2019 League Champions

2019 PCBL Mid Week Spring Championship
June 25, 2019 @ El Cariso Park
Giants (9-4) -vs- Tigers (10-2-1)


The 2019 Spring Midweek Championship Game featured the Giants versus the CBA Tigers.  The Tigers were the defending champs, but the Giants got hot at the end of the season - let's see who came out on top?
Gio Garcia took the mound for the Tigers and worked around a Zack Brandt single for a quiet first.  Bob Diaz started the bottom of the frame for the Giants and found himself in trouble pretty quickly.  With one out, Nick Kaid worked a walk, and Bill McGrath singled.  JC Barker singled home one, and Tony Cabrera singled home another.  Eddie Baeza hit a sac fly, and Danny Pimienta singled home another.  After 1 inning, the Tigers led 4-0.
Another quiet inning for the Giants, and the Tigers were at it again.  Jaime Dorado and Rudy Hernandez led off with back-to-back singles, and after a Ricky Vega sac bunt, Nick Kaid singled home one, sending Diaz to the showers early.  Josh Richardson relieved, but another run scored on an error, and the Tigers led 6-0 after 2.
Both pitchers settled into a groove, and the score remained 6-0 heading into the bottom of the 7th.  Angel Vega led off with a single, and swiped two bags, eventually scoring on Rudy Hernandez's single and extending the lead to 7-0.
The Giants showed some fight in the top of the 8th, when Dave Odud and Anthony Garcia each singled with 1 out.  But Gio Garcia got the next 2 batters to finish the frame, then worked a quiet 9th to bring home the championship.
Congratulations to the Giants on a great season, making it back to the championship after quite a drought.  But tonight (and the season) belonged to the CBA Tigers - back-to-back midweek champions!
CBA Tigers
Congratulations to the 2019 Mid Week Spring Champion CBA Tigers!


                    Giants        0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0      0      9    1  
                    Tigers        4   2   0   0   0   0   1   0   x      7     13    0
Pitching Stats:
WP Gio Garcia (Tigers)    8IP; 0R, 9H, 9K, 2BB (Championship Game MVP)
LP Bob Diaz (Giants)    1.1IP; 6ER (6R), 8H, BB
Josh Richardson (Giants)    5.2IP; 1ER (1R), 5H, 9K
Chewy Diaz (Giants)    1IP; 0R, K, 2BB
Batting Stats:
Angel Vega - 3-3, R, 2SB
JC Barker - 2-3, R, RBI, SB
Rudy Hernandez - 2-3, R, RBI
Nick Kaid - 1-2, R, 2B, SB
Anthony Gonzalez - 2-4, SB
Anthony Garcia - 1-2, BB
Josh Richardson - 1-3, BB
Chris Serrano - 1-4, SB