Lead Story - 2/2/2021
Champlain Green Sox – 2055 World Series ChampionThe Champlain Green Sox won back to back World Championships beating the Torquay Tropics 4 games to 2.
The Tropics took the first two games of the Series. John Lackey led the way in Game 1 holding the Green Sox to 2 runs on 5 hits to take the victory 4-2. Game 2 was a thriller. The Green Sox took the early lead 2-1 in the first inning, and the Tropics tied it in the 2nd with a solo homer by Chris Hoiles. In the 6th, the Topics extended the lead on a 2 run Homer by John Lowenstein his second of the day. Leading 4-3 in the 9th, the Tropics extended the lead to 8-3 behind Luis Castillo’s RBI double and a 2 run homer by Jack Clark. The Green Sox tried to rally scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th, but Craig Kimbrel shut the rally down giving the Tropics a 2-0 Series lead with the 8-6 victory.
As they did in the 2054 World Series, the Green Sox were ready to rally from a 2 game World Series deficit. Walks plagued the Tropics in this Series, giving up 25, and the Green Sox took full advantage. In Game 3 the Green Sox took the lead early, led by Series MVP Dave Martinez’ 3rd inning, 2 run homer. After widening the lead to 6-1 in the 5th, they added 2 in the 9th on Martinez’ RBI double to take the game 8-3.
Martinez hit .538 for the Series with a 2.038 OPS, 2 doubles, 5 Home Runs and 9 RBI.
In Game 4, John Lester got the complete game win, holding the Tropics to 2 runs on 7 hits. Down 2-1 in the top 6th, Josh Donaldson gave the Green Sox a lead they would not relinquish with a 2 run homer, evening the series at 2 games each with a 5-2 victory.
Game 5 was all offense with 28 hits in the game. The Green Sox used the long ball efficiently. Jim Edmonds opened the scoring with a 2 run home run in the 1st, and Willie Randolph followed with a 2 run homer in the 2nd. Down 5-0, the Tropics responded as Clark and Lowenstein each hit 2 run home runs in the bottom of the 3rd narrowing the lead to 5-4. The Tropics then scored 4 more in the 5th on 2 run doubles by Alex Rodriguez and Chris Hoiles to take the lead 8-6. That lead did not last long. The Green Sox scored 4 in the 6th behind a 2 run Homer by Clark and a 2 run triple by Randolph. In the 7th, the Sox put the game out of reach. Martinez hit a 2 run homer and back to back RBI doubles by Garry Maddox and Cal Ripken gave the victory to Champlain 15-10.
The Green Sox bats continued to dominate in Game 6. Edgardo Alfonzo started the scoring with a 2 run home run in the 1st. In the 2nd, Jim Edmonds cleared the bases with a huge Grand Slam. Adding 2 insurance runs in the 4th, R.A. Dickey cruised to a 9-1 victory allowing only 6 hits with the complete game win, giving Champlain the World Series Championship.
Lowenstein led the Tropics offense with a .333 Avg, 1.381 OPS, 2 triples, 2 Home Runs and 7 RBI.
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