In the first game of this Thursday night double header, the Admirals took on a Vickery Electric squad for the first time ever.
With Tim and Dunner having played for Vickery Electric as fillers, the Admirals had an idea of what to expect from this veteran squad: good defense and savvy hitting.
The game started off well for the Admirals, who kept Vickery off the score board in the first inning.
With Antonio "Fit 4 Life" Silva still a little gimpy from his strained hamstring, the Admirals batting order saw some minor reshuffling, which attempted to showcase Tim "I'll Run for You...for $5" Gibson in the lead off spot for the first time ever.
The rationale appeared to be flawless: a Tim ground ball to 3rd or short, and he's standing at 1st, possibly 2nd. Antonio up next, with his patented opposite field shot and the Admirals have runners at 1st and 3rd, no outs, with current-team-RBI-leader Graham up next to cash in duck(s).
Well sometimes even the most well-thought-of plans go awry. A Tim lead-off pop up to 3rd, followed by an Antonio single and a Graham line out to left field, and the Admirals found themselves with a runner on first, with 2 out, and no runs scored....so much for that seemingly flawless rationale!
Thankfully, Duran making his first appearance in the Admirals 4 spot, smacked a line shot down the right field line that landed him on 3rd to make the score 1-0.
In the 2nd, the Admirals witnessed the adept hitting of the Vickery batters as they plated 3 runs off some well placed hits, which the Admirals got right back in their bottom half of the inning.
In the 3rd, the teams swapped a run to make the score 5-4.
Over the next 3 innings, the Admirals held the Vickery sticks to tasty donuts while plating 6 more runs to make the score 11-4 going into the final inning.
After suffering two BIG late comeback losses so far this year, the Admirals surely didn't feel overly comfortable with a 7-run lead going into the last inning.
But an Admirals collapse was not to be in this game as the D again held strong, allowing only one run to make the final 11-5.
Duran "Poutine Stuck Me Out Looking" Spray - 4 for 4, 3B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 runs scored
Mike "Pousuna" Labrecque - 3 for 3, RBI and 1 run scored. Also pitched 2 scoreless innings - a surprise to most!
Antonio "Fit 4 Life" Silva - 3 for 4, 2 RBI, 2 runs scored
Jomo: $10 (FK, stranding a runner at 3B with less than 2 outs)
Antonio: $5 (hitting into an inning ending double play)
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Can we please have the triples team lead challenge included in the recap. Right now I have Jomo in the lead with 6 in less games than Grambo. Graham really needs to work on his hitting and base running skills to take the triples crown
Posted by: Anonymous
I believe Grambo's focus is more on situational hitting instead of achieving an individual stat.
If the team puts him in a situation where a triple is required he will try his best to do so. It is evident that the team only requires him to hit doubles as seen on that individual stat. :)
Posted by: Grambo's Agent
Upon further review, Mr. Duncan shows 5 triples on our website so therefore he is second on the admirals in triples
Posted by: Newcastle mens league stats
You know what I find?
Getting triples is really easy when you miss every bag by two feet. You guys should try it sometime.
Posted by: Duran
It's an honour to be in a dead heat for the triples crown with Graham going into the last game of the regular season. From the looks of things he has the doubles crown all locked up, thanks in part to Poutine.
The next Admirals practice should focus on situational hitting.
Posted by: Jomo Hanley