Apollos Record 3-1-1
Game Results San Antonio Labor Day Tournament.
Game 1 Houston Apollos 8 Space City A's 8 South San Antonio High School|
This game was a total disaster for the Apollos from the start. Starting pitcher Jonathan Scudder
left his shoes and belt in his dorm room and was unavailable until the 5th inning. In his place
Josh Rich started. Josh kept the Apollos in the game but was removed in the 5th for Scudder.
Scudder faced only one batter before being removed from the game by a line drive stroked off his arm.
The A's starter threw 7 innings and they felt with an 8-2 lead they would be safe to remove him.
The Apollos scored 6 runs instantly in the 8th and left the bases loaded with an 8-8 tie, leaving
the Apollos no choice but to bring in Dutka for the hold. Dutka held the A's and the score
remained tied. The start of the game was at 9:00 AM many of the Apollos were unready to play. The
Apollos were very fortunate to be able to tie the game.
Game 2 Houston Apollos 13 San Antonio Orioles 5 Incarnate Word
The Apollos wasted little time jumping on Orioles pitching, after allowing one run in the top of
the first the Apollos countered with a no out Grand Slam by Sonny Terrazas. Then in the second
inning the Apollos jumped out to a 11-1 lead paced by Andrew Dunn's two run inside the park home run.
This was more than enough with Alex Dutka on the mound and the Apollos held the reigning San
Antonio League Champs to two runs. Mike Estrada pitched the last two innings allowing three runs.
Alex had great command and had a great day on the mound.
Game 3 Houston Apollos 15 Houston Sky Sox 8 Seguin Fairgrounds
The Apollos thought they had this game in hand with a 10-3 in the 5th. But the Skysox came back
and made the game 10-8 in the 7th. The Apollos answered with 5 runs of their own in the top of the
8th to seal the game. Sonny Terrazas, Mo Caesar and Andrew Dunn all had three hits and scored
three runs. Terrazas and Mo each homered. Mike Estrada started this game for the Apollos he was
removed after 3 innings. Chris Gibson came in for 3 1/3 innings allowing 3 runs. Sonny Terrazas
earned the save pitching the last 1 2/3 innings allowing no runs.
Game 4 Houston Apollos 9 Albuquerque Reds 7 Seguin Fairgrounds
The Apollos strung together runs by scoring a run or two in six different innings. Chris Gibson
singled in the first and was knocked in by Johnny Cruz. Ryan Lavarell singled in the second and
was knocked in by Alex Dutka. Kemmerling and Dunn reached base in the fifth and were brought in by
Chris Gibson's 3-run homer. Dunn tripled in the seventh and came in on a passed ball. In the 8th,
Terrazas walked,and Wade singled. Mike Estrada pinch ran for Wade. In a key at bat, Josh Rich hit
a game-winning single knocking in the two runs. On the mound, Mike Estrada came back for his
third game. Unbelievably, he threw 8 innings (a total of 13 innings for the weekend). His 7
strikeouts and some good Apollos defense held the Reds to 7 runs. Mike Austin closed the game to earn a
Game 5 San Antonio All Stars 4 Houston Apollos 2 South San Antonio High School (Championship Game)
The Apollos were very tired from a very long weekend full of games and left 11 runners stranded and hit into three double plays. They also hit three balls that were caught by outfielders that were standing at the fence. San Antonio only had 5 hits, unfortunatly 4 of them were back to back. Marcos Quinones pitched brilliantly for the Apollos going 8 innings and holding the All Stars to 4 runs. (The average score is this tourney was 9 runs per game) Alex Dutka was ejected for sliding into third base and never got an at bat.