Friday, May 18, 2012

YSA: Hounds Stumble

After winning easy in our last game, we were faced with a greater challenge at Central Park's North Meadow. The Citrin Cooperman team is solid all the way around. They played us very tough, and even though we took a 3-0 lead in the top of the 1st, we would not score again the entire game. Juice was on the mound for us and she did everything she could to keep us in the game as she always does, but we did not do enough on the offensive end. It was a humbling game and a reminder we have work to do if we are to compete with the elite. Final Score: Hounds 3, CC 6.

We have now lost 2 of our last 3(both losses by a score of 6-3). We are now 3-2 and at a crossroads to our season. Will we drop to .500 or will we go to 4-2? I refuse to even entertain the possibility of the former. The way I see it, we will need to go at least 8-4 to ensure a spot in the playoffs and with this latest loss we are leaving ourselves little room for error. I am confident though we can get a winning streak going. Our defense is good but we need to do a better job at the plate. We had too many pop ups today and that doesn't do anything for us. Pop ups don't move the runners along and put no pressure on the defense. I know we can do better.

Friday, May 11, 2012

YSA: Hounds Destroy The Misfits

With Wink on the mound the Hounds got back to their winning ways against the Misfits. The game was close until about the midway point when we blew it open with some timely hitting. Karim led the way going 2 for 2 with a walk and 3 RBIs. Meanwhile, our defense was tight, stifling the Misfits at every turn. They got so frustrated that things got a bit testy but fortunately cooler heads prevailed. The game was closed out with a slick 10-4 double play orchestrated by rookie Rebecca. Final Score: Hounds 15, Misfits 5.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

YSA: Stats Thru 3 Games

Hard to believe, but 3 games are in the bag already. Now is a good time to look at the stats.

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YSA: Hounds Fall to Wolves

For Game 3 of the season Juiena took the mound for us as we were hoping to go 3-0. We were up against one of if not the best team in the League, the Citywolves. We played well and held our own against the champs, but we did commit some miscues which cost us dearly. Juice was in full Houdini mode, getting out of jam after jam. She gave us a chance to win the game but we did not do enough to get her the win. The Wolves are a complete team and were able to prevail this time, but we can take some comfort in knowing we kept it close. Final Score: Hounds 3, Citywolves 6.

Let's shake off this first loss and come out strong next week. Same time, same place.