CONGRATULATIONS to Brenton Wolfe and Shawn McCoy who were named All-Stars for the 2011 NWAMSBL season and will be representing the BROWNS in the 25+ vs. 18+ All-Star game at ARVEST PARK on October 2nd. The game will begin at 3:30.
It was playoff weekend in the NWAMSBL and all the BROWNS had to do was beat the 2010 runner-up Dodgers and 2010 Champ White Sox to punch their ticket to Arvest. With a great pitching performance from Brenton Wolfe, the BROWNS took out the Dodgers 7-2. The magic didn't carry over to game two as the White Sox took care of the upstart BROWNS 10-1.
Heading into the final weekend of the season, the BROWNS needed a doubleheader sweep to improve their playoff seed. Unfortunately, the always tough Dodgers had the same idea in mind and pounded the BROWNS for a 12-6 win in game 1. Undeterred, the BROWNS' bats woke up in game 2, jumping out to a 6-0 lead and holding on for a 8-6 victory.
The BROWNS secured the 5 seed for the playoffs and will travel to Lincoln on the 18th to take on the Dodgers in what should be an even matchup.
Coming off a big sweep of the Tigers, the BROWNS looked to stay hot in a match-up with the Wingnuts. Looking to avenge an earlier defeat to the 'Nuts, the BROWNS sputtered most of the game, but an excellent pitching performance from Vince Wells (MVB honors) kept them close. Jeremy Lovell's late inning single drove in two runs and put the BROWNS in the lead for good, picking up an 8-6 victory.
With just nine players making the long trip to Lincoln, things didn't look good as the BROWNS took the field for a doubleheader against the second place Tigers. All doubts were put to rest though as the BROWNS' bats exploded for a 21-7 victory in the first game and a hard fought 8-7 winner in the second game. Jonathan Buccino was selected MVB with his play on the field and his between game "snack" of burgers and dogs.
It was deja vu as for the second straight weekend, the BROWNS took on the Fayetteville Cardinals. The BROWNS put together a strong performance in the field and at the plate to pick up a 15-7 victory. Aaron Wolfe and Vince Wells combined for a great outing on the mound, while Shawn McCoy's three hits (including two home runs) and five RBI's earned him MVB honors.
The BROWNS split a crucial doubleheader against the always tough Fayetteville Cardinals on Saturday afternoon. In the first game, the Cardinals roared back in their final at bat, scoring 4 runs and then holding off the BROWNS to post a 12-9 come from behind victory. In the finale, the BROWNS tried to let another one slip away, but Brenton Wolfe closed the door with a strike out while the Cardinals had the bases loaded to preserve a 14-13 win.
The BROWNS' bats came to life in a 19-4 victory over the Springdale Rangers, moving the team to .500 on the season. Nathan Currier pitched 4 innings without allowing a hit, earning MVB honors for the game.
The BROWNS split a hotly contested double header to the Pirates, picking up the win in the first game 4-3 and dropping the "nightcap" 5-3.
In an "edge of your seat" thriller, the BROWNS dropped their third game in a row, losing to the Bentonville Dodgers 7-6 in 11 innings.
Too many miscues cost the BROWNS as they drop their second game in a row to the Siloam Springs Wingnuts 15-14.
There was no joy in "Mudville" as the BROWNS lose to the Tigers 17-13. Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recover go out to Linden Lewis of the Tigers who broke his leg in yesterday's game.
Happy Father's Day to all our dads! Wanted to share the poem my daughter included in my Father's Day card:
My Dad has a team, they are the BROWNS.
They hit homeruns and not touchdowns.
I scream and I shout
And I tell all about
Those fun and awesome BROWNS.
That may replace "Casey at the Bat" as the greatest baseball poem ever written!
The BROWNS pick up win #2 with a come from behind 16-14 victory over the Fayetteville Yankees. The BROWNS scored 4 runs in the top of the ninth to complete the comeback, with the big hit coming from Vince Wells, driving in the game winner.
The BROWNS pick up their first win in franchise history with a 21-10 victory over the Fayetteville Cardinals. Leading the BROWNS were home runs from Adam Pocius, Brenton Wolfe, Matt Whorton, Shawn McCoy, Nathan Currier and Vince Wells.