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

Championship Sunday - Sep 24
Kilo Bravo0 @ Spike Hill 0
Turkey's Nest0 @ 3 Kings 0
North All-Stars10 @ South All-Stars 11
Spike Hill10 @ 3 Kings 11

2017 – Week Four Recap

Thu, May 4, 2017

To kick off the week four recaps, we wanted to say thank you again to everyone who contributed to the Dave Secia memorial BBQ. Amazingly the league raised over $5,000 for Dave’s daughter’s college fund. Nice work WSL….

We also wanted to call out people who stepped up and made this possible. First on the list is Breeze and Amy… They paid for all the amazing food that was served and cooked it all to perfection. They also donated a Rockaway food tour. Other Clems players Kuhala and Lance donated a lamp, light machine and Jewelry organizer.

Winnie donated a 3 hour DJ Spark set which I personally put all my tickets into and didn’t win. That’s a good thing for Winnie because if I won I was going to ask him to DJ a romantic evening for me and my wife. And if you think I was going to let him stop DJing after dinner, you are mistaken. If I won 3 hours, he was DJing 3 hours no matter what was going on (if you know what I mean). I’m putting that out there in case someone who won doesn’t know what to do with it (or wants to sell it to me). Ados also donated a 3 hour set so if you won consider what I am suggesting.

Sean donated a $50 gift card for Bedford and a $50 gift card to RSC. Kate donated a Kilo Hoodie, T_shirts and 3 $25 food gift certificates to Kilo and 3 $25 food gift certificates to Soft Spot. As if Sean and Kate needed to do anything more for this league…. Love those two. And then R Bar Rich steps up with a Bat, Judd Appatow Autographed poster and 5 U2 Lithographs. DLo with a Waffler Maker, Adam with Joe Torre Autographed poster, Leo with an autographed Shoeless Joe novel and $25 whiskey bar gift certificate. Craig H donated Yankees vs Red Sox tickets as well as 2 league registrations to BK bocce league. Are you impressed yet? Because I’m only halfway done.

G BLack came through with framed yankee-Met playoff & world series newspapers. Vinnie offered once of the best prizes of the raffle with a FULL DAY OF AT TENT ACTION including food and drink. Mables donated a $100 gift card, 3 kings donated a $250 gift card, gutter donated 2 $50 gift cards, Geoff & Megan donated 2 $25 gift cards to Gibson, 2 $25 gift cards to 4th down and a very generous cash donation. And rounding out all the amazing prizes was a banana cream pie from Carly.

I can’t believe with all of the above I’m still worried I missed someone or some donation. If I did, shout me out and I’ll update it. Once again, thanks to everyone who helped out. Just another example of why the WSL is like no other league.

And now the recaps….

11AM

Field #1: St. Anselm @ Turkey’s Nest

From the pen of McNelis….

For this writer, it’s always a pleasure to take the field with or against the folks from the Nest. They began the season playing some high-octane softball, scoring over 13 runs per contest…while also giving up 13 per. Their 1-2 record doesn’t tell the entire story, with both losses coming by a combined 5 runs. Sporting a slimmed down Louis and Levine, maybe they are finally starved enough to lose some of that run production?

The Boocakes also come into the contest with a 1-2 mark, but certainly not playing up to their potential. Runs have not come easy for Pete and the gang. A miraculous comeback inning against ATU a few weeks ago is their only real offensive outburst so far. The bats should be poised to break, but will they have enough to keep up?

The game started pretty sleepy, with the Turks carrying a 1-0 advantage into the bottom of the 3rd . Laura then started the hit parade and it ended 8 batters later with a John Fagan tree-shaker. Before you could blink, it was n 8-0 Nest and the rout appeared to be on.

Not so fast though, because St Anselm would answer with 3 in the top of the 4th , highlighted by a 2-run bomb from Max! St Anselm went on to tally a combined 15 runs in the 4 th , 5 th , 6 th and 7 th innings. Everybody in the Boocake lineup had multiple hits on the day, including 3 each from the 3 Mikes (Mallette, McNelis and Olin).

Seemed like the Turkeys were legitimately trying to nest in the trees all game. JL, Fagan and Jake all spent some time in the branches. The Kornhausers each had 3 hits and handsome Andy Breving added 4 knocks. After all that dust (and fallen leaves) had settled, the game was knotted at 15 as we headed into the bottom of the 7 th.

The Turkey’s Nest would keep putting up runs to snatch up the win, while the St Anselm bats went cold. The final ended up at 19-15 and it was a super fun game! Winners* all around! (*at least that’s what I am telling myself.)

(St. A 15 / Nest 19)

 

Field #2: Clems @ Yetis

From the pen of Nat the Bat….

Ah the dreaded 11 am spot.  Arguably one of the more challenging game times, especially when it comes to Clemerica and those pesky Yetis.  Chances are the battleship showed up to the field still drunk from the night before and Baby Boy was sporting his Sunday best, one of his 25 over-sized, black zip-up hoodies, but I couldn’t really tell you for certain.  Unfortunately (or fortunately for my team), I was catching up on my sleep recovering from a wild weekend in NashVegas.  What I can tell you is this…the majority of my teammates were red faced and wobbling around when I caught up with them at the Gibson later in the day.

My inebriated Clemericans did their best to recall the events of the game, specifically making a point to tell me how much they missed me and how they couldn’t believe they won the game without me there! I know, they are a bunch of sweethearts.  What was even cooler to hear was that the lady Clemericans had themselves quite a day!  Shelly, Katie and Kahala combined had 7 hits, with Kahala having a perfect day at the plate, going 4 for 4!  Markow is still pretending he’s injured, and managed to get 3 hits (including a HR if I read the book correctly…although this does seem suspicious).  The hitting barrage continued with GREG, Bobert, newbie Other Danny, and Rob all with 3 hits apiece. Clem’s put up 14 runs on the day, which was more than enough to take home the W.

Alas the Bedford Yetis were no match for the Clemerican defense.  Looks like they were able to make contact w/ the ball, a few hits sprinkled here and there, but just couldn’t get their runners home.  Their short game wasn’t enough to penetrate the nearly invincible Clem’s infield.  But hey, we still love you guys.  (Especially you Baby Boy, you were the real MVP of the day – gallantly stepping up to chaperone a more than tipsy Commish in the late, bewitching hour at Gibson.  Fatherhood has taught you well )

Back to the game, final score: Clem’s 14, Yetis 4.  Clemerican’s are heating up, and boasting one of the lowest Runs Against score in the league.  Can we continue the hard D?  Everyone knows the Battleship are a bunch of a showers, not growers, amiright?  What about them Yetis?  The new jerseys are pretty rad, but can they break their .500 record next week against R Bar’s big hitters?  Til next time kids, keep those whistles wet!

(Clems 14 / Yetis 4 )

 

1pm

Field #1: AT All-Stars @ Gibson

From the pen of G Black…

AT scored first and played some great defense with a few spectacular individual plays (more on that later). They were cruising for 5-6 innings, keeping a riled up Gibson team scoreless, then it got a little hairy. Gibson close the lead to 6-5 by the end of the 8th but AT answered right back with 3 runs in the to of the 9th to seal the win.

For AT, Marni, Kelly and Berman were in attendance and it was pretty amazing. No one else in the league comes together like AT. Eddie had a killer game in the field and at the plate. Inga is a pro wo-manning 1B! Stick was Stick with another 3 for 4, or 4 for 4 or some awesome shit like that! AT is 2-2 and heading in the right direction!

For Gibson, almost all the offense came from the top. Joseph was 2-4 with 2 runs scored, Todd was 2-4 with 2 runs scored, A-dos was 4-4 with a run scored and not much else. Gibson is 0-4 headed into game against a struggling St. Anslem.

(AT 9 / Gibson 5)

 

Field #2: Loggers @ Teachers

From the pen of Craig Heitczman….

Sunday was a battle of Winless teams looking to get their season out of the dumps.  The Loggers were finally happy to get out of division and say good bye to the likes of the Runaways, Killer Pinks and Black Betty.  Meanwhile the Teachers have had their hands full with the 86ers, RSC and league darlings Spike Hill.  Rumors had it that there was a buzz around the league about this match up.  It was said this may be the most anticipated game in the history of the league.   Right before first pitch we found out that Belz had just mixed us up with 3 kings and Teachers with R Bar. However the results were similar.

After 5 innings, you might expect a lot to have happened but you would be wrong. After 5 innings and only about 15 minutes into the game the score was 1 to 1. Tony B had the teachers in detention while parking one over the dirt mound.  The Teachers pitcher was also dealing, until the sixth inning when the Loggers mighty bottom of the lineup roared with a walk to Moira, and a single by E-Rock , El Capo stepped to the plate to smack a double to score 2.  The loggers would not look back adding a 4 run ninth on an opposite field shot by P. Trix.  The teachers would mount a little comeback in the ninth to pull within 6 runs, but Mark SMASH, smashed out the rally with a game ending double play.

Tony would go 3-4 with a Hr, while Pat added a 3 run shot of his own.  As for the Teachers we didn’t get the right book from them so we will improvise.   A few people did well,  I am going to guess there was a 2-5 day and even a 3-4 with a few RBI’s.  Jackie Cotter had a solid line drive for the Teachers.   The Loggers will see the 4-0 86ers on Sunday while the Teachers look to take down the Pinks.

On A Side note:  What an amazing turnout this past weekend by everyone in the League!  Shout outs to D Lo,  Breeze & CO as well as everyone who came to support part of our WSL Family in times of need.  NO better league to be a part of!

(Loggers 11 / Teachers 5 )

 

3pm

Field #1: R Bar @ Three Kings

From the pen of Lou G….

Well…. That didn’t work out the way we wanted…. We expected the softball gods to spend a little more time scripting this game. Who didn’t want Mikey Black to be up late in the game with R Bar down by 3 and the bases loaded? Who didn’t want Mikey Black to hit a shot toward Evan with the game on the line and Evan diving to either make or miss the catch? This didn’t live up to the hype…. 14-6? Come on Softball Gods…. You got lazy with this one. I was looking forward to doing this recap and now I’m going to speed through it like Kristen Pisanelli watching a Danny Rash video.

The game started off the way we wanted… Mikey Black with a big single followed by a John single and a Bobby RBI single scoring Mikey Black…. all off former teammate Stephen from Queens. The score was 1-0 going into the bottom of the first and the stage was set…. Evan as leading off and he got out… Oh man, this is shaping up nicely… R-bar might pull off the upset… The underdog is going to win and the league is going to celebrate a 3 Kings loss the way people use to celebrate any bad news about Black Betty…. But then Bryan got up and Three Kings never looked back. The drama was over before the end of the 1st. Bryan hit a HR, Jose hit a single and then Stephen from Queens does what he does – 2 run HR bomb to Bedford ave.  Johnny steps up and hits a triple and scores on his brother Chris’s Sac fly. When the inning was over, Three Kings was up 4-1 and didn’t trail again for the rest of the game.

After a scoreless top of the 2nd, Three Kings added 3 more runs via a HR from Chris V, double from Denis, single from Evan and a misplay from the R Bar outfield. 7-1 after 2. The teams traded runs with R Bar scoring Bobby off a Patrick SAC fly in the 4th and Bryan hitting his second home run of the game in the 5th for the Kings. In the 6th inning it looked like it was time for R Bar to begin a storybook comeback…. With two outs Rich started the rally with a single, then a Mikey double followed by a John 2 RBI double and a Bobby RBI single. Just like that the game was 8-5 and it looked like the softball gods woke up and started to make this a game. However, Jose A answered in the bottom of the inning with a HR and Evan had an RBI single in the 7th to throw some cold water on R Bar dreams. It was 10-5 going into the 8th and then 3 Kings started putting the nails in the coffin.

The bottom of the 8th started with a Jose triple then a Stephen from Queens RBI Double. Vinny subbed into the game and got an RBI single of his own before Jose A got a double. Manager Joey T finally got himself into the game and answered with a 2 RBI double to extend the lead to 14-5. R Bar added another run in the 9th when John R completed his solid hitting day with another RBI double but that would end the scoring and the game. The top four of the R Bar line-up came to play scoring all 6 runs and going 10-16 but the rest of the line-up struggling to string together hits. Three Kings got contributions up and down the line-up which ended up being the difference in the game.

(R Bar 6 / Three Kings 14)

 

Field #2: Black Betty @ Spike Hill

From the pen of Kevin Belz….

As the league continues to flourish and grow, some things never take a break.  Rivalries are one of those things and man, oh manischewitz, was it in full swing this past Sunday when the famed Spike Hill ran up against ‘the failing’ Black Betty.  The rivalry goes back to this reporter’s first season in the league when his new team’s 5 game championship streak was dealt its first blow.  Spike Hill reigned supreme that September day and for the next 2 years these teams would face off in the finals, boring everyone.  And Bobby. Bobby was significantly bored.

This past weekend was no different as both squads looked to make an early season statement.  The highlight was Morgan who was mostly just a smile surrounded by tanned skin and smelling of brine.  Last season, Black Betty changed their game to another weekend and Morgan missed the big match up.  Not to be denied this season, Morgan jumped on a fish boat down in Honduras, backpacked through Florida then hiked the Appalachian Trail which takes you right to McCarren Park, Field 2.  It was good to see Mo slumming it with people whose addiction to softball sometimes seem to outweigh all of the other adventures life throws at you.

Spike Hill had some new faces, some old timers and O’Malley.  Black Betty has added a few Barny Bros to their roster and Black Pat has to be one of the best outfitted WSL players with ‘Power Bottom’ Dan Rash leading the charge in his pink dainties.

The game!  The Betties started the game off with a walk, got some runners on, but couldn’t get them across.  Different story for Spike Hill who jumped out to a 2 run lead at the end of the first inning.   Eventually, the Betty broke though thanks to some timely Julio “Stunning display” Bombs and the aforementioned Black Pat went oppo deep to plate 3 runs and give them their first lead.  JB$ was on the hill for most of the game and held Spike Hill in check with his yoga tank top and friendly demeanor.

The game got tight in the bottom of the 8th when Spike Hill tied it but couldn’t take the lead with 2 outs and the bases juiced. Greg Todd couldn’t believe the Betty 1B made an error, allowing OMalley to reach base, but didn’t take home on the play that would’ve been the go ahead run.  Instead, Leo and Aiden got on base passing the baton to Jody ‘Spike Killer’ Camarra who has a long history of casually defeating Spike Hill any chance she gets.  She even had something to do with the bar closing down. True story!  A few years back, she made some huge defensive plays with the leather to propel her team into the next round.  This season, she got the big hit driving in Leo in the top of the 9th giving the Betties a lead they wouldn’t give up.  Next up…..Sophomore Princess, Kristen Miller, came to the plate after an earlier foul ball K.  After fouling off 2 more balls to the left side, Kristen found her swing and put a ball in between 3B and SS to give the Betties a 2 run cushion they’d need to close out the contest.

Lou ‘The sour patch Kid’ came in and put the smackdown on the Gall-less lineup as he previously predicted to on-field reporter Daniel Rash.  The Betty held on for the 11-9 win and finally felt like they were back. Black is back. Especially Pat.

(Betty 11 / Spike 9)

 

5pm

Field #1: Kilo Bravo @ RSC

From the pen of Clinchy….

Three Kings vs RBar. The matchup of the week. Tensions were flowing and the crowds were ready. The stage was set for a battle of the ages, with blood sure to be spilled-though hopefully not on Three Kings beautiful (cough) new uniforms…

But it didn’t happen. The game was over quick. The crowds dissipated, looking for delicious BBQ, beet salad, corn bread…mmmm. Little did they know the real game on this windy Sunday was about to begin…a game that would be told later in disbelief, a game that would fuel the Remy’s for weeks to come, a game that made two females very very VERY happy…this is the recap of the time RSC beat the Pinks.

In last week’s recap/preview, Kilo coined the game a Lovers Quarrel. RSC used phrases like “murder”, “kill”, and “I know where you sleep”. Obviously, the two teams had different ideas of what would happen. As the game got underway, Kilo came out swinging-lefty slugger Comfy started them off, followed by Q who pounded it through the middle; his first of two singles up the middle to get a job done. Then came the oh-so-talented Mr. Rash of Rashional Observations and Cesar; Danny scoring their third run of the inning. RSC answered with two of their own in the bottom of the inning; Jake getting his first of 4 hits on the day, and then Kevin, one of the greatest guys there is, roping a shot to left field. Tom, that handsome bearded man, went all out dive, but it just tipped off his glove. Kevin rounded the bases, and the score was 3-2.

We need to spend a second on Jake. Jake, beloved Reel to Reel and RSC left field, Remy drinker, and true murderer was back from the West Coast for a week. He was the spark RSC needed, and the victory definitely was in large part due to his bat, glove, and spirit. Don’t leave us!

Back to the game. bottom of the 2nd, RSC threatened more runs with Phil, Clinchy, and Sean each ripping a base hit, but the Remy’s couldn’t bring in a run. In the top of the third, with two outs, Tom scored (I swear the beard is magical-he’s essentially unstoppable) putting the score at 4-2. RSC shook it off, taking the lead with line drives (hi Hogan!) from Jake, Kevin, Justin, and Shawn. The middle of the line up was seriously a thing of beauty.

Going into the 5th, both teams needed to score; the Pinks especially itching to break it open and go on one of their classic runs. Indeed, they put up 5 big ones. Deamer got on and lead off man Allen went yard, and followed by line drive out to Clinchy from Comfy, Tom, Q, Danny, and Cesar all mashed. They’d answered the call-and it was time to see how RSC would respond. Of course, when your top of the line up is unbelievable as well, you respond with murder. Jake, Kevin, and Justin all came through, scoring on hits from Ope, Mark, Phil, and Clinchy. After 5, all tied up. GAME ON.

The turning point (in my humble opinion) came in the 6th, with RSC’s Jesse moving from the outfield to 2B. With lead off man  Ronny getting on, Jesse stopped a scorcher from Peralta and a 4-6-3 double play was masterfully turned, silencing (at least for a moment) Kilo. Both teams then added another run in the 8th (Talty’s luxurious beard belting a solo homer), 10-10. Kilo went 1-2-3 in the top of the 9th, and RSC could feel a murder in the making. Lead off man Kevin hit a single to center and Justin moved him to second. With two outs, Ope, feeling heroic, stepped up to bat. Everyone knew he needed just a single. Just one single. Here’s the pitch…here’s the swing…single to center…Kevin rounds 3rd…and RSC took down the undefeated, balanced Kilo Bravo. Murder at it’s finest.

Both teams played one hell of a game-everyone hit on both sides, everyone played great defense. Couldn’t ask for a better game, nor personally, a better ending. Here’s to fine teammates and fantastic ball players; see you in the playoffs.

(Kilo Bravo 10 / RSC 11)

 

Field #2: Runaways @ 86ers

From the pen of Grambo….

The Oranges and the 86ers met at 5pm–the park very quickly drained to the Gibson–and left in the cold were two two teams who would wish they had joined the crowds by the time their match was over.  It was cold, it was windy, it was dark.  But these two teams got the game in, all seven runs of slow pitch batter’s league beer softball.

The facts: Oranges put one up in the first, then went three up, three down for three innings, scratched together a couple hits and scored again in the 6th. That’s it–another well pitched and well defended game, but not enough damage done. Not to say it wasn’t ALMOST enough.  The Gutter could only come up with five runs of their own, most notably their four-hit, three-run 4th inning. A-Bar dudes and gals would have rather been the 86ers this past Sunday, sure.  But the game was pretty miserable all ’round

Let’s hope for a light Sunday next week, when the Oranges get Spike Hill and the Gutter takes on the Loggers.
(Runaways 2 / 86ers 5)

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