|David Narel's Team||0||4||5||5||0||x||x||14|
Top of 1st: Re-Entry had tight defense and got three outs quickly. Rob (3B) and Elijah (SS) each got ground balls and made outs at first. Opponent did not score.
Bottom 1st: Elijah starts off the game with a massive hit to center. He scores a home run. Taylor, AJ, Jenn, and Clara, get on base. Taylor, AJ, and Jenn score. 4-0 Re-Entry. (this was our best inning hitting wise)
Top of 2nd: A couple of opponents' hard hits to infielders get through, and David Narel's Team scores 4 runs.
Bottom of 2nd: Brandon gets a single. Alex follows up with a single, but opponent makes a successful play at second to get Brandon out. Elijah flies out, Taylor strikes out. Re-Entry scores 0 runs.
Top of 3rd: Rob fields ground ball successfully to Taylor at first. Taylor throws back to him to catch a runner heading to third, but the pitcher was in the way. Overthrow leads to runner advancing to home. A series of well-placed hits lets the other team score 5 runs this inning. They seemed to find every hole in the field.
Bottom of 3rd: AJ, Clara, and Rob get on to load the bases. Jenn hits a single and gets out, but brings AJ home. Opponent gets 2 outs by covering home plate, despite not having a enough players to have a catcher. Score is Re-Entry 5, David Narel's Team 9.
Top of 4th: Another series of short/well placed hits, with a few bigger hits from the opponent's baseball players, brings in 5 runs for David Narel's Team. Score is RE 5, DN 14.
Bottom of 4th: Elijah, AJ, Clara, Jenn and Rob all get on base. Elijah, AJ, and Rob score, but Clara is tagged out at home. Re-Entry scores 3, bringing the score to RE 8, DN 14.
Top of 5th: Great defensive inning. DN players hits to center and makes it on base. Next hit is to AJ, who throws to Clara at second to get an out. Runner on first. Mike makes a great catch in left center, getting the second out. AJ makes another great catch and gets a third out. DN does not score.
Bottom of 5th: Brandon hits a pop-up that seemed like an easy catch
for the first-baseman, but he drops it. Brandon makes it to
first. After a single by Alex, Elijah hits a three-run home
run. Taylor hits a hard single past the short stop and gets on
base. AJ hits, but flies out. Clara strikes out, ending the
game. Final score is 11-14, in favor of DN.
Other notes: It was extremely windy, giving our pitchers a hard time,
especially at the end. Players on the left side of the field were also
blinded by the low sun.
The Softballers had to forfeit game because they didn't
have any female players present. So Re-Entry ended up just scrimmaging
them and walked away with an automatic win. We technically "won" the
scrimmage though, which hopefully bodes well for the future.
|Quinn Greenwood's Team||2||0||0||0||8||x||x||10|
|Re-Entry vs. Quinn Greenwood's Team|
|Quinn Greenwood's Team||2||0||0||0||8||x||x||10||--||--|
After two rain-outs and one forfeit, Re-Entry returned to the softball diamond well-rested and ready to unleash their offense. After giving up two runs to the last place Quinn Greenwood's Team, Re-Entry struck for six runs in the first inning. The big blow was Howie's triple down the left field line with the bases loaded. By the end of the first inning, Re-Entry had taken a 6--2 lead. In the top of the second inning, with a couple of runners on base, Re-Entry escaped unscathed due to a stunning catch by Elijah in left field on a line drive shot that seemed to be destined to be a three-run homerun. With a leap at the last possible moment, Elijah snared the ball turning it into the third out of the inning and a web gem.
The Re-Entry bats really got going in the bottom of the second inning. Leading the way was a two run homerun by Elijah to start the scoring. There was still only one out when Mike took his second turn of the inning with two runners on base and nine runs in. Mike hit a blast to deep center field that would have been a three-run homerun. But, once the tenth run scored, the ten run rule was invoked and Mike had to settle for a double and one RBI. In the bottom of the third inning, Re-Entry continued its offensive onslaught. Helped at times by subpar defensive play by Quinn Greenwood's Team along with a missing catcher, Re-Entry once again plated ten with only one defensive out, thereby invoking the ten run rule for the second consecutive inning. Taylor's first of two triples should have been a homerun (in light of the missing catcher), but an overly conservative third base coach held her up given that there were no outs in the inning at the time. No problem, as Elijah followed with his second homerun of the game. Howie ended the inning with an RBI double to right field that scored the tenth run of the inning. With the score now 26--2, the game was no longer in doubt!
Quinn Greenwood's team was held scoreless for the third consecutive inning, due in part to another defensive gem courtesy of Elijah in left field. With runners on first and second, the batter hit a flare to short left field. The runner on second hesitated in case the ball would be caught. Elijah fielded the ball on one hop and fired to Rob at third base to record the force out. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Re-Entry added six more runs. The big blow was a two run home run by Mike to right center field. This time, it counted. Finally, Quinn Greenwood's team was able to record three outs before the Re-Entry run total reached ten. The score now stood at 32--2. Due to the long innings, the umpires announced that the fifth inning would be the last one. Give Quinn Greenwood's team some credit. They did not go quietly. Add a few sloppy defensive plays by Re-Entry, along with a bright sun low on the horizon that was causing havoc to the infielders and outfielders on the left side of the diamond. The end result was a rally by Quinn Greenwood's team that resulted in eight runs. The Quinn Greenwood's team fan base was especially vocal, given that this was their largest run production of the season. In the end, Re-Entry managed to finally get that third out and claim the 32--10 victory.
Rob triples to right field.
Taylor singles. Rob scores.
Elijah singles. Taylor advances to second.
Clara singles. Taylor scores. Elijah advances to second.
Mike singles. Elijah advances to third. Clara advances to second.
Alex strikes out.
Howie triples to left field. Elijah scores. Clara scores. Mike scores.
Taylor singles. Howie scores.
Steve singles. Taylor advances to second.
Clara grounds into a force out at third base (unassisted). Steve advances to second. Clara to first.
Rob grounds into a force out, third baseman to second baseman. Clara out at second. Rob to first.
Re-Entry wins 32--10.
|Re-Entry vs. Trailer Park|
In the final game of the regular season, Re-Entry continued the offensive onslaught that began in last week's game. Rob set the tone early with a leadoff homerun. Following two singles, Clara doubled to left field to drive in two more runs. Then, Elijah unloaded with a long drive to deep left field for a two run homerun. It was a tape measure blast, and the longest homerun ever witnessed in Field 1 by this observer. But Re-Entry was far from done. Later in the inning with two runners on base, Rob homered for the second time in the inning, this time driving in three runs. Following a single by Clara, Mike send a long fly ball over the head of the center fielder. But once Clara crossed home plate, the ten run rule was invoked and Mike had to settle for a triple (and the second homerun denied by the ten run rule in two games!).
Meanwhile, the Re-Entry defense was solid, holding Trailer Park scoreless for three innings. Re-Entry added to their lead in the second and third innings, with the big blows consisting of a two run triple by Howie in the second inning and a two run double by Taylor in the third inning. At the end of three innings, the score stood at 17--0. In the top of the fourth inning, the Trailer Park offense finally revived. Due to some hard hit shots through the infield mixed in with a number of well placed line drives into the outfield, Trailer park plated six, and threatened to score more with two outs in the inning. With a runner at first base, the Trailer Park hitter stroked a line drive single into center field. The runner attempted to take third on the hit. But an absolute strike from Mike in center field to Rob at third base cut down the runner thanks to a nifty swipe tag at the bag to end the inning, thereby qualifying as the web gem of the game.
Re-Entry responded with five runs of their own in the bottom half of the fourth inning. The big blow came courtesy of Elijah who launched his second homerun of the game, driving in three runs. With the score 22--6 and the game running late, the fifth inning was declared to be the final inning of the game. But the game ended quickly, thanks in part to a spectacular catch by Elijah in short left field. The play occurred on a pop fly that was just out of the reach of Howie at shortstop. Elijah came swooping in and made a sliding catch, barely getting his glove under the ball before it hit the ground, and providing a well earned second web gem.
With the 22--6 victory, Re-Entry secured a tie for second place in the division, and an invitation to the playoffs.
Rob homers to left field. Rob scores.
Taylor singles to left field.
Mike singles to left field. Taylor advances to second.
Clara doubles to left-center field. Taylor scores. Mike scores.
Elijah homes to deep left field. Clara scores. Elijah scores.
Jenn called out on strikes after fouling the third pitch.
Howie doubles to right field.
Alex singles to the shortstop. Howie holds at second.
Steve grounds into a force out, shortstop to second baseman. Howie advances to third. Alex is out at second. Steve to first.
Taylor singles to left field. Howie scores. Steve advances to second.
Rob homers to right field. Taylor scores. Steve scores. Rob scores.
Clara singles to left field.
Mike homers to center field. Clara scores. The ten run rule is invoked, so Mike is credited with a triple.
Re-Entry wins 22--6. Game log courtesy of Herbi Dreiner.
David Narel's Team jumped to a 5--0 lead in the top of the first inning. In the bottom of the first inning, three consecutive singles by Rob, Taylor and Elijah loaded the bases. A ground ball by Clara handcuffed the shortstop, scoring one run, and the bases remained loaded. Mike followed with a line drive out to center field, and a superb throw home cut down Taylor who was attempting to score on the potential sacrifice fly. Jenn ended the inning with a line out to the second baseman, and the score stood at 5--1 in favor of David Narel's Team.
In the top of the second inning, David Narel's Team was held scoreless, thanks in part to an outstanding play by Elijah in left field. He came in quickly to snare a sinking line drive and then threw a strike to Taylor at first base for the inning ending double play (after the David Narel baserunner failed to tag up on the play). Howie led off the bottom of the second inning with a drive into the gap in right center field which was caught by the center fielder who demonstrated excellent range in light of the three man David Narel's Team outfield. Following a line drive out to the third baseman by Taylor, three consecutive singles by Steve, Clara and Rob loaded the bases. A short ground ball by Jenn that just made it past the pitcher's mound succeeded in scoring one run and kept the inning alive. But Brandon popped out to the first baseman, and the score stood at 5--2 in favor of David Narel's Team.
In the top of the third inning, after David Narel's Team scored two more
runs, disaster struck. After one of the two women on David Narel's Team
singled to right field and rounded first base, she tripped over a rut
in the field and collapsed in pain. It was soon clear that the injury
was serious and she could not continue to play. With only one other
woman in the line up, David Narel's team had no other option and was
forced to forfeit the game. As a result, Re-Entry was declared the
victor and moved on to the Championship game vs. the Mighty Shmucks.
|Re-Entry vs. Mighty Shmucks|
Due to the forfeit in the semi-finals, Re-Entry faced off against the Mighty Shmucks in the Championship game. In the top of the first inning, the first Mighty Shmucks batter beat out a slow roller to the shortstop. However, the runner was erased on a very nice double play, as Howie fielded a ground ball just to the left of second base, tagged the base and threw to first for the second out of the inning. The third out quickly followed. But, the Re-Entry bats were cold, and despite two singles by Elijah and Clara, Re-Entry was not able to score.
The Mighty Shmucks then struck back with two four-run innings, and with the Re-Entry bats still cold, the score stood at 8--0 after 2 1/2 innings of play. At some point in the middle of the third inning, the game ball was switched to a more lively one. The Mighty Shmucks took advantage, when one of their hitters switched from batting right handed to batting left handed and then struck a long homerun to deep right center field, driving in the last three runs in the top of the third inning. Finally, in the bottom of the third inning, Re-Entry staged the first part of their comeback. After an overthrow by the Mighty Shmucks accounted for one run and a single by Rob drove in another, Elijah struck the big blow of the game with a towering shot way over the heads of the left and center fielders for a two run homerun. The lead had been cut in half, and Re-Entry now trailed 8--4.
The Re-Entry defense clamped down and held the Mighty Shmucks scoreless for the next two innings. The bottom of the fifth inning started auspiciously when Steve opened up the frame with a triple to deep right field. Steve just beat the throw to third base, but sadly overran the bag and was subsequently tagged out. Later, with two outs and runners on first and second, Rob unleashed a triple to deep right field. Steve was pinch running for him, and this time he made it safely to third base. Clara drove him in with a single to the third baseman, and then advanced to second on the overthrow. Elijah followed with an RBI single to short left field, but after a series of sloppy overthrows, managed to find his way home. Re-Entry had taken the lead at 9--8, having finally overcome the initial eight run deficit.
With darkness descending, the sixth inning was declared the last inning of the game. But the Mighty Shmucks fought back and pushed two runs across the plate. It might have been more, but with a runner on second, and a single to left field, Elijah attempted to cut down the runner trying to score. Taylor swooped in to catch the ball near the pitcher's mound and then threw to Jenn at home, who applied the tag and prevented the third run of the inning, earning the trio the defensive web gem of the game. Re-Entry was now down 10--9, and needed only one run to tie and two runs to win the Championship game. After two quick outs in the bottom of the final inning, Howie singled to right center field, and Jenn kept the inning alive with a short ball in front of home plate. With the tying and winning runs on base, Steve flied out to right-center field to end the game. Re-Entry was one run short of its goal, and its season was over.
Rob grounds out, shortstop to first baseman.
Taylor grounds out, third baseman to first baseman.
Elijah singles to center field.
Clara singles to left field. Elijah advances to second.
Mike flies out to the left fielder.
The game is called due to the diminishing sunlight. Re-Entry loses 9--10 to the Mighty Shmucks.
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