June 17, 2008

Today, we look back at another thrilling Scrappers season opener in the Back Corner of the Eastwood Mall parking lot, This time, however, how the game ended isn’t the story, it;s who ended it.

Shortstop Lonnie Chisenhall, the Indians top pick earlier that month, found himself at second base with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, having already scored two of the Scrappers’ three runs so far in the tied contest. He was now the lead runner as fellow middle infielder Isaias Velasquez had been forced out at third for he second out of the inning.

First baseman Brock Simpson was now at the plate. He made contact with the ball and sent it into center field where it found…the grass! Chisenhall ran the 180 feet to home to score the winning run, his third of his professional debut.

He would go on to score 304 more in the minors and 261 in the major leagues for a professional total of 568 runs so far.


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