After the storm, and three rain outs since a 10-5 win over division bird rival South Side Eagles, the South Oakland Ducks of the North Side (7-5, 2-1) claimed an early hold on first place in the Wales Conference with a brutal, 11-1 disarming of the Michigan Militia Monday night at Springview Field.
Ducks pitcher, James Tessyier earned a complete game victory, striking out 7 in six innings of work.
The Baseball gods shit on the Militia for not using this sweet “M” logo on their caps,
allowing the natural bad-ass spin-off of these uni’s and bathing in the delicious irony of using a non-existing Canadian team’s design as a template for their American Patriotic team of Awesomeness while paying backhanded homage to the two dissolved teams from whence the Militia came and the twilight of Pete Roses’ career.
The Militia bombed the post office in the first inning, scrapping out a 1-0 lead off a lead-off double, an error, a past ball, a ground out and a homemade proximity mine made of roofing nails and propane.
The Ducks answered in the bottom half of the frame, with some excellent base runnig by center fielder Rob Cool.who walked, and stole third after a Tony Casale single, then Cool took home on a wild pitch.
Despite being the last player on the team without a hit, Cool finds ways to help the team.
1-1 after 1.
Tessyier retired the side in order in the top of the second, then the Ducks scored two when Gwin adn Murphy led off the inning with HBP, followed by a FC by Duffy.
Mike Cinefra drove in two with a two out single.
3-1 Ducks after 2.
Things got tricky in the 3rd.
The plate ump’s strike zone was tighter than any number of inappropriate metaphors.
The Militia’s fierce brand of urban guerilla warfare, had the Ducks cornered, lookng down the barrell of a homemade, plastic gun which can be smuggled through customs undetected – like in In the Line of Fire. They had those things, it was terrifying.
Militia Leutenant, and former Braves prospect, John Tremel was up with the bases loaded, and bazooka-ed a shot, ear-marked for the rightfield corner, but 1B Nick Berdine had other ideas.
The oh-my-gosh snag led to a double play to end the inning.
hands that heal…
The militia only had one more baserunner past first for the rest of the game. Berdine’s catch was pivotal.
Sorosky struck out on a high fastball and was hit in the sack like five times at second.
Berdine added two RBI and a stolen base in the bottom of the 3rd.
5-1 after 3
in the fourth, the Ducks scored four more, putting the game into blow-out territory.
Tim Lipp, Anthony DeFilippo and Rob Cool had RBI.
Mark Guthrie scored in the fifth.
Alex Harsh singled, stole second and scored on Tony Casale’s game-ending single in the sixth.
South Oakland plays the Eagles at 9pm, Monday night at Springview.