Jackson Holy Cows 92-70 vs.
Dobson Ranch Bashers 94-68

Game Location Results Win Loss Save
1 at Dobson Ranch Bashers 5, Holy Cows 3 J.Happ(1-0) D.Lamet(0-1) E.Diaz(1)
HR – None
2 at Dobson Ranch Bashers 7, Holy Cows 4 J.Staumont(1-0) T.Rosenthal(0-1) E.Diaz(2)
HR – None
3 at Jackson Holy Cows 7, Bashers 4 D.Castano(1-0) J.Flaherty(0-1) None
HR – G.Polanco(1), C.Dickerson(1), I.Happ(1), K.Higashioka(1), R.Grichuk(1)
4 at Jackson Bashers 5, Holy Cows 4 M.Shoemaker(1-0) C.Kuhl(0-1) E.Diaz(3)
HR – None
5 at Jackson Holy Cows 4, Bashers 0 D.Lamet(1-1) J.Happ(1-1) None
HR – R.Arozarena(1), X.Bogaerts(1)
6 at Dobson Ranch Bashers 11, Holy Cows 5 G.Cole(1-0) M.Tanaka(0-1) None
HR – D.Vogelbach 2(2), C.Frazier 2(2), J.McNeil(1), W.Flores(1), J.Aguilar(1)

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Dobson Ranch wins series 4-2

Game 1 – Clint Frazier singled in the bottom of the 2nd, went to second on a passed ball and scored on Jesus Aguilar’s double down the third base line. Back-to-back doubles by Albert Pujols and Yoan Moncada to lead off the 3rd, knotted the game back up. A Manny Machado double and sac fly by Aguilar in the bottom half, put Dobson Ranch back up 3-1. Machado and Ian Happ drew bases-loaded walks in the 4th to make it a 5-1 game. Randal Grichuk’s 2-run double in the top of the 6th closed out the scoring as the Bashers win game one at Oakland Coliseum. Grichuk and Moncada each had two hits for Jackson. Dobson only had 5 hits, but drew 7 walks with I.Happ and Andrew McCutchen each getting a pair. JA Happ was the winner. Dinelson Lamet took the defeat. Edwin Diaz picked up the save. 

Game 2 – Xander Bogaerts led off the ballgame with a double and scored on Dan Vogelbach’s single to put Jackson up 1-0 before an out was recorded. Clint Frazier tied the game in the bottom of the 4th with an RBI single. Vogelbach struck again in the 5th, doubling off the RF wall for 2 more RBI. Manny Machado’s double in the bottom of the 7th brought the Bashers within one. The wheels fell off the JHC bullpen in the bottom of the 8th as Wilmer Flores got an RBI triple, Yandy Diaz’s double caromed off the LF wall for 3 more runs and Machado finished off the 5-run inning with an RBI single. The Holy Cows threatened in the top of the 9th, getting one across the plate, but Edwin Diaz struck out Ramon Urias with 2 runners on. Dobson Ranch holds serve as the series shifts to PNC Park. Bogaerts and Vogelbach had two hits each for JHC. Y.Diaz was 4-4 and Machado 3-5 for DRB. Josh Staumont got the win, Trevor Rosenthal the loss and E.Diaz his 2nd save in two games.

Game 3 – Gregory Polanco went yard with two outs in the top of the 2nd to put Dobson Ranch up by one. Ji-Man Choi doubled to right-center in the bottom half to tie the game. Corey Dickerson led off the 4th with a dinger and the ‘Bash’ were up again. Jackson came right back with a 2-run HR by Kyle Higashioka and a single by Brett Garner to make it 4-2 ‘Cows. More runs for Jackson in the 5th as Randal Grichuk got 2 RBI with his blast into the LF bleachers. Yairo Munoz tacked on another run with a single. 7-2 Jackson. Ian Happ clobbered a 2-out offering in the top of the 9th, plating Dickerson to make it a 7-4 final. Manny Machado and Dickerson each had a pair of hits for the visitors. Grichuk went 3-4 for JHC. Xander Bogaerts and Y.Munoz had 2 hits on the day. Daniel Castano earned the win, scattering 4 hits in his 5 innings. Jack Flaherty was saddled with the loss.

Game 4 – Dobson Ranch took advantage of 3 first inning walks and a single – scoring 2 runs on sacrifice flies. In the top of the 4th, they plated 2 more runners with 3 singles, a walk and a wild pitch. The Bashers went up 5-0 with another sac fly in the 7th. Jackson got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the 7th with a 2-out RBI single by Randal Grichuk. They then tallied 3 more times in the bottom of the 9th on a HBP, pair of walks and pair of singles. The game ended on Yairo Munoz’s single when Corey Dickerson nailed Martin Maldonado at the plate. Matt Shoemaker struck out 4 and allowed only one hit in 5.2 innings for the win. Edwin Diaz got his 3rd save of the series and Chad Kuhl was charged with the defeat. Grichuk was the only Holy Cow with 2 hits. Francisco Cervelli and Yandy Diaz each had a pair for DRB. 

Game 5 – The Jackson Holy Cows found themselves down 3 games to 1 in what could be their final home appearance of the year. Randy Arozarena hit a shot 369 feet down the LF line to plate Tommy Pham and give JHC a 2-0 lead after one. Xander Bogaerts tattooed one in the 3rd and Jackson was up 4-0. That was more than enough for Dinelson Lamet. He struck out 7 batters, while allowing only 3 hits and a walk for the win. The ‘Cows bullpen finished the last 1.2 without allowing a hit. Jackson stays alive with the 4-0 shutout. Randal Grichuk had 2 hits for Jackson, Jesus Aguilar 2 hits for Dobson Ranch. JA Happ got the “L”.

Game 6 – Dan Vogelbach and Jeff McNeil hit back-to-back home runs in the top of the first to give Jackson a quick 3-0 advantage. The momentum shifted to the home team in the bottom of the inning when Clint Frazier hit a 3-run homer down the left field line and 2 batters later, Wilmer Flores roped one over the left-center wall to tack on two more runs and put Dobson Ranch up 5-3. In the 2nd inning, C.Frazier, with the bases loaded, greeted reliever Greg Holland by pulling his 0-1 offering over the LF wall for a Grand Slam. Vogelbach hit another 2-run shot, this time crushing it 398 feet down the RF line to make it a 9-5 contest. That’s all the visiting could muster as the Dobson Ranch Bashers advance to the National League Championship Series with an 11-5 win. Gerrit Cole got the win. Masahiro Tanaka the loss. Vogelbach was 2-3 with 4 RBI to top the Holy Cows. C.Frazier finished 2-4 with 7 ribbies for DRB. Jesus Aguilar was 2-3 with a solo shot in the 7th.