The Admirals played the second game of their double header against St. Mary’s Cement. Just before first pitch, Marty Robertson emerged from his hyperbaric chamber, giving the Admirals a 10-man squad and causing Vegas bookmakers to scramble last second to change the line on the game.
Forgetting their new catchphrase “Start Strong. Finish Strong”, the Admirals managed to score only 1 run in the first inning. The second inning proved to be even worse with the Admirals failing to register even a hit. Not wanting to let the game slip away early, the Admirals played fantastic defense limiting the usually potent St. Mary’s bats.
The Admirals bats started to warm up during the second time through the order, as they tallied 5 runs in the third inning. The Admirals had a 6-3 lead and it looked like they were in for another close game.
Vegas odds makers were expecting this to be a close game – and why shouldn’t they. Here is the margin of victory for the Admirals over their last 10 games: win by 7, lose by 3, tie, lose by 10, win by 9, lose by 1, win by 1, win by 5, win by 7.
Interim head coach Doug “The Pete Rose of Slo-Pitch” Short made a brilliant, in-game decision – he decided that the Admirals would drop their new catchphrase “Start Strong, Finish Strong.“
He made the declaration to fans, players and media during his 4th inning “in-game interview” with 94.9 The ROCK FM. Short ended his interview by requesting a medley of Nickelback songs to rally and inspire the Admirals…..IT WORKED!
A combination of St. Mary’s errors and Admirals ball bashing combined to make this game a one sided affair. The Admirals scored 9 runs in the 4th, 2 runs in the 5th and 14 in the 6th inning.
Marty "Hoover at 1B" Robertson – 5 for 6 with 5 singles, 4 RBI. Extra special statistical shout-out to Marty for all the balls he scoops at 1st base. His effortless digs at first base put him in the upper echelon of the leagues “Defensive Runs Saved” category.
Mike "Poutine" Labrecque – 6 for 6. The only Admiral not to record an out in the game. Even his horrible “I’m swinging for the fences and it ends up being a dribbler in front of the catcher” counts in the score book as a single.
Antonio “Fit For Life” Silva – 5 for 6 with 3 singles, 2 walks and 2 Hard Root Beers consumed after the game.
Doug: $5 (hitting into inning ending double play)
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