South Oakland Ducks (6-1, 9-6-2)
Brookline Black Sox (2-5, 7-9)
Typically the Black Sox start slow and pull it together 1/4 of the way through the season. It’s taken longer this year, but they’ll be tough tonight. Especially at home.
Our victory over Brookline earlier this season was our 4th straight regular season win over the Black Sox dating back to last season.
And it was the first time in a long time the Ducks and Sox met with both teams under .500.
The Ducks have won 8 of our last 10, getting it together a bit earlier that Brookline this year, after a similarly rough start.
Since dropping 3 straight to the Cherokee, the Black Sox have won 4 straight.
Kenny Powers must be coachin’ ’em up down there, or over there, whichever.
We can clinch a playoff spot and the second seed in the division with a win tonight, plus we’d gain a half game on the idle Cherokee. A Cranberry loss tomorrow would also clinch us a spot, but hopefully they beat Clinton.
The Ducks-Sox rivalry has been kind of lost in the shuffle with Ken Cool’s brother seceding from the Ducks with two-thrids of our pitching staff, but tonight in Moore Park it’ll be in full swing. I love playing there those fans make it feel like our games matter in a way that adult-league baseball in June normally doesn’t.
We can write ourselves a great story for this season if we keep winning and take the division, a win tonight gets us a lot closer.
Bad News for the Black Sox