Monday, August 31, 2009

Sixth inning heroics help Storm down The Falcons

The game started like most games between the Falcons and the Storm, a couple of runs for the Storm then the Falcons come back with a few of there own. In the Bottom of the 3rd with the Storm leading 6 - 5 The Falcons hit a grand slam Home Run to take a 9 - 6 lead, they held that lead until the 6th. Cue the come back, with a few hits including an infield hit by Fred the table was set for Bob. Bob delivered a screaming shot to centre field and scored 3 with a stand up triple. In the end The Storm scored 5 runs in the sixth. In the 7th Brad hit a solo HR, the Falcons had no answer for these runs so you can make the Final 12 - 9 for the Storm.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Direct Elevator couldn't handle The Storm

This was a very well played ball game, the score was one, one after four innings of play. In the fifth the Storm bats came to life with 3 runs all with 2 outs. In the 6th inning the Storm added 4 more and in the 7th added another 4 runs. In a game that took only an hour and five minutes to play the Storm defeated Direct Elevator 12 to 4.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Storm slows down the CN Express

CN Express just couldn't catch up to the Storm last night. With some timely hits and a few defensive plays the Storm managed to beat CN Express 14 to 10.

Bad luck beats the Storm

This is one of those games where one missed call leads to all sorts of trouble. It all happened in the 5th inning, With the Storm leading a very close game 6 to 3 Greenthumb hit into 2 quick outs, the next batter hits a shot up the first base line which is field by Dave then thrown to first for the out, but no the batter is called safe. As it all ways happens the flood gates open, 5 runs later Greenthumb now have an 8 to 6 lead which the Storm could not come back from. Make the final Greenthumb 8 and the Storm 5.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Welcome Back Bob !!

In a balanced 33 hit attack, this game was never in doubt. In the second inning Bob sent a screaming shot over the right field fence for a Grand Slam HR and the Storm never looked back after that. There were three awards given out last night which played right into Brad's master plan, which we believe is to miss enough games so someone else catches you in each of the Storm awards categories. Make the final Storm 21, Bradley Motors 1.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Storm over Coulas 12 to 5

It was a hot a sticky night but that was not a problem for the Storm, neither was Coulas as the Storm scored 5 in the first thanks to a 3 run HR by Joey. Coulas had some hits but most were hit at Storm players, mostly Lance. Most plays were made but there were a few awards were given out.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

All Star Voting - Now Online for the Storm

Voting for this year is now closed !!!

81% of the players in the league voted

I have now posted a link so you can vote online for the 30th Anniversary All-Star team of the Whitby Men's Slo-Pitch League. Please Remember that you can not vote for anyone on your team.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Storm tie Direct Elevator 12 - 12

It was a great night for ball last night, and that's exactly what happened. Direct Elevator kept clawing back inning after inning and pushing ahead of the Storm in the top of the seventh with a 3 run inning. Cue the dramatics, with the Storm down one run they needed some hits. First batter popped up to third, next 3 batters got on base, so with the bases loaded and one out Matt hit a hard shot down third which was picked up and fired home in time to record the second out. Now two out, bases still loaded Lance hits a shot to left field in front of the fielder scoring one run to tie, Brad who was coaching third waved Ron home. It was close at the plate but when the catcher is 7 feet tall it makes a difference. Ron was thrown out at home by the narrowest of margins. End result is 12 - 12 tie, in what turned out to be a game that had one of the best atmospheres of the year. One footnote to this game is that it was the first game all year that all four team awards were given out, thanks, Fred, Brad, Ron, and Mike T. for supplying the extra entertainment.

Monday, August 10, 2009

The battle for first will have to wait !!

It was going to be another battle for first place in the division and for the overall lead in the league standings between The Storm and the St Louis Devils. The weather was just not going to co-operate as the years worst electrical storm moved through just prior to game time. This battle will have to wait for another day.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Storm overpower Mayhem 15 to 6

It was a close battle between the Mayhem and the Storm and with the strong wind blowing in from left it would be tough for the Storm to use the long ball. Or so you would think. The Storm pounded out 5 home runs including three from Lance on route to a 9 run victory. It was Brad's first game back after a two week vacation and you would never know it, he picked right up where he left off. St Louis Mayhem brought the difference down to 4 runs going into the 7th inning but the Storm bats came alive and scored 6 more runs which Mayhem just couldn't match. Make the final Storm 15, St Louis Mayhem 6.