Game Highlights Archive
Thursday Game Highlights 9/09/2021
Team 5 beat Team 4 27-13:
Question for our viewers - Is lack of hitting a good write up?
Team 6 beat Team 1 23-11:
by building an early lead and getting excellent defense and five big insurance runs in the bottom of the 8th to secure the win. Klaus Waiblinger and Rick Nafis provided a couple huge defensive plays with Tom Martinez going 4-for-4 to lead balanced offense.
Team 3 beat Team 2 17-6:
Tuesday Game Highlights 9/07/2021
Team 3 beat Team 1 19-13:
Writeup coming later.
Team 2 beat Team 4 22-19:
Team 6 beat Team 5 14-10:
Team 6 defeated first place Team 5 in 7 innings. They got off to a fast start going up 10-2 after the 2nd inning. But while their offense sputtered, their pitching and defense held up and they scratched across two big insurance runs in the bottom of the 6th and held on as team 5 scores just 3 runs in the visitor's portion of the 7th.
Thursday Game Highlights 8/19/2021
Team 1 beat Team 4 19-13:
It was fairly close until the 6th inning when Jim Konrath hit a fly ball that outfielder Mark O'Donnell went back on, reached out, and apparently caught it as he fell over backwards, but released the ball when he hit the ground. The play either cleared the bases for 5 runs, or was the 3rd out. Play resumed while the rule book was consulted, and on page 2, definition of "catch", states, "it is not a catch if a fielder ... falls to the ground and loses possession of the ball as a result of ... falling to the ground." So 5 runs were tallied, and Team 1 never looked back.
Team 5 beat Team 2 14-10:
Report coming soon.
Team 3 beat Team 6 12-7:
The Tuesday-only contingent of Team 3 rocked Thursday showing up big to lead Team 3 to its first victory. Now we have 1 win, 1 loss, 1 tie and 1 forfeit. What's next? Champ, Dickey, Robles, Teeter and Tomlinson all had 3 hits, and the defense as a unit for both teams was stellar. Adam McGlaflin was back with his antics on the basepaths running wild on close plays (why stop at second ... or third?) causing panic and confusion. Team 3 - the most exciting team in town.
Tuesday Game Highlights 8/17/2021
Team 2 ties Team 3 22-22:
Team 3 got off to a lead they held until the 8th inning when team 2 tied them at 12 and then jumped into an 8-run lead with 10 in the 9th. Newbie Robert Robles didn't find his bifocals but did find pitches to his liking in a 5-for-6 effort; as did rookie Alan Elder on base 4-for 6. Tim Elliott went 5-for-6 with a booming double. John Champ had a couple singles, a couple doubles. Even the webmaster gets to blow his own horn with 4 base hits and a home run.
Team 2 has gotten ties down, now two-for-two, to perfectly even their record 1-1 (actually 0-0-2 but we can't figure out how to display that).
Team 5 beats Team 4 16-15:
A mechanic inspected Team 5 and the CLUTCH is in perfect condition. The battle was long and arduous with Brad Coutin, Don Crenshaw, Klotsy, and "Just in Time" Swede Lundgren above average hitting, Bionic Brad gazelle-catching, and the infield Hoovering. We were ahead, they were ahead and the game was tied after five. Team 4 put up 2 in the sixth and donuts ruled until the bottom of the ninth. Down two, Team 5 spotted Team 4 two outs when Crenshaw stepped up to the plate. Don calmly singled to right, Nick Basta followed with another single, and Jack Allegretti singled again to score Don. Joel Glassman topped it off with a two-run single and WALKED OFF. A perfect clutch performance.
Team 1 beat Team 6 16-13
In this 8-inning early game, team 6 lead early, but their offense sputtered after the 3rd. Team 1 took the lead for keeps in the 5th, spurred on by home runs by Mark Forster and Karl Burk and nice catches in the outfield by Andy Jauch, Mark Forster, Mark Turnlund and Phil Hutter. btw Freddie may have forgotten to mention a stray K.
Thursday Game Highlights 8/05/2021
Team 6 beats Team 5 20-11:
What the heck just happened? Hat's off to Jimmy D. He had like 10 put-outs and 5 double plays!! Big Al, Wooolsey, and Joel G-man, all hit perfectly aimed laser shots to Team 6 defenders. Okay, T5 also fed Allen-town several tasty donuts, and the FCs on the scorebook meant they didn't have a 'F'at'C'hance of winning this one. One highlight: BC went 5 for 5. I'm told they learned so much and apparently they shouldn't feel too bad because half the league lost today. These guys don't get down, they just go get 'em next time.
What the heck just happened? Hat's off to Jimmy D. He had like 10 put-outs and 5 double plays! Big Al, Woooolsey, and Joel G-man, all hit perfectly aimed laser shots to Team 6 defenders. Okay, T5 also fed Allen-town several tasty donuts, and the FCs on the scorebook meant they didn't have a 'F'at'C'hance of winning this one. One highlight: BC went 5 for 5. I'm told they learned so much and apparently they shouldn't feel too bad because half the league lost today. These guys don't get down, they just go get 'em next time.
-Anonymous T5 Super Fan
Team 1 beats Team 3 9-0:
Oh, oh. You know what that means. The first forfeit since October 11, 2018. Short by one guy. See one guy can make a difference.
Team 6 and Team 5 "Rained out"
What will happen to field 1? Stay tuned.
Tuesday Game Highlights 8/03/2021
Team 1 ties Team 2 19-19:
After 8 innings, Team 2 led by one run. In the top of the ninth, Fred Gershkoff led off with a sinking line drive to right-center on which Kirk Dunning made one of his classic diving catches just above the turf. Great catch! After the next man made an out, sub Jon Reynolds started off a rally with a sharp single, followed by a game tying double by lead-off man Bob O'Sullivan, followed by a go-ahead triple by Noel Dobson. The next man ended the inning with a grounder to third. In the bottom of the ninth, Dunning led off with a triple and scored on Pat Steele's sac fly. The next two batters made outs, resulting in the tie game.
Team 4 beats Team 6 13-10:
Team 4 won today on the outstanding outfield play of Roy Alberts and the clutch hitting in the top of the 9th inning by the middle of the lineup.
LCF Roy Alberts saved the game for Team 4 with two outstanding catches. Defensive gems for both teams, but fun and close game. Team 6 lost new player, Tom Martinez, to calf injury half way through the game and Team 6 already had to pick up a player to contend with 11 players. Thanks to Bob Klotz for adding to the Team 6 close-but-no-cigar effort.
Team 5 beats Team 3 14-11:
After both teams put up a 1-2-3 first inning, Team 3 came out smoking with 4 in the 2nd, followed by 2 and 4, but then faltered. Perfect days at the plate for Louie Gonzales and Tom Larson, who was promptly traded off the team. Welcome to Robert Robles who will buy lunch today for everyone who shows.
A double no-hitter after one inning was destroyed by a Team 3 fiver in the second. Of course, we all know the tortoise wins the race as Team 3 put up 3, 3, 5, and 3 over the next four innings to win 14-10. Wooooolsey banked 4 RBIs, Jack-"ay", Nicky Bee, and don't call me Klotzy each picked up a pair. Though it really shouldn't be documented, Team 3's "Champ" ricocheted a ball off "Sly"brandy's balls for a painful single. No "O' fers, with D-Chan, Woooolsey, Nicky Bee, and Slybrandy batting 1000. Nice win Team 5!
Team Narratives, Prior season:
1. Spring 2021 June 15 - July 13