Round 1 Vs the Guns
Posted August 1, 2017
Round one is in the books, we should have swept the gunz in this one, but some amazingly sh1tty play in the final 2 innings of game 2 gifted them a victory and forced a deciding third game. Here's the rundown.
Game 1 we faced their 5-0 undefeated lefty ace Adam Lentz. We countered with Big Game Sully, who as usual, showed up bigtime for this one. We cashed a run in the second on a Mudry double deep to the gap. Then, with 2 outs, CD, Kach and Beauds all got Knocks to push the score to 6-0. Muge with the big day at the dish with a couple big knocks. That would be all Sull would need as he was really good striking out 11 and controlling the game the rest of the way. 6-3 win.
Game 2 Latos went out and threw great, only to be undone by our shoddy defensive play. The boys pounded the ball off the Gunz #2 DJ Leiding and build a big 11-4 lead...then in the final 2 innings, we made 7 amazing errors to gift the gunz the lead and eventually the win, despite outhitting them 18-10. Quite frankly, this is what we deserved playing D like that, and Latos and Willy really deserved better from the boys in this one. Bader, Beauds, Hutch, Falcs, Muge, CD, Jose & Campo all with multi-hit games in this one. 12-11 loss, tough one.
Game 3 featured Havers taking the hill against perennial playoff performer Trev Ulmer. The gunz jumped out to an early 3-1 lead in the first, after Beauds started the scoring in the top half with a solo bomb. Two runs followed in the second to tie the score at 3 off a 2-out triple from Bader and a Beaudoin double off the wall. From here the flood gates opened as Beauds and Latos went MAMMO again, Latos' was a 440 footer way over the centre field wall, and Coop drove in 3 to push us to 13 runs and that was that. Beauds with a monster day with 2 bombs, a double and a single. Havers went out and gutted out a wicked effort on the hill for us tossing 5 strong, Kenny and Coop came in to slam the door and cement a 13-5 win moving the boys to the second round in a couple weeks.
Great couple days for the fellas, pitching was awesome, 39 hits through the 3 games, super pumped for round 2!