Friday, December 19, 2014
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Complete game shutout lifts Expos to State Tournament win

Expos V Merced 7_30_14

The Fairfield Expos' Carter Bins, right, slides past Merced Volunteers catcher Mitch Miller during the 10-0 win at Napa High School, Wednesday. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)

By
From page B1 | July 31, 2014 |

NAPA — A complete game shutout and scoring 10 runs are a good start to making a run in the State Tournament.

Payton Tyler pitched the complete game shutout as the Fairfield Expos American Legion baseball team routed the Merced Volunteers 10-0 in the opening round of the State Tournament, Wednesday, at Napa High School.

The Expos will play the Petaluma Leghorns, Thursday at 3 p.m. in Yountville.

Tyler allowed just three hits in seven innings of work, walking just one while striking out seven. The walk came with two outs in the bottom of the seventh.

The first inning was the only inning in which the Volunteers had two runners on base, one of which was a double, the v extra-base hit in the game for Merced.

After a lead-off single in the bottom of the second, Tyler retired 12 straight batters, striking out four in the span. After a lead-off single in the bottom of the sixth, Tyler retired the next five batters, allowed the walk in the seventh and struck out Merced’s last batter to end the game.

“It’s all about pitching,” Expos manager Brad Hanson said. “And when Payton comes out and pitches like that, not many teams can beat him.”

Tyler said he was using a two-seam fastball, curveball, slider and change-up against the Volunteers.

“I just felt loose,” he said. “I was throwing fastballs for strikes, getting ahead of batters, and that allowed me to throw my off-speed stuff out of the zone to make (Merced) fish.”

Unlike the Volunteers, the Expos’ bats were swinging away, especially in the top of the fifth inning, where the Expos scored six times, expanding its lead to 8-0.

A lead-off single from Jason Brasile got things started, then Jack Gamba was hit by a pitch, and JP San Antonio reached on an error, loading the bases for Jake Hedrick, who then hit a single up the middle, scoring Brasile.

With the bases loaded again, Cameron Michael hit a bases-clearing double to center field, and Garlind Webster hit a two-run home run after that, ending Merced’s starting pitcher’s day.

The Voulnteers’ reliever got the job done with his off-speed pitches, stopping the bleeding in the fifth, and going 1-2-3 in the sixth, but allowed two runs in the top of the seventh to give the Expos its 10-0 advantage. Anthony Kaleczyc and Brasile each hit RBI-singles, scoring Webster and Carter Bins, respectively.

The end of the game was a bit of a chess match for Hanson, knowing that a 10-run rule would get Tyler out of the game early, not having to pitch nine innings or use relief pitchers.

“I didn’t want to use a relief pitcher,” Hanson said. “I didn’t even want to warm one up. I wanted them to sit on their arms. Now I have more options for (Thursday’s) game. That doesn’t necessarily mean we are going to win, but it puts us in a better position for tomorrow.”

Tyler was also appreciative of his offenses 10 runs.

“The 10 runs let me finish the game, because I probably wouldn’t have gone nine (innings),” he said/ “The runs lets me finish the game, saved our pitching and it’s always easier to pitch with a lead.”

Marcus Lomtong

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

  • Recent Articles

  • Enter your email address to subscribe and receive notifications of new posts by email.

  • .

    Solano News

     
    Groundbreakings, ribbon-cuttings play role in civic life

    By Barry Eberling | From Page: A1, 1 Comment | Gallery

     
    Sondheim’s ‘Woods’ holiday showcase for Missouri Street Theatre

    By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Frankye Kelly ready to spread holiday cheer

    By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: B1

     
    Celebrate the magic of Christmas

    By Tony Wade | From Page: A2, 2 Comments

     
    Santas have busy week at schools

    By Susan Hiland | From Page: A3, 2 Comments

     
    Safe streets task force work nets 3

    By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A3, 5 Comments

     
     
    Solano College approves officers, meeting schedule

    By Susan Winlow | From Page: A4

    Longtime Suisun harbor master to retire

    By Ian Thompson | From Page: A4, 2 Comments

     
     
    Fairfield police log: Dec. 17, 2014

    By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

     
    Suisun City police log: Dec. 17, 2014

    By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12, 1 Comment

     
    .

    US / World

    Hope and some fear in Cuba amid thaw with US

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

     
    Next steps on Cuba: Normalizing could take awhile

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

    Sony hacking fallout puts all companies on alert

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

     
    Sony film took aim at North Korea’s biggest taboo

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A1, 4 Comments

    Timeline of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

     
    Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

     
    Spy’s parents search for son after Cuba-US deal

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

    Local emergencies in Northern California counties after rain

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

     
    California’s top utility regulator defends record

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

    ‘Pretty horrible’ scene; car slams into crowd

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

     
    Police: Drunk man shot while entering wrong house

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A5, 4 Comments

     
    Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

     
    President signs legislation ending Nazi benefit checks

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

    2 states challenge Colorado marijuana legalization

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A8, 3 Comments

     
    ‘Prison Houdini’ set to make his 1st legal escape

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A8

     
    Feds sue NYC over Rikers Island jail violence

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A8

    Russian sailors leaving France without warship

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A9, 2 Comments

     
    Putin: West wants to defang, declaw Russian bear

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A10, 2 Comments

    European court rules obesity can be a disability

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A13

     
    Suspected Islamic extremists kidnap 185 in Nigeria

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A13, 2 Comments

    .

    Opinion

    Another look at school bonds

    By George Guynn Jr. | From Page: A11, 5 Comments

     
    Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 19, 2014

    By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A11

    News of the day strikes a chord

    By Bud Stevenson | From Page: A11, 10 Comments

     
     
    .

    Living

    Today in History: Dec. 19, 2014

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2, 1 Comment

     
    Community Calendar: Dec. 19, 2014

    By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

    Horoscopes: Dec. 19, 2014

    By Holiday Mathis | From Page: D8

     
    Should I use Child Protective Services threat to get back rent?

    By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar | From Page: D8

    .

    Entertainment

    Week in preview Dec. 19-25, 2014

    By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: B1

     
    Sweet ‘Night at the Museum’ bids farewell to Robin Williams

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

     
    Craig Ferguson to end 10 years as host of ‘Late Late Show’

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

    Eric Idle brings ‘Not the Messiah’ to Carnegie Hall

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

     
    Entertainment calendar Dec. 19, 2014

    By Susan Hiland | From Page: B4

    .

    Sports

    A’s trade All-Star catcher Derek Norris to Padres

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

     
    Warriors beat Thunder 114-109 after Durant injury

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

     
    A’s acquire lefty De La Rosa from Arizona for cash

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

    Raiders defense depleted by injuries

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

     
    49ers’ Harbaugh mum on reported offer from Michigan

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

    49ers’ Aldon Smith hopes to build off tough year

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

     
    Rivera: Newton ‘probably’ will start vs. Browns

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

    Bears bench QB Jay Cutler for Clausen

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

     
    ‘Hands Up’ players to attend Ferguson Christmas party

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

    Celtics trade Rondo to Mavericks

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

     
    Rodriguez boys open Les Curry Tournament with victory

    By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B8

    39 bowl games and a reason to watch every one

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

     
    Column: Thaw in US-Cuba relations warms up MLB

    By Jim Litke | From Page: B8

    Signups for Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

    By Paul Farmer | From Page: B9

     
    This date in sports history for Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B11

    Sports on TV/Local sports for Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

    By Paul Farmer | From Page: B11

     
    .

    Business

    Roomiest Subaru Legacy debuts for 2015

    By Ann M. Job | From Page: C1

     
    Dow industrials have their best day in three years

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

    Ford expands drivers air bag recall nationwide

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

     
    Constantly changing online prices stump shoppers

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

    .

    Obituaries

    Lisa Dee McHughes

    By Nancy Green | From Page: A4, 1 Comment

     
    Travis Curt Price

    By Susan Hiland | From Page: A4, 1 Comment

    Ernest “Ernie” Moretti

    By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

     
    Jennie Ponce Reyes

    By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

    Patricia “Pat” Anne Stringfield-Pierre

    By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

     
    .

    Comics