Friday, May 7, 2010

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Lots of crooked numbers in baseball

As Phillie announcer Chris Wheeler might say on any given night, "there are a lot of crooked numbers on the scoreboard."
Such was the case Friday afternoon at Glatfelter Field as Columbia hosted Annville-Cleona in the final home game of the season.
The Little Dutchmen had innings when they scored 10 and 7 runs. The Tide put up three runs in an inning twice and five in another.
But here are some more numbers:
* The two teams combined for 33 runs.
* There were 31 hits in the game.
* There were six homers in the game.
* There were 12 walks issued by pitchers used in the game.
* There were a combined 19 strikeouts.
* There were a combined eight errors.
The final score -- Annville-Cleona 20, Columbia 13.
And all but six of the runs scored came in the final four innings.
The first three innings of Friday's three-hour marathon were calm.
A-C scored twice in the first, coming on a long home run. Columbia answered with one of their own in the bottom of the first when Michael Burke hit his fourth dinger of the year.
In the third, after Tide starter Jimmy Lee got out of a bases loaded, no out jam, the Tide broke the game open for a little.
Burke led the inning off with a single, moved to third on a double off the bat of Seth Lefever and both scored on a double off the bat of Tyler Arida. Aruda scored on a base hit off the bat of Lee.
Leading 4-2, Columbia was feeling pretty good about themselves,esppecially when they got two easy outs to start the top of the fourth.
That's when all came to a crashing end for the Tide. The next 12 A-C batters reached and by the time the inning ended, 10 runs had crossed the plate and the Little Dutchmen had a 12-3 lead. In the big inning, A-C hada a three-run homer, rippedfour singles, a double, benefitted from four walks and two Columbia errors.
But on this afternoon, this game was a long way from being over.
That's because Columbia kept the game going in the fifth.
Lefever singled and Johnny Vazquez walked. Up stepped Jake Sentz and the ball off his bat flew into the trees in leeft for a three-run bomb and it was 12-7.
The good mood in the Columbia dugout didn't last long.
That's because A-Cscoerd seven runs in the sixth, four coming on a grand slam and two more on a two-run bomb.
Now trailing 19-7, it looked as though this one would end as the result of the 10-run rule.
In the bottom of the sixth, tere was a walk, three straight singles by Burke, Lefever and Arida with no outs. After two outs were record, Brandon Arnold unloaded a triple to center to plate two runs and Josh Elliot drove in another run with a double and it was 19-12 heading into the final inning.
A-C got one in the top of the seventh and in te bottom of the seventh, Burke, singled for his fourth hit of the game, swiped a couple bases and scored on Aruda's third hit of the game, but Columba could get no closer than a touchdown and extra point.

Police are on Facebook

Officer Austin Miller of the Columbia Borough Police Department has started a Facebook page dealing with individuals wanted by police. It can be accessed at the following link:!/pages/Columbia-PA/Columbia-Borough-Police/106423482721568?v=wall&ref=search