South Oakland won it’s first game of the season defeating the West View Wolfpack 9-5.
Tony Casale went 4-for-4. Brandon Culp went 3-for-4 with a double and four RBI. Matt Swetz hit a sweet double over some kid’s head. Jason Fetter pitched four innings allowing 1 earned run. Brian Strom allowed 1 run over three strong relief innings. Ducks pitchers combined to strike out nine wolfpacks, nine wolves? nine wolfpack? Whatever. I think West View only had four hits, depending how loose their book is.
We made fewer mistakes than they did, and looked pretty good all things considered. We’re going to score a lot of runs this season.
West View is a basically the old Matadors/Sharks. I don’t know how they scammed their way into that 8:30 John Herb time slot.
The game ended on a dropped third strike with the bases loaded. After the strike out, the Ducks catcher, Anthony Ciccone, picked up the ball and stepped on the plate, to end the game, but the Wolfpack batter ran to first for some reason and tried to run over our first baseman. Nice.
South Oakland plays next on Wednesday, 8pm at Springview Field.
Mike Brandt is going to live tweet the first few inning of the game before he leaves for work. I’m expecting great things. Also, we’ll have our uniforms.