After playing a number of games with nine players instead of 10, Storm found themselves on the other end of the equation as Hanet was was short Hanet-ed, with only eight to start the game (a ninth would show up mid inning).
Storm thought the league was following t-ball rules the first two innings as they batted exactly through the batting order in each of the innings. Storm scored the max in both innings with only one home run smacked by the Palindrome. Storm took advantage of some inconsistent pitching as they walked a number of times as well as hitting a number of singles.
Storm slowed down slightly in the third, only scoring four, before going back to mercying Hanet in the fourth. They also scored six in the fifth, but Hanet also recorded three outs as it was an open inning. Hanet’s defence had something to prove in the sixth and they blanked Storm for the first time during the game.
Hanet was unable to generate much offence. They scored five in the third and three in the sixth, but it wasn’t nearly enough to keep pace with Storm.\
Hanet will surely put in a much stronger showing in the playoffs when they have their young core back from their various coaching engagements. They seem content to sit near the bottom of the standings and then cause chaos in the playoff rankings as they unseat much higher ranked teams and generally throw the playoff structure out of whack.
With two games left, Storm has clinched the second seed and still has hope of finishing first depending on the results of the final games of the season.