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Playoff Game 3 Apollos 16 Rangers 7
The Apollos won the third and deciding game in the opening round playoff series with the Rangers. The Apollos played a very efficient game, allowing 2 walks in the entire game despite 4 home runs only allowed 7 runs. The Rangers 1b hit three home runs but they Apollos kept a comfortable lead at all times. Bob Pfaff went 4-5 with two home runs, Andrew Dunn went 5-6 with 3 runs. Russell Revere and Tim Brown had key bunts that helped extend the Apollos lead, Manny Lujan and Alex Ruiz played great defense and drew several key walks at the plate. Jason Von Hafen threw 6 innings allowing 5 runs only walking 1 batter. Russell Revere threw 3 innings allowing two runs on a homer. All 7 runs were scored via the home run for the Rangers.
Playoff Game 2 Apollos 7 Rangers 6
The Apollos faced elimination and sent Russell Revere to the mound. He went all 9 but the game could have went either way. The Apollos jumped out to 2-0 lead with Andrew Dunn double and Bob Pfaff homer. Alex Ruiz homered in the third, and Andrew Dunn and Mike Wilson each drove in Tim Brown in separate innings to give the Apollos a 5-0 lead. The Rangers clawed back in the game with 2 runs in the 4th, 1 in the 5th, and then a huge 3 run homer in the 6th leaving the game 7-6. Neither team would score again, in the bottom of the 9th things got tough for the Apollos. The Rangers lead off with a double and then got a single and had first and third with no outs. Russell threw a wild pitch that bounced off the fence, the runner attempted to come home and was tagged out. The turning point in the game and possibly the series. The next hitter smoked a ball right at third baseman Ryan Ondrey who made a game saving play, the last batter flew out to left field and the Apollos escaped a huge scare. The Indios swept Baytown leaving the winner of this series to square off with Indios, Final Game 3 will be next week.
Playoff Game 1 Rangers 11 Apollos 7
The Apollos opened their best of 3 playoff series with the Rangers with a loss. The Rangers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the third with a bases clearing double. The Apollos jumped back with three runs in the third with Andrew Dunn double, homers by Mike Wilson and Manny Lujan. The Apollos took the lead in the 4th with a double by Brandon Lewis scoring Eric Brown. The Rangers broke the game open in the 6th, after Jason Von Hafen struck out the lead off hitter then walked the next batters, Mike Wilson came on for relief and struck out one batter, then gave up 4 singles and the Rangers scored 6 runs in the inning. The Apollos battled back with Andrew Dunn's two run homer and Manny Lujan double leaving the score 9-7. But the Rangers broke it open in the 8th on Adon Moodys throwing error. Jason Von Hafen threw 5-1/3 innings striking out 9 allowing 5 runs, Mike Wilson threw 4 2/3 innings allowing 6 runs. The offense failed with many opportunities.
Game 10 Apollos 7 Oteros 1
Jason Von Hafen threw 6 scoreless innings with 6 ks. He dominated hitters to the point where they were attempting to fight him as opposed to focus on the game. The Oteros had a very solid defense and a competitive pitcher but are very limited offensely. They only managed 4 hits in the game. The Apollos had their worst offensive game of the season managing just 7 runs. Alex Ruiz scored three runs with three hits. Tim had two hits and score a run. Ryan Ondrey had two hits including a huge late rbi triple. Ryna Hull had a key first inning bloop hit that scored two runs, he then struck out 3 straight times. Manny Lujan homered and was hit twice from the 9 hole. Mike Wilson and Andrew Dunn combined to go 0-9 thus keeping the score down. Mike Wilson threw the final 3 innings allowing 1 run.

Game 9 Apollos 20 Orioles 5
The Apollos set a team record with 8 home runs Anthony Conant (2), Andrew Dunn (2), Mike Wilson, Alex Ruiz, Brandon Lewis, Manny Lujan. Russell Revere got two hits. Mike Wilson started and threw three innings allowing two runs. Russell Revere threw 7 innings allowing 3 runs. Anthony Conant hit a grand slam and Mike Wilson lead the game off with a homer.
Game 8 Apollos 12 Indios 3
Jason Von Hafen threw 5 quality innings allowing just two run, escaping two jams to lead the Apollos. Mike Wilson pitched one inning allowing one run. Alex Ruiz lead the way offensively going 4-4. Andrew Dunn went 3-4. Brandon Lewis and Mike Wilson each went 2-4 with a key homer.
Game 7 Apollos 15 Ramones 4
The Apollos returned to the Winners Circle at Jefferson Davis. They were lead by Alex Ruiz 4-5 with 6 rbi's Tim Brown 4-5 and Anthony Covent 4-5. Also Mike Wilson andRyan Ondrewsy went 2-4 On the mound it was Russell Revere who hti fatigue in the 5th inning, Mike Wilson came in the finish out the game. It is safe to assume the home plate umpire has never called a game before.
Game 6 Baytown 8 Apollos 4
Doomsday struck the Apollos as they ended their metal bat winning streak April 24, 2007, they lost their first ever game at Schwartz Park, and they lost their best player in Kyle Spangler with a torn knee. Pitching was not the problem, Russell Revere went 6 innings leaving with the game tied 4-4, allowing a 2 run homer but keeping things close. Jason Von Hafen came on and pitched a scoreless 7th, but gave up 4 runs in the 8th, Mike Wilson pitched a scoreless 9th. Offensively was the problem for the Apollos. Baytown's starter threw all 9 and struck out 11, Adan Moody, Eric Brown and Mike Wilson all helped by running into cowardly outs. The Apollos loaded the bases three times and constantly had men in scoring position and never capitalized. Chris Giesleman and Andrew Dunn each misplayed balls in the outfield, Adan Moody made a huge error in a tie game in the 8th. But Andrew Dunn/Mike Wilson/Tim Brown combined to go 2-14 with Dunn/Brown getting infield hits. The momentum of the game changed when Kyle Spangler had to be carried off the field..The Apollos never recovered.
All Star Game North 9 South 6
Manny Lujan hit a three run homer to be named MVP of the all star game. He also played well at SS and hit another ball hard. Tim Brown had two hits and scored two runs. Kyle Spangler and Anthony Covent and former Apollo Andres Verde also played for the North along with players from Lobos/Rangers/Yucatan. The South had Baytown/Tuzos/Indios/Hot Shots. Eric Brown pitched one inning. Rene Chapa pitched for the south. The game was an exhibition many teams including the Apollos didn't want to throw their Sunday starters. Andrew Dunn managed the North team. Luckily the game only lasted 4 innings because the lights went off at Mason Park, the game was not moving fast.
Game 5 Apollos 7 Rangers 6
Kyle Spangler went 3-4 with 3 rbi's a homer and a triple to continue to lead the Apollos offense. He tripled in Manny Lujan in the first. Bob Pfaff then doubled him in. Rene Chapa scored on Tim Brown's double in the 2nd. Spangler homered and Eric Brown drove in Bob Pfaff in the 3rd. Andrew Dunn and Tim Brown scored in the 4th and that was all the scoring the Apollos would do. The went 4 scoreless innings against a tough Rangers bullpen and did their damage off of the starter. Russell Revere started throwing 6 innings with 7 k's and allowing two runs. Jason Von Hafen came in and some problems mainly with the Apollos defense. Rene Chapa made three errors on three consective balls all three runners scored. And in the 8th KC Caroll made a key error at first base in which the run scored. Leaving the game 7-6 with the Rangers only hitting two balls in the outfield. Von Hafen struck out the final hitter with a man on third to end the rally. The Apollos defense will improve. This game shouldn't have been as close.
Game 4 Apollos 15 Tuzos 0
Kyle Spangler continued his assault on opposing pitchers going 3-4 with a homer and double and 4 rbi's. Tim Brown wnet 3-4 with a triple and Andrew Dunn went 3-4 with 3 rbi's. The Apollos pitching was the story with Russell Revere returning from hibernation to make his first start, he threw 3 innings striking out 6 of the 9 batters he faced and he did not allow a base runner. Jason Von Hafen threw 2 innings striking out 4, and he allowed the Tuzos only base runner and hit. The Apollos scored 4 in the first, 2 in the second, 5 in the third and 2 in the 4th and 5th. The Apollos will be off next week.
Game 3 Apollos 11 Lobos 5
The Apollos begun the 2008 with a tough Lobos Team who was completely rebuilt in Navy San Diego Padre Uniforms with Gold Pants. The Lobos jumped out to a 2-0 lead and later extended the lead to 3-1. The Lobos pitched the same left hander that they always pitch and he was solid through the first 3 innings only allowing 1 run. Kyle Spangler began 2007 where he left 2008 with a double, a homer and 5 of the runs knocked in. In the 4th the Apollos broke it open with 5 runs and he was removed with the score 6-3, Kyle Spangler and Manny Lujan each homered in the 5th to leave the score 8-3, and Kyle Spangler doubled in two more runs to make the score 10-5, Manny Lujan had a sac groundout scoring Andrew Dunn to leave the final score 11-5. Kyle Spangler's pinch hit error was the difference in the game, he hit what should have been an inning ending double play that was botched and thrown into the outfield scoring 2 runs and allowing 3 more to score that inning. The Apollos got quality pitching from Mike Wilson 7 innings, 8 ks, 3 walks, 5 runs. Jason Von Hafen pitched one scoreless inning, with 2 strikeouts, Kyle Spangler pitched the ninth forcing a double play and striking out the last batter to end the game. Rene Chapa, Jason Von Hafen and Chris Giesleman all played in their first game since 2004 New Orleans Tournament.
Beginning of 2008 End of 2007
Game 2 Apollos 13 Angels 1
The Apollos ended the 2007 calendar year in style. Tim Brown, Andrew Dunn and Mike Wilson combined to go 10-10 and the Apollos also got hits from Glenn Bradford, Casey Stone and Gil Laird, Tim was 4-4, Dunn and Wilson 3-3 with a double and walk. Bob Pfaff pitched 5 innings allowing only one run. The Apollos again had several not show up. Glenn Bradford filled in, The Apollos were initially concerned about Bradford's ability and did not have a jersey big enough to fit him but later he disclosed he played 5 years in the NFL and in pro baseball with the Cubs, he did an excellent job in left field. The Apollos would like to thank everyone who participated in a successful 2007 season.
Game 1 Apollos 14 Hot Shots 1
The Apollos made their Liga Oberra debut for 2008 at beautiful Jefferson Davis High School against the local Hot Shots. The game was close through 3 innings with the Apollos leading 2-1 until the Apollos started to play wall ball with the brick walls that surround the outfield, Bob Pfaff got it started with a 3 run shot, Mike Wilson followed with a solo shot. Kyle Spangler hit a another three run homer and along with Andrew Dunn 3-3 with 2 runs the game was out of reach and a run rule was called, possibly the best at-bats came from Manny Lujan who littered Cochran Street with fall balls. He pulled 7 balls into the street and had two at bats of more than 12 pitchs, he drove in Andrew Dunn in the first inning, Dunn doubled to lead the game off. The Apollos declare Mike MacGlothlin opening day starter and he threw 3 -1/3 innings before being removed for tiredness. Bob Pfaff came in and return the final 5 hitters striking out two and getting several weak ground balls.