The South Oakland Ducks (15-5, 5-1) beat the South Side Eagles (4-13, 0-7) by forfeit, as South Side only had seven players. The two teams scrimmaged. Hilights include Nick Berdine’s day at the plate (2-2, 2R HR, 2B), James Tessyier’s single off Rob Cool, Alex Harsh’s single off Rob Cool and Nick Homa’s debut at shortstop. Anthony DeFilippo played a Clementean right field. TC Jones pitched a scoreless inning. Rick Whalen almost hurt himself again when Fago pegged him in the knee trying to turn a double play. Guthrie caught for battery-mate Brendan Scioscia in the fifth. Tessyier and Harsh held down the two corner OF spots for the Eagles. Ken Cool continues to dominate the third base coaching box.
The first place South Oakland Ducks have won eleven straight and hold a half game lead over the Black Sox.
The Ducks all-time record is now 81-80-2
Fitting I guess it comes in a forfeit win, as we’ve become as much known for our big, forfeit-preventing roster as anything.
South Oakland still needs to reschedule games vs. the Black Sox and a double header vs. the Militia.
Tentatively, those games will be played Thursday the 22nd 9pm at Moore Park and Saturday the 24th at Gateway Middle School.
The Ducks next game is Sunday 7/18, 12pm at Pie Traynor Field
the British Knights.
I feel bad for the seven guys who showed up for the Eagles who wanted to play. They have 18 on their roster, there’s no reason to have eleven no-shows.
If we play the Eagles in the tournament, we’re running up the score to make up for the lost innings.
They can blame their teammates who didn’t feel like playing tonight when they’re getting shelled and we keep running.
on the running up the score note, if there is a situation in which tie breakers are involved due to a cataclysmic inability to make up games and we get screwwed for not running up the score, it will be a shame.
Blame the Eagles for a lack of a recap.
It’s been a long night…