Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Adamson ends Ateneo’s six-game win streak.

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Adamson ends Ateneo’s six-game win streak.
by rick olivares pics by brosi

Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium
Malate, Manila
The Adamson Falcons overhauled a six run deficit with solid hitting and pitching to deal the Ateneo Blue Eagles their first loss, 14-11, in seven matches in the UAAP Season 74 baseball tournament.

The Ateneo Blue Eagles chased pitcher Laurence Ruiz from the game as they scored seven runs in the top of the sixth inning to go up 11-5. Third baseman Matt Laurel capped the assault with a towering homerun to the centerfield bleachers (some 390 feet) off a 1-1 count when Warren Vispo’s hanging slider.

The Falcons answered right back at the bottom of the inning when catcher Nelson Salazar belted a two-run homer to the left field seats. With two outs, the Falcons peppered Aids Bernardo who after pitching four innings was having location problems. Aggressive base running also helped Adamson as two runners dashed for home behind a wild pitch by Bernardo that older brother Bocc, at catcher, misplayed. By the time, Bernardo struck out shortstop Jennald Pareja, the once imposing lead was sliced down to 11-10.

The Falcons hit for the cycle and gave Vispo some much-needed rest. By the time he took the mound, he fanned the side on 11 pitches.

In the seventh inning, Adamson loaded the bases with Vispo driving in two runs to take the lead, 12-11. Bernardo was relived on the hill by Kevin Ramos but two more runs went through home plate to make it 14-11.

Ateneo threatened in the top of the eighth when Charles Catangui singled, Matt Laurel walked, and Kirk Long singled to load the bases. But Dylan Tantuico’s sharp shot was snagged by Adamson’s second baseman.

The loss ended Ateneo’s six game win streak but the Blue Batters remained in first place in the league standings. Adamson went to 3-4 and remained at fifth place.

2 Melvin Rosita 3B
9 Jennald Pareja SS
12 Jeremy Lavado RF
11 Nelson Salazar C
47 Mark Kakisako LF
13 Laurence Ruiz P
16 Maclyn Samorin CF
15 Warren Vispo 2B
10 Jay Vizcarra 1B

19 Adriane Ros Bernardo SS
3 Kevin John Ramos 2B
17 Charles Jason Catangui 1B
11 Matt Laurel 3B
12 Luke Paolo Bernardo C
14 Felipe Claudio Remollo DH
10 Gabriel Bagamasbad LF
21 Kirk Long RF
5 Felipe Carlos Remollo CF
63 Dylan Tantuico P

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