Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Postcard Mania wins their game, so we play them for the finals. I guess we needed a warmup game, cause our bats came alive. In the first inning we bat around, scoring seven. They answer with 4. We reply with 4 and they answer with none. Back and forth it goes. Brennan hits two homeruns in the course of the game, which was cool. I also kept getting hits, nothing huge, but good, solid base hits. We turn double plays, indicative of our great defense. Finally, the game ends oddly. It is the bottom of the sixth (second to last inning) and the score is 19-9. We hold them to no runs and when they get out the third time, the ump calls, "That's game!" Most of us are confused. Then they explain it - the 10-run rule. Even if they score 10 runs in the next inning, that would mean they only tie us, and you can't tie in a championship game. My question was, why not let us play, see what happens. If they tie it, we have to keep playing. We weren't afraid they were going to, but the chance was there. But, apparently that wasn't in the cards. So, rather abrubtly and somewhat anti-climacticly, the game ends in victory for us. The defending champs retain their title. Forrest Gump - back-to-back Champions!
And...even better, Postcard Mania (actually one of the nicest teams we've played all season) isn't playing next season. So, in the parking lot, we were talking with them and picked up two of their strongest female players, filling a void we anticipated for next season - which is only two weeks away I might add. Our team continues to get stronger and Gump will be gunning for a third straight championship beginning April 2. See you out there!
where's the shoutout to the devoted cheerleaders who helped you warm up for the second game? the cheerleaders who won the affection of OTHER teams?
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