WOLFPACK!!! 2, Ducks 1
South Oakland (7-3) had a man on third with one out in the bottom of the seventh but couldn’t get the run across, in a tough loss to West View. West View (7-2) is now in sole possession of first place.
The WOLFPACK!!! took a 2-0 lead in the sixth. An error, a hit batter and a single lead to the first run. He was safe, but it was close. The next batter walked, followed by a bases loaded force out at home on a shallow fly to center. He was out by three steps. The WOLFPACK!!! drove in another run on a fielder’s choice.
The Ducks scored in the bottom of the sixth, on an RBI groundout by Ciccone.
- I thought for sure we were going to get rained out. It didn’t rain at all at Springview.
- This was a great game by both sides, I can’t wait to beat that team in the playoffs.
- That third baseman was good defensively, and their pitcher was one of the better guys we faced this season.
- On four separate occasions, players slid into first.
- Did you have kid on your high school or college team who could play a little but was such a head case he either quit for some imagined slight (blamed “politics,” of course), and then spent all his time eating weird drugs at shady after hours clubs in Philly, or maybe he was cut because his dad got in a fist fight with the coach or an ump, and it was too much trouble to deal with him? I knew some kids like that, growing up.
- Fetter allowed 2 hits over six innings.
- Jones struck out the side in the top of the seventh, including (I think) the sub who went in for one of their players who hurt himself sliding into first.
- Casale, Galvanek, Swetz and Moore all had hits for the Ducks. Gwin was hit by a pitch and walked twice.
- Galvanek picked off two runners in one inning. One guy off of second, one off first. He’s probably been our best player since hockey season ended, allowing him to make all the games.
- I’d like to thank everyone who came out and watched, despite the flash flood and hail warnings.
- Never slide into first.