Author: Grant Jones
This season I’ve developed an artificially intelligent algorithm based off the past two years of KCL data to output a live in-game forecast of the current game after each batter or advanced base dependent on the inning, runs, hits, errors, outs, and if there are runners on base and which base the runners are on. The algorithm also accounts for how well the team has performed in the season thus far and has a method to predict the winner of the homerun derby in the event of a tie after seven innings. The algorithm also accounts for the starting pitchers of each team. After 6 KCL games this weekend, the Most Dominant Game of the Weekend, the Biggest Nail Biter of the Weekend, and the Biggest Comeback of the Weekend were selected based off the algorithm.
Most Dominant Game of the Weekend
The Ground Sloths earned the Most Dominant Game of the Weekend, defeating the Bluecaps 10-0. The Ground Sloths scored six runs in the first three innings, giving them a 99.9% chance to win the game. This did not drop the rest of the game, as the Ground Sloths put up four more runs to mercy rule the Bluecaps.
Biggest Nail Biter of the Weekend
The Biggest Nail Biter of the Weekend was Merchants against Bobcats on July 9th. Bobcats took an early 1-0 lead, courtesy of Pat Mulcahey’s double, putting the Bobcats at a 73.9% chance to win. However, the Merchants bounced right back with Chase Reid’s two RBI single, giving the Merchants a 57% chance to win. The Bobcats retook the lead by scoring two runs in the fourth, giving them a 77.6% chance to win the game. The Merchants tied the game up in the fifth, courtesy of Logan Van Heuklon’s double. The game remained tied until the tiebreaker homerun derby. The Merchants pulled out the win after four rounds of the tiebreaker homerun derby.
The Biggest Comeback of the Weekend
The Ground Sloths earned the Biggest Comeback of the Weekend against the Bobcats. The Bobcats were up 6-0 after the top of the second, with a 93.5% chance to win the game. The Ground Sloths would tie the game by the fifth inning, putting the Bobcats at a 61% chance to win. The game remained scoreless until the walk off RBI single by Brock Bacus to give the Ground Sloths the win.