Game #3

Date: May 22, 2003
Start: 7:25pm
End: 8:20pm
Where: Havins Field #1
Opponents: The Baby Ruths

We were the home team.

Outcome: WIN
Final score: 20-18
See pics from the game

Note: The game was close for the first half, but in the second half the Weasels pulled ahead with a commanding 18-7 lead. However, after an inning of timely hitting by the opponents and defensive blunders by the Weasels, the Baby Ruths tied the game at 18-18. Time was almost out, and the Weasels came up to bat. Azzy popped out to the pitcher, and then Matt doubled. Laurie singled and advanced Matt to third base (who slid safely under a tag). Eric lifted a ball to deep LCF, scoring both Laurie and Matt, winning the game for the Weasels (since time had expired). The Weasels had no defensive stars of the game -- there were some nice plays made, but most players also made some mistakes. Once again, though, the Weasels were extremely aggressive on offense. Eric got two in-the-park homeruns (and his last hit probably would have also been one, if he had wanted), Matt got one in-the-park homerun, and Azzy got an in-the-park grand slam (a line drive over the left fielder's head that went all the way to the fence). Newton, Azzy, Matt, Laurie, and Eric were all hitting the ball very well, making for a very potent Weasel lineup. Apart from the defensive woes in the top of the final inning, the Weasels played an excellent game. Great job! Thanks to Rob for taking pictures.

Batting lineup:

1: Newton, LCF/LF***
2: Azzy, 3B/RCF****
3: Matt, RF/RCF/SS**,****
4: Laurie, 2B/C*
5: Eric, P
6: Brandy, 1B
7: John, SS/3B****
8: Carrie, RCF/RF**
9: Mitch, LF/LCF***
10: Susan, C/2B*

* - Laurie and Susan played the first half of the game at 2B and C respectively, and switched for the second half of the game.

** - For the first inning, Matt played RF and Carrie played RCF. After the first inning, they switched and played in this new configuration until late in the game (see note ****).

*** - The game began with Mitch in LF and Newton in LCF. Early in the game they traded places, and remained in their new places for the rest of the game.

**** - During the top half of the final inning, Matt moved from RCF to SS, John moved from SS to 3B, and Azzy moved from 3B to RCF.

Abbreviations:

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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