Monday, May 2, 2022
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Storm started out pretty well. They managed to put up four runs in each of the second and third innings and trailed 10-9 going into the fourth. Hanet helped Storm out with a few errors and Storm got some well-timed hits, and scored sic to lead 15-10 going into the final three innings. In the top of the sixth, Hanet took full advantage of a ball lost in the sun, and scored seven runs to take the lead. Storm then promptly forgot how to hit and put up a goose egg in the sixth. Hanet got a couple home runs in the top of the seventh to go up three. Storm looked like they had a decent chance to come back based on the spot in the order, but they had run of steam. This was how the season ended, not with a bang, but a whimper.
Duran - 3 for 4, HR, 3 RBI
Lance - 3 for 4, 2 runs, RBI
Bob - 3 for 3, 2 runs
Brad - 3 for 3, 3 RBI
Roundrobin Game 4 - In which Storm wins a game they’re not sure they should have
Rene - 4 for 4 3 RBI, 2 runs
Duran - 3 for 4, HR, 3 RBI
Jeff - 4 for 4, 4 runs
Al - 4 for 4, 3 runs
Kevin - 4 for 4, 2 runs, 2 RBI
Bob - 3 for 4, 3 RBI
Brad - 3 for 4, 3 RBI, 2 runs
Storm and Broadway played a tight back and forth game. Storm had the edge for most of the game leading 3-2 after the first, 4-2 after the second, 9-7 after the third, 11-9 after the fourth. 14-11 after the fifth and still 14-11 after the sixth. Then Broadway exploded for seven runs in the top of the seventh to take their first lead since the top of the third. Up 18-14, they retired the first two batters for outs. Rene then stepped up to the plate and worked the count full before watching ball four fall inches from the plate after sailing miles into the sky. Duran, Lance, and Joey all followed with singles. Joey was the tying run at first base. They pitched Craig carefully, and he walked, moving the tying run to second. Al then doubled, and Joey scored, tying the game. With runners on second and third and Jeff up, Broadway elected to intentionally walk Jeff, creating a force play at every base hoping to hold on to the tie. Dave then came up and, full of rage from two earlier calls from the umpire, smacked the ball over every fielder’s head, clearing the bases and giving Storm the win. All the damage was done with two outs. Two out walks always come back to haunt you.
Rene - 3 for 3, 4 runs, 3 RBI, HR, triple, 2 out walk to extend the game!
Duran - 4 for 4, 4 runs, RBI
Lance - 4 for 4, 2 runs, 2 RBI
Dave - 3 for 4, 4 RBI (game winning hit!)
Rene missed the double
Round robin Game 2 - In which Storm forgets how to hit and Hanet plays excellent defense.
After leading the league in runs and scoring 24 runs in their first game, Storm simply forgot how to hit. That’s not entirely true. Hanet made some nice plays. But:
Storm’s leadoff hitter didn’t bat a second time until the 4th inning.
Storm didn’t get a runner past first until the fifth inning.
Storm was in danger of being shut out until Duran hit a 3 run homer in the bottom of the 7th inning.
It was far too little, far too late.
Kudos to Hanet on their incredible defense.
Duran - HR, 3 RBI
Cycle watch: nobody even batted four times, so nobody had a shot!