Game #2

Date: 2/22/01
Start: 7:25pm
End: 8:20pm
Where: Krieg Field #3
Opponents: Shoal Creek Catfish

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

Outcome: WIN
Final score: 12-9

Note: The Shoal Creek Catfish did not have enough players, and were going to have to forfeit. They needed another male and another female just to get 9 players. They found a guy willing to play for them, but they still were short a girl. Not wanting two consecutive forfeits, we decided to give them a player. Brandy generously volunteered to go play for them, and much as Carrie did for the Stingers last season, she played quite well for them. Since each team now only had 9 players, we each had only 3 outfielders and took an automatic out in the 10th batting position. The game was fairly close, although not quite the nail-biters that our last few games have been. Pete and Craig, friends of Cory who agreed to sub on our team, played excellent games. Amy's pitching was superb, and Nathan hit a home run that is unfortunately counted as an out in our league. This game featured one of the most bizarre plays in Ice Weasel history, and that's no small claim. Carrie was up to bat, there were two outs, with a runner on first (Nathan, I think) and Amy on third. Carrie popped the ball up about half way up the third base line. It probably would have landed foul or rolled foul, but the pitcher ran and tried to catch it. He hit it with his glove but failed to catch it, and it rolled away from him (into foul territory). The umpire pointed toward fair territory, indicating that it was now a fair ball (which is the correct call). Amy, the only quick thinker among us it seems, sprinted home and scored easily, as the pitcher just walked back to the rubber with the ball. Nobody else seemed to really pay much attention, and Carrie returned to the dugout. The umpire said nothing as Matt stepped up to the plate and received a pitch (a ball). Then Amy asked the umpire how many outs we had, since we previously had 2 outs, and Carrie was now back in the dugout. Confusion ensued, and eventually it was decided that Matt should never have come to bat (again, the correct call, because as soon as Carrie returned to the dugout, she was out). The umpire didn't really seem to know how to call it, though, so there was chaos for a moment. But, we cannot fault the umpires very much, because they had already called the game a forfeit when I told them we'd be willing to give the other team a female player. Last week, even though the umpires hadn't even left the field yet, they refused to rescind their decision when we volunteered to lend the opponents a player. This week, the umpires were well off the field, and yet they graciously agreed to come back and umpire the game. After the game, Brandy was awarded the Fall 2000 season trophy, as she was voted season MVP.

Batting lineup:

1: Newton, LF
2: Amy, P
3: Pete/Craig, SS*
4: Cyndi, 3B
5: Nathan, CF
6: Carrie, C
7: Matt, 2B
8: Aimee, 1B
9: Mitch, RF
10: (automatic out)

* - Both Pete and Craig showed up for the game because we had planned on having a 12 person lineup. Then Nell wasn't able to make it, and we had to lend Brandy to the opposition. As a result, we had to take one male out of our lineup. Since everyone else was a paying player, Pete played the first half of the game, and Craig played the second half.


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

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