2002 Federal Division Champions!

Road Kill run over Angels!

Road Kill left fielder Chris McIntire, Second Baseman, John Popka and Pitcher, T.J. Bowles collected a trio of hits to lead the Lake Arrowhead Road Kill to a come from behind victory over the Conejo Angels in the Federal Division Championship game at JetHawk Stadium in LAncaster.

Already trailing 6-0 in the bottom of the third, Road Kill rallied for three runs on a RBI double by centerfielder, Daken Shaker scoring shortstop, Kevin Kump. Next T.J. Bowles helped out by driving in Shaker with a single.

Bowles who pitched only three innings giving up six earned runs by allowing seven hits, two walks and two hit batters was replaced by Greg Matheni in the top of the fourth.

In the bottom of the fourth, Road Kill continued it's agressive bunting and baserunning. McIntyre lead off with a single, stole second, went to third on a bad throw and then scored on a base hit by Popka. After Hoag reached on an error, Krump banged a 2 RBI single scoring Baldwin and Hoag. Road Kill had erased the 6-0 Angel lead and now lead 8-6.

Road Kill would get two more in the bottom of the fifth on a two run double by Baldwin that scored both McIntire and Popka.

The Conejo Angels who were the 2000 Federal Division Champions still had some fight left in them. Right fielder, Rob Hirsch's one out double in the top of the sixth was followed by an RBI double by SS, Charlie Hirsch and a single by second baseman, Jason Canton that scored Hirsch and tied the game up at 10 apiece.

But Road Kill was still hot from the previous three innings scoring setback the Angels by scoring three more runs in the bottom of the inning. The big blow was a two run double by Brad Hanselman which scored both Shaker and Bowles.

Road Kill reliever, Greg Matheni was really the difference in the game. He pitched 6 complete innings and retired 6 of the last 7 Angels he faced including a key double play in the ninth to preserve the Championship win 13-11.

Road Kill
2002 Federal Division League Champions
Lake Arrowhead Road Kill defeat Conejo Angels (13-11)

Road Kill slugger Dakin Shaker

Road Kill lead-off hitter, Brett Baldwin

Road Kill team celebrates

Manager, Vic Puglisi takes the traditional drink of champagne

Road Kill won the game by executing little ball

Road Kill manager, Vic Puglisi rallying his players for their come from behind win.