Results - Fall 2019  



D'Backs 0 1 1 0 2 X X X X 4 4 3
Thunder 0 0 4 0 0 X X X X 4 7 4


ND: Josh Mowrey

Thunder Tie

11/24/2019 - The Diamondbacks and Thunder tied Sunday morning at Seminole Palms Park due to inclement weather, as the T-Men held on to 3rd place in their division. 


Errors appeared to have cost the Thunder a win, as the D'Backs scored 3 unearned runs, two of which came in the top of the 5th, a half inning before the game was called for rain. It remains to be seen if the tie will prove costly in the teams hunt for a playoff position. 


Josh Mowrey started on the mound and threw well, striking out 2 while allowing one earned run via 4 hits. Offensively, Eric Gormley singled and doubled while driving in one, while Shawn Chiaramonte, Matt Ziemak (RBI), Darren Hansen, Erick Abreu and Daniel Hansen each singled. 


The team takes on the 1st place Beach Bums after the Thanksgiving break. 



Thunder 2 3 0 0 2 5 1 4 X 17 21 2
Sugar Kings 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 X 5 8 2


WP: Josh Mowrey

Weston & Ziemak Club 4 Hits

11/17/2019 - The Thunder outhit the Sugar Kings 21-8, as the team run-ruled the Kings Sunday afternoon at West Boynton Park.


Tyler Weston returned to the club and led the team with four hits, three singles and a double, while knocking in four runs and scoring two of his own. Matt Ziemak also hit three singles and a double, as he scored three times and knocked in one.


Jorge Diaz also had a stellar return to the team, as he banged out three singles, scoring twice. Greg Nicholson followed suit with three singles of his own, pushing across two runs while scoring three times. Mike DeLeeuw (2 RBI) and Erick Abreu (RBI) each singled twice, while Darren Hansen (2 RBI), Eric Morales (2 RBI) and newcomer Jordan Diaz (RBI) each had a base knock.  


Alex Pagano started the game and tossed two clean innings, but ran into problems in the 3rd when he walked two and allowed 2 hits. Three of the four runs scored were earned, as an infield error helped fuel the fire. Josh Mowrey pitched the final 5 innings, giving up only one run in route to his fourth win of the season. 





Thunder 3 0 0 7 0 0 X X X 10 8 1
Piranha 0 0 0 0 0 0 X X X 0 4 2


WP: Josh Mowrey

Thunder Shut Out Piranha

11/3/2019 - The T-Men jumped out early on the Piranha in a rain-shortened game, as the team improved to 4-2 on the fall season. 


RHP Shaun Garceau made his season debut Sunday morning at Seminole Palms Park. Garceau started the game and tossed three scoreless, striking out 7 while allowing 3 hits and no runs. Josh Mowrey threw 3 scoreless innings as well, picking up his third win while striking out two and giving up one hit. Through 6 games, Mowrey has a stellar 1.88 ERA. 


Greg Nicholson (two singles, RBI) and Eric Morales (two singles, RBI) accounted for half of the Thunder hits. But the loudest hit belonged to catcher Darren Hansen (3 RBI), as he smashed a triple with bases loaded in the 4th, which cleared the bases and put the game out of reach. Matt Ziemak, Luke Drayer (RBI) and Eric Gormley pitched in with singles, while Keaton Ijams helped create traffic with two walks. Daniel Hansen also walked, as he picked up an RBI in the 4th with bases loaded. 


The team resumes play in two weeks in an afternoon battle against the Sugar Kings. 


Bums 2 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 1 9 11 5
Thunder 1 0 1 2 0 0 4 0 0 8 10 5


LP: Garrett Rogers

Late Run Sinks Thunder 

10/27/2019 - An error allowed the Beach Bums to push across the winning run in the 9th inning, dropping the Thunder into third place with a 3-2 record. 


Defensive miscues are piling up for the Thunder, as the team has committed 12 errors over the last three games. If things don't tighten up, the T-Men could be the odd-man-out come playoffs. 


The biggest recipient of those errors this season has been starter Josh Mowrey, with this game being no exception. Four of the five errors made happened while Mowrey battled hitters on two days rest after throwing five innings. Mowrey ended up tossing another five innings, but the extra pitches took a toll as he gave up six runs, of which only two were earned. Garrett Rogers handled the last four innings, but ran into trouble in the 7th when Jason Bryan (JB) clubbed a two-run homerun, tying the game at eight. In the 9th, the Bums leadoff man reached on an infield error and scored on a double by skipper Dave Salley. Unable to get anything going in the bottom of the inning, Rogers was charged with the loss. 


The offense managed ten hits, but half of them came from two players - Matt DeLeeuw (3 RBI) singled twice and rocked a triple which cleared the bases and put the Thunder ahead by two, and Matt Ziemak added two singles. Shawn Chiaramonte, Darren Hansen (RBI), Eric Gormley, Garrett Rogers and Daniel Hansen contributed with a single each, while Greg Nicholson and Tyler Ziemak picked up RBI's on Fielders Choice. 


 The team takes on the Piranha next Sunday at Seminole Palms Park in Royal Palm Beach, FL. 


Tigres 0 0 1 0 1 1 4 0 x 7 9 6
Thunder 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 x 8 9 3


WP: Chris Young


Thunder Nip Los Tigres


10/24/2019 - The T-Men scored 5 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to squeak out a win as time expired Thursday night at the Santaluces Sports Complex. 


So far, one big inning this fall has determined the outcome of each game for the Thunder. This week they were on the right side of a crooked number as the team took advantage of 4 walks, 2 errors, 5 passed balls and a wild pitch in the 8th inning, scoring five runs and stealing a win away from the Los Tigres. 


Each team had nine hits and thanks to a rainy night both teams were plagued with an unusual amount of errors. Additionally, both pitching staffs had control problems, issuing a hight amount of walks and wild pitches. 


Josh Mowrey tossed the first five innings and left the game with a 3-2 lead, allowing two unearned runs, striking out two while scattering 7 hits. Matt Sergey threw the next inning and a third but battled mother nature as wet baseballs were responsible for five walks. Sergey struck out four and gave up two hits, but passed balls and wild pitches helped the Tigres score five runs before Darren Hansen relieved Sergey to get the final two outs of the 7th inning. Chris Young tossed a 1-2-3 eight inning, striking out two of the batters he faced, as he picked up his first win of the season after the Thunder scored five in the bottom of the 8th. 


Mike DeLeeuw was a homerun shy of the cycle as he banged out three hits on the night. Luke Drayer singled twice, while Darren Hansen, Greg Nicholson (RBI), and father-son combo Matt and Tyler Ziemak helped the cause with one single apiece.  



Thunder 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 7 4
D'Backs 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 9 11 1


LP: Alex Pagano

D'Backs Score Early

10/20/2019 - The Diamondbacks took full advantage of five walks in the first two innings, adding five hits, as they jumped out to a 6-0 lead and never looked back.


Not much went right for the Thunder Sunday morning, as the T-Men lost thier first game of the fall season. Facing live batters for the first time in quite awhile, newcomer Alex Pagano struggled a bit with control as he walked five and allowed six runs over the first inning and a third. Four errors, wild pitches and passed balls added to the messy morning, while the offense sputtered a bit. All in all, a total recipe for disaster. 


Offensively, Shawn Chiaramonte and Mike DeLeeuw continued their hot hitting as they each singled twice. Eric Gormley singled and clobbered a double to deep center field, while Luke Drayer ripped added another double, driving in Gormley. 


The team takes on the Los Tigres this coming Thursday night at Santaluces.  


Thunder 0 0 0 1 5 1 0 1 X 8 9 2
Tigres 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 X 4 7 3


WP: Josh Mowrey



Thunder Improve To 2-0

10/13/2019 - In a rematch of last season's championship game, the T-Men beat the Los Tigres Sunday afternoon at West Boynton Park (Park Vista) and improved to 2-0. 


With the game tied at one, the Thunder offense exploded for five runs in the top of the 5th as they walked twice and banged out five of their nine hits, taking a 6-1 lead over the defending champions. During the inning, Tyler Ziemak and Eric Gormley walked, newcomer Luke Drayer, Shawn Chiaramonte (RBI) and Darren Hansen (2 RBI) doubled, and Mike DeLeeuw and Greg Nicholson singled. On the day, Nicholson (RBI) led the way with three singles and Mike DeLeeuw (RBI) singled and hit a solo shot in the 8th. Luke Drayer made his season debut with a single, double and earned an RBI on a bases loaded walk. 


Josh Mowrey faced 29 batters through seven innings, striking out 6 while scattering six hits enroute to his second win of the fall season. The skies started to open in the 8th, making for a challenging and eventful 8th inning for Erick Abreu, as slippery baseballs led to a hit batter and two wild pitches, which allowed the Los Tigres to push two runs across before the inning ended and the game was called. 


Bears 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 12 1
Thunder 2 1 1 0 0 0 5 0 x 9 13 1


WP: Josh Mowrey


T-Men Win Fall Opener

10/6/2019 - The Thunder scored five runs in the bottom of the 7th to pull away from the Bears to win their fall opener Sunday morning at the Santaluces Sports Complex. 


Pitchers Jonah Backenstro and Chris Young knocked off some rust as they made their season debut Sunday morning, each facing batters for the first time in months. Backenstro started the game, walked two and struck out one, with Young following and giving up two walks as well. The Bears collected four hits and scored four of their five runs off the rookies.


RHP Erick Abreu returned to action for the Thunder, hurt his leg while running the bases, then powered through and pitched 2 2/3 innings. Abreu struck out six and allowed no runs on his first trip back to the mound in over a year. Josh Mowrey tossed the last 4 innings and picked up his first win of the season, as he struck out two and allowed one run. 


The offense had thirteen hits, with last year's batting champ, Darren Hansen (RBI), and Shawn Chiaramonte leading the way with two singles each. Eric Gormley ripped a triple, while Mike DeLeeuw, Greg Nicholson (2 RBI), Eric Morales, Daniel Hansen, Brian Fitzsimmons (RBI), Tyler Ziemak (RBI), Keaton Ijams and Matt Ziemak (2 RBI) all singled. Danny LaPerna helped create additional traffic on the bases, aiding the cause with three walks. 


The team returns to action next Sunday, in an afternoon tilt with the Los Tigres.