Results - Fall 2019  


Thunder 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 7 11 7
Piranha  0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 4 14 3


WP: Josh Mowrey S: Erick Abreu

New Year Starts With A Win

1/5/2020 - The Thunder moved into 2nd place after beating the Piranha Sunday afternoon at West Boynton Park. 


Tyler Ziemak drove in three of the seven Thunder runs with two singles and recovered nicely on a wind-aided fly ball to right field which would have led to a disasterous inning for the T-Men if not caught. He also hustled to a ball and fired a strike to the cutoff man to nail a runner at third, and pulled off a perfect delayed steal which resulted in a run for the team. Tyler is definitely a chip off the old block as his hustle and team-first approach matches his father and teammate Matt Ziemak's attitude to a tee.


In other news, Mike DeLeeuw (RBI) clobbered two triples while Greg Nicholson continued his hot hitting with an RBI single and a double. The Hansen brothers chipped in with a single each, while Erick Abreu and Matt Ziemak had a base knock each.  


Josh Mowrey picked up his 6th win of the season, bending and not breaking as he battled Piranha hitters and seven Thunder errors. Erick Abreu tossed the last inning, striking out three batters while earning his first save of the year.  



Bears 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 2 1 5
Thunder 2 6 0 3 0 0 1 x x 12 9 0


WP: Erick Abreu

Thunder 1-Hit Bears

12/22/2019 - The Thunder scored eight runs in the first two innings and never looked back, as the team picked up their 7th win in their final game of 2019. 


Justin Weithorn hadn't thrown in over a month and it showed. He started the game and proceeded to walk the first three batters faced, while issuing wild pitches that allowed two of the baserunners to score. Down 2-0, Erick Abreu relieved Weithorn after 1/3 an inning and took control of the game. He did not allow a hit, walk or run through 4 2/3 innings of work and struck out 9 of the 15 batters faced while picking up the win. Daniel Hansen made his season debut on the mound, as he tossed the last three innings. Hansen faced 11 batters, walked one, struck out 1 and allowed a hit while giving up no runs.  


Three Thunder batters had two hits apiece - Matt Ziemak and Erick Abreu each singled and doubled, while Shawn Chiaramonte singled twice. Newcomer Billy Christian smashed a double down the left field line in his second at-bat, and Daniel Hansen and Darren Hansen (2 RBI) chipped in with singles.  


The Thunder are off for the holidays and resume action on January 5th in a rematch against the Piranha.



Piranha 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 4 8 1
Thunder 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 6 4


LP: Josh Mowrey

Final Three Outs Hardest To Get

12/15/2019 - Josh Mowrey deserved better after pitching nine excellent innings and the Thunder should have won 2-0, but errors in the 5th and 9th inning proved costly as they allowed the Piranha the opportunity to come from behind. 


The Thunder drew first blood in the 1st inning as Shawn Chiaramonte and Greg Nicholson began the T-Men's half of the inning with back-to-back singles. Both runners advanced on a wild pitch, then Chiaramonte scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Mike DeLeeuw. Mowrey kept the Piranha bats quiet until the 5th, when the team pushed across a run thanks to two errors. 


In the 6th, Greg Nicholson led off the inning with a single and advanced to third base on an error by the Piranha's second baseman. Nicholson then scored via a sacrifice fly by first baseman Eric Gormley. The score remained 2-1 in favor of the Thunder as the game entered the 9th, but with two outs an infield error allowed the tying run to reach base. The next batter smashed a double just out of the reach of Luke Drayer in left fied, and the Piranha tied the game as the runner at 1B scored easily. 


In the 10th, the Piranha singled and doubled to lead off the inning and Mowrey was pulled after the go-ahead run scored. Erick Abreu relieved Mowrey, gave up a single, but then retired the side. Unfortunately the Piranha plated two runs and the Thunder's offense had no answer in the bottom of the inning. 


Daniel Hansen and Greg Nicholson each singled twice, accounting for four of the team's six hits. Shawn Chiaramonte and Eric Gormley added a base knock each.


Meanwhile, Josh Mowrey tossed a great game, striking out 9 and scattering seven hits over 9 innings. He was charged with four runs, but only 1 was earned in the fateful 10th inning.    



Thunder 8 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 X 15 15 4
Bums 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 X 2 6 11


WP: Josh Mowrey

Nicholson Leads Way 

12/8/2019 - Greg Nicholson ripped four hits and Josh Mowrey tossed 8 strong innings, as the Thunder run-ruled the first place Beach Bums in eight innings Sunday morning. 


Josh Mowrey faced 34 batters, struck out 9 and walked none as he gave up two runs (none earned) on six hits en route to his fifth win of the season. The win places him 2 games shy of tying Brian Holden for the most wins in franchise history. 


The recipe for the Beach Bums today was a disaster, as they gave up 15 hits while committing an uncharacteristically high 11 errors. Veteran hurler Rick Schnur struggled a little with command in the first inning, walking four, while Thunder hitters took advantage of four errors with four timely hits, as they jumped out to an early 8-0 and never looked back.


Greg Nicholson (4 hits) doubled and singled three times, knocking in two, and jumped over Mike DeLeeuw for the season leader in hits. Shawn Chiaramonte had 2 RBI's, with a double and two singles, while Keaton Ijams (RBI) also had three singles. Eric Morales singled twice and Matt Ziemak, Daniel Hansen (sacrifice RBI) and Eric "Stinky" Gormley (RBI) chipped in with singles. Mike DeLeeuw helped the cause with three walks and a RBI sacrifice fly in the third. 


Up Next - an afternoon game at Dyer Park next Sunday against the hungry Piranha. 



D'Backs 0 1 1 0 2 X X X X 4 4 3
Thunder 0 0 4 0 0 X X X X 4 7 4


ND: Josh Mowrey

Thunder Tie

11/24/2019 - The Diamondbacks and Thunder tied Sunday morning at Seminole Palms Park due to inclement weather, as the T-Men held on to 3rd place in their division. 


Errors appeared to have cost the Thunder a win, as the D'Backs scored 3 unearned runs, two of which came in the top of the 5th, a half inning before the game was called for rain. It remains to be seen if the tie will prove costly in the teams hunt for a playoff position. 


Josh Mowrey started on the mound and threw well, striking out 2 while allowing one earned run via 4 hits. Offensively, Eric Gormley singled and doubled while driving in one, while Shawn Chiaramonte, Matt Ziemak (RBI), Darren Hansen, Erick Abreu and Daniel Hansen each singled. 


The team takes on the 1st place Beach Bums after the Thanksgiving break. 



Thunder 2 3 0 0 2 5 1 4 X 17 21 2
Sugar Kings 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 X 5 8 2


WP: Josh Mowrey

Weston & Ziemak Club 4 Hits

11/17/2019 - The Thunder outhit the Sugar Kings 21-8, as the team run-ruled the Kings Sunday afternoon at West Boynton Park.


Tyler Weston returned to the club and led the team with four hits, three singles and a double, while knocking in four runs and scoring two of his own. Matt Ziemak also hit three singles and a double, as he scored three times and knocked in one.


Jorge Diaz also had a stellar return to the team, as he banged out three singles, scoring twice. Greg Nicholson followed suit with three singles of his own, pushing across two runs while scoring three times. Mike DeLeeuw (2 RBI) and Erick Abreu (RBI) each singled twice, while Darren Hansen (2 RBI), Eric Morales (2 RBI) and newcomer Jordan Diaz (RBI) each had a base knock.  


Alex Pagano started the game and tossed two clean innings, but ran into problems in the 3rd when he walked two and allowed 2 hits. Three of the four runs scored were earned, as an infield error helped fuel the fire. Josh Mowrey pitched the final 5 innings, giving up only one run in route to his fourth win of the season. 





Thunder 3 0 0 7 0 0 X X X 10 8 1
Piranha 0 0 0 0 0 0 X X X 0 4 2


WP: Josh Mowrey

Thunder Shut Out Piranha

11/3/2019 - The T-Men jumped out early on the Piranha in a rain-shortened game, as the team improved to 4-2 on the fall season. 


RHP Shaun Garceau made his season debut Sunday morning at Seminole Palms Park. Garceau started the game and tossed three scoreless, striking out 7 while allowing 3 hits and no runs. Josh Mowrey threw 3 scoreless innings as well, picking up his third win while striking out two and giving up one hit. Through 6 games, Mowrey has a stellar 1.88 ERA. 


Greg Nicholson (two singles, RBI) and Eric Morales (two singles, RBI) accounted for half of the Thunder hits. But the loudest hit belonged to catcher Darren Hansen (3 RBI), as he smashed a triple with bases loaded in the 4th, which cleared the bases and put the game out of reach. Matt Ziemak, Luke Drayer (RBI) and Eric Gormley pitched in with singles, while Keaton Ijams helped create traffic with two walks. Daniel Hansen also walked, as he picked up an RBI in the 4th with bases loaded. 


The team resumes play in two weeks in an afternoon battle against the Sugar Kings. 


Bums 2 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 1 9 11 5
Thunder 1 0 1 2 0 0 4 0 0 8 10 5


LP: Garrett Rogers

Late Run Sinks Thunder 

10/27/2019 - An error allowed the Beach Bums to push across the winning run in the 9th inning, dropping the Thunder into third place with a 3-2 record. 


Defensive miscues are piling up for the Thunder, as the team has committed 12 errors over the last three games. If things don't tighten up, the T-Men could be the odd-man-out come playoffs. 


The biggest recipient of those errors this season has been starter Josh Mowrey, with this game being no exception. Four of the five errors made happened while Mowrey battled hitters on two days rest after throwing five innings. Mowrey ended up tossing another five innings, but the extra pitches took a toll as he gave up six runs, of which only two were earned. Garrett Rogers handled the last four innings, but ran into trouble in the 7th when Jason Bryan (JB) clubbed a two-run homerun, tying the game at eight. In the 9th, the Bums leadoff man reached on an infield error and scored on a double by skipper Dave Salley. Unable to get anything going in the bottom of the inning, Rogers was charged with the loss. 


The offense managed ten hits, but half of them came from two players - Matt DeLeeuw (3 RBI) singled twice and rocked a triple which cleared the bases and put the Thunder ahead by two, and Matt Ziemak added two singles. Shawn Chiaramonte, Darren Hansen (RBI), Eric Gormley, Garrett Rogers and Daniel Hansen contributed with a single each, while Greg Nicholson and Tyler Ziemak picked up RBI's on Fielders Choice. 


 The team takes on the Piranha next Sunday at Seminole Palms Park in Royal Palm Beach, FL. 


Tigres 0 0 1 0 1 1 4 0 x 7 9 6
Thunder 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 x 8 9 3


WP: Chris Young


Thunder Nip Los Tigres


10/24/2019 - The T-Men scored 5 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to squeak out a win as time expired Thursday night at the Santaluces Sports Complex. 


So far, one big inning this fall has determined the outcome of each game for the Thunder. This week they were on the right side of a crooked number as the team took advantage of 4 walks, 2 errors, 5 passed balls and a wild pitch in the 8th inning, scoring five runs and stealing a win away from the Los Tigres. 


Each team had nine hits and thanks to a rainy night both teams were plagued with an unusual amount of errors. Additionally, both pitching staffs had control problems, issuing a hight amount of walks and wild pitches. 


Josh Mowrey tossed the first five innings and left the game with a 3-2 lead, allowing two unearned runs, striking out two while scattering 7 hits. Matt Sergey threw the next inning and a third but battled mother nature as wet baseballs were responsible for five walks. Sergey struck out four and gave up two hits, but passed balls and wild pitches helped the Tigres score five runs before Darren Hansen relieved Sergey to get the final two outs of the 7th inning. Chris Young tossed a 1-2-3 eight inning, striking out two of the batters he faced, as he picked up his first win of the season after the Thunder scored five in the bottom of the 8th. 


Mike DeLeeuw was a homerun shy of the cycle as he banged out three hits on the night. Luke Drayer singled twice, while Darren Hansen, Greg Nicholson (RBI), and father-son combo Matt and Tyler Ziemak helped the cause with one single apiece.  



Thunder 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 7 4
D'Backs 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 9 11 1


LP: Alex Pagano

D'Backs Score Early

10/20/2019 - The Diamondbacks took full advantage of five walks in the first two innings, adding five hits, as they jumped out to a 6-0 lead and never looked back.


Not much went right for the Thunder Sunday morning, as the T-Men lost thier first game of the fall season. Facing live batters for the first time in quite awhile, newcomer Alex Pagano struggled a bit with control as he walked five and allowed six runs over the first inning and a third. Four errors, wild pitches and passed balls added to the messy morning, while the offense sputtered a bit. All in all, a total recipe for disaster. 


Offensively, Shawn Chiaramonte and Mike DeLeeuw continued their hot hitting as they each singled twice. Eric Gormley singled and clobbered a double to deep center field, while Luke Drayer ripped added another double, driving in Gormley. 


The team takes on the Los Tigres this coming Thursday night at Santaluces.  


Thunder 0 0 0 1 5 1 0 1 X 8 9 2
Tigres 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 X 4 7 3


WP: Josh Mowrey



Thunder Improve To 2-0

10/13/2019 - In a rematch of last season's championship game, the T-Men beat the Los Tigres Sunday afternoon at West Boynton Park (Park Vista) and improved to 2-0. 


With the game tied at one, the Thunder offense exploded for five runs in the top of the 5th as they walked twice and banged out five of their nine hits, taking a 6-1 lead over the defending champions. During the inning, Tyler Ziemak and Eric Gormley walked, newcomer Luke Drayer, Shawn Chiaramonte (RBI) and Darren Hansen (2 RBI) doubled, and Mike DeLeeuw and Greg Nicholson singled. On the day, Nicholson (RBI) led the way with three singles and Mike DeLeeuw (RBI) singled and hit a solo shot in the 8th. Luke Drayer made his season debut with a single, double and earned an RBI on a bases loaded walk. 


Josh Mowrey faced 29 batters through seven innings, striking out 6 while scattering six hits enroute to his second win of the fall season. The skies started to open in the 8th, making for a challenging and eventful 8th inning for Erick Abreu, as slippery baseballs led to a hit batter and two wild pitches, which allowed the Los Tigres to push two runs across before the inning ended and the game was called. 


Bears 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 12 1
Thunder 2 1 1 0 0 0 5 0 x 9 13 1


WP: Josh Mowrey


T-Men Win Fall Opener

10/6/2019 - The Thunder scored five runs in the bottom of the 7th to pull away from the Bears to win their fall opener Sunday morning at the Santaluces Sports Complex. 


Pitchers Jonah Backenstro and Chris Young knocked off some rust as they made their season debut Sunday morning, each facing batters for the first time in months. Backenstro started the game, walked two and struck out one, with Young following and giving up two walks as well. The Bears collected four hits and scored four of their five runs off the rookies.


RHP Erick Abreu returned to action for the Thunder, hurt his leg while running the bases, then powered through and pitched 2 2/3 innings. Abreu struck out six and allowed no runs on his first trip back to the mound in over a year. Josh Mowrey tossed the last 4 innings and picked up his first win of the season, as he struck out two and allowed one run. 


The offense had thirteen hits, with last year's batting champ, Darren Hansen (RBI), and Shawn Chiaramonte leading the way with two singles each. Eric Gormley ripped a triple, while Mike DeLeeuw, Greg Nicholson (2 RBI), Eric Morales, Daniel Hansen, Brian Fitzsimmons (RBI), Tyler Ziemak (RBI), Keaton Ijams and Matt Ziemak (2 RBI) all singled. Danny LaPerna helped create additional traffic on the bases, aiding the cause with three walks. 


The team returns to action next Sunday, in an afternoon tilt with the Los Tigres.