Wednesday, July 31, 2013

All good things must End!!

"The bat's went ice cold as the storm lost a close one against Mayhem.  A few bloop hits and a grand slam was enough for Mayhem to take the lead and hold on to it as their infield played great defense.  The Storm look to start a new streak next week.

Final Score: Mayhem 8 - Storm 4

Monday, July 29, 2013

Doubleheader Re-Scheduled

Please note that our games against Mayhem and Xtreme that has been rained out twice, has now been rescheduled to Friday August 9th at 8pm and 9:30pm.

This was originally an Al and Dave beer night and it still is.

Friday August 9, 2013
Visiting Team
Home Team

“D” stands for Dumb idea

POS headed to Uxbridge for the Diamond Duster tournament on the weekend wanting to play in the Master’s division but found out that there weren’t enough teams and on top of that was bumped up to the “D” division of REC since they won the REC “E” tourney last year.
POS struggled to match the D level talent in its first 3 round robin games on Saturday by going 0-3 with a minus 30 record.  The first 10-run mercy game had POS losing to the Barrie Athletics in 5 innings at HQ on BON E in the 9:05am game.  The second 10-run mercy was a 4 inning affair against High Voltage (from Peterborough) on BET 1 in the 12:20pm match.  The third game was another 10-run loss but POS was able to play their first full D level game as Havoc (from Belleville) won the 2:20pm game on BET 2.  The Saturday evening match at 5:45pm on PPA 2 (Port Perry Arena) had POS (ranked 20 out of 20 teams after the 3 RR games) taking on the Ajax Beermen in the 19vs20 game to set the seeding for the Sunday elimination games.  POS had a solid game offensively and defensively as they racked up their first ever D level win by a score of 17-9 and moved up the standings…finishing the RR games with a 1-3 record.
Sunday morning had POS taking on another 1-3 team to set the bottom seeds with the top 12 teams getting a bye.  In that 10am game on BET 1, POS was taking on Twisted (from Oshawa) who was very similar looking to the Triple Threat team they played a few weeks ago in Oshawa.  Like that game a couple weeks ago POS had their bats going and solid defense helped them get the 13-3 mercy victory.  With that victory POS had little time to celebrate as the 11:05am game was about to start on BET 1 against one of the top teams in the Dirt Dawgs (from Uxbridge).  POS had an early lead which quickly vanished with the hitting by the Dawgs but POS showed some resilience being forced to score runs in the 5th and 6th to avoid the mercy loss and ended up losing by a score of 27-20 to end the POS D level experience.
Next up for POS will be the SPO Provincials in London on August 16-18. 

POS Roster for the Tournament:
Wayne Cosby (Greenthumb) – Coach/Sub
Todd Boisvert (Greenthumb)
David Hatt (Greenthumb)
Paul Power (Greenthumb)
Bob Peppler (Storm)
Joey Pilkey (Storm)
Sean Dunn (Falcons)
Jeff Hutchinson (Bradley Motors Shifters)
Derek Ackford (Xtreme Contracting)
Mike Anderson (Xtreme Contracting)
Duncan McDonald (St. Louis Devils)
Ryan Rayner (St. Louis Devils)
Mark Brown (not in WMSPL)
Tim Sullivan (not in WMSPL)

Make it a Bakers Dozen !!!

The Cavalry arrived just in time for the game as Bob and Joey made an early exit from their tournament.  The game looked to be a close one until it was blown open with home runs by Lance and Bob. More tight defense and great pitching locked up the lead as the Storm cruised to victory.

The Storm look to continue their franchise high winning streak tomorrow against the Mayhem.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Make it a Dozen!

The bats kept going tonight as everyone seemed to be hitting and finding holes. James got redemption for his robbery and hit a  mammoth home run to center. The storm look to make it a bakers dozen on Sunday.

Final Score: Storm 27 - A's 8

Monday, July 22, 2013

Solid victory by the Storm

The bats were Xtremely efficient tonight. With booming home runs by Lance and Joey the offense was running on full cylinders. James would have been the third but was robbed by a great catch in center by Derek going over the fence to bring it back.   The storm make it eleven straight and look to go for a dozen tomorrow night against the A's. 

Final Score: Storm 17 - Xtreme 8

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Mother Nature wins again

Mother Nature once again reared her ugly head last night washing away our double header makeup games against Mayhem and Xtreme. It would appear that these two games were not meant to be. Maybe third time will be the charm.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The bats come alive

As the weather cooled down the bats woke up.  The team reloaded with Fred as James had a plane to catch. Timely home runs by Lance, Al and Joey helped fill the run column.  Joey grounded into a double play but made up for it with stellar defense.  This marks 10 straight wins for the Storm!"

Final Score: Storm 13 - Rebels 7

Flashing the leather

The hottest game of the year stifled the bats of both teams.  Excellent defense and timely hitting gave Storm the edge in the first game of the double header.  The storm looking to the next game to make it an even 10 wins in a row. Also Jeff was taken out by a Sniper Donkey.

Final Score: Storm 5 - Direct 1

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

POS loses in Final of SPO tourney in Oshawa

Having got their Provincial qualifier for London in last month’s SPO tourney, POS was looking to get some more practice in with the 2nd qualifier last weekend.  The weather forecast was hot and sunny all weekend which was a change to the previous 2 wet tourneys POS had played in.  To start the Saturday games POS took on a familiar rival in the Silverbacks on diamond #6 at 8:30am.  POS jumped out to an early lead and with solid defense cruised to an 11-4 win.  The 2nd game was against The Bulldogs at 11:00am on #2 and after seeing the hitting by The Bulldogs through the order POS decided to try the Xtreme Rover outfield plan and it messed with the hitters allowing only 3 runs to be scored while POS put up 16 for the win.  The 3rd game on Saturday had the two 2-0 teams playing at 2:45pm on #2 to determine who will be the #1 seed heading into Sunday’s elimination games.  POS was taking on the Rats who had easily won their first 2 games scoring 20+ runs in each game.  The game became heated at times with the Rats not liking the game chatter by Todd behind the plate and after a few hits by POS up the middle the Rats pitcher accused POS for intentionally hitting it there.  That brought a confrontation at home plate the following inning as the Rats pitcher called his shot to hit it back up the middle while standing between Todd and Jeff in the batter’s box…he did hit it back to Hatt on the mound with 2 or 3 hops which was easily handled for the out.  The final was 7-3 for the Rats as they had one better inning than POS.
Sunday’s elimination games had POS taking on the 3rd place team (Triple Threat) from the other group who had a familiar face with Josh playing LF…many of the POS players hadn’t seen Josh since he played in Uxbridge with them last year.  The 9:00am game on #2 had POS continue with some timely hits and solid defense to take this one by a score of 16-4.  The semi-final game at 11:45am on #1 had POS taking on The Dodgers who were the 1st place finisher in the other group going 3-0 on Saturday.  During the early innings POS capitalized on some defensive mishaps by The Dodgers and took this one by a score of 15-5.  So, the final was set with POS taking on the Rats again at 2:15pm on #2 as they cruised to the final with mercy wins in both their Sunday games.  Not sure what both teams expected in this one following the heated match from Saturday but cooler heads prevailed and it was another low scoring game between the 2 teams.  POS turned a triple play in the bottom of the 6th which unfortunately wasn’t enough to ignite the offense in the top of the 7th for the comeback as POS lost to the Rats by a score of 6-3. 
POS finished the weekend with a 4-2 record, 64 runs for and 29 runs against.  Next up for SPO tourneys and POS will be the Provincials in London on August 16-18.  Prior to that POS will have one final tune-up in the Diamond Duster at the end of July in Uxbridge.

POS Roster for the Tournament:
George Douma (A’s) – Coach/Sub
Todd Boisvert (Greenthumb)
David Hatt (Greenthumb)
Bob Peppler (Storm)
Joey Pilkey (Storm)
Cas Litwin (Falcons)
Sean Dunn (Falcons)
Jeff Hutchinson (Bradley Motors Shifters)
Derek Ackford (Xtreme Contracting)
Mike Anderson (Xtreme Contracting)
Duncan McDonald (St. Louis Devils)
Ryan Rayner (St. Louis Devils)
Mark Brown (not in WMSPL)

Monday, July 15, 2013

Very efficient game

It was easily the hottest day of the year on Sunday, and with a cool wet pool on the near horizon, it took less than an hour to play Hanet. It was a great game with good defense and just enough offence to take the victory.

Final Score: Storm 6 - Hanet 3

7 win's in a row

Solid game played last night, good sound defense and timely hitting made for a great result.

Final Score: Storm 14 - Rebels 3

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Pool Party following Sunday's game

Remember that right after our game on Sunday evening, Dave will be hosting our first of two family pool party's.

It will be our 1st time enjoying our rookie, James's BBQing skills. I hope he can cook or we can send him back to the draft!

Another come from behind victory!

I wasn't at the game last night but from an eyewitness account it was a nice result on a tough fielding night. Mayhem was up by 3 runs heading into the bottom of the 7th. That's when the Storm bats came to life and scored 4 runs to take the victory.

Final Score: Storm 10 - Mayhem 9

Monday, July 8, 2013

A huge comeback victory

The Falcons came ready to play this game as they built up an impressive 10 run lead after only 3 innings. But then the Storm bats came alive and answered with a 9 run 4th followed by a 3 run 5th on way to the victory, as the Falcons could not score anymore runs.

Final Score: Storm 13 - Falcons 10

Solid "D" is the difference

The Devils surged out to an early lead, but the Storm kept coming. A solid 3rd and 4th innings powered the Storm to an important victory in game one of our Sunday night double header.

Final Score: Storm 12 - Devils 4

Friday, July 5, 2013

Well rounded game by the Storm

The Storm played an excellent game on Wednesday night, the bat's showed up in force as did the defense allowing only 4 runs. The 5 HR game was the most the Storm hit this year, hopefully it's a sign that the Storm power is coming around. Not counting Bob who is now at 12 HR's for the year just two off the league lead.

Final Score: Storm 20 - Bradley 4

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Just what the doctor ordered!

The chance was there for the Storm to take advantage of a Greenthumb team that is not at it's best at the moment. And that is exactly what the Storm did. Everyone had at least a hit and in many cases lots of them. This one was never in doubt as Greenthumb was just not able to match the offence on this night.

Final Score: Storm 22 - Greenthumb 3

The Bats came back

A much better team effort propelled the Storm to a solid victory over Coulas.

Final Score:
Storm 16 - Coulas 10

Xtreme out gun the Storm !

The Storm Bat's went quiet for this game, allowing Xtreme to take the victory.

Final Score: Xtreme 13 - Storm 5