(October 6, 2021 – Euless, TX) His box score was almost cliche. Fake. Fake news, some will proclaim. As the character Neo from the movie, “The Matrix” would have put so lightly, “No.”
Travis Hitzeman alone took out the Brewers ball club Wednesday night in a matchup with the Spirits that wasn’t just lopside, but rather, one-sided. Hitzeman finished a perfect 4-for-4, adding a 2-run double and his second grand slam of the season to his four hit total. He scored twice and belted in 10 runs as the Spirits (40+) fall squad broke the Brewers spirits with a 24 to 0, landslide win.
As if watching the hammer drop from the offensive side wasn’t enough, Spirits starter, Duane Aponte also showed no mercy from the hill. Aponte tossed 5 scoreless innings, allowing just 3 hits, no walks, while striking out 4. Every Spirits hitter reached the plate 5 times in 5 innings, and only 2 of the Brewers hitters saw 2 at-bats.
Every Spirits hitter hit safely, with only two hitters getting less than two hits. Aaron Wilson, Shawn Hunt, and Kirk Sipila each finished with a pair of hits, with Wilson adding adding a double, 2 walks, 4 runs scored, and an RBI. Sipila walked once and scored 3 times. David Tipton finished with 3 hits, an RBI, and 3 runs scored. Eric McPherson, Hitzeman, and Aponte each finished with 4 hits, with McPherson adding 3 runs batted in and 5 runs scored, and Aponte adding 3 RBIs and 3 runs scored. Stacy Scott was the only hitter not to score, with each of the other Spirits scoring at least twice before the dust settled.
Earl German finished 1-for-2, with 2 runs scored, and 2 RBIs and he was also hit 3 times by Brewers pitching. The Spirits finished with 23 hits on the night, going 23-for-36 (.639) with 7 free trips to first, and 21 runs batted in.
The team returns to action and reality next Wednesday night when they host the Rangers on Legends Field at Texas Star. First pitch is at 8:45PM and you can click here for additional schedule details.
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