Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sergio Pedroza Leads Vipers to Game 1 Victory

Ex-Seal Sergio Pedroza continued his hot hitting in Game 1 of the North Division Championship Series on Tuesday night, leading the Calgary Vipers to a 15-4 rout of the Edmonton Capitals at Telus Field. Pedroza, who finished the season with a .332 average, 20 homers and 81 RBIs, went 3-for-5 with 5 RBIs and was a triple away from hitting for the cycle. He homered, doubled, singled, walked and even stole a base in the game.

Wilver Perez played third base and batted fifth for the Vipers. He went 1-for-6 and scored a run.

Edmonton starter Lou Pote, who went 9-3 with a 3.98 ERA in the regular season, was tagged for eight earned runs in four innings of work and took the loss. Calgary's ace of the starting rotation, Joe Sergent, earned the victory by giving up four earned runs in seven innings.

Game two of the best-of-five series goes Wednesday night in Edmonton. The Tucson Toros and the St George Roadrunners kick off the South Division Championship Series that same night in St George.

Seal Blubber Bits
  • Tucson Toros infielder Skip Adams played all nine positions in Monday night's season finale. The team clinched a playoff berth on Sunday, so nothing was at stake. Adams took to the pitcher's mound in the 9th inning and only gave up a walk in 2/3 of an inning. He also struck out Chase Leavitt of the Roadrunners -- a .310 hitter in the regular season!