Joe Godsy Division
Spike Hill 0 0 .000 0 0
Roebling Sports Club 0 0 .000 0 0
Turkey's Nest 0 0 .000 0 0
AT All-Stars 0 0 .000 0 0
A Bar Runaways 0 0 .00 0 0
R Bar 0 0 .000 0 0
St. Anselm 0 0 .000 0 0
Gibson 0 0 .000 0 0
Joe Fashion Division
The Gutter 86ers 0 0 .000 0 0
Clems 0 0 .000 0 0
The Bedford Yetis 0 0 ,000 0 0
Loggers 0 0 .000 0 0
3 Kings 0 0 .000 0 0
Parkview 0 0 .000 0 0
Kilo Bravo 0 0 ,000 0 0
Turkey's Teachers 0 0 .000 0 0


1 - Apr 08

Last Week's Results


Week 11 RECAP

Fri, Jun 24, 2016

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

The WSL said goodbye this week to a staple of the league. Morgan Oughton, co-manager of Spike Hill and former WSL website manager, has left New York and set off to travel the world. She leaves with her team on top of the WSL rankings and with two WSL championships under her belt. On behalf of the WSL, we would like to thank Mo for all her contributions to the WSL website and for bringing fun to the field every week. You will be missed.

And now a word from Kevin Belz….

“I started playing in this league in 2011 when the Betty made it to their 6th straight Finals appearance and were playing the ‘arrived’ Spike Hill team, starring perennials like Big Daddy Kane, SilverJay, MO’Malley and one of my favorite players in the league, Mike Powell.  All of these folks made Spike Hill the team to beat but one player takes the cake when it comes to being the star player and an easy 1st round ballot HOF’er for the WSL, if we did that kind of thing. She came up to me and my girlfriend early in our second season at the bar and the first words out of her mouth were:  ‘So you know the Betty have never beaten Spike Hill, right?’  Me and the lady were dumbfounded by the shit talking and being new to the league didn’t really have a great comeback. (We just wanted to meet Godsy, really.)  We would get SH back in 2012, only to meet them a few more times in the big dance making one of the greatest rivalries an annual thing. This one comment by SH’s second baseman stuck with me so hard, that I basically made it the shining example of cool people challenging each other, showing style and class and basically players being players.  

Morgan brings a style and class to the league that a lot of people notice in her attitude on the diamond and the way she sees the world through pink hair and eye black.  She’s a badass motherfucker, a cool lady and one of the greatest competitors the league has ever seen.  She’s leaving us to pursue unexplored territory, gave up her gaming consoles as she works on finding temporary shelter for her side piece, Samson, but will always have a home on the fields between Driggs and Bedford just north of N12th street and across from the ‘Nest.  

Good Luck Mo! See you on the comeback tour!”



Field #1: SoftSpot Runaways @ 3 Kings (Grambo)

Bright and early–check.  Beautiful weather–check.  Enough players–check?

Three Kings and the Runaways were up for a big match–but only eight folks managed to make it there for the Kings at the start of the game–unfortunately for Soft Spot–all eight came to BALL.

The Runaways quite simply could not take advantage of the shortened squad that the division leading Three Kings put up–for half the game they played with three outfielders, no second baseman, and two free outs per cycle through the lineup.  The score in the middle of the fifth when they filled out the field?  8-4 KINGS.

But give it up to the Tattoos–they MASHED.  Their first five hitters each had at least three hits and three runs scored. Pretty sure there was a magnet in the ball–and another in the trees in the deep outfield–left and right–of field one.  Orangeirs Ian and James had no shot once it started bouncing around in there.

The Runaways had a couple highlights–Ian hit a three run homer late to keep it slightly respectable, Jake Urbanski had a couple clutch hits and batted in three runs, and Dietz and Cees, even at hobbled speed, had their usual excellent days at the plate, each with three hits and a RBI.  But, the Soft Spot still got doubled up 16-8 in a decidedly un-Soft Spot-y non-close game.

The Oranges won their second game last week in a very-Soft Spot-ian fashion, and get the early game again next week versus the Pinks, while the Kings had only one game this week, but they get two next week–against Kilo and RSC.

(Runaways 8 / 3 Kings 16)


Field #2: Roebling Sports Club @ Gibson (Clinchy)

RSC and Gibson faced off under the blistering hot sun early Sunday morning. By their records, it was pretty pretty equally matched. Both teams were looking for another W on their side. It wasn’t the greatest sign as RSC rolled in late, but when they took the field they never wavered. Both teams went scoreless the first inning, but at the top of the second, RSC took the lead and kept it for the entire game. Pitcher Mark started the rally with a hit, followed by hits by Sean, Clinchy, and Phil. Roebling tacked on two more in the third with five straight base hits. After 3, the score was 5-0.

In the fifth, RSC continued to string line drives (miss you Hogan!) together with hits from new guy Jeff, fill in (but please come play all the time!) Kevin, Sean, Clinchy, Phil, Jesse, and Nina! RSC had energy, and was looking for base hits over long fly balls. Roebling continued to play solid D in the field-throwing to the cut off and knocking the ball down in the infield. Justin and Babkow held down the left side while the girls manned the right.

At the end of 8, RSC had the comfortable lead of 11-0. In the ninth, RSC piled on five more runs  almost batting around. Kevin, Phil, Clinchy, and Jesse all had more hits and Babkow’s scorching double brought in 3 more RBI’s. Whether it was the heat, RSC easing up, or Gibson’s bats finally waking up, Gibson battled back. They found holes up the middle and to the right side, and scored 4 in the bottom of the 9th. Unfortunately it wasn’t close to enough and both teams shook sweaty hands; having lost about 5 pounds from the heat. RSC netted it’s 2nd win of the season with solid defense, great pitching from Halling, and stringing hits together.

(RSC 17 / Gibson 4 )



Field #1:  Spike Hill @ Gutter 86ers

Spike Hill played great… 86ers couldn’t score… cue the music.

(Spike 10 / 86ers 4)


Field #2: SoftSpot Runaways @ Roebling Sports Club (Clinchy)

The second game for both teams for the day proved to be a mighty battle. For the Runaways, they wanted to keep beating the teams that by record, they should beat. For RSC, hey! They were on a win streak! Why not keep the fun going and prove they were worthy contenders for any team in the WSL? Both teams sat in the shade until Mitch made us all get up and play…did I mention it was hot yet? As the teams squared off, RSC yelled their battle cry that had worked for them already once that day-screaming “murder!” before heading into the field. We are definitely a peaceful bunch.

In the bottom of the first, RSC jumped out to an early lead with Jake and Justin getting on and El Jefe, or Jeff to everyone else, driving in Jake. With two outs, bases were loaded, but the Remy’s couldn’t get in another run. In the top of the 2nd, the Runaways ran away (well not quite, but some liberties need to be taken for a good pun to work. Or a bad one.) with the score-putting up 3 runs. They went all fields, including Chadallac’s drive into right center field and base hits up the middle. In the fourth, RSC must have been chanting their murderous war cry (without Hogan, we’ve gone from Line Drives to Murder…again, so peaceful-hang out with us at Roebling after the game if you dare) as they unleashed five runs on Soft Spot. El Jefe got his second hit of the day to lead the charge followed by Kevin to get runners on second and third. Mark, whom all day had been hitting it hard on the ground, came through with a huge two RBI single. Phil, Sean, and Clinchy all continued the rally with base hits and RBI’s of their own. With two outs and a runner (yours truly) on second, Jesse (who has made some phenomenal and highly acrobatic plays in the field lately) roped a double to score another Remy Run. You got it folks, RSC took the lead! Following another run in the fifth, the score hung at RSC 8, Runaways 3.

Soft spot must has gotten a second win because in the top of the sixth, they responded with 3 more runs. Their top and middle of the order had awesome days. Their batters pounded the middle and left side and forced a few bad throws from RSC fielders. RSC tacked on another run in the bottom of the inning, and then all scoring stopped for the seventh and eighth.

Which brings us to the ninth, the final, the make or break, LAST INNING. Runaways 6, RSC 8. Mark got the first batter of the inning to fly out (I think), and RSC started to lick their lips-2 victories in one day? Unfortunately, Runaways put the ball on the ground and RSC fielding made just a few too many mistakes. There was a tough call at first-if Mitch had called the runner out-RSC would still be celebrating their win. Alas, the runner was safe on account of foot off the base, and a few bad throws later….Runaways were up by one. Justin suffered an injury to his shoulder and Jesse came in for him at short-ending the inning on a fantastic dive for the third out. In the bottom of the ninth, Phil, who was red hot all day, got on with a single. Sadly, his teammates couldn’t do the same. RSC went down and lost 9-8. In what was such a close game, it hurt just a little more. But don’t worry….we’re still yelling murder next week.

(Runaways 9/ RSC 8 )



Field #1: Gutter 86ers @ R Bar

R Bar has several players on the DL at the moment and filling out a game day roster hasn’t been easy. Coming off an impressive win over Kilo, some people thought the 86ers could take advantage of R Bar’s depleted roster. R Bar quickly put those dreams to rest when they plated 5 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning led by a Josh Rodriquez two RBI single and D Lo RBI single.

In the 3rd, R Bar scored another 2 runs on a Richie Formato 2 out double and in the 4th added another run to make the score 8-0. The 86ers finally got on the board in the 5th scoring 3 runs to close the gap to 8-3. R Bar’s defense held the 86ers in check for the rest of the game

(86ers 3 / R Bar 11)


Field #2: Spike Hill @ Loggers (Mike McNelis)

Fare thee well.

The final Sunday in the park for our beloved Morgan.  The league just got a whole lot less colorful, as Mo ventures out to conquer the world.  After anchoring a Spike Hill squad that won multiple championships, she will leave a void that may never be filled in that clubhouse.  She will truly be missed across the WSL; not only as a friend and a competitor, but as a provider of ridiculous Photoshop and video masterpieces for the league website.  Not sure there are many people who epitomized WSL Sundays the way she did.  She definitely took the words of the late Joe Fashion to heart.  “It’s recess.”

I guess you could describe the actual game as a real “kick in the balls” for the Loggers.  Not only did Spike Hill take them out to the woodshed on Sunday…Loggers’ hurler Tony Basile, literally got dinged in the nuts by a ground ball off the bat of Lauck.  Insult was eventually added to the injury, despite the empathetic cringes from every dude in McCarren Park.

Coming off a decisive victory over the 86ers at noon, Spike Hill was primed and ready for the Green Machine in game 2 of the double header.  The scoring was relentless and the defense was stifling.  Kevin Kane was masterful on the bump, as he shut out the Loggers inning after inning.  The final was 18-0 and Morgan got big ovation in the 8th inning, following her final hit in her final AB of an illustrious career.  It was certainly a “bon voyage” of epic proportions.

Happy with the win…sad to “lose” my friend…all the feels.

(Spike 18 / Loggers 0)



Field #1: Clemerica @ AT All-Stars (Someone pretending to be Ronald Black)

Stryker did a flying cartoon poop on Gerald’s head and the game ended. Clems won 18-6.

(Clems 18 / AT 6)


Field #2: Black Betty @ Kilo Bravo (Kevin Belz)

A classic battle was expected this weekend when the Betty faced off against the Bravo, but with the Kilo short a few position players, the game had ‘regular season’ written all over it.  This particular writer loves the Enids\Betty games and more or less grew up watching the rivalry.  A few years ago, both team would battle for a chance to play in the Finals with the Betty winning each time in dramatic fashion.  This season, the Pinks have a new look a new sponsor, a Q and the ever-so-saucy Stevie Peralta.  Both players jumped ships from their respective teams last year to join the Pinks and bring some Ws their way. The Betty, looking to make up for last week’s only loss of the season, was ready to show the league the RBar beating wasn’t a fluke and the loss to Spike Hill was just the team being tired and full of excuses.  This weekend’s game should’ve been a statement game but instead, was ‘just a W’.

With Q and myself positioned firmly in the great state of New Jersey with access to water and female companionship, we both decided the game was better off without us as did all 20+ plus people who did not have the garden state access we had.  With a few girls short, the Pinks picked up John ‘Long Distance Speed’ Condon while the Betties forced him to catch and play to girl IF’ers.  Not sure if anyone is really aware how good the Pink Ladies are or how easy it was for John to crouch into his catcher’s squat, but it didn’t make a big difference.

With their leadoff guy out taking slomos of his girlfriend’s yoga friends jumping into a lake (frolicing will get me in trouble), Mike ‘American Dad’ Camarra took advantage and went a massive 5 for 5 putting the heat on the current Betty to improve his numbers.  Contrary to all popular belief that Mike doesn’t know how to do anything but hit a ball 500 feet, he has learned to shorten his swing, hit line drives and just get on base with the hustle he’s known for.  It was also Father’s Day and this HOF’er never let’s a good US Holiday go unnoticed.

Other Betty’s hit the ball well too, with Julio Soriano, Jake ‘Popeye’ Levine, Aiden Sleeper and The Commish all getting multi hit days against the Bravo pitching lineup.

As for the Pink D, it just wasn’t there and the left side of the infield, for once, had more years under their belts than the Bettyballers. The Black jumped out to a big lead early and never looked back. Expect these 2 teams to make excuses and say shit like ‘that wasn’t our full squad’ a few times and both agree a Finals showdown would be the next time they face off.  

(Betty 17 / Kilo 9 )



Field #1: Loggers @ St. Anselm (The Heitcz)

What happens when you have a double header but a 2 hour break between games? Lots of beverages in the park to pass the time. This goes double after the Loggers’ lopsided showing against Spike Hill. Determined to get the game out of their heads by any means necessary, the Loggers regrouped and were looking to come back strong against St. Anslem.

The Metallica loving Anslemites struck first, scoring 1 in the bottom of the first off a solo shot by Ryan. Hoff hassled the Loggers, holding them scoreless through the first 2 innings. This made it 11 scoreless innings for the Loggers. Would they ever score again? It was not looking very likely, but the Loggers & Steph K mustered up the strength to push 2 across the plate in the top of the third. Though the Loggers took the lead, that would all come crashing down as Anslem would summon up 9 runs. The inning started off with two quick outs and then an innocent walk to Jon. 10 straight hits would follow, and the Loggers were left staring down an 11-2 deficit. There was just nothing that could be done to stop the onslaught. Ground balls were finding holes, fly balls were finding gaps, and the Loggers had lost their gloves. It was anarchy!

Despite struggling earlier in the day, the Loggers are a feisty bunch. They answered back with 3 runs of their own, bringing the game to 11-5 in the middle of the fourth. Adam got two back in a hurry, crushing a deep home run to left field. Anderson singled in another run in the fifth, which put Anslem up 14-5. The game was getting out of hand and was close to being another blowout, but the Loggers were not ready to throw in the towel. 6s were wild in the 6th inning as the Loggers plated 6 runs. A Solo shot by Alex “Bearcat” Fraczak capped off the inning, bringing the score to 14-11. American Ninja Jake & Tony Basile helped to add 5 more runs in the 7th to regain the lead for the Loggers, 16-14.  

This back and forth affair was far from over as St. Anslem retook the lead 17-16 in the bottom of the 7th on hits from Pete, Jay, and Anderson. The Loggers went down quietly in the top of the 8th, followed by Tony B shutting down Anslem 1-2-3, which led to the 9th inning showdown. Down 1 run going into the top of the 9th, Jay Mort led off with a single. Steph “Ichiro” Erwin ripped a ball down the 1st base line for a standup triple, tying the game 17-17. On a Father’s Day with his son Nate cheering him on, Brains went on to deliver a single to give the Loggers the lead. The Ghost of Snoop followed with a single, and Craig H broke the inning open with a 3-run shot to center. With a 21-16 lead, the Loggers were ready for 3 and a handshake to salvage their double header and come away with a great win.

What is that old quote? “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry…” before even completing the quote, all hell would break loose. Anslem kicked off the bottom of the 9th with the top of their lineup. With one out, Adam got on base followed by Ryan and Christian. Will plated a run on a single, bringing the score to 21-17. Stepping to the plate with the bases loaded and one out, was Anslem Father, Pete Hoffman. Already 3-4 on the day he was just looking to keep the line moving. Instead of just moving it along, he channeled his inner Dad strength and hit an opposite field grand slam to tie the game 21-21. The Loggers would get out of the inning without further damage, but it had already been done. The 10th inning was quiet for both teams as they headed into the 11th, still tied. The Loggers were not able to push anything across the plate in the top of the 11th and were looking to take the game to the 12th, but Anslem had other plans.

Adam led off the inning with a double that was ripped down the third base line. The next batter grounded out to third and on the throw to first, the runner at 2nd base tried to advance. There was a bang-bang play at third, which had the runner out on a sweep tag. With two outs, Christian got on base as the game winning run, as, of course, Pete Hoffman stepped to the plate. In case you missed it, last week he stepped to the plate in the bottom of the 11th with two outs and hit Anslem to victory. Could he do it again? Yes, he could. He served a single to the outfield and shot a dagger through the weary hearts of the Loggers who were drained of all life by the time the game was over. It was a great game by all and one worth sticking around to watch.

For the Loggers, big days were had by Steph AKA Ichiro going 3-4 1 RBI. Craig H was 5-5 6 RBI and Brian Pisaneli 3-5 4 RBI. St. Anslem had a ridiculous 7 players with 4 hits or more. Sarah McKernie was 4-5, Will Smith 5-6 2 RBI, Adam Hoffman 4-6, and of course Pete Hoffman 4-6 7 RBI, including game tying and winning hits. The Loggers plan to spend the week making sacrifices to the softball gods, trying to find out what they did wrong to deserve such losses this past weekend. As for Teachers & Gibson, word to the wise, don’t let your games go extra, and if they do, pray Hoffman is being held hostage in the Nest Bathroom.

(Loggers 21 / St. A 22)


Field #2: Turkey’s Teachers @ Bedford Yetis (Kevin Belz)

Last summer was great! Sort of. I had a new job writing for the WSL and everything was just super. And then I got a real job. The real job was pretty cool. I now had real shit to do, real reports to write and was making actually money for the labor I was putting in. None of this ‘contributing’ to the site and ‘volunteering’ for writing columns. Then this summer rolled around and shit at the new job got sketchy. I can’t get into it because of my non-disclosure agreement but Fuck That Place. Now I got a new editor and he’s been real nice except for the fact I really haven’t gotten my shit in on time. But other than that…..

Oh right. Softball.  The Yetis played the Teachers this weekend and the Teachers were on the lookout for another W against a team they generally play pretty well.   The 2 leaders for each team are some of the most classic WSL’ers you will ever get.  Winnie took over the team last year after Zak realized wine and music with his wife was a better focus than where to slot Baby Boy and Dave in the lineup.  That said, the team has been playing good ball this season, flaunting a 5-4 record in a tough division starring RBar and the Kilo.  They face a tough Spike Hill team next week before heading into the 4th of July weekend.

The game itself got off to a good start for the Teachers as the irreverent trophy chucking Dave Martin held the Yetis to 6 runs over 7 innings!  Not bad, but then again…..are we talking earned runs only?  I’m assuming there were no errors  Nonetheless, the Teachers themselves are having trouble adding runs to the board during these games which is a crucial element in softball.  In order to win, or  compete, runs need to be scored.  Steph, Dave and Zak all had 3 hits apiece and some fancy fielding to throw in and cruised to the victory.

The Turks had some great fielding by Mickey ‘Double Concussion’ Rosegrady and Lloyd stepped it up and flashed the leather a bit.  Still….defense rarely, if ever, scores runs.  A crucial part of the game. The best and most favorite part of the game for everyone was watching Winnie and Haz embrace.  If we could slow it down and GIF it, it would be the answer to every argument and the response to all hate, Cpt. Kirk, Andre the Giant posts on FB.

(Teachers 3 / Yetis 10)




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