Game #10

Date: Jan 31, 2002
Start: 8:45pm
End: 9:30pm
Where: Krieg Field #9
Opponents: Crestview Home Repair

We were the visiting team (meaning we batted first).

Outcome: WIN
Final score: 25-21

Note: Crestview Home Repair was only playing with 9 players, so they had to take an automatic out when their nonexistent 10th batter came to the plate, and they had only three outfielders. Despite this, the game was close. It was an example of the Ice Weasels not playing especially well, but playing well enough. Both pitchers had trouble throwing strikes. In the beginning of the game, this led to a lot of walks. Toward the end of the game, most batters chose to swing rather than take walks. There were defensive errors on both teams, as well as some bad throws. Crestview was hurt more than once by misthrows to third base. The ball got past the third baseman, and ended up in a mudpit over by the dugout. By the time the third baseman recovered the ball, the runners had advanced a base or two. The mud pit never worked against the Weasels, fortunately. The Weasels learned of a new rule in this game, however. One of Crestview's batters had an unusual batting stance, which looked as though he wasn't fully in the batter's box. Neil was about to pitch to this guy, thought the batter wasn't ready, so he did not release his pitch (although he brought his arm forward from behind his back). This was declared an illegal pitch, and the batter walked. The offensive highlights of the game were a triple and a grand slam by Cory. The most impressive defensive play of the game came when Matt was chasing a pop fly into shallow right field. It was a tough play, and it went off his glove. The runner was on his way to second base. Matt gunned the ball directly to Cory, who applied the tag just in time to the sliding baserunner. Nathan and Susanna made some nice catches in the outfield. The Weasels made their share of defensive blunders, and in the end were just able to hang on to the win (assuring them 4th place for the season).

  1 2 3 4 5 6   Total
Ice Weasels 11 9 1 2 2 0   25
Crestview Home Repair 5 1 1 3 8 3   21

Batting lineup:

1: Neil, P
2: Susanna, RF
3: Cory, SS
4: Beth, LF
5: Matt, 1B
6: Tammy, 2B
7: Nathan, RCF
8: Pam C, 3B
9: Newton, LCF
10: Christine, C
11: Mitch, DH
12: Carrie, DH


P - Pitcher
1B - First Base
2B - Second Base
3B - Third Base
SS - Shortstop
C - Catcher
LF - Left Field
LCF - Left Center Field
RCF - Right Center Field
RF - Right Field
DH - Designated Hitter

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