Wednesday, February 28, 2007
On Monday we were scheduled to play the best team in the league (nope, it's not us this season...yet), Crabby Patty's. They were undefeated in their six games and had scored an insane amount of runs. By the time the game is set to start we are down two females, meaning we can only play 7 guys in the field/lineup and we take an automatic out at the end of our batting order. So, we start the game handicapped. In the first inning we manage to score 5 runs, and we tell ourselves in the dugout, we just gotta stay on top of them. No defensive errors, and we can't let them get ahead. The replied with two runs in their first inning.
It immediately became clear to us that this was a superior team and that they had a strategy on how to win. In the entire game they only hit one ball to left field (where theoretically one of the best defensive players would be put). They all had the ability to place the ball; their men only swung half strength and they marched around the bases on solid line drives to the outfield, right over the infielders heads and dropping for base hits. But we managed to hold them off, playing shallow in the outfield and foiling their plot. We stayed ahead of them for a long time. The game continued like this until the second to last inning.
In the bottom of the second to last inning, the score was 12-8 in favor of them and time was running off the clock like it was going out of style. We barely manage to have enough time to start another inning. Top of our order. Mike gets a single. I get a double, sliding into second without regard for the defensive player. Allison get a single. Mike scores, I'm on third, Allison is on first. Brennan comes up to the plate. He swings, sweet sound, ball carries, homerun!!! Gump is up 13-12 with Brennan's first homerun ever!
We hold then off in the bottom of the 9th (so to speak) and come home to squeak by with a victory, handicapped and all! It was awesome!
(And the youth group was there to support us - thanks guys!)
What a story! Congratulations on your victory!!
Oh my gosh, I totally think we're your good luck charm like Allison said. Except for you and Brennan- you both have natural talent. Paco's cool too. :]
By , at 10:30 PM
Smooth as... satin?