After a couple of weeks of absence, the ELB continued tonight with the first game of a two game series between Draci Brno and the Munich-Haar Disciples.
Today’s game between went scoreless through the first two innings. But in the top of the third, Arnost Dubovy doubled to right field followed by a double by Jakub Hajtmar that drove in Dubovy. A single by Adam Hajtmar and a double by Michael Kremlacek drove in two more runs to give Brno a 3-0 lead. Then Petr Cech drew a walk followed by a throwing error by catcher Jose Palacios that sailed into the outfield and that allowed Kremlacek to score from second base.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, a hit and run by the Disciples led to a throwing error by shortstop Premek Chroust that sailed into the dugout, so both runners advanced two bases to give the Disciples runners in scoring position with one out, but the Disciples failed to cash in as Jason Jarvish retired the next two hitters to get out of the inning without any runs allowed.
With runners in scoring position in the top of the sixth inning, Arnost Dubovy singled up the middle as the ball was deflected by pitcher Gregory Hendrix. Alexander Derhak and Tomas Polansky scored the fifth and sixth run.
Eventually the Disciples got on the board in the bottom of the sixth when Klaus Nicolici laid down a bunt and drove in an unearned run when William Thorp scored. Thorp got on base when third baseman Tomas Polansky committed an error.
In the top of the seventh inning, the Disciples sent newly acquired Justin Erasmus to the mound. Besides giving up a single to Pavel Budski he silenced Draci’s bats by retiring the other three hitters.
In a very lopsided game, one play was certainly worth mentioning. With runners in scoring position in the top of the ninth, Brno’s Alexander Derhak hit a fly ball to right field for what should have been a sac fly. But after right fielder Daniel Patrice caught the ball, he fired it to home plate where catcher William Thorp tagged out Michael Kremlacek to complete the double play.
Eventually Draci Brno won the game 8-1. This game turned out to be a continuation of the rough season that the Munich-Haar Disciples are going through. Normally this lineup should be capable of swinging the bats but somehow it doesn’t pan out well this year. Tonight the Disciples were outhit 13 to 7. They also committed two errors, though Draci committed one more, but Munich-Haar could not take advantage.
Jason Jarvis lasted 7.2 innings for the win. He gave up one run on seven hits, walked two and struck out seven.
Kevin Trisl lasted three innings in which he gave up four runs on five hits. Trisl also walked two and struck out one.
Arnost Dubovny was the best hitter for Brno with three hits out of three at bats.
Where Brno let their starting pitcher stay on the mound way into the eighth inning before he was replaced, Munich-Haar didn’t leave their pitchers on the mound for longer than three innings to keep them fresh for the remainder of the German competition in which they will need them to reach the play offs, even though the chance of reaching it is rather slim right now.