El Dorado's Josh Stone continued his NBC World Series magic Thursday.
Stone threw a no-hitter for 7 2/3 innings, finishing with a one-hitter, as the Broncos blanked Greely, Colo., Grays 4-0.
The victory boosts El Dorado into the final four and means the Broncos can finish no worse than a tie for third place.
The Broncos will face the Santa Barbara Foresters tonight at 8:30.
Stone struck out 11, raising his NBC total to 24 in two games. Colton Gibson, hitting ninth in the order, sliced a two-out double to left for Greely's only hit.
Stone then struck out three of the next four batters, the top four in the Greely order, to end the game.
Three Broncos had multi-hit games. Thomas Clay had three hits, beating out several infield ground ball.
Daniel Baptista continued his hitting surge with a pair of singles, in his first two at-bats.
Anthony Perez had a double and a single.
In the third, Perez hit a fly ball to right which the right fielder Justin
Byrd lost in the sun for a double.
Arturo Corona moved Perez to third with a groundout to second.
Clay followed with a line single to right, scoring Perez. Chuck Duarte walked and Baptista singled to load the bases.
Tyler Coughenour hit a sharp ground ball to third that Darius Coldiron couldn't handle, scoring Clay and reloading the bases.
Chris Godinez followed with a line shot to Coldiron, who stepped on third, doublling up Duarte.
The Broncos added two more in the fifth. Clay singled, but Duarte hit into a doubleplay.
Baptista was hit by a pitch, and Coughenour singled. Godinez was also hit by a pitch, loading the bases.
Brandon Lawrence drew a walk, forcing in Baptista. Drew Williams also walked, forcing in Coughenour.
Stone has allowed just six hits in 18 innings at the World Series. Opposing batters are hitting .109 against him. His ERA is 0.50 and he's walked just four batters.
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W -- Stone. L -- Mundfrom.
El Dorado batting Corona 0-5, Clay 3-5, Durate 1-4, Baptista 2-4, Coughenour 1-4, Godinez 1-3, Lawrence 0-4, Williams 0-3, Perez 2-4, Colley 0-0.
El Dorado pitching: Stone 9-0.
Broncos stay unbeaten at NBC with 1-0 win over Seattle
Brandon Faulkner tossed a complete-game three-hitter to help El Dorado remaining unbeaten in the NBC World Series on Saturday night, blanking the Seattle Studs 1-0 at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.
Faulkner, who pitched for the Derby Twins, struck out 11. The Yates Center native walked five, hit a batter and yielded three singles.
Page 2 of 4 - Arturo Corona walked to open the bottom of the first. Thomas Clay singled Corona to third on a hit-and-run. However, Clay, going on first movement, was thrown out at second. Chris Godinez struck out for the second out.
Daniel Baptista, who went 3 for 3, delivered his first single, a shot up the middle, to score Corona with what-would-be the game's only run.
Faulkner was masterful at getting out of jams. Bobby Joe Tannehill led off the fourth with a single. Faulkner got Brady Steiger to fly out to left and struck out Eric Peterson. He walked Kyle Boe but got Jett Hart to ground out to end the threat.
In the sixth, two of the first three batters reached safely, putting runners at first and second with one out. Faulkner struck out Boe and got Hart to ground into a fielder's choice.
In the ninth, Faulkner walked Boe, and Hart sacrificed him to second. Faulkner then struck out two pinch-hitters to end the game.
He threw 126 pitches, 72 for strikes.
The victory puts the Broncos in the top six. El Dorado, 3-0, will play the St. Joseph (Mo.) Mustangs on Tuesday night. Game time has not been announced.
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W -- Faulkner. L -- Nagel.
El Dorado batting: Corona 2-2, Clay 1-4, Godinez 0-4, Baptista 3-3, Harris 0-3, Coughenour 0-2, Duarte 0-1, Williams 0-3, Colley 0-3.
El Dorado pitching: Faulkner 9-0.
Stone pitches complete game in Broncos second win at the NBC World Series
Josh Stone set an alltime Broncos record, and Brayon Colley's speed produced a pair of runs as El Dorado defeated the Cape Girardeau Capahas 3-1 in the NBC World Series on Thursday at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.
Stone shut out the Missourians for 8 1/3 innings before allowing a run.
Stone streak of not allowing an earned run reached 37 1/3 when he struck out Adam Plum in the top of the ninth. That eclipsed the previous mark of 37 innnings by Rob Musgrave in 2004.
Stone threw 115 pitches, 82 for strikes. He threw seven balls and seven strikes in the first inning. After that first inning, he threw 101 pitches, 75 for strikes. He threw just one ball in the fifth (eight strikes) an done ball in the sixth (nine strikes).
He recorded 12 strikeouts and just one walk, which was against the leadoff hitter in the first inning. He struck out six straight in the second and third. He also struck out the side in the eighth.
Colley put on a speed clinic, producing two runs. The Burler County product walked in the third. He promptly stole second and third. That frustrated Capahas pitcher Dustin Hunter so much, he balked in Colley with El Dorado's first run.
Page 3 of 4 - Colley made the base-running play of the game in the seventh. He walked, stole second without drawing a throw. He went to third on Art Corona's groundout. After a walk, Tyler Coughenour hit a shallow fly ball to right. Blum caught the ball, and Colley went halfway down the line. When Blum threw the ball to Jason Blum at second, Colley took off from home and made it standing up. The crowd, which was mostly El Dorado backers, gave Colley a standing ovation.
The victory advances the Broncos to a third-round game on Saturday agianst the winner of tonight's game between Nevada and Seattle. Gametime is yet to be determined.
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W -- Stone. L -- Hunter.
El Dorado batting: Corona 0-2, Godinez 0-1, Coughenour 0-2, Baptista 1-4, Harris 0-3, Lawrence 0-1, Durate 1-3, Buchanan 1-4, Perez 1-4, Colley 0-2.
El Dorado pitching: Stone 9-1.
Broncos dismantle Katy in opening game of NBC
Chris Godinez drove in five runs, Daniel Baptist had three RBI and Dakota McKaskle pitched a four-hitter for seven innings as El Dorado downed Katy, Texas, 14-2 in its opener in the NBC World Series on Monday night at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.
The game was shortened to eight innings because of the NBC run rule.
Godinez drove in two runs in the third with a double, then two more with another double in the fourth.
A single in the eighth drove in Auturo Corona, who had tripled.
Baptista drove in two runs with a triple in the seventh. He also got an RBI with a bases-loaded walk in the eighth.
McKaskle wiggled out of three jams. In the second, Katy put its first two batters on base with an error and a walk. McKaskle struck out Garrett Burke and got Nathan Luck to fly out to shallow right and Kyle Henry to ground out to second. In the third, Katy again put its first two batters aboard. McKaskle squeezed out of it by getting a popup and two groundouts.
In the fourth, Burke reached on a one-out walk. After an out, Henry singled. Marcus Carr reached on an error. However, on the play, Henry overran second, thinking Burke would score and was thrown out Jordan Slade (centerfield) to Chuck Duarte.
Matt Robertson pitched a 1-2-3 eighth to wrap up the victory.
The Broncos play the Plaza Tire Chapas tonight at 10 p.m. at Wichita's Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.
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Katy, Texas 100 000 10 -- 2 4 1
Game halted by run-rule.
W -- McKaskle. L -- T. Sturges.
El Dorado batting: Corona 1-3, Godinez 3-5, Coughenour 1-3, Harris 1-3, Lawrence 0-0, Baptista 2-4, Duarte 1-3, Williams 1-4, Stiger 0-1, Clay 2-4, Slade 0-2, Colley 0-1.
Page 4 of 4 - El Dorado pitching: McKaskle 7-2, Robertson 1-0.