Game #6

Date: September 4, 2008
Start: 8:20pm
End: 9:15pm
Where: Havins Field #2
Opponents: Hardhitters

We were the visiting team.

Outcome: WIN
Final score: 21-0

Notes: This was the first game in Ice Weasel history that the Weasels shut out their opponents. It was no mean feat and required several amazing defensive plays. Perhaps the biggest threat mounted by the Hardhitters was when they got runners to second and third with no outs. The next batter hit a sharp ground ball to Becky. She fielded the ball cleanly, held the runner on third, and then fired a strong but low throw over to first. As soon as she released the ball, the runner from third took off for home, and the runner on second headed for third. Carolyn handled the low throw at first, retiring the batter, and then made a perfect throw to Susan at home, who applied the tag on the runner from third. The next batter was retired, preserving the shutout. While this was the closest the other team came to scoring, there were numerous other impressive defensive plays. Susan made an excellent catch of a foul pop up. The ball was not hit very high, and was almost out of her reach, but she was able to lunge and get it. She also made a nice running catch of a pop up in front of her at second base, later in the game. Matt made a great running catch of a sinking line drive in left field, but the defensive star of the outfield was Greg. He made two or three tough catches on balls that were falling in fast in front of him, but his best play was a spectacular diving catch to begin the 5th inning. Of course, there were also offensive highlights. Newton hit an inside-the-park grand slam in the second inning. Greg hit a two-run inside-the-park home run and Mitch hit a 3-run inside-the-park home run, both in the third inning. And super sub Carolyn hit a triple in her first at bat of the game, in the second or third inning (memory fails the author). Thanks to Kelly and Greg for subbing. Special thanks to Carolyn for subbing in for Amanda when she got hurt.

  1 2 3 4 5 Total
Ice Weasels 0 10 8 1 2 21
Hardhitters 0 0 0 0 0 0

Batting lineup:

1: Newton, P
2: Becky, 3B
3: Matt, LF
4: Amanda/Carolyn*, 1B
5: Greg, LCF
6: Kelly, RF
7: Neil, SS
8: Carrie M, 2B/C**
9: Mitch, RCF
10: Susan, 2B/C**

* - During the top of the second inning, Amanda pulled her quad while running the bases. She stayed in the game long enough to score, but was then replaced by Carolyn for the rest of the game.

** - In the odd innings, Carrie M played 2B and Susan played C. In the even innings, this was reversed.

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
CF - Center Field
SF - Short Fielder
DH - Designated Hitter

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