The Senators bats were hotter than the weather in their series sweep against the Campesinos.
The 43 runs scored by the Senators in the three games is the most in a series without a home run for a team. It is the second highest total for a team in a three-game series this season, behind the Mavericks’ 44-run output against the Volcanoes in June.
The sweep broke the momentum of the Campesinos (17-18), who had slowly worked their way out of last place and just a half game out of first at the start of the week. Now, the Senators (18-19) and Campesinos are tied for third, 1.5 games out of first.
Thursday, Aug. 4
Campesinos pitching dug themselves a big hole to start the week, and they were never able to get back out of it.
The Senators scored in seven of the eight innings they batted in, en route to a 14-5 win.
In the first inning on Thursday, starting pitcher Jason Whaley walked the first two Senators batters of the game, loaded the bases with a hit batter, walked in the first run of the game and then allowed the second on a wild pitch.
Blayze Arcano hit a sacrifice fly, and without allowing a hit, Whaley gave up three runs in the first inning.
Andrew Willmon relieved Whaley to start the second, and retired the first two batters of the inning, but three consecutive errors from the infield derailed Willmon’s inning.
The Senators came away with three more runs, and the 6-0 lead was enough for the Senators in the eventual 14-5 game.
Five pitchers appeared for the Campesinos, and all five allowed at least one earned run.
Friday, Aug. 6
The Senators one-upped themselves a day after scoring 14 runs against the Campesinos.
On Friday, the Senators plated 15 in a 15-2 blowout.
A seven-run second inning broke the game wide open, as starting pitcher Nathan Gilman cruised, allowing just two hits in seven innings pitched.
Saturday, Aug. 7
The Senators used a 10-run sixth inning to help finish off the sweep of the Campesinos on Saturday.
The 14-11 win was the closest of the series, with the Campesinos leading from the second inning until the Senators sixth inning explosion.
The Campesinos trailed 14-5 heading into the ninth inning, and were able to make things interesting, scoring six in the final frame.