Ernest Fenollosa Hits Two Grandslams as Pound defeats Poe, 9-5.
Ernest Fenollosa drove his second homerun deep into the Philadelphia night against Poe reliever Conan Doyle to snap a 5-5 tie in the top of the ninth, and give the Rapallo Pound a victory over the Philadelphia Poe, to knot this tense series at one game apiece.
The contest now heads to Rapallo for game three on Saturday.
Alexander Humboldt yielded singles-hitter Ernest Fenollosa’s first of two shocking grandslams on a hanging curve in the second, then allowed a run in the third, before settling down and pitching well until he was lifted for a pinchitter in the bottom of the eighth. Samuel F.B. Morse went down swinging for the Poe, and the game moved to the ninth, tied at 5. Pound starter H.G. Wells left the contest in the bottom of the sixth when he allowed the Poe to tie the score with two runs, on a Charles Brocken Brown two-run double off the wall.
Poe reliever Jules Verne walked the bases loaded, after retiring the first two Pound batters he faced in the top of the ninth. Poe then brought on Arthur Conan Doyle, and Fenollosa took his first pitch fastball deep to left-center.
Louis Zukovsky picked up the win in relief, as he held the Poe scoreless in the seventh and eighth, pitching out of jam in the eighth. Hugh Kenner came in for the Pound to pitch a scoreless ninth.
After Fenollosa’s first grandslam in the top of the second, Charles Baudelaire got the Poe on the board in the bottom of the second with a two-run homer off H.G. Wells, to make it 4-2.