Trotters take TC MSBL title
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The Trotters defeated the Stallions 5-4 to take the Twin City Men’s Senior Baseball League championship Saturday at the PONY Complex.
Trotters starter Mike Badorek (pictured) hurled a complete-game victory, surrendering six hits and two walks with nine strikeouts. The Trotters’ Chris Warren had three hits, including two doubles, and scored twice. Jim Broadbear had two hits and two RBI while Mike Orgler also had two hits for the Trotters.
The Trotters rallied from a 4-1 deficit with four runs in the bottom of the fifth. With one out, Jeff Jacob doubled and scored on a single by Adam Nielsen. Warren doubled, Orgler singled in a run, and Badorek followed with a sacrifice fly to tie the score.Â Broadbear singled home the go-ahead run.
The Stallions threatened in the ninth with a two-out single by Jon Berry, but the Trotters’ Tom Shadid hauled in Chris Kaufman‘s long fly to centerfield for the final out.
Tom Whiting took the loss for the Stallions despite a league record 16 strikeouts in eight innings.