|Triffid had a great game recording four strikeouts & no walks (as usual!) She was named Player of the Day - with Emily K at third base|
Sunday September 13th was an ideal day for a softball game: warm & sunny, & a summer feeling in the air; & the Underhanded Compliments & Yurs Bar (AKA Up Yurs) played a rollicking softball game indeed, going to extra innings, Unfortunately, we came out on the wrong end of a 19-18 score.
We got off to a solid start in the first inning, as Zeb, Lauren, & Matt led off with consecutive singles, & then Rob followed with a 2-run double, & Emily K added on with a 2-run single. Unfortunately, we were unable to add on, & Yurs scored 3 runs in answer in the bottom of the inning. We were playing as the visiting team, & that may have been a crucial factor in this tight game.
|Rob also had a big game going 3 for 5 with two doubles, a triple & 6 rbis!|
|Kristina had a big hit in the second|
|Huge day for Zeb: 5 for 5, 4 runs scored, including 2 homers & a triple!|
|Emily K was 2 for 4 plus a walk, including a homer & 4 rbis!|
In the top of the seventh, Mark led off with a single—his fourth hit on the day—& after two outs were recorded, Zeb tripled to right. We had a two-run lead going into the bottom of the seventh.
|Mark had a big 4 for 4 game, including a homer & a double.|
|Lauren was 2 for 4 plus a walk, with three runs scored|
It’s unusual for Underdog Sports league games to go to extra innings because the games are run on a tight schedule. However, our game was the final game of the day, & so we went to the eighth inning. We went down quietly in the top of the inning—our only base runner was Emily K, who worked a 2-out walk.
|Matt on the move! 4 for 5 including a homer, 4 runs scored & 4 rbis|
It was a tough loss. While we’ve been scoring a lot of runs, we’ve been surrendering a lot so far this fall as well. But one thing for sure: this is no fault of Triffid, who really pitched a great game & was let down by the defense on several occasions. Triffid recorded 4 strikeouts without a walk (the latter almost goes without saying), & was named player of the day.
We’ll hope to get back on the winning side on 9/20 (today, actually!) against the Beestroyers!
Next Week: The Beestroyers!