Monday, October 12, 2009

Zog: Hounds Get Back on Track

The place was Roosevelt Island.The time, a beautiful fall Sunday afternoon. Our opponents were a group called Suds N Strikes, and we knew we had to re-bound from our tough loss last game. We came out ready to handle business and it was time to play ball.

Margaret was starting pitcher and was her usual dominant self. Meantime, our offense exploded for 8 runs in the first two innings. Wink, George, and Amelia were a formidable 1-2-3 combination, each going 2 for their first 2. No home runs in this game for us, we just strung together hits and were disciplined at the plate. Soon we were up 8-1. We made a pitching change midway through the game, Juiena stepping up to take the ball. She pitched admirably but was let down by several errors by the defense. Our offense added some more runs, but our opponents kept battling, and we entered the last inning only up 12-8. Suds tacked on a couple and had the tying run at the plate with two outs. That's when Wink got the ball to put out the fire. He got the one batter he faced to pop up harmlessly to center, mission accomplished. Final Score: Hounds 12, Suds 10.

This was a great win for us, because everyone contributed in some way, that always feels good. We are now 3 and 1, and are in good position to make a playoff run. We still have plenty of work to do though, and I have a feeling there are no weak teams in this division. Let's stay focused.

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