Team Re-Entry Softball Box Scores for Spring 2009

Game #1: Re-Entry vs. Team Chug and Slug

Team Chug and Slug0 200 40 2 8
Re-Entry 1 1 3 5 3 3 x 16

Re-Entry scored in every inning, as it cruised to a victory in the first game of the spring season.

Game #2: Re-Entry vs.Febreeze

Re-Entry 3 10 3 2 22 5 27
Febreeze 1 1 4 0 0 0 3 9

Re-Entry continued its winning ways by knocking off the first place team in a decisive 27--9 victory. The ten-run rule was invoked in the second inning, as the Re-Entry bats heated up and nine runs crossed the plate before the first out of the inning. Multiple homeruns by our power hitters (David, Asher, and Tim) fueled the hitting outburst, while the rest of the lineup contributed as well. Runs were scored in each inning, while the defense made only a few miscues and kept our opponents from the big inning.

Game #3: Re-Entry vs. Porter Pounders w/ Cheese

Re-Entry5 090 92 1 26
Porter Pounders w/ Cheese 2 0 0 3 2 0 6 13

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.

Game #4: Re-Entry vs. House 4

House 41 200 30 1 7
Re-Entry 4 5 9 0 5 0 x 23

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 fifth inning.

Game #5: Re-Entry vs. Big Bangers

Re-Entry3 3210 10 0 19
Big Bangers 0 0 2 2 1 0 2 7

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.

Game #6: Re-Entry vs. Balls Deep

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.

Playoffs, Round 1: Re-Entry vs. Dance Biscuits

Re-Entry4 003 01 0 8
Dance Biscuits 3 0 1 0 2 4 x 10

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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Last Updated: June 4, 2009