This picture shows a team of determination. This picture is the rivermont raiders All star team including Ethan McGill and a bunch of his friends.This picture tells a story that is story book quality and is the pride and soul of all the alumni of the raiders team.
Dane Kutnick is in right field , Tanner Smith at first, and Jason VanDenLangenberg is catching. We have played 3 tournaments together, but we already looked like we have been playing together for a long time. We may not have known it yet, but they were going to turn one of the best plays of the year.
On July 16th, 1996 The New York Mets roughed up the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 7 to 5. One player who contributed to this win was a rookie by the name of Paul Wilson, who just came off six weeks of rest for his right shoulder. Although it was the return of Paul Wilson, there was another Met that over shadowed Wilson, and this guy was Jerry DiPolo. Mr. DiPolo came into the game during the fifth inning with runners on second and third and no outs. Outstandingly enough, he walked off that mound not conceding one run to the Phillies, which gave the crowd something to cheer about and he picked up the win, in just one inning that he pitched. Especially with the weather being as bad as it was with rain, which is a baseball player’s worst nightmare while playing. He needed to take other precautions while pitching. New York moved only 6 games back of the Wild Card leader and DiPolo’s E.R.A was reduced to a 4.06. With this win it gave the Mets players a positive look for winning the series after what they had accomplished in this game and taking a 1-0 series lead even though it is just the regular season.
To start off game 1 Cicotte pitched. A sign that the fix was on, he hit the lead off batter in the back with a pitch (Milner,). In the 4th inning Cicotte gave up a few hits including a two out triple to the other pitcher. The Reds scored 5 runs in that inning. The Reds went on to win 9-1 for the first game of the series. In game 2 Williams was due to pitch and did not want to be as obvious as Cicotte. Williams pitched well into the 4th inning and then he walked three batters and gave up three runs. There was a lack of hitting for the White Sox and they lost 4-2. The next game was in Chicago and Dickie Kerr, who was not in on the fix was the starting pitcher. Kerr did extremely well and was masterful holding the Reds to 3 hits and a shutout victory 3-0 for the Sox. Cicotte was once again pitching in game 4 and he did not want to look as bad as he did in the first game. The first few innings him and the opposing pitcher Jimmy Ring matched zeros. With only one out in the 5th, Cicotte fielded a soft ground ball and made a horrible throw to first base and the runner advanced to third. The next man up had a base hit to centerfield and Cicotte cut the ball off instead of it going straight to home and let the runner score. The Reds won the game 2-0 and lead the series 3 games to 1. The next game was delayed because of the rain and had a late start. After it got underway Williams and Hod