The Admirals were just enough to squeak out the dub over the slugging I'd Hit That squad in game 1 of this Admiral birthday Wednesday night doubleheader.
With birthday boy Mitch showing on his 40th birthday with cupcakes for everyone, and the sign out sheet the blackest it's been all year, a few Admirals were wondering about some of their teammates' priorities.
It didn't take long for I'd Hit That to remind the Admirals of their slugging ways, starting the game with single, single, sac-fly and a no doubt Austin that quickly had them up 3-0. Eerily similar, a single, single, sac-fly followed, but the Admirals were able to escape the inning without further damage.
In the bottom half of the inning, the Admirals countered with 4 of their own to tie up the score.
In the 2nd, I'd Hit That got back to their sticking ways, plating 3 more runs but the Admirals responded admirably by scoring the max 7 runs per inning, capped by a blissful BJ (his first as an Admiral) that just snuck inside the left field pole.
Undeterred, I'd Hit That cut the Admirals' lead to one over the next two innings, scoring 3 while keeping the Admirals off the scoreboard.
In the 5th, I'd Hit That plated another run to tie the score at 11s.
Needing a response, singles by BJ, Dunner and Mark followed. Up to bat next was the Admirals favourite Storm, Bob, who was obviously looking to solidify his teammates' endearment by clearing the sacks with a stand-up triple.
In the umpire-called final 6th inning, the Admirals took the field holding a slim 3 run lead. After a lead-off Johnny Ralston to dead center, and a double by Austin who was cashed in by a Cody single that followed, the Admirals were up 1 with no outs.
Still holding the hammer, worry was starting to settle in seeing I'd Hit That's slugging ways. Thankfully, the Admirals D tightened, retiring the next two batters. A single followed that put the tying run at 1st. But a popup to first by the next batter allowed the Admirals to squeak out the win.
|I'd Hit That||4||3||2||1||1||2||X||13|
|arrow_rightBJ:||🔥 3 for 3|
|arrow_rightMorgan:||🔥 2 for 2 + BB|