The Admirals escaped with a tie in game 2 of their opening night double header vs. I'd Hit That.
Much like game 1, the Admirals' sticks were hot out the gates.
Trying desperately to keep Bob out of the Admirals lead off spot, Duran earned some merit starting it off with a stand up triple. Singles by Graham, Mitch and Derek followed by yet another Beasty Beatty , his 3rd of the night, and the Admirals were up 5-0 after 5 batters.
After the following 3 batters were sat down in order, the Admirals held their opponent to 4 runs to hold an early 1 run lead.
In the 2nd, the Admirals plated another 5 runs and held their opponent to a tasty donut to pad their lead to 6.
It looked like the defensive rust from not playing in so long had finally shaken off for both teams as the 3rd and 4th innings saw the teams exchange zeroes and kept the score at 10-4 Admirals after 4.
After holding the Admirals to 2 runs in the 5th, a 3-run I'd Hit That cut their deficit to 5.
In the 6th, the teams exchanged 3 runs to keep the score difference at 5.
Again more dugout chatter about insurance runs, and again, the jinx was on, as the Admirals could only scratch an additional run to pad their lead back to 6. A lead that is by no means comfortable in slo-pitch.
A bottom of the 7th lead off by I'd Hit That's Cody seemed to have sparked their bats and hopes.
Some clutch I'd Hit That hitting and some not-so-clutch Admirals defense followed, and I'd Hit That had the score tied, with 2 outs, the winning run at 3rd and Cody back at the plate.
The outcome seemed bleak for the Admirals. Dougothy Casino had the live odds of the Admirals escaping the walk off loss at that point at 42 to 1. To put that in perspective, 42 to 1 were same odds Vegas odds makers had Buster Douglas beating Mike Tyson in 1990.
However, the Admirals' backers were extremely fortunate with the unlikely Cody pop-up that followed, and allowed the Admirals to salvage the tie.
While the Admirals felt they let this one get away, a tie is better than a loss.
The Admirals are off next week, but get back at it on Wednesday August 12th vs. Mitch's favourite team:
ATP• Graham: 4 for 4
• Sean: 2 for 2 + BB
• Mike: 2 for 2 + BB
• Duran: 3 for 4
HR• Ryan: 1
3B• Duran: 1
2B• Bob: 1
• Graham: 1
• Mitch: 1
RBI• Graham: 3
• Mitch: 3
• Ryan: 3
• Derek: $5 (IEDP)
• Jeff: $5 (FK)
• Mitch: $5 (stranding a runner on 3rd with less than 2 outs)
• Morgan: $5 (IEDP)
The team sincerely thanks you for your contributions! 🤑
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