With the team still worried and inquiring about Mitch's whereabouts, the Admirals were getting ready to take on The Pack in game 2 of their Tuesday evening doubleheader.
The game started off with a scoring trend where the teams swapped 4s and 0s over the first and second innings respectively.
The score swapping trend came to an end in the 3rd when the Admirals scored 7 versus the 3 scored by The Pack.
Some will surely argue the trend was broken by the bizarre play that saw an "orange crush" bat fly violently towards The Pack's pitcher, Mike Jackman (a.k.a. Jacksby; a.k.a. Admirals Callup #1), nearly killing him, after it slipped out of the hands of a behemoth Ryan whiff on a knee buckling change up.
Once Jacksby regained his composure, after surely seeing his life flash before his eyes, he threw Ryan two more change ups that lead to the eventual FK.
While some called the incident an unusual bat flip - unusual because a) bat flips typically occur after the batter does something great, not before the pitcher does something great and b) the distance the bat traveled (landed past 2nd base) - most who witnessed it, even though it was an accident, were calling for the following ABP:
While Jacksby was still a little startled by the incident, thankfully, no one was injured and no charges were filed.
In the 4th, The Pack held the Admirals to a tasty donut and plated a run to cut their deficit to 3.
In the 5th, the Admirals sticks broke out again posting a snowman, this time without endangering the lives any of The Pack's players.
After holding The Pack to 2 runs, the Admirals had a 19-10 lead going into the umpire-called-last-inning, where they tacked on 4 more and held The Pack off the scoreboard to make the final 23-10.
After the game, the team was delighted to learn Mitch was safe and sound and on vacation, but unaware of their Tuesday night doubleheader.
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Statistical Shout Outs
Mike "#WhereDidILeaveMyKeys" Labrecque: 4 for 4 at the plate with a double, 2 runs scored and 4 RBI
Alberto "#ThatsWhyWeRunOutFlyBalls" Lopez: 4 for 4 at the plate, with 3 runs scored
Morgan "#RestedLegs" Bentham: 2 for 2 at the plate, with a walk
Dave "#ChefLifeIsGood" Carter: 3 for 4 at the plate, with a home run, a double, 3 runs scored and 3 RBI
Graham "#NoTriples" Duncan: 3 for 4 at the plate, with a home run, a double, 3 runs scored and 1 RBI
Jomo "#WhyIsEveryoneLookingAtMe" Hanley: 3 for 4 at the plate, with 2 doubles, a run scored and 5 RBI (!)
Sean "#JomoCauseThatBallsHitRightAtYou" Dunn: 3 for 4 at the plate, with a triple, a run scored and 1 RBI
Mitch: $30 (no show for doubleheader; no sign out)
Antonio: $5 (Inning ending double play)
Ryan: $5 (FK)
The team fund sincerely thanks you for your contributions! :)
Dude can't catch a bat thrown accidentally by the batter? I don't know, man. Doesn't seem like it's THAT difficult.
Posted by: SLF
To put context around Comment #1, SLF caught Steve Pearce's bat last year, which is apparently still one of the proudest moments of his slo-pitch career:
Jer, no offense here bud, but you had waaaaay more time to react! ;-)
Posted by: Dunner