Hayward Outlaws vs.
New York High Society

Game Location Results Win Loss Save
1 at New York Outlaws 9, High Society 8 L.Severino(1-0) Z.Greinke(0-1) J.Jeffress(1)
HR – J.Camargo(1), Y.Grandal(1)
2 at New York High Society 7, Outlaws 4 P.Corbin(1-0) K.Maeda(0-1) A.Chapman(1)
HR – C.Yelich(1)
3 at Hayward Outlaws 6, High Society 5 S.Lugo(1-0) A.Chapman(0-1) None
HR – W.Merrifield(1), W.Contreras(1)
4 at Hayward Outlaws 5, High Society 4 P.Strop(1-0) S.Dyson(0-1) J.Jeffress(2)
HR – C.Pinder(1)
5 at Hayward Outlaws 7, High Society 4 C.Edwards(1-0) E.Goeddel(0-1) J.Brebbia(1)
HR – J.Turner(1), T.Shaw,T(1), J.Segura(1)
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Hayward wins series 4-1

Game 1 – October 2, 2019 – The wild card Hayward Outlaws jumped on Zack Greinke for 5 runs in the top of the 3rd inning. Adam Eaton had an RBI single and Johan Camargo hit a 3-run shot to RF. An RBI double in the 4th by Travis Shaw and a run-scoring single by Mookie Betts in the 5th cut the lead to 3. Jose Abreu’s 5th inning double and Yasmani Grandal’s 6th inning dinger put HWO up by 4 again. Betts and Christian Yelich had RBIs in the 6th, but the Outlaws responded with 2 more in the 7th thanks to Abreu and Camargo again. Hayward held on to steal the first one, 9-8. Luis Severino went 5 innings for the win. Greinke gave up 7 ER and took the loss. Jeremy Jeffress got the save. Jean Segura, Cody Bellinger and Camargo each had 2 of HWO’s 10 hits. New York had 15 hits: 3 each by Betts, Asdrubal Cabrera and Lorenzo Cain.

Game 2 – October 3, AT & T Park – The Outlaws were first on the scoreboard again. In the 2nd inning, Cody Bellinger doubled of the right-center wall to plate Marcus Semien. After a HBP and a walk loaded the bases, Bellinger scored on a passed ball. Christian Yelich tied the score with a 2-run blast in the bottom of the 3rd. In the bottom of the 4th, New York put this one away, sending 11 batters to the dish and scoring 5 times. Hayward had a small rally in the top of the 6th, but the High Society bullpen was brilliant, striking out all 6 batters they faced in the 8th and 9th innings. Patrick Corbin earned the win and Aroldis Chapman the save. Kenta Maeda took the “L”. Yelich was named Game MVP, going 2-4 with a walk to go with his 2-run homer.

Game 3 – October 5 at Yankee Stadium – Hayward got on the board early with an RBI single by Ryan LaMarre in the first. It could have been worse, but Kurt Suzuki grounded into a doubleplay with the bases loaded. Whit Merrifield and Willson Contreras homered in the 2nd and New York was up 2-1. Chad Pinder’s single in the bottom of the 2nd tied the game until the 8th inning. In the top of the 8th, Christian Yelich and Justin Turner had back-to-back RBI singles to make it 4-2. NYH left the bases juiced in the inning. In the bottom half, after Cory Spangenberg (playing for an injured Johan Camargo) singled, Pinder stepped to the plate again and doubled off the LF wall to cut the lead to one. In the top of the 9th, New York got an insurance run as Lorenzo Cain doubled, stole 3rd and scored when Yasmani Grandal threw it into left field. The High Society headed to the bottom of the 9th with a 5-3 lead and The Missle, Aroldis Chapman on the hill. Grandal and pinch-hitter Ryan Braun walked. They both advanced on a wild pitch and then scored on Marcus Semien’s game-tying single. With two out and two on, Dwight Smith, Jr. doubled to left-center for the dramatic walk-off win. Seth Lugo got the win, Chapman the loss. Yelich and Merrifield each had 3 hits for New York. Pinder was 2-3 with 3 walks and 2 RBI for Hayward.

Game 4 – October 6, Yankee Stadium – New York drew first blood as Asdrubal Cabrera had a 2-RBI double in the top of the 2nd. They might have had an even bigger inning, but he decided to go for 3rd on a fly out to RF, but was nailed Ryan LaMarre’s throw. Austin Meadows struck out to lead off the bottom of the inning, but the ball got by Willson Contreras and Meadows beat the throw to first. He scored on Cody Bellinger’s 2-out double to cut the lead in half. In the 3rd, Johan Camargo reached on Travis Shaw’s error and then scored as the next batter, Chad Pinder hit one 409 feet to left center and Hayward was up one. An RBI-single by Derek Dietrich and sac fly by Contreras put New York on top again in the 4th. Ryan Pressly came in for the Outlaws and struck out all 7 batters he faced. LaMarre tied it again in the bottom of the 5th with a single. Both bullpens came to play and did a nice job. Hayward pushed the winning run across in the 8th with a couple of walks and a couple of singles. Jeremy Jeffress struck out all 3 batters he faced to save the 5-4 victory. Hayward takes a surprising 3-1 series lead against the New York High Society. Sam Dyson took the loss, Pedro Strop the win. Bellinger and Whit Merrifield were each 2-4 for their teams.

Game 5 – Yankee Stadium; October 7, 2019 – Justin Turner hit a 2-out double in the first and raced home on Travis Shaw’s single to put New York up 1-0. It looked like we were gonna have a tied game in the 2nd as Yasmani Grandal hit a high drive to LCF, back, back, back – but Lorenzo Cain raced over from deep center, leaped and took away the home run. Zack Greinke sat down the first 9 batters he faced in order. It was Turner and Shaw again in the 4th, this time with back-to-back dingers off starter Luis Severino. One more time for Turner in the 5th, getting his 3rd hit in 3 trips, driving in yet another run for a 4-0 lead. The home crowd was stunned as it felt like a game 6 was imminent. Hayward finally got on the board in the bottom of the 5th as Marcus Semien came up with runners on first and third. He managed a sacrifice fly to CF, but it broke the spell. Two innings later, he was up again with runners on 2B and 3B and he delivered an RBI single to cut the margin in half. After Adam Eaton struck out, Johan Camargo walked to load the bases. Erik Goeddel then punched out Cody Bellinger, but lost Grandal on a 3-2 pitch that forced in another run. Eduardo Rodriguez came in to pitch and Jean Segura tattooed his 1-1 offering over the LF wall for the go-ahead Grand Slam. It was now 7-4 Hayward. Shaw led off the 8th with a walk off Tony Sipp before John Brebbia took over. Brebbia sat down all six batters he faced in order to earn the save and advance the Wild Card team to the ALCS. Carl Edwards got the win and Goeddel took the loss. Greinke finished with 6 innings, 7 strikeouts, 7 hits and 3 earned runs. Congratulations to Bryan Power for another great year, winning 100+ games in 2 of the last 3 seasons. The Outlaws will now travel to the home park of the River City-Hannibal series.