Saturday, March 23, 2013

ChiSox School A’s


Game 1 – Mitchell Page’s line drive to center in the 5th skimmed over the 420-foot sign in CF at Comiskey Park and proved to be the difference as the Athletics topped the White Sox 2-1 in a Memorial Day weekend series opener. Alan Wirth (4-4) and Bob Lacey combined on a 2-hitter.

Game 2 – Wilbur Wood (4-5) scored an A+ with a 1-hit shutout as Chicago evened the series with a 4-0 win. The veteran knuckleballer yielded only a 2nd inning single to Glenn Burke. Wayne Nordhagen led the SouthSide offense with 2 hits and 2 RBI.

Game 3 – Ralph Garr singled home Lamar Johnson in the bottom of the 14th in the first game of a Memorial Day twinbill to lift the ChiSox to a 3-2 win. Jorge Orta smacked a 2-run HR in the 8th to tie it, after Gary Alexander’s 2-run shot in the 2nd drew first blood for Oakland.

Game 4 – Wayne Nordhagen’s (3 RBI) 2-run single in the 7th proved to be the game-winner as the ChiSox hung on for a 6-4 victory in the nightcap and a sweep of the DH. Post-game fireworks seemed extra colorful on the South Side.

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