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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Armada 9 Cracker Cats 6

A back and forth game was finally decided in the sixth as Long Beach scored five runs with two outs in the inning. Edmonton had a 5-4 lead going into the sixth, but Long Beach would not be stopped as they pulled ahead winning the second game of the doubleheader 9-6.

Rik Currier (6-4) pitched another good game at Blair Field. Now 6-0 at Blair, he went 6 innings giving up 5 runs on 8 hits, walking 3 and striking out 6. Nick Cavanagh came in the seventh to finish the game giving up 1 unearned run on 1 hit and walking 1.

The Armada bats were alive an well in Game 2 with a three run fourth and five run sixth. RF Chris Klemm (pictured left) in his final professional game went 2 for 3 with a RBI and a run scored. His RBI base hit in the sixth tied the game at 5. 3B Ryan Lehr went 1 for 2 with 2 RBI and a run scored. CF Steve Moss, 1B Norm Hutchins, DH Brett Flowers, C David Ramirez and SS Michael Glomb each drove in a run.

Edmonton starter Chris Cullen pitched a no decision going 4 1/3 innings giving up 4 runs on 7 hits, walking 4 and striking out 1. Dan Touchet got the loss pitching 1 1/3 innings giving up 2 runs on 2 hits. 1B Joe Jiannetti went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI and two runs scored. RF Ruddy Yan, LF Carlos Arroyo, CF Chris Van Rossum and SS Jonathan Castro would each drive in a run.

The Armada hit the road for Yuma for a four game series this week against the Scorpions. All four games can be heard on the Long Beach Armada radio network at

Photo by: Mark Mauno


mark6mauno said...

Congrats to Chris Klemm! In his last at-bat he got a hit - Steve Yeager recovered that last ball and put it in his pocket so that he could later give it to Chris. Even though Chris didn't hit a home run they passed the hat and gave him a small going away gift. His new career will be as a fireman in Orange County. Good luck to him!

joe caca said...

What a final day in pro ball for Chris Klemm. 5-6 with 2 rbi's. What a way to go out. I have had the privilege of watching him play since he played for UC Irvine against the Ditbags of Long Beach State. He has always gone about his business in a more than professional manner both on and off the diamond.
Classy move by Mgr Steve Yeager to retrieve the ball after Klemm's final hit as a pro. Also classy move from the Armada faithfull to contribute to Klemm's going away gift. Over $200.00 was collected. Kudos to the fans once again.
Klemm has always been a big fan favorite and always will be with the Armada faithfull.
I'm sure I speak for all the Armada faithfull when I say..."Thanks Chris!! You will be missed but never forgotten.
Like we would say in the Navy "Farwell and following seas"
Good luck to Chris in his new career. I'm sure he will be an All Star as a fireman just like he was on the diamond.
See you at the park.