Round 2 Vs. the Dukes
Posted August 13, 2017
Round 2 saw us take on the young bucks in a hard hitting series. Here's how it shook down:
Game 1 Sully took to the bump and despite dotting 5 guys, was his usual solid playoff self earning his 8th playoff W. We pumped out 14 hits and played error free defence leading to a 6 inning 15-5 win. Several solid performers with Latos, Hutch, Wandy, Muge, CD & Campo all getting multi-hit games and Wandy & Hutch knocking in 3 runs each.
Game 2 the Dukes put the ball in play off Latos, and as usual, we turned a tight game into a not tight game with a huge error-filled inning. Steven deserved better, but we ended up on the wrong end of a 10-4 score. Havers pumped a couple rockets and Richie scored a couple times after logging great AB's.
Game 3 was an absolute shootout. Lead changes, teams matching score for score, it was a battle. Coop got the start, and gutted out 4 innings, giving way to Havers and then Jesse. Both teams hit bullets all over the yard and though we out hit them, we ended up dropping this one 12-10. Dubbsie, Willy & Hutch each had 3 hits. It sucks losing, but the Dukes were full value for the series win. Best of luck to them in the league finals.
Very proud of the boys, solid crew that is too much fun to hang out at the ballpark with.
Time to move forward, a week or two to heal the marraiges, relationships or whtever else...then moving towards next year begins.