Ducks Win 8-2

2014 South Oakland Ducks

Ducks 8

Senators 2

When I googled “communion pants,” this was the best image that showed up

communion pants




Jason Fetter pitched a complete game for the win, allowing 0 earned runs 5 hits, striking out 8.

South Oakland scored a run in the first inning on a single, sac bunt, WP/throwing error. The Ducks stranded the bases loaded in the second. The score remained 1-0 until  the 4th inning when RBI collector Matt Swetz drove in 2 with an almost-triple in which he hit a ball to the left center gap, stumbled around first advanced to second and then moved to third on a throwing error.

In the fifth, South Oakland scored five runs and put it out of reach. Brian Strom drove in 2 with a double to left. later in the inning, DJ Dover tripled in two more runs, and scored on Sorosky’s RBI ground out.

The Senators scored 2 unearned runs. one in the bottom of the fifth, and one in the seventh. If we can cut down on errors we will be tough to beat.

giant ducks

Some other things:

I entered our stats, but the league site isn’t calculating ABs correctly. We’re hitting well, but we don’t have 3 guys hitting 1.000.

If we ever have all 19 players show up at once, I’m going to have a heart attack. It’s hard enough getting 14 guys in to a game and spread out the playing time in a way that allows us to still win games. I forgot how much of a pain in the ass that is.

How have managers not entered scores for games that happened weeks ago? It takes literally 30 seconds.

South Oakland next plays on Wednesday, 8pm at Springview Field.

Here’s an awesome Easter pic for everyone.

Peep Guillotine



Game Day 3: Ducks at Senators

2014 South Oakland Ducks, Gameday

South Oakland Ducks of the North Side (2-0)


Senators (0-2)


Pie Traynor Field

South Oakland has won two straight and looks to remain undefeated in the season’s early going.

The Senators didn’t do very well last year. Better than the House, but still bad. Allowing 186 runs in 24 games, stalling bills with filibusters, and taking kickbacks from lobbyists.


I prefer Radek Bonk


Bad News for the Senators.

Ben Hartranft’s Clean Game at First Base Leads Ducks to 6-4 Victory

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South Oakland improved to 2-0 on the season with a 6-4 win over North America.

The Ducks scored 3 in the bottom of the first. Casale and Gwin Singled to start the game putting runners on first and third with no outs. Casale scored on a double steal. Culp singled in Gwin, and advanced to third when Swetz singled to right. Ben Hartranft scored Culp with a sac fly to center.

The Lions scored an unearned run in the top of the second. Ben Hartranft threw out a guy at the plate.

The Lions ran into some outs. Runners on first and second, there was a past ball and only the runner on first tried to advance and the Ducks got an out on a 2-5-4 putout.

With a runner on second in the third, a ground ball to the left side resulted in a 5-6 putout.

After taking a 4-3 lead in the fifth after a dropped fly ball by the Ducks, North America had runners on first and third with 2 outs  and tried to get in a rundown between first and second to allow the runner on third to score but it didn’t work.

Some guy tried to stretch a single and was thrown out at second.

North America threw two good pitchers, and the starter settled in after a rough first innings. South Oakland trailed 4-3 going into the bottom of the fifth.

Faust singled to start the fifth, and took second on a past ball. After a pair of strikeouts, Gwin walked. Then the Lions pitcher went from the windup for some reason, allowing Gwin and Faust to advance. Ciccone drove in 2 with a single to right. Then Culp chased their starter with a double off the wall in right center.

The Lions would only reach base once in the sixth and seventh. Ciccone struck out their 2-hitter to end the game.

Some stats:

  • TC Jones: 2IP, 2H 3BB, 2R, 0ER, 2K
  • Culp: 2-for-3, 2B, RBI, R
  • Ciccone (W) 2-for-3, 2RBI, R, 5IP, 3H, 2BB, 4K, 2R 0ER
  • Faust: 1-for-3, R, SB
  • Hartranft: 0-1, sac fly, HBP
  • Swetz, 2-for-3
  • Gwin: 1-for-2, BB, 2SB, 2R


  • North America will be tough this season. I can see them and the Wolfpack getting into a fight over which is the more dominant land mammal.
  • That win felt good.
  • Where are these 3 pitchers I drafted?
  • Moore made a sweet catch in right n in which he pinned a ball of his chest. the bruise is spectacular.
  • Faust had his first hit as a Duck since 2006.
  • This is South Oakland’s first 2-0 start since 2009. I think. We’ve won games and everyone has played in every game. We still haven’t had our full compliment of players yet.
  • It’s a real good atmosphere in our dugout.
  • Gotta love how their pitcher bitched out their shortstop in the first inning for missing a tag, then went from the windup with guys on first and second in a one-run game in the fifth.
  • So much kitty litter. There’s probably a Lion joke there

South Oakland plays next on Saturday at 12pm up at Pie Traynor. Might be scrambling for guys over Easter Weekend.

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quack, quack.



Game Day 2: Ducks vs Lions

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South Oakland Ducks of the North Side


North American Lions


Springview Field

South Oakland opens at home tonight against the North American Lions. After a 9-4 win over the Wolfpack, the Ducks look to start a winning streak in what will probably be wet conditions.

Follow Michael Brandt @Duckpond2014 for in-game updates while you watch the Pens.

The Lions finished 14-9 last year. I have no idea what to expect, but I love how they claim a whole continent. It’s North America’s first game so we’ll probably face their ace.

Dr. Jones will get some innings on the mound tonight.


Bad News for the Lions


Ducks Win. 9-4

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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.