Stadium: Seattle Stadium
Conference: Rusty Staub
Division: Gary Carter

Kennesaw Mountain Woodsmen Roster 2011

 

Neah Bay Whalers (NWC) 2006 Staub Conference Champions
Neah Bay Whalers (NWC) 2006 Carter Division Champions
Neah Bay Whalers (NWC) 2005 Carter Division Champions
Neah Bay Whalers (NWC) 2004 Carter Division Champions
Neah Bay Whalers (NWC) 2003 Carter Division Champions
Kennesaw Mt Woodsmen (KWC) 2000 Carter Division Champions
Kennesaw Mt Woodsmen (KWC) 2001 Clemente Wildcard
Canadian River Ball yard Rats (CBC) 1998 Carter Division champs

Michael Blakely :  Kennesaw Mt, Georgia


Owner: James Michael Blakeley
Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, USA

Email1: blakelym@comcast.net
Email2:
ICQ:
AOLIM: blake_o_50

Entered the league in: 2006-11-25
 

Kennesaw Mt  Team History Statistics

updated for 2011! Neah Bay Whalers CBA Historical pages

2007-2009

2009-2010

2011

 

 

Old Neah Bay Uniforms 2001-2007

 

 

 

RECORD

RUNS

BAT AVG

HOME RUNS

Team

WON

LST

PCT

TEAM

OPP

DIFF

TEAM

OPP

TEAM

OPP

CBC 1997

84

78

.519

647

626

21

.251

.252

136

140

CBC 1998

91

71

.562

604

555

49

.231

.226

128

143

CBC 1999

66

96

.407

561

724

-163

.225

.251

128

158

KWC 2000

106

56

.654

901

646

255

.269

.243

214

119

KWC 2001

96

66

.593

831

699

132

.265

.240

215

174

NWC 2002

101

61

.623

807

688

119

.272

.251

175

185

NWC 2003

107

55

.660

826

619

207

.262

.235

189

152

NWC 2004

101

61

.623

798

605

193

.253

.238

226

146

NWC 2005

96

66

.593

786

612

174

.249

.234

192

146

NWC 2006

98

65

.601

735

554

181

.253

.228

149

155

KWC 2007

70

92

.432

793

908

-115

.263

.286

165

219

KWC 2008

59

103

.364

739

893

-154

.258

.286

192

199

KWR 2009

78

84

.481

720

764

-44

.243

.266

185

135

KWR 2010

70

92

.432

766

962

-166

.252

.281

 

RECORD

RUNS

BAT AVG

HOME RUNS

Team

WON

LST

PCT

TEAM

OPP

DIFF

TEAM

OPP

TEAM

OPP

KWR

1223

1046

.539

10514

9805

709

.253

.252

2487

2237

 


Canadian River Ball Yard Rats Dave Covert March 1st, 1997 to November 1999
Kennesaw Mountain Woodsmen Mark Woods Jan 2000 to December 2001
Neah Bay Whalers John Skillings January 2002 to November 2006
Kennesaw Mountain Woodsmen Michael Blakeley November 2006 to present

Kennesaw Mountain is the region.  The Woodsmen name is a nickname for James Michael Blakely's team from Kennsaw Mountain Georgia. The team originally was started by controversial GM Dave Covert.  Dave was quite an astute GM who built a good franchise right from the initial draft.  A succesful team, the Canadian River (Oklahoma) Ball Yard Rats were a contender right away.  84 wins in season 1, then into the 1998 playoffs where they lost in one of the great all time series to Dawson's Hamilton in 7 games.  G1 Pedro won 2 to 1 over Clemens.  G2  saw Hamilton Harbors Randy Johnson shut em out 4-0, g3 a 10-3 CBC (NWC) win behind the bullpen.  g4 Pedro got shelled this time and Clemens allowed just 2 10 to 2. Woody Williams stopped Neah again 2 to 1 in a classic duel in G5.  Chan Ho Park was brilliant leading CBC to a tied series 5 to 1.  But Hamilton defeated Neah (CBC) in game 7 nail biter when Hamilton broke a tie in the 9th, and Neah with runner on 3rd couldn't bring him home in the 9th for a playoff loss.  Hamilton went on to lose to eventual champion Longue Pointe the next round.  

After Canadian River, Neah was known as Kennesaw Mountain Woodsmen .  This team was one of the all time strong CBA teams as the stats show.  Mark Wood was the manager and did a good job with this team and had good ties with other GM's.  Kennesaw won 106 games in 2000, then won another 96 in 2001. When Mark moved on in 2002 after Claude left the commisioner, the team was acquired by John Skillings.   Skillings guided Neah to 101 wins in his first year.  The rest is history as Neah remains a perennial contender and is always at the top of the Carter division.

After John Skillings abandoned his team during the playoffs of 2006, James Blakely took over the Neah Bay team guiding them all the way to CBA's World Series.  In 2007 this team will be once again known as the Kennesaw Mountain Woodsmen in honor of one of CBA's more successful franchises.  Here's a look at their logo history.  James Blakely has undertaken an aggressive rebuilding plan to turn Kennesaw into a CBA power.  He has traded and obtained many blue chip players to build a franchise of strength.  He had many picks in the 2010 draft in hopes that he too will compete like the lucky few in CBA's heralded Net World Series

        

 

RECORD

RUNS

BAT AVG

HOME RUNS

Team

WON

LST

PCT

TEAM

OPP

DIFF

TEAM

OPP

TEAM

OPP

KWM

1307

1286

.504

11660

11798

-138

.251

.257

2784

2618

1997-1998                                             1999                                             2000                                   

                  2001                                  2002-2006                                        2007


 

 

RECORD

RUNS

BAT AVG

HOME RUNS

Team

WON

LST

PCT

TEAM

OPP

DIFF

TEAM

OPP

TEAM

OPP

CBC 1997

84

78

.519

647

626

21

.251

.252

136

140

CBC 1998

91

71

.562

604

555

49

.231

.226

128

143

CBC 1999

66

96

.407

561

724

-163

.225

.251

128

158

KWC 2000

106

56

.654

901

646

255

.269

.243

214

119

KWC 2001

96

66

.593

831

699

132

.265

.240

215

174

NWC 2002

101

61

.623

807

688

119

.272

.251

175

185

NWC 2003

107

55

.660

826

619

207

.262

.235

189

152

NWC 2004

101

61

.623

798

605

193

.253

.238

226

146

NWC 2005

96

66

.593

786

612

174

.249

.234

192

146

NWC 2006

98

65

.601

735

554

181

.253

.228

149

155

KWC 2007

70

92

.432

793

908

-115

.263

.286

165

219

KWC 2008

59

103

.364

739

893

-154

.258

.286

192

199

KWR 2009

78

84

.481

720

764

-44

.243

.266

185

135

KWR 2010

70

92

.432

766

912

-146

.252

.281

193

166

KWR 2011

48

114

.296

575

833

-258

.237

.264

145

158

KWM 2012

36

126

.222

571

1160

-589

.235

.327

152

223

Totals

1307

1286

.504

11660

11798

-138

.251

.257

2784

2618

 

 


Wins

107

2003 NWC

106

2000 KWC

101

2002 NWC

101

2004 NWC

98

2006 NWC

96

2001 KWC

96

2005 NWC

91

1998 CBC

84

1997 CBC

78

2009 KWR

Losses

126

2012 KWM

114

2011 KWR

103

2008 KWC

96

1999 CBC

92

2007 KWC

92

2010 KWR

84

2009 KWR

78

1997 CBC

71

1998 CBC

66

2005 NWC

Runs

901

2000 KWC

831

2001 KWC

826

2003 NWC

807

2002 NWC

798

2004 NWC

793

2007 KWC

786

2005 NWC

766

2010 KWR

739

2008 KWC

735

2006 NWC

Hits

1516

2002 NWC

1495

2008 KWC

1490

2000 KWC

1475

2007 KWC

1459

2001 KWC

1458

2003 NWC

1423

2004 NWC

1420

2006 NWC

1404

2010 KWR

1383

2005 NWC

Doubles

327

2007 KWC

317

2003 NWC

307

2000 KWC

307

2008 KWC

306

2001 KWC

303

2010 KWR

294

2012 KWM

293

2006 NWC

283

2002 NWC

281

2005 NWC

Triples

57

2007 KWC

43

1998 CBC

39

1997 CBC

39

2004 NWC

38

2002 NWC

33

2001 KWC

32

2010 KWR

30

1999 CBC

30

2009 KWR

29

2003 NWC

Home Runs

226

2004 NWC

215

2001 KWC

214

2000 KWC

193

2010 KWR

192

2005 NWC

192

2008 KWC

189

2003 NWC

185

2009 KWR

175

2002 NWC

165

2007 KWC

Walks

728

2000 KWC

673

2005 NWC

672

2010 KWR

659

2001 KWC

653

2009 KWR

623

2004 NWC

617

2003 NWC

597

2006 NWC

562

1998 CBC

543

2002 NWC

Batting Average

.272

2002 NWC

.269

2000 KWC

.265

2001 KWC

.263

2007 KWC

.262

2003 NWC

.258

2008 KWC

.253

2006 NWC

.253

2004 NWC

.252

2010 KWR

.251

1997 CBC

ERA

3.06

2006 NWC

3.13

1998 CBC

3.35

2005 NWC

3.38

2004 NWC

3.43

1997 CBC

3.44

2003 NWC

3.65

2000 KWC

3.83

2002 NWC

3.93

2001 KWC

3.99

1999 CBC

Hits Allowed

1226

1998 CBC

1253

2006 NWC

1288

2003 NWC

1300

2005 NWC

1314

2001 KWC

1322

2004 NWC

1334

2000 KWC

1379

1997 CBC

1380

2002 NWC

1392

1999 CBC

K's Recorded

1286

2000 KWC

1245

2005 NWC

1242

2001 KWC

1211

1999 CBC

1206

2006 NWC

1197

1998 CBC

1154

2002 NWC

1107

2009 KWR

1093

2011 KWR

1089

1997 CBC

 

Walks Allowed

649

2012 KWM

577

2011 KWR

551

1999 CBC

550

2010 KWR

548

2009 KWR

545

2001 KWC

535

2008 KWC

529

1997 CBC

514

2007 KWC

509

2002 NWC

Shutouts

15

2004 NWC

15

2001 KWC

15

1997 CBC

14

2000 KWC

13

2002 NWC

12

2005 NWC

12

2006 NWC

11

1998 CBC

9

Tied by multiple teams

9

Tied by multiple teams

Saves

56

2003 NWC

46

2001 KWC

45

2002 NWC

43

2009 KWR

42

2000 KWC

39

2005 NWC

34

2004 NWC

33

1997 CBC

32

2007 KWC

29

2006 NWC

Home Runs Allowed

119

2000 KWC

135

2009 KWR

140

1997 CBC

143

1998 CBC

146

2005 NWC

146

2004 NWC

152

2003 NWC

155

2006 NWC

158

Tied by multiple teams

158

Tied by multiple teams

Best Run Differ

255

2000 KWC

207

2003 NWC

193

2004 NWC

181

2006 NWC

174

2005 NWC

132

2001 KWC

119

2002 NWC

49

1998 CBC

21

1997 CBC

-44

2009 KWR

Worst Run Differ

-589

2012 KWM

-258

2011 KWR

-163

1999 CBC

-154

2008 KWC

-146

2010 KWR

-115

2007 KWC

-44

2009 KWR

21

1997 CBC

49

1998 CBC

119

2002 NWC

 


BOXSCORE: 2008 Belfast Brawlers At 2008 Kennesaw Mtn Woodsmen       8/29/2008
 
  Brawlers           AB  R  H RBI AVG     Woodsmen           AB  R  H RBI AVG
  J.Carroll LF        6  0  0  0 .238     M.Teahen CF        10  2  4  2 .288 
  C.Paronto P         0  0  0  0 .500     Y.Escobar SS        9  0  3  0 .282 
  L.Dinardo P         0  0  0  0 .286     E.Encarnacion 3B   11  1  4  2 .334 
M-A.Sonnanstine PH,P  3  0  0  0 .167     J.Francoeur RF      5  1  2  1 .292 
  A.Miles 2B          8  0  1  0 .293     M.Chico P           1  0  0  0 .167 
  M.Kotsay CF        11  0  5  2 .237     C.Billingsley P     0  0  0  0 .222 
  A.Rios RF          10  1  2  0 .278   F-R.Braun PH          1  0  1  0 .315 
  M.Napoli C         11  1  2  2 .225     E.Gonzalez P        0  0  0  0 .000 
  A.Huff 1B          11  0  1  0 .266   H-A.Cabrera PH        1  0  0  0 .241 
  A.Amezaga 3B        9  2  2  0 .309     S.Olsen P           0  0  0  0 .087 
  J.Lugo SS          11  0  1  1 .190   L-M.Olivo PH          1  0  0  0 .218 
  J.Jennings P        2  0  0  0 .000     J.Danks P           0  0  0  0 .121 
A-C.Figgins PH        1  1  1  1 .328   N-M.Owings PH,P       2  0  0  0 .043 
  T.Pena P            0  0  0  0 .667     R.Garko 1B         12  0  3  0 .286 
  V.Chulk P           0  0  0  0 .500     J.Bay LF            6  0  0  0 .227 
C-B.Schneider PH      0  1  0  0 .233   I-M.Cameron PR        0  0  0  0 .229 
  M.Corpas P          0  0  0  0 .000   J-T.Pena Jr LF        4  0  0  0 .196 
E-F.Sanchez PH        1  0  0  0 .259     I.Kinsler 2B       11  0  2  0 .263 
  C.Sampson P         0  0  0  0 .310     K.Suzuki C         12  0  3  0 .203 
  C.Baek P            0  0  0  0 .222     C.Silva P           2  1  1  0 .128 
G-R.Davis PH          1  0  0  0 .257   B-D.Mientkiewicz PH   1  0  0  0 .200 
  M.Bacsik P          0  0  0  0 .167     B.Hennessey P       0  0  0  0 .000 
K-K.Mench PH,LF       4  0  0  0 .216   D-T.Buck PH,RF        8  0  0  0 .272 
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---     
         Totals      89  6 15  6                 Totals      97  5 23  5
 
A-Pinch Hit For Jennings In 7th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Silva In 7th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Chulk In 9th Inning
D-Pinch Hit For Hennessey In 9th Inning
E-Pinch Hit For Corpas In 11th Inning
F-Pinch Hit For Billingsley In 12th Inning
G-Pinch Hit For Baek In 14th Inning
H-Pinch Hit For Gonzalez In 14th Inning
I-Pinch Ran For Bay In 15th Inning
J-Subbed Defensively (LF) For Cameron In 16th Inning
K-Pinch Hit For Bacsik In 16th Inning
L-Pinch Hit For Olsen In 16th Inning
M-Pinch Hit For Dinardo In 19th Inning
N-Pinch Hit For Danks In 19th Inning
 
Brawlers........ 0 0 0  2 0 0  2 0 1  0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  0 1 -  6 15  2
Woodsmen........ 2 0 1  0 1 0  0 0 1  0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 -  5 23  1
 
Brawlers (68-73)         IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  SCORESHEET
J.Jennings                6       8   4   4   0   2   2   9.00  A1 C8
T.Pena                    0 1/3   0   0   0   0   1   0   3.48  C9 C9
V.Chulk                   1 2/3   0   0   0   2   2   0   4.00  D1 D8
M.Corpas BS(5th)          2       2   1   1   0   3   1   2.82  D9 E7
C.Sampson                 2       2   0   0   1   1   0   6.20  E8 F7
C.Baek                    1       0   0   0   0   2   0   4.01  F8 G1
M.Bacsik                  2       2   0   0   1   1   0   4.71  G2 H1
C.Paronto                 2       0   0   0   0   1   0   7.52  H2 H8
L.Dinardo                 1       0   0   0   0   0   0   5.10  H9 I2
A.Sonnanstin WIN(9-8)     8       9   0   0   1  11   0   3.72  I3
Totals                   26      23   5   5   5  24   3
 
Woodsmen (49-92)         IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  SCORESHEET
C.Silva                   7       8   4   3   2   2   1   5.40  A1 D3
B.Hennessey               2       2   1   1   1   3   0   5.77  D4 E4
C.Billingsle              3       0   0   0   0   5   0   4.12  E5 F4
E.Gonzalez                2       0   0   0   1   2   0   6.05  F5 G2
S.Olsen                   2       1   0   0   2   0   0   4.53  G3 H1
J.Danks                   3       0   0   0   2   2   0   4.28  H2 I2
M.Owings                  3       2   0   0   0   2   0   4.71  I3 J4
M.Chico LOSS(5-7)         4       2   1   1   3   0   0   6.25  J5
Totals                   26      15   6   5  11  16   1
 
ATTENDANCE- 9,442 DATE- Wednesday, August 29th 2008 TIME- Day WEATHER- Average
UMPIRES- Doug Eddings, Ed Montague, Basil Fomine, Tony Randazzo
T- 9:06
LEFT ON BASE- Brawlers:18  Woodsmen:25
DOUBLE PLAYS- Brawlers: 2  Woodsmen: 3
ERRORS- A.Amezaga, J.Lugo, R.Garko
DOUBLES- M.Kotsay-2(9th), R.Garko(22nd), K.Suzuki(9th), C.Silva
HOME RUNS- M.Napoli(12th), M.Teahen(12th), E.Encarnacion(14th),
           J.Francoeur(18th)
STOLEN BASES- Y.Escobar(4th)
SACRIFICE HITS- M.Chico
SACRIFICE FLIES- M.Teahen
WALKS- J.Carroll, A.Sonnanstine, A.Miles-4, M.Kotsay, A.Rios, A.Amezaga-2,
       B.Schneider, Y.Escobar-2, T.Pena Jr, I.Kinsler, T.Buck
HIT BY PITCH- J.Carroll, K.Mench, M.Teahen, Y.Escobar, E.Encarnacion, J.Bay
STRIKE OUTS- A.Sonnanstine, A.Miles, A.Rios-2, M.Napoli-2, A.Huff-4, A.Amezaga,
             J.Lugo-2, J.Jennings, R.Davis, K.Mench, M.Teahen-2,
             E.Encarnacion-3, J.Francoeur, M.Chico, M.Olivo, M.Owings,
             R.Garko-4, J.Bay-2, T.Pena Jr, I.Kinsler-2, K.Suzuki-2, C.Silva,
             D.Mientkiewicz, T.Buck-2
GIDP- M.Napoli, A.Huff, K.Suzuki, T.Buck
WILD PITCHES- A.Sonnanstine, J.Jennings-2, M.Chico
PASSED BALLS- K.Suzuki
 
Mark Kotsay had 5 hits and 2 RBI and Andy Sonnanstine dominated striking out
11 Kennesaw Mtn batters as the Belfast Brawlers defeated the dreadful
Kennesaw Mtn Woodsmen in 26 innings by a score of 6 to 5 at Miller
Park.
 
Both teams were tied at 5 runs apiece after nine innings.  Belfast was
victorious in the 26th inning.  Alfredo Amezaga drew a walk.  Matt Chico then
let a pitch get away from him.  Julio Lugo then singled scoring the run.
Although they lost, Kennesaw Mtn did out-hit Belfast 23 to 15. 
 
The victory went to Sonnanstine(9-8) who went 8 innings, allowing no runs.
Chico(5-7) was given the loss in relief.  The Belfast ballclub's record now
stands at 68-73.  With the loss, the Kennesaw Mtn ballclub's record is 49-92,
worst in the division.
 
 

 

BOXSCORE: 2006 Neah Bay Whalers At 2006 Longue Pointe Loggers      10/21/2006
          2006 Staub Championship Series  GAME 5:

NEAH BAY DEFEATS LONGUE-POINTE TO CLINCH 2006 STAUB PENNANT BEHIND
PEDRO'S 6-INNING NEAR NO-HITTER AND VALENTIN'S 2 MASSIVE HOMERUNS!
WILL FACE BOB FIDLER'S CLEMENTE CHAMP INDIANA REDBIRDS IN 10TH CBA WORLD SERIES!


  Whalers            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Loggers            AB  R  H RBI AVG
  B.Giles RF          2  0  0  0 .306     I.Suzuki RF         4  0  0  0 .224 
  R.Furcal SS         5  1  2  0 .250     C.Counsell SS       4  0  1  0 .234 
  J.Kent 2B,1B        5  0  0  0 .290     S.Hillenbrand 3B    4  0  1  0 .239 
  J.Valentin C        2  2  2  2 .400     R.Sexson 1B         4  0  0  0 .088 
A-M.Cameron PR,LF     0  0  0  0 .421     J.Varitek C         2  0  0  0 .118 
E-J.Reed PH,LF        2  0  0  0 .000   J-C.Monroe PH         1  0  0  0 .120 
  N.Johnson 1B        2  0  0  1 .161     O.Palmeiro LF       2  0  0  0 .200 
F-T.Graffanino PH,2B  1  0  0  0 .167   I-H.Matsui LF         0  0  0  0 .000 
  A.Rowand CF         4  0  0  0 .194     L.Gonzalez 2B       3  0  0  0 .256 
  C.Sullivan LF       2  0  0  0 .143     T.Hunter CF         2  0  0  0 .067 
B-M.Piazza C          2  1  2  0 .286   D-N.Logan PH,CF       1  0  0  0 .000 
  M.Lowell 3B         3  1  2  2 .367     G.Maddux P          2  0  1  0 .200 
  P.Martinez P        2  0  0  0 .000     K.Calero P          0  0  0  0 ---- 
C-J.Piedra PH         0  0  0  0 .400     B.Fuentes P         0  0  0  0 ---- 
  F.Hernandez P       0  0  0  0 ----     R.Dempster P        0  0  0  0 .000 
H-A.Hill PH           1  1  1  1 .333   G-T.Martinez PH       1  0  0  0 .077 
  B.Lidge P           0  0  0  0 ----     J.Halama P          0  0  0  0 .000 
                                          K.Escobar P         0  0  0  0 .000 
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---     
         Totals      33  6  9  6                 Totals      30  0  3  0

A-Pinch Ran For Valentin In 6th Inning
B-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Sullivan In 6th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Martinez In 7th Inning
D-Pinch Hit For Hunter In 7th Inning
E-Pinch Hit For Cameron In 8th Inning
F-Pinch Hit For Johnson In 8th Inning
G-Pinch Hit For Dempster In 8th Inning
H-Pinch Hit For Hernandez In 9th Inning
I-Subbed Defensively (LF) For Palmeiro In 9th Inning
J-Pinch Hit For Varitek In 9th Inning

Whalers......... 0 1 0  1 0 1  0 0 3  -  6  9  0
Loggers......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  0  3  0

Whalers (8-2)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET
P.Martinez WIN(4-0)       6       3   0   0   1   5   0  72   0.56  A1 C4
F.Hernandez HOLD(2nd)     2       0   0   0   1   1   0  19   0.00  C5 D2
B.Lidge                   1       0   0   0   0   2   0  11   4.50  D3
Totals                    9       3   0   0   2   8   0

Loggers (5-7)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET
G.Maddux LOSS(1-2)        6 1/3   5   3   3   4   4   2 101   4.70  A1 D1
K.Calero                  1       0   0   0   0   2   0  14   0.00  D2 D4
B.Fuentes                 0       0   0   0   1   0   0   6   3.86  D5 D5
R.Dempster                0 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   2.89  D6 D6
J.Halama                  0       2   2   2   0   0   1   8  11.25  D7 D8
K.Escobar                 1       2   1   1   1   3   1  25   2.45  D9
Totals                    9       9   6   6   6   9   4

ATTENDANCE- 56,328 DATE- Saturday, October 21st 2006 TIME- Night WEATHER- Average
UMPIRES- Mike Dimuro, Hunter Wendlestadt, Dale Scott, Tim Timmons
T- 2:55
LEFT ON BASE- Whalers: 8  Loggers: 5
DOUBLE PLAYS- Whalers: 0  Loggers: 1
DOUBLES- R.Furcal(4th)
HOME RUNS- J.Valentin-2(2nd), M.Lowell(1st), A.Hill(2nd)
STOLEN BASES- B.Giles(1st), R.Furcal(2nd), M.Cameron(1st)
SACRIFICE HITS- M.Lowell
SACRIFICE FLIES- N.Johnson
WALKS- B.Giles-3, J.Valentin, T.Graffanino, J.Piedra, J.Varitek, O.Palmeiro
STRIKE OUTS- B.Giles, R.Furcal-3, J.Kent-2, J.Reed, N.Johnson, T.Graffanino,
             I.Suzuki, R.Sexson-3, C.Monroe, L.Gonzalez, G.Maddux, T.Martinez
GIDP- A.Rowand

It was a festive quasi-double holiday for Whatler fans but a shocking end of
the season for the fans of Longue-Pointe. 

Last night at precisely 10pm, after Richie Sexon and Jason Varitek struck out
to end the bottom of the ninth, it was Flag Day and Valentin's Day all rolled
into one at Molson Yards as John Skillings and his Neah Bay Whalers soundly
defeated Dennis Concepcion's Longue-Pointe Loggers with a 6-0 shutout to win
Game 5 and clinch the 2006 Staub Conference crown.
 
It was a win punctuated by four Whaler home runs and a typically stingy outing
by winning pitcher Pedro Martinez.

The victory was Neah Bay's fourth straght after losing the Round 2 opener in
Neah Bay to Andy Pettite by the score of 3 to 1.

They now will face the Indiana RedBirds in a CBA World Series matchup that will
mark the very first appearance for both teams.

Martinez took a no-hitter into the 6th inning while Javier Valentin blasted 2
homers in consecutive at bats off starter and loser Greg Maddux. A pair of 9th
inning dingers by Mike Lowell and Aaron Hill off John Halama and Kelvim Escobar
yielded 3 insurance runs to secure the Whalers' first ever Staub pennant with
a collective bang.

Indeed, for these listless Loggers, the Playoffs ended with a collective whimper 
as the deposed Champions batted a sub-atomic .170 in their 12-game playoff journey.
Despite winning Round 1 in seven games against Skokie, it became apparent as LP
faced Neah Bay that the Logger bats were being whittled down to toothpicks.
 
In the subdued Loggers locker room where just shy of a year ago they raucously
celebrated their first Championship as the Loggers and second in overall fran-
chise history, Concepcion shook hands with his somber players and later gave a
quiet and brief post-game interview in the Press Room.

"This was a tough, tough defeat," he said to the gathered press, "but in no way
does this diminish what John and his team has accomplished this season and this
Playoff Series.  He had great pitching which neutralized our bats, and in the
end, our pitching staff could only do so much before it gave out from lack of
hitting support."

"While my guys played their hearts out, no one could seem to get on track except
for Gonzo (Luis A. Gonzalex, who batted a team best .254).  The collective power
outage of the Loggers is something I can't explain."

Martinez(4-0) gave a stellar effort for Neah Bay.  He went 6 innings allowing 3
hits and 1 walk.  Pedro lost his chance for a no-hitter when Greg Maddux, of all 
people, singled with one out in the 6th inning.  Neah Bay ended up with 9 hits
for the game.

In the Whalers' locker room, it was whooping and yelling led by Pedro doing a
victory salsa for the TV cameras broadcasting back to Neah Bay. 

A very champagne-soggy John Skillings puffed his victory cigar when he accepted
the Staub trophy and got a measure of revenge on Pedro by pouring an icy bottle
of bubbly down Pedro's back. 

"Our team never wavered, even after losing at home in Game 1," said a smiling John. 
"It's a great feeling and I want to thank all my players and coaching staff and
congratulate them and our wonderful fans for the best season."
 
"We've come so close in the past, especially last year against these
same Loggers, but I tell you, being on top for this first time, the "view" is
just great!  Now, just one more task remains.  We'll party now, but once we
land in Indiana, we'll be all business."
 


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