Game #5

Date: October 31, 2002
Start: 9:15pm
End: 10:10pm
Where: Krieg Field #6
Opponents: Practical Jokers

We were the home team (meaning we batted second).

Outcome: LOSS
Final score: 11-10

Note: The game was played on Halloween night, and as a consequence, a lot of players were unable to make it. In fact, at game time the Weasels only had 9 players in their lineup, meaning they would have to take an automatic out when their 10th batting spot came up. To make matters worse, Neil forgot about the game and did not show up. Fortunately a guy named Hector from the previous game agreed to play for us until Neil showed up -- which turned out to be the entire game, because the Weasels just thought he was running late. At any rate, the Weasels began the game with only 9 players but with a desire to stop their season-long losing streak. The game was close for the entire time (and the Weasels got a boost when Avery, who had come to the game with Audrey, agreed to be their 10th player). However, despite a valiant attempt to rally at the end, the Weasels fell just one run short of victory. Although they lost, there were some highlights from the game. Cory volunteered to pitch, since both Neil and Eric were absent, and he did a good job of it. There were also a few excellent plays made. Steve fielded a ground ball in shallow left-center and made a hard, accurate throw to Audrey at first base to record a close out. Newton made a tough catch in shallow left and gunned a throw to second base to double off the baserunner. And in the final inning, Maria fielded a bunt in front of the plate and managed to throw out the runner at first base, which proved important when the next batter blasted a triple to right-center that surely would have scored any runners on base. Thanks very much to Maria, Steve, Hector, and Avery for subbing. Thanks to Rob for keeping score. And thanks to the regular Ice Weasels who managed to make it to the game despite the temptations of Halloween parties and other exciting activities.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
Practical Jokers 3 4 0 3 1 0 11
Ice Weasels 2 1 4 0 0 3 10

Batting lineup:

1: Newton, LF
2: Audrey, 1B
3: Cory, P
4: Brandy, 3B
5: Hector, SS
6: Maria, 2B/C*
7: Mitch, RF
8: Carrie, C/RCF*
9: Steve P, CF/LCF*
10: Avery, 2B*

* - For the first half of the game, Avery did not play. During that time, Maria played 2B, Carrie played C, Steve played CF, and an automatic out was taken when the 10th spot in the Weasels batting order came up. When Avery joined the game, she played 2B, Maria moved to C, Carrie moved to RCF, and Steve moved to LCF.


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

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