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

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WEEK 4- RECAP

Wed, May 6, 2015

We completed the first week of interleague play (and first drama free Sunday), featuring Golden Icarus high tops, cold cut platters and an unprecedented snoozefest score of 2-1.

WAKE UP! IT’S RECAP TIME.

11AM

Field #1: Roebling Sports Club @ Berry Park (Shortz)

1st win dance

Roebling finally found their bats to win their first game of the season. They were in the basement of the Gibson with a note from God saying, “you forgot something, dummies.”

Hogan (4/5) started the party for us by scoring a run in the first inning. We sadly joked it would be our last, but we were dead drunk wrong. We plated 5 Remy runs in the 5th inning in a rally started by “favorite player” Halling (3/5) to put us up by 3 (only for them to tie it, when Joey Pizza hit a 3-run bomb). Then we were up by 2, down by 1, up by 1 where we held the lead, when Ope hit the go ahead RBI (but failed to properly introduce himself to Stephanie with a hilariously terrible slide into second) after I cried out, “Swing from the heart!”.

Since I snagged a pic of Berry Park’s scorebook, I know that Baby Daddy Boy (3/4) Toolan (2/4), and Grumpy Zak (2/4) helped to keep the game close. And since I have eyeballs, I saw that Annie played a solid 3rd base, killing many on base dreams and had her game face on throughout (breaking character only once to give me a tender ‘low 5’).

What was really impressive was how every Remy contributed; specifically the bench- Babkow’s dog, Barney intimidated Pizza with his barking, and most importantly I. BROUGHT. THE. BEERS. Then we drank more beers to celebrate at RSC. Sadly, The Parkers were a no show. But our sponsor cousins, The Bedford, swung by and there was much rejoicing.

We then took our rookie Patty with us on the WSL “11-7 shift”, where you play at 11am, then day drink while trying to make it through the end of the games without looking like a head on a spike. You did get home, right?

(Roebling Sports Club 10 / Berry Park 9)

Field #2: Crown Vic 86ers @ Turkey’s Teachers ()

2-1…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Not sure how to approach this one. I could salute the pitching, but it’s a “hitters league” and it’s also slow pitch softball. I could champion the defense, but neither team really put the pressure on with their respective bats. We’ve all had games like this and just shake our heads afterwards, wondering where we went wrong with our lives.

Jake and Nat combined to pitch a solid game for Crown Vic, while Dave “White Lightning” Martin kept pace with them for TNT. Connor Irish and CC Ehresman held it down in the infield for the Teachers, who had been giving up over 25 runs per games this season. The 86er’s defense would match them stride for stride, with Rich and Ben both making run-saving plays in the contest.

The Teacher’s ended the the last 4 innings by hitting into double plays, while also stranding the bases loaded in the 8th. Kudos to Mal-V-P and her fellow 86er defenders for closing out the game and crushing the Teacher’s hopes and dreams of a walk-off win…or, at least, extra innings.

(Crown Vic 86ers 2 / Turkey’s Teachers 1)

1PM

Field #1: The Bedford / Black Betty (Homer Wadsworth)

Keep painting it black

Last Saturday the sports world groaned after a highly anticipated boxing match-up proved to be unsensational and kinda boring for some people. The Bedford vs. Black Betty sometimes has that look. This weekend the teams didn’t disappoint and brought their A games for sure.

The game started off with the Bedford going up by 5 runs early, but a few key defensive plays by pitcher LouG and 1B Ken Belv keeping the rally in check. The Commish even made a Jeter-esque play in the hole that got the Betty D revved up and ready to play. The Betty answered with some runs of their own and it seemed both teams were gonna be neck in neck the whole way.

The Bedford had some ups and downs from their superstars, but a 4-4 performance by ‘unknown’ Anthony ‘Now You Know Me’ and Dubin (when he was paying attention) went 3 for 4 with a few doubles and a nice oppo shot late in the contest. Linda and Kris morphed into one player and formed catcher superstar Krinda;. KevKane was masterful on the mound throwing balls slower than gravity demands. O’Malley was also overheard saying something about the Betty’s using his bat and how “if they get one more hit, I’m taking it back.”

The game wasn’t the offensive output some people were expecting but was really a showcase for some of the league’s best defensive standouts: Mo made the play of the game on a line drive off Leo in the later innings; MikeC and Super DaddyDave were everywhere in the outfield bouncing off one another making outs; Frosh Befordian shortstopper Steve turned a huge double play late in the game to end a Betty rally; LouG made scoops and covered the left side like a graceful gnu.

In the 7th, the Betty rallied to score 4 runs to tie the game and the stage was set for a photo finish. Benny White led off the 8th with a bloop single then the fetching Chelsey Fitz worked the count and hit a line drive over the infield to set the stage. After a fly ball moved the runner over to 3B, who else but Leo was up to provide the drama this game wasn’t lacking in the least bit. A bloop foul ball and a sweet catch by Phil, turned into a sac fly as the runner scored from third. The Bedford threatened in the 9th down 1, but an intentional walk to POTW Doug worked out and the Black curtain came down to a sharp liner back to the the mound.

The two heavyweights spent the early 2010s battling for WSL supremacy and the contests still have the vibe of a finals match-up every time, which fans had no idea they were missing. Sitting atop both their divisions, these teams have some challenging games in the weeks to come and will be keeping a stink eye out for one another from now until the end of the season.

(The Bedford 8 / Black Betty 9)

Field #2: 3 Kings @ Impose ()

HERCULES, HERCULES, HERCULES!!!

Alright, maybe that’s a stretch. The Kings and Impose teams entered this game on Sunday each at 2-1 on the year. The former-Bowlers were the stingiest defense in the WSL heading into the contest, while 3Ks was amongst the league-best in run production. Which team would flex their respective muscles and notch a 3rd victory of the young season.

The top of the 1st jumped of with (another) Thomas Santoro 2-run homer, which Impose would quickly match in the bottom half on back-to-back RBI hits from Pat and Godsy. The Kings would then post a 5-run 3rd, with a pair of 2-out RBI hits from Billy and Jose Martinez. That would turn out to be the deciding inning in the game, as both defenses were able to really minimize the damage afterwards.

Adam Hoffman had 2 late homers for Impose and Mike Olin overcame a bruised rib to play a nice game at SS. Johnny, Denis, Billy and Adam each tallied 3 hits for the Kings. The final score was 11-5 in favor of the Kings, who improve their record to 3-1. Impose will look to get back to their winning ways next week against a tough Bedford lineup, while 3Ks gets Black Betty.

(3 Kings 11 / Impose 5)

3PM

Field #1: R Bar @ AT United ()

Yay! Finally some Erik pics capturing the action!

My sincerest apologies. I have failed you. I really hope y’all can forgive me. I know I told you this game would be “one of the best” of the week, but I was dead wrong. Much to my chagrin, R Bar put a serious whoopin’ on the Drunk Tanks this Sunday. Not that I don’t want R Bar to win games, just that I hate being wrong…in print, no less.

At least I got one thing right, both Frank from ATU and John from R Bar were at it again. Frank went deep twice in the loss, with 4 RBIs, and John crushed 3 (REALLY?!) homers to pace the R Bar offense. I guess I can seek solace in my advanced player scouting, even if I can’t predict much else?

Both teams did plate 2 runs in the first, but that would be the last time ATU would have an answer for the Bums. Josh opened up the scoring for R Bar with a 2 run homer in that first inning. Adam and Pete would later add RBI hits to open up the floodgates. John R would finish with the 3 bombs and 5 RBIs, while “Pebbles” LoVaglio beat the ATU outfield with a big fly of her own!

ATU first baseman, Ruben, wound up a homer short of the cycle. I think Frank and he were the only 2 that showed up ready for the challenge. Maybe too many pre-game cocktails and cold cuts? Next week won’t get any easier for AT United, as they are matched up with the still undefeated Enid’s juggernaut. R Bar get’s the defending champs, Turkey’s Nest, and I predict…nothing.

(R Bar 20 / AT United 6)

Field #2: Enids @ Turkey’s Nest(Homer Wadsworth)

The Nest and Enids met up on 3pm as the last remaining undefeated teams in the league. The stage was set, but where was the mustachioed boxing fashionista who attended the big fight the night before with Korny in Vegas? Would Enids be able to hold down the Turks and show them they’re the WSL’s new prizefighter?

The game was tight early on with a 4-3 score somewhere in the middle innings, Andy brought some Arby’s and the Enid’s was (annoyingly) chomping at the bit to get the game started on time. Early on, the game seemed like it might be a pitching duel with both teams leaving runners on base and some nice defense in the field to keep things close. Most notably Drew ‘SloMoFace’ Toresco (3 for 4) didn’t miss a beat and was bare handing balls in his face with ease. The team’s D was solid and Dom (who also hit 3 for 4) has his hands full of Pinkies. It’s a tough road to having all that talent on the bench, the egos, the ladies, the power….. and get everyone into a 9 inning game??? Impressive. He even used x4 pitchers, all of which employed a different style of slow pitch softball (if that’s even possible). If there was a coach of the week, it would be Dom. Sorry, Dom! No award for you. This POTW thing is working out, so maybe we’ll honor the coaches someday! And the Ceviche Guy, if he comes back.

The Nest had some chances and bobbled them. Korny and Shaf showed up halfway through the game to delight the crowd and inspire the bench but came up short on their quest to be heroes. Laura Kornhauser’s brother played a fine 3B and Mitchell a superb short to keep the Nesters close for most of the game, but the runs were scarce and the defensive wasn’t up to snuff.

Enid’s broke open the game in the 7th inning after a few McCarren hops and some aggressive base running by the Pinks with consistent hitting all throughout the lineup. The play of the game was Drew getting gunned out at the plate with Trish applying the tag. She will soon have a collection of photos on her walls at home of all her plate heroics, tagging out dudes who think they have a shot at scoring. This is not her first rodeo.

(Enids 11 / Turkey’s Nest 5)

5PM

Field #1: Clemerica @ The Runaways (Homer Wadsworth)

Sweep the leg, Nat!

The mighty Battleship has arrived! Their ship finally came in as the strong armed pirates notched their first win! The Runaways, on the other hand, are still adrift in open seas after their season opener win, listless and waiting for some wind at their backs! Yar!!! I love this pirate theme a bit too much.

These two refitted teams met up on Sunday for a balmy 5pm start that had a lot of softball fans in attendance with the Gibson vs Loggers facing off on the opposite diamond. The scoring was early and often as both teams slugged it out in the early innings with Clem’s pouring the runs on late.

Clem’s new backcourt of Bobby and Markow has been fun to watch as they went 9 for 10 on the day! The duo made a few spectacular plays on the left side, gunning would-be base runners down making Stryker (W, 1-3, 4Ks) nod his head on the mound in approval. His Beardedness himself, Breeze, rocked a stand up triple and cursed his team out for not sending him when it seemed like the sportsmanlike thing to do.

The Runaways welcomed back Dom, who’s been toolin’ around South America gettin’ color and lookin’ fantastic. Great plays by Chad and new guy MikeGems in RCF who made the shoestring play of the day! Sam played a stellar 3B after breaking his witty itty bitty pinkie on the first play of the game. X-Rays were taken under the ATU tent but were inconclusive. Vinnie offered to call Whine-1-1 to get an wah-bulance out to the field, but Sam passed and played through the pain. The umpire, Alex ‘softspot’ Dubin, was said to have put in a fine effort by one of the two coaches and allll of the ladies.

With Clems allowed back on deck, Breezy and the Battleship have finally got their ship together.

(Clemerica 18 / The Runaways 6)

Field #2: Gibson @ Loggers (Shortz)

Before I begin, I want to announce that the Gibson has issued a media blackout against the WSL press. We hit a little too close to home with last week’s recap, and they need a breather from us. We will totally respect your decision. That said, we are going to have so much fun with this!

After Grammy put the kibosh on his team talking to us (and a failed Treaty of Vienna), I thought, “How will we ever going to know what happened in their games?” I then realized they don’t play with themselves; they play with other teams! So I just asked Craig from the Loggers what they did.

 “They started off hot, looking like a new team, I guess because they are. They have some dangerous new bats were certainly helping them to pile up the runs. They were up 6-0, 6-3, 9-3 and then 13-3. They were getting a bit too confident and they paid for it. We put up 10 runs to tie the game and then somewhere from their bench came the comment “these guys don’t know how to win”. Now let’s let that comment and irony soak in for a bit.”

So yes, The Gibson blew a 10-run lead in the 6th inning to tie the game at 13, after timely hits from Jeff X (4/4 with an RBI, 3 runs scored), Manager Brian Pisanelli (3-4 with 2 RBIs, 1 run scored) and Rob McCoy (1/3, 2 runs scored).

The Loggers added 2 more in the 7th and played lock down defense. The efforts of Mike “Brains” Brenes (3/4) killed it at 1B and Jay Mort (2 RBIs) who threw out a Gibber trying to take an extra base at 3rd, helped secure the win for The Loggers.

I certainly don’t know how the Gibson felt about their loss, but I can bet it was something like this:

Both The Gibson and The Loggers are now tied and 1-3, as are their respective week 5 opponents, the Runaways and Clem’s.

(Gibson 13 / Loggers 15)

 

 The WSL Player of the Week…D-Lo!!!!!!!!

SPEEEEEEEECH!

D-Lo: I’m so honored! The HGH is definitely paying off 😉

1. We’ve been told (by you…and social media) that you have two beautiful cats. Were they in in your mind and/or heart as you rounded the bases on that sweet homer?

D-Lo: The ThunderKittens are my softball and life inspiration, so yes 🙂 We do hitting and base running drills at home each night. They’re up and coming in the RBar farm system.

2. Tell us a secret.

D-Lo: I love Harry Potter & went to HP World in Universal over the winter.

3. A train leaves Madrid at 8:00 pm, averaging 60 mph. Another train headed in the same direction leaves Madrid at 12:00 am, averaging 90 mph. To the nearest tenth, how many hours after the second train leaves will it overtake the first train?

D-Lo: Hmm…I hate math. I need a calculator & Big Bud to figure this out.

4. If you could choose two WSL players to be your parents who would they be?

D-Lo: This is a hard one, but I’d have to say Cesar to teach me how to bat lefty & Carly so I could have unlimited banana cream pies-they are the best!

5. Do you have any advice for how the rest of the women in the WSL can become the WSL Player of the Week?

D-Lo: A healthy diet of cheese, meat, Nutella, beer/wine and of course lots of carbs to bulk up for the long ball 😉 In all seriousness the ladies of the WSL are awesome & will keep kicking some ass this year! I may be the first female WSLPOTW, but I definitely won’t be the last.

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