Royal run through tourney ends in championship game PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 25 May 2011 07:33

By EARL WATT
• Leader & Times
After dropping the first game of the tournament to the Tigers, the Royals strung together three victories over the top three seeds of the tournament before droping the championship game 7-3.
The Royals played five games in 48 hours and used a pitch-by-committee in each game to reach the championship.
Mark Brown might have had the coach’s call of the tournament against the No. 1 seed White Sox when three consecutive times he opted to intentionally walk the most prolific hitter in the league, Cole Evans.
One of those walks came with the bases loaded and forced in a run.
But by taking the bat out of Evans’ hands, Brown gave his team a chance to minimize the damage, and the Royals were able to earn a 14-12 upset victory over the White Sox in an elimination game.
The Royals advanced to the championship game by eliminating the A’s in the early game Sunday, and after taking a 3-2 lead after the first inning,
The game was tied 3-3 heading in to the fifth inning, but an overthrow b the Royals allowed two runs to score, and a missed catch at first gave up two more in the sixth.
“It was a good tournament for us,” Royals coach Mark Brown said. “We knocked out the one, two and three seeds. We just got tired. It was a lot of baseball. We were glad to get here and take second place. My assistants, Ryan Brown and Ron Warren helped us have a successful season.”

 

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