Standings

Joe Godsy Division
NORTH W L PCT RF RA
Parkview Scorpions 17 4 .810 300 162
St. Anselm 11 9 .550 204 200
Clems 8 10 .444 182 178
Pete's Candy Store 6 12 .333 164 205
 
SOUTH W L PCT RF RA
Roebling Sports Club 14 5 .737 225 162
Loggers 12 7 .632 247 185
Gibson 6 12 .333 172 236
AT All-Stars 6 12 .333 154 247
 
Joe Fashion Division
NORTH W L PCT RF RA
Echo Bravo 12 8 .600 246 173
The Gutter 86ers 9 9 .500 198 210
Turkey's Nest 5 13 .278 174 264
Carmine's Bombers 0 18 .000 114 318
 
SOUTH W L PCT RF RA
Parkview Panthers 17 4 .810 289 196
Kilo Bravo 10 9 .526 261 229
Turkey's Nest Titans 9 9 .500 217 213
The Bedford Yetis 9 10 .474 231 200

Schedule

Championship Sunday - Sep 26
11:00 St. Anselm @ Parkview Scorpions 1
Echo Bravo @ Parkview Panthers 2
3:00 Parkview Scorpions @ Parkview Panthers 2

Last Week's Results

Championship Sunday - Sep 26
St. Anselm4 @ Parkview Scorpions 9
Echo Bravo7 @ Parkview Panthers 9
Parkview Scorpions10 @ Parkview Panthers 5

Week 17- Recap

Tue, Jul 30, 2013

With rain in the forecast and the prospects of games being cancelled, the softball gods once again demonstrated that The Weather Channel is bullshit, giving us a beautiful day filled with a glorious slate of games. With only 4 games to go, the separation of the field is happening and the tears and falling as the bracket spots fill up. Did the WSL middle class grow even tougher? And which of the bottom teams are playing possum? We can feel and sense your curiosity mounting…

So let’s just dive in…with no protection of course, because it just feels better that way.

 

10AM

Field #1: Turkey’s Nest vs. Gibson (Shortz) 

Game 2 of “Battle of Bedford Avenue” resulted in a 2-peat victory for the Nesters.

Shafer hit four bombs- a solo, a 2-run, a 3 run and a grand slam- one might say he homered for the cycle? Since I know little else about this game, and we’re already on the topic of Shafer, I present this “internet” web-gem.

( Turkey’s Nest 27 / Gibson 7 )

 

Field #2 Good Co. vs. TNT (GBlack)

Teachers, you’ve been BAD!

Teachers got schooled again! Even with the threat of showers and under the grey clouds, Good Co. came out shining, ready to win their doubleheader.  A calculated slow start to conserve energy on the road to double victories almost backfired on The Pinks. TNT’s winless ace pitcher Mike “Angry Man” Sill gave his team a great chance to stun the WSL world, holding Good Co. to just three runs going into the 9th. But The Teachers squandered that effort by only scoring one run on hairy lefty, Shirtless Sam, who pitched a beauty. He also helped his fellow Pinks by being on base for most of the game and actually keeping his shirt on. The teacher’s got no ump love either when there was an alleged “blown call” in favor of GC in the top of the 9th. There are very few things you should never do in life; take a picture of your wiener when your name is Weiner and go into politics, and the other is to give 4 outs to a veteran ball club. With key hits by Rob, Allan and EJ, who are having stellar seasons at the plate, Good Co. scored 6 in the last frame to seal the deal. They have won 5 of their last 6 and move up very nicely in the 3rd place spot in the South. The Teachers (3-13) lick their wounds and pray for rain to just cancel the rest of the season.

( Good Co 8 / Turkey’s Teachers 1 )

 

12PM

Field #1: Turkey’s Nest vs. Brooklyn Bowl (Mo)

“I’ve been told I look like a better looking Nick Lachey” – JL

After scoring a hefty 27 runs against the Gibson, The Nest found that Brooklyn Bowl was unwilling to take the same abuse. And unfortunately for the Turkeys, The Boys of Summer all had celebrity doppelgänger scheduling conflicts that took them away from the action. Nick Lachey had a 98 degrees reunion concert, Jake McGee had a Ray’s game to pitch, and Shafer’s doppelgänger of himself had yet another romance novel covershoot. Godsy was also rumored to be missing the game to moonlight as his celebrity persona Pitbull, but luckily for the Bowlers, his concert in Madrid was cancelled last minute. So instead, they jumped to an early 5-0 lead, tacking another one on in the 8th, and were able to hold the Nest to just 3 runs with some showy defense. Palma Blank took a shot to the babymaker as she turned a nice play at 2nd and another deflected grouner had the whole infield scrambling to make the rally-ending play in a tight game. Pat Snajder made a leaping grab in left to rob a home run, and as the score shows, the rest of the outfield had a pretty flawless day. Offensively, Mike Olin contributed 3 hits and continues on his hot streak, while Liam Freeney roped 2 despite sporting his best Sunday hangover. Bowlers keep on rollin’!

( Brooklyn Bowl 6Turkey’s Nest 3 )

 

Field #2: Good Co vs. Pete’s Candy Store (Shortz) 

“A little higher…hiiigher…”

Pete’s can now add one more game to their number of divisional losses as they were swept by the Pinks. Shirtless Sam pinch-pitched while Capn’ Calfs got a well-deserved calf massage on his day off from the hill. GC started strong right off the bat with Sam O, Stacy and Drew all scoring in the 1st inning. Pete’s quickly returned fire, making it an uncomfortable battle the whole way, as they keenly observed that Good Co. had more huddles and intra-squad meetings than a NFL game. Candyman Scott Kirby destroyed a tree with another HR after Good Co. attempted to intentionally walk him.  In his words, “No one walks in Sunday softball!!!!” There was also an authentic 2B battle between Io Darling and “Tom’s River Terminator” Stacy (you both win).

Pink Lady Drew Toresco flashed some gold glove leather at SS, making many a diving play to keep the tight lid on the sturdy Good Co. defense. With the game on the line, Matt Herman made an incredible throw from right center to Drew to tag out a brave Kirby trying to turn a single into a double.

Advantage Pinks.

( Good Co 6 / Pete’s 5 )

 

2PM

Field #1: Loggers vs. Turkey’s Teachers (Shortz) 

I guess Brenner wasn’t thorough enough in leafing trough the pages of his playbook as the Loggers were on the losing end of their double en-PUN-re blowout. The Teachers were far from losing their faculties as Pitcher Mike Sill recorded his first win of the season, holding the Loggers to 9 runs. The Loggers, in turn, fell behind early and fell way behind late. While they did get to enjoy 2 monstrous homeruns by Jeff “Mr. X” Schupak, their defense was so atrociously porous sans their absent key players, that they allowed a season high 27 runs to the only team below them in the South! From the Teacher’s Lounge, SS Shane Neufeld had 3 homers and led the educators to a sorely needed win. 3B Kristin Wulff also had a great day on both sides of the ball, gobbling up every ball that went her way and delivering the death blow with a 7th inning homerun. The Loggers will once again suffer from the “Summer of Weddings” next week when they gather whoever they can find to meet the division leading RBar next Sunday.

 ( Turkey’s Teachers 28 / Loggers 9 )

 

Field #2: AT vs. Gibson (GBlack)

Put your pickle away, Vinny!

After a really tough and dis-hearting morning beat down by Turkey’s Nest, the very resilient Gibson came ready to battle AT and get that win. The Lady Allstars starting trio of Debbie, Dana (3-4 on the day) and Rebecca wouldn’t have any of it, contributing to the early lead on a shaky Gibson D. With subbing pitcher Gerald pitching a no-no into the fourth, Mickey Smiles, not knowing or understanding the no-hitter protocol (or much else for that matter), speaks the jinxed words and The Gibson promptly hit and score. With solid leather and home runs from Nate Butchik and Ersin “The Turkish Tornado”, AT is on a 3-game winning streak and settles in as the #2 seed with four tough games to go. The Gibson will keep fighting and playing undeterred!

(AT All Stars 14 / Gibson 2)

 

4PM

Field #1: Black Betty vs. Rbar (GBlack)

With the skies clearing up and some actual sunlight peeking through, the top spot in the South was up for grabs. With Betty playing with 9, they faced the very determined RBar team, with dreams of a season series sweep of the Champs. Bum Matt‘s 2-run homer and Katie’s 2-run single lead the way to a six run first inning. Depleted but not defeated, the Champs battle and chipped away with a 2-run single by Ben White and made it a 7-5 ballgame in the 3rd. RBar made major statements in the top of 5th and again in the 9th with home runs from Bobby Knapp and Pitcher Teddy Browne. The Big Blue Machine would churn out 8 runs in the last innings and take firm control of the South.  BB pitcher Kevin Belz takes one on the chin and The Betty lose for the 5th time this year.

(RBar 18 / Black Betty 8)

 

Field #2: Spike Hill vs. 2nd Chance (Shortz) 

With Soda Pop on the DL, the Chancers were left with only 9 players. Mayor Buttah properly utilized Mallory by moving her to 3B, as the “hot chick 2B off” turned into the “hot chick 3B off” between herself and Chipper Jones’s sister, Bobby Maxwell. Although Bobby was killing it throughout the game, I’m declaring Mallory the winner due to her snagging a smash hit by “New Dude” Doug and actually being a girl.

Spike Hill’s score went from being 5-0 to 6-2 to 6-6.  But since it’s Spike Hill we’re talking about, they unsurprisingly pulled out in the 8th and never looked back.

Both Lebron and Morgan received a medal of “awesome” for their efforts from Coach O’Malley, who i think i mistakenly saw playing the field and who’s big play was gunning out my girl “Evil P” Pilar out at 2nd from RF on a single (that’s cold).

(Spike Hill 9 / 2nd Chance 6)

 

6PM

Field #1: Clemerica vs. duckduck (Shortz)

Tarred and feathered and made to walk the plank

Stryker’s a bit tuckered out from our preview dialogues so I shall recap the game in the most…

Depressing. Tone. Possible.

As 6pm rolled around, the skies began to darken. Starting with only 9 players, the mood on the duckduck bench was foreboding and ominous.

The feisty Battleship quickly capitalized on our depleted squad, by hitting homer after homer after homer.

– Markow
– Craig
– Markow
– Little Cleary
– Markow

Styker is now at 19 Ks for the season, my buddy Jesse played a great defense, and Tim Splitter had an awesome diving catch (also on my hit, I believe).

Duckduck’s PeteMo played his little heart out, but could not be at every position at the same time. We had great hitting efforts at the plate, specifically from Denis Bramely who hit a 3-run blast, as well as from Babkow and Hogan both going 3-5.

Our other highlights include the following:

  1. We brought a game ball.
  2. No one on duckduck left their glove at the field.
  3. Nobody got hurt (except emotionally), not even Andrew when hit with a pitch.

The rain continued to fall (or perhaps, they were god’s tears). But it did not dampen our mood as we battled the strength of the S.S. Clemerica.  Alas, their gum and scotch tap held strong as Clem’s took out duck duck like a bunch of clay pigeons.

 (Clemerica 20 / duckduck 11)

 

Field #2: 3 Kings vs. Soft Spot (GBlack)

The big showdown between two teams looking to leap frog each other in the Southern standings truly did not disappoint. We will let 3 Kings’ Mastermind Mike “The Stash” McNelis, tell us all about it, but why you may ask? Well this is why?

Here’s an email from Stash to Sam “Blue Clues” and myself regarding what I do with his game recaps:

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From: Mike McNelis
Subject: Re: Week 16 Recaps
To: Internet
Cc: WSL Editorial

Sam,

GSlack usually takes my eloquent prose and turns it into fart jokes, so it’s generally all for naught. Shortz always makes good with the words…but we all knew she was the brains behind the operation.

-Mike

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From: Internet
Subject: Re: Week 16 Recaps
To: Mike McNelis
Cc: WSL Editorial

Truer words are rarely uttered.

-Sam

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So… take it away Stash (you dickfart).

“Another 1 run affair for the heels of the WSL!  Not the prettiest or cleanest of games, but an epic battle, nonetheless.  Love to hate us…hate to love us!

Jose Martinez went 6 for 6 with an opposite field grand slam and 6 RBIs…Billy Gruarin blasted 2 HRs and added 6 more RBIs. Down 19-11 after 6 innings, the 3Ks defense (finally) went into lock down mode and began to rally the bats.

Chasing 4 runs heading into the top of the 9th, 3Ks cobbled together enough to get Joe Tomeo to the plate with a chance to bring down the house and he capped off the scoring by driving in 2 with a 2 out base hit to put the Kings up by 1.  How’s that for a tongue twister of a run-on sentence?

Kudos to the Yetis for a great game.  They totally violated us over the first 6 innings.  Soft Spot probably deserved to win that one more than we did.”

(3 Kings 20 / Soft Spot 19)

 

Until next week, folks. Don’t do anything we wouldn’t do…

Toodles,

-The New Additions

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