assignment Mitchless Admirals Prevail
Tuesday 7:45PM July 3rd, 2018As the Admirals took the field to face the Pop Flies in the first game of their Tuesday evening doubleheader, a resounding question was being asked by the players who noticed the glaring absence of their 6' 5" base running phenom short stop: "Where's Mitch?!?"
A quick defensive substitution followed and the game was underway.
Any ball player familiar with the South East diamond of Clarington Fields knows the view from the field in the early innings of a sunny 7:45PM game looks mostly like this:
According to Shakespeare, "To be, or not to be" is THE question. But as this game got started: "To wear shades, or not to wear shades" was the prevalent question as the glare from the sun combined with the shade from the screen on the fence made it challenging (to say the least) to see balls coming off the bat.
And while the Admirals were pondering that Shakespearian question, the Pop Flies had quietly plated 8 runs to jump out to a quick 8-0 lead.
But thankfully, that view from the field is unbiased! And thanks in part to a Pop Flies pitcher that was struggling to hit the mat, the Admirals responded by plating 7 of their own to cut their deficit to 1.
In the 2nd, with the view from the field improving, the Admirals held the Pop Flies to a tasty donut and scored 2 runs to take a slim one run lead.
In the top of the 3rd, the Pop Flies scored 2 runs to wrangle back the slim one run lead.
In the home half of the inning, thanks again in part to a struggling Pop Flies pitcher and some clutch hitting, the Admirals posted the 10-run-league-inning-max to go up by 9.
In the umpire-called-last-inning, the Pop Flies plated 2 more to make the final 19-12.
Statistical Shout Outs
Duran "#SwingCoach" Spray: 2 for 2 at the plate, with a sac fly, a double, a triple, 2 runs scored and 4 RBI
Graham "#NoTriples" Duncan: 2 for 2 at the plate, with a sac fly, a double, 2 runs scored and 3 RBI
Morgan "#RestedLegs" Bentham: 2 for 2 at the plate, with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI
Antonio "#WalksOnWater" Silva: 0 for 0 at the plate, with 3 plate appearances, 3 walks and 2 runs scored