- Aug 12:
- Winning the CMWS: D-BAT Gallegos manager credits his mentor for teaching him about baseball, life
- Aug 9:
- CMWS 2014: D-BAT Gallegos, Midland dominate Connie Mack World Series awards
- CMWS 2014: D-BAT Gallegos sweeps Midland Redskins to win series title
- Aug 8:
- CMWS 2014: Highlights from Day 8
- CMWS 2014: Live coverage of Game 19, D-BAT Gallegos vs. Midland Redskins
- CMWS 2014: Midland Redskins beat D-BAT Leach in Game 17 to move one win away from the title
- CMWS 2014: Highlights from Day 7
- Aug 7:
- CMWS 2014: D-BAT Gallegos' seventh-inning rally knocks out Danville in Game 16
- CMWS 2014: Live coverage of Game 17, Midland Redskins vs. D-BAT Leach
- CMWS 2014: Midland Redskins hammer D-BAT Gallegos 10-3 in Game 15
- Aug 6:
- CMWS 2014: Highlights from Day 6
- CMWS 2014: D-BAT Leach eliminates Carolina Vaqueros in Game 14
- CMWS 2014: Danville Hoots advance past South Troy Dodgers in Game 13
- CMWS 2014: Live coverage of Game 15, Midland Redskins vs. D-BAT Gallegos
- CMWS 2014: D-BAT Gallegos remains unbeaten, topping D-BAT Leach 4-3 in Game 12
- CMWS 2014: Carolina Vaqueros walk off Bill Hood in Game 11
- CMWS 2014: Highlights from Day 5
- Aug 5:
- CMWS 2014: South Troy stays alive, beating Frozen Ropes 2-1 in Game 10
- CMWS 2014: Live coverage of Game 12, D-BAT Gallegos vs. D-BAT Leach
- Aug 4:
- CMWS 2014: D-BAT Leach survives scare from Bill Hood in Game 9
- CMWS 2014: Highlights from Day 4
- CMWS 2014: Midland Redskins rally to beat Frozen Ropes 6-3 in Game 8
- CMWS 2014: Live coverage of Game 9, D-BAT Leach vs. Bill Hood Baseball
- CMWS 2014: Season ends for Strike Zone after 16-2 loss to Danville Hoots
- Aug 3:
- CMWS 2014: Highlights from Day 3
- CMWS 2014: South Troy Dodgers eliminate Detroit Metro Stars from series after 5-1 victory in Game 7
- CMWS 2014: Bill Hood's Zach Clark claims Home Run Derby title
- CMWS 2014: Live coverage of Game 6, Strike Zone vs. Danville Hoots
- Aug 2:
- CMWS 2014: Bill Hood blanks Detroit Metro Stars 3-0 in Game 5
- CMWS 2014: Highlights from Day 2
- CMWS 2014: D-BAT Gallegos beats Danville Hoots 7-5 in Game 3
- CMWS 2014: Live coverage of Game 5, Bill Hood Baseball vs. Detroit Metro Stars
- CMWS 2014: Highlights from Day 1
- CMWS 2014: Midland Redskins walk off in extra innings against Farmington's Strike Zone
- Aug 1:
- CMWS 2014: Frozen Ropes slam Carolina Vaqueros in opening game
- CMWS 2014: New mascot, Hall of Fame inductees are among highlights of opening ceremony
- Connie Mack World Series Parade introduces 10 teams to Farmington
- CMWS 2014: Live coverage of Game 2, Midland Redskins vs. Strike Zone
- Jul 31:
- CMWS 2014: Read about the teams competing for the Connie Mack World Series title
- CMWS 2014: Strike Zone will make its fifth consecutive series appearance
- CMWS 2014: Carolina Vaqueros hopes for first title since 1994
- CMWS 2014: D-BAT Leach makes second straight series appearance
- CMWS 2014: South Troy Dodgers make back-to-back series appearance
- CMWS 2014: Detroit Metro Stars make their first tournament appearance
- CMWS 2014: D-BAT Gallegos brings talented group to the series
- CMWS 2014: Midland Redskins look for their 14th championship
- CMWS 2014: Frozen Ropes looks to make a deeper run
- CMWS 2014: Danville Hoots brings a young team to the series
- CMWS 2014: Bill Hood Baseball returns to series for first time since 2010
FARMINGTON — D-BAT Leach hitters took a couple of innings to get going, but when they finally did, the South Troy pitching staff ran into trouble.
The Dallas-based squad put six runs on the board in the fourth inning to pull away from the Dodgers in an 11-3 five-inning, run-rule victory Saturday night at Ricketts Park.
"That will be a big thing," D-BAT right fielder Noah McGowan said of the team's hitting. "Our pitching staff is really good, so if we score runs, then we should win games."
McGowan provided a spark for the D-BAT offense, going 3-for-3 at the plate with three RBIs and two runs in the win.
D-BAT entered the fourth inning trailing South Troy 3-2, but nine runs in the next two innings brought the game to its early conclusion.
South Troy Dodgers' Darian Blanks bunts the ball on Saturday in Game 4 of the Connie Mack World Series against D-BAT Leach at Ricketts Park in Farmington. (Alexa Rogals/The Daily Times)
Blake Adams led off with a double and also had a two-run single in the fourth inning as D-BAT sent 12 hitters to the plate.
The South Troy pitching staff struggled with its command during the D-BAT outburst, walking three batters and hitting two more as it took three Dodger pitchers to escape the inning.
McGowan's two-run double an inning later, along with an RBI double by Blake Wiggins, put the game in run-rule territory at 11-3.
"It's all about scoring runs," D-BAT head coach Pat Leach said. "Obviously, you've got to play defense and pitch. It's been the same for 100 years. But you've got to score runs, and swinging wood bats, if you can score — it's huge."
Reliever Austin Gehle shut down the Dodgers in the bottom of the fifth to secure the victory.
Gehle threw three shutout innings of relief to get the win for D-BAT on the mound.
"Austin Gehle has been a steady Eddie all summer," Leach said. "He's cool, calm and collected. He'll throw strikes and let the defense play behind him."
D-BAT Leach jumped on the board with a pair of runs in the first inning.
Wiggins beat out a slow roller toward second base, scoring Darien Simms from third base.
McGowan tacked on the second run for the Texas team when he scored on a 4-6-3 double play.
New York's South Troy answered with two runs in the bottom of the second inning.
After a pair of walks followed by a balk, Alex Koshgarian drove in Ryan Henchey on a sacrifice fly to center field. Two batters later, Kevin Smith tied the score at 2-2 with an RBI single to right field.
The Dodgers took their first lead of the game an inning later.
After a pair of singles to lead off the bottom of the third, a Henchey ground out scored Justin Yurchak from third base, giving South Troy the 3-2 edge.
D-BAT starter Jacob Patterson was chased from the game during the rally after allowing three runs in two innings. Patterson walked three and balked twice before being replaced.
South Troy starter Marcus Failing took the loss after allowing five runs in 3 1/3 innings.
The Dodgers had to go through four pitchers in the loss, but South Troy head coach Kevin Rogers said his team will have plenty of arms available for today's elimination game against Detroit.
"We've got enough arms. We've just got to throw strikes," Rogers said. "Offensively, I think we played well, we've just got to step it up. I expect us to pitch much better than we did today."
D-BAT will have a day off before playing Bill Hood on Monday.
Joshua Perry is the sports editor of The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4577 and firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him @jperrysuu on Twitter.