We have ten games left. Realistically, to win the division we have to win the rest of our games and have Elliot lose at least once. It’s possible they’ll drop one in their last nine or so. They have Brookline twice and two against the Militia and I think either of those teams could steal one from Elliot if they get good pitching and defense.
I think Kenny Powers and Brookline win tomorrow.
We have to win out. One game at a time starting tonight with another division opponent in the confusingly-named Express.
Jim Teyssier allowed 1 Er over 7 2/3 innings, but lost to Elliot pitcher, J.J. Barnes who earned the complete game victory.
The game was tied 1-1 after seven. The Ducks scored when a ball bounced over Elliot’s short stop. Elliot scored after a runner reached on an error, a sac bunt, and some guy singled with 2 outs to drive him in.
The Ducks had ten or so hits, but left guys on base. Baumgartel hit one off the wall in right in the fifth, and had an interesting line of 1-1, 2b, 2sac, bb.
So we went to extras and it didn’t go so well for South Oakland.
Elliot scored five runs in the top of the eighth: Wes White hit a solo home run with one out, and then four unearned runs happened.
The Ducks bounced back with 2 runs in the bottom of the eighth, but left the tying run on deck.
We’ll see ’em again.
With the loss, South Oakland falls to 10-3 and 4-2 in the Division. Elliot is still undefeated at 14-0 and 6-0 in the division. Now we have to root for the Black Sox to beat Elliot on Thursday.
The South Oakland Ducks of the North Side (10-2) defeated the Hebrew Oilers (2-10) 11-1 Saturday afternoon at Pie Traynor Field. Ducks pitcher and resident super hero, Mark Guthrie allowed 1 run through four innings on just 2 hits; he also hit a sweet RBI double. Fago struck out the side in the fifth.
The Ducks hit four triples on the day; two by Nick Berdine, and one apiece by Tim Lipp and Anthony Defiippo. There might have been one more in there. The team slugging percentage skyrocketed and we hope to see our stats up soon on the league page.
Rick Whalen drove in a run with a sac fly in the 3rd, and 10 different Ducks had hits on the day.
South Oakland catcher, Jesse Smith threw out a runner trying to steal third in the first inning and had an RBI single.
Mike Duffy made several catches in centerfield, was hit by a pitch and singled twice for the Ducks.
The Ducks play undefeated, first place Elliot 9pm, Monday night at Springview Field.
Ok, I understand that it is a process and requires mastering the skill of 6 different computer languages, but everyone NEEDS to sign up on StatDepot for me to add stats. I have to go game-by-game so if all of you aren’t in there, I will not be putting up your stats thus far this season. If you have registered and your name is NOT on the roster on our NABA Team page, shoot either me or Ben a text so we know. Part of the process is on the other end with the Commish, so he may just be behind, but we will never know until you check it yourselves.
P.S. Batting practice before all home games at 7. Me included, we have not hit the ball well, especially at the top of our lineup. The bottom has carried us against some of the better pitchers in the league and most notably the last two games. If we can get enough people there then we can just field balls live off the bat and skip infield outfield and just focus on that.
I have no clue about the West View expansion team. Hopefully they wear teal.
or multi-colored poly-cotton blend reminiscent of their name shake, the West Side Sharks, a Puerto Rican gang from the most famous musical adaptation of a Shakespeare play in history.
It takes balls to name your team after a tragedy about unrequited love.
Next year’s expansion team: The Murrysville Montagues.
I think there may be former Matadors on the squad.
The Matadors are famous for trying to bribe both, former Ducks Manager TC Jones and current Ducks center fielder Rob Cool into throwing an adult league baseball game because they were pissed at the Commissioner for something ridiculous.
The Sharks appear to be solid, judging by their record in the not-as-good-top-to-bottom Allegheny Division, and a couple wins over good teams.
South Oakland of the North Side takes an 8-game winning streak into tonights game, coming of back to back shutouts of the Black Sox and Bulldogs respectively.
We can’t take this one lightly.
Sharks are at the top of the food chain, but also can be hunted, skinned and made into wallets and sweet pants (see above).