Game 3: Niekro’s complete game lifts Flash past Thunder

Monkey edge Glovers in 13 innings

Phil Niekro pitched a four-hit shutout with four strikeouts, while Andre Dawson was 2 for 4 with two doubles and two RBI as the Fort Lauderdale Flash beat the Rolling Thunder 6-0 to win their first game of the season.

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Rafael Palmeiro and Johnny Bench each added three hits and a RBI in the win. Frank Tanana took the loss, giving up 10 hits and five earned runs in 5 2/3 innings.

In the other game, Dave Winfield singled home Rickey Henderson in the top of the 13th inning to lead the Chunky Monkey past the Golden Glovers 3-2.

Dennis Eckersley got the win in relief, pitching two hitless innings with three strikeouts. Roger Clemens went eight shutout innings with five strikeouts, while Stephen Strasburg pitched six shutout innings with eight strikeouts.

Flash 6, Thunder 0

2016 THUNDER          AB   R   H  BI   
JETER           SS     4   0   1   0    
SANDBERG        2B     4   0   0   0    
EDMONDS         CF     3   0   0   0    
BONDS           LF     3   0   2   0    
HELTON          1B     3   0   0   0    
ROLEN           3B     4   0   0   0    
MURPHY          RF     3   0   0   0    
NAPOLI           C     3   0   1   0    
TANANA           P     2   0   0   0    
BETANCES         P     0   0   0   0    
MAUER           PH     1   0   0   0    
SHANTZ           P     0   0   0   0    
           TOTALS     30   0   4   0    

2016 FLASH            AB   R   H  BI   
LOFTON          LF     4   1   2   0    
BANKS           SS     5   1   1   0    
PALMEIRO        1B     5   2   3   1    
GRIFFEY         CF     4   0   1   1    
BENCH            C     4   1   3   1    
DAWSON          RF     4   1   2   2    
B ROBINSON      3B     4   0   1   0    
LEMKE           2B     3   0   1   1    
NIEKRO           P     4   0   0   0    
           TOTALS     37   6  14   6    

2016 THUNDER        IP  H  R ER BB SO   
TANANA          L  5.2 10  5  5  2  3   
BETANCES           1.1  3  1  1  1  2   
SHANTZ             1.0  1  0  0  1  1   

2016 FLASH          IP  H  R ER BB SO   
NIEKRO          W  9.0  4  0  0  3  4   

  2B:DAWSON(2)                          
  SB:BANKS                              
 HBP:GRIFFEY(BY SHANTZ)                 

Monkey 3, Glovers 2 (13 innings)

2016 MONKEY           AB   R   H  BI   
PHILLIPS        3B     6   0   1   0    
HENDERSON       CF     6   1   2   0    
ROBINSON        LF     5   0   0   0    
OH              1B     5   0   0   0    
WINFIELD        RF     6   0   3   1    
KENDALL          C     5   1   0   0    
FRANCO          2B     5   1   1   0    
MARINA          SS     4   0   1   1    
STRASBURG        P     2   0   0   0    
VERNON          PH     1   0   0   0    
L SMITH          P     1   0   0   0    
DYSON            P     0   0   0   0    
HUNTER          PH     0   0   0   0    
ECKERSLEY        P     0   0   0   0    
           TOTALS     46   3   8   2    

2016 GLOVERS          AB   R   H  BI   
ICHIRO          RF     6   0   0   0    
ZOBRIST         CF     6   0   0   0    
WAGNER          SS     6   0   1   0    
THOMAS          1B     5   1   1   0    
GREEN           LF     6   1   2   0    
HOILES           C     5   0   1   1    
KEPPINGER       3B     5   0   2   0    
DARST           2B     4   0   0   1    
CLEMENS          P     2   0   0   0    
KOTSAY          PH     1   0   0   0    
PLESAC           P     0   0   0   0    
GARBER           P     0   0   0   0    
SANDERS         PH     1   0   0   0    
WINSTON          P     0   0   0   0    
MCGEE           PH     1   0   0   0    
HATCHER          P     0   0   0   0    
           TOTALS     48   2   7   2    

2016 MONKEY         IP  H  R ER BB SO   
STRASBURG          6.0  2  0  0  1  8   
L SMITH            2.1  4  2  2  0  0   
DYSON              2.2  1  0  0  1  3   
ECKERSLEY       W  2.0  0  0  0  0  3   

2016 GLOVERS        IP  H  R ER BB SO   
CLEMENS            8.0  3  0  0  3  5   
PLESAC             0.2  3  2  2  0  1   
GARBER             0.1  0  0  0  0  0   
WINSTON            3.0  1  0  0  1  1   
HATCHER         L  1.0  1  1  0  0  1   

   E:PHILLIPS(2),GREEN,FRANCO,DARST     
  DP:16 JM (1),16 DD (2)                
  2B:WINFIELD(2)                        
  SB:MARINA,THOMAS,KEPPINGER            
  SH:ROBINSON                           
  WP:GARBER                             
BALK:GARBER                             
 HBP:THOMAS(BY ECKERSLEY)               
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