0 0 .000
K. Moreland 1B 4 0 2 0 .267
D. Brown C 4 0 0 0 .189
K. Appier P 1 0 0 0 .141
   A - B. Dahlgren PH 1 0 0 0 .143
D. Smith P 0 0 0 0 .000
   C - L. Tannehill 3B 1 0 0 0 .258
Totals 34 6 8 6

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
K. Appier 6 5 4 4 3 3 1 108 4.86
D. Smith (W, 13-12) 1.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 23 4.53
B. Shirley (H, 15) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5.16
J. Orosco (S, 26) 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 25 2.12
Totals 9 9 5 5 5 3 1

Nyc Nyc

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
F. Thomas 1B 4 1 2 1 .276
M. Bishop 2B 3 1 0 0 .204
   F - J. Alou PH 0 0 0 0 .281
   G - W. Backman PR 0 0 0 0 .204
D. Cooley CF 4 0 1 2 .269
J. O'Rourke LF 5 1 2 0 .269
J. Smith RF 5 1 2 1 .261
M. Wills SS 4 0 0 1 .233
G. Myatt C 4 0 1 0 .235
   B - F. Taveras PR 0 0 0 0 .216
   D - W. Hershberger C 0 0 0 0 .307
L. Gardner 3B 3 0 0 0 .200
D. Leonard P 3 0 0 0 .165
   E - G. Clines PH 1 1 1 0 .253
Totals 36 5 9 5

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
D. Leonard (L, 17-14) 9 8 6 6 1 10 4 125 2.58
Totals 9 8 6 6 1 10 4


A-Pinch Hit For Appier In 7th Inning
B-Pinch Ran For Myatt In 8th Inning
C-Subbed Defensively (3B) For Smith In 8th Inning
D-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Taveras In 9th Inning
E-Pinch Hit For Leonard In 9th Inning
F-Pinch Hit For Bishop In 9th Inning
G-Pinch Ran For Alou In 9th Inning

ATTENDANCE- 28,053
T- 3:05
LEFT ON BASE- Riders: 3 Nyc: 9
DOUBLE PLAYS- Riders: 1 Nyc: 0
ERRORS- R.Petrocelli
DOUBLES- B.Doran-2(26th), D.Cooley(16th), J.Smith(16th)
HOME RUNS- B.Ruth-2(70th), F.Howard(48th), R.Petrocelli(38th), F.Thomas(42nd)
SACRIFICE HITS- K.Appier
WALKS- E.Mathews, F.Thomas, M.Bishop, J.Alou, D.Cooley, L.Gardner
STRIKE OUTS- W.Wilson-3, B.Ruth, F.Howard, E.Mathews, K.Moreland, D.Brown-2,
K.Appier, F.Thomas, J.O'Rourke, D.Leonard
GIDP- J.Smith
WILD PITCHES- K.Appier
PASSED BALLS- D.Brown










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