Standings

Joe Godsy Division
NORTH W L PCT RF RA
Turkey's Nest 7 5 .583 118 117
Spike Hill 7 5 .583 143 145
Roebling Sports Club 6 6 .500 130 113
AT All-Stars 3 9 .250 101 133
 
SOUTH W L PCT RF RA
Gibson 9 3 .750 147 108
St. Anselm 7 5 .583 114 89
R Bar 5 8 .385 127 190
A Bar Runaways 3 10 .231 80 136
 
Joe Fashion Division
NORTH W L PCT RF RA
The Bedford Yetis 8 5 .615 144 144
Clems 7 5 .583 125 117
The Gutter 86ers 5 8 .385 153 158
Loggers 5 8 .385 119 133
 
SOUTH W L PCT RF RA
3 Kings 11 1 .917 220 76
Kilo Bravo 8 4 .667 150 119
Parkview Scorpions 8 5 .615 149 116
Turkey's Teachers 0 12 .000 92 218

Schedule

Week 14 - Jul 22
11:00 St. Anselm @ The Bedford Yetis 1
Parkview Scorpions @ AT All-Stars 2
1:00 Turkey's Teachers @ Turkey's Nest 2
3:00 Clems @ R Bar 1
The Gutter 86ers @ Gibson 2
5:00 A Bar Runaways @ Loggers 1
Kilo Bravo @ Roebling Sports Club 2

Last Week's Results

Week 13 - Jul 15
WSL Women's League0 @ WSL Women's League 0
Loggers13 @ R Bar 7
Clems3 @ St. Anselm 8
A Bar Runaways6 @ The Gutter 86ers 4
The Bedford Yetis3 @ Gibson 10
Turkey's Teachers7 @ AT All-Stars 14
A Bar Runaways9 @ Roebling Sports Club 6
Kilo Bravo15 @ Spike Hill 16
Parkview Scorpions4 @ Turkey's Nest 13

Week 12- RECAP

Tue, Jul 15, 2014

This Sunday brought an end to the 2014 World Cup, and the joke that Brooklyn Bowl needs to score 9 runs to win a game. It also marked some cheeky recaps, so have a look-see.

11am

Field #1: Spike Hill vs. Turkey’s Nest (Stache)

Is it just me or does that bruise look like…an angry turkey?

As a serious investigative reporter like myself should, I arrived early to check out my assigned game for the week. To my surprise, I arrived earlier than most of the players on Spike Hill and Turkey’s Nest, who all sauntered in around 11:30am after “getting destroyed” on the blacktop.

One could probably have scripted this game to perfection without too much trouble.  Both teams played some great defense and got some timely hits to keep it close all game. O’Malley beat the Shafer Shift” and pulled the ball THREE TIMES, while Doug added a big 2-run bomb liner to fuel the Spike Hill offense.  Brian “Canadian Club” Helm belted a grand slam for the Nest, but the highlight of the day for the Turkey’s was Shafer nailing JL in the butt with a line drive to kill a potential rally.

No doubt this was every bit the marquee matchup it was touted to be. Spike Hill outlasted the Turkey’s Nest with no less than 5 diving catches for Mike Powell for the 2 run victory!  Each team showed why they are among the league leaders and I think a rematch, playoff showdown may be on the horizon!

“Spike Hill survived.  Turkey’s is awesome.  This league rocks.” – O’Malley

(Spike Hill 10 / Turkey’s Nest 8)

Field #2: Reel2Reel vs. Brooklyn Bowl (Shortz)

Since I wasn’t at the game, got nothing from my team and Pete’s recap was more detailed than a wedding planned by a type-A bride, I give him the floor.

Once again Brooklyn Bowl’s tremendous defense was on display. After 12 games, we still haven’t allowed 100 runs. We only allowed 4 hits the whole game and 8 base runners. Derek Evers played a great game at SS and Chad Ostrom was stellar in Right Center. Our offense struggled, but Pat Snajder was 3-3 with 2 rbis and Ryan Bort was 2-4 with 2 ribbies.

The game started off weird, with one out and runners on 1st and 2nd, Billy Reilly hit a sharp grounder to Jonesy the II at 3rd. He made an incredible grab and tagged third and gunned it to first, but Billy beat the throw. Christian Ver Halen ran through a stop sign at 2nd and headed to third. Jonesy the II thought the play was over, but R2R 1st base woman, Jamie, threw a bullet to 3rd. Jonesy the II turned right as it smashed in him in cheek. He was down for a few minutes but luckily was okay and continued in the game. On the next pitch, Pat Snajder laced a double plating Christian and Billy.

BB  2 – R2R 0

In the 2nd, Palma Blank had a Sac Fly scoring Derek Evers from 3rd.

BB 3- R2R 0

In the 3rd, Sam Farnsworth doubled with 2 outs and Christian Ver Halen hit a clutch single to drive him home.

BB 4 – R2R 0

Reel to Reel finally got on the board in the 5th when Sandor hit a grounder approximately 500 MPH that 5-holed Palma Blank and Chad Ostrom for the rare double error “homer”…while Hogan scored on the play, as well.

BB answered in the bottom of the 5th. Jon Blank got on when he laced one off of R2R pitcher Tyler Holzer. He must’ve been shook up on the play because he proceeded to walk Ben Weber and Cande Micheo. With the bases juiced, leadoff hitter Ryan Bort hit a Texas leaguer that landed just out of the grasp of 2nd baseman Greg, scoring Jon Blank and Ben Weber.

BB 6 – R2R 2

Jonesy the II got on to lead off the 7th. Shawn hit a blooper over second that went sideways when it landed and Jonesy the II scored all the way from first. Right fielder Ryan Bort made a stellar throw home but Jonesy slide under the tag. In the bottom the 7th. Chad Ostrom drove in Pat Snajder with a blooper turned triple for the final Bowler run.

 

(Brooklyn Bowl 7 / Reel2Reel 3)

1pm

Field #1: Black Betty vs. AT United (WSL SUPER FAN)

When the clock struck 1, AT and Betty were ready to knock heads in a rematch of last year’s quarterfinal that saw Betty pull the first of their two late comeback wins on their way to the Championship game.  Well, most of AT was ready, except for Gerald, who was sporting the blue and white and trying to push the game along due to the 3PM start of some other sports event – I think it was Curling…or Women’s Lacrosse.

G Black was the man that day, not unlike that short dude who I saw in an Adidas commercial – pretty sure his name is “Sloppy” or “Messy”.  He’s kind of like the South American Pigpen, if you get my meaning.  On their way to a narrow victory, AT won the respect of their opponents.

Kevin “Green Light” Belz was quoted as saying, G Black defended his position like a young Tim Howard who throws illegal flat pitches to girls.”  G matched Principal Dave Pretto tit for tat in the bombs department and led his team to victory with the help of Lauck’s timely half swing hitting, DJ’s lack of a shirt, and a series of unfortunate McCarren hops that would make a dog salivate without the bell ringing.

“Betty is still in the playoff hunt”, says Kevin Belz, who really wrote some funny stuff in his recap email. It’s a shame he’s taken, but it’s not a shame that it’s by Chelsey, because she’s good people.  Betty will bounce back, but for now AT continues to roll.

(AT United 14 / Black Betty 10)

Field #2: Good Company vs. 3 Kings (Stache)

It was a bit of an odd start to the competition on Sunday.  The morning games didn’t get moving until after 11:30am, which pushed the start to this 1pm contest back some, as well.  After a bit of bickering between the Pinks and those late starting (and late finishing) Field 1 squads about batting practice, the game eventually got underway…after every one got their 20 swings in.

The Good Co. team looked strong in the first inning, putting up a quick 4 runs on a stream of base hits and defensive miscues.  3Ks were able to quickly match that effort in the bottom half and it looked like both offenses would be up to their usual, high-scoring ways.  Good Co. tacked on some more runs and the Kings matched them again to put the score even at 8-8 through the 4th.

Good Co kept the pressure on with some solid defense and timely hitting, including a Drew homer to go up for good in the later innings.  Pretty sure Jen10 made a half dozen nice plays in this game, because every time I looked up she was making a putout to end the inning.  A sadly depleted 3Ks just did not have the firepower to mount a rally, despite a nice oppo home run from Joe TomeoAdam Smilowitz and Kurt Tarnok each reached base 4 times on the day, to round out the 3 Kings highlights.

The Pinks are looking ready for a championship run at the 2/3 point of the season, while the Kings are slipping down the standings and severely slipping in attendance.  6 more games left to get ready for the WSL playoffs, when it’s anyone’s game!

(Good Company 15 / 3 Kings 10)

3pm

Field #1: Soft Spot vs. Loggers (Stryker)

Pizza and the trees formed a delicious alliance

Looks like the Loggers left a few people behind at the NW Logoff as they would be a few chainsaws short for this one and would start 3 Lady Loggers.  The Yetis came fully staffed for this one, including Jason Dietz, who dropped his kids off at the airport for 4 weeks of evil genius/mad scientist/benevolent ruler camp in Minnesota and came to the field ready to play. And play he did.

The Lumberjacks attacked early, while the Yetis was still hibernating and would chop down 6 runs in the first. The Yeti then awoke in the second with a mighty roar and tied the game at 7 as it defended it’s forestry home from the wood hungry tree killers.

The Log Choppers had some great contributions from Brian Pisanelli, who had 4 RBI’s including 2 on an infield fly (I still dont know how that’s even possible). Mike Saris and Tony B both went 3 for 5 and had a combined 4 RBI’s, and Craig Heitczman was 3 for 4 with 2 runs and 2 ribbis.

But with Anthony Pizza holding a formidable Loggers lineup to 5 runs after the initial deluge, and some clutch hitting from nephews Nick and Joey, the Yeti built a lead that looked surmountable, became plain mountable, and finally proved to be insurmountable.  The Trifecta.

Zak was clutch for the Yetti’s as he “had all hits” and played a spectacular 3B since Steph has been teaching him how to field and smoke a menthol at the same time.  The Yeti would successfully defend its tree filled home from those pesky Loggers and would go on to win this one, 20-11.  The game ball would go to Steve, who went 5-5 and fielded like a young Bo Jackson.

(Yetis 20 / Loggers 11)

Field #2: Pete’s Candy Store vs. Turkey’s Teachers (Shortz)

In the Williamsburg Softball League, the community is (partially) represented by two separate, yet equally lackadaisical teams. The club who eats too much candy, and the club who educates the masses. These are their stories.

Doink! Doink!

On a misty Sunday morning, the Turkey’s Nest shed is the victim of a burglary. Called to the scene are Detectives’ Fenger and Spitzenberger, who wonder where they come into the picture. Lt. Rio informs them the bases were taken.

TURKEY’S NEST- 94 BEDFORD AVENUE, BROOKLYN  Doink! Doink!

Lt. Rio then sends his two ace detectives to question the bartenders at Turkey’s Nest. Veteran bartender Scott admits he sold the key to the shed to a man going by the name “Not Wally”, but doesn’t know anything else. Next, they canvas Bedford Avenue and question a Bar owner with a bad back, but she did not see the face of a man carrying a large, filthy duffle bag, only the hair- silver. She also reveals the bases may be hidden at a bar not too far away that sometimes has a bus in the backyard- Good Company.

GOOD COMPANY – 10 HOPE STREET, BROOKLYN  Doink! Doink!

As the team searches the bus (oddly parked out there in the summer), Fenger finds a seemingly new pile of dirt and a cold, unfinished beer. They then notice the back door is ajar…they have a runner.

Just as the man with silver hair named “Not Wally” tries to scale the wall of Good Co, Spitzenberger grabs him by the seat of his pants, throws him to the ground and handcuffs him.

PETE’S CANDY STORE – 709 LORIMER STREET, BROOKLYN Doink! Doink!

Back at their headquarters, Pete’s Candy Store, they question their perp while awaiting the forensic results from the dirt found on the bus. It comes back with high levels of radioactive metals and urine- an exactly match to the dirt on fields at McCarren Park. “Not Wally” is then read his Miranda Rights and taken to the Automotive High School to be processed.

AUTOMOTIVE HIGH SCHOOL 50 BEDFORD AVENUE, BROOKLYN Doink! Doink!

ADA’s Haz and Wulf inform the detectives that the dirt is circumstantial. They need a motive to tie “Not Wally” to the crime…and to find the damn bases.

While Fenger and Spitzenberger continue their search, ADA Wulf does a data search of the WSL website archives for clues. She then makes a grisly discovery. While both clubs were on hot pursuit for the missing bases, both teams missed their game. And who benefits from that? None other than current WSL Joe Fashion Division Leaders- Good Company. Both teams race towards McCarren Park.

MCCARREN PARK – 775 LORIMER STREET, BROOKLYN Doink! Doink!

By the time they arrive, the 5pm games have already started, which means they missed their game. They also see the “missing bases” are being used. They were set up. Someone returned the bases during the investigation, and it couldn’t have been “Not Wally” since he’s been in interrogation room 1 since 10am.

AUTOMOTIVE HIGH SCHOOL 50 BEDFORD AVENUE, BROOKLYN Doink! Doink!

Before they can flip “Not Wally”, a witness enters and declares they captured the person who returned the bases- Kevin Belz-merica. Currently in second place in the same division, he knew bringing the bases back would help Black Betty move up in the standings. Unfortunately, he forgot to inform the two teams who could’ve made a difference. “Not Wally” and Belzmerica are taken away, and the witness (who turns out to be O’Malley because of course he did) is taken to investigation room 2 to make a statement.

As Pete’s and Teachers walk out of Automotive High School, Fenger says, “He could of saved the day and our records”. Haz adds, “If he had just laid off the “sandwiches”. 

Fade to black.

5pm

Field #1: Crown Victoria 86ers vs. Gibson (WSL SUPER FAN)

Gibson trying to re-enact last game’s zen-like abilites

The Pourhouse continues its resurgence with a narrow loss to Sweetwater on Sunday.  Down 13 to 6 after 4, the House said “Not in our ‘House” or something to that effect. The heart of their lineup drove in 13 of their 17 runs, including a bomb by Greg that is still rolling somewhere like a tumbleweed in an old western, somehow giving us both the sense of time moving forward into the future and something poetically even deeper.

Pourhouse stalwart, Boston, drove in 4 runs to make that his 16th driven in during the last 3 games.  That’s pretty crazy folks, but not as crazy the Super Dave Osbourne incredible off-balance catch” that “Big City” Boston made in the field to keep the game tight (Citation – Mayor Al Buttah).

Sadly for Ado and company, the Mayor would not be denied – Mr. Buttah sparked his team by reaching base 4 times while Justin and Jeff contributed extra base hits for The Sweetwater, who bounced back from a tough loss to Enid’s to catch a reeling Reel 2 Reel (yes, that joke was just made) in the Joe Godsy North division.  Meanwhile, the Pourhouse takes their new confidence into a match-up with Spike Hill (sorry, no old timey name for them) this Sunday.  Do you believe?  I’m starting to!

(Cron Vic 18 / Gibson 17)

Fields #2: RBar vs. Clemerica (Stryker)

I am so proud of my beloved Clemericans.  Everyone played an amazing game and showed why we are the best team in this league.  We have had a rough season, but every game is a new start for us.  Were we worried about this one? Nah. Matching up against a team that has been crushing the ball, has 3 players on the HR leader board and coming off a 34 run win…why wouldnt we be nervous?  But, alas, the nerves were settled by some pregame beers and World Cup action and the Battleship was ready come game time.

We scored first, but the Bums would come back to take the lead with 2 early “homeruns” off Clemerican errors, so not really true home runs, probably shouldn’t be tallied into their HR leader board stats.  My pitching was unreal that day, as I was confusing and striking out Bums left and right (think I had like 8 strike outs). After several lead changes, Clem’s would go up by 3 going into the 9th.  After a few SINGLES, Rich was up for the Bums and would leg out a hit that placed him on 2B as the tying run, where he mysteriously got a leg injury and asked for a pinch runner, strangely enough a much younger, faster player.  The Bums would only score 4 that inning, but that would be enough to take the lead.

The Battleship was ready for the bottom of the inning. With one out, Chinger hit a clutch single followed by Felicia ripping a single of her own. Felicia killed it, going 3 for 4 on the day and playing great behind the plate. Irish Cream was up next and blasted a deep fly ball, deep enough to allow Chinger and Felicia to tag up effortlessly.  Our fearless leader Breeze would be up next as we came to the top of the order. Brisket Breezey would rip a shot down the line that would score both Clemerican base runners and Clems would win by one in the bottom of the 9th!!!!

Clems wins!!!! Clems wins!!!!  Down go the mighty Bums!! 

Oh….wait….right. It didn’t happen that way. The Bums confused their way into a win, claiming Felicia didn’t tag up.  Congratulations on a fine win, R Bar.  

And now for the Scooby Doo ending!

(R Bar 10 / Clem’s 9) 

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