|Both Triffid & Zeb played major roles in our win over the Pineapples: Zeb with a 3 for 3 day including a game-tying home run; Triffid with her usual excellent pitching plus a 2-run double|
I’m behind on the game recaps, but in fact our last two games present mirror images of each other, as the final September game & the first in October ended with the same final score: 8-5. Unfortunately, we were only on the “eight” side for one of the two.
Our game against the Pineapples took place on a lovely afternoon with a summer feeling. I’d seen part of two Pineapples games, & was aware of two things: their hitters aren’t exceptional, but they play very good defense. The latter in particular was on display that day.
|Lauren hit in tough luck against the Pineapples, but did draw a walk & score a run, & played her usual strong defensive game|
|In a game where every base runner mattered, Nicole worked two walks, & played solidly at second|
|Mark went 2 for 3 with a triple & a big rbi single; he also played a good game at shortstop|
|Rob had a huge rbi double in the fifth inning; Bryce is in the background, patrolling center--despite being robbed twice, Bryce came up big with an rbi double in the sixth; Nicole at second|
|Emily also drew two walks, including a big two-out at bat in the bottom of the sixth that allowed Cameron to come up with the bases juiced|
|Cameron had two doubles, including the big 2-run double in the bottom of the sixth|
|Nicole, Emily H, & Kristina during one of our at bats early in the game; we only had 10 at the game, so everyone was in the field!|
|Triffid pitched a strong game as always, & scored a run after notching a base hit in the fourth|
|Kristina had an rbi single!|
dickbat.biz scored two runs in the top of the first, & despite a single by Lauren & a double by Emily K in the bottom of the inning, we were unable to score. Our opponents added a third run in the second, & we were only able to record one single in the second, a base hit by yours truly. Emily H & Kristina were both robbed of hits by fine defensive plays by their shortstop & left fielder respectively, & that was the inning.
|Big game for Lauren! 3 for 4 & an incredible performance in left field, denying dickbat.biz of one hit after another|
|Mark had a single & played a really solid game at short|
|Emily H had an rbi single too!|
|Emily K went 2 for 4 with a single & a double, continuing her strong hitting in the Fall League|
|Nicole played sick, & what a gamer she was! Big rbi double during our sixth inning rally, then scored from second on a close play following Lauren's single!|
|Steven had a single & scored a run in the bottom of the sixth|
|Cameron at the plate against dickbat.biz|
Next week: 10/11 vs The Syndicate! (weather gods permitting)