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Indiana MSBL 45+
Braves 12, Indians 2
Front row left to right: Todd Fuller, Greg Rubeo,
Kevin Chaffee, John Smith, Don Pollard, Scott Golden, Mike Fisher. Back row
left to right: Steve Sandman, Ray Starnes, Joe Striewe, Dave Gandolph,
Don Connelly, Keith Oehlman, Brian Wolff, Matt Boyd, Steve Brodie, Kevin
‘Braves Outlast Indians
in Battle of Tribes’
Submitted by Mike
Fisher, Braves manager
Mission accomplished. On the crisp fall night of
September 26th the Braves defeated the Indians 12-2 to win the 45-over Indianapolis MSBL league championship. The Braves went undefeated for the second
season winning their fourth consecutive championship. We went 15-0 for
the year. The Braves have now won 35 games in a row over the last three
The Indians gave us a great game earlier in the year.
The Indians were ahead of the Braves 5-1 in the seventh inning when John
Smith hit a grand slam in the seventh to tie the game. John then hit a
2-run double in the ninth with two strikes to win the game for us.
championship game we got the lead early by scoring six runs in the bottom of
the first inning. We ending up winning the championship game 12-2 behind
strong pitching from Keith Oehlman and Kevin Dotson. Keith Oehlman started and
went five innings giving up only one run with five strikeouts. Kevin
Dotson closed it out giving up only one run over the remaining four innings.
We had strong play by multiple players. Scott Golden started the game off with a long battle at the plate as leadoff hitter in the
first inning. Scott fouled off multiple pitches with two strikes and
finally drew a walk to start us off, which was the start of the 6-run first
inning. John Smith had three hits including a double with two RBI. Don
Pollard contributed three hits with a double and an RBI.
In addition to a great pitching performance, Keith Oehlman had two hits with a triple, two walks, and three runs scored. Steve Sandman had
two hits, Brian Wolff had two hits and two RBI and of course was a vacuum
cleaner at first base. All year he was a main stay at first base.
Todd Fuller caught all nine innings behind the plate.
He was our iron man as catcher throughout the season especially on those
hot summer nights. All in all it was a great season. Great players
made my job as manager much easier. We look forward to 2017 and to
letting the streak continue.