It's Star Wars night at Jerry Robertson Field. One Imperial Stormtrooper spotted so far. Also spotted: Cory Faulkner warming up in the bullpen.
Astros go down 1-2-3 in the top of the first.
Ground rule double by Haslett moves Witt to third base. A pop up by Cyr lands right on the right field line, falling between three Astros and scoring two runs. A single by Nick Parent moves Cyr to third. One out. Carlson strikes out. Kivett grounds out to second, close play. Giants are up 2-0 after one complete.
Top of the second: Astros get a hit but leave the runner stranded. Still 2-0 Topeka.
Bottom of the second. Walks by
Whoa...technical difficulties I guess. Not sure where the third inning (or most of the second) went. Giants scored 7 runs in the third. It's 9-0 Topeka going into the fourth.
Astros go down 1-2-3 in the top of the fourth.
Bottom of the fourth. Parent grounds out. Carlson doubles to right. Carlson steals third. Carlson scores on a single by Kibbet. Pitching change for the Astros. Longmore singles. Williamson grounds out to second. Kibbett scores on the play. Boyer grounds out. 11-0 Topeka after four.
No runs, not hits for the Astros in the top of the fifth.
Bottom of the fifth. Witt walks. Witt steals second. Witt moves to third on passed ball. Haslett grounds out, Witt stays at third. RBI triple by Cyr off the centerfield walk. Parent grounds out. Cyr scores on the play. Carlson walks. Kibbet pops out into foul territory. 13-0 Topeka.
Dale Ricketts turns the hose on his teammates between innings.
Three groundouts for Air Capital in the top of the sixth. New pitcher comes out for the Astros in the bottom of the sixth.
Bottom of the sixth. Longmore singles to right. Williamson hits a ground ball up the middle, Astros second baseman and shortstop collide on the play. Nobody hurt. Nobody out. Boyer walks. Bases are loaded. No outs. Witt doubles off the wall. Two runs score. Haslett doubles to center. Another run scores. Tobi Cowdin pinch hits for Cyr. He reaches on a fielders choice. Parent flies out to right. Single by Carlson. Two runs score. Kibbett grounds out. 18-0 Topeka.
Astros go down 1-2-3. Game ends after seven innings. Giants had 18 runs on 14 hits. No errors. Astros had no runs on one hit with 2 errors. Faulkner gets a one hit shutout in the truncated game.
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