Rob “Baconator” Baumgartel pitched five scoreless innings, Ken Cool had two blistering hits and the South Oakland Ducks made short work of a second straight A opponent, beating the Knights 7-2 on Monday.
The game we’ve all been waiting for is on the horizon. Our team was assembled with the goal of overtaking the Sox and winning the various titles at stake with the league’s current format.
Monday’s game is a playoff game.
After Baconator retired the side in order in the first, The Keymaster had some trouble throwing to second early in the game. The ducks sent nine batters to the plate in the first inning, and scored five runs in the opening frame.
Cinefra started the five inning first with a single, then he stole two bases, during Duffy’s at bat, and Rob Cool singled him home.
DeFilippo loves running for Fago and leads the nation in steals. He also gave us this quote during one of the last two blowout wins:
“I wish we could just play the Black Sox every game.”
The Ducks stole seven bases in the first inning.
Rob Cool took home on a past ball or something.
Lipp drove in two, Ken Cool had an RBI.
Baumgartel worked out of a jam in the second, striking out three batters in the inning.
5-0 Ducks after two
In the third, Rob Cool doubled, Fago drove him in.
6-0 after three
If there is a sequence I’d like to define my career as a Duck, it would be one in which I am hit by a pitch, then break up a double play with a boarderline slide, allowing a run to score later in the inning.
That happened in the fourth when I was beaned in the head to load the bases with no outs.
Cinefra drove in a run with a sac fly.
7-0 Ducks after four.
Wojton would throw his helmet after he was caught stealing.
Nothin’ to #u&% with
In the top of the fifth there was a shot towards the gap between first and second; Berdine was there:
The Knights scored two unearned in the sixth.
Fago struckout the side in the top of the seventh.
7-2 Ducks. Game.
Our season is on the line Monday. We have to win our last two games vs. the Black Sox to have a chance at the Wales Division and the AA title.
To win the AA title we have to finish first in the Wales, then beat whomever finishes first in the Campbell in a best of three series.
The division winners each receive a bye and the # 1 and 2 seeding respectively in the league wide tourney at the end of the season.