July 2005


26 Jul 2005 08:35 am

bruce

We got handed our first double loss. This whole season we have gone without loseing two games in a row .. let alone loseing to the same team twice up until this past Saturday. We played the first place team who’s record was 15-1 and now 17-1 after our two games. We have dropped back to 18-4 which lands us in third place in the standings and unsure if we are going to make playoffs. We have 3 more double headers left to decide our fate of the season. One more game against the first place Undertakers and one more game against the second place Jay Hawks .. both MUST WIN games for us. Over the next three weeks are our games and seriously there going to be the longest 3 weeks ever. Constant checking of the standings and results of the top two teams in the league. It’s really upsetting to now have to tight-rope walk our way into the playoffs since we have dominated every team we played, exception Undertakers.

Well time for me to talk about the game. Before anything got started I took a physical inventory of the Undertakers .. most of them seem’d to be in there 30′s and physically fit .. so right off the bat I knew they weren’t going to lay down and let us take two games away from them. I believe we got to bat first and only 4 batters stepped up by the end of the inning .. and produced nothing. They got up .. first guy hits a home run in the gap. That set the tempo for them. Hardly no mistakes feilding on either team .. but they edged us out in the top of the 7th to win game one.

The second game was just as close. We were leading going into the top of the 7th with them at bat. The lead off hitter for there team had 2 people on base and they were down 1 with 1 out. Guess what .. he hits a home run in the gap in center feild to put them up by 2. After that another batter got a hit driving in another guy, so they were up by 3 going into the bottom of the 7th with the middle of our order due up. First guy gets up and pops out .. second guy gets up and is another out .. then heller and anthony get on due to great clutch hits to bring up Ryan. Ryan gets up and has been hitting good all season with me due up next. Ryan takes pitch one .. strike .. the next pitch .. pop out to short and game over. Two loses chalked up for the Dirty Dalerz.

The loses we had earlier in the season are coming back to bite us in the asses big time now. Possibly taking ourselves right out of the playoffs. I’m coming with a different approach .. I really think we can win every game from here on in .. we played to many weak teams then come up to the hard teams only to not be in a competative mentallity .. now that we have a tuff end of the season the bar gets raised and we have our eye on the prize so YES, I do think its possible to make the playoffs .. Undertakers .. you might of taken 2 from us .. but don’t worry .. you’ll get yours BRUUUUUCE !!

23 Jul 2005 04:20 am

undertaker

I’m not speaking for everyone here .. but .. I’m a lil anxious about tomorrow. Were playing the second place team in our league basically for first place. We play them twice, which is basically like the Yankees end of there season when they play the Red Sox for the last 3 games of there season which is basically going to decide wether or not we get first place. Going into this Game we know nothing about them .. we don’t know if they blew every team out they played or they have just be skateing by .. last game put us up a notch in confidence .. hopefully we can carry it over to this next game .. We will.

09 Jul 2005 04:39 am

the natural

Every team has an “ACE,” a guy they rely on to go out on the mound with everyone confident in that particular someone. With a knuckler like WAKEFIELD and the inside pitch like CLEMENS we undoubtley rely on the best pitcher in our league Matt “POPS” Beriloff.

We all agree the most important person on the field is the pitcher with expierence at every game as all of us learned last year. With POPS showing up regulaly to everygame our record has improved dramatically and even helped everyones confidence at the plate. Instead of going to the plate down 7-0 we are coming to the plate this year up on most teams and running up the scores most the time.

Pops stats as a pitcher this year are mindboggling he has won every start he has made until yesterday July 7th, when his hitters let him down in a 6-4 disappointing loss to the Sidewinders. His record is 11-1 on the year with a modestly low ERA in softball standards of 6.5 runs per game which is off the charts. On top of that he has a hand full of strikeouts to go with the low ERA and has ended three games with a strikeout.

As a hitter he is our catalyst of our lineup batting leadoff and setting the tone for the sluggers behind him. Hes hitting 500. on the season to go along with 7 doubles and 13 rbis. It seems like evertime you see him hes on base.
On of the most critical components on our team he is the veteran we all look for, for advice and wisdom. Hes been around the game the most out of all of us and is very much still on his game.

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