Marine City Maniax

2010 Game Recaps

GAME 26-Maniax 7, Blue Water Mudders 2 (8 innings)

The Maniax closed out their first ever 20 win season with a thrilling 7-2 extra inning victory against the Blue Water Mudders.  Nick Robinson started on the mound and pitched 5 1/3 innings, striking out 10 and walking 4.  Alex May got the win, throwing the final 2 2/3 innings and pitching out of two different jams.  May picked off a runner in the bottom of the 6th, then struck out two batters in the bottom of the 7th with the winning run on third base.  May allowed 2 hits and walked 1.  Offensively for the Maniax, the team pounded out 11 hits, with 6 of those coming in the pivotal 8th inning.  The big blow came off the bat of Brandon Robinson in his first at bat of the game, a HUGE 2 run homerun to extend the Maniax lead to 5-2 in the top of the 8th.  Zach Pate was 2-3 with a double, a triple, and a run scored, while Tyler Pearson and Jager Carmos each had a pair of huge hits in the final two innings to seal the win.  Zach Haehnle and Pete Patsalis each had a single and a run scored, Sebastian Seeger had a single, and Devin Skatzka contributed with a pair of walks, a single, and a run scored.  The win put the Maniax final record at 20-5-1 for the season, good for a third place finish in the MABF 13U B Division...GREAT JOB MANIAX!!!

GAME BALL:  ALEX MAY

 

GAME 25-MANIAX 11, Shelby White Sox 2

Alex May put together yet another gutsy performance on the mound for the Maniax, getting the win while going 6 strong innings.  May put a lot of trust in his defense as he didn't strike out a single batter while walking 4, but he kept the White Sox off balance the entire game.  Tyler Pearson came in and pitched the final inning, striking out one batter.  The game was 3-2 after the 6th inning, but the Maniax exploded for 8 runs in the top of the 7th to seal the victory.  Brandon Robinson was perfect at the plate, going 3 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored, while brother Nick Robinson came off the bench and went 2 for 2 with a double, a long home run, 2 RBI's and 2 runs scored.  Several other Maniax collected a pair of hits in the game including Pete Patsalis (2-4, 2 RBI, 2 runs), Jarrett Mathison (2-4, double, 2 runs, 2 RBI's), and Jager Carmos (2-4, run scored).  Devin Skatzka had a single and run scored, Alex May had a double, RBI, and run scored, Sebastian Seeger had a single, and Tyler Pearson collected an RBI.  The Maniax are now 19-5-1 and are trying to finish with a 20 win season against the Blue Water Mudders this week.

GAME BALL: ALEX MAY

 

GAME 24-Shelby White Sox 6, MANIAX 5

The Maniax 11 game winning streak came to an abrupt end with a tough 5-6 loss to the White Sox.  Brandon Robinson got the loss on the mound, coming in to pitch the last 2 innings in relief of brother Nick.  Brandon allowed one earned run and struck out one.  Starter Nick Robinson threw a tough 5 innings, allowing 5 runs in 5 innings, none of which were earned due to the Maniax defense committing a season high SIX errors!  Robinson struggled with his control a bit, walking 5 batters, but also came through with 8 strikeouts and allowed just 3 singles.  Offensively, the Maniax exploded for 5 runs in the second inning by taking advantage of several White Sox errors, but could only must 4 more hits and no runs the rest of the game against a tough White Sox pitcher.  No Maniax player had more than one hit on the game, with Devin Skatzka pounding out a double and a run scored.  Other players with hits in the game were Brandon Robinson (single), Jarrett Mathison (single, run), Nick Robinson (single, run, RBI), Zach Haehnle (single, run, RBI), and Alex May (single).  Jager Carmos and Tyler Pearson each contributed sac bunts and RBI's in the key 2nd inning.

 

GAME 23-MANIAX 8, Warren Mudcats 2

Alex May picked up the win on the mound for the Maniax, in what was a solid overall team effort by the boys.  May threw 6 1/3 innings, striking out 5, walking 5, and allowing 4 hits.  Brandon Robinson threw the final 2/3 of an inning, striking out one.  Offensively, Jarrett Mathison ripped the ball all day, going 2-2 with a pair of doubles and a sacrifice fly, while Zach Pate pitched in with a double, 2 RBI's, and 2 runs scored.  Other hits for the Maniax were collected by Jager Carmos and Tyler Pearson (each had doubles), and contributing singles were Sebastian Seeger, Pete Patsalis, and Brandon Robinson.  Patsalis, Seeger, Carmos, and Mathison each had RBI's in the win.  Pearson also played phenomenal defense behind May and Robinson, making two tough clutch catches to help seal the win.  The Maniax are now 18-4-1 on the season.

GAME BALL:  TYLER PEARSON

 

GAME 22-MANIAX 13, Michigan Stingrays Blue 1 (5 Innings)

Tyler Pearson picked up the win on the mound, going all 5 innings and striking out 4 while walking 1.  Pearson allowed just 2 hits and zero earned runs.  Offensively, Devin Skatzka paced the Maniax with with a pair of hits, including a triple, and 3 RBI's, while Zach Pate pitced in with an inside the park home run and 2 runs scored.  Alex May had a double and a pair of RBI's, Sebastian Seeger had a single, an RBI, and a pair of runs scored, Brandon Robinson was 2-3 with 2 RBI's and 2 runs scored, Jarrett Mathison had a single and 2 runs scored, and Tyler Pearson pitched in with a single and a run scored.  The Maniax are now 17-4-1 on the season.

GAME BALL:  DEVIN SKATZKA

 

GAME 21-MANIAX 10, Warren Mudcats 0 (6 Innings)

Zach Pate put on an offensive and defensive show for the Maniax in the mercy rule victory.  Pate was 3-3 at the plate with 2 triples, 2 runs, and 4 RBI's, as well as making several impressive defensive plays.  Nick Robinson got the win on the mound, pushing his record to an impressive 8-1 on the season.  Robinson threw all 6 innings, striking out 7 and walking 5.  Robinson allowed 3 hits and got some great defensive help behind him.  Devin Skatzka was 2-2 with a double and an RBI, Tyler Pearson was 2-3 with 3 runs scored, Sebastian Seeger had a couple walks and 2 RBI's, Brandon Robinson had a single and 2 RBI's, Nick Robinson and Jarrett Mathison each had a single, and Cole Avers had 2 walks and 2 runs scored.  The Maniax are now 16-4-1 on the season.

GAME BALL:  ZACH PATE

 

GAME 20-MANIAX 3, Macomb Crush Blue 1

While the first game of the double header was one of the most solid all around games, game two was possibly the most exciting for the Maniax.  Alex May got the win on the mound, going 5 strong innings while striking out 2 and walking 3.  May scattered 4 hits, including a first inning RBI triple, which was the only run he allowed.  Brandon Robinson came on in the 6th inning and got a strikeout and a pair of flyouts to centerfielder Cole Avers after a lead off single.  Robinson closed the game by striking out a pair of Crush hitters in the 7th inning.  Jager Carmos added a huge assist as a Crush batter tried to steal third base and Carmos gunned him down.  Offensively, Pete Patsalis came up with the big hit in the game.  Patsalis delivered a HUGE 2-run, 2-out single in the bottom of the 5th inning to break a 1-1 tie.  The hit drove in Zach Pate and Tyler Pearson, each whom reached on base hits of their own.  The other Maniax run was scored by Cole Avers, who walked in the 3rd inning and scored on an error by the Crush catcher.  Patsalis had two hits on the game, while Devin Skatzka added a double and Sebastian Seeger had a single.  The Maniax are now 15-4-1 on the season and have a season long 8 game winning streak.

GAME BALL:  PETE PATSALIS

 

GAME 19-MANIAX 10, Macomb Crush Blue 2

Nick Robinson went the distance on the mound for the Maniax, striking out 10 and walking just one batter.  Robinson allowed just two hits in the game and only 1 of the 2 runs were earned.  Pete Patsalis paced the offense with a 3-4 day, including 3 RBI's and 3 stolen bases.  Zach Haehnle added a pair of hits and an RBI and Nick Robinson added a double and a single.  Brandon Robinson and Alex May each had a double and 2 runs scored, while Devin Skatzka added an RBI double.  Sebastian Seeger added the final hit for the Maniax and a run scored.  The Maniax played great defense in what was possibly the best overall game of the season.

GAME BALL:  ZACH HAEHNLE

 

GAME 18-MANIAX 14, ST Vengeance Orange 1 (5 Innings)

The Maniax offense pushed across 4 runs in the first and 9 in the second to seize control in the mercy rule victory.  Alex May got the win on the mound, going 4 strong innings while allowing just one earned run and 4 hits.  May struck out 5 and walked 2.  Tyler Pearson pitched the final inning, giving up one hit and striking out two.  Offensively, it was a juggernaut for the Maniax.  Jager Carmos had the biggest hit of the game, a bases loaded, 3 RBI double in the 2nd inning.  Zach Pate was 2-2 with a double and 2 runs scored;  Pete Patsalis scored 2 runs;  May was 1-2 with 2 runs; Jarrett Mathison had a double, 2 runs, and 2 RBI's;  Devin Skatzka had 2 RBI's;  and Tyler Pearson had a single and a run scored.  The Maniax are now 13-4-1 on the season.

GAME BALL:  JAGER CARMOS

 

GAME 17-MANIAX 2, Warren Bandits 0

Just as game one was the Brandon Robinson show, game two was time for brother Nick to put on the show.  Nick dominated the Bandit hitters in the complete game shutout, striking out 8 and walking only 1.  The Bandits did manage to hit a few balls hard and collect 4 hits, but when runners got on and it really counted, Robinson stepped up and pitched out of every jam.  The win pushes Nick's record on the season to an impressive 6-1.  Offensively, the Maniax could only muster two hits against the tough Bandit pitchers, but one big one from Jarrett Mathison is all they needed.  Mathison's drive came with one out and a runner on first in the 4th inning.  He drove a high fastball to the wall in center for an RBI triple, then scored when the shortstop bobbled the relay throw.  The two runs held up and the Maniax took the sweep.  Alex May had the only other Maniax hit in the game, a single in the 6th inning.

GAME BALL:  NICK ROBINSON 

 

GAME 16-MANIAX 12, Warren Bandits 7

What a game for the Maniax!  Although I'm not a fan of high scoring games, this was an outstanding effort by the Maniax, who came back from an early 4 run deficit to take the first game of a double header against the Bandits.  Tyler Pearson started on the mound and for the first time this season, he struggled a bit keeping the ball down and the Bandits hit him hard for two innings.  But, it true Maniax team fashion, Brandon Robinson stepped in and saved the game for Pearson and the Maniax.  Robinson came in with runners on 2nd and 3rd with no one out in the third, and proceeded to get a pair of strikeouts and an inning ending groundout.  As a matter of fact, he set down the first NINE batters he faced!  Robinson pitched the rest of the game, going 5 strong innings and allowing just one earned run while striking out 9 and walking 3 in his first mound win of the season.  Robinson also mashed the ball at the plate, going 3-4 with a double and 4 RBI's.  Pearson also stood out at the plate, going 2-4 with a double and 3 RBI's.  Cole Avers and Jarrett Mathison each collected a pair of hits, an RBI, and a run scored.  Mathison also added a highlight reel double play with bases loaded and one out in the 6th inning.  Other hits in the game belonged to Zach Pate, Devin Skatzka, Jager Carmos, and Nick Robinson. 

GAME BALL:  BRANDON ROBINSON

 

GAME 15-MANIAX 11, Michigan Sting Rays Blue 1 (5 Innings)

The Maniax scored six runs in the first inning and never looked back in the mercy rule win.  Nick and Brandon Robinson combined on the mound for a two hitter.  Nick started and got the win, throwing 2 innings and allowing 1 hit while striking out 4 and walking 1.  Brandon threw the final 3 innings, allowing one hit and one run with 5 strikeouts and 2 walks.  Brandon was also 2-3 at the plate with an RBI and 3 runs scored.  Devin Skatzka's bat led the way for the Maniax with a 3-3 effort, adding 2 RBI's and 2 Runs scored.  Other hits for the Maniax belonged to Zach Pate (2 run double), Tyler Pearson (double), Jarrett Mathison (single), Pete Patsalis (2-3 with 2 singles), Alex May (single), and Zach Haehnle (single).  The Maniax are now 10-4-1 on the season.

GAME BALL:  DEVIN SKATZKA

 

GAME 14-MANIAX 4, Grosse Pointe Gryphons 3

Alex May was the story in this game, tossing a complete game on the hill for the Maniax, allowing just one earned run while striking out 7 and walking just 1.  May put on a clinic for how to get guys out using all of his pitches and trusting the defense behind him.  Patsalis continued to hammer the ball in the second game, going 2-3 with 2 stolen bases and an RBI.  May contributed to his own cause by going 1-3 with an RBI single in the first inning to put the team ahead for good.  Other hits for the Maniax went to Zach Pate and Nick Robinson, while Sebastian Seeger drove in a run with a ground out.  The Maniax are now 9-4-1 on the season.

GAME BALL:  ALEX MAY

 

GAME 13-MANIAX 7, Grosse Pointe Gryphons 4

Tyler Pearson picked up the win on the mound for the Maniax, coming just one out short of a complete game.  Pearson struck out 4 and walked 3 in the win, while allowing 4 earned runs.  Brandon Robinson finished the game on the mound for the Maniax.  Pete Patsalis set the tone with the bats for the Maniax, going 2-4 with a double and 2 runs scored.  Alex May was 2-2 with a double and an RBI.  Brandon Robinson was 2-2, including a huge 2-out, 2-run double in the 4th inning.  Zach Pate also had a big hit in the 5th inning, which was a 2-out triple that drove in a pair of runs.  Jager Carmos had the only other hit for the Maniax. 

GAME BALL:  PETE PATSALIS

 

GAME 12-MANIAX 6, Macomb County Crocs 6

The Maniax were just one out shy of taking home a big win against a tough Crocs team, but the Crocs stormed back with three runs in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings.  The game was called due to darkness after the 8th inning.  Nick Robinson threw 6 2/3 solid innings, striking out 9 and walking 4 in a game that was resumed from earlier this year.  Robinson allowed 6 earned runs in the effort.  Brother Brandon Robinson came in and ended the Crocs threat and struck out the side in the 8th inning to preserve the tie for the Maniax.  Offensively, no Maniax player had more than one hit.  Brandon Robinson had his first home run of the year to tie the game in the 4th inning.  Nick Robinson had an RBI double, Zach Haehnle had an RBI single, and the other hits were collected by Jarrett Mathison (double), Pete Patsalis (single), Alex May (single), and Jager Carmos (single).  Carmos also got an RBI on a squeeze bunt, and Tyler Pearson, May, and Zach Pate each had RBI ground outs.  The Maniax are now 7-4-1 on the season.

GAME BALL:  BRANDON ROBINSON

 

GAME 11-Detroit Metro Stars 5, MANIAX 4

The Maniax once again played some sloppy defense in losing game 2 of the double header to the Metro Stars.  Tyler Pearson was a force for the Maniax on the mound, throwing a complete game and allowing just 2 earned runs.  Pearson set a personal high with 9 strikeouts in the game and walked no one.  Unfortunately, Pearson took the loss as the Maniax struggled to muster any offense in the game.  In the third inning, Jarrett Mathison and Pete Patsalis drove in Devin Skatzka (single) and Tyler Pearson (walk) with back to back 2-out RBI singles, and those were the only hits they had in the game until the decisive 7th inning.  Sebastian Seeger started the Maniax rally in the 7th with a one out single, and that was followed by walks to Cole Avers and Skatzka and an RBI single by Nick Robinson.  Jager Carmos added an RBI groundout to make it 5-4, but the Maniax left the bases loaded and couldn't push across the tying run.  The Maniax are now 7-4 on the season. 

 

GAME 10-Detroit Metro Stars 8, MANIAX 4

The Maniax couldn't overcome some rough first inning defense in the key loss to the Metro Stars in Game 1 of a double header.  The Metro Stars used 3 walks and a couple errors to score 4 in the first to put the game away.  The Maniax battled back to 4-3 after the second inning, but the Metro Stars added a pair of runs in the 3rd and runs in the 6th and 7th to ice the game.  Nick Robinson suffered his first pitching loss of the year, throwing 4 innings, walking 5 and striking out 6.  Brandon Robinson threw the final three innings for the Maniax and threw very well in his first pitching action of the year.  Brandon allowed just one earned run while striking out 4 and walking 2.  Offensively, Pete Patsalis was the only Maniax player with more than one hit, as he went 2-4 with 2 singles.  Jarrett Mathison had an RBI Double and a run scored and Brandon Robinson had an RBI single as well.  Alex May had the only other hit for the Maniax in the game. 

 

GAME 9-MANIAX 18, ST Vengeance Orange 8

Zach Pate picked up the win on the mound for the Maniax, pitching two perfect innings (2 K's, 0 BB's) before giving way to a host of other pitchers after the game was in hand.  Zach Haehnle threw 2 1/3 innings in relief, allowing 7 earned runs, Jager Carmos threw 1 2/3 innings and Jarrett Mathison threw 1 inning, each without allowing a run.  Offensively, Pete Patsalis paced the hard hitting Maniax attack with a home run, a double, and three runs scored.  Nick Robinson also had a home run in the win.  Other Maniax contributing offensively were Jarrett Mathison (double, 3 runs), Zach Pate (double), Alex May (RBI single), Devin Skatzka (single), Brandon Robinson (2 singles, 2 runs), and Jager Carmos (single).

GAME BALL:  PETE PATSALIS

 

GAME 8-MANIAX 7, Blue Water Mudders 3

The Maniax played a solid overall game to defeat the Blue Water Mudders at East China Park, 7-3.  Nick Robinson improved his record to an impressive 4-0 on the mound, throwing 5 strong innings, striking out 8 and walking 3.  Alex May pitched the final two innings, allowing two runs (one earned), while striking out one and walking one.  Zach Pate had the big hit at the plate for the Maniax with a bases-loaded, 3-run triple to break a scoreless tie in the 3rd inning.  Pate also added another single in the game.  Sebastian Seeger and Nick Robinson each pitched in with two hits apiece, while Cole Avers and Jarrett Mathison also had singles.  The Maniax are now 6-2 on the season.

GAME BALL:  SEBASTIAN SEEGER

 

GAME 7-Macomb County Crocs 6, MANIAX 3

The Maniax battled back strong in this one after falling behind 6-1 after the 4th inning, but couldn't come up with the big hit in the clutch.  Zach Pate took the loss on the mound in his first action as a pitcher this year for the Maniax.  Pate pitched the first 4 innings, giving up 6 runs, 4 of which were earned runs.  Pate struck out 4 and walked just 1, but ran into a hard hitting Crocs team.  Tyler Pearson shut down the Crocs for the final three innings, giving up just two hits without allowing a run.  Pate was also the hitting stand out for the Maniax, going 3-3 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored.  Nick Robinson added a double and was driven home on a RBI groundout by Sebastian Seeger.  Jarrett Mathison scored the only other run after drawing a walk to lead off the 6th inning.  The second game of the double header was rained out and will be made up at a later date.  ``The Maniax are now 5-2 on the season.

 

GAME 6-MANIAX 9, Chesterfield Colts 2

The Maniax struggled through a tight game in this one, but blew the game open in the bottom of the 6th inning with 6 runs, highlighted by Brandon Robinsons clutch 2-run, 2-out single.  Brother Nick followed that up with a 2-run homerun to put the game away for good.  Nick was 2-4 on the game, including 2 runs scored and 3 RBI's, while Jarrett Mathison contributed a single and a double.  Pete Patsalis had an RBI single in the 6th inning as well.  Other Maniax collecting hits were Alex May, Sebastian Seeger, and Jager Carmos.  Nick Robinson got the win on the mound, going 4 innings, striking out 7 and walking 6 and allowing just 2 hits.  Alex May got his second save of the season, throwing the final 3 innings and striking out 3 while walking 2 and allowing 1 hit.  The Maniax are now 5-1 on the season.

GAME BALL:  COLE AVERS

 

GAME 5-MANIAX 2, Michigan Young Guns 1

Nick Robinson was about as dominant as a pitcher could be, pitching six strong innings.  Robinson allowed just two hits while striking out 14 and walking four.  Alex May came in to close things out in the last inning for the Maniax by getting a Young Guns batter to line out into a double play.  Zach Pate was once again the hitting hero for the Maniax, driving in the winning run in the bottom of the 6th inning with an RBI single.  Pate had two hits on the game, but the only other hit came off the bat of Jarrett Mathison in the key 2-run 6th inning.  The hit by Mathison extended his hit streak to all 5 games on the season.  The Maniax are now 4-1 on the season.

GAME BALL:  ZACH PATE

 

GAME 4-Michigan Young Guns 2, MANIAX 1

Tyler Pearson put forth his second strong pitching performance of the year, but the Maniax couldn't muster enough offense to pull out the victory.  Pearson threw the entire game for the Maniax, allowing just 4 hits and striking out five.  Both of the runs that were scored were unearned.  Zach Pate paced the offense, going 2 for 3 with an RBI double in the top of the 6th to drive in the only Maniax run.  Jarrett Mathison reached on a hit by pitch and scored on the double.  Mathison, Nick Robinson, and Cole Avers were the only other Maniax with hits in the game.

 

GAME 3-MANIAX 9, Utica Saints 5

A strong first inning and a gutty pitching performance by Alex May pushed the Maniax to victory in game two of the double header.  May picked up the win on the mound, throwing 4 innings and giving up just one earned run.  May struck out three and walked three while allowing three hits.  May also took a wicked line drive off the top of his left foot, but stayed in the game to close out the inning for the Maniax.  Nick Robinson earned a save, by throwing the last three innings.  Robinson came in with bases loaded and no one out but allowed only one run to score.  He allowed just one hit and struck out four while walking only one in his three innings of work.  Offensively, Jarrett Mathison continued to destroy the baseball, going 4-4 with an RBI, 2 runs scored, and 4 stolen bases.  Nick Robinson pitched in with a triple, three walks, and an RBI.  Jager Carmos was 2-4 with an RBI, and Cole Avers drew three walks.  Zach Haehnle came through with a huge 2-out, 2-run double in the top of the 6th to seal the win for the Maniax, who are now 3-0 on the season.

GAME BALL:  JARRETT MATHISON

 

GAME 2-MANIAX 15, Utica Saints 0 (3 innings)

This one can only be described as an offensive explosion by the Maniax.  The top of the order was especially potent as the 1 through 5 hitters combined to go 7-10 with 11 runs scored and 9 RBI's.  Jarrett Mathison led the way with a 3-3 day, scoring three runs and driving in three.  Pete Patsalis was 2-2 with a double and a triple, three runs scored, and 2 RBI's.  Zach Pate was 2-3 with 2 RBI's, and Alex May drew a couple of walks and scored both times.  Nick Robinson was 0-1, but had a Sac Fly, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI's, while Jager Carmos contributed with an RBI single.  Sebastian Seeger proved that the #9 hitter could get the job done, going 2 for 2 with an RBI and two runs scored, and Cole Avers come off the bench to drive in the 15th run with an RBI single.  On the mound, Nick Robinson picked up where Pearson left off.  Robinson threw all three innings and no-hit the Saints, striking out 5 and walking no one

GAME BALL:  NICK ROBINSON

 

GAME 1-MANIAX 10, Chesterfield Colts 2

Tyler Pearson started the season in style for the Maniax, tossing a complete game no-hitter.  Pearson struck out two and walked three, but kept the Colts off-balance the entire game.  Pearson also played great defense during the game, contributing 4 assists as well as grabbing a line drive up the middle.  Offensively for the Maniax, Jarrett Mathison was 3-5 with a double, a triple, an RBI, and two runs scored.  Pete Patsalis was 2-4 with a double, RBI, and two runs scored.  Alex May was 2-5 with a double and 3 runs scored.  Zach Haehnle was 2-4 with a double.  Brandon Robinson pitched in with a 2-2 performance, including a double and 2 RBI's.  Sebastian Seeger scored two runs for the Maniax. 

GAME BALL:  TYLER PEARSON