The Herts Red Roosters celebrate winning the 2010 Hunlock Series
The winners of the 2010 Hunlock Series were the Herts Red Roosters. Before the start of the day they were in pole position having booked their place in the final by finishing first in the group stage.
They faced the Herts Blue Dogs after they caused another shock by beating the Herts Black Widows in a closely fought semi-final playoff.
All 3 teams were missing many of their originally drafted players, but that didn’t take away from the enjoyment of this celebration of the Herts Baseball family. In the absence of co-managers Carlos Casal and Marc Martinez, Jamie Munn was deputizing as the Blue Dogs Manager. He brought his own very effective management style and his team definitely enjoyed it.
His trademark mound visits were more akin to political party conferences than the usual one-on-one meetings which we have become accustomed to when watching MLB games. On two occasions Munn’s mound visits brought immediate results delivering inning-ending double plays. This proved to be crucial for the Blue Dogs as they went on to win 7-5 knocking the Black Widows out.
One of the special mound visits of Blue Dogs Manager, Jamie Munn, which sometimes involved all 9 fielders as well as some bench players. The multi-dimensional strategic approach was certainly effective and brought success time after time for Munn’s men.
With a depleted bullpen it was always going to be a difficult task for the Blue Dogs to pull off another surprise in the Final. The Herts Red Roosters arrived fresh for the game and this was noticeable from the start.
Pitcher Mike Kalmowicz throwing his newly invented pitch – the “changing changup”.
The Blue Dogs pitching staff tried everything to silence the Red Roosters bats. Reliever Mike Kalmowicz even unveiled two new pitches in his repertoire in an effort to turn the game around. The two new pitches were the “changing changup” and as yet unnamed mystery pitch, but even this was not enough. The game ended with a convincing 22-11 win for the Herts Red Roosters.
BOX SCORES – PLAYOFF SEMI-FINAL
|Herts Blue Dogs at Herts Black Widows|
|Score By Innings||1||2||3||4||5||R||H||E|
|Herts Blue Dogs||2||0||2||1||2||7||7||4|
|Herts Black Widows||1||1||1||1||1||5||5||5|
|Herts Blue Dogs 7, Herts Black Widows 5|
|Herts Blue Dogs||Herts Black Widows|
|ELKINS Tim 1b||3||2||2||0||CURTIS Paul 3b-rf||2||0||0||0|
|MUNN Jamie cf||2||2||1||0||GREEN Tom rf-cf-ss-3b||3||0||0||0|
|DRUMMOND Bryan 3b||2||1||0||1||DIMITROV Ilya c||2||2||2||1|
|DIMITROV Aspi p||1||0||1||1||HOFFMANN Mark p-1b||2||0||1||2|
|(t4) DIMITROV Kal c||1||0||0||0||NAGHAR Rod cf-3b-ss||2||2||1||0|
|SHERMAN Perrie c-p||2||1||0||0||PEARCE Ben lf-2b||2||0||0||0|
|BARTHOLOMEW Ralph ss||2||1||1||0||DEACON Chris ss-cf||2||0||0||0|
|WILLIAMS Charlie rf||3||0||1||2||LLOYD-JONES Kyle 2b-lf||2||0||1||1|
|CURTIS Jack lf||3||0||0||0||KALMOWICZ Mike p-1b||2||1||0||0|
|HUMPHREY Alex 2b||3||0||1||0|
|TEAM TOTALS||22||7||7||4||TEAM TOTALS||19||5||5||4|
|E: DRUMMOND Bryan(3), ELKINS Tim, KALMOWICZ Mike(2), DIMITROV Ilya, HOFFMANN Mark,
LLOYD-JONES Kyle. LOB: Herts Black Widows 4, Herts Blue Dogs 6. SB: ELKINS Tim(3),
MUNN Jamie(2), NAGHAR Rod(4), DIMITROV Ilya(3), KALMOWICZ Mike(2), PEARCE Ben. CS:
|Herts Blue Dogs||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|DIMITROV Aspi W||3.00||3||3||1||2||4|
|Herts Black Widows|
|HOFFMANN Mark L||3.00||4||4||3||2||1|
|HBP: by DIMITROV Aspi (HOFFMANN Mark). . , by KALMOWICZ Mike (SHERMAN Perrie). WP:
HOFFMANN Mark(2), KALMOWICZ Mike. PB: DIMITROV Kal, DIMITROV Ilya. Balk: HOFFMANN
Mark. T: 2:15. A: 45.
BOX SCORES – FINAL
|Herts Blue Dogs at Herts Red Roosters|
|Score By Innings||1||2||3||4||5||R||H||E|
|Herts Blue Dogs||6||1||0||3||1||11||9||3|
|Herts Red Roosters||2||2||6||7||5||22||11||1|
|Herts Red Roosters 22, Herts Blue Dogs 11|
|Herts Red Roosters||Herts Blue Dogs|
|PIKE Ken p-1b-ss||5||2||2||1||ELKINS Tim 1b||2||2||1||1|
|GOULD Bobby 3b||3||4||3||3||BARTHOLOMEW Ralph 2b||1||1||0||0|
|RUSSELL Nick 1b-p||2||3||1||2||(b3) CURTIS Paul rf-2b||2||1||2||0|
|DIMITROV Aspi ss||1||0||0||0||(b5) DIMITROV Ilya 2b||0||0||0||0|
|(b3) PRASAD Mahendra pr-ss-cf||1||3||1||3||DEACON Chris ss-lf||4||0||0||0|
|DIMITROV Kal c||5||2||1||2||NAGHAR Rod 3b||2||3||1||0|
|CROOKS Phil cf-2b||3||1||0||1||SHERMAN Perrie p-c||1||2||1||2|
|ARNOTT Jim lf-1b||4||3||2||0||KALMOWICZ Mike c-p-ss||0||0||0||2|
|DRUMMOND Bryan 2b-cf-lf||4||0||0||0||HOFFMANN Mark lf-p-ss||3||1||2||3|
|GAMBLE Jon rf||1||4||1||2||WILLIAMS Charlie rf||3||1||1||0|
|CURTIS Jack cf||3||0||1||1|
|TEAM TOTALS||29||22||11||14||TEAM TOTALS||21||11||9||9|
|E: DRUMMOND Bryan, ELKINS Tim(2), DEACON Chris. LOB: Herts Red Roosters 4, Herts Blue
Dogs 5. 2B: GOULD Bobby, ARNOTT Jim, PIKE Ken, SHERMAN Perrie. SB: GOULD Bobby(4),
RUSSELL Nick(4), PRASAD Mahendra(3), DIMITROV Kal(2), ARNOTT Jim, GAMBLE Jon, ELKINS
Tim(3), NAGHAR Rod(2), HOFFMANN Mark(2), CURTIS Paul(2), SHERMAN Perrie, KALMOWICZ
Mike. CS: SHERMAN Perrie.
|Herts Red Roosters||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|RUSSELL Nick W||3.00||4||4||3||3||3|
|Herts Blue Dogs|
|KALMOWICZ Mike L||2.33||5||9||7||5||1|
|HBP: by KALMOWICZ Mike (DIMITROV Aspi). , by HOFFMANN Mark (CROOKS Phil). , by
KALMOWICZ Mike (GOULD Bobby). WP: HOFFMANN Mark. PB: DIMITROV Kal(2), SHERMAN Perrie,
KALMOWICZ Mike. T: 2:20. A: 45.