Standings

Joe Godsy Division
NORTH W L PCT RF RA
Spike Hill 13 6 .684 243 194
Roebling Sports Club 11 8 .579 220 177
Turkey's Nest 9 9 .500 178 199
AT All-Stars 4 14 .222 138 203
 
SOUTH W L PCT RF RA
Gibson 15 4 .789 238 169
St. Anselm 13 6 .684 214 151
R Bar 7 11 .389 175 244
A Bar Runaways 4 14 .222 120 178
 
Joe Fashion Division
NORTH W L PCT RF RA
Clems 13 6 .684 223 171
The Bedford Yetis 10 8 .556 205 207
Loggers 7 11 .389 158 166
The Gutter 86ers 8 11 .421 201 216
 
SOUTH W L PCT RF RA
Kilo Bravo 13 5 .722 233 165
Parkview Scorpions 11 8 .579 215 174
Turkey's Teachers 0 18 .000 132 312
- 1 1 .500 10 17

Schedule

Championship Sunday - Sep 23
11:00 Parkview Scorpions @ Clems 1
Roebling Sports Club @ Spike Hill 2
2:00 North Champion @ South Champion 2

Last Week's Results

Championship Sunday - Sep 23
Parkview Scorpions0 @ Clems 0
Roebling Sports Club0 @ Spike Hill 0
North Champion0 @ South Champion 0

Playoffs Elite 8 – RECAP

Tue, Sep 23, 2014

 

8 minus 4 is 4. See, the WSL website team can “math”.  Before you all get balls deep in to the recaps (and they’re goooood), let me take a moment to talk about what’s really important… THE WSL END OF SEASON PARTY!!!!

Our fabulous Commish has already warned you of what’s to come. But for those who skim the posts, I’ll give you a refresher in 5 easy to understand bullets:

– It’s at the Gibson starting at 5pm (or whenever the Championship game wraps up).
– There will be food served in a timely manner! It’ll be a combo of Breezey’s Brisket and Ceviche from The Ceviche Guy (surf and Turf, if you will).
– Corn Hole Tourney at 7pm (sign up with Backerman at the party). Winner gets a box of Clinchers!
– Trophy presentation, awards and the End of Season Video at 9pm (or whenever Corn Hole wraps up).
– ALL NIGHT DRINK SPECIALS, featuring $7 Tecate/Peligroso Tequila or Bud/Evan Williams Black Whiskey combos, $4 16 oz. Tecates, and $7 Pink Russells.

 Let us know you’ll be there by responding HERE.

11am

Field #1: Loggers @ Black Betty (Stryker)

There was no love lost in this epic battle of blood sweat and tears. A game of magnanimous proportion that was only matched by the fury and rage unleashed by two teams with a long, tumultuous history. I really though people were gonna leave in body bags after this one. Oh wait….. This is the Black Betty/Loggers recap…… sorry I was watching the USA vs. China Slamball Championship last night.

This game was…..filled with… Love, Respect, and that term so many of us are unfamiliar with…SPORTSMANSHIP. Two veteran teams playin like they been there before. Although the score doesn’t show it, both of these teams played like champions. BlackBetty faced the Cinderella team of the WSL playoffs and dashed everyone’s not-so-secret hopes that the 6-time champs would get bounced in the 2nd round. (sorry, folks).

The Bettys started the game off with a very deliberately manufactured 2 run spot and put up 1 run over the next few frames. Black and Gold would go up 5-0 into the 6th inning when Logger Tony “HotStuff” Basile had runners on 2nd and 3rd with 2 outs. Bettyballer Mike Camarra in LCF and caught Tony’s would-be homer to squah a big Logger rally. The Commodores were inspired by the crafty defensive play and put up 3 or 4 runs in the bottom of the inning, getting some much needed insurance. JB$ was his normal self, mesmerizing the Loggers and forcing them into pop ups and challenging the left side of the field. Supe caught a ball through Field 1’s tiny tree, planted and sponsored by the Diesel shop on Bedford. Both the tree and the store are known for being really, just in the way, with no purpose whatsoever. Jake ‘SpeedKills’ Levine smacked the ball around and hit a big HR to Driggs to light a little fire under the Betty. Loggers 2nd baseman, Kristen Pisanelli, played a spotless and perfect game with insane range and a loaded gun ready to defeat anyone trying to go oppo on her. The Loggers scratched 2 across in the final frame and everyone started talking to JB$ again. As evidence of the class shown in this game I’d like to provide you with the below quotes from both sides.

“The Loggers are the nicest team in the world. Even nicer than the Pinks and SoftSpot which sounds super sexy and makes the Loggers sound even more sexy\masculine.”      Black Betty

“The Loggers would like to congratulate Black Betty on a game well played and the sportsmanship they displayed after the game. We also want to call out an amazing pitching performance for the black and Yellows, good luck in the next round.” -The Loggers 

Instead of mentioning their stat’s the Loggers are putting the entire WSL on Notice:

“It was no fluke that we started to pile up the W’s, it was not just chance that we beat the 3kings 2 out of 3 times and there was no strange McCarren Park weather pattern that magically helped us score runs. The Loggers are no longer the team you see on your schedule and say that’s an easy win. We are coming for each and everyone of you next season, so we hope you are are ready because we can assure you that we are. LOGGERS!!!!!!”

(Loggers 2 / Black Betty 12)

Field #2: Spike Hill @ Turkey’s Nest (Stache)

Admittedly, I showed up late to the field for this one on Sunday. I fully expected to have missed out on dozens of combined runs and lots of offensive fireworks. To my surprise, it was 5-4 in favor of the Turkey’s Nest as the game headed into the 7th inning. Apparently defense matters?

Shortly after my arrival, Spike Hill would take a 6-5 lead in the top of the 7th. The Hillfolk offense was powered by homers from Alex Dubin, Phil Michael and O’Malley.

The Turkey’s Nest would eventually answer back in the bottom of the 8th inning, plating 3 big runs to take an 8-6 lead into the 9th inning. Since the Turkey’s didn’t send me any recap info, I really don’t know who did what.

Spike Hill would send the tying run to the plate with 2 outs in the top of the 9th, in the form of notorious heavy hitter Dubin. He would lace an opposite field shot that the Nest right fielder, Chuck, would snatch out of the air to end the game in dramatic fashion.

After 3 straight trips to the WSL Championship Game, Spike Hill will be watching with the rest of us next weekend. The Boys of Summer look to continue their whimsical 2014 campaign against top-seeded R Bar in the semi-finals.

(Spike Hill 6 / Turkey’s Nest 8)

Field #1:  Soft Spot @ Good Co (Shortz)

After I wrote the preview I received an indecent proposal- would I sub for the Yetis in their playoff game with Good Co. Hmmm. That would cut into my TV watching time….But I wouldn’t have to pester either team for a recap. Sure, why not?

As I rolled up to Field 1 for the game oddly scheduled at 4, I was presented with a bottle of chilled Rose for my troubles (though I did have to run to the Gibson for a wine key- screw tops, people, SCREW TOPS!!!). Batting practice was a hoot because many Pink ladies were confused to my presence and more confused when I kept introducing myself as “April”.

I joined my faux team in singing the National Anthem, then sipped on my Rose as I watched the game unfold. Pizza pitched a beauty but they just kept hitting where we weren’t. Speaking of Pizza, I whipped up this beauty for him.

Good Co came out firing 5 in the bottom of the first, with Tommy plating himself, Drew and Wally in a 3-run knock plus Comfy knocking Cap’n Calves and Dom. Little did they know they could’ve batted the rest of the game with stale bread sticks and still win.

In an interesting turn of events, Cap’n Calves hurt his oblique muscle, which moved Wally to pitcher and brought in Dom to play 3rd. Seeing this as an opportunity to capitalize on the switch, Yetis tested Dom over and over, only to be disappointed.

As our last licks approached, we realized we only managed to plate one measly run against the Mighty Pinks. But my Rose kicked in, and I unwittingly started a (short-lived) comeback for the Yetis. I’ll explain- I got on base, followed by Aaron’s FC and Zak. With nothing to lose (except the game) Jason “Cashmere Pride” hit a blast in the bottom of the 9th so the Yetis could go out with less than a whimper.

 

(Soft Spot 4 / Good Co 11)

Field #2: Brooklyn Bowl @ R Bar (WSL SUPER FAN)

In the second quarterfinal match of titans, Brooklyn Bowl tried to show the world that they could win without Joe Godsy, who’s married now and suddenly doesn’t have as much time for us. Damn you and your priorities, Joseph! 

Brooklyn Bowl looked set up for the upset after running up a lead against a tepid hitting R Bar squad, despite having rallies cut short with base running errors. A 6-run rally in the third was snuffed after Bowler Jeff “The Flash” Carrol was called out after narrowly missing second to end the inning, wasting a Pete Hoffman rally-sustaining single. Brooklyn Bowl bounced back in the 5th with 4 more runs and led 10 – 1 after the 5th inning. In the 6th, R Bar started to put it together, scoring 3 runs, two of which scored after a miscommunication in the infield turned a 2 out, runners on second and third situation into two R Bar runs when an errant pickoff throw to third sailed high. After the 6th, R Bar continued to chip away at the lead, scoring 3 in the 8th on singles by Bubbs and Bobby to cut the lead to 2 runs. Bowl showed signs of putting the game away in the 9th, tacking on another run to make it 11 to 8 going into the bottom of the inning. R Bar wasn’t going to go down without a fight – aided by several Bowl throwing errors, the Bums tied the game in the bottom of the inning on a double by Sam and a sac fly by Natalie to tie the game. There is an old expression – “Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good” – R Bar was both lucky and good in this win, going on to win the game in the bottom of the inning. The Bums look like a team of destiny, as they move on to face Turkey’s in a rematch of the 2009 semifinal.

(Brooklyn Bowl 11 / R Bar 12)

 

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