Charlston Battery - 2046 World Series ChampionSeven Games. Outstanding Pitching. The Charlston Battery won the 2046 World Series 4 games to 3 over the Boston Braves behind the arms of Jake Arietta (2-0, 17 IP, 2.11 ERA, .82 WHIP, 10.06 K/9) and Series MVP Don Sutton (2-0, 18 IP, 1.50 ERA, .62 WHIP, 6.5 K/9).
Down 3 games to 2, The Battery returned home for game 6 and Arietta pitched 8 strong innings, giving up only 1 run on 5 hits, striking out 8, leading the Battery to a 5-1 victory. The Battery scored 4 runs in the 5th behind a 2 run double by Mike Trout,
The Battery put the ball in Sutton’s hands for game 7 and he pitched a 2 hit gem bringing the Championship to Charlston with a 4-1 victory. The Braves only run came in the 1st on a solo Home Run by Andrelton Simmons. Manny Ramirez scored the go ahead run in the 4th inning on a FC grounder by Hanley Ramirez, and that was all Sutton needed.
The Braves had taken a 3-2 series lead behind the spectacular pitching of Jason Schmidt (2-0, 18 IP, 1.00 ERA, .50 WHIP, 12.5 K/9). Schmidt pitched two 4 hitters, in game 1 and again in game 5. Simmons led the Braves offense in game 5, driving in 3 runs on a solo shot in the 1st and a 2 run double in the 5th. Game 4 was an offensive shootout which the Braves took 10-7 evening the series 2-2. John Buck crushed two Home Runs, driving in 5 runs for the Braves.
Hanley Ramirez led the Battery to a 8-3 game 2 victory, driving in 5 runs on 2 Home Runs. Game 3 was a hard fought pitching duel between Sutton and Robbie Ray. The Braves took the early lead 2-0 behind a solo Home Run by Willie McCovey, but Sutton closed the door, and Manny Ramirez hit a 2 run Homer in the 8th to give the Battery the victory 3-2.
Mike Trout led the offense for the Battery finishing with a .300 Avg, .967 OPS, 3 doubles, 1 HR and 4 RBI.