Results - Spring 2021  


Angels 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 6 7 5
Thunder 3 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 X 9 9 2


WP: Daniel Hansen S: Mikey Melendez


Thunder Hold On, Beat Angels

3/28/2021 -  With a 7-3 lead heading into the 7th, the Angels scored three to pull within a run, before the T-Men pushed across two in the bottom of the inning. Mikey Melendez then slammed the door, striking out four through 2 1/3 IP, as he earned his first save of the season.  


Logan Napoleon (two singles, two runs, SB) and newcomer Wisley Correa (single, double, run) led the offense with two hits each. Gary Abramson singled to take the early team lead with hits, while rookie Sam Cornelius (RBI) and veteran Louie Napoleon (RBI) pushed across runs with singles. Brett Fick and Mikey Melendez both knocked in two runs with doubles while scoring a run each. 


Last season's Team MVP, Daniel Hansen, battled through 6 2/3 innings to earn his first win of the season. Hansen untypically walked three and hit a batter, while scattering seven hits and striking out three. Mikey Melendez relieved Hansen in the top of the 7th. He struck out four of the seven batters faced and did not allow a hit. 


The team has off Easter, then plays a double-header against the Nationals and Sugar Kings on April 11th at Santaluces. 



Red Sox 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 15 5
Thunder 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 12 3


LP: Josh Mowrey


35th Season Opener

3/21/2021 - The spring/summer season launched with the Red Sox nipping the Thunder in their opener at Dyer Park.  


Fresh off winning the Hitman (most hits) and Mr. Clutch (most RBI's) team awards for the fall 2020 season, Mike DeLeeuw (RBI) started off where he finished, ripping a double and two singles. Newcomer Gary Abramonson scored and knocked in a run, as he also had three hits (singles) in the game. Rookie Sam Cornelius, Guy Bitchatcho, Mikey Melendez, Keaton Ijams (RBI), Daniel Hansen, and Jorge Diaz (RBI) each singled, but it wasn't enough as Red Sox veteran hurler Paul Chasse limited damage throughout the game. 


Josh Mowrey tossed all nine innings for the T-Men. Mowrey avoided big innings and kept the Thunder in the game, but he was the victim of some costly errors (The Mowrey Effect), and similar to their last playoff game, the team could not come up with timely hitting when needed. 


The team will continue to knock off rust next week against the Angels in a morning game at Seminole Palms Park.