Friday, September 23, 2011

Final Four but no more...

The Storm had a fairly good day on Sunday, We won our first game against the Devils 14 to 9, but the same thing that plagued us all year was back in full force in the Semifinal game against Xtreme. NO Hitting, as a result we lost the game 5 to 1.
Let's hope that next year we have more consistent hitting through out the year.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Day 2 of Playoff's complete.... Day 3 will happen

It was a low scoring affair but thanks to some stellar D from all but espeacially Bob who made the hightlight of the year when he dove to his left and grabbed a sure hit off the bat of Chris from the Rebels. Two 2 run Homeruns from Al sure helped as well. Make the final 6 - 5 Storm

We had a 10 run lead but could not hold off the Falcons, and in the bottom of the seventh they hit a grand slam to win the game 13 to 11.

Hard to win with just 12 Hits

The playoff's began, the way most of the season has unfolded. Very few hits(12 to be exact) meant that the Storm once again had no offence. A few throw-arounds on defense gave away a few runs as well. Better luck today.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Storm Win Season's last game....Finish 8th

Dave could do very little wrong in the 21 to 14 victory over Xtreme Contracting, he belted out 3 homeruns, could have had a triple and came close to driving out another HR. Bob did his best to try and keep up smacking out two of his own HR's. This was a good way to finish a less than stellar year. However if the stars are aligned just right, this could be our year to win it all. He's to a good playoff run.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Where did all the good bats go....?

All the Storm could muster up was 10 hits, fortunately for the Storm one of those was a 2 run homer from Joey. Make the final 12 to 2.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Storm shut-out Mayhem

With Hurricane Irene off to the east of us, a strong wind was blowing in all game and kept this game honest, Bob gave it a try in the third but had no luck, the wind knocked his ball down well short of the right field fence. Good defense by both teams kept this game very close. The Storm manufactured a few runs on some timely hitting and good base running. Make the final 4 - 0.

Shutout's since 2004 - 2
last shutout victory - June 9th 2010 vs Greenthumb (12 - 0)

Monday, August 22, 2011

August Record Falls to 1-6

It started out well, with hits from the first 4 batters in the 1st and hits from 3 of the first 4 batters in the 2nd. After that it was ugly. We managed only 3 hits over the last 5 innings, including a 'don't catch the league president's can-of-corn' triple. Final score 10-4.

Another Statement Game for the Falcons

depleted lineup hit the field for the Storm, including a one-armed Danny coming off of the DL to give us 8 players. After questionable field conditions moved the game to K2, the Falcons rescinded their offer to catch for us when an early-arriving member of the A's jogged out join our outfield corps.
With only 3 outfielders the Falcons had no trouble getting hits. Although their 14-run 3rd inning wasn't quite good enough to match the 15-run inning Greenthumb got against us a few games ago. The Falcons also managed 6 HRs in the game, and were swinging for more. But after their 3rd home run with a 20+ run lead, we decided to call it a night. Final score 22-0.

Wins in August: 1!

The bats come alive for one night, briefly bringing back memories of better times for the Storm. Final score 28-3.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

What can be said... Another game another loss

Winnable game yet not won. 5 games and counting. This was a 14 to 7 loss, that could easily have been avoided.

Monday, August 8, 2011

A Sunday to Forget

Back to Back defeats. Lost the first game 21 to 13 to Mayhem then lost 20 to 8 to Greenthumb, in the 3rd inning of this one Greenthumb scored 15 runs, our worst inning ever

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

No Bat's again last night

The Storm played a pretty good game last night considering it was a very short bench with many walking wounded playing to avoid the forfeit. The bat's went silent for many players as we only had one inning with more than two hits in it. Defence was OK, however a few costly miscue's again bit us in the behind again. The Storm had a chance as they were only 2 runs down after 6 innings. But Direct scored 3 in the top of the seventh, and The Storm could not answer, make the final 10 to 5 for Direct Elevator.

Friday, July 29, 2011

The Falcon's Ironman caught up in Scandal

ESPN has just announced that Mike Murphy is being investigated by the WMSPL Executive council after scandalous behavior has come to light. Watch the video clip for the full story.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Back to our old ways....

Giving the opponents 4 or more outs an inning is a bad recipe for a victory. Therefore Xtreme took full advantage of our sloppy defense scoring 7 unearned runs in the second inning on way to a 17 to 10 victory. The only good news for the Storm was a grand slam by AL and a triple turned into double by Colin.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Storm Bats keep rolling

The Storm had another good night at the plate scoring 17 runs. The big story of the day was made when the new team rep listening to his overeager rookie about wasting a courtesy runner, on an already competent courtesy runner. Well this move back fired as the Storm ran out of Courtesy runners with Colin on first base(Not a good thing, fortunately it doesn't happen that much). Cause of course Colin's base running gets Fred caught in a run down for the last out of the game, with who else but "Jeff & Bob" coming up to bat on a night that already see's Bob hit for the cycle. Hopefully the lessons has been learned, if not tonight's lineup should send a good message who is really running this team. Oh by the way the final was 17 to 8 for the Storm.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Storm hit, as the rain fell

The Rain started to fall just as the game got started, Which turned out pretty good for the Storm as they had one of the better nights at the plate lashing out 26 hits. This allowed the Storm to even out the home and home series with the Falcons this week. The Final was 18 - 5 for the Storm.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Storm break shut-out in the 7th Inning

Great pitching, good fielding go to waste as the bats go silent again in a 6 to 1 loss against the Falcons.

Monday, July 18, 2011

"4 out" Innings Kill Storm

You just don't win many games when you continually give your opponent 4 or more outs per inning. The Storm did not bring their "A" game defensively last night in a 18 to 12 beating at the hands of Hanet. Let's see what the next game bring tonight against the Falcons.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Storm strong against Devils

The Storm played the Devil's for the second time in 5 games, this time the Storm came out on top thanks to a consistent batting lineup from top to bottom. Al, Colin and Mike pitched quite well holding the Devils scoreless in 4 innings. The Final score was 16 to 8.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

2 in a row

The Storm took both end's of Sunday's doubleheader. In the late game the Storm defeated the A's by a score of 16 to 4. It is the second time this year that the Storm won both games.

Storm start hitting the ball again

After about a five game slump, many Storm batters started to hit the ball again end result a 14 to 7 victory over Bradley Motors.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Yet Another 1 Run Loss

This was Brad's game to forget, it was almost an exact duplicate of the previous game. Except this time it was Brad's turn to have a tuff game in the field. Which helped the Devils get 6 of their 12 runs in one inning. We tried to make this close as the Storm scored 5 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning. However a scoreless 7th means that we lost another one run game, our third one this year. Final 12 - 11.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Back and fourth affair ends with a tie

If only I played a better game this would have been a Storm much needed victory, however a couple of deep shots over my head in right centre in the 7th inning proved very costly as Coulas came back from a three run deficit to take a two run lead, fortunately the bottom of the Storm line-up was able to tie it up at 9 in the bottom half of the seventh inning. Two bad I flied out with the bases loaded to end the game in a 9 - 9 draw.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Greenthumb win it in a walkoff

The Storm had chances, and gave Greenthumb chances, unfortunately Greenthumb took advantage of there chances better than the Storm. In the top of sixth the Storm took the lead, but in the bottom of the seventh the bases full and two out, Todd cranks a belt to deep right field that hit the base of the wall. Final score Greenthumb 12, Storm 11

Falcons destroy Storm

The only good thing to happen in this game was Brad's inside the park Homerun. The rest is better left unsaid. Falcons 15 , Storm a very lucky 7.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Storm answer back and tie Direct Elevator

It took a 7th inning comeback, but we finally reached double digits in the scorebook again. Good thing too because the Storm almost blew this one. The Storm had a commanding 8 to 1 lead then the basts fell silent and Direct Elevator kept chipping their way back and finally taking a two run lead in the bottom of the sixth. But some clutch hitting from the heart of the Storm order the deficit was erased. In the end it was a 10 to 10 draw.

Monday, June 27, 2011

A Win in only 47min's

In what might have been the quickest Slo-pitch game ever played, the Storm beat Hanet 6 to 3 in only 47 minutes. The Storm Defense had a great night, and although the Storm offense only had 13 hits, 4 were home runs (only 2 counted as such) and three were doubles. Let's hope that the bats come back to play shortly, as you will not win many games scoring only 6 runs.

Also... Thanks to Danny and Mike for a fun party, it appeared everyone had a great time, and the extra time because of the short game made it that much more enjoyable.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

No Hits......means another loss

Having only nine hits in a slopitch game will not win you many games, and thus the Storm earned their 5th loss of the season scoring only 5 runs on 9 spread-out hits. Al did his best to make this game close with a HR in the top of the 7th to tie it, but then nothing. The Storm could not hold Xtreme off the board for a fourth srtaight inning and they got their winning run in the bottom of the 7th. We could not take advantage of the five walks we received either. Hopefully the bats show up for the next game against Hanet. Final Score Xtreme 6 - Storm 5.

Don't forget Pool Party at Danny's place after Sunday's game.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Bat's go silent against Greenthumb

13 Hit's just aren't enough to beat any team in this league. As a result the Storm suffered their fourth loss of the season. Final score was 10 to 4.

Storm Squeeze out victory in the bottom of the 7th

In a game that had the Storm down 6 nothing after a half inning, we were lucky to stay in this game. Mayhem had their own up's and downs, with one of those ups being a mammoth HR to deep deep centre field( Cleared the light pole in Centre field). Good news for the Storm was a missed play by Mayhem in the 7th that allowed us to score the winning run. We'll take it, god knows we give enough of those away. Make the final 12 - 11.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

No hit's means no runs....

The Storm could not get the bats going at all last night, Joey's 7th HR of the year was the only high-lite of the night, which was full of plenty of low-lites. The 9 to 3 score could have been worse or slightly better with a few timely hits.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Storm win both games of the doubleheader

The defense was stellar against the A's and the offence came through again with another 26 hit performance. The Storm's record improves to 5 and 2 with 103 runs for and only 62 against. Joey keeps improving on his league leading HR total now at 6 and the team has an impressive 16 home runs.

Storm bats come alive

The Storm belted out 32 hits on way to an impressive 19 - 6 victory over the Shifters.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Storm even the season series against Coulas

The weather was perfect for this game, Storm had 10 players for this game, and everyone came to play, good fielding, great hitting and superb pitching ensured that the Storm was taking this game. The final was Storm 14 and Coulas Bone Crushers 8.

Storm over power Rebels

The Rebels had one good inning, problem for them was they were shut-out in all the other 6 innings. Mike and Al both had good outings this day. One bad inning in the middle was all the Rebels could muster. Make the final Storm 18 Rebels 6.

Crushed by an Elevator

Storm came out strong, but Direct Elevator finished stronger, and in the end out scored us by 8 runs. Final score Diect Elevator 19 - Storm 11

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Storm End May with a .500 Record

Finally a day without rain which allowed us to actually play a game. Storm played a strong game, and with the help of an 8 run fifth inning, they were victorious. So May comes to an end with Mother Nature taking 3 games and the Storm playing only two games. Final Score 16 to 9

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mother Nature keeps beating the Storm

This one started, but didn't finish. With a continual rain falling this one was called after one inning. Mother Nature 3, Storm 1. Hopefully we can get things turned around shortly.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mother Nature 2, Storm 1

Mother Nature now has a 2 - 1 count on the Storm this season as she wipes out another early season game. Let's hope for better luck next week.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Mother Nature Kills Game #2

No Game, as Mother Nature feels the need to flood the planet, or at very least the diamonds. Game will be rescheduled later in the year hopefully on a warmer drier day.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Not the Start we expected

The game started great for the Storm with 5 quick runs in the first followed by 3 more in the 3rd inning, but that was the end of the offence for the Storm. Coulas kept chipping away at the lead, and had a 5 run inning of there own in the 6th. End result is a disappointing loss on our home opener. Make the Final Coulas 11, Storm 8.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Storm season ready to go

It's been a long off season for many of the out of shape Storm members, Joey you know who I'm talking about. But the good news is our new Team Rep drafted very well this year and it looks like we picked up a new shortstop Jeff, which will really help out our infield, as we could not find a third baseman that could hit first base with a throw. Looks like Brad will be put out to pasture with the rest of us old guys. Infield will be Mike O/Dave at first, Bob at 2B, Jeff at SS and Joey our anchor at 3B. With all our ace pitchers and catchers returning this year those positions remain unchanged, the outfield remains the same as well. Looks like it will be another good season for the Storm. First game is in one week, and we have one practice left before the fun begins. Hope to see everyone out on Thursday night at 7pm