Another morning start awaits Capahas today

Wednesday, August 2, 2006

Plaza Tire plays the Austin (Texas) Gold Sox in an elimination game.

The Plaza Tire Capahas return to action in the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan., at 8 a.m. this morning against the Austin (Texas) Gold Sox in an elimination-bracket game.

The Capahas had lost Saturday morning 12-4 to the Houston Apollos.

The Gold Sox won their opening game in the tournament on Saturday, beating the Oklahoma A's 11-4. but they lost 7-3 to the Havasu (Ariz.) Heat in a game that ended at about 2:10 Tuesday morning.

For the Capahas (21-10), Chris Gibson, Bryan Kurt and Scott Hubbard each had two hits in the opening loss.

The Capahas, making their 25th straight NBC World Series appearance, are 1-7 at the event since 2003.

The Gold Sox banged out 18 hits in their opening win, as Steven Siers was 5-for-5, Matt Warren was 4-for-4 and Ryan Goins had five RBI.

Warren and Goins had two hits in their loss on Monday night/Tuesday morning, while Heath Keel had three hits.

The winner of this morning's game plays Friday.

Griffons play Thursday

The Nevada (Mo.) Griffons, with Notre Dame High School graduate Matt Wulfers, will play 10 p.m. Thursday against the El Dorado (Kan.) Broncos for a berth in the winners bracket quarterfinals.

After beating the Military All-Stars 15-2 on Friday, the Griffons beat the Chillicothe (Mo.) Mudcats 12-6 on Saturday night.

Wulfers, the No. 5 hitter, was 1-for-4 with a run scored.

Wulfers is headed to Southeast Missouri State this fall after transferring from Missouri.

Another member of the Griffons transferring to Southeast this year, Matt Wagner, was 2-for-4 with an RBI in Saturday's game.

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