Standings

Joe Godsy Division
NORTH W L PCT RF RA
R Bar 11 9 .550 243 225
St. Anselm 9 10 .474 194 249
Clems 7 12 .368 181 237
AT All-Stars 3 16 .158 158 291
 
SOUTH W L PCT RF RA
3 Kings 19 2 .905 338 166
Turkey's Nest 13 7 .650 223 229
The Bedford Yetis 10 10 .500 244 244
Gibson 2 17 .105 198 298
 
Joe Fashion Division
NORTH W L PCT RF RA
A Bar Runaways 14 6 .700 234 145
Black Betty 11 8 .579 224 170
Kilo Bravo 11 9 .550 277 220
Loggers 6 13 .316 172 274
 
SOUTH W L PCT RF RA
The Gutter 86ers 16 4 .800 263 177
Spike Hill 15 6 .714 321 184
Roebling Sports Club 7 12 .368 214 272
Turkey's Teachers 3 16 .158 172 275

Schedule

Championship Sunday - Sep 24
11:00 Kilo Bravo @ Spike Hill 1
Turkey's Nest @ 3 Kings 2
1:00 North All-Stars @ South All-Stars 2
2:30 Spike Hill @ 3 Kings 2

Last Week's Results

Championship Sunday - Sep 24
Kilo Bravo0 @ Spike Hill 0
Turkey's Nest0 @ 3 Kings 0
North All-Stars10 @ South All-Stars 11
Spike Hill10 @ 3 Kings 11

WEEK 2 – RECAP

Tue, Apr 15, 2014

Another beautiful weekend brought the hoards of players, fans, and clueless bystanders to the park. If you could manage the wait for a Big Bud, the fields were the place to be all afternoon to get your fix of flashy plays and long fly balls.

Not to mention CUPCAKE FIGHTS!

11am

Field #1: 3 Kings vs. Loggers (‘Stache)

The new *Tree Rule* continues to make interesting plays

Demolition ultimately prevailed over The Warrior in this rather uneventful, undercard bout.  In a surprise plot twist, the Loggers changed their name to the Jobbers and played the role to perfection.  It didn’t take long for this match to get ugly.  Thomas Santoro launched his first homer of the season, as the Kings sent 12 to the plate and scored 7 in the top of the first.  But, the carnage didn’t stop there and the score quickly escalated to 16-1.  Tommy Kosak led the charge with 3 hits, including a 3-run blast.  3K’s new hurler Denis Bramley, shook off the week 1 jitters and twirled a gem, while adding 3 hits to help his cause!  Loggers manager, “Brooklyn Brawler” Brenner, played his way to the elusive 0-0 with a run scored.  Despite the margin of victory, the Loggers played a clean game and just couldn’t catch a break.  Left Fielder Adam Smiley snatched away an extra base hit from Logger Jeff X by pulling the ball right out of that little nuisance tree on field 2.

After the final bell had rung, my New Additions colleague Decker added, “you guys straight-up tattooed us!”  PUNS!  Looks like the Fashion South division is up for grabs, with all 4 teams now even at 1-1.

( 3 Kings: 19 / Loggers: 3 )

Field #2: Teachers vs. AT United (Shortz)

It was a triumphant day for the Teachers (and their defense) by pulling out a “W” against AT United. TNT pitcher Mike “the angry man” Sill regrouped from last week and pitched a beauty, notching his first win of the season. Down a girl for the game, they needed to look no further than their favorite watering hole where Turkey’s Nest owner Steve sent his daughter CC to rip it up, going 3-4 with an RBI. Adding to their lady-power was first basewoman Kristen “Wolfy” Wulff, going 2-3 whilst rocking it at first base. And in a truly transcendent moment, TNT Second baseman Shane “the Architect” Neufeld got all Ted Mosby on the game, getting two RBI’s off his Sac fly in the 5th inning.

As for ATU, they drank their Drunk Tank dry and celebrated enough to make them believe they’d actually won the game.

Wait, what? That’s NOT what happened, ATU? Then maybe some content next time?

Actually, methinks it’s your plan to blow a couple of games this season to shake off the early-peaker status. Hmm…that sounds like a page out of the Reel 2 Reel playbook. Lauck, you tricky little minx.

( Teachers: 9 / AT United: 6 )

1pm

Field #1: Crown Victoria vs. Spike Hill (Decker)

Dubin’s gonna Dub

Spike Hill won a hard fought battle against the Crown Vic 86ers on the back of Dubin’s monstrous 5 for 5 performance that included 3 HRs, 6 RBIs, and a sick Air Jordon play in right center. Doug (x2) and Powell also went yard for the Hill, while Mike Q hit a massive bomb to left for the numbered ones, at which point everyone on Field 2 just gave up trying to play an uninterrupted game.

Spike Hill drew first blood taking a 3-0 lead in the first inning, but Crown Vic bared their teeth in the 3rd, scoring 6 runs against the Hill’s flustered “rookie pitcher” to take the lead.  Each team put some runs on the board over the next few innings, but The Mayor and his constituency maintained a lead until the 7th when Spike Hill stole it back 12-11, the last two runs on an argued foul ball call where both teams were presumably right.  They would tack 4 more on in the 8th with back to back dinger and Silverman closing out on the mound with class.

( Spike Hill: 16 / Crown Victoria: 11 )

Field #2: RBar vs. Reel2Reel (Shortz)

Shawn crushin’ it

What started as Reel 2 Reel’s early-season losing S.O.P., turned into a well fought victory. The Reelers gave up 4 runs in the 1st and spent half of the game chasing those same guys that knocked Spike Hill down a peg on opening day.

Even with Reeler rookies Jonsey the II going 4/5 and fellow newbie a-A’ron finally setting his alarm clock to smack a few line drives in the bottom of the order, we just couldn’t pull ahead. Things got more interesting when the Reelers lost Tiff in the 6th inning and had to continue with a mandatory out every inning for the remainder of the game.

R Bar sluggers Steve “Bubbs” Connors and Adam Caccavale kept the game at a stand still. Then Shawn “Shortzy’s recruit” Andrew avenged our predicament in the 8th inning, going oppo-yard for a 2 run-homer.

Game, set and match: Reelers!

( R2R: 12 / R Bar: 9 )

3pm

Field #1: Clemerica vs. Turkey’s Nest (Stryker)

Well I found out a lot of things this week…unlike most sea faring men and women, Clemericans do not like impromptu limericks to get them fired up before the game (as this just results in quiet confusion). I found out Turkeys Nest can hit the shiiiiit out of the ball and I had no idea Jordan hated the pause pitch so much….or did I? This one was unfortunately a very one sided game and not at all what the preview predicted.    It was all Turkeys, all day. There were really just too many highlights for the nesters for me to even list.  They were like artists out there…the bat their paint brush and the field their canvas.  They were stroking down the line, hitting deep homers to all fields, singles, doubles, triples , the list goes on.  That’s great, but how was their defense, you ask?  Like an 85 year old nun with a chastity belt, impenetrable! They held the Clemericans to a puny 6 runs and made our defense look like a dingy with a hole in it instead of a Battleship.

The Turkeys were really rubbing it in late in the game when Jake hit a real dinker, which Clems then overthrew to first and he refused to take the extra base. And if that wasn’t bad enough, Clems sunk the play again on the next hit and he literally walked to 2nd. The only high points for me were the homer I dinged off of the cherry picker (and almost eating shit coming around third I was running so “fast”) and how much I annoyed Jordan. I believe he was complaining to Kev behind the plate before the game even started (see the “Stryker Rule” for complete explanation of why it is 100% legal).   Nesters look really good this year scoring 45 runs in two games and I hope we never have to play them again. Who am I kidding, I love playing you guys. Nice win!

( Clemerica: 6 / Turkey’s Nest: 22 )

Field #2: Brooklyn Bowl vs. Gibson (‘Stache)

You actually have to stand up in RF against Gibson now, Joe

From what I can gather, we may have a “new look” Gibson team on our hands, and I’m not just talking about the guy with the face makeup!  Searching for their first win in a long while, the Gibbys came ready to rumble.  Adrian “A Dos” Franco & David “The Govna” Kovner sparked the Gibson offense and came correct with the nicknames!  Captain Franco called shenanigans on former WSL commish, Joe Godsy, claiming that he strategically placed a construction lift in the outfield to take a HR away from “New SS” Greg.  Holding strong behind Alan’s voodoo pitching, the Gibson eventually surrendered the game in the late innings and suffered a heartbreaking 9-8 loss.  The defeat wasn’t the only suffering that they incurred too, as Gibson 2B lady “LA” took a line drive to the grill and walked it off like a total champ…all the way back to the bar to ease her pain with a few cold ones.  (Shout out to our ever so helpful and sensitive Commish Holland for his assistance. – A Dos)

Gracious in victory, the aforementioned Godsy had this to add, “Kinda wished they would have won, because I have a feeling that the celebration might have rivaled any we’ve ever seen for a championship win.”  He also said he thinks “softball is boring” so I suppose a good celebration might actually seem better than a Brooklyn Bowl win?  One would think that closing an early 7-1 deficit would add some excitement to the contest, but the Bowl remained calm.  3B Olin held it down in the field and added a 3-4 day at the plate, while Kate came up with an RBI double to tie the game in the 8th!  Trying to spark some life into Godsy, Brooklyn Bowl pitcher Jon eventually shut the door on the Gibson with a a bit of a roller coaster, Jose Valverde-esqe 9th!

(Brooklyn Bowl: 9 / Gibson: 8 )

5pm

Field #1: Good Company vs. Soft Spot (Stryker)

What happened after this will be forever cloaked in mystery

I unfortunately did not get to see this seemingly Barn Burner of a game.  I was too busy drowning my sorrows in whiskey and budweisers, but it looks like we got a real battle in the middle of the Joe Fashion North Division.  Did the Yetis open up with another acoustic set? I don’t know, but I imagine they did and it was probably something by the Spin Doctors.  Did Ces take another nap before the game?  I don’t know, but I imagine he did and there was a lot of drool involved.  Did Toolan make a bunch of nautical references?  Again, not sure but I imagine he let a few sail.  I know Zak wasn’t there because he would have actually sent me some notes on what happened.

*Some last minute flash reporter wanted to add that Good Co’s Drew aimed for the cherry picker the entire game resulting in 3 infield flies and Korin blasted a triple with a graceful trip around 3rd base.

In the end it looks like Ces’ tree trimming (and non-beard trimming) paid off and Good Company edged out the Yetis for the hard V.

( Good Company: 14 / Soft Spot: 12 )

Field #2: Pete’s Candy Store vs. Black Betty (‘Stache)

Pete’s Candy Store entered this contest looking to continue their recent success against the Commish & crew from Black Betty.  Armed with some new recruits and outfitted with an especially abnormal amount of denim, PCS jumped out to an early lead.  The Pete’s defense was strong behind spot starter Pat Lane, and proudly held Jake “The Defector” Levine hitless on the day.  Unfortunately, good defense doesn’t always hold up in recreational softball.  The Betty bunch quickly responded to the early PCS lead with some timely offense from Steve P and “Super” Dave.

Nice guy Kevin Belz had this to say, “the defense in this game was tight like a black hole in space. That’s kinda gross, even though its more ‘science-y’ than anything.”

JB$ and Holland administered the sweetest science experiment by executing a slick “statue of liberty” style 1-6-3 ground out play.  JB$ is no 1 trick pony though, so he also smacked his 2nd “finger wagging” homer of the year and capped off the 9-4 victory.  I guess black IS the new orange, after all!

( Petes: 4 / Black Betty: 9 )

No games next week…Easter Spectacular anyone??

Toodles,

The New New Additions

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