Wednesday, June 20, 2012

YSA: Worst. Loss. Yet.

Just when it seemed like things could not get worse for the Hounds, we showed up to DeWitt tonight and laid a big fat egg. The game started out rough and we were quickly down 8-1. It was a complete team failure, with our defense being particularly horrid. At times, I did not recognize the team on the field. It was an embarrassing night. You know it is bad when the only silver lining is that we did not get mercy-ed. Despite putting up some runs in the middle innings, the result was never really in doubt. I can't see how we can go anywhere but up after this evening. Final Score: Hounds 7, Chico's 18.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

YSA: Vote for Hounds All-Stars

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Friday, June 15, 2012

YSA: Hounds Drop 3rd in a Row

On a beautiful June evening, the Hounds took to the field to try to get back on the winning track. We were up against the team from The Stumble Inn, who are in the top tier of the league. Unfortunately, we were short-handed for this game, and it would prove to be costly. Wink was our starting pitcher and he pitched and fielded his position very well. He deserved the victory, but we were not able to muster enough offense. It did not help that we had to take an automatic out each time through the order due to the fact we were short-handed. It was hard to get any type of rally going and let's give credit to Stumble Inn as they have some impressive players. Their SS was particularly dominant.

This would prove to be an epic ballgame. We held a 5-3 lead until the bottom of the 6th, when Stumble tied it on a cheap 2-run home run. The game was played on a razor's edge for the next few innings, with each team refusing to give an inch. Ultimately, Stumble had runners on 2nd & 3rd with 2 outs and their clean-up hitter due up. After an intentional walk to load the bases, the next hitter stroked one up the middle and off the glove of the diving Iain for the game-winning, walk-off hit. Final Score: Hounds 5, Stumble Inn 6. (10 innings)

This is one of those games that only those that were there can truly appreciate. I hope we will bring the same spirit and defensive cohesion we had for this game to our remaining games. If we do that and can produce just a little more offense, we will be very hard to beat. There is still hope to make the playoffs.

Friday, June 1, 2012

YSA: Stats Thru MidWay Point

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YSA: Hounds Fall Again; Season in Turmoil

After a strong 3-1 start to the season, we dropped another one today to make it two losses in a row and a .500 record. The opponent was Paragon Sports, and although they played with great spirit, they are a team we should beat handily when we are playing like we can. Last week, our defense was strong and our offense was weak, while this week it was vice versa. Margaret was the starting pitcher and she did her job and gave us a chance to win. We let her down defensively though and gave Paragon way too many extra outs. The bottom of the 5th was particularly bad as we gave up 6 runs to cough up a 5-4 lead. The one silver lining is that we mounted a gallant comeback in the bottom of the 7th and even had the tying run on base, but it was too little, too late. Final Score: Hounds 8, Paragon 11.

We are in the doldrums team but there is still time to turn this thing around.