2001 American Division Champions!

Brewers find formula for victory in their second trip to JetHawk

American League Championship returnees Brewers were at it again, this time for keeps.

The Brewers (16-4) after coming up a run short last year; arrived at JetHawk with determination and high expectations in their game against the L.A.P.D. Centurions (14-5-1) for all the marbles.

A game decided by lots of hitting had things deadlocked at 4 after two innings.

The Centurions scored three in the first on a balk by Brewers pitcher, Steve Riggs, and a single by Centurion 1st baseman, Nick Memecek, and then a clutch two out double by right fielder, Mike Scott.

Brewers third baseman, Dane Northcutt swung a hot stick all day going 4 for 4 including three doubles driving in 5 runs.

Brewers catcher, Howard Halen, blasted a solo homer in the fourth inning along with his two other base hits. Designated hitter Luis Valencia and right fielder Danny Cuellar also contributed offensively with 3 hits apiece.

The Brewers continued their quest by scoring 3 runs in the third, 2 in the fourth and 4 more in the fifth to spunk a 15 run 20 hit shelling of Centurion pitching.

Brewer starting pitcher, Steve Riggs kept the Centurions in check through eight innings allowing just 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 6.

The Centurions mounted a big comeback in the ninth inning making things interesting by creating a five run rally that eventually would fall short.

Brewers head manager, Wayne Topping, said, “We had a taste of it last year, this year we were here to take it.”

The Brewers were the number one seed going into the playoffs finishing the regular season at 16-4. To get to JetHawk they had to overcome an 8-1 deficit vs the Knights in their first round playoff game in order to stay alive in the playoffs.

American Division Champs
2001 American Division League Champions
Brewers defeated LAPD Centurions (15-10)

Brewer Trio
Team Manager, Wayne Topping with coaches Mark Taricani and Howard Halen

Brewer Catcher, Howard Halen

Brewer Pitcher, Steve Riggs

Brewers Celebrate
The Brewer team celebrates with champagne and the team trophy

Mark, Robin & Wayne
Mark & Robin Taricani celebrate with Wayne Topping