* TOP OF THE 1st, Po'Boys 0, Outlaws 0

Well, hi, everybody! ... it's series time ... I'm Ernie Harwell

bringing you New Orleans Po'Boys baseball ... keep your windows open and let the baseball in

we've got plenty of action here on WAPBA ... we're coming to you from out here at the park

where the Outlaws will host ... the visiting New Orleans Po'Boys

this is the Championship Series! ... Game Number Seven ... the final and deciding game

in this 7-game series ... for these players, the few postseason players

the record is hereby extended by a line ... the career extended by a lifetime ... right now

they're even ... 3 and... ... 3 ... at home ... their record now ... 2 and... ... 1

the Outlaws take the field here in the first ... manager sends out his squad this way

Cecil COOPER at first base ... Dave CASH at second ... Tim FOLI the shortstop

Larry PARRISH at third ... the outfield consists of ... Lou BROCK in left field

Fred LYNN in center field ... and Dave WINFIELD over in right

Thurman MUNSON is behind the plate ... batting second and DHing ... Hal McRAE

and on the mound for the Outlaws ... the left-hander Jerry KOOSMAN

this is KOOSMAN's 2nd appearance in the series ... with one loss

Jerry has worked two and two thirds ... his series ERA at 20.25

he'll be facing Po'Boys starter ... right-hander Craig SWAN

we'll tell you about him in the bottom half ... so settle in ... this is a championship game

Ken GRIFFEY leading it off

* K. GRIFFEY facing J. KOOSMAN, T 1st, No Outs, Bases Empty, Tied 0-0

The pitch ... swung on ... lined toward second ... CASH back ... it's out of reach

GRIFFEY will hold at first ... for Ken GRIFFEY, his 1st hit of the series

One on ... Ted SIMMONS walks up

* T. SIMMONS facing J. KOOSMAN, T 1st, No Outs, Runner on 1st, Tied 0-0

KOOSMAN fires it in ... towering fly ball ... back goes BROCK ... never mind ... it's out of here

home run for SIMMONS ... he seems to like base runners

Po'Boys 2, Outlaws 0

So they collect two on SIMMONS's homer ... his 3rd home run of the series

and the Po'Boys go ahead by two 2-0 ... 1st inning

for Ted SIMMONS, his 11th hit of the series ... and SIMMONS now with 12 runs batted in

Jim RICE coming up

* J. RICE facing J. KOOSMAN, T 1st, No Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 2-0

The pitch ... a towering fly ball to center ... LYNN roams over ... plenty of room

and hauls it in ... one down

One down 1st inning ... here's the right-handed hitter George FOSTER to take his swings

* G. FOSTER facing J. KOOSMAN, T 1st, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Ahead 2-0

He brings it home ... a skyscraper to deep left ... BROCK races back ... he turns left

and he stabs at the ball and has it ... for out number two

Now coming to bat for the Po'Boys Dan FORD

* D. FORD facing J. KOOSMAN, T 1st, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 2-0

KOOSMAN winds up ... just off the corner ... a base on balls

Here's Bob WATSON coming to the plate

* B. WATSON facing J. KOOSMAN, T 1st, 2 Outs, Runner on 1st, Ahead 2-0

The pitch ... ground ball to COOPER ... he flips to KOOSMAN covering ... and he tags the bag

for the third out

That'll do it for New Orleans ... 2 runs on 2 hits ... no errors ... one left

and they capture the lead ... Po'Boys 2 Outlaws coming up

* BOTTOM OF THE 1st, Po'Boys 2, Outlaws 0

The Po'Boys take the field here in the first ... get your score card ... defensively for New Orleans

Bob WATSON at first base ... Steve DILLARD at second ... Larry BOWA the shortstop

Enos CABELL at third ... the outfield consists of ... George FOSTER in left field

Dan FORD in center field ... and Ken GRIFFEY over in right ... Ted SIMMONS is behind the plate

batting in the three spot and DHing ... Jim RICE ... and going today for New Orleans

the right-hand throwing Craig SWAN ... this is SWAN's 3rd appearance in the series

with 2 losses ... Craig has worked 12 innings ... his series ERA at 4.38

it can be tough to make contact off him

Here's Lou BROCK to lead it off

* L. BROCK facing C. SWAN, B 1st, No Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 0-2

The pitch ... slow bounder to the right side ... DILLARD's there ... he juggles it

throws quickly ... just in time ... one down

Right-handed batter Hal McRAE ... steps up to face SWAN ... one away

* H. McRAE facing C. SWAN, B 1st, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Behind 0-2

The offering from SWAN ... cut on ... and missed ... McRAE goes down swinging ... two away

Fred LYNN to face SWAN

* F. LYNN facing C. SWAN, B 1st, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 0-2

The pitch is on the way ... on the corner ... that one froze LYNN ... couldn't pull the trigger

side retired

So the Outlaws go down 1-2-3 ... Outlaws behind the Po'Boys 2-0

* TOP OF THE 2nd, Po'Boys 2, Outlaws 0

KOOSMAN will now face the bottom of the Po'Boys lineup ... CABELL DILLARD and BOWA coming up

Well ... here's Enos CABELL to start it off ... right-handed batter to face KOOSMAN

* E. CABELL facing J. KOOSMAN, T 2nd, No Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 2-0

And the pitch comes in ... cut on ... ground ball to PARRISH ... he's up with it

the throw across the diamond ... out at first ... one away

Steve DILLARD coming up

* S. DILLARD facing J. KOOSMAN, T 2nd, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Ahead 2-0

KOOSMAN comes to him ... rapped right back to the mound ... KOOSMAN waves at it

oh! he caught it backhanded! ... he doesn't realize he's caught it!

now he does and he makes a snap throw to first ... got him

Two away 2nd inning ... BOWA gets set to bat against KOOSMAN

He's been on a run ... he's queued up 6 games with a hit

* L. BOWA facing J. KOOSMAN, T 2nd, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 2-0

The pitch comes in ... swung on ... toward the gap ... WINFIELD races back ... he stabs for it

and makes the catch in the webbing ... three down

No runs no hits no errors ... midway through the 2nd ... Po'Boys still leading by 2

and we'll go to the home half

* BOTTOM OF THE 2nd, Po'Boys 2, Outlaws 0

For Silver City here in the 2nd ... WINFIELD PARRISH and COOPER

To get it going for the Outlaws here's Dave WINFIELD ... bats right

* D. WINFIELD facing C. SWAN, B 2nd, No Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 0-2

The pitch to WINFIELD ... rip and a miss by WINFIELD ... and that's a strikeout ... one down

PARRISH now walks out to bat

* L. PARRISH facing C. SWAN, B 2nd, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Behind 0-2

The pitch ... just catches the plate ... see ya later

a pair of strikeouts for SWAN here in the 2nd ... two down

Cecil COOPER to hit ... two gone

* C. COOPER facing C. SWAN, B 2nd, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 0-2

The offering ... COOPER gets way under this one ... a tall one in the infield

BOWA and DILLARD are both there ... BOWA takes charge ... and COOPER is history

for the final out

The Po'Boys retire the side in order ... the score still stands 2-0 Outlaws down

as we head for the top of the third inning

* TOP OF THE 3rd, Po'Boys 2, Outlaws 0

The Outlaws will face the top of the order here in the 3rd ... GRIFFEY SIMMONS and RICE

To get it going Ken GRIFFEY

* K. GRIFFEY facing J. KOOSMAN, T 3rd, No Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 2-0

And now the pitch ... slashed toward short ... FOLI jumps ... it's over his head

single for GRIFFEY ... that's GRIFFEY's 2nd hit of the game

for Ken GRIFFEY, his 2nd hit of the series

Here comes Ted SIMMONS to take his cuts

* T. SIMMONS facing J. KOOSMAN, T 3rd, No Outs, Runner on 1st, Ahead 2-0

Firstbaseman COOPER ready for a throw from KOOSMAN ... there goes GRIFFEY

SIMMONS pokes it toward second ... and it's on into right field ... CASH had broken for second

and the ball went right through the vacated spot ... and Ken GRIFFEY owns third easily

and SIMMONS is on with a single ... beautifully executed ... 2nd hit for SIMMONS in the game

for Ted SIMMONS, his 12th hit of the series

Po'Boys with ... two on...first and third no outs ... New Orleans now sends Jim RICE to bat

* J. RICE facing J. KOOSMAN, T 3rd, No Outs, 1st and 3rd, Ahead 2-0

Outlaws playing for the double play ... GRIFFEY takes his lead at third ... KOOSMAN fires it in

hit hard to FOLI ... he's up with it ... he fires to second for one ... back to first for two

yes! ... two for the price of one ... and a run scores

Po'Boys 3, Outlaws 0

And the Po'Boys now lead 3-0

George FOSTER walking up to bat

* G. FOSTER facing J. KOOSMAN, T 3rd, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 3-0

The offering from KOOSMAN ... line drive base hit to right ... FOSTER rounds first

but WINFIELD wings it back in to CASH ... and FOSTER will settle for a single

for George FOSTER, his 11th hit of the series

Here's Dan FORD ... for New Orleans ... two gone runner on first

* D. FORD facing J. KOOSMAN, T 3rd, 2 Outs, Runner on 1st, Ahead 3-0

The pitch to FORD ... a bouncer to the right side ... COOPER can't reach it ... CASH dives

he knocks it down ... but that's all he can do ... FORD is on with an infield hit

for Dan FORD, his 6th hit of the series

The Po'Boys have ... two down runners at first and second ... Bob WATSON to hit for the Po'Boys

bats right

* B. WATSON facing J. KOOSMAN, T 3rd, 2 Outs, 1st and 2nd, Ahead 3-0

And the pitch ... WATSON pops it up behind the plate ... MUNSON tosses his mask away

he scrambles ... it's out of play ... strike one

* B. WATSON facing J. KOOSMAN, T 3rd, 2 Outs, 1st and 2nd, Ahead 3-0

The runners take their lead ... now the delivery ... swung on ... easy bouncer to CASH

he's up with it ... he flips to FOLI at second ... and they get him ... to retire the side

The half for the Po'Boys ... one run on 4 hits no errors ... they leave 2

they inch away from the Outlaws ... Outlaws on the short end 3-0

* BOTTOM OF THE 3rd, Po'Boys 3, Outlaws 0

The Outlaws will send out the bottom of the lineup ... MUNSON FOLI and CASH

To get it going Thurman MUNSON

* T. MUNSON facing C. SWAN, B 3rd, No Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 0-3

The pitch ... right in there ... he's called out on strikes ... one down

for SWAN, that's already his 5th strikeout of the game

One out 3rd inning ... next up Tim FOLI

* T. FOLI facing C. SWAN, B 3rd, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Behind 0-3

SWAN winds and fires ... high fly ball to deep right center ... FORD's racing to the track

so's GRIFFEY ... FORD waves him off ... and brings it down ... two away

Here's Dave CASH coming to the plate

* D. CASH facing C. SWAN, B 3rd, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 0-3

The pitch ... CASH bounces one toward short ... grabbed on two hops by BOWA ... makes the throw

and CASH is out at first ... to retire the side

So the Outlaws are retired in order ... the score is still 3-0 New Orleans

as we go to the top of the fourth inning

* TOP OF THE 4th, Po'Boys 3, Outlaws 0

The Po'Boys will send out the bottom of the lineup ... CABELL DILLARD and BOWA

Here's Enos CABELL to start it off ... and he hacks from the right

* E. CABELL facing J. KOOSMAN, T 4th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 3-0

KOOSMAN delivers ... CABELL hits a frozen rope ... to straightaway center ... right there is LYNN

and he gloves it for the putout ... one away

Steve DILLARD is now up

* S. DILLARD facing J. KOOSMAN, T 4th, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Ahead 3-0

The pitch ... healthy cut by DILLARD ... he's out on strikes ... two away

Larry BOWA to face KOOSMAN

* L. BOWA facing J. KOOSMAN, T 4th, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 3-0

And the pitch ... routine fly ball to right ... WINFIELD's there ... he waits on it

lowers the glove ... and makes the catch ... that's three away

So the Po'Boys go in order ... the score is still 3-0 New Orleans

as we go to the bottom of the fourth inning

* BOTTOM OF THE 4th, Po'Boys 3, Outlaws 0

Silver City now will send out the top of the order ... BROCK McRAE and LYNN

Lou BROCK to lead it off for the Outlaws ... he bats left

* L. BROCK facing C. SWAN, B 4th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 0-3

Now the pitch ... a skyscraper to deep left ... FOSTER races back ... he turns left

and he stabs at the ball and has it ... one down

Now coming up Hal McRAE

* H. McRAE facing C. SWAN, B 4th, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Behind 0-3

Now he comes home with it ... well hit ... left field ... FOSTER's back ... can o' corn ... two down

Fred LYNN coming up

* F. LYNN facing C. SWAN, B 4th, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 0-3

Here comes the pitch ... banged to right ... it's in there ... GRIFFEY fields it

LYNN starts for second ... but he's quickly back ... as the throw comes in to BOWA

single for LYNN ... and that's the 1st base knock for the Outlaws in this game

for Fred LYNN, his 6th hit of the series

Dave WINFIELD up

* D. WINFIELD facing C. SWAN, B 4th, 2 Outs, Runner on 1st, Behind 0-3

Now SWAN comes home with it ... swung on ... strike! ... LYNN is off to the races

MAKE THROW? (1-yes*, 2-no)

SIMMONS fires it down ... DILLARD tags him out ... that's three away

For the Outlaws ... no runs one hit ... so they do not tally ... Po'Boys over the Outlaws 3 nothing

and they'll try to add to that lead coming up

* TOP OF THE 5th, Po'Boys 3, Outlaws 0

We're at the head of the order for the Po'Boys ... Jerry KOOSMAN will face

GRIFFEY SIMMONS and RICE

Here's Ken GRIFFEY to start it off

* K. GRIFFEY facing J. KOOSMAN, T 5th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 3-0

The offering from KOOSMAN ... base hit center field ... LYNN's over ... scoops it up

and GRIFFEY holds first with a single ... that's GRIFFEY's 3rd hit of the game

for Ken GRIFFEY, his 3rd hit of the series

One on ... here's Ted SIMMONS to hit for the Po'Boys

the switch-hitter will bat right-handed here

* T. SIMMONS facing J. KOOSMAN, T 5th, No Outs, Runner on 1st, Ahead 3-0

The pitch ... grounded deep into the hole ... FOLI's over ... he's got it

the long throw to first ... one down ... GRIFFEY moves up

there was no way to get the lead runner

One out 5th inning ... one on ... Jim RICE to hit for the Po'Boys ... bats right

* J. RICE facing J. KOOSMAN, T 5th, 1 Out, Runner on 2nd, Ahead 3-0

GRIFFEY moves quietly toward third ... he wheels and deals ... OOOOF! ... RICE flails the air

but fails to make contact with the ball ... he heads back to the bench ... two away

George FOSTER to hit ... two gone runner on second ... for New Orleans

* G. FOSTER facing J. KOOSMAN, T 5th, 2 Outs, Runner on 2nd, Ahead 3-0

Speedy GRIFFEY edging toward third ... the pitch ... right down the middle ... that's three away

That'll do it for New Orleans ... nothing across ... there were no errors ... one left

they cannot add to their lead ... Po'Boys still with a 3 run lead

we go to the bottom of the fifth inning

* BOTTOM OF THE 5th, Po'Boys 3, Outlaws 0

The Outlaws will have ... WINFIELD PARRISH and COOPER here in the 5th

Dave WINFIELD to lead it off

* D. WINFIELD facing C. SWAN, B 5th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 0-3

He comes home ... that's batted to the right side ... WATSON fields it

and he beats WINFIELD to first ... one down

Next up...Silver City hitter Larry PARRISH

* L. PARRISH facing C. SWAN, B 5th, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Behind 0-3

The pitch is on the way ... healthy cut by PARRISH ... he's out on strikes ... two away

for SWAN strikeout number 6

Two away 5th inning ... here's Cecil COOPER

* C. COOPER facing C. SWAN, B 5th, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 0-3

SWAN into his motion ... delivers ... fly ball left field ... it's playable

FOSTER moves under it ... and he's got it ... side retired

The Po'Boys retire the side in order ... after five it's still 3-0 Po'Boys

* TOP OF THE 6th, Po'Boys 3, Outlaws 0

FORD WATSON and CABELL to bat next

To get it going for the Po'Boys here's Dan FORD

* D. FORD facing J. KOOSMAN, T 6th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 3-0

KOOSMAN to the wind ... cut on ... way out in front ... strike three ... one away

Here's Bob WATSON coming to the plate

* B. WATSON facing J. KOOSMAN, T 6th, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Ahead 3-0

Now the pitch ... over but low ... and WATSON takes first

and that's only the 2nd walk issued by KOOSMAN ... that extends the streak

now 7 games in a row on base

Enos CABELL is up next

* E. CABELL facing J. KOOSMAN, T 6th, 1 Out, Runner on 1st, Ahead 3-0

Now he comes home with it ... lofted to center ... LYNN's over ... he's under it

and he makes the catch ... two away ... WATSON retreats quickly

Okay ... next to bat for New Orleans is Steve DILLARD ... from the right ... for New Orleans

two outs WATSON down at first

* S. DILLARD facing J. KOOSMAN, T 6th, 2 Outs, Runner on 1st, Ahead 3-0

And now the pitch ... grounded deep into the hole ... FOLI has it

throws quickly to CASH covering ... three away!

The line for the Po'Boys ... no runs no hits no errors ... they leave 1

the score is still 3-0 New Orleans ... as we go to the bottom of the sixth inning

* BOTTOM OF THE 6th, Po'Boys 3, Outlaws 0

Bottom of the lineup ... MUNSON FOLI and CASH coming up

Leading off Thurman MUNSON

* T. MUNSON facing C. SWAN, B 6th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 0-3

He lets it go ... grounded to the right side ... WATSON knocks it down ... he's up with it

he flips to SWAN covering ... for the out

Silver City now sends Tim FOLI to bat ... one gone nobody on ... for Silver City

* T. FOLI facing C. SWAN, B 6th, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Behind 0-3

SWAN now ... it's deep to center ... way back ... FORD's racing to the track ... against the wall

and he makes the catch ... two gone

Here comes Dave CASH to take his cuts

* D. CASH facing C. SWAN, B 6th, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 0-3

SWAN brings it ... swung on ... a squibber in front of the plate ... SWAN is in ... picks it up

spins...fires to first ... in time

So the Outlaws go quietly ... the score is still 3-0 New Orleans

as we go to the top of the seventh inning

* TOP OF THE 7th, Po'Boys 3, Outlaws 0

For New Orleans here in the 7th ... BOWA GRIFFEY and SIMMONS

Here's Larry BOWA to start it off

* L. BOWA facing J. KOOSMAN, T 7th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 3-0

KOOSMAN to the wind ... fly ball left field ... no trouble ... BROCK moves under it

and brings it down ... for the first out

Ken GRIFFEY up there

* K. GRIFFEY facing J. KOOSMAN, T 7th, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Ahead 3-0

The pitch is on the way ... lined ... FOLI leaps ... but he won't get it

and GRIFFEY's on at first ... 4th hit for GRIFFEY in the game

for Ken GRIFFEY, his 4th hit of the series

Okay ... here's Ted SIMMONS ... batting second ... for New Orleans one away one on

* T. SIMMONS facing J. KOOSMAN, T 7th, 1 Out, Runner on 1st, Ahead 3-0

Space on the right ... GRIFFEY leading off ... and GRIFFEY takes off ... he delivers

rocketed toward third ... and he's got it in the air! ... over to first ... double play!

That'll do it for New Orleans ... nothing across ... they leave none

after six and a half it's still 3-0 Po'Boys ... okay, folks, on your feet

take a break for the 7th inning stretch

* BOTTOM OF THE 7th, Po'Boys 3, Outlaws 0

We're at the head of the order for the Outlaws ... Craig SWAN will face ... BROCK McRAE and LYNN

To get it going Lou BROCK

* L. BROCK facing C. SWAN, B 7th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 0-3

SWAN with the offering ... fly ball center field ... FORD roams back ... plenty of room

and he brings it down ... one down

Next up...Silver City hitter Hal McRAE

* H. McRAE facing C. SWAN, B 7th, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Behind 0-3

He lets it go ... just off the corner ... a base on balls ... and that's the 1st walk issued by SWAN

that was McRAE's first walk of the series

One on ... Silver City now sends Fred LYNN to bat

* F. LYNN facing C. SWAN, B 7th, 1 Out, Runner on 1st, Behind 0-3

Space on the right ... the pitch ... LYNN strokes this one ... oh, forget about it ... good-bye

home run for LYNN ... and two runs score

Po'Boys 3, Outlaws 2

So they collect two on LYNN's homer ... his 4th home run of the series ... on top ... in the series

in home runs ... and the Outlaws get within one ... and this crowd is suddenly paying attention

for Fred LYNN, his 7th hit of the series ... LYNN has now knocked in 8 runs in this series

Dave WINFIELD up

* D. WINFIELD facing C. SWAN, B 7th, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Behind 2-3

The pitch ... SWAN fans him ... two down

PARRISH now walks out to bat ... two away

* L. PARRISH facing C. SWAN, B 7th, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 2-3

Now SWAN pitches ... swung on ... big K ... and PARRISH's retired ... side retired

PARRISH has now struck out 3 times

That'll do it for Silver City ... 2 runs on one hit ... no errors ... they do some damage

and they now trail by only 1! ... the score is 3-2 as we go to the top of the eighth inning

* TOP OF THE 8th, Po'Boys 3, Outlaws 2

The Po'Boys now send up ... the heart of their order to face KOOSMAN ... the 3-4-5 hitters

RICE FOSTER and FORD

To get it going for the Po'Boys here's Jim RICE

He'll go to the pen ... on to relieve is right-hander Tom HUME ... so KOOSMAN gets his innings

he pitched seven ... his line ... 3 runs ... on 8 hits ... a homer ... 2 walks

he struck out 4 ... he can only lose it ... so a solid performance from Jerry KOOSMAN

but he cannot win this game ... for HUME ... his 4th appearance in the series

the right-hander HUME has worked five and a third ... he has a 1.69 ERA

Jim RICE will lead off the 8th ... he hits from the right

* J. RICE facing T. HUME, T 8th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 3-2

HUME winds up ... swung on ... blooped toward second ... CASH back ... and he makes the catch

one away!

George FOSTER is stepping up to hit against HUME ... he's a right-handed batter

he's their clean-up hitter

* G. FOSTER facing T. HUME, T 8th, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Ahead 3-2

Here's the pitch ... wide by a hair ... free ticket to first for FOSTER

One down 8th inning ... one on ... next to bat for New Orleans is Dan FORD ... from the right

* D. FORD facing T. HUME, T 8th, 1 Out, Runner on 1st, Ahead 3-2

Here's a pitch ... big swing ... but he got under it ... center fielder LYNN ... drifts back

he brings it down ... that's the second out ... FOSTER retreats quickly

Well, here we go ... two gone FOSTER down at first ... here's Bob WATSON

* B. WATSON facing T. HUME, T 8th, 2 Outs, Runner on 1st, Ahead 3-2

And the pitch ... punched to left ... PARRISH snags it!

The line for the Po'Boys ... oh oh and oh ... they leave 1 ... they fail to capitalize on the runner

holding a slight edge ... after seven and a half Po'Boys up by 1

* BOTTOM OF THE 8th, Po'Boys 3, Outlaws 2

The Outlaws will have ... COOPER MUNSON and FOLI here in the 8th

Alright... ... to get it going for the Outlaws here's Cecil COOPER ... he bats left-handed

He's calling for Mike MARSHALL ... so SWAN gets his innings ... he pitched seven ... his line

2 runs ... on 2 hits ... a homer ... one walk ... he struck out 8 ... he stands to win it

for MARSHALL ... his 3rd appearance in the series

the right-hander MARSHALL has worked five innings ... he has a 0.00 ERA ... one save

it's his game to save

Cecil COOPER will get it started for the Outlaws ... he bats left

* C. COOPER facing M. MARSHALL, B 8th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 2-3

MARSHALL winds up ... checked swing ... soft blooper to right ... GRIFFEY races in

DILLARD races out ... GRIFFEY has it ... they collide ... but he holds the ball

and COOPER's retired ... for the first out

MUNSON gets set to bat against MARSHALL

* T. MUNSON facing M. MARSHALL, B 8th, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Behind 2-3

MARSHALL fires it in ... routine grounder to second ... he's up with it ... he flips to WATSON

and they get him ... two away!

Silver City now sends Tim FOLI to bat ... from the right

* T. FOLI facing M. MARSHALL, B 8th, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 2-3

To the plate ... banged to left center ... FOSTER's running to the gap ... FORD's racing over

FOSTER calls him off ... and makes the catch ... side retired

So the Outlaws go in order ... the score still stands 3-2 Outlaws down

as we head for the top of the ninth inning

* TOP OF THE 9th, Po'Boys 3, Outlaws 2

HUME will now face the bottom of the Po'Boys lineup ... CABELL DILLARD and BOWA coming up

Enos CABELL will lead off the 9th ... right-handed hitter to face Tom HUME

* E. CABELL facing T. HUME, T 9th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 3-2

HUME winds up ... high fly ... left center ... LYNN's on his horse ... he'll get there ... and does

one away

Next up Steve DILLARD ... one out bases empty ... for New Orleans

Po'Boys manager Judge Griffith looking at his scoresheet

He'll buy a little insurance ... so Steve DILLARD leaves

Griffith sends the lefty Jim SPENCER to the plate ... he breaks off a willow branch

he'll take his time getting to the box

Jim SPENCER up ... at the plate in the series ... SPENCER is now 0 for 1

* J. SPENCER facing T. HUME, T 9th, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Ahead 3-2

HUME brings it to the plate ... SPENCER hits a little fly to left ... BROCK's racing in

still coming ... he's there ... and hauls it in ... two away

Larry BOWA to hit

* L. BOWA facing T. HUME, T 9th, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 3-2

The pitch ... hit to straightaway center field ... it's playable ... LYNN moves under it

and takes it in ... that's three away

So the Po'Boys go down 1-2-3 ... after eight and one half it's still 3-2 Po'Boys

* BOTTOM OF THE 9th, Po'Boys 3, Outlaws 2

For Silver City here in the 9th ... CASH BROCK and McRAE

For the Po'Boys ... Griffith now has Rafael LANDESTOY playing second ... WATSON is out of the game

Jim SPENCER remains in the game ... he goes to first base for the Po'Boys

Dave CASH will get it started for the Outlaws ... bats from the right

Outlaws manager looking at his scoresheet

He's going to his bench ... so Dave CASH leaves ... sends the lefty Terry CROWLEY to the plate

he shoulders the bat

Terry CROWLEY walking up to bat ... for Terry his first at bat in the series

capable of some fine hitting

* T. CROWLEY facing M. MARSHALL, B 9th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 2-3

The pitch ... that's high and deep by CROWLEY ... FORD is on the run ... on the run

it's starting to tail away from him ... and it drops in ... CROWLEY is headed for second

he's in to second ahead of the throw ... so fasten your seat belts once again

the tying run is now at second base

Okay ... here's Lou BROCK ... for Silver City ... nobody out runner on second

Outlaws skipper walking down the bench

We have a break in the action ... will send in Junior KENNEDY ... to run for CROWLEY

KENNEDY takes his place at second base ... he's fast ... MARSHALL will keep an eye on him

Here we go ... here's Lou BROCK ... he's their lead-off hitter ... runner on second no outs

* L. BROCK facing M. MARSHALL, B 9th, No Outs, Runner on 2nd, Behind 2-3

MARSHALL looks back at KENNEDY on second ... MARSHALL comes to the plate ... and he takes it

strike! ... and they've got KENNEDY off second ... SIMMONS fires down ... LANDESTOY's tag

OUT!...picked off ... quick throw by Ted SIMMONS ... that's one! ... well, sports fans

the Po'Boys have cut off the tying run

and it's a long trip back to the dugout for Junior KENNEDY

* L. BROCK facing M. MARSHALL, B 9th, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Behind 2-3

The pitch ... fastball ... bounced up the middle ... LANDESTOY over ... and it's through

base hit for BROCK ... the tying run is on ... for Lou BROCK, his 10th hit of the series

Okay ... Hal McRAE is stepping up to hit against MARSHALL ... he's a right-handed batter

BROCK on first one down

* H. McRAE facing M. MARSHALL, B 9th, 1 Out, Runner on 1st, Behind 2-3

BROCK bluffs going ... BROCK going with the pitch ... he delivers

McRAE slaps one to the right side ... LANDESTOY stabs for it ... it's by him!

LANDESTOY had broken for second ... and the ball sneaked through the hole

BROCK moves easily to third ... and McRAE is on with a single

perfectly placed through the hole left by the Po'Boys infield ... so here we go, sports fans

that puts the tying run at third ... for Hal McRAE, his 1st hit of the series

One down 9th inning ... two on ... Fred LYNN walks up

* F. LYNN facing M. MARSHALL, B 9th, 1 Out, 1st and 3rd, Behind 2-3

Infielders back ... MARSHALL looks BROCK back to third ... the pitch

LYNN drives a liner to deep center ... FORD is racing back ... it's off the wall

FORD corrals the ball ... BROCK scores ... tie game ... McRAE rounds third

TRY TO SCORE? (1-yes, 2-no*)

they're waving him in

THROW HOME? (1-yes, 2-no*)

here comes the throw home

TRY FOR THIRD ON THROW? (1-yes, 2-no*)

LYNN's going for third

CUT IT TO THIRD? (1-yes, 2-no*)

here's the play at the plate ... and he's ... SAFE!...SIMMONS dropped the throw

the run scores! ... McRAE plowed into him hard and knocked the ball loose ... unbelievable!

the gamble pays off

Po'Boys 3, Outlaws 4

Outlaws win ... Game 7 goes to the Outlaws!! ... spurred on by the disciplined leadership of

in dramatic fashion they have beaten the Po'Boys

LYNN has won this game with a clutch 9th inning hit

an exciting series game nevertheless, sports fans ... the Po'Boys have fallen to the Outlaws 4-3

here's the line ... for the Outlaws ... 4 runs on 6 hits ... no errors

they leave only one runner! ... for the Po'Boys ... 3 runs on 8 hits ... one misadventure

and they leave 6 ... HUME gets the win...his 1st ... his record now 1 and 0

MARSHALL takes the loss...his 1st ... his record now 0 and 1

so that winds up this 7-game series ... Outlaws take the series ... 4-3

that's it for this time until next time ... Ernie Harwell and WAPBA leaving you from Silver City

Outlaws take this one from the Po'Boys ... 4-3

FINAL SCORE : Po'Boys 3, Outlaws 4