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Re-Entry scored in every inning, as it cruised to a victory in the
first game of the spring season.
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Re-Entry was missing three key women players, although some last
minute substitutes ensured that Re-Entry would play with a full squad.
Nevertheless, relentless hitting and fairly solid defense contributed
to the third win of the season, increasing the Re-Entry winning streak
to ten games (Re-Entry remains unbeaten in the 2008--09 academic
year). However, Re-Entry's streak of consecutive innings in which at
least one run was scored was halted at 14 when they came up empty in
the second inning of the game against Porter Pounders w/ Cheese.
However, they more then made up for the momentary power outage with a
nine run third inning and repeated it again in the fifth inning
following another goose egg. The game's outcome had long been decided
when Porter Pounders w/ Cheese contributed a spirited seventh inning
rally, scoring six runs to make the final score somewhat respectable.
With the team nearly at full strength, Re-Entry extended its winning
streak to eleven games with a strong performance. Howie led off the
first inning with a solo homerun (part of a 5 for 5 hitting
performance that finally broke his prolonged hitting slump). With
0strong hitting from the complete lineup, it was 18--3 after three
innings, and the final result was a foregone conclusion. This
provided Re-Entry with the opportunity to mix it up in the field.
Both Allison and Howie took turns in left field in order to give our
outfielders some infield practice. Among some of the highlights were
a diving catch of a line drive by Rob at first base, and an unusual
6-5-4 double play, with David at third base alertly throwing to
second for the second out, which snuffed out a House 4 rally in the
In a game where first place in the division was at stake, and a
playoff spot was on the line, Re-Entry left nothing to chance with a
convincing 19--7 victory over the Big Bangers. With solid defense in the
early innings and timely hitting (the first three runs of the game
were scored in a two-out rally), Re-Entry jumped to an 8--0 lead.
The no-hitter was broken in the bottom of the third, when the Big
Bangers pushed across two runs. But, the big bats of Re-Entry came
alive in the 4th inning, with a 10 run (mercy rule) outburst that put
the game on ice.
The final game of the regular season vs. Balls Deep was not played,
as our opponents failed to show up. Thus, Re-Entry received credit
for the victory, thereby completing a second consecutive undefeated
regular season! Re-Entry then played an exhibition game with
Team Awesome, the third place team of Division II, as a tune-up for
the playoffs. After falling
behind 8--4, Re-entry rallied to take a 9--8 lead in the top of the
sixth inning. After yielding one more run to Team Awesome in the
bottom half of the 6th, Re-Entry
scored seven runs in the top of the seventh and completed the victory
with three sharp defensive plays in a one-two-three seventh inning.
All winning streaks eventually end. Unfortunately, after 13 consecutive victories, Re-Entry's bats cooled off at an inopportune time, thereby falling just short on the losing end of a 10--8 defeat at the hands of an inspired effort of Dance Biscuits. Despite taking a quick 4--0 lead, Re-Entry was not able to hold on to a four run (and later a three run lead). With the exception of Tim, whose triple and homerun resulted in five RBIs, the Re-Entry bats were quiet for the most part. Despite a few errors in the field, a number of fielding gems kept the game from getting out of hand, and Re-Entry clung to a two run lead entering the bottom of the 6th. But, a four run outburst by Dance Biscuits gave them their first lead of the game. That inning turned out to be decisive, as Re-Entry was unable to recover in the top of the 7th inning.
As a result, it was an early and unexpected exit from the playoffs.
Although we were ultimately unsuccessful in our defense of the
fall championship, all in all it was a pretty successful academic year
in which Re-Entry won 13 games and lost one (the latter by two runs).
The team should be proud of their accomplishments!
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