This weekend saw the Eagles lose two straight to fall back to the pack, including a big win for the Express. The Bandidos made a move up the standings, and the WOLFPACK!!! improved their record to 6-4.
We’re starting to see some separation in general with Cranberry, South Hills, Wexford and D2 beating on each other in the bottom four slots, with Bauerstown (6-4) being an unknown quantity at this point. Carrick is better than their 4-6 record.
Most teams this year have a top end pitcher who can win a game by himself. The Bandidos and Eagles both have guys we haven’t faced yet who have good enough stuff to shut teams down. That guy from Cranberry we faced before the lights went out is solid, and the Oilers lefty is probably the best guy we’ve faced yet this season. Finishing first or second and getting that bye seems like it’s more important this year than in seasons past.
We’re already more than halfway through our season, and we’ve lost by one run to the first place eagles and the 8th place Sorcerers.
9-4-1 is about right. 3 losses have been by one run, but we’ve also won 3 games by one run. Playing in tight games should serve us well going forward. We can hit with anybody. If our pitching and defense holds, we have a good shot to get a bye.
We have games against the Devils and West View this week, and then Bauerstown on Sunday.
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