Standings

Joe Godsy Division
NORTH W L PCT RF RA
Spike Hill 11 6 .647 216 185
Roebling Sports Club 9 7 .563 182 143
Turkey's Nest 8 7 .533 155 169
AT All-Stars 4 12 .250 126 180
 
SOUTH W L PCT RF RA
Gibson 13 3 .813 202 143
St. Anselm 12 5 .706 197 128
R Bar 7 10 .412 165 232
A Bar Runaways 4 13 .235 116 163
 
Joe Fashion Division
NORTH W L PCT RF RA
Clems 11 6 .647 186 164
The Bedford Yetis 10 7 .588 193 192
The Gutter 86ers 7 10 .412 180 177
Loggers 7 10 .412 153 143
 
SOUTH W L PCT RF RA
Kilo Bravo 12 4 .750 214 150
Parkview Scorpions 9 8 .529 187 165
Turkey's Teachers 0 17 .000 131 302
- 0 0 .000 0 0

Schedule

Revenge Sunday! - Aug 26
11:00 Kilo Bravo @ Spike Hill 2
1:00 Gibson @ Parkview Scorpions 1
Loggers @ Roebling Sports Club 2
3:00 The Bedford Yetis @ Turkey's Teachers 1
AT All-Stars @ A Bar Runaways 2

Last Week's Results

Week 18 - Aug 19
WSL Women's League0 @ WSL Women's League 0
Kilo Bravo0 @ Roebling Sports Club 0
Roebling Sports Club5 @ Spike Hill 9
Turkey's Teachers13 @ Kilo Bravo 24
AT All-Stars0 @ Turkey's Nest 0
Clems4 @ The Gutter 86ers 9
The Bedford Yetis3 @ Loggers 7
Gibson0 @ Turkey's Nest 0
R Bar14 @ A Bar Runaways 11
Gibson5 @ St. Anselm 24

Playoffs Round 2 – RECAP

Wed, Sep 23, 2015

Now that the teams have dwindled from 16 to 4, we’d like to point out what really matters this Sunday: The WSL 2015 End of Season Party. The real fun starts at 5pm at the Back Bar of The Bedford and ends when we’re all passed out with buckets over our heads. Click on the drunk man (i.e. “your future self”) for the Facebook invite.

1PM

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

The lines on the field were sparkly white and perf, the sun was smiling down mischievously, and the games were on!!! The Bedford faced the Betty for what has been the most consistent rivalry over the past 5 years when Spike Hill stopped the Bettys from notching their 6th straight ‘chip back in 2011 and then back and forth, back and forth…back and forth, back and forth’. Don’t try this at home with yer Dad’s stereo! Only under hiphop supervision, alright?

The Betty’s struck first in the third inning when rookie phenom pitcher Lou ‘Skywalker’ G hit a solo shot over an outfield that didn’t seem to know where to play this mystery Bettyballer power bottom. The Bedford tied it up pretty quick and the game became a defensive showcase\pitcher’s duel or some might say a battle against such elements as earth and sun. The Bettys went up 5-2 by the middle innings with Super, Leo and Steve coming up with big hits…and then things got…interesting.

Michael ‘Vrabel’ Camarra had a routine fly ball with a runner on 1st that he seemed to lose in the sun shouting “I can’t see it! I can’t see it!”. Oddly, no one really believed him until the ball fell a foot away from his waving arms. You know yer tricky when no one knows if yer out-clevering your own cleverness. The Betty’s got the force out at second but the sun wasn’t done meddling with softball. Not one inning later did the same fate befell LCF’er Mike ‘The Gentleman’ Powell. The ball took an unfriendly bounce this time and the Betty runners advanced. Same wicked sun, same dude name in LCF, different outcome.

After a sharp defensive top of the 6th, the Betty’s went into the bottom of the inning with the start of their lineup due to hit. Kevin ‘Big Daddy’ Kane had the Betty off balance a few innings and got 3-up\3-down in more than a few frames. The Black extended the lead to 8-3 but the game would come down to defense which is no surprise if you’ve seen both these teams play.

Black Widow second base-vet Jody ‘Down with the King’ Camarra had an amazing day in the field wowing fans and players alike with her casual approach to fielding and gunning Bedford runners out. Another big play came in the 8th with ‘Mr. HR’ Doug Hogan, skying a ball that looked like it might reach a tree somewhere in the LF area where Principal Pretto roamed. Dave thought the ball would be behind the tree in left and then realized the ball got a little caught up in the wind and was coming down in front of the tree, basically did a full circle back to the spot he started and caught the ball pretty nonchalantly. As the ball came down I’m pretty sure I heard Camarra say he couldn’t see that ball either

The Betty bats were quiet for the last few frames and had to face the top of the Bedford lineup to get the win and move on or depend on some last licks in the 9th. Powell led off with a sharp drive to JKC who stabbed and threw out the speedy WSL HOF’er as the Betty’s were now 2 outs away and smelling victory. Too soon? Yup. Way too soon.

Trying to get his team pumped up and back into the game and down by a few runs, The Dub’stepper got on base and did everything he could to get his team to score. It worked! Phil then went smashy-smash with a bomb that cleared a few trees in RF and almost landed at the B62 bus stop. SuperDave got under it but the ball plinko’d down with Phil ‘Ride Like The Wind’ Mac gliding around the base paths in about no less than a dozen strides. A few Bedford hits later and they were back in the game having rallied for 4 in the final frame, now only chasing one.

With 2 outs in the 9th, Captain Morgan knocked a clutch RBI single up the middle to keep her team alive at 8-7 and represented the tying run on first base. The next play was a wormburner grounder to Steve ‘Yo, I Got Attacked by a Crab’ Peralta who handled the ball and flipped to, who else but Jody covering 2B as the game ended and sent the Betty’s to a Championship Sunday for the 10th year in a row. The game had great defense, some shitty hops and was well called by PeteMo, one classy guy and an even better ump.

(The Bedford 7 / Black Betty 8)

 

Field #2: Enids @ Turkey’s Nest (

Well, that was anticlimactic.

The buzz around the park was that this might be the main event on the Sunday docket. Though the Pinks have a reputation for not showing up on the big stage, they were quick to put that myth to rest…in a big hurry. The defending champs really had no idea what was in store for them. It was officially Turkey hunting season.

Brand new daddy, Sam O, led off the game with a base hit…which was the first of 12 in the opening frame. The top 8 hitters in the Enids lineup were on base and scored. 10 runs later, the champs were back in their dugout, wondering where it all went wrong. After they picked themselves up off the mat, it was immediately apparent that this was not to be their day. The Turks managed to scratch a couple runs across, but the bats never really woke up.

Tommy Talty was basically unstoppable Sunday. Dude homered, drove in 5 runs and missed a perfect day at the plate by a couple inches on a blast to center in the 9th (sorry brah). The Pink ladies, J10/Stacy/KT, combined for 7 hits on the day. Coach Dom had 4 hits and most of the other Pinks reached base safely 3+ times. It was an absolute pink out at the park, en route to a 22-5 rout!

The Nest will look to regroup in the offseason, while Enid’s is heading to a semifinal showdown against Dem Bums from R Bar. These two division rivals split the season series, with each earning a decisive win against the other. R Bar would eventually take the Fashion North crown and clinch the stop overall seed in the playoffs, while Enids stumbled a bit down the stretch. On paper, that would probably make the Pinks a decided underdog next week. For what it’s worth, if they play like they did this past weekend then all bets are off!

(Enids 22 / Turkey’s Nest 5)

 

3PM

Field #1: AT United @ R Bar (Alexander P. Dubin, Esq.)

ATU may not win at softball, but they rock at upper decking your toilets.

In a game much closer than the final score dictated, R Bar defeated AT United Sunday 24-14. AT came out firing, putting up 5 in the first. The Bums, however, answered with 6 in the home half of the frame, led by a 3-run ‘home bomb’ by John “Smurfette” R. For good measure and bad cholesterol, R Bar’s first 8 batters reached safely and their next 3 were horrible disappointments. The 2nd inning would bring more of the same, with ATU putting up 3 in the top of the inning, only to have The Bums answer back again, scoring 4 in the bottom half of the inning, led by an RBI single by Stephen “Steven” Bubbs Connors and an RBI double by Bobby “Bitch-Slap” Knapp. ATU was finally able to slow R Bar’s momentum in the 3rd and 4th innings, while scoring 4 in the 3rd, led by a bases loaded triple by Adam “Monica Gellar” Wozniack, bringing the tally to 15-8 at the end of the 4th inning. The Bums would answer with 1 in the 5th but were unable to score again until the 8th. ATU put up 4 more in the 6th led by a 2 RBI single by Josh “Grobin is My Hero” and 3 more in the 8th, highlighted by the 2nd home run of the day by that sexy blue babe, Smurfette. Offensive notes: Bubbs (5-5), Josh (4-4 with 5 RBI), and Jay “The Cleveland Steamer” Merhaut added a bomb of his very own.

Next up for the Bums is a semi-final matchup against Enid’s, who put a surprising beatdown on the defending champs last week. One thing is for sure, Richie will definitely spend the week massaging Bobby’s sore upper, upper, upper inner hamstring with warm milk and tiger balm, in hopes that the R Bar slugger can recover for the final day of the season. I’d pay a nickel to see that.

(AT United 14 / R Bar 24)

 

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

Looks like the director’s cut of The Wizard of Oz was not screened on field 2 this Sunday.

Instead, Crown Vic had hits from 12 different players, RBIs from 10, and flawless defense- not exactly a wish the Teachers would seek to come true from the H-izzard.

Even if the Teachers had thrown 5 more players donning invisible suits in the outfield, and stuck their benefactor Shia behind the plate to dish out threats of violence and terrible free-style raps, they’d still be unmatched against those ‘new talent’ bats.

Crown Vic wasted no time proving to me they weren’t phoning it in by scoring ELEVEN runs in the first 2 innings as a nod to their leader Mayor Buttah who’s off in Sweden (probably never thought he’d still be playing this late in the season).

Co-substitute manager (shared with MalVP) D.O. led by example, going 6-6 with 5-runs scored. Filthy Jeff Gutowski, relishing in his final season with the 86ers, went 3-3 with 4 RBIs. The Westchester Trio (I bet they all live in Westchester!) were their usual stellar selves; Rich Larossi went 3-4 with 2 2-run HRs, 2 sac flies, and 8 RBIs; Jimmy Quigley went 4-6 and added 2 HRs himself, plus 5 RBIs and crossed the plate 4 times; and Chris Giorgio went 4-4 with 4 RBIs and a walk.

Despite the Teachers hitting efforts by RCF Tristan, 3B Joe, and 2B Avie Linden (all-star game participant), the Teachers were powerless against the pitcher/catcher partnership of Nat Murray (2-4) and Kate ‘proprietor of K&A Social Club’ Sullivan (3-5).

Now Crown Vic heads to Championship Sunday for the first time in franchise history. And Haz had this ‘bird’ to flip to the league, “Thanks to everyone in the league for their well wishes after the 1st round win…. made me remember why we joined this league and look forward to next year”.

Teachers to win it all in 2016!!!

(Turkey’s Teachers 6 / Crown Vic 86ers 29)

 

WHO WILL BE YOUR P.O.T.Y.? CLICK HERE TO VOTE!

 It’s been a great season full of impressive players. But some players were wicked special and as such, were awarded P.O.T.W. week after week. Now it’s time to vote for your favorite P.O.T.W. so they can win the coveted title of PLAYER OF THE YEAR, or P.O.T.Y. Perhaps you think it wasn’t fair to award every team a P.O.T.W. But you know what? TOO BAD! So you can either troll around Facebook crying ‘foul’ or click on the above image to vote for your 2015 P.O.T.Y. (Poll closes Friday at midnight).

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