Results - Fall 2018  



Blades 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 7 1
Thunder 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 4


WP: Josh Mowrey     S: Hunter Kyzar

T-Men Nip Blades 

11/11/2018 -  The Thunder scored early, left a small tribe stranded on the bases, but were able to hold off the Blades to pick up their 4th win of the season. 


Josh Mowrey improved to 3-0, striking out five while scattering six hits over 7 innings, and Hunter Kyzar tossed the last two innings to earn the save, striking out three. 


It was a weird game for both sides. The first three innings were rough for the Blades, as their pitching walked 8, hit 2 batters while their defense issued four passed balls. During this time, Thunder hitters couldn't come up with timely hits to extend their lead and possibly put the game out of reach. On the day, the T-Men left 12 men stranded.


Eric Gormley singled to extend his season hit total to 10, which leads the team. Tyler Weston stayed in hot pursuit with a single as well, trailing Gormley by three. Four others singled - Henry Wilson, Mike DeLeeuw, Darren Hansen (RBI) and Keaton Ijams.  


The offense hopes to get back on track next Sunday, in a morning game against the Diamondbacks, at West Boynton (Park Vista). 



Thunder 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 8 13 4
Piranha 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 5 11 3


WP: Josh Mowrey     LP: Alex Hummer

Extra Frame Needed 

11/4/2018 - The Thunder outhit the Piranha and needed an extra inning to secure their third win of the season, while handing the Piranha their first loss of the fall season. 


Errors again plagued the Thunder Sunday morning at Seminole Palms Park, as only 2 of the 5 runs scored by the Piranha were earned. Luckily the offense covered the damage by banging out 13 hits, including three big ones in extra innings. 


Eric Gormley led the way with four hits - a double, three singles and 3 RBI's. Gormley's boat buddy, Shawn Chiaramonte, added two singles while Henry Wilson, Darren Hansen, Jimmy Efre (3 RBI), Roy Nino, second boat buddy Greg Nicholson (RBI), Tyler Weston and Chris Snyder each singled. Wilson, Gormley and Efre each singled in the 10th, helping to push across what would be the game winning runs. 


Rookie Bryce Hill struck out 4 of the 9 batters he faced, as he walked one, gave up one hit and was the victim of an unearned run through two innings. Veteran Josh Mowrey took things over in the 3rd and tossed the next 8 innings, to include the 10th inning to earn the win. Mowrey didn't have his best stuff after a couple weeks away, but he still struck out 7 and allowed only 2 earned runs. 


The win brings manager Mike Soulen five victories away from his 300th win in the league. 


The T-Men take on the Blades next Sunday in another morning game at Seminole Palms Park. 




Thunder 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 8 10 3
Beach Bums 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 5


WP: Hunter Kyzar     LP: Nicholas Argento

Strong Finish Propels Thunder

10/29/2018 - The game against the Beach Bums remained tied at two through six innings, but the T-Men pushed two across in the 7th, then with the bases loaded, Eric Gormley sealed the deal with a bases clearing double in the 8th to give the Thunder their second win of the young fall season. 


Typically used to finish games, Hunter Kyzar (1 earned run) started the game and tossed an impressive 7 innings against a good hitting Bums team. He struck out 7 and gave up only two hits before tiring in the 8th. After walking the first two batters faced in the eighth, Jimmy Efre relieved Kyzar and gave up no hits or walks while retiring the last six batters he faced to ensure the win. 


Shawn Chiaramonte (3 R) walloped doubles in his first two at-bats, both nearly leaving the park while Eric Gormley (3 RBI, 2 R) singled and smashed a double to lead the offense. Jose Corea, Jimmy Efre (RBI), Tyler Weston (RBI), Chris Snyder (RBI), Danny Moya (RBI) and Matt Ziemak each singled, and Hunter Kyzar helped earning three walks while scoring a run. 


Game 4 is against the undefeated Piranha in a morning game at Seminole Palms Park on November 4. 




Tigres 3 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 10 11 4
Thunder 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 8 13 5


WP: Angher Cespedes     LP: Bryce Hill

Comeback Falls Short

10/21/2018 - A six-run sixth inning fueled by four errors and bad luck put the Los Tigres up 10-3. However, the Thunder battled scoring three in the 8th, then 2 more in the bottom of the 9th, but the comeback fell short with back-to-back strikeouts with the bases loaded. 


The fatefull 6th inning was a page directly from the Bad News Bears playbook, with a sprinkling of a crappy baseball field. Four of the team's five errors were committed during the sixth. In addition to the errors, two sure-out balls dropped in the outfield due to sun/vision problems. Not painful enough for you? Then let's add two whacky plays made possible only by the good folks taking care of Dave Manzo Field. In what most likely would have been an inning-ending double-play ball, a ball hit initially toward second base off the bat, hit the unusually high infield grass cut in front of the plate, popping the ball up into the air, which was fielded by the Thunder SS who luckily got an out at 1B. In another fun play, a throw from the OF hit the high infield grass cut and bounced in a completely different direction, allowing runners to advance and score. 


However, with all the miscues and field challenges, the T-Men never gave up and made no excuses. The team scored three runs in the bottom of the 8th, cutting the lead to four runs, then continued their comeback effort in the 9th by scoring two more. Down two runs, with bases loaded and one out, the energetic comeback was thwarted when veteran Wilson Ciprian buckled down and struck out the last two batters faced. 


The Thunder out-hit the Tigres 13 to 11, but just gave up too many unearned runs. Outfielder Alex McEnaney led the offense with three singles, followed by Greg Nicholson and Darren Hansen, who each singled twice. Tyler Weston remained hot at the plate with a single and double, while driving in three runs. Early in the game, Henry Wilson cleared the bases with a double, picking up three RBI's with the swing, which at the time brought the team within a run of the Tigres. Eric Gormley, Shawn Chiaramonte and Jimmy Efre added singles. 


First year man Bryce Hill was tagged with the loss after walking two and giving up two hits and three runs in the first and only inning pitched. Josh Mowrey (3 K, 3 ER) followed Hill and kept the Tigres off balance, giving up only one run until the horrific 6th inning. Hunter Kyzar struck out four over the last three innings, keeping the Tigres off the board, allowing the Thunder a chance to mount a comeback. 


Next up - a morning game at Santaluces next Sunday against the Beach Bums. 


Thunder 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 2 0 10 17 5
Blades 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 8 0


WP:  Josh Mowrey   LP: Josh Rivera

Thunder Win Season Opener

10/14/2018 - In a rematch of the championship game, the T-Men beat the blades 10-5 in their season opener at Santaluces Sports Complex. Josh Mowrey picked up his first win of the season, while Darren Hansen hit his first homerun. 


Five Thunder errors were luckily washed away as the offense picked up the defense, banging out 17 hits, with eight players having two hits apiece. Greg Nicholson, Chris Snyder, Tyler Weston, Danny Moya and Eric Gormley (RBI) each singled twice, while Henry Wilson and Jimmy Efre (RBI) singled and doubled. Keaton Ijams singled and had 2 RBI's, but the heavy hitter of the day was catcher Darren Hansen. Hansen ripped an RBI double in the first inning, then added two more RBI's in the 8th inning with a two-run homerun. 


Working his way back from injury, newcomer Bryce Hill got some work in early, as he tossed the first inning. Hill struck out the first two batters he faced, walked a batter then induced a ground out to end the inning. Championship game MVP Josh Mowrey tossed the next five innings, giving up only one unearned run while striking out four. Last year's Saves leader Hunter Kyzar threw the last three innings. Kyzar struck out 3 and uncharacteristically walked one, giving up four runs. However, he was the victim of three errors, so only one of the runs was earned. 


The team plays the Los Tigres next Sunday at 1:00 PM, at Dave Manzo Field in Lake Worth.