Team Re-Entry Softball Box Scores for Fall 2013

Game #1: Re-Entry vs. Where my pitches at?

Re-Entry 5 5 6 2 8 4 5 34
Where my pitches at? 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 4

With a revamped lineup, Re-Entry opened up their defense of their UCSC Intramural Coed Softball Championship with a resounding 34--4 victory over Where my pitches at? on an unseasonably warm Friday afternoon. Brian got the offense started with a two run homerun in the top of the first inning---a line drive shot into center field that found a gap and ended up a very long way from home plate. After holding our opponents scoreless in the bottom half of the first inning, Re-Entry continued its barrage with two-run home runs by Howie down the left field line and by Andrew to left center field. Andrew was only getting started on his record-breaking performance. The third inning saw back to back homeruns---a two run blast by Eddie and a solo homerun by Laurie, and by the time the third inning was done, Re-Entry was up with a commanding 16--0 lead. Re-Entry made a gallant effort to preserve the shutout in the bottom of the third inning, but with two outs, a defensive miscue let in two unearned runs (one of the few defensive errors on the Re-Entry side).

In the 4th inning, the Re-Entry offense slowed down a bit. Only one run scored---the result of Andrew's second home run of the day. This was a laser shot---a very low line drive that bounced and shot through the left fielder's legs (the "five-hole" for you hockey fans). The Re-Entry offense returned at full throttle the next inning. Despite a wacky play that led to Howie being caught in a rundown between first and second (he nearly made it second safely), the Re-Entry damage had already been done thanks to a three run home run by David and a solo blast by Omar. By the end of the fifth inning, Re-Entry led 25--3.

The home run derby continued in the top of the sixth, with a solo blast by Andrew way over the left fielder's head for his third straight four-bagger of the game. Later that inning, Yahoo contributed with his patented drive down the left field line---a line drive just above the third baseman's head, but with enough speed to get by the left fielder who still hadn't figured out the Re-Entry pull hitters' strategy. The result was a three run homerun to end the sixth inning scoring.

It is now time to recognize the web gem of the game. Instead of awarding a single defensive gem, it is awarded to an entire inning. In the bottom of the sixth inning, it only took three pitches to retire our opponents. Three consecutive ground balls---to David at short (who roamed far to his right to field the ball near second base followed by a strong throw to first to retire a rather speedy runner), to Laurie at third who short-hopped a hard ground ball to her right and made it look easy, and to David who once again made a nice pick-up and strong throw to end the inning. Fine work at first base by our new first baseman, Taylor, made sure of the one-two-three inning.

The umpires were ready to call the game at that point, but the teams insisted on playing it out. This allowed for a Re-Entry record-breaking achievement later in the inning. Laurie started off the inning with a triple, which put her one double shy of the cycle. But it was the three-run home run by Andrew that put the exclamation point on the game. That was his fourth homerun in four at bats---the most impressive offensive performance in Re-Entry history (also tying a major league record held by Willie Mays and a few other baseball immortals).

There were many other offensive stars of the game. Laurie and Eddie were one double each short of the cycle while Howie was a triple short of the cycle. Carena contributed numerous line-drive hits into the outfield that helped keep the Re-Entry rallies going. Yahoo actually had one hit that was not a foot from the left field line. With a very strong offensive and defensive display, Re-Entry made a great start in search of its tenth championship of the modern era.

Game #2: Re-Entry vs. Sluggers

Sluggers 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 6
Re-Entry 1 7 1 0 1 6 x 16

With Laurie missing due to illness, Eddie was able to post a rare win at Roshambo, giving Re-Entry home team status. However, this gave the Sluggers a chance to jump to a quick 4--0 lead after some defensive miscues in the infield and a poor throw from the outfield. In the bottom of the first inning, Yahoo led off with a deep drive down the left field line (where else?) way over the left fielder's head for a homerun. But, when Andrew got caught off the bag at first base, the inning quickly fell apart, and the Sluggers led 4--1 at the end of one inning of play.

At this point, Re-Entry tightened up the defense and retired the Sluggers quickly in the second inning. One of the key plays---a sharply hit one-hop grounder to the right of shortstop---was snagged by Howie after a gynormous hop that nearly kicked the ball into left-center field. Howie managed to snare the ball at eye level, and a strong throw to first retired the batter and earn one of the game's web gems. In the bottom of the second inning, the Re-Entry bats awoke. Brian led the inning off with a monstrous homerun to deep left field, way beyond the outfielders. Dave drove in another run with a triple to right-center field (the first of two triples in this game), although he was held up at third base by yours truly who was getting a little conservative in the coaching box. Subsequent two run homeruns by Omar and Turner, both lined shots to right-center field that split the outfielders added to the run total. The women batters kept the rally alive with key hits, and when Alexa singled with a runner on third base, the seventh Re-Entry run of the inning crossed the plate.

The 8--4 lead seemed a little fragile against an undefeated Sluggers squad. So, the Re-Entry defense stepped up again, holding the Sluggers scoreless over the next two innings. A number of fine defensive plays by Clara at second base (fielding sharply hit ground balls flawlessly) contributed to the goose eggs, and earned her a cumulative defensive web gem for her fielding prowess. However, excellent defense by the Sluggers kept the game close, as Re-Entry was only able score a run in the third inning and another run in the fifth inning thanks to Omar's second homerun of the game past the center fielder.

Technically speaking, the game was called after five innings, as the umpires had to leave in order to preside over a second game starting at 5 pm on Field 1. But, both Re-Entry and the Sluggers wanted to play the game out to completion, so both sides continued in two innings of self-refereed softball. Finally, in the bottom of the sixth inning, the moribund Re-Entry bats returned to life. A triple by Howie and a double by Yahoo were the initial big blows of the inning. Then, vowing to make amends for the blunder on the base path, Andrew unloaded a massive drive to left-center field, and beat the throw to the plate for a three-run homerun to complete the Re-Entry scoring. Andrew leads the team with five homeruns this season after two games played.

In the top of the seventh inning, with Re-Entry leading by a score of 16-5, Turner insisted on playing shortstop, sending Howie out to left-center field. Sure enough, the first batter send a towering fly ball to left-center. Howie casually made the play (declining the web gem vote by Turner, who I guess thought that he would be a little rusty out there). The Sluggers subsequently loaded the bases with two outs, and a single to left-center filed drove in a run. A strong throw from the outfield to Stephanie at the plate made sure that the secondary runner would hold at third base. With the bases still loaded, the Sluggers could only muster a softly hit grounder for the last out of the game.

Game #3: Re-Entry vs. Porterian Slug Cartel

Porterian Slug Cartel 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 5
Re-Entry 6 3 4 10 7 0 x 30

Re-Entry continued its strong showing this fall with an overwhelming 30--5 rout of the Porterian Slug Cartel on a warm sunny November day. With temperatures in the low 70s and a crystal clear blue sky, Re-Entry was ready to take full advantage of the one last game with extra daylight before the clocks fall back to standard time. In the top of the first inning, the first Porterian batter singled to left-center field. However, he strayed off first base on a pop up to third by the second batter of the inning. Yahoo caught the pop fly and a laser throw to first base completed the double play for an early defensive web gem by the Re-Entry defense. Re-Entry began the onslaught immediately in the bottom of the first inning. A line drive to center field by Eddie skipped through the legs of the Porterian outfielder resulting in a lead off homerun. Base hits by Carena and Laurie were followed by two run homeruns by David (to right center field) and Andrew (a bomb way over the center fielder's head on a half swing!), respectively. Not to be outdone, Turner drove a ball way over the right fielder's head for a solo blast, and Re-Entry was off to a quick 6--0 lead.

After a quick three outs in the top of the second inning, Re-Entry continued to put runners on base. The women's line up turned over, and Carena hit a two out double to drive in two more runs. Carena scored on a subsequent base hit, and the score stood at 9--0 after two innings. In the top of the third inning, the Re-Entry defense cracked just a little, ultimately resulting in two runs for the Porterian squad. But, Re-Entry stopped the bleeding with a superb defensive play. With a runner on first base, the Porterian batter sent a line drive single into left center field. However, the Porterian runner did not stop at second but continued going. Yahoo hit Howie at the cutoff position who then turned and fired to Rob at third base to cut down the Porterian runner to end the third inning and earn the second web gem of the game.

In the bottom of the third inning, Andrew continued his torrid hitting with his second two run homerun of the contest. It was crushed to deep center field, so that the Porterian outfielders, who had backed up considerably since the first inning, were unable to track it down. With two outs in the inning, Turner made a bid for his second homerun to deep right center field. But in a defensive play that took the lead honors for play of the game, the Porterian right-center fielder made a spectacular over the shoulder catch to rob Turner of a sure extra base hit.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, the Re-Entry offense was unrelenting. This time, it was a string of base hits, mostly singles and doubles, including a loud double by Brian (which would have probably gone for a homerun if his legs were totally healthy). That is, until David came up to the plate with two runners on base and seven runs having already scored. David unloaded a three run homerun to clear the bases and finish the inning, as the ten run rule was invoked. In the top of the 5th inning, Eddie had assumed the shortstop position and Clara was at second base. With Clara's mom and dad in the stands, Clara put on a defensive clinic with two 4--3 putouts (showing off her skills to her cheering fans), while Eddie took care of the third out (after just missing a chance for a second 6--3 ground ball out). In the bottom of the fifth inning, Andrew clubbed his third consecutive two run homerun to deep center field. Clara followed with a double and then Turner drove her in with his second two run homerun---a lined shot to left field through the wickets again (reminiscent of Eddie's opening hit). Yahoo added a homerun in his inimical style, a lined shot down the left field line that fell fair by just inches. By the end of the fifth inning, Re-Entry led 30--2.

The sixth inning was a temporary reversal of fortunes. The Porterians loaded the bases and three successive singles drove in three runs. One of the outs earned a spot in the highlight reel, only because David stepped in front of Eddie to make the catch of a fly ball to left center field, somewhat resembling a 49er interception. Eddie could only toss his glove at David in pretend anger, while the rest of the team was duly amused. In the bottom of the sixth inning, Re-Entry sent three batters up to the plate and three quick out were made, giving the Porterians a small victory having won the sixth inning by a score of 3--0. But, perhaps more significantly, the Re-Entry futility at the plate in that inning left Andrew in the on deck circle, where he was waiting to have one more chance to repeat his heroic four homerun performance of the first game of the season. Sadly, he had to settle for three in this game. The top of the seventh went quickly. After a Porterian single, three consecutive 6--4 ground ball outs from Howie at shortstop to David at second base closed out the Re-Entry victory.

Game #4: Re-Entry vs. Big Bangers

Big Bangers 0 0 1 1 1 2 5 10
Re-Entry 0 5 2 4 2 9 x 22

The last game of the regular season brought forth Re-Entry's oldest rivals, the Big Bangers of the Astronomy department. While Re-Entry was looking to bring its record to 9--0 in this longstanding rivalry between the two ISB cohabitants, the Big Bangers were dead set on finally breaking through, showing up 45 minutes early to get full batting practice. Unfortunately for them, Re-Entry once again proved to be too much to handle, and walked away with another victory, this time to the tune of 22-10.

The Big Bangers went quietly in the top of the first, with Dave deftly catching two fly balls in left-center like a hawk swooping down on prey. Re-Entry could only muster a single in the bottom of the first frame, a half-inning in which the Big Bangers would copy in the top of the second. In the bottom of the second, Re-Entry opened the scoring with a couple of runs before Rob struck with a dagger in the form of a three-run bomb on a perfectly placed hit to right field. Just like that, Re-Entry had a five run lead in what had been shaping up to be a defensive showdown. The Big Bangers would get on the board with a run in the top of the third, but Dave struck back with a beautiful and all too typically Greenberger opposite field shot good for a two-run homer. In the top of the fourth, the Big Bangers managed to plate another run, but this time it was Isaac who answered with a two-run shot to match their run from the top half of the frame and raise them another. Two more runs would score in the inning and Re-Entry had a solid 11-2 lead after four.

The webgem of the game goes to Eddie, playing shortstop in place of an Asian bound Howie, who made a sliding over-the-shoulder catch after a full sprint, well into right center, to retire the second batter of the fifth. During the play, the runner on first had assumed the ball would drop and took off for second. Unfortunately, the attempt to cut down the anxious runner was low and the ball skipped past Rob playing first, thereby advancing the runner to second base, and the runner would eventually score for the third Bangers run of the game. In the bottom of the frame, Dave and Brian each worked on their home run trots with nicely hit line drive shots.

The Bangers managed to plate a couple more runs in the top of the sixth, but Re-Entry blew the door off the hinges in the bottom half with nine runs. After a few beautifully placed hits, Eddie came up to bat with the bases loaded and no outs and came through with a two-run double. Yahoo then cleared the bases with an RBI triple down the left field line (actually, my memory fails me, but I think it's safe to assume it was down the left-field line). Jess then took it upon herself to bring Yahoo in with an opposite field rip, good for a single. Dave added to his already fine day at the plate by nearly killing Isaac on the mound with a screaming line drive RBI double up the middle conjuring up memories of a fatigued Andy "Cy Yuk" Kuhl getting Santos'd in the ribs last season. Brian and Taylor both followed with fantastic shots to drive in more runs, and Re-Entry just barely missed hanging a 10-run mercy rule inning on their rivals.

With a seventeen-run lead and the victory all but secured, the Bangers rallied a bit as there was pride on the line. With no outs and the bases loaded, the lone left-handed batter in their line-up pulled a ball beautifully down the right-field line past Laurie playing right and on to field 3 for a grand slam. From there, Re-Entry refocused and shut them down securing yet another victory over the Big Bangers, and likely ending their bid for a playoff spot.

So with this latest victory in the books, Re-Entry proudly concludes their 7th consecutive undefeated regular season, 35th consecutive regular season victory, and their 13th consecutive victory including playoffs. Next week brings a well deserved bye, but stay tuned, for the following week (before thanksgiving) brings playoff action!

Semi-Finals: Re-Entry vs. Big Bangers

Big Bangers 0 0 1 0 6 1 x 8
Re-Entry 2 5 7 0 5 x x 19

Re-Entry vs. Big Bangers
Semi-finals 123456789RHE
Big Bangers001061x8
David Greenberger333202011.000
Laurie Chavez 30000000.000
Nicholas "Yahoo" Yaholkovsky333301011.000
Alexa Lomberg 32200000.667
Turner Nowak 202310001.000
Taylor Sills32210100.667
Eddie Santos32230002.667
Clara Lillig-Wilshire 323100001.000
Omar Moreno222300021.000
Jessica Withers31100000.333
Howie Haber20000000.000
Staphanie Douglas31100000.333
Brian Camacho20100000.500
Vanessa Sanchez20000000.000
Isaac Smith212301011.000
TEAM TOTALS391924191507.615

SF indicates the number of sacrifice flies.
AVG is the batting average computed based on the semi-final game.

Earlier in the day, the Big Bangers triumphed over Pamela Chu in a close 9--7 contest of wild card teams to qualify for the semi-finals and another chance at ending the Re-Entry dominance dating back to the fall of 2007. However, the talented Re-Entry squad proved too much to handle, as Re-Entry cruised to a 19--8 victory, extending their record over the Big Bangers to 9 victories and no defeats.

In the top of the first inning, the Re-Entry defense asserted itself by making three putouts on three pitches. In the bottom of the first inning, Dave led off the game with a line drive homerun to center field. With one out in the inning, Yahoo smoke a line drive past the third baseman (where else?) for a double and subsequently scored on an RBI single by Turner. Re-entry extended their lead in the bottom of the second inning. Eddie led off the inning with a homerun to deep right-center field. Clara followed with a single and was driven home thanks to Omar's two-run homerun to deep center field. With two outs in the inning and the bases loaded, Isaac produced a two-run double and the score after two innings stood at 7--0.

The Big Bangers managed to push across one run in the top of the third inning. The inning saw two Re-Entry web gems on defense. On a hard hit ball just to the right of second base, Clara reached for ball making a very nice backhand grab, and then FROM HER KNEES threw a strike to first base. The batter barely beat the throw to the bag for an infield single. Later in the inning, with one run across and the Big Bangers threatening to add to that total, Turner caught a line drive at third base, and with a strong throw to first base, he caught the baserunner off the bag to complete the inning ending double play.

The third inning began with a line drive double by Dave down the left field line and a solid line drive by Alexa to put runners on first and third. Yahoo then hit a towering drive to deep left field down the left field line (where else?) which landed inches foul (according to the umpires). A mighty swing on the second pitch of the at-bat led to a foul ball that barely made it out of the batter's box. With one pitch left, Yahoo took no chances and tried to go opposite field. The result was a deep drive to left center field way past the fielders for a three run homerun. Taylor followed that with a line drive double. Instructed to tag up on a fly ball by third base coach Howie, Turner obliged with a deep drive to center field that was caught. Taylor indeed tagged up and was able to make it all the way home giving Turner a well deserved RBI. Clara followed with a single and came home on Eddie's second homerun of the game, a two-run shot to deep center field. Not to be outdone, Omar followed two batters later with his second home run of the contest, a deep drive to left field that went even further than Eddie's blast. Re-Entry was now in total control with a 14--1 lead.

The Re-Entry defense stymied the Big Bangers in the top of the fourth inning, which ended on the second double play of the game. With a runner on first, Isaac in right center field had to come in a number of steps to snag a sinking fly ball. Once again the runner at first was caught off the bag, and a perfect throw by Isaac to Yahoo playing first base this inning completed the double play. At this point, Re-Entry took the foot off the accelerator. They went down one-two-three in the bottom of the fourth inning, and in the top of the fifth inning a series of defensive miscues and sloppy play in the field extended the inning for the Big Bangers. By the time the third out was made, the Big Bangers had pushed six runs across the plate to close the scoring gap to 14--7. Suddenly, the score was a little too close for comfort. Meanwhile, the sun was setting and it was clear that the game was unlikely to go the full distance. The umpires conferred with the two team managers and agreed to end the game after six innings of play.

To ensure that there would be no drama at the finish, the Re-Entry offense reasserted itself in the bottom of the fifth inning. Isaac led of with a line drive to left center field which skipped past the fielder resulting in a homerun. Alexa followed with a line drive single, Dave doubled to left center field to drive in Alexa, Taylor singled to left center field with Dave easily scoring on the single. Yahoo followed with a single. With runners on first and second, subsequent RBI singles by Clara and Turner extended the Re-Entry lead to 19--7. The Big Bangers could only manage one run in the top of the sixth inning. A nice running catch in short left field over the shoulder via the backhand by shortstop Howie was nullified by "low pitch" call by the umpire. But, the last Big Banger rally was finally snuffed out by ground ball third out, Howie at short to Taylor at first base to seal the victory and punch the ticket for the championship game.

All in all, it was a very strong effort by the Re-Entry squad. Consistent hitting both for power and for average up and down the lineup, and solid defense (excluding that shaky fifth inning) combined to produce a decisive victory and a chance to defend our championship two weeks from today. The complete semi-final game log follows.

Semi-finals game log

First inning

Dave homered to center field. David scored.
Laurie made an out.
Yahoo doubled to left field.
Alexa made an out.
Turner singled. Yahoo scored.
Taylor made an out.

Second inning

Eddie homed to deep right-center field. Eddie scored.
Clara singled.
Omar homered to deep center filed. Clara scored. Omar scored.
Jessica singled.
Howie was out a fly ball to deep right field.
Stephanie singled. Jessica to second.
Brian singled. Jessica to third. Stefanie to second.
Vanessa struck out.
Isaac doubled to right-center field. Jessica scored. Staphanie scored. Brian to third.
Laurie made an out.

Third inning

Dave doubled to left field.
Alexa singled. Dave to third.
Yahoo homered to left-center field. Dave scored. Alexa scored. Yahoo scored.
Taylor doubled.
Turner was out on a sacrifice fly to deep center field. Taylor scored all the way from second.
Clara singled.
Eddie homered to deep center field. Clara scored. Eddie scored.
Jessica made an out. Omar homered to deep left field. Omar scoared. Stephanie made an out.
Howie was out on a fly ball to ringt-center field.

Fourth inning

Vanessa made an out.
Brian made an out.
Laurie made an out.

Fifth inning

Isaac homered to left-center field. Isaac scored.
Alexa singled.
Dave doubled to left-center field. Alexa scored.
Taylor singled to left-center field. Dave scored.
Yahoo singled. Taylor to second.
Clara singled. Taylor scored. Yahoo to second.
Turner singled. Yahoo scored. Clara to second.
Jessica made an out.
Eddie made an out.
Staphanie made an out.

Sixth inning

Game called on account of darkness. Re-Entry wins 19--8.

Championship Game: Re-Entry vs. Team Jopo

Team Jopo 0 0 1 0 0 0 x 1
Re-Entry 5 10 3 5 3 x x 26

Re-Entry vs. Team Jopo
Championship Game1234567RHE
Team Jopo001000x162
Eddie Santos33330111.833
Taylor Sills41100100.429
Andrew Arthur333200111.000
Alexa Lomberg 33310100.833
David Greenberger31100100.667
Laurie Chavez 10142010.250
Nicholas "Yahoo" Yaholkovsky32110001.667
Carena Church30210100.667
Omar Moreno333100011.000
Jessica Withers32220101.500
Turner Nowak 313302001.000
Clara Lillig-Wilshire 31200000.833
Howie Haber22220010.500
Vanessa Sanchez32220000.400
Brian Camacho22230101.750
TEAM TOTALS422631252946.679

SF indicates the number of sacrifice flies.
AVG is the batting average computed based on the semi-final and Championship games.

On a cold and cloudy day with rain threatening, Re-Entry completed their undefeated season with a resounding 26--1 victory in the Championship game over the previously undefeated Team Jopo. With Team Jopo playing with a reduced roster consisting of five men and two women, Re-Entry took full advantage of the three-person outfield and no catcher. Nevertheless, Re-Entry brought their A-game, and it is unlikely that the final result would have been much different against a full Team Jopo squad.

In the top of the first inning, the opening Jopo batter hit a ground ball to Clara at second who fielded it cleanly and threw the runner out at first. The second batter sent a ground ball to Howie at shortstop resulting in the second out of the inning. Eddie could not quite corral a line drive to center field, but Jopo left a baserunner stranded at second when Yahoo fielded a ground ball at third base and threw a strike to first for the third out of the inning.

In the bottom of the first inning, Re-Entry plated five runs. Three of the five runs scored on a two-run homerun by Andrew (the Re-entry homerun king) and a solo shot by Yahoo. In fact, Yahoo had to hit his homerun twice. The first time (a lined shot down the left field line) was called back due to a low pitch. With the left fielder moving toward the line, Yahoo sent the next pitch to left-center field way beyond the outfielders to claim his homerun.

In the top of the second inning, after two quick outs, Jopo put a runner on first base with a single. The next batter hit a sinking line drive to short. Howie attempted to short hop the ball, but the ball squirted under his glove, and suddenly Jopo was threatening with runners on first and second. But the next Jopo batter sent a fly ball to the outfield that was easily caught and Re-Entry maintained its 5--0 advantage.

In the bottom of the second inning, Re-Entry put the game away with a ten run inning. Indeed, only one Re-Entry batter made an out by the time Laurie came up to bat with runners on first and second. Laurie then sent a lined shot out to center field that got past the fielder. Laurie hustled around the bases, and crossed home plate with what she thought was a three run homerun. Unfortunately, her run was the eleventh run of the inning. With the ten run rule invoked, her homerun was downgraded to a triple. Nevertheless, Laurie was our offensive star of the game leading the team with four RBIs.

In the top of the third inning, Jopo's leadoff right-handed batter hit a drive to the deepest part of the ball park in right-center field, way past our outfielders for an easy inside-the-park homerun. It would be the only run that Jopo would score this day. With Re-Entry leading 15--1, the game was no longer in doubt. Re-Entry did not let up, scoring eleven more runs over the next three innings. Among the highlights was a two run homerun by Jessica in the bottom of the third inning, her first round tripper of the season. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Re-Entry scored five more runs, of which the first was the most eventful. With Howie at first, Brian doubled to right-center field. Howie blew past third base, ignoring the third base coach, on his way home. The throw home was a little high, and Howie managed to get his foot on the plate (standing up) before the first baseman who was covering home plate could apply the tag. Howie signaled safe as he crossed the plate and the umpires confirmed the call. Re-Entry tacked on its last three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning aided by a single by Vanessa that traveled all of ten feet but still managed to drive in a run.

The Re-Entry defense was nearly perfect, with only two minor miscues during the game. However, it is difficult to select one particular defensive play as a web gem, as the Re-Entry fielders made all of the routine plays. But, since we need to select one play, the web gem goes to Brian for tracking down a line drive shot to left field, which ended the fourth inning. On the other side, kudos to the Jopo shortstop who made a number of terrific plays. The most spectacular came on a hot ground ball off the bat of Turner in the bottom of the third inning. The Jopo shortstop dove for the ball hit to his right, snagged the grounder and threw from his knees a strike to first base. The first baseman juggled the throw and Omar was just able to beat it out for the single.

At the end of five innings, the umpires ruled that the sixth inning would be the last one on account of darkness. Having scored 26 runs already, Re-Entry had prolonged the game to the point that there was not enough light for the full seven innings. The first Jopo batter doubled and advanced to third base on a ground out. Taylor almost threw him out with a strong throw to Yahoo at third base after recording the out at first. Yahoo could not quite control the throw and it dribbled away into foul territory. Yahoo then dove and managed to keep the ball from crossing into the out-of-bounds area (thus preventing the runner on third to score on an overthrow). With one out, a pop up to Howie at short did not allow the Jopo runner on third to score. The last out was a ground ball to Clara at second base, providing some symmetry to the proceedings as she fielded ground balls to second which resulted in both the first and last outs of the game. Clara threw to Taylor at first base, and the Re-Entry victory was officially in the books.

Amazingly, the rain held off during the entire game. Once the game was done, it was time to hand out the Championship T-shirts and pose for the winning team's photo. Finally, the rain began to fall as darkness descended and the final snaps were taken. The complete Championship game log follows. With this win, Re-Entry completed its second straight undefeated season and claimed its second straight title.

Championship game log

First inning

Eddie doubles to right field.
Taylor grounds out, shortstop to first baseman.
Andrew homers on a line drive to right center field. Eddie scores. Andrew scores.
Alexa singles to right field.
Dave doubles to right field. Alex to third. On the overthrow, Alexa scores and Dave advances to third.
Laurie out on a sacrifice fly to right field. Dave scores.
Yahoo homers on a line drive to deep left center field. Yahoo scores.
Carena grounds out, shortstop to first baseman.

Second inning

Omar homers on a fly ball to deep left field. Omar scores.
Jessica grounds out, shortstop to first baseman.
Turner doubles to right-center field.
Clara singles on a dribbler in front of the plate. Turner to third base.
Howie triples to right-center field. Turner scores. Clara scores.
Vanessa singles to center field. Howie scores.
Brian homers to deep right field. Vanessa scores. Brian scores.
Taylor doubles to right field.
Eddie homers on a fly to deep center field. Taylor scores. Eddie scores.
Alexa singles to right field.
Andrew singles to left field. Alexa to second.
Laurie triples to center field. Alexa scores. Andrew scores.
Ten-run rule is invoked. Laurie's homerun is downgraded to a triple.

Third inning

Dave grounds out, short stop to first baseman.
Carena singles to center field.
Yahoo grounds into a force out, shortstop to second baseman. Carena out at second. Yahoo to first.
Jessica homers to center field. Yahoo scores. Jessica scores.
Omar singles to left field.
Clara singles to the third baseman. Omar to second base. On the overthrow, Clara to second base and Omar to third base.
Turner singles to the shortstop. Omar scores. Clara to third base.
Vanessa strikes out.

Fourth inning

Howie singles to right field.
Taylor flies out to center field.
Brian doubles to right-center field. Howie scores.
Alexa doubles to center field. Brian scores.
Eddie triples to right field. Alexa scores.
Laurie out on a sacrifice fly to left field. Eddie scores.
Andrew triples to right field.
Carena doubles to right field. Andrew scores.
Dave pops out to the first baseman.

Fifth inning

Jessica doubles to left-center field.
Yahoo pops out to the third baseman.
Clara pops out to the third baseman.
Omar singles to the shortstop. Jessica to third.
Vanessa singles on a dribbler in front of the plate. Jessica scores. Omar to second.
Turner doubles to center field. Omar scores. Vanessa scores.
Taylor pops out to the shortstop.

Sixth inning

Game called on account of darkness. Re-Entry wins 26--1.

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Last Updated: December 7, 2013