Thursday, September 24, 2015

Storm playoff and season wrap

 Storm played well for most of the playoffs. The team was fairly consistently good defensively and got some timely hitting and big homeruns. Unfortunately, it seems as though Storm ran out of steam in the championship game, but that is baseball. Any team can win on any given day, and Bradley certainly deserved it. The playoff run was good. 4-1 is nothing to sneeze at. In the playoff run, Storm made it to 40 wins, which makes them the first team to achieve that. Final record: Storm vs. Bradley 2-2. Storm vs. the rest of WMSPL 38-1.

Bradley breaks Storm hearts

 Sequels are usually worse than the original, and this screenplay from Bradley Chance was even more gratuitous than the first. Featuring more Bradley homeruns, more Bradley hits, and more Storm errors, this was simply hard to watch. The only thing there was less of was Storm offense. Bradley clearly was the better team in this game, and Storm will have to settle for regular season champions and playoff finalists.

Storm stifles rebellion

 In the semi-final match Storm played a textbook game. There was solid hitting up and down the lineup, and the defense was solid. There were numerous good plays in the infield and outfield, and Storm was able to come out on top and reach the finals.

Storm defeats Devils

Storm played a solid game on Sunday morning. They hit well, and played solid defense. Considering the previous two years Storm’s season ended in the quarters, it was nice to get beyond that stage and defeat the returning playoff champions. 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Storm Squeaks Past Greenthumb

The Storm winds were blowing early. Storm put up 6 in the first and 5 in the 2nd, and continued to roll on to a 20-4 lead. However, Greenthumb was not going to go quietly into the mid-afternoon, and they stormed back with a huge sixth inning bringing the score to 21-16. Storm was unable to score in the top of the 7th, and Greenthumb managed to put five more across before Lance made a great catch on the warning track with runners on. Lance then took the momentum from the great catch to the plate, and hit a two-run walk-off homer. With the victory, Storm finishes first in Pool A, and will play in the quarterfinals Sunday @ 10:00 A.M.

Storm blows past Coulas

Storm hit two three run homers in the 1st to jump out to a nice lead. Storm barely matched the first inning output in the rest of the game, but it was enough to win, as Storm held on to a 13-6 victory. Solid defense and great pitching ruled the game

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Storm sails through season

It was an impressive season. Storm found many ways to win. They won slugfests; they won tight defensive matches. They held on to leads late; they came from behind. They had a few blowouts. One of the most impressive things about the season was that each game truly was a team effort. While there were certainly many key hits from the top of the order, the order was incredibly well-balanced, and there were also many key hits from the rest of the lineup. On any given day, any player could be the hero.

Defensively, the team was incredibly solid all over the field. The team made very few errors, and when an error was made, they didn’t compound and turn into big innings (with the exception of the Bradley game). The team stuck together and did not let frustration take over.

As a team, Strom set many records (at least in the history of WMSPL website).

Wins: 36
Winning Percentage: .947
Runs: 746
Runs +/-  +363

and of course...
A 29 Game Win streak from 
May 24th, 2015 to August 24th 2015

This season was a record breaking season for many of the individual players. The following people broke their individual records in the following categories:

Greg: 2B - 6 HR -2, Runs – 42, RBI – 31, AVG. -.585, OBP - .578, SLG - .713, OPS -1.291
James: AVG. -.565, OBP - .562, SLG – 1.087, OPS – 1.649
Brad: 3B- 5, AVG. -.639, OBP. -.615
Bob: Runs – 75
Duran: Hits – 88, 3B – 6, Runs – 72, RBI – 65, AVG. -.667, OBP. -.641, SLG. -962, OPS – 1.603
Al: AVG - .705
Jeff: Hits – 81, Runs – 65, AVG. -.659, OBP - .649, SLG - .805, OPS 1.454

Brian only has one season, so everything he did is a record for this team. We have no idea how he hit on his previous team.

And of course Joey rewrote the record book with his season:
Joey: Hits – 117, HR – 31, Runs -97, AVG. - .873, OBP. - .863, SLG .1.713, OPS. 2.594

After a successful season, Storm hopes to carry this momentum into the playoffs.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Storm Squelches Rebels

Storm started slowly scoring only a couple early on and actually trailed 5-2 at one point. The bats came alive in the 4th inning capped off by a two run Homerun by Lance. Then the Storm put up a series of crooked numbers in the final 3 innings. Final score 19-5. Great end to the year!

Notable Boxscores:

Kenny – 3/3, 3 RBI
Joey – 3/3, 3 runs, 3RBI
Bob- 3/4, 3 RBI
Duran – 3/4, 3 runs, 3 RBI
Lance - 2/3, HR, 2 runs, 2 RBI
Brad – 0/2 and grounded into a rally killing double-play but did have a Sac/RBI

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Storm Elevates Over Direct

An orange moon rose over the field bringing good omens for Storm as they took on Direct Elevator. Storm got off to a good start as they scored 5 runs in the 1st and added 4 more in the 2nd. Direct was only able to get 1 run across the plate in those two innings. The game really tightened up in the 3rd and 4th as only 1 run was scored between the two teams. Storm opened it up again in the 5th as Storm was able to score 8 runs on 11 hits including a 3 run blast by James. Storm wasn’t able to add any more in the 6th or 7th, but they already had more than enough as they cruised to a 17-5 victory. Solid defense and good pitching helped to make this one another fast-paced game.
Perhaps it is appropriate that Storm picked up their 35th win against Direct Elevator. This victory guarantees that Storm will have the highest winning percentage in the known history of WMSPL, the previous high being Pro Golf (now Direct Elevator) in 2002 with a 32-2-2 record (.917). Storm can now finish with a winning percentage of no lower than .921. 35 wins is also a league high in total victories.

Notable Boxscores:
Joey: 4/4, 2 runs, 2 RBI
Jeff: 4/4, 2 runs, 1 RBI
Brad: 3/4, 2 runs, 2 RBI
Brian: 3/4, 1 run, 2 RBI
Al: 3/4, 2 runs, 2RBI

Monday, August 31, 2015

Storm Soars Over Falcons

 The Falcons flew high in the top of the 1st inning. After three consecutive walks and an infield single, they hit a grand slam, batted through the order and scored six runs in the top of the 1st inning. Storm responded immediately as Brad hit a solo shot, and Duran hit a grand slam as Storm batted through their order scoring 6 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning and wiping the slate clean.
The Falcons scored 2 runs in the 2nd inning, but Storm batted through the order again. Things settled down a little in the 3rd inning, but Bob managed to score from first on a ground ball to the pitcher, as the 1st baseman  dropped the throw and was in absolutely no hurry to go pick it up. Storm batted through the order again in the 5th inning en-route to a 27-11 victory.

Notable Boxscores:
Duran – 5/5, grand slam, 3 runs, 7 RBI
Joey – 5/5, 4 runs, 1 RBI
Al – 5/5, 3 runs, 4 RBI
Brian – 4/5, 1 run 6 RBI
Bob – 4/5, 5 runs, 4 RBI
Jeff – 3/5, 1 triple, 3 runs
Lance – 3/5, 4 runs, 1 RBI
James – 3/5, 1 RBI

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Storm starts strong; swings its way to victory

Storm started strong as they batted through the order and then some in the top of the first. Mayhem put up a valiant effort, and had an inning where they batted through the order as well, and closed the gap to 16-9. However, Storm was just too strong top to bottom, and kept putting up crooked numbers throughout the game on the way to a 28-13 victory.

Notable offensive stats:
Jeff – 4/6, 2 runs, 2RBI and a grand slam that didn’t count because the team was already up two home runs
Brad – 4/6, 2 runs, 4 RBI
Joey, 6/6, 2 runs, 6RBI, and a selfish solo HR 
Bob – 3/6, 3 runs, 3 RBI, 1 HR and a 2nd that didn’t count because of Joey’s selfishness; Bob was also a double shy of the cycle
Al – 4/5 1 run, 1 RBI
Lance  2/4, 3 runs
Duran – 3/5, 2 runs, 2 RBI
Brian – 4/5, 2 runs, 4 RBI
Greg – 2/5, 4 runs
Kenny – 3/5 – 4 runs, 1 RBI
Mike – 5/5, 3 runs, 4 RBI; Mike is also 8/8 in the last two games, and is 11/12 across the last four games

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

All Good Things......

The game started a little roughly. An error at 3rd led to four unearned runs. Storm fought back hard through the first two innings, but the 3rd inning turned into a comedy of errors. Except this comedy wasn’t funny. One reviewer from Rotten Tomatoes said it was “painful, rather than funny.” Another said, “The script from Bradley Chance went to the same well too often.” Finally, another said that “the actors tried hard, but the material just fell flat.”
In all seriousness, Bradley played an excellent game. They hit the ball hard, and played solid defense. They earned the win! 

As for Storm’s streak, it will be like a woman who claims she never ages after 29;
our streak will forever remain 29 games old.
The Streak Lived from May 24th, 2015 to August 24th 2015

3 months, or 92 Days, or 13 weeks.

= 29 Wins!

Notable Boxscores:
Jeff – 4/4, 1 HR, 3 runs, 4 RBI
Lance – 4/4, 3 Runs
Al – 4/4, 3RBI
Mike 3/3, 2 runs
Brian – 2/3, 1HR, 2RBI
Joey – 1/2, 1 HR, 3RBI
Duran – 1/2, 2 BB

Monday, August 24, 2015

Storm pulls away from the A's

It was another tight game early on for the Storm. The A’s were up 5-4 after the first inning and it was a 6-6 tie after three. Storm had an explosive fourth inning, batting through the order and scoring 10. The A’s never recovered, and the game turned into another lopsided victory with a final of 28-9.
There was some concern when Duran hit his (Mother Nature assisted) homerun. His only other homeruns had come in the only loss of the season, so there was some mild panic, but it was unfounded.

There were a number of offensive stars in the game.
Joey – 4/4,  1 HR, 4RBI
Al – 4/4, 1 HR
Bob – 3/3 and extremely intimidating with 2 intentional walks
Duran 3/4, 1HR, 4RBI
Lance 3/4, 4 RBI
Kevin, Brian and Mike were all also 3/4

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Storm Stays Strong

Hanet started strong by scoring two in the top of the first, but Storm responded with two of their own. Defense was tight on both sides, and the 2nd inning was scoreless. Storm was able to add two more in the 3rd Hanet got one back in the top of the 4th, but it was a seven run 4th inning that put the game out of reach. Hanet got one back in the 5th and 6th, but Storm held on for a 12-5 victory.
There was some excellent defense for the Storm. Dave made a great catch on a line drive with two runners on, ending an inning, and made a great scoop on a low throw to end another inning. Lance made a number of key plays at 3rd base, and Bob made some nice catches in the outfield.
Offensively, the whole team was contributing. 10 different players scored a run or got an RBI.

It seems the team is eager to get the season over with, as this is the 2nd consecutive game that was played in just over an hour. Another interesting note: the team now has as many wins as Duran has years on the planet.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Tight Defense wins the day

This game was a stark contrast to game one of the doubleheader. Whereas the first game was a slugfest, game two featured strong pitching and defense on both teams. The Devils were using a new pitcher, but after a leadoff walk, he seemed to settle in, and held the Storm bats to a single-digit score.

It was a close game, with the score 4-3 at one point. Lance hit a homer that put the Storm up early, and with the score 5-3, Joey hit a two run, opposite field blast. The Devils countered with a two run shot that brought them back within two, but James put the game out of reach with another two run shot. The Devils were unable to put anything together in the bottom of the seventh as the Storm held on to a 9-5 victory.

Storm clinch 1st place

In an event almost as rare as Halley’s comet, Fred actually showed up to a game. This caused some concern among team members who were concerned that this might affect the team’s mojo. It wasn’t a major concern, however, as Storm bats were alive throughout the game. James hit two home runs, and Brian hit a grand slam on the way to a 28 - 15 victory. Also, a highlight for Brian, was the fact that he actually got to meet Fred. For Brian, Fred was like a sasquatch - rumoured to exist, but never seen.

This win clinches 1st place for the Storm. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

25 games and counting !!

 The steak lives another game, thanks to another forfeit victory this time courtesy of Greenthumb.  

Monday, August 10, 2015

Storm roars back to make it 24 in a row

Direct came out with bats blazing in this one scoring 5 runs in the first frame with Tyler's 3 run bomb as the big blow.

Joey answered back for Storm with a towering flyball that just squeaked over to narrow Direct's lead 5-2.

Storm hit well in the second frame to take the lead 7-6 after two innings.

Direct came back in a big way to score 10 runs over the next two innings taking a large 16-7 lead.

Storm would roar back in the bottom of the 4th to score 11 runs in the inning with a line drive homerun to left field by Joey to make it 18-16.

7 more would cross the plate for Storm capped off by a 3 run shot from Brad.

Final score 25-21 in a great game played by both squads

Game notes:
Joey: 4/5, 2 HR, 4 runs, 4 RBI
Bob: 3/4, 2 runs, 3 RBI
AL: 3/5, 2 runs, 2 rbi
Brian 3/5, 3 runs, 2 rbi
Lance 3/5, 3 runs, 2 rbi
Brad 5/5, HR, 3 runs, 3 RBI
Greg: 3/5, 2 runs, 2 rbi
Dave: 3/5, 2 runs, 3 RBI

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Offense comes out strong in game 2 of doubleheader

Storm came out strong in this one scoring 13 runs after the first two innings.  Lance hit a bomb and then the lineup from second to bottom came through with hit after hit. 

After holding the Devils to 5 runs they cruised to the win as the game ended early after 5 innings. 

Final score 15-5

Game notes:
Kevin: 2/3 2 runs, 1 RBI
Joey 3/3, 3 runs
Bob: 3/3, 3 runs, 
Al: 2/3, 2 RBI, 1 run
Brian: 2/3, 2 RBI, 1 run
Lance: 2/3, 1 HR, 1 run, 1 RBI
Greg 2/3, 1 run
Kenny 3/3, 1 run, 1 rbi
Dave 2/3, 1 run, 2 rbi

Fantastic game ends with a W for Storm

It started off slowly for Storm with just two runs in the first 3 innings.
The Falcons on the other hand came out strong leading 7-2 after 3 innings.

Storm came out strong in the 4th inning thanks to an absolutely perfect swing by Dave as he deposited a 3 run shot well over right field.

Joey would hit a 2 run shot in the 5th inning to make it 10-7.

Falcons would roar back to score 5 more over the next two innings making it 12-12 going into the bottom of the 7th.

The Falcons curiously intentionally walked the winning run Al and Brian hit a nice single to move him up a station.

Lance then came up to the plate and hit a laser into the left center gap for a walk off victory.

Final score 13-12

Game Notes:
Joey 2/2, HR, 2 runs, 2 RBI
Al 1/2, 2 runs, 2 Walks
Brian 4/4, 1 run, 1 RBI
Lance 3/4, 2 RBI, 1 Run
Greg 2/3, 1 run
Dave 3/3, HR, 4 RBI

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

August starts with a W.

After a slow start for both teams following the long weekend, it was 3-2 for Coulas after 2 innings.
The Storm bats woke up in the 3rd, leading to 13 runs.  The inning was highlighted by a 3-run homer by Brian and a grand slam by Joey Stats.

A mysterious fog crept in late in the game to help a Coulas 7-run rally in the 6th, but Storm held on for a 22-11 victory.

Game notes:
Joey Stats - 6/6.  0/3 in attempts to complete the cycle.
Brian - 4/5.  Another big night against his former team.
James - 4/5.  Ruined a perfect night at the plate by hitting a grand slam after we were already up 2 home runs.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A very tight win makes it twenty in a row

Storm came quickly out of the gate scoring 4 in the bottom of the first with some great hitting.

The second inning Storm went 3 up 3 down after Bradley scored 1.

In the third inning Storm played some small ball to score 5 runs with Brian getting a 2 RBI base hit.

Storm would score only 3 more runs the rest of the way, while Bradley shifted in gear in the top of the 7th.  Making it interesting they scored 6 runs in the inning coming to within one of the lead but ultimately falling short.

It was a very quick, well played game by both teams.  Defensively Bradley shined and despite having only 3 outfielders made it one of the tightest games Storm has played all year.

Final score 12-11

Notable boxscores:
Kevin 3/3 3 runs
Joey: 2/2, 2 runs, 2 RBI
Bob: 3/3, 2 RBI
Kenny 2/3, 2 rbi, 1 run
Brian 2/3, 2 RBI

Monday, July 27, 2015

Storm wins in a squeaker

After holding the A's to only one run in the top of the first, Storm answered back with two run shot off the bat of Joey.

The top of the second inning saw an offensive outpouring by the A's as they scored 7 runs on 3 long balls.

Storm answered back with Greg this time hitting a deep 3 run shot to left field making it 8-5 for the A's after two innings.

Both teams were held scoreless in the third, and A's added 4 more in the top of the fourth to make it 12-5.

Storm would answer back with a 3 run HR to deep left center by James.  Dave would start things off with a double and Jeff and Kevin would add hits of their own.  The A's elected to walk Joey to loaded the bases for Bob who made them pay in a big way by smacking a no doubter grand slam to right center making it 14-12 Storm after four.

Storm held the A's scoreless in the top of the fifth while adding one of their own in the bottom half.

In the 6th the A's mustered up 1 run and Joey answered back in the bottom with a 3 run shot.

The A's made things interesting with 3 runs in the top of the 7th but Al was able to lock it down for the win.

Final score 18-16

Notable boxscores:
Jeff: 3/4, 2 runs
Kevin: 3/4, 2 runs
Joey: 2/3, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 3 Runs
Bob: 2/4, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 Run
Al: 3/4, 1 run
Greg: 2/4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 Runs
Lance: 3/3, 2 runs, 1 RBI
James: 3/3, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 Run
Dave: 3/3, 1 run, 1 RBI

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Storm keeps cruising

Kevin started a two out rally in the first inning which led to 7 straight hits and 5 runs.

In the second inning another two out rally started with Jeff.  Joey topped it off with a 3 run bomb and Bob hit back to back with a solo shot.

In the third Storm put up 4 more runs as they started to take the foot off the gas and would cruise the rest of the way to a relatively easy win.

Storm had sound defense and solid pitching once again in this one.

Final score 26-6

Notable box scores:
Jeff: 4/5, 2 runs, 1 RBI
Kevin: 3/5, 3 runs, 1 RBI
Joey: 5/5, 4 runs, 5 RBI, HR
Bob: 3/5, 2 runs, 2 RBI, HR
Al: 4/5, 3 runs, 2 RBI
Lance 4/4, 2 runs, 1 RBI
James 2/3, 2 runs, 3 RBI
Kenny: 3/4, 2 runs, 1 RBI
Dave 2/4, 2 RBI
Mike 2/4, 2 RBI

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Another slugfest

Once again Storm came out flat putting up a goose egg in the first inning.

After Coulas put up a 5 spot in the 2nd inning Storm answered back with 2 runs of their own with RBI singles by Kenny and Al.

Coulas would put up 3 more runs making it 9-3 going into the bottom half of the inning.

Storm answered back with a 7 run frame, capped off by a Bob Grand Slam.

Storm continued the offense in the 4th inning with 11 runs, led by a bases clearing double by Brian.

After shutting the Coulas bats down Storm got back on the sticks for 5 more runs and then 6 more the next inning.

Once more top to bottom the entire team hit well.  The defence was solid and the best catch of the night was made by neither team, but by a fan in center field who snagged a line drive home run.

Final score 29-12

Box Scores:
Jeff: 4/6, 1 run, 1 RBI
Duran: 4/5, 3 runs, 4 RBI
Kevin: 4/6, 3 RBI, 3 Runs
Joey: 5/6, 5 runs, 2 RBI
Bob: 5/6, 4 runs, 5 RBI, 1 HR
Brad: 5/6, 3 runs, 2 RBI
Brian: 4/6, 2 runs, 5 RBI
Al: 5/6, 2 runs, 4 RBI
Kenny: 4/6, 3 runs, 3 RBI
Dave: 3/5, 3 runs

Monday, July 13, 2015

Storm stays hot as they take both games of the doubleheader

Storm once again started the game with a Jeff single and Duran triple and scored 2 runs in the first.  Xtreme came out quickly with a 5 run bottom half. 

The second inning saw the first two batters get out.  Greg started a two out rally with Lance and Brad following him getting on and then James crushing a 2 run shot.

Xtreme quickly answered with 4 of their own in what looked like the makings of a slugfest. 

Duran led the 3rd inning off with a triple and Kevin cashed him in followed by Joey with a 2 run HR.   They would score 4 total in the frame and hold Xtreme scoreless in the bottom half making it 11-9 after 3.

In the 4th inning Storm hit singles down the line until Bob hit a 3 run HR giving Storm 7 runs in the inning and taking an 18-9 lead.  

In the 5th the highlight of the inning was a Lance 2 run triple scoring Brian and Greg. 

Storm would hold Xtreme to 2 more runs over the next 3 innings while adding 2 more runs of their own.

Final score: 25-11

Duran 3/4, 2 3B, 3 Runs, 2 RBI
Kevin 2/3 4 RBI, 2 runs
Joey 2/3, 3 runs, 2 RBI, HR
Bob: 3/4, 3 runs, 3 RBI, HR
Brian 3/4, 2 RBI, 1 Run
Lance 3/4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, 1 3B
James 3/3, 3 runs, 2 RBI, 1 HR
Kenny 3/3, 3 runs
Dave 3/3, 1 run, 2 RBI

Keeping it going

It seems to be a trend this year as Direct jumped out early in this one scoring four in the first inning.

Storm answered back with two in the first and two more in the second thanks to a James two run shot tying it up.  

In the third inning Storm would break it open with 8 runs, highlighted by a Lance 3 run bomb to left center.  

Bob added a mammoth solo shot in the 5th for good measure. 

Pitching and D were key in this one as Mike and Al held Direct scoreless for five straight innings.  

Final score 14-5

Notable boxscores:
Jeff: 1/2, 2 runs
Duran 2/3, 2 runs, 1 RBI
Joey 2/3, 1 run, 3 RBI
Bob 2/3, 2 runs, 2 RBI, 1 HR
Greg 1/2, 2 runs, 1 RBI
Lance 1/3, HR, 3 RBI
Brad 2/3
James 3/3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 Run

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Some late game heroics...

With only 9 players and a rookie pitcher Storm knew they'd have their work cut out for them against one of the best teams in the league.

The A's came out strong scoring 6 runs over the first two innings, hitting two homeruns early on to go up +2.  After 6 innings the A's had the lead 15-13.

The top of the 7th saw Lance lead off the frame with a double and James followed that up with a game tying homerun to deep left field.  Kenny and Duran would follow up getting on base for Bob who crushed one to deep center to take a three run lead.  Joey then hit a solo shot to center field to go up by four.

Jeff who pitched well the whole game managed to shut the A's out in the bottom of the seventh to secure the win.

Final score: 19-15

Notable boxscores:
Jeff: 3/5, 4R, 1RBI
Duran: 4/6 3R, 2RBI
Bob: 6/6, 3R, 8RBI, 1HR
Joey: 4/4, 2R, 1RBI, 1HR
James: 4/5, 3R, 2RBI, 1HR

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

An even dozen in a row

The Rebels started off quickly in this one, putting up 4 runs on 2 jacks in the first frame.  Storm had a a whimper of a response in the bottom of the frame only mustering one run to lose the inning.

The next inning Storm tightened up and managed to hold the Rebels scoreless.

In the bottom of the second Storm started to heat up scoring 7 runs in the frame as top to bottom the team managed to find the holes in the defence.

Storm held the Rebels to zero runs once more.  Storm was set on playing tight defence and cruising to a win.

Except Joey.  Joey had other plans.

Wielding his bat like the hammer of Thor, Joey mashed two homers for 7 combined RBI's in the third inning.

Bob remembering his IBB from the previous AB, launched the longest HR seen all year by the Storm.

Storm once again managed to hold the Rebels scoreless in the 4th inning.

Storm in the bottom of the 4th managed 8 more runs as the team kept hitting solid singles across the field.

The fifth saw a solo shot by the Rebels but nothing else.

At this point Joey felt it prudent to hit two more homeruns in the 5th inning as Storm added on 12 more runs.

Bob came on in the 6th to showcase why he's not a regular pitcher giving up 6 runs .

final score 44-11

Box scores:
Jeff: 7/7, 6 runs scored, New single game record for hits in a game
Duran: 7/7, 6 runs scored, Tied single game hit record
Kevin: 5/7, 6 runs scored
Joey: 6/6, 4 HR's, 16 RBI, 1 bat flip.  New single game records for total bases, RBI's,
Bob: 4/6
Brian: 6/7
Kenny: 4/7
Greg: 5/6, 4 runs scored
Lance: 5/6, 4 runs scored
Mike: 5/6, 4 runs scored

Doubleheader has been rescheduled

Our Rained out doubleheader from June 28th, has been re-scheduled.

We will be playing a doubleheader on Friday August 7th at 8pm vs Falcon's on K1 then at 9:30pm on K2 vs Delvils.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

The win streak continues with 11 straight!

It was a low scoring affair as the many fans that gathered on the hill got to see more of a pitchers duel rather than a slugfest.

Storm took an early lead going up 3-0 after the first 2 innings thanks in part to a Brian mammoth solo shot.

The A's came right back scoring 2 on a massive home run, their first of 3 they would hit on the day.

Storm came back in the bottom of the frame to score 5 more to pull ahead 8-2.

It was all Mike and the defence behind him in this game.  Jeff had some great picks at third and Kevin/Bob had some nice tv worthy diving catches.

The bottom half of the order really came through with timely hits giving Mike all he needed to cruise to an easy win.

Final score 11-4

Notable offensive players:
Kevin 2/3, 2 runs, 1 RBI
Brian 2/3, HR, 2 runs, 2 RBI
Brad 2/3, 1 run 1 RBI
Kenny 3/3, 2 runs, 1 RBI
Lance 2/3, 1 RBI

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Ten straight wins!

It was looking like the streak was going to come to an end as going into the bottom of the fifth inning Storm was down 16-4.  The bats woke up however as James started off the inning with a hans solo shot to left field.  With two more on Kenny hit a 2 run double and then Joey capped it off with a 2 run shot.

With time becoming the enemy Mike knuckled down and pitched a quick scoreless top of the 6th.  In the bottom of the inning Storm would add 6 more runs making it 16-16.

Mike pitched a 3 up 3 down 7th and the sticks got back out there for the bottom of the inning with only a few minutes left in the game.  Brad got it started with a single, Mike singled as well and Kevin got up to the plate with seconds left before the game would be called due to time.  He didn't waste any time deposited a pitch to deep left center for the walk off win.

Final score: 17-16

Top offensive players:
Joey 3/4, HR, 3 RBI
Bob 4/4, 4 runs scored
Brian 3/4
Brad 3/4
James 3/4 and his first HR of the year

Monday, June 22, 2015

Happy Fathers day!

We all got to sneak out before our fathers day dinners to play what would be a memorable game.

The scoring was close at the start with the runs coming from an opposite field 2 run blast from Joey.  After feeling the heat from the team for wasting a homerun with only 1 baserunner he decided to make his next one count with a 3 run bomb in the third inning.

Storm later added 3 runs in the 5th and 6 more in the 6th inning to put the game out of reach.

The damage was done this game by the top four of the order going a combined 12/13 with 13 RBI's.

Final score Storm 15, Xtreme 8

Noteable scoring:
Joey 3/3, 2 HR's, 7 RBI's and how has now homered in 5 straight games
Jeff 4/4, 4 runs scored, 2 RBI's and is now on a 56 game hitting streak
Duran 4/4 3 Runs scored, 2 RBI and has scored a run in 32 straight games

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Re-Scheduled Games

The rain-out game from Sunday June 14th has been re-scheduled to Friday July 10th at 9:30pm (Lance will be the beer guy)

Our Game on Canada Day has been re-scheduled to Tuesday August 25th at 9:30pm (AL will be the beer guy)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Seven in a row!

It wasn't a great start for Storm as Bradley jumped out to a massive 12-1 lead after the first two innings.  It looked to be the end of the hot offensive bats as once through the order a ball barely made it out of the infield.

Storm started chipping back however.  In the 3rd inning the team got 5 runs and then another 4 runs in the fourth inning making it 12-10.  In the 5th inning the flood gates broke open.  A huge 12 run inning led by Al's 3 run bomb made it 22-13.  Another 6 in the next inning brought to you by Joey "pad the stats" Pilkey with a grand slam.  

That's a 27-1 run after being down going into the 3rd inning.

A great win as the team never lost their composure after being down early.  The bats were smart by hitting singles and waiting to use their homeruns in timely situations.  Al/Mike pitched well and the defence did their jobs well.

Notable offensive stats:
Joey: 5/5, 4 runs, 7 RBI and a grand slam (running out of superlatives)
Al: 4/5, 5 RBI's and a 3 run HR
Bob: 2/3, 2 BB's, 3 runs, 3 rbi's
Mike: 4/4, 3 runs, 3 rbi's

Final score 28-13

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Primetime matchup turns into a rout

It was an exciting matchup between two of the teams at the top of the Presidents division. 

Mike started the game off well for the Storm. Pitching with some great defence behind him he held the Falcons to only four runs after the first three innings.

The Storm bats on the other hand came alive early.  The first three batters got on base for Joey who deposited a pitch deep over the fence for a grand slam.

The bats only got hotter from there.  Storm scored in every inning and ended the night with 8 and 9 run innings.  Every player in the lineup scored at least one run.

Some notable boxscore stuffers:
Joey went 5/5, hit for the cycle and had 7 RBI's.
Al went 5/5 with a Grand Slam and 7 RBI's.
Greg with a no doubter 2 run shot and another hr that unfortunately didn't count.
Lance 4/5, a 3 run HR and 5 RBI's.
Duran 4/4 and 6 RBI's.
Kevin, Jeff and Brian all with 4 runs scored.

The team is now 9-1 and are rolling on a 6 game winning streak.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

The hitting continues

It was another big hitting night top to bottom as once again Storm piled on the runs early.

 After a 7 run first inning and adding 3 more in the second Joey decided this wasn't enough of a cushion. In what is quickly becoming a trend he refused to take his foot off the gas and smoked one over the right field wall to put the team up 13-1.

 The rest of the lineup hit well. Dave went 5/5 with 4 RBI's and Duran went 5/5 with 4 runs scored. 

The defence played great and Mike pitched a fantastic game with Al closing it out.

 Final: 26-10
 Storm now holds an 8-1 record with an eye popping +90 Run differential.
 Their 175 runs scored is ahead of the next best team by 45 runs.

Touch 'em all, Joe! ... You'll never hit a homerun that makes you look like more of a dick.

It was a not very close game against a short-handed Xtreme squad, but Joey did his best to make it memorable.

 With the score 21-2, Joey led off the 4th inning with a Han Solo moon shot off of the right field foul pole. The lengthy homerun trot (he claims because he wasn't sure if it was fair or foul) led to jeering from fans and players from both teams.

 Joey's next at bat came in the 5th inning. The score at the time was 24-5. The bases were loaded. Joey smashed an "accidental" grand slam past the track beyond the fence in right.

 Let's just say it was not well received.

Final score: Storm 28, Xtreme 6

 A post game comment from Joey: "I think I still have a chance to be league most sportsmanlike player this year."

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Starting a new winning streak!

It was a hot and muggy night and the scoring was a back and forth affair over the first few innings. The defence played tight and AL/Mike pitched well to hold down the Greenthumb bats. Bob broke it open in the 6th with a 3 run mammoth bomb to right field, leaving him with a 4/4 night and 5 RBI's. Joey went 3/3 with 3 RBI's, Brad went 3/3, and James had a bases clearing triple. The offense managed to score runs every inning of the game and was consistent once again top to bottom. Final score 18-13 and Storm now owns a 5-1 record.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Welcome to the team Brian!

Coming off a loss Storm looked to battle back and win the second game of their doubleheader. Xtreme came out swinging early, hitting two homeruns in the 2nd inning for a 7 run frame. It was a back and forth close game, tied up at 12 runs after five. Storm broke it open in the 6th scoring 12 runs. The highlight of the inning was Xtremes choice to walk Bob to load the bases and face Storm rookie Brian. Brian took a belt high pitch and hit a laser over the right field wall for a grand slam. The entire team hit well, with everyone scoring at least one run. Defence was tight and Al pitched very well. After 5 games Storm is now 4-1 and look to keep the momentum going with their next game Tuesday.

First loss of the year :(

It was a back and forth game and it just wasn't our night to come out on top. The defence was just a little off and the bats were finding all the other teams gloves. Duran hit two solo homeruns while the other team made theirs count with 3 run bombs. Highlights for the Storm include Joeys triple play, and Bob and Brian going 4/4. The team solemnly boarded the bus after the game to head for their road trip to face Xtreme.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Make it 3 in a row!

Everything was clicking tonight. The defence was strong and Mike pitched a great game. It was tight early on as Mayhem made it a close game but in the 4th inning Storm poured it on scoring an 11 run inning. The offense was led by Joey with 2 Hr's and 8 RBI's, a long HR by Bob, and Duran going 6/6. Top to bottom the team hit well and look to keep it rolling Sunday for their doubleheader. Final score 27-10.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Solid win puts Storm 2-0

Once again the bats top to bottom put up runs. Joey went 3/3 with two homeruns and 6 RBI's and Al hit a bomb of his own. Jeff and Bob also went 3/3 with 5 runs scored between them. The defence was a little shaky at times in the outfield but it was more than enough to hold on to the lead. 17-10 was the final score after another solid offensive inning in the 6th had to be reverted (Sorry James).

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Canceled Game is now rescheduled

Our Canceled game against Xtreme from opening night has now been recheduled. It will now be played on Friday May, 29th at 9:30pm on K1

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Storm is undefeated!!!

The first game of the season is in the books. After five innings the score was locked up at 7-7. Storm managed to get 8 runs in the next two innings to win the game 15-9. Tight defence in the late innings highlighted by Al's double play kept Greenthumb from mounting a comeback. The offense was led by Joey's homerun and Brad going 4/4. Top to bottom the team hit well and the defence looked to be in midseason form.

Monday, May 4, 2015

No Lights = No Game

Game one cancelled due to lack of Light. For whatever reason the town of Whitby never turned the power on to the lights. Therefore we were unable to play past two innings.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

New Mobile Website for the Storm !!!

Great News !!! I have created a new mobile site for the storm. You can do everything that you can on the full site, but not it's formated better for everyone with a smartphone. ( Sorry Bob you are out of luck, as you are stuck in 1995)

If you encounter any issues/problems let me know.

Storm Mobile Website -

Monday, April 27, 2015

We have a new Player for 2015

Lets give a big Storm Welcome to a former foe from the Coulas Bone Crushers. Brian McLean is the newest member of the Storm replacing the departing Aaron.  Aaron and his wife Tammy will be missed this year but keeping the Truck on the road and Aaron off the DL will be a welcomed change for the Mifsud family.

Friday, April 17, 2015

New Website Design

Well I had a few minutes earlier today, so I thought I would update the website, hope you like.