The late-season surge from the Senators just keeps going, as their win-streak has reached 11 games after a sweep of the Mavericks.
The streak is the longest for any team this season, and has catapulted the Senators into first place with just one week remaining in the regular season.
During the streak, the Senators offense has been lights out. They average 11.5 runs during the span. Their lowest scoring game was a six-run output to close out the series sweep of the Mavericks, while scoring in double-digits eight times.
With a three-game lead over the second place Volcanoes, the Senators have a magic number of one to win the pennant — meaning the Senators need to either win one game or for the Volcanoes to lose one.
Thursday, Aug. 18
The Senators kicked off their week with yet another double-digit scoring performance to open the series against the Mavericks.
Seven of the nine Senators batters had RBIs in the 11-7 win even though they were outhit by the Mavericks 8-7. Andres Green and Blayze Arcano each had two RBIs for the Senators, despite going 2-for-10 combined.
Nathan Gillman went four strong innings, allowing just three hits and no runs, before he was forced to exit with an injury before the start of the fifth.
Friday, Aug. 19
The run production may not have been as high, but the result was still the same for the Senators on Friday, a win, their 10th straight.
The Senators controlled the game from the start, scoring twice in the first inning before going on to win 6-3.
Twice the Mavericks were able to bring the tying run to the plate late in the game with just one out, but both times they came up empty. First, in the seventh inning they scored twice to cut the deficit down to 6-3, and had runners on second and third.
But Wes Calvert responded, striking out Mitchell Austin and then getting Hayden Williamson to ground out to end the inning.
Then, in the bottom of the ninth, the Mavericks threatened again. Wilfredo Tovar led the inning off by reaching first on a wild pitch third strike. Two batters later, Wilfre Favelo singled, again bringing up Austin as the potential tying run.
Matt Geoffrion forced Austin to pop into an infield fly for the second out, and then struck out pinch-hitter Victor Diaz to end the game.
Saturday, Aug. 20
The Senators finished off the series much like they’ve done the past 10 games, with a win and a lot of runs.
They hit double-digits in the run column again with the 10-8 win against the Mavericks to finish off the three-game sweep.