S23 World Series

Game 1: The Salt Lake City Olympians came to Tampa Bay, where the Bandits' Sidney Ray faced off against Mac Kendrick. The game entered the 7th inning with a 2-2 tie, but Salt Lake City scored 3 times to chase the Bandit's starter and take the 5-2 lead. Kendrick got the victory and Robert Owens notched a save.

Game 2: Salt Lake City entered the top of the 9th inning trailing, but a 2 run blast by All-Star and Silver Slugger 2B Gary Reynolds tied and an RBI double by Jose Colon gave the Olympians the lead. However, veteran closer Robert Owens blew the save, and the Bandits won on a walkoff 2 RBI hit by pinch hitter Tomas Liriano. Centerfielder Denny Benson has 3 hits, 2 RBIS and 2 runs scored.

Game 3: The series moved to Salt Lake City. Sammy Barnes, batting 9th as Tampa Bay's designated hitter, managed 3 hits and drove in 2 runs. Rolando Cortez also had two hits and drove in 3 runs in Tampa Bay's win.

Game 4: With the game tied at 5 through 9 innings, Tampa Bay's Endy Horton led off the top of the 10th with a home run off of Robert Owens. Although Salt Lake City threatened in the bottom of the 10th, the tying run was stranded at third.

Game 5: With their backs against the wall, the Olympians' Mac Kendrick pitched 8 impressive innings to win it and Robert Owens earned the save. Shortstop Jose Colon drove in 3 runs and hit a solo homer to help his team offensively. The Bandits' Rolando Cortez got two hits in the losing cause.

Game 6: The series moved back to Tampa Bay, and a rocky outing by Rocky Brower gave the Bandits the early lead, from which Salt Lake City could not recover. Tampa Bay's starter, Fred Hughes, left the game in the top of the second inning due to a foot injury, but Pablo Gonzalez pitched 6 2/3 innings in relief, allowing only one run, 5 hits (plus stiking out 4 with no walks)while Lariel Benitez, starting in right field in place of Endy Horton, and Denny Benson drove in 2 runs a piece. Tampa Bay won the World Series in 6 games.

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