Box Scores And More From First Game In CBL History

Bay Area Toros first home game May 27 2007 against Texas Heat - Continental Baseball League
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The first regular season game in Continental Baseball League history took place on May 27, 2007 in League City, Texas. It features the visiting Texas Heat against the home team Bay Area Toros.

Included on this post are stories recapping the first regular season game in CBL history, box scores, and more.

Story Recaps

Archive snapshot from the old BayAreaToros.com website:

Opening Day Goes Into Extra Innings, Toros Come Up Short

Leigh Mount – Communications & Publications

League City, Texas – After much anticipation and preparation, Opening Day for the Bay Area Toros took off. “I couldn’t ask for any better with the packed house and the crowd cheering,“ Manager Jim Bolt said. The Toros took on the traveling team, Texas Heat, and came up short in the tenth inning with a score of 6-5, the winning run coming in on an error.

Starting pitcher, Steve Hecker had a good feel for the strike zone, fanning six in three innings, but he left a few pitches in the middle of the plate earning him 4 runs. Brandon Sisk had another powerful outing coming off of his last game. He pitched six relief innings (102 pitches), allowed one earned run, got nine strikeouts and three walks. He dominated the entire Heat line-up with the exception of a nearly-robbed homerun. He allowed only two hits for the night. Sisk really shined in the sixth inning, slamming the door on a bases loaded, one-out situation, striking out the next two batters. “Everything felt great,” Sisk said of his pitching, “I could only ask for a win.”

It was another case of missed opportunities for the Toros tonight leaving seven men on – three in scoring position with no outs. “A lot of mental errors is what caused us to lose the game, but it‘s only the first game of sixty,” Bolt said. They did capitalize in the fifth inning with patient hitting and smart base running. Mike Medrano hammered a pitch over the right field wall, scoring three. “In my last at bat, I tried to do too much. In the next one, I stayed short and waited for a good pitch to hit,“ Medrano said. After walking, Josh Odell stole second to put him into scoring position for Kyle Wade’s two out, game-tying RBI double. Marcus Chandler also came through with a two out base hit and the go-ahead run came around to score on an error.

We the exception of mental and physical errors, the team continues to come together more and more each game. “Tonight we bonded well team-wise,” Sisk said of the team and their Opening Day performance.

Tomorrow night is the second game of a three-game series against the Heat and it is also Cap Day. The first 600 in the doors get a free Toros Cap from Christus St. John Sports Medicine.

For media information on the Bay Area Toros, please contact David Waxman at 281-538-1728 or via email at waxman@bayareatoros.com. All media are invited to attend all practices, exhibition games and regular season games. Credentials will be distributed to media outlets during the week of May 21.

Box Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E

Texas Heat 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 6 1 W – Beseda, S – Pello HR – Oldenburg, Winn

Bay Area Toros 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 9 3 L – Sandridge HR – Medrano

Here is a recap from TexSport Publications:

https://texsportpub.blogspot.com/2007/05/bay-area-toros-drop-league-opener-6-5.html?m=0

Photo from the 2007 game in a 2015 Houston Chronicle (Chron.com) article about Toros’ starting pitcher Steve Hecker:

https://www.chron.com/neighborhood/pearland/sports/article/Hecker-moves-up-at-Friendswood-6316977.php

Box Score

Found on an old archive snapshot from the original BayAreaToros.com website:

                            The Automated ScoreBook
                          Texas Heat at Bay Area Toros
                 May 27, 2007 at League City, TX (WIldcatField)

Texas Heat 6 (1-0)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Mitchell Elliot rf/cf....  4  2  2  1   1  1  0  0   0
Michael Estrada ss.......  3  1  0  0   2  1  1  1   0
Justin Meahger 3b........  4  1  0  0   1  3  2  2   0
Winn, Robby dh...........  3  1  2  3   2  0  0  0   0
Donnie Poles 1b..........  4  0  0  0   0  3  9  0   0
Jay Reynolds lf..........  2  0  0  0   1  2  2  0   2
 John Matusik lf.........  1  0  1  0   1  0  1  0   0
Ross Elmore 2b...........  5  0  0  0   0  0  1  2   0
Samson Oldenburg c.......  5  1  1  1   0  3 13  2   1
Jeverro January cf.......  3  0  0  0   0  2  1  1   3
 Billie Hicks ph/rf......  2  0  0  0   0  2  0  0   3
Tyler French p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Matt Greanead p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Ryan Leger p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Brody Russo p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Adam Beseda p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  2   0
 Brandon Pello p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 36  6  6  5   8 17 30 10   9

Bay Area Toros 5 (0-1)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Mike Medrano dh..........  4  1  1  3   1  1  0  0   0
Josh Odell 2b............  3  1  1  0   2  1  1  0   0
 Chris Hyatt 2b..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Freddy Guzman cf.........  5  0  1  0   0  2  0  0   0
Danny Holmes 1b..........  4  0  0  0   0  3  5  1   1
 Scott,N ph..............  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Kyle Wade lf.............  5  1  2  1   0  2  1  0   1
Marcus Chandler rf.......  4  0  1  0   1  1  2  0   0
Daniel Cox 3b............  3  0  0  0   0  2  2  2   4
David Espinoza c.........  4  1  2  0   0  0 18  2   0
Coco Aragon ss...........  4  1  1  0   0  1  1  1   1
Steve Hecker p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Brandon Sisk p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  2   0
 Jerret Sandridge p......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 37  5  9  4   4 14 30  8   7

Score by Innings                      R  H  E
---------------------------------------------
Texas Heat.......... 112 000 100 1 -  6  6  1
Bay Area Toros...... 000 050 000 0 -  5  9  3
---------------------------------------------

E - Estrada,M(1); Odell, J 2(2); Cox,D(1). DP - Heat 1. LOB - Heat 9; Toros
7. 2B - Odell, J(1); Guzman,F(1); Wade, K(1). 3B - Wade, K(1). HR -
Elliot,M(1); Winn,R(1); Oldenburg,S(1); Medrano, M(1). HBP - Cox,D. SH -
Poles,D(1). SB - Elliot,M 2(2); Estrada,M(1); Matusik,J(1); Odell, J(1);
Chandler,M(1). CS - Elliot,M(1); Elmore,R(1).

Texas Heat             IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Tyler French........  3.2  2  0  0  3  6 12 15
Matt Greanead.......  0.1  3  4  4  1  1  4  5
Ryan Leger..........  2.0  4  1  0  0  2  9  9
Brody Russo.........  1.0  0  0  0  0  2  3  3
Adam Beseda.........  2.0  0  0  0  0  1  6  7
Brandon Pello.......  1.0  0  0  0  0  2  3  3

Bay Area Toros         IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Steve Hecker........  3.0  4  4  4  2  6 13 15
Brandon Sisk........  6.0  2  1  1  3  9 20 23
Jerret Sandridge....  1.0  0  1  0  3  2  3  7

Win - Beseda,A (1-0).  Loss - Sandridge, J (0-1).  Save - Pello,B (1).
WP - Greanead, M(1). HBP - by Beseda,A (Cox,D). BK - Hecker,S(1).
Umpires -
Start:   Time: 3:50   Attendance:
Greanead, M faced 4 batters in the 5th.
Leger, R faced 1 batter in the 7th.
Game: BAT01


Play-by-Play

                            The Automated ScoreBook
                  Texas Heat at Bay Area Toros - Play-by-Play
                 May 27, 2007 at League City, TX (WIldcatField)


Score by Innings                      R  H  E
---------------------------------------------
Texas Heat.......... 112 000 100 1 -  6  6  1
Bay Area Toros...... 000 050 000 0 -  5  9  3
---------------------------------------------

Texas Heat starters: 4/rf Elliot,M; 5/ss Estrada,M; 10/3b Meahger,J; 34/dh
Winn,R; 33/1b Poles,D; 12/lf Reynolds,J; 11/2b Elmore,R; 3/c Oldenburg,S; 6/cf
January, J; 19/p French, T;
Bay Area Toros starters: 14/dh Medrano, M; 3/2b Odell, J; 35/cf Guzman,F; 26/1b
Holmes, D; 6/lf Wade, K; 7/rf Chandler,M; 24/3b Cox,D; 22/c Espinoza,D; 1/ss
Aragon,C; 28/p Hecker,S;

Texas Heat 1st - Elliot,M singled. Estrada,M walked; Elliot,M advanced
to second on a balk, stole third. Meahger,J struck out looking. Winn,R singled
to left field, RBI; Estrada,M advanced to second; Elliot,M scored. Poles,D
struck out looking. Reynolds,J struck out swinging. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors,
2 LOB.

Bay Area Toros 1st - Medrano, M walked. Odell, J struck out swinging.
Guzman,F lined out to lf. Holmes, D flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0
errors, 1 LOB.

Texas Heat 2nd - Elmore,R grounded out to 3b. Oldenburg,S homered to
left field, RBI. January, J struck out swinging. Elliot,M flied out to rf. 1
run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Bay Area Toros 2nd - Wade, K tripled to right center, out at home cf to
ss to 3b to c. Chandler,M popped up to 2b. Cox,D struck out looking. 0 runs,
1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Texas Heat 3rd - Estrada,M walked. Estrada,M stole second. Meahger,J
popped up to ss. Winn,R homered to right center, 2 RBI; Estrada,M scored.
Poles,D struck out looking. Reynolds,J struck out swinging. 2 runs, 1 hit, 0
errors, 0 LOB.

Bay Area Toros 3rd - Espinoza,D grounded out to 1b unassisted. Aragon,C
struck out swinging. Medrano, M struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0
errors, 0 LOB.

Texas Heat 4th - Sisk,B to p for Hecker,S. Elmore,R reached on an error
by 2b. Elmore,R out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. Oldenburg,S grounded
out to 3b. January, J flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Bay Area Toros 4th - Odell, J walked. Guzman,F doubled to center field;
Odell, J advanced to third. Holmes, D struck out looking. Wade, K struck out
swinging. Chandler,M walked. Greanead, M to p for French, T. Cox,D struck out
looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Texas Heat 5th - Elliot,M struck out swinging. Estrada,M grounded out to
p. Meahger,J struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Bay Area Toros 5th - Espinoza,D singled to center field. Aragon,C
singled through the left side; Espinoza,D advanced to second. Espinoza,D
advanced to third on a wild pitch. Medrano, M homered to right field, 3 RBI;
Aragon,C scored; Espinoza,D scored. Odell, J walked. Leger, R to p for
Greanead, M. Odell, J stole second. Guzman,F struck out swinging, out at first
c to 1b. Holmes, D struck out swinging. Wade, K doubled to left field, RBI;
Odell, J scored. Chandler,M singled through the left side, advanced to second;
Wade, K scored on an error by ss, unearned. Chandler,M stole third. Cox,D
popped up to 3b. 5 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Texas Heat 6th - Winn,R walked. Poles,D grounded out to p; Winn,R
advanced to second. Reynolds,J walked. Elmore,R reached on an error by 2b;
Reynolds,J advanced to second; Winn,R advanced to third. Oldenburg,S struck
out. January, J struck out. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB.

Bay Area Toros 6th - Espinoza,D singled to left field. Aragon,C flied
out to lf. Medrano, M lined into double play 3b to 1b; Espinoza,D out on the
play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Texas Heat 7th - Elliot,M homered to right field, RBI. Estrada,M
grounded out to ss. Meahger,J struck out swinging. Winn,R flied out to lf. 1
run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Bay Area Toros 7th - Odell, J doubled to left field. Russo, B to p for
Leger, R. Guzman,F popped up to ss. Holmes, D struck out swinging. Wade, K
struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1
LOB.

Texas Heat 8th - Poles,D struck out swinging. Matusik,J to lf for
Reynolds,J. Matusik,J singled through the right side. Elmore,R popped up to 3b.
Matusik,J stole second. Oldenburg,S struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0
errors, 1 LOB.

Bay Area Toros 8th - Beseda,A to p for Russo, B. Chandler,M grounded out
to p. Cox,D hit by pitch. Espinoza,D grounded out to 2b; Cox,D advanced to
second. Aragon,C grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1
LOB.

Texas Heat 9th - Hicks,B pinch hit for January, J. Hicks,B struck out
swinging. Elliot,M walked. Elliot,M stole second. Estrada,M struck out
swinging. Elliot,M out at third c to 3b, caught stealing. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0
errors, 0 LOB.

Bay Area Toros 9th - Elliot,M to cf. Hicks,B to rf. Medrano, M flied out
to lf. Odell, J grounded out to p. Guzman,F struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0
hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Texas Heat 10th - Sandridge, J to p for Sisk,B. Hyatt, C to 2b for
Odell, J. Meahger,J walked. Winn,R walked; Meahger,J advanced to second.
Poles,D reached on an error by 3b, SAC; Winn,R advanced to third on an error by
3b; Meahger,J scored on an error by 3b, unearned. Matusik,J walked; Poles,D
advanced to second. Elmore,R out at first 1b to c, reached on a fielder's
choice; Matusik,J advanced to second; Poles,D advanced to third; Winn,R out on
the play. Oldenburg,S struck out looking. Hicks,B struck out looking. 1 run,
0 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB.

Bay Area Toros 10th - Pello,B to p for Beseda,A. Scott,N pinch hit for
Holmes, D. Scott,N struck out looking. Wade, K grounded out to 2b. Chandler,M
struck out. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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The Continental Baseball League was an independent professional minor league baseball circuit in the Southwestern United States. It operated from 2007 through 2010.

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