Team Re-Entry Softball Box Scores for Fall 2010
Game #1: Re-Entry vs. Big Bangers
|Big Bangers ||0 ||0 ||1 || 0 || 2 || 3 ||0 || 6 |
|Re-Entry ||2 || 2 || 0 ||6 ||0 ||0 || x || 10 |
In the season opener, Re-Entry extended its streak of
victories over the Big Bangers to five with a 10--6 victory.
Re-Entry remains unbeaten against the Big Bangers, a rivalry initiated
in the fall 2007 season. The Re-Entry
defense was outstanding, and while the offense wasn't spectacular the
hits were timely and well placed. The Big Bangers were retired on
three pitches in the top of the 7th inning to end the game. Renee had a
great play behind the plate catching a foul ball in the last inning.
Rob stood out at first gunning down a runner at third right after
stepping on first for a double play. He also dove to the bag to beat
out a runner at first. Everyone contributed with the bats to ensure
the satisfying victory.
Game #2: Re-Entry vs. King Koopa trupaaa
|Re-Entry ||1 ||2 ||1 || 3 || 4 || 7 ||6 ||24 |
|King Koopa trupaaa||0 || 3 || 0 ||1 ||0 ||4 || 1 || 9 |
Despite the wet conditions and a steady drizzle, Re-Entry
kept the defensive mistakes to a minimum while slowly building
offensive momentum. The result was a decisive 24--9 victory over
King Koopa trupaaa. Although Re-Entry never trailed during the game,
the score was close during the early innings. With only a three run
lead entering the fifth inning, the Re-Entry bats came alive. The
big inning was the sixth, in which seven runs crossed the plate, and
another six runs in the seventh inning put the game way out of reach.
The offensive stars of the game were David (who hit for the cycle) and
Eddie with his two home runs. Rob added a long home run to right
field, and Howie (just back from Germany) had a 5 for 5 game plus a
sacrifice fly. With Howie's new bat, line drive hits by Re-Entry
players kept the late inning rallies going, and with everybody
hitting, the lineup turned over more than five times!
On the defensive side, the highlight of the game was a superb throw
from David in left field to home to gun down a runner attempting to
score. Renee caught the perfect throw and applied the tag to end the
inning. The web gem of the game belongs to Eddie in left-center field
who made two superb catches including an ice cream special. Jennifer
provided an inning ended double play by spearing a line drive over
second base and doubling off the runner who had strayed from second.
A backhand grab of a screaming line drive by Howie in the hole between
short and third nearly provided a second double play, but the throw to
first got by the first baseman (no thanks to the wet conditions on the field).
Although there were a number of defensive miscues, the overall team
defense was quite good, especially given the field conditions,
limiting our opponents to only two multi-run innings.
Game #3: Re-Entry vs. Balls Deep
|Re-Entry ||4 ||1 ||3 || 4 || 3 || 2 ||3 ||20 |
|Balls Deep ||0 || 0 || 1 ||1 ||2 ||1 || 0 || 5 |
With solid offense and defense, Re-Entry cruised to a 20--5 victory
over Balls Deep. Even without the big inning at the plate, Re-Entry
scored in all seven innings, with all players in the lineup
contributing. Extra base hits were few and far between (with a few
homeruns attributed to generous decisions by the official
scorekeeper). Nevertheless, the Re-Entry bats kept the pressure on
our opponents throughout the game. Extra style points go to Christina
with a very acrobatic slide into second base to beat the throw. On
the defensive side, there were few miscues and a number of stellar
plays. The web gems belong to Clara with two outstanding stretches at
first base. The second one completed a spectacular double play
initiated by David at third (following a tag of the passing runner).
Howie also was involved in a double play earlier in the game, touching
second base for the first out and throwing to first to just get the
runner to end the third inning. The outfield defense was solid as
well, making sure that the outcome of the game was never in doubt.
Game #4: Re-Entry vs. 1800 optimos under the Sea
| 1800 optimos under the Sea||0 ||6 ||0 || 2 || 2 || 6 ||0 ||16 |
|Re-Entry ||2 || 3 || 0 ||5 ||7 ||5 || x || 22 |
The victory against 1800 optimos under the Sea was not an easy one.
The crisp Re-Entry defense vanished for large parts of the game,
allowing for two 6 run innings by our opponents. Meanwhile, the Re-Entry
bats were quiet for the first half of the game. Re-entry fell
behind by four runs in the second inning, and still trailed by
three runs entering the bottom of the fourth. Slowly but surely, the
Re-Entry hitters began to find their groove. Powered by two home runs
apiece by David and by Patrick, Re-Entry surged to a 17--10 lead at
the end of the fifth inning. But, no lead seemed safe. To their
credit, 1800 optimos under the Sea got back into the game with a six
run sixth to draw within one run. However, key two-out hits by
Re-Entry re-established a six run lead, and a one-two-three seventh
ended the game in undramatic fashion. The late surge by Re-Entry
(scoring 17 runs in the last free innings) were helped by a number of
key two-out hits. Perhaps none was bigger than the single by
Christina, with two outs and runners on second and third in the bottom
of the 6th, which drove in the last two runs of the game.
That hit extended the Re-Entry lead to six runs, and gave
us some breathing room entering the final inning. Kudos also to Rob,
who in a similar situation in the bottom of the first, drove in two
runs in exactly the same way.
Although stellar defensive plays were far and few between, we won't
dwell on the miscues and errant throws. The web gem of the game
belongs to Lilly, who fielded a hard hit ground ball close to second
base. She had the foresight to tag the passing runner, and then threw
a strike to first base to complete the only double play of the game.
Another key defensive play by Christina in right field helped squash
a rally by our opponents. Finally, in the most bizarre play of the
game, with the bases loaded, a single by an 1800 optimos under the
Sea batter drove in a run. A very good play by Eddie in left field to
pick up the ball and hit the cutoff (yours truly at shortstop), ensured
that a potential second run did not try to score. The bases were
still loaded, but for some reason (brain lock?) the batter had
continued running, and suddenly two
runners were at second base. Howie then chased the errant runner
back to first, and with a flip of the ball to Erica, a tag play ended
this dangerous inning without further damage.
Last but not least, a tip of the cap to David for his extremely sharp
eye in spotting Howie's long lost missing bat, which had been
expropriated (unbeknownst to us) at the end of the spring 2010 seasons
by OPERS. I am certain that the returned bat can take some credit for
the late innings offensive explosion by Re-Entry to secure the win.
Game #5: Re-Entry vs. Wrecked'em
|Wrecked'em||1 ||2 ||2 ||0 || 0 ||0 ||1 ||6 |
|Re-Entry ||3 ||0 ||4 ||0 ||2 || 3|| x || 12 |
A thrilling victory against Wrecked'em in a battle of the two
undefeated teams clinched first place for Re-Entry in Division III and a spot
in the playoffs. It was a total team effort! The defense was solid,
and turned three double plays. Rob made a great play at first to
finish one of those twin killings and earning a web gem. Among some of the
offensive highlights, David had a multi-hit game. Ernesto
displayed some great heads up base running, creating a few runs out of nothing.
Jen had a few clutch hits including a double. Clara executed an awesome
slide into home.
Semi-finals: Re-Entry vs. Brady Bunch
|Re-Entry||0 ||0 ||0 ||0 || 0 ||2 ||0 ||2 |
|Brady Bunch ||7 ||2 ||0 ||4 ||0 || 0|| x || 13 |
The fall season ended rather abruptly with a 13--2 loss to Brady Bunch
in the semi-finals of UCSC Intramurals Coed Softball. The long hiatus
of nearly three weeks (from the end of the regular season) took its
toll. One of the umpires, Kathryn, described it thusly: "You guys just
kept hitting the ball right into the other teams gloves. Sometimes the
breaks just don't go your way." There is not much more that can be
said, except for the classic "wait 'til next year!"
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