Magic sweep Cyclones to move atop the American League
LA PORTE- With 1st place in the American League on the line, the Flat Rock Cyclones traveled to Magic Park to take on the Maple City Magic at newly renovated Magic Park.
Also on the line was the golden cane trophy which was created by Shane Anderson after hearing Mark Richards call the Magic old on The ORWBL Live Show.
Although Maple City is one of the more experienced teams in the league, Anderson among other Magic players took the comments to heart while also having some good fun with it.
To make things even more interesting it was Mark Richards vs. Shane Anderson as the pitching matchup in Game 1. Anderson clearly came out with a chip on his shoulder this week as he was able to shut the Cyclones down for the most part.
The Magic set the tone in the top of the 1st inning on the defensive end as Caleb Jonkman scaled up the new Magic outfield wall to rob what would have been a Tyler Shupert Home Run.
It was definitely a fun play to watch as it looks like Maple City’s new sturdy outfield wall will end up being a home field advantage as their players continue to learn how to play the wall.
Maple City struck first when Wes Ellis hit a screaming line drive Home Run over the freshly painted left field wall. The Magic would score a couple more runs over the course of the next few innings on a Caleb Jonkman Home Run and on a Wes Ellis RBI Single.
Wes Ellis flashed his hops as he would also make a remarkable soaring catch in right field to rob another Home Run as well. With Anderson pitching the way he did and with the Magic defense on point, 3 runs was all Maple City would need as they held onto the Game 1 by the score of 3-1.
In Game 2, Wes Ellis took the mound for the Magic while Mark Richards took the bump again for the Cyclones. With the score tied at 0 heading into the bottom of the 2nd inning, Maple City exploded for 7 runs.