Whitewater Minerhawks vs.
|1||at New York||High Society 8, Minerhawks 3||J.Happ(1-1)||C.Archer(1-2)||None|
|HR – W.Contreras(4), C.Headley(1)|
|2||at New York||High Society 3, Minerhawks 2||M.Harvey(2-1)||C.Kershaw(3-1)||C.Allen(2)|
|HR – M.Betts(3)|
|3||at Whitewater||Minerhawks 5, High Society 3||D.Robertson(1-0)||C.Allen(0-1)||D.Law(4)|
|HR – F.Freeman(3)|
|4||at Whitewater||High Society 5, Minerhawks 4||S.Dyson(2-0)||I.Krol(1-1)||S.Oh(6)|
|HR – M.Betts(4), V.Martinez(2), G.Sanchez(2)|
|5||at Whitewater||Minerhawks 6, High Society 4||I.Krol(2-1)||S.Dyson(2-1)||D.Law(5)|
|HR – A.Cabrera(1), S.Piscotty(1)|
|6||at New York||High Society 9, Minerhawks 2||C.Rodon(1-0)||C.Kershaw(3-2)||None|
|HR – J.Pederson(3)|
New York wins World Series 4-2
Game 1 – Domingo Santana opened the scoring in game 1 of the SWBA’s 30th World Series with an RBI single in the top of the first. Troy Tulowitzki gave Whitewater a 2-0 lead in the 4th, driving in a run with his single. New York came roaring back in the bottom of the 4th as Willson Contreras hit a 2-run shot, his 4th of the post-season. Three batters later, Chase Headley went yard for a 4-2 NYH advantage. The Minerhawks cut it to 1-run in the 5th, but the home team tallied 4 more runs in the 6th for the 8-3 victory. J.A. Happ got the win, Chris Archer the loss. Headley finished 2-4 with 3 RBI.
Game 2 – Game 2 of the World Series was played on a 54-degree day at AT&T Park. Matt Harvey was the winner, fanning 6 batters and allowing only one run in 6.1 innings. Mookie Betts was 2-4 with a 2-run home run on the offensive side as New York went up 2-0 in the series with a 3-2 win. Clayton Kershaw suffered his first loss of the post-season and is now 3-1.
Game 3 – The New York High Society were about to win 3 straight to open the World Series, leading 3-2 heading into the bottom of the 8th. With 2 out and 2 on, Freddie Freeman drove a Cody Allen offering into the left-center stands. Derek Law pitched a 1-2-3 ninth and Whitewater pulled off the comeback.
Game 4 – Game 4 saw Mookie Betts hit his 4th home run of the post-season, a 2-run shot in the top of the first. Victor Martinez added a solo shot in the 2nd and New York was up 3-0. Gary Sanchez knotted the score in the bottom of the 5th with a 3-run dinger. Both teams added a run in the 6th. With 2 outs and a man on 2B, Sandy Leon greeted David Robertson with a line drive single to RF that proved to be the game-winner.
Game 5 – Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the 2nd, Whitewater sent 9 batters to the plate and came out with a 4-1 lead. New York got RBI singles from Sandy Leon and Victor Martinez in the 4th and the game was tied at 4. Stephen Piscotty led off the bottom of the 7th with a HR and Troy Tulowitzki plated a run with a single. David Robertson and Derek Law didn’t allow any baserunners in the 8th or 9th for the win. Whitewater stays alive as the Series heads back to NY.
Game 6 – It was a chilly 50-degree day on October 27, 2017 at AT&T Park for Game 6 of the World Series. Brandon Guyer put New York up 1-0 in the bottom of the first with a single. Jose Altuve tied it up in the top of the 2nd, but it was NY the rest of the way. Asdrubal Cabrera went 4-4 with a double and one RBI to lead the home squad to a 9-2 victory. Carlos Rodon got the win. The High Society defeated Clayton Kershaw for the 2nd time in 5 games to win the SWBA’s 30th Championship. Congratulations to Bryan Power and the High Society. It’s their 2nd championship in franchise history, winning their 1st in 1998 as the Oklahoma Switzers. Congratulations also to Tim Johns, taking his ‘Hawks to the big series for the 2nd time in 3 seasons.
2017 World Series MVP – Mookie Betts
.320/.370/.600, 2 HR, 7 R, 5 RBI