The Admirals took care of business in an early Tuesday evening game, coasting to a 26-7 win over the up-and-coming Father Dodgers.
The visiting Dodgers opened the game by batting through their 9-man order, scoring 4 runs.
Before the Admirals could counter, a minor delay ensued because the Dodgers were short:
• a catcher
• a pitching helmet
Despite the umpire's insistence on forcing the Dodgers to play with three outfielders, the Admirals were more insistent on supplying them a catcher (you can't believe everything you hear about us), and so they did. Problem #1 solved!
And while possible, yet unlikely Eskimo Brothers, sharing pitching helmets was a completely different story.
They say every problem has a solution. Well an Admirals supplied pitching mask combined with a Dodgers kid sized pink batting helmet proved to be the solution to this problem. And with problem # 2 now solved, the game was back on!
After sending 10 batters to the plate, the Admirals scored 5 to take a slim 5-4 lead.
In the 2nd, the Admirals held the Dad Avoiding lads to 2 runs and countered by scoring the max-10-run-per-innings.
In the 3rd, the Admirals allowed only a sole run to cross the plate and tacked on another 3 to build their lead to double digits.
After blanking the Dodgers in the 4th, and with the time limit looming, the Admirals plated another 8 runs before the umpire called the game due to time.
With the win, the Admirals current win streak is at 8.
ATP• Darrell: 4 for 4
• Derek: 4 for 4
• Mike: 4 for 4
• Antonio: 2 for 2, 1BB
• Sean: 2 for 2, 1BB
• Duran: 3 for 4
• Morgan: 3 for 4
2B• Derek: 2
• Alberto: 1
• Duran: 1
• Mike: 1
• Sean: 1
RBI• Derek: 4
• Mike: 4
• Alberto: 3
The most interesting aspect of the evening was omitted in the first draft of this recap...
After the team made its way back up to the parking lot some eagle-eyed Admirals noticed a blond cougar running a girls soccer practice.
As the enthusiastic Antonio went over to introduce himself and give her directions to the beach...
Coach Dunn regaled the team with an interesting story about an encounter with the mystery blonde and the rather rotund male coach.
Apparently there was opportunity for other participants in this rec league encounter, but Mrs. Dunn didn't have the appetite.
After hearing the story, Poutine immediately drove home and registered all his children in soccer.