Where's My Pitches At?
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Tournament and August 1st Game Update
I have posted our next weeks game schedule below. Looks like we play at 6:20pm and we play Jams44 again! Time for some revenge!! Also the tournament rules and bracket is below. I will get the playbook to Scoots to bring to the game and the tournament! Good luck ya'll! I will miss you guys!
Game #7 Recap
Talk about winning streak! WMPA won their 6th game in a row last Thursday against Peace Lutheran. They are still tied for first place in the league with only one loss. A quick note about the sports writer who does this column, she had tuberculosis and had to miss a few weeks so a little empathy goes out to her and hopes she can get her shit together and write this column on time from here moving forward. Moving on to the highlights on an excellent game by the Pitches!
Top of the first WMPA comes out swingin! Their lead off batter Scoots hits a remarkable double to the outfield. That’s the Scoots we know! Next up Smalls takes the plate and the pitcher for Peace Lutheran can’t quite throw strikes and Smalls takes a leisurely walk on over to first base. Next up is Tricky Dick. He is not walkin, and has a grand hit to the outfield that lands him on second base for a nice double. That double also racks up an RBI for Tricky Dick when Scoots makes his way home. Newbie hits another nice hit to left field. Unfortuantely, Mr. Peace Lutheran himself caught the ball. Smalls tagged up at third and following Jessay’s instructions busts it home for WMPA’s second run. Nice RBI Newbie! Reza Joon follows with a single that also brings Scoots home. Reba has a nice hit to left field advancing her to first and Reza Joon to second. Boobay comes up next and hits one to short stop. Reza Joon stays frozen on second as Reba starts towards second. Most of us were pretty confused at the next few moves. Shortstop tags Reza Joon while he is standing on the base and touches second base with his little hoof and the inning ends in a miraculous double play! What!? What just happened?! Okay… I’m just going to move on. The bottom of the first, the Pitches are in the field. All Star pitcher Tricky dick starts the inning with a huge strike out! This could be a no hitter! The next batter for Peace Lutheran comes up and manages to get on first. So much for the no hitter! Peace Lutheran starts putting kids on base and WMPA’s defense starts to look a little sloppy. Scoots finally get’s hit a fly ball and makes the catch to bring it to 2 outs. A base hit for Peace Lutheran brings in two runners for them. With two outs sub recruit Kathy comes up to bat. Tricky Dick knows she can hit so he throws her a few knuckle balls and she swings hard but comes up short and TD takes another K. Score is now 3 to 2 with WMPA up by just one out.
Top of the second Megs slaps one down the third base line but doesn’t quite make it to first before the throw. Cakes is next up after a two week retreat. He’s still a little rusty and hits one right to the shortstop who makes the throw at first base to bring the out count to two. Kelsey pounds one towards third and this time the third baseman fumbles it around and comes up short on the throw. The sacrificial lamb is safe on first. Sub recruit Jessay steps up to the plate and hits a grounder right to the pitcher who ends the Pitches at bat with a throw to second to get Sac Lamb out. Bottom of the second, WMPA realizes that the Lutheran team isn’t here to keep the peace, they are here to whoop up on some sinning fools! Reza Joon manages to snatch the first batter’s hit out of the air to get the first out. The next batter rips a line drive right to Smalls who makes the catch for the second out. Another ball gets hit to Smalls but this time it’s a grounder that she has to run up on. She scoops it up and throws to first but can’t quite get the job done. Again another hit to Smalls, this time it’s over her head. She leaps up and barely nips it with her glove but is unable to grab it! She needs to work on her vertical! Reza Joon backs her up but unfortunately Peace Lutheran now has two runners on base. Next batter hits to Smalls again! They see he weak link and try to take advantage. This time she grabs the ball and makes a nice and easy toss over to second. Sac lamb was ready but it popped out of her glove and on to the ground making the runner safe and allowing them to score one run. The next ball is hit just short of Reza Joon and now the bases are loaded. Another gets hit just short of Newbie this time and she rockets one to 3rd and Jessay was unable to make the catch and two runners came home. WMPA needs just one more out to get out of this stressful inning. And it finally does when the next batter hits one right to Reza Joon and this time he’s there to make the out. WMPA is a little worried now that Peace Lutheran has scored 3 runs while taking the lead.
Top of the third Yvonne gets her chance. She takes the plate and hits a fly ball to the third base and it’s caught for the first out. Lana gives it the old college try and lands herself on first base with a nice hit to short field. Top of the order again and this time Scoots settles for a solid single. Smalls tries to continue the small streak but strikes out looking when the pitcher puts one out of her reach on the outside. Bullocks! Tricky Dick’s line drive to third base dodges the third baseman and strolls on out to the outfield. He comes up with a single and loads the bases. Next up is the Newbie and she is proving to be a veteran with a big hit to left field racking up yet another RBI and keeping those bases loaded. Reza Joon throws his bat in the air towards left center field and with one swing of the bat sails one damn near to the fence. All the creatures on base start the marathon home and Reza Joon comes up with an in the park Grand Slam! Take that Babe Ruth! Reba steps up to bat and that damn pitcher throws some crap at her and the ump gives it to Peace Lutheran this time and WMPA chalks up another strikeout. That’s the end of the third inning and WMPA scores five runs to take the lead! Whew! Bottom of the third, Jessay gets a hard ball hit to him at third. He chucks it over to Scoots at first and it comes up real short. Scoots manages to do some tricky gymnast move to scoop the ball up and just barely get the first out! The next ball is hit right to Scoots and he scoops it up and touches first. We are now all tuned into the Scooterific show! If you want to see more, he’s on every Thursday evening on FSN. Sac Lamb now gets one to her at second but makes a wild throw out of reach of Scoots and the runner is safe at first. The infield continues the action when Jessay gets another one hit to him at third. He bobbles it around a bit but rockets it over to first base just in the knick of time. The inning ends with amazing defense and zero runs scored by Peace Lutheran.
Top of the forth Boobay swings those precious arms and has a nice single that turned into a triple when the defense had a slight error. Megan rips one over to third base and got him all frazzled with her long locks and her big batted eyes that he drops the ball then tries to still make the play at first. Megs beats him to first and gets the single. Hey whatever you got to do to get on base right?! J Boobay also manages to score from Meg’s tantalizing ways. Cakes, trying hard to get on base is able to make it on first this time but Meg’s is thrown out at second from Cake’s hit to shortstop. Kelsey then steps up to bat with and replays the same scenario just a bit ago. Cakes is thrown out a second and Kelsey is safe on first. Two outs. Jessay isn’t messing around this time and he rocks one to the outfield for a nice single. Yvonne does some work and decides not to swing at the pitches junk. This time the ump put his glasses on and gave her the deserved walk. Bases are now loaded and A. Little gives a little more than last time and racks up an RBI and is safe at first base from her solid hit to the outfield. Back at the top of the lineup Scoots joins Smalls and Reba in the strikeout club. Now for the bottom of the forth. Everything that Peace Lutheran has been hitting has been short and the ump gave Reba a precious little secret. Don’t worry Reza Joon she only had to give him one nice one for the precious information. Reza Joon calls for the outfield to move up. Wrong time for that move as the Peace Lutheran batter comes up and has a huge fly ball right over Reza Joon’s head. He hustles hard for the ball and is able to hold the runner at 2nd. He wasn’t too happy Reza Joon had no faith in him. Next ball gets popped up to shortstop and Smalls is able to nab it but the runner is able to advance to 3rd. Finally Cakes gets some action in the outfield with a line drive that trickles into his glove. He’s unable to hold the runner at third and Peace Lutheran scores one run. This time Cakes makes the catch when the next batter hits a fly ball out to him in right center field to end the inning.
Top of the fifth the Pitches put their rally caps on! The score is now 8 to 6 and that is all about to change. Peace Lutheran really lit a fire under WMPA’s asses and they decided to stop messin’ around. First up is Smalls She finally gets a nice hit right over the third baseman’s head for a single. Tricky Dick moves things right along and follows Smalls with his own single to left field. Heather comes back with a vengeance and rips one over the left fielder’s head again for a key double that allowed Smalls to score. This time Reza Joon didn’t have the bases loaded but managed to jack yet another ball over the center fielder’s head and bring home three runs including himself. In the park home run again!!! Someone wants that MVP spot! Reba was in replay mode this time during her at bat and again strikeout from a shitty pitch that was way to high for her. Chalk it up to Peace Lutheran this time. Boobay has a nice hit out to left field and takes his sweet ass time scootin’ on over to first base. Megs gets a nice hit to shortstop that gets her a single and advances Boobay to second. Cakes finally gets in his groove and has a nice hit to the outfield to bring home Boobay. Kelsey follows suit and rips one out to left field for a massive double that brings home both Megs and Cakes. Jessay wants to get in on the action and has a GINORMOUS hit to left center field that lands Kelsey at home scoring another run and landing his ass on third base! Where did we find this guy?! Oh yeah… Vegas Baby! Yvonne also takes advantage of the momentum and gets a nice hit to get her on first and also puts and RBI in the bag. A little keeps on keepin on and gets herself on first base and advances Yvonne. Scoots is up again and this time he sinks one deep in the field and chalks up another run. This is getting ridiculous! Smalls follows with a single that brings in A Little. Tricky Dick pops one up to 3rd base and this time they finally manage to get their second out. Heather’s turn to rock their socks off and she just rails one out past the outfielder’s heads again and everyone starts runnin for home. Scoots makes it in and Smalls is draggin ass on her way home. Peace Lutheran throws it to home in attempt to get Smalls out and they do! Hustle those buns Smalls! Heather still manages to get the single on the books and WMPA ends the game with a huge inning that chalks up 22 runs. Game over!
We missed our RocknRollstar yet again this week but are excited to have him back in tomorrow’s game. Bigs will play again in the next game as he was on the bench due to a wicked summer cold. MVP awards go out to two players this week. Offensive MVP award goes to Reza Joon as he continues to get his mustache on and rack up the Home Runs. In just those two home runs he had 7 RBIs. Killer Man! The defensive MVP award goes to Scoots! Holy Moly, Alicia Keys called to say “This Guy is on Fire!” Nice work ya’ll and keep it up in tomorrows game!
Game #6 Recap
Where’s My Pitches At racked up yet another W last week against team Blue! It was a close low scoring game and really came down to defense. Fortunately WMPA’s defensive skills are unstoppable! They were able to end the game with a score of 5 to 2.
Top of the first team Blue comes up to bat and hits a grounder to Smalls at shortstop otherwise known as “Smallstop” - compliments of sub Kicker John. Smalls sailed the ball over to Scoots for an easy first out of the inning. Tricky Dick was still trying to get used to the male sized ball and walked the second batter to second base. Another hit to Smalls at shortstop and she made a clean play to Scoots at first while still managing to hold the Blue guy on second. Next batter on Blue was able to hit a hole in the outfield and bring their runner to home for a run. Dick caught the last out when a fly ball came to him at the mound. Bottom of the first, our veteran lead off batter Scoots stepped up to the plate but unfortunately hit a fly ball to second base for the first out. Yvonne went to start off the teams hitting streak but stuck out looking! Oh hell we all know that pitch had to suck! Tricky Dick is up next and has a little pressure now that the first two WMPA batters got out. He manages to get a huge double with a sick hit to left field. Newbie steps up and hit a ground ball to third base who threw her out at first… very out of character for our All-Star newbie!
Top of the second, Reza Joon get’s warmed up with an easy catch out in left center field. Next out goes to Scoots. He picks up a hard hit to first and steps on the bag for two outs. Third out is accredited to Tricky Dick and his insane pitching skills. Someone sign this kid up for the big leagues! WMPA’s defense gets one more run against them to bring the score to 2 to 0. Obviously that run was super uneventful so no need to elaborate on it. Bottom of the second inning Reza Joon is up to bat first and hits a rocket to shortstop. Unfortunately for WMPA shortstop caught the ball but had to take a breather after to shake off his hand from the heat Reza Joon put on it. Desperate to come up with some runs for WMPA the sacrificial lamb comes up to bat and gets a nice single from a perfect hit to left field. Bigs continues the steak with a HUGE bunt! His long legs carried him gracefully and safely to first base. Smalls follows Bigs and get’s a single that ends up in an error to bring home Sac Lamb and Bigs and advances her all the way to third base. Thank you Blue! Boobay’s brings the magic and has a splendid triple to bring home Smalls! Nice work Boobaly. He even ran his little cheeks hard to third base. Nice work Boobay! Megs comes up next and has a fielders choice that get’s hit to short. They chose to throw her out at first but she comes up with a clutch RBI. Kicker John’s first at bat for WMPA was a great hit to second base that get’s him a single. Good thing the coach and manager decided to bring him up from the minors just earlier that afternoon. Reba uses her solid swingin skills to get her a single. Lana comes up for WMPA and has a strikeout to end the inning. Unfortunately, this time WMPA didn’t get the precious shocked look that came from the last strikeout that she had. Sad. WMPA brings home 4 runs that inning to show them they are in it to win it.
Top of the third, shit started goin down! WMPA’s defense put a lock down on Blue’s plan to score more runs. A hard line drive to shortstop is snagged by Smalls. Then Reza Joon does his thing in the outfield where he catches every ball in a 50 yard radius. Last out goes to Smalls again! She gets a nice grounder that get’s thrown right on over to Scoots for the third out. Bottom of the third, Déjà vu…. Scoots takes the plate and comes up short with a fly out again to the second baseman. Yvonne repeats the first inning and strikes out for the second time in the game. This time she swung at the crappy pitch. She made contact but it fouled off the bat for the second out. TD couldn’t get it done when his hit to left field was caught this time around.
Top of the forth, WMPA’s defense continues the clean plays and Newbie get’s her shot at an out when a ball is hit to her in left field. She makes the play and starts the out count. Dick again throws a heater and the batter steps out the kitchen with a colossal strikeout! Last out goes to Bigs when he makes a nice little toss on over to Megs at second. Bottom of the forth, a one, two, three inning again by WMPA. They just can’t get the flow down! Newbie with a fly out to left field chalks up the first out. Next up is Reza Joon is able to get on first with a nice line drive to left field. Little lamb comes up and hits one out to left field again that this time gets snagged by the outfielder. Reza Joon is on a mission towards third. Racing the throw he is able to make it to third base just barely before they tag him. Third out! Wait… not this again. Yep – he was out because it was a close play and he didn’t slide. Even though the third baseman admitted to the ump that he didn’t tag him… it just didn’t matter… bummer!
Top of the fifth, a hard hit comes down the third base line, Bigs makes a saweet play when he rockets it to Scoots at first base. Scoots does a backflip into the splits to stretch and make a very close out at first. Tricky Dick wants in on the action and picks up a grounder hit to him at the mound and lobs it on over to Scoots for the second out. Lana claims the third out when she scoops up a grounder hit to her at second and flips it to Scoots. Bottom of the fifth, Bigs hovers over home and with two swings of the bat is out from a strikeout by Blue’s pitcher. Smalls is next up and finally hits the sweet spot to jack one to left field but her dreams are crushed when the outfield effortlessly catches the ball. Boobay is up and is on his game. He gets a single and runs his buns to first. Megs comes up and mimics Big’s at bat with a strikeout… Where’s My Pitches At?!!!
Top of the 6th, Tricky Dick with yet another strikeout! This girl is on fire!! I mean guy… Next batter has a one hop to Smalls and it takes a nasty hope and she ducked to get out of the way. Blue managed to get on base. The next ball gets hit to her and this time Smalls snags it and tosses it over to Lana who makes the out at second. The last out was a fly ball out to left center field and Reza Joon makes an effortless catch to end the inning. Bottom of the 6th, Kicker John hits a GINORMOUS hit over the left fielder’s head for a triple. Reba steps up to the plate with a mission! Although she hit to shortstop who made the play at first to get her out, she racked up the RBI securing another run for WMPA. Lana steps up and hits a fly ball that ends up in foul territory but the first baseman managed to mosey on over to it and make the catch bringing the out count to two. Scoots is the last hope of the inning and gives it all he’s got but gets out when the left center fielder makes the catch. The score is now 5 to 2 with WMPA up by just a few runs.
Top of the 7th Blue comes up and knows they have to score a minimum of 3 runs to keep this game going. First batter hits a fly ball to turn on the Reza Joon show. He makes the catch for one out. The second batter is able to get on base, while the third batter makes another attempt at hitting past Reza Joon. Too bad, so sad, nice try. Reza Joon shuts them down again. With two outs a hard hit is sent right to Smalls at short and she makes the call to try to beat the runner to second. Her short little legs weren’t quick enough to make the play. This was a motivating factor for team Blue. The next batter gets up and jacks one way the hell out to right field where Megs stood waiting for the right time to make her move. The infielders yelled to her to back up when she stuck her glove out as far a she could and made a little hop, skip and a jump to nab the ball securing the Victory!! What a play Megs! Wahoo! Victory is sweet with a score of 5 to 2 WMPA takes it down.
The MVP of the game goes to Megs for an unforgettable catch to secure the win! A quick shout out to our Rocknrollstar. Also Cakes will be back next week to help the Pitches continue on a winning streak!
Important Highlight Error
Allow me to publicly apologize and pass blame to Boobay for an error made on the books and in the highlight reel. :) After sitting at home staring at the score book from 9:00 pm to 11:30pm I was unsure why the top of the third inning was a seriously puzzling act to figure out. With no one to ask I decided to think of the most probable thing that happened. Of course my job as a writer is to make the "small one - underdog" look amazing! Well allow me to re-write it how it ACTUALLY happened not the glammed up Smalls version. Here we go...
Here is what Smalls imagined happened off of Boobay's awesome book keeping skils:
Scoots takes the plate and has a single to land himself on first. Smalls is up with the bases loaded and gets a huge hit to the outfield that sends in the all the base runners. Good thing they were runnin’ their little hearts out! Tricky Dick ends the inning with a Strikeout – don’t worry TD, you aren’t the only one with a strikeout this year! WMPA managed to rack up fourteen more runs this inning to bring the score to twenty-two to three.
Here is what ACTUALLY happened:
Scoots take the plate with Kathy on Second and Lana on first. Scoots doesn't want his little brother Bigs showin' him up so he decides to rip one to the outfield! No one could have caught that ball - not even Reza Joon! He brings home Kathy and Lana and scurries on home himself for a three run home run! What a sick play! Smalls gets up and has lame ass single to land her on first. I don't know how she thinks she could have gotten three RBIs there! Tricky Dick ends the inning with a Strikeout – don’t worry TD, you aren’t the only one with a strikeout this year! WMPA managed to rack up fourteen more runs this inning to bring the score to twenty-two to three.
Scoots receives the "Almost Got Screwed Award" and Smalls landed her with the "BS Highlight Writer Award". Let us not forget Boobay who received the "Worst Bookeeper Award" of the game. Don't worry Scoots I updated your stats to reflect those much deserved RBIs.
Game #5 Recap
Can I say blow out?! WMPA played Go Easy and they failed to do just that. The March weather didn’t phase the Pitches as they dominated Go Easy 22 to 3. WMPA nearly gave up a W this week because they were unable to find a 5th girl to stand in. Tricky Dick saved the day when he staked out like Black Friday at the fields Thursday to recruit a sub. He found a winner when he recruited Kathy from Peace Lutheran. He also took one for the team and traded services. Don’t worry Megs, all he had to do was stand in for Peace Lutheran because they happened to be short a guy. This forth consecutive victory brings WMPA to the top ranked team in the league. WMPA does share the first place slot with four other teams but who cares about the minor details.
The top of the first started the mad action with our RocknRollStar in the lead off position. Unfortunately, the pitcher for Go Easy has a mental breakdown and was unable to put a ball in the strike zone. He proceeded to walk A. Little (Finally back from St. Louie), Scoots, and Smalls. Tricky Dick was having none of that walking BS and stepped up with a huge hit to left field for a double. He managed to chalk up two RBIs when A. Little and Scoots trotted right on home. Up next Reba continues the walk trend and heads over to first. Boobay has a nice single to bring home Smalls. TD even turns on the gas and safely follows Smalls home, racking up WMPA’s fifth run. While Yvonne takes the plate, the pitcher continues to throw blindly in her direction. I think the ump also had some low vision issues when he called two strikes against Yvonne while she was looking; looking at some crappy ass pitches. Don’t worry Yvonne, next time just give him a couple little. Oh well, one out. Next up is Bigs and he knows this will be a lot like our practices where he must swing at everything because regardless they will be strikes. Nothing like making the opposing team feel good by calling strikes that are clearly balls! First pitch… swing and miss!!! Whoa! Swingin’ for the fence! Second pitch comes in high at Big’s shoulder but he swings again and we could feel the wind on the bench! Strike two! Maybe Bigs should be givin’ some keeses to warm up the ump! Getcha self some! Up next is the all star sub recruit Kathy. She knocks one to left field and advances to first. Back to the top of the order, RocknRollStar is up and find himself following Kathy’s lead and sending one to left field and getting on first base as Reba rounds third looking to the bench for some guidance. Team WMPA give her the go ahead and she scores the seventh run of the inning A. Little ends the streak with a hit to the pitcher who throws her out at first. Bottom of the second, their lead off guy hit a hard line drive at our stand-in second baseman Kathy who scoops up the hit and tosses it to Scoots at first or the first out. The next ball was hit high in the air right to second. Scoots ran for the ball, looked at Kathy, looked back at the ball and not hearing any signal from Kathy decides last second to go for the ball. He does a few fancy shuffles moves only to nearly take out Kathy who is standing perfectly still with her glove in the air. She catches the ball without a peep and brings the out count to two. Scoots looked a little stunned and managed to give a good chuckle when the team cheered him on for his valiant effort! It sure was a precious site! Go Easy started to step up their game and had some hits that managed to slip into a few gaps in the outfield. With two outs on the board they score three runs! TD comes to the rescue and shuts them down with a much needed strikeout to end the inning!
Top of the second inning Scoots leads off with a walk… not this again! Smalls steps up and hits a hard ground ball to shortstop but gets thrown out at first. Tricky Dick comes to the plate and it ends quickly with a fly out to left center field. Surprisingly that girl out in left center can catch! Reba has a big hit to right center and advances to first base for a single. This hit brings Scoots all the way home to chalk up another run. Boobay tries to get a hit but comes up just short when he gets thrown out at first for the third and final out. Someone please mention to Boobay that you have to RUN to first base! Bottom of the second Go Easy hits a fly ball to the outfield and it never fails, our RocknRollStar makes the catch for the first out. Next batter hits a hard ball to Kathy who gives it a good toss to Scoots for the second out. The relief pitcher for Go Easy comes up to bat and hits a ground ball to short, smalls attempts to throw him out at first but he is lightning fast and is nearly on the base when she picks up the ball. Next batter for Go Easy hits a ball down the third base line to Bigs and good thing he went with his gut and threw it to first for the third out because “Wheels” was already standing on second.
Top of the third things get a little familiar when the pitcher
for Go Easy starts getting loose again and walking peeps. Yvonne, Bigs, Kathy,
and even RocknRollStar get on base from walks. Just from that little episode Yvonne
was able to score from her stroll around the bases. A. Little is up but gets
the first out when she is thrown out at first. Scoots is now trying to bring in
some of those crazy kids on base when he has an awesome double to bring in Bigs
and Kathy! Smalls does the usual and walks on over to first base without any
swingin’ action. Now time for our all star pitcher to show us what he’s got! He
has an unbelievable hit to the center field which racked him up his first
triple of the year! Even better, he brought home three of his teammates to give
momentum to the rally! Reba continues the action with a single. Then Boobay
with a sweet line drive to short center field to advance Tricky Dick to home!
Yvonne is back at the plate and decides to take a stroll again right to first
base to load up the bases. Time for the secret weapon! Bigs comes up to bat and
he is pissed! A strikeout and a walk on the books so far was just not good enough.
He finally got a pitch in his sweet spot and jacked one over the left fielders
head and took off like the road runner to first base. Meep Meep! With daddy
long legs closing in on them Reba, Boobay and Yvonne ran like hell towards home
plate. And yes! Boobay actually ran! Bigs decided to go for the gold and ended
up with the medal when his hit resulted in a HUGE in the park home run!!! So
sick! “Do I hear MVP?” But the rest of the
team didn’t stop there Kathy got on base with a line drive down the third base
line. RocknRollStar unfortunately got caught when hitting to the only girl on
their team that could catch. A. Little decides to take a crack at those crappy
pitches and give it all she’s got with a big swing! She misses and instantly
looks over to the bench with a dropped jaw and wide eyes! She is shocked!!! Her
classic look definitely does not go unnoticed and the whole bench is gigglin’.
She swings again and this time she makes contact and hits one to the pitcher.
He drops, fumbles and tried getting a grip to throw it to first but A. Little managed
a single from his error. Way to take advantage Little one. Scoots takes the
plate and has a single to land himself on first. Smalls is up with the bases
loaded and gets a huge hit to the outfield that sends in the all the base
runners. Good thing they were runnin’ their little hearts out! Tricky Dick ends
the inning with a Strikeout – don’t worry TD, you aren’t the only one with a
strikeout this year! WMPA managed to rack up fourteen more runs this inning to
bring the score to twenty-two to three. Bottom of the third Go Easy has a guy
up that gets a hit to get on first base. Next up is one of their girls who hits
a high line drive right over short stop – but wait! It didn’t quite make it
over when Smalls gets her Air Jordans on and leaps to catch the ball! She looks
back to first and Go Easy’s guy was running to second. No faith! Smalls
rocketed the ball back to first base and Scoots was able to get the out to make
it WMPA’s second double play of the year! Nice teamwork! Words of wisdom to the
guy on Go Easy… don’t count out the short girls! Next ball is to Kathy and she
makes the catch for the third out.
Top of the forth inning WMPA is hoping they could add a few more runs to the board before the end of the game. Reba finds herself at the plate and has a truly beautiful hit to left center. Crap! The girl who could catch was able to nab that one. Nice try though Reba! Boobay is up and where did he come from!? He rocks a hard line drive out to left center field and strolled to first for a single. Yvonne decided she was sick of walking to first so this time she had a nice hit to get her there. Bigs came up after his big ITP Home Run and sadly hit one to the pitcher who threw him out at first. Sub recruit Kathy came up and had a single from her line drive to third base. The inning ended suddenly when the RocknRollStar rocked out a little two hard from his performance earlier in the evening and had a fly out to (yep you guessed it) the girl who could catch! Bottom of the forth was time for Tricky Dick to do his thing. He changed gears and walked out on the field as the closer. Just to make it interesting, he allowed Go Easy to get one player at first base. Now the real fun begins. The next batter struggled to get a hit and ended up striking out! Did you see that knuckle ball?! One out. Batter number three comes to the plate and tries for a hit but Tricky Dick threw his curve ball and struck her out too! Just to put the nail in the coffin, Reba bare hands the foul ball that comes off the bat! That’s bad ass Reba! Next up, with two outs, Tricky Dick finally throws the heat! Two 90 mile an hour pitches came screaming to home plate for a third strike out in a row! What’s up now!? That’s messed up Richard! They begged you to go easy on them!
Imagine if we had our heavy hitters Reza Joon and Newbie at the game. The ump would have had to stop the game in the top of the first inning because of the 1000 run rule and the time limit. We also missed our girls Megs and Kelsey! A quick shout out to our Superfan in Holland Cakes! We miss you! I am honored to announce this week’s MVP. Bigs had not only an In-the-Park Home Run, it was also a Grand Slam! What a great job Bigs! Well deserved! A big welcome back to our St. Louie gal Lana – it is awesome to have you back! Also just a note, it was clearly evident that those Peace Lutheran folk don’t drink (at least publicly) so easy on the offering Pitches! One more quick thing... a quick shout out to my boy Boobay - Happy Birthday! Again, nice work ya’ll and see you next week!
Hey guys! I was sent the link below about a tournament in Crystal. The cost is $150 per team and the dates are July 25th - July 28th. We can chat about this at the next game. If you are unable to make this weeks game, just let me know if you are in for the tournament. Thanks!
Game #4 Recap
What a game! Where’s My Pitches At played the Smooth Riders last Thursday night. The weather finally cooperated and perfect attendance with all 12 members ready to play! WMPA pulled off their third consecutive victory dominating the Smooth Riders 10 to 3.
WMPA did not have too hot of a start from the top of the line up with a strike out from Scoots. Smalls took a walk but it was followed by a fly out from Tricky Dick and ground out from Newbie. In the bottom of the first, the Smooth Riders started off the game by hitting in a few gaps and bringing in two runs. They loaded up some of the bases after those runs but the infield made some key plays to start racking up a few outs. Smalls threw to Bigs for an out at third. Smalls caught a fly ball at short and Tricky Dick was able to close out the inning with a quick toss to Kelsey at second.
Top of the second WMPA tried again to score some runs only to come up short with a quick at bat. Reza Joon got a single but was forced out at second in a fielder’s choice that put Megs on first. Rocknrollstar’s hit ended with a Fielders choice that took Megs out at second and with two outs Kelsey’s hit also ended in a fielders choice to bring it to the bottom of the second inning. This time WMPA began making it a bumpy ride for Smooth Riders as TD caught a fly ball in the infield for the first out. Reza Joon caught the next fly ball in left center field bringing the out count to two. After that the momentum picked up as one of the Smooth Riders hit a fly ball to short center field. Reza Joon hustled those little buns as quickly as possible to get that ball and was only able to snag it after a diving catch that put even Aaron Hicks to shame! Way to go Reza Joon!
Top of the third Reba came up to bat and hits one to their shortstop who was able to make the play at first for one out. Boobay’s first at bat of the season resulted in fly out to center field. Yvonne however, took a walk to her bunions on first while Scoots stepped up to knock one out of the park and instead got the third and final out when he hit a fly ball to Left field. It’s all part of the plan! Bottom of the third WMPA’s defense stayed solid when Smalls and Megs made a key play at second for the first out. Tricky Dicks pulled out all the stops when he had a HUGE strikeout and Bigs was able to end the inning with a catch in the infield.
Now that WMPA’s plan of making the Smooth Riders feel overly confident in their ability to claim a victory the magic begins!
Top of the fourth Smalls takes a walk to first then to third when Tricky Dick gets a walk to second. Time for Newbie to step up to the plate and rock a huge double bringing home both Kassy and Richard! Reza Joon also gets a hit bringing Heather home to join in the festivities on the bench. Reza Joon was able to get on second but after Meg’s hit Reza Joon took off toward third and unfortunately got tagged out. Oops! No worries, Reba gave him some coaching as he came back the bench. Unfortunately the scoring stopped there when Megs was forced out at second from a ground hit by Steve and then repeated when Kelsey hit a ground ball to get Steve out at second. WMPA scored three runs to claim the lead over Smooth Riders. The bottom of the fourth was a quick inning when the next three batters hit fly balls to Bigs, Kelsey and Heather. However, Newbie had no ordinary catch. She busted ass to that ball and miraculously stretched out her arm like Stretch Armstrong to snag the ball! Right there it became the Reza Joon and Newbie show! Sign these fools up for the big leagues!
Top of the fifth was unfortunately short lived when Bigs struck out looking! Pretty sure it was an ugly pitch. Moving on down the line Reba struggled as she had a ground out to second. Boobay ripped a line drive right down the third base line. That ball almost got a speeding ticket on its way to third base! Nice hit! Yvonne came up to bat with two outs. Y-VONNE! Y-VONNE!” Cheers Bigs. Unfortunately it was a ground out to end the inning. In the bottom of the fifth Kelsey has a clean play at shortstop to first base to nab the first out. Our Rocknrollstar continues to dominate in right center with a huge catch to secure the second out. The third out is claimed by Reza Joon in left center.
Top of the sixth, WMPA decides enough is enough and nearly bat through the line up. Scoots starts them off by getting on second with a walk. Smalls finally decides to swing at something and ends up with a single. Tricky Dick secures a spot on base with a nice single. Back to the Newbie and Reza Joon show – Heather gets up and has a single to get her on base and brings in Scoots. Reza Joon gets his mustache on again and rocks one to the outfield to bring home Smalls and Tricky Dick. Megs has a GINORMOUS hit over the center fielder’s head bring in Heather. Megs has finally found the sweet spot and what timing! Steve turned up the heat with a big single to bring in Reza Joon. Kelsey also had an awesome hit that put the Smooth Riders to shame and brought in Steve. Unfortunately Megs was tagged out somewhere in the middle of this hitting streak and when Bigs came up to bat he hit a fly ball to the outfield bringing the out count to two. Reba tried one last time to bring home Kelsey but unfortunately the turd at third base caught it and ended the inning.
Top of the seventh and the final inning of the game, Boobay came up to bat and rocked one to centerfield advancing to first base. Yvonne also had a hit that allowed her buns to run to first. With Boobay and Yvonne on base, Scoots took the plate and got his first hit of the game. Unfortunately Boobay was forced out at third but WMPA still had two on base. Smalls struck out from a foul ball off the back of her bat. With two outs, Tricky Dick game up to bat and slammed one in the outfield to bring home Yvonne. Heather also got a single putting Scoots on third and Tricky dick on second. Bases loaded with two outs… No pressure Reza Joon! Reza Joon just came up short on this at bat with a tough defensive play that managed to get him out.
All in all the Pitches came to play and put on quite a show! Joint MVP award of the game goes to Newbie and Reza Joon. Tune in next week to see them do back flips before each catch! Ri-dick-ulous! Unfortunately Dave was unable to make it out but attended in spirit from Holland. Let’s get ready to bring it next week! Over and out!
Game Day Tomorrow
Who's ready for some Sofball?! This week we have all kinds of players back in the mix. Reba will be back at the plate and Boobay will step up to play his first game of the season! Cakes will be cheering us on from Holland and Big News - Lana will be back after this week! Wahoo! Riza will be have softball on the brain as he practices for his football team, St. Paul Pioneers.
Game is at 6:20pm this week as Richard mentioned today on Facebook. Looks like Steve is on beer this week and the weather might be spotty. If for some reason there is terrible weather, look here or facebook or check your phone for cancellations. I will only post or text people if it happens to be cancelled otherwise be prepared to play! Also, below I posted the most up to date standings if you are interested!
Thanks to all of those who attended our practice this week! Thanks to Richard for being the driving force! We were a little rough at first but picked it up as soon as we set our beers down! A noteable highlight was Yvonne's HUGE catch in right field! And I am pretty sure Matt almost hit a woman walking her dog on the other side of the fence! That would have been 10,000 points!
For those of you that missed out, I expect that you hit up the batting cages, run sprints, do push-ups, jumping jacks, up-downs and backflips before this week's game. See ya'll Thursday night for Game Time!
Game #3 Recap
WMPA claimed the “W” on a very close game Thursday night against the Korn Kids! What an awesome victory! WMPA definitely played their best defense and were hitting phenomenally. Final score WMPA- 10, Korn Kids – 9! Let’s hear about the game!
The 6:20pm games can be tough to get there on time. Kelsey, coming from across the metro was a bit late but the ump must have had some happy juice before the game because he let us start the game a girl down without forfeiting! Nice. WMPA was the home team and Korn Kids (otherwise known as the complainers) were the visiting team.
Top of the first, Korn Kids were hittin gaps left and right! Our All-star pitcher Tricky Dick was told after the first few pitches to “slow it down! This is slow-pitch softball!” – Ump. Really?! Our outfield was trying hard with one person short but the Korn Kid’s hits kept finding the green and running bases. After 6 runs and a confidence boost for the Korn Kids our little Sacrificial Lamb showed up and our outfield was stacked. She caught the last fly out to end the inning. Bottom of the first, “time to do work son” – Bigs. Scoots comes up to bat and the pitcher was so worried about complaining about Kelsey being late then stepping in to shut them down in the outfield he failed to pitch Scoots a pitch he could swing at sending him to second base. Smalls gets on first from a gap hit single. Tricky Dick is up and get’s a single to stack the bases for our All-star rookie! She steps up, points to left field, and rocks a HUGE hit over the left fielder’s head for a double sending Scoots, Smalls and Tricky Dick to home plate to score some much needed runs! Bigs comes up to bat and the Ump must have been smokin something because he called Bigs out after to “strikes” thrown below his knees! Open your eyes blue! Sac Lamb is up for the first time of the season and has a fly out to the short stop. RocknRollStar is up to the plate and strikes out for the first time ever in his softball career! What!? WMPA is now trailing 3 to 6.
Top of the second, an ice cream truck deafens the field with its happy music and unless it’s selling beer it has no place here! The Korn Kids managed to score one more run until the WMPA’s defense came to play and started shutting the Korn Kids down! Bigs had a huge throw to first to make the first out. Reza Joon started his huge streak of nabbin fly balls for a second out and our little lamb had our third out at second base. Bottom of the second, Yvonne comes up to bat and has a hard hit to get her to first base. Reza Joon comes up to bat and jacks one right to the fence in center field for a in the park HOME RUN scoring us 2 more runs! “Is this guy on roids?” – Random fan behind the bench. Megs is now up and she has a nice single to run those buns to first. Scoots rips one to short getting the single but the Kids get the force out at two sending Megs back to the bench to have a refreshment. Smalls has a single followed by Tricky Dick’s single loading the bases up. Newbie’s single sends Scoots home to score us yet another run! Unfortunately Bigs can’t get a break and has a fly out to short. Kelsey is up and the short stop shuts us down yet again with a play at second. WMPA is only down by one with a score of 6 to 7.
Top of the third, we held them from scoring any additional runs as Reza Joon caught another fly ball and Bigs and Tricky Dick dominated the infield with their mad fielding skills. Bottom of the third the Pitches couldn’t get much rolling as both Steve and Yvonne hit to their skilled female shortstop for two outs. Reza Joon wasn’t having any of that and had a good hard hit single running lighting speed to first base only to slow down before he got there to make sure he stopped on the base. (Of course the Komplaining Kids had something to say about that! Apparently they think you HAVE to run through the base.) Megs followed suit hitting to the shortstop for an out to end the inning.
Top of the forth was the beginning of the Reza Joon show! Fly ball after fly ball caught to keep them from scoring became the new pattern and WMPA’s defense was in full support cheering him on the entire way! Bottom of the forth, time to score some runs! Starting at the top of the line up, Scoots is up to bat but just can’t get it done. Smalls has a solid hit to left field but just couldn’t get it to drop in the gap causing our second out. Tricky dick gets the momentum rolling with two outs and has a nice single. Newbie is up and the pitcher turns to his left fielder and says “this is your girl!” You’re damn right she was! Heather rocked yet another HUGE hit over his head as if he didn’t learn a damn thing the first time. Tisk Tisk. She brings TD home as she settles on second base. This girl is the RBI queen! Bigs get’s up and has his first big hit of the game – well he may have had to step over it while running to first but that long stride award he received last season deemed true as he stretched those long legs to just barely beat the throw to first. Unfortunately, Sac Lamb was unable to keep the small run going and the inning ended on her ground out to the pitcher. Where’s My Pitches At were able to tie up the game!
Top of the fifth the Kids had a single to get them on base and then managed to send one almost to the fence in right center and our RocknRollStar must have been rockin a little too hard out there because he just barely missed the catch – that damn sun! They managed to score off that hit but no worries as Reza Joon, Heather and Scoots all made catches to bring the Pitches back up to bat. The Korn Kids are now up 8 to 7. Bottom of the fifth our RocknRollStar is up to bat and redeems himself with a skilled hit to get him on first. Yvonne is up and also get’s a single but unfortunately Steve was out at second due to a fielder’s choice. Reza Joon has a similar situation to Yvonne and she is forced out at second. RJ is on first. Two outs…. Put your rally caps on! Megs gets up and gets on base! Scoots gets a single advancing Megs to second and Reza Joon get’s his running shoes on and arrives at home plate safely. Smalls is up and takes a walk. Tricky Dick is up and has a single to advance both Megs and Scoots home. Unfortunately the inning is ended when the Newbie’s hit is finally caught. The great news is Pitches are up 10 to 8 with just one inning left!
Top of the sixth and the last inning, WMPA just needs to hold them from scoring two or more runs! Due to a few uneventful hits from the Korn Kids they end up scoring one run! Now WMPA have to hold them from scoring any more for this game to be over! Reza Joon catches clutch ball in left center. Next out goes to Yvonne behind the plate! Tricky Dick was pitching some made change ups when a ball came off the bat and popped up for Yvonne to snag! Two outs! Finally, Reza Joon gets his mustache on and sends those Kids crying all the way home with his catch to end the game! Score is 10 to 9. Pitches Win!!!!
Other Notable Highlights
Offensive MVP goes to Newbie this week with her incredible 4 RBIs! Defensive MVP of the game goes to Reza Joon with his 7 catches in the outfield. Nice work guys! Just a shout out to Dave for showing up to play and bringing beer even though he just did the book we appreciate your continued effort and love having you at the games. We will miss you the next few weeks but cheer for us from Holland! Also, a shout out to Reba, we missed you and we know the precious ump missed you. Don’t worry Yvonne kept him happy while you were away! Can’t wait to have Boobay back next week as he journeys back from beautiful Hawaii!
Again, great job this week and keep up the good work!
Game Day #3
Game 3 tonight versus Korn Kids! After coming of a big win last week I think the Pitches have great momentum to lead them into tonights game! We also have our Sacrificial Lamb back! Kelsey will be attending tonight and we are super excited to see what she has done in the off season. We will be missing out on Reba and Boobay tonight but Cakes is there to step in for Boobay.
See you all at 6:20pm on Evergreen South Field again! Riza's bringing refreshments! Go team!
Game 2 Recap
WMPA pulled off their first victory last night against the Dream Killers and what a victory it was! They finally managed to have some beautiful weather and everyone looked stunning in their team shirts - including our mascot, Pete! He was getting pissed in the first inning because Dream Killers were overlooking their need for a 3rd base coach but he settled down (mostly) when they finally got it together in the 3rd or something! Final Score WMPA - 4, Dream Killers - 1.
Top of the fist inning we played some tight defense to keep Dream Killers from scoring. Much better than giving up 5 runs in the first last game. They really came to play! WMPA's first at bat went pretty well when they loaded the bases from Small's walk and Tricky Dick's and Meg's singles. Bigs was up with only one out. Unfortunately, he struck out looking at a pitch that was below his knees - Are we sure this Ump didn't get another speeding ticket yesterday? Reba tried but the pitcher caught her hit leaving three of us still on base.
Top of the second we dominated again defensively while we went three and out. Dave started us off in the bottom of the second with a solid single. Steve got another single while Cakes took advantage of their poor fielding skills and managed to score our first run. "Now that's how you run those bases Dave!" - Bigs
Yvonne walked to first advancing our RocknRollStar to second with only one out. Unfortunately, Scoots or Smalls couldn't get the job done and left two runners on base.
Top of the third Tricky Dick started lighting it up! Throwing some mad knuckle balls, curve balls, and fast balls to strike some fools out! That was only the beginning! Defense held them from scoring yet again when RocknRollStar caught a hard fly ball to right center and bombed it back to Scoots at first base to make a killer Double Play to end the inning! Truly Amazing! Bottom of the 3rd, Heather absolutely crushed a huge hit over the outfielder's heads for a double! That'll teach them to move in on our girl! Bigs get's up and the Ump finally calls those low pitches as balls instead of strikes and walks him to second base advancing Newbie to 3rd. Reba takes the walk and loads the bases with only one out yet again! Cakes gives it the old college try but has a fly out to the pitcher. Megs gets up to try but unfortunately get's hits into an out at first and we leave three on base.
Top of the fourth some shit get's crazy in the outfield. RocknRollStar has been killin’ dreams out there with all his mad catches and he decides to go hard at a short ball and dives - just barely missing it. He does some crazy barrel roll and pops right back up! Yvonne backs him up and grabs the ball to finish the play. Bottom of the 4th Steve get's another single and Yvonne get's a solid hit giving her a single and advancing Steve to 2nd base. Scoots is up to bat and fouls out. Smalls hits another fly out for two outs with two on base. Tricky Dick get's up and get's a huge hit for a double to send Steve home and Yvonne rounds third with the go ahead from Cakes and the bench and get's tagged out by plaid shorts as she tried desperately to run from him!
of the fifth our defense keeps on truckin and Tricky Dick keeps on throwin the
heat to make it a quick top of the inning. Bottom of the 5th Newbie hits a big
hit to the outfield but this time they came prepared and caught the ball - one out. Bigs
get's up and hits a BIG double down the third base line to get those long legs
on second. Reba takes a walk and Cakes hits a single to advance Reba to second
and Jeff takes it all the way home. Meg get's up and gets a hit
while Cakes get's thrown out at second. (Even though it was a BS
call and Cakes seemed pretty safe to Yvonne!) With two outs the pressure
is on RocknRollStar but unfortunately he also had a fly out to center field and
they decided to show up to catch it.
Top of the 6th with WMPA leading 3 to 1, Tricky Dick and the Pitches keep up the magic and Megs makes a great play at second to secure the scoreless inning for the Dream Killers. Bottom of the 6th Yvonne get's up and has a nice single to get her on first base! Scoots get's up and takes a walk to second base from precious Sophie (their pitcher) and advances Yvonne to 3rd. Smalls decides to hit even though the D-Bag in the plaid shorts behind the plate told her the entire team wanted her to walk. Instead of swinging the bat back into his face, she hit a hard line drive between 3rd and short to bring Yvonne home and advancing Scoots to 3rd. Richard hits a fly out to the pitcher and Heather get's out on a fly out to center field while Scoots makes a run for it to home! The center fielder bombs it towards home and miraculously get's the ball to the catcher - unfortunately for us the catcher nabs the ball and tags Scoots out AFTER he touches the base. Wait... What? Isn't that an out? Um... Boobay meets privately with the Ump to find out WTF. After a precious discussion Boobay comes back to the bench with some key words written on the book. *Close Plays you HAVE to slide!* - Stupid! Anyway - moving on...
Top of the 7th we had some mad strikeouts yet again and some awesome defensive plays in the field to keep them from scoring. Bottom of the 7th Bigs gets walked again, Reba decided to hit but drove a hard hit right to the pitcher which she snagged to bring us to one out. Dave got up and hit a hard line drive to short. Bigs thought for sure she wouldn't be able to catch it so he took off towards third when she nabbed it right before it hit the ground. Bigs didn't know what hit him he turned to head back to second and short threw him out to ending the inning.
Top of the 8th WMPA take the field hoping to hold the Dream Killers to just the one run they have. First
batter comes up and hits a fly ball in an awkward spot between Scoots and Yvonne. He advances to second and thinks he can lead off... hello - slow-pitch! Second batter gets up and a swing and a miss! A swing and another miss! Saweet - one out. Next batter - swing and miss, then a hit to left center and Dave makes the play keeping the player on second - two outs. Next batter - most likely a swing and a miss because TD's pitching skills are sick - next pitch they finally hit and it's a fly ball to Dave to complete the last out of the game. Wahoo!
Other Notable Highlights
All that practice paid off! This week defense dominated holding the Dream Killers to just one run. WMPA really stepped it up this week cutting the strikeouts from five last week to only two this week. One area of improvement that we need to work on is scoring those left on base. We had 15 runners left on base throughout the game where last week we only had 7.
How bout Reba!? She had her first catch behind home plate to secure Tricky Dick’s strikeout. She got a lot of action behind the plate because of all the change ups TD was throwing saying “I’ve never had so many ticks!” Heather is proving time and again what a great asset she is to this team with her rocket arm and Babe Ruth batting skills! She may be new but she’s here to stay! Yvonne – Most improved offensive player of the game! This week’s game she had an average of 1000 – a huge improvement from last weeks 0.00! Nice work Yvonne! Our most improved defensive player of the game is Megs! She gained some confidence and kept her glove down and made some clean key plays for the WMPA. As I mentioned many times in the recap, RocknRollStar had an incredible game and was named the MVP of the game! With countless huge catches in the outfield to a stellar batting average yet again he led the team to a victory! Tricky Dick showed that team where our pitches were at – right down the middle and into Reba’s glove! Strike out Mania! Scoots, our solid first baseman stretched to save a few key wild throws to him to secure the out and keep the runners from advancing! Bigs is back! And so is his encouragement and tips to help us improve are always much appreciated and much needed! Smalls did her thing and took coaxed the team into glamorous pictures as usual. Check out the pictures page for more footage!
Boobay decided to show up to use his mad book keeping skills and wear half his jersey all night – apparently that is the new thing. Also a big should out to Jorge for staying to cheer us on! For Riza and Kelsey and Lana - we missed you guys!
Game Day #2
Who's ready to win!? Tonight is a match up against Dream Killers. Let's say we kill their dream of a victory! Looks like we will be missing Kelsey for just one more game. Bobby will not be playing but he will be attending to cheer us on and drink some beer! Dave will be there to step in for him - something about being sun burnt from Vegas!?
Game starts at 7:20pm on the same field as last time. Make sure to be there a little early to warm up. Megan will be providing refreshments which will be much needed as we play in the beautiful 78 degree weather. Finally!
Game 1 Results
Damn good job for the first game! We didn't get the W - But we came real close! Final Score WMPA 10 - Ferguson -11.
Started out a little rough in the first inning while we all tried Highlightsdesperately to warm up in the brisk, windy night air. Due to some errors by the WMPA (Where's My Pitches AT) Ferguson scored 5 runs in the the top of the first. WMPA did score two runs in the bottom of the first due to some great singles by Heather, Steve and Kassy, and a few key walks by Dave and Megan! The top of the second inning we made some changes in the feild and held Ferguson to 3 runs. Unfortunately we went 3 and out in the bottom of the second. A heavy hitter on Ferguson bombed a forgetable home run over the centerfield fence to give them 3 more runs on the board. Someone check him for roids! The bottom of the third was the start of our push towards a victory rally.As we had 4 singles to bring in two more runs the score climbed to 11-4. In the top of the fourth our defense really stepped it up and kept them from scoring any runs! With some great hits and some aggressive base running we were able to bring one more run in. The ump was just about to call the game when Dave went to bat for the whole team to extend the game due to a delayed start! Dave really showed him! He did get a talkin' to after just to make sure Dave "knew who was boss". Get em' Dave! Reba used her girlish charm to warm the ump up and settle him down a bit! Nice teamwork!
Anyway, back to the game! The top of the 5th was key for the defense. We held them from scoring any additional runs! As we came up to bat in the bottom of the 5th we led off with Cakes who got on second due to a wild overthrow from shortstop to 1st! Megan then got on base and Steve's single landed us our first run of the inning from some great base running from Dave. A fly out from Yvonne brought Riza up to the plate for his first at bat of the game. Unfortunately it was shortlived when he struck out. Reba came up to bat as she rocked a single to get Megan to third and Steve to second. Bases loaded! Scoots headed to the plate with hope to bring in some runs for us - and he did when he hit a single to bring Megs in and advance the runners. Bases loaded again! Smalls came up to bat but couldn't get a pitch so she walked to first bringing Megan to home plate. Tricky Dick failed to get a hittable pitch advancing to second base bringing in Rockinrollstar and Reba! Score is now 10-9 - down by only one run! At bat with two runners on second and third with two outs - Heather steps up and fouls out from the crappy pitches that prick was throwing! What a comeback! Great game everyone! I am a proud coach!
I want to send a special shoult out to Jorge and Dave who stepped and made some awesome plays for us! We really appreciate you guys stepping in for our missing creatures! As for Boobay, Bigs and Kelsey. See you next week guys! And to you Lana - We miss you!
First Game tonight Pitches! Can't wait! Looks like the rain might stay away but you all might want to dress warm! I will bring jerseys tonight for those of you who haven't already received yours! And of course I will bring the beer!
Try to be there at least by 8 to warm up! We will be playing under the lights tonight so let's get our first W!
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Pete gives this practice two thumbs up! The weather ended up feeling like May weather, we had no injuries and Riza nearly hit a train! Thanks to all of you that made it out and thanks so much to your friends too! For those of you that didn't make it, we missed you!
Check out the new pictures posted from practice! Feel free to post some too if you have them!
Bad Ass Attire Has Arrived!
Today the shirts were delivered and they look saweet!!! Make sure if you haven't paid you do so on the first game to get your shirt!
There is now a Calendar Page that has all upcoming events. This includes games, practices etc. Check it out. Feel free to add to the Calendar with any events you may have. Also, here is a good place to let me know if you will not be able to make it to a game.
Please become a member of the site if possible. Not sure what it does - but it's cool!
Click below to checkout the schedule for beer. Make sure you bring enough for everyone and if possible it would be great to have it chilled! I am bringing it the first week and normally a case would work. Yvonne is coming though so I am thinking I might stock up a bit! Personalized koozies will also be provided to keep it chilled and to help us identify who's beer it is!
Practice Makes Perfect
Thanks to all those who participated in the preseason practice yesterday on such a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Everyone looked great including all of our non-team peeps! Good thing we have access to some BA subs if we need them! If you check out the photo page there are more pics of everyone!
If anyone is up for another practice before we start the seasonI can see if we can get one of the Becker Fields for practice. It's right behind Buffalo Wild Wings. I was thinking 7pm Thursday night. Check out the Blog page to comment and let me know your thoughts!
Softball Schedule is in!!!
Check out this link to see the schedule!
Shirts are Ordered!
As of yesterday the softball shirts have been ordered. They came to a cost of $26.50 each. We also were able to purchase a mascot shirt for Pete! Customink added a little pazazz to the shirts which will be a surprise for you all! They are dry-fit material and hopefully we will get some warm weather to enjoy the moisture wicking features!
Please be sure to submit your cash or check payment to Jeff as soon as you can.
The shirts are scheduled to be in by May 7th for sure and possibly earlier if they bust their britches. And they will be here by our first game!