Sunday, July 26, 2009

MAJA: Hounds Sweep the Defending Champs

Looking to keep the momentum going, the Hounds got up nice and early to play Double D's, the defending champs at Heckscher Field. Unfortunately, our opponents didn't share our punctualness and they didn't have enough people until about an hour after our games were scheduled to begin. Needless to say, the first game was called a forfeit.
For Game 2, they were barely able to field enough, but the game did get underway. The Skipper put Margaret back on the mound, seeing no need to stray from our winning formula. She continued her impeccable run of form and never let Double D's get a big rally. After a team defensive lapse in the 1st inning allowed them to score a questionable run, we proceeded to play that solid Hounds 'D' for the rest of the game. 
On offense, our bats were mostly quiet. The load was carried by the top of the order. Jason T. and George both went 3 for 3, and Amelia drove in 3 runs on 2 hits. We scored 4 runs total, and went into their last at-bat leading 4-2 with a runner on 3rd base and one out. Their hitter then proceeded to hit a comebacker to Margaret. She checked the runner at 3rd, and threw over to the firstbaseman Dave for the 2nd out. The not-very-fast runner at 3rd must not have known what type of team he was playing against, because he tried to score on the play. Dave threw a seed to the catcher Karim who was perfectly positioned, and the runner was out by a mile. Silly, silly man. Final Score: Hounds 4, Double D's 2. We finagled our way into the bar a little early, and after a torturous wait for the food, the promised subs, dogs, and pizza were delivered. It hit the spot.
Our record now stands at 9 and 1. I think it's pretty safe to say that we are in the playoffs. Now it's just a matter of sewing up a top seed and getting some kind of advantage. I've checked the schedule and it seems like our final two opponents are on the weaker end of the spectrum. Let's continue to dominate...

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