JRW & Associates & Bucknell Park Split Super Series

Lacey, WA – # 22 ISC II ranked JRW & Associates of Yakima, WA and Bucknell Park of Lacey, WA split a 4 game Super Series on the weekend of July 16-17.

JRW & Associates, as WA-OR-BC representative, will play in the ISC II ToC in Chippewa Falls, Wisc.; then play in the NAFA World Series in Mankato.

In Game One Saturday, Dave Drotzmann of JRW and BC pitcher Kurt Penne of O’Blarney’s Pub locked up in a classic pitcher’s duel. (Bucknell Park played as O’Blarney’s Pub, a favorite drinking hole for teams in the Lacey-Olympia area). Drotzmann struck out 8 and walked none in a 3-1 victory, allowing three singles and two doubles. Kurt Penne struck out six and walked one, allowing four singles and two doubles.

SS Trevor Knight doubled in O’Blarney’s lone run. JRW’s 2B Don Cawthron singled in JRW’s first run in a 2-4 effort. The other two runs scored on an error and a passed ball.

In game two Saturday evening, O’Blarney’s took a 10-9 victory on CF Mike Linnane’s solo homer in the bottom of the 7th off relief pitcher Dave Drotzmann. JRW starting pitcher Travis Kraft was victimized by a 2 run error in the bottom of the first, allowing 5 runs with only two earned. O’Blarney’s LF Dave Carlton’s 2 RBI single and CF Mike Linnane’s RBI single were the big hits.

O’Blarney’s SS Trevor Knight started this second game in the absence of BC pitchers Darren Strang and Sam Aldrich who were at the Provincials.

JRW answered with 7 runs in the top of the 2nd inning on seven of their 16 hits for the game. A key hit was RF Tim Arndt’s 2 RBI single. Tim was on loan from O’Blarney’s.

O’Blarney’s 2B Kevin Norton had a 2 RBI double and a 2 RBI single to put O’Blarney’s up 9-7. In the top of the 7th, JRW tied the game on RBI singles by 2B Don Cawthron and RF Tim Arndt. Then came Linnane’s game winning HR. Pitcher Kurt Penne took the win in a one inning relief effort.

In game 3 Sunday morning, Bucknell Park came with NW Merchant Jerseys. (NWM) Drotzmann and Penne hooked up a another pitcher’s duel with NWM taking a 3-2 victory. In the early innings, NWM scored 3 unearned runs. JRW countered in the 4th with one run on 1B Dean Waltier’s RBI single. In the bottom of the 7th, Dean led off with a single, advanced on a walk and both runners advanced on a sacrifice. Dean scored on the CF’s single and the tying run advanced to third. Kurt Penne induced a game ending 6U—6-3 double play to preserve the victory.

In game 4, the JRW hitters again came alive to gain a 10-7 victory and a split of the 4 game series. JRW’s Travis Kraft started, but left in the 2nd inning with arm problems. NWM had scored 4 runs on 4 hits and 3 errors for a 4-0 lead. Relief pitcher Dave Drotzmann struck out two and had a ground out to end NWM’s inning.

JRW scored three in B2 on a 2 RBI double by C Jason Scheibner and an RBI single by RF Troy Grow. NWM added 3 more runs on LF Kevin Norton’s RBI triple, 2B Mike Bodle’s RBI single and RF Dave Carlton’s RBI single to go up 7-3. JRW got two runs back in B3 on zero hits, two walks and two errors (Now 7-5). JRW added their last 5 runs in the 4th and 5th. The key hit was 1B Dean Waltier’s bases loaded triple.

Pitcher Trever Knight started for NWM, followed by brothers Korey and Kasey as JRW took an “All Knight” victory.

JRW Pitcher Dave Drotzmann had both wins and both losses for the weekend.
Game One (Sat)
JRW & Associates, Yakima 001 010 1…..3 – 6 – 1
O’Blarney’s Pub, Lacey 100 000 0….1 – 5 – 1

Dave Drotzmann (WP) and Troy Grow. Kurt Penne (LP) and Josh Baumgard.
HR: C Mike Linnane (O’Bly) solo, B7
2B Don Cawthron (JRW) 2-4, 1 RBI; SS Trevor Knight (O’Bly) 2-3, 1 RBI
Pitching: Dave Drotzman (JRW) 7 IP, 1 ER, 0 W, 8 K’s
Pitching: Kurt Penne (O’Bly) 7 IP, 2 ER, 1 W, 6 K’s

Game Two (Sat)

JRW & Associates, Yakima 070 000 2…..9 – 16 – 2
O’Blarney’s Pub, Lacey 502 020 1….10- 13 – 2

Travis Kraft, Dave Drotzmann, 2nd (LP) and Jason Scheibner, Troy Grow, 2nd; Trevor Knight, Kurt Penne, 7th (WP) and Mike Linnane

Highlights: 2B Don Cawthron (JRW) 2-5, 2 RBI; LF Bob Harris (JRW) 2-4, 2 RBI; 3B Casey Johnson (JRW) 3-4, 1 RBI; RF Tim Arndt (JRW) 2-4, 3 RBI;
LF Dave Carlton (O’Bly) 1-2, 2 RBI; C Mike Linnane (O’Bly) 2-4, 2 RBI; 1B Kevin Norton (O’Bly) 2-3, 4 RBI

Game Three (Sun)

NW Merchants, Lacey 021 000 0…3 – 2 – 0
JRW & Associates, Yakima 000 100 1…2 – 5 – 2

Kurt Penne (WP) and Josh Baumgard, Tim Arndt 5th; Dave Drotzmann (LP) and Troy Grow
1B Dean Waltier (JRW) 2-3, 1 Run, 1 RBI;
Pitching: Kurt Penne (O’Bly) 7 IP, 2 ER, 1 W, 4 K’s
Pitching: Dave Drotzmann (JRW) 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 W, 9 K’s

Game Four (Sun)
NW Merchants, Lacey 040 012 0…7 – 11 – 2
JRW & Associates, Yakima 032 140 x…10 – 9 – 5

Trevor Knight, Korey Knight, (LP) 2nd , Kasey Knight 5th and Josh Baumgard, Tim Arndt 2nd; Travis Kraft, Dave Drotzmann 2nd (WP) and Jason Scheibner
CF Wes Dorey (NWM) 2-5, 1 RBI; SS Mike Bodle (NWM) 2-3, 2 RBI; RF Dave Carlton 1-3, 1 RBI; LF Kevin Norton 1-2, 1 RBI
C Jason Scheibner (JRW) 1-4, 3 RBI; 1B Dean Waltier (JRW) 1-2, 3 RBI; RF Troy Grow (JRW) 2-3, 2 Runs, 1 RBI

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