Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Zog: Hounds Bash Maroons

With a record of 5-2, the Hounds entered play on a gorgeous June afternoon firmly entrenched in the upper half of the standings. We were at Riverbank State Park, also known as Hounds Field. In the opposing dugout were the Maroons, a Fordham Alumni team we have had no trouble with in the past.

As the home team, we took the field first. Juiena was starting pitcher and she entered the game with lots of confidence from her previous outings. The Maroons scored one run in the first off two clean hits, but we held them to that one run. Now it was our turn to bat and we took command of the game from the very start. A four pitch walk to Alan set the whole thing off for us, and we proceeded to score 8 runs in that bottom of the 1st. From there we just dominated the game. Our hitters really came up big and the pitching & defense were stellar. Juiena was a battler all night and didn't walk anybody. On offense everybody did damage, the standouts were Alan(3-3, 2 RS, 3RBI), Dave(3-4, HR, 3RS, 4RBI), Mega(4-4, 3 RS, 2 RBI), Amy (2-3, 2 RS, RBI), and Karim(2-3, 2 RBI, RS). 

By the midway point of the game we were up big and the result was already locked up. The Maroons looked shaken but let's give them credit for being good sports. Due to time limit, the game was called two innings early depriving us the chance to reach the 20s in runs or maybe even beat the Hounds record(27). The final out was fittingly a comebacker to the pitcher. Final Score: Hounds 18, Maroons 5.

Very good win, team. These Maroons were right behind us in the standings so we have now put some distance between us and them. With only 4 games left I see that the remainder of our games are against the lower half teams. We must continue to build on this and head into the playoffs strong.