After several weeks of dealing with holiday schedules, the Rockets were able to field a team of 12 which was a luxury not encountered since early July.
Kelly’s Pub was Our Monday evening encounter, and it wound up showing the depth of this team.
Lady “Jukebox” Julia made her presence felt with two opposite field singles, a run scored and two driven in. DeSouza cashed in her most productive game in recent memory with two singles, a triple, two runs scored, and two driven in. Plenty of support as Purdon, Blainville, Fleming, Mamma, and Sakauye with two hits, backing an 18 hit on-slaught
The defence was mint! KD, at Rover, and Mittens at 2nd ran a clinic. They combined on 14 outs from their respective positions, as the fellow “D” allowed eight hits, all singles in a dominating performance.
Plays of Significance Offence: Julia’s singles in the 4th and 6th inning.Defense: KD’s nailing lead-off hitter at 1st KD’s double play ball in 2nd; Mitten’s five assistsSalut! Bonjour! Elvis has left the building! Rockets win 11-1
Game time: 65 minutes (Game began at 7:00pm)
Girlfriend(s) of the game: Julia and DeSouza Coach’s Corner:That whole bra malfunction during the middle innings-that works for me!
My life with DeSouza
“Hey DeSouza, great defence,”
“This next at bat is for you Jimmy,”
Mexico has freakish strength, as she cracks a deep triple to left field trotting to 3rd base!
“DeSouza, feel free to “do it again for your coach”-That works for me!”
We must appreciate what we have in Denise. She is a total team player, who gives her effort and encouragement each opportunity. A good friend of the league, she willingly stepped in last minute sparing for Topaze. Dee, wonderful gesture, but you are ours!
Our Thursday encounter against Delibee offered great defense, in what would become one of the best games in team history.
Our offense began with a whisper. We mustered three hits through the first four innings. Our defense was formidable as four hits through four innings produced no score.
DeSouza has freakish strength! After fouling off a series of pitches in the 5th, she hammered a triple to deep left making way to her coach at 3rd. Denise, ever the opportunist, laced a ball to Right field cashing in Mexico, gaining a 1-0 advantage.
Purdon tripled in the 6th. Blainville promptly singles to left staking the team to a 2-0 advantage.
That was all the defense needed as three hits allowed the last three innings.
Plays of significance:1st inning: A well-constructed 1-(Denise) 6-(Purdon) 3-(Mamma) double play to end the inning3rd inning: A 9 (Julia) -6 (Purdon, in full matrix) first out7th inning: Blainville produced the most effective play of the evening, and perhaps the year. We are nursing a 2-0 lead with two outs. One of the league’s most feared hitters smashes a ball to left. Blainville, cautiously, and quite brilliantly, plays it on several hops, holding it to a single. KD would follow-up with the game ending catch. Blainville is all about team, and is an honor to coach.
Salut! Bonjour! Elvis has left the building! Rockets win 2-0; Game time: 66 minutes; Girlfriend(s) of the game: The team Ladies, nobody lost this game. Pointe-Claire ladies softball league won
My life with Fleming (continued)
“Hey coach, put Purdon at SS, and leave Blainville in left. I will sit out this one,”
“Nope, follow the line-up,”
“Ok, you’re the coach, but I dunno,”
A beautiful backhand stab from Blainville, perfect strike to Mamma for a 6-3 out. A fly ball out to KD for the 2nd out After a single, a deep drive to left, which Fleming camps under for the final out! “I just adore this team!”
The road ahead has us in action with two late games Wednesday and Thursday. MIA Wednesday, KD and Sakauye, and Thursday, Sakauye. We welcome back Hattem from her journey in visiting Anne of Green Gables!
Rockets in the community
Mamma came up with this wonderful gesture of Cunningham hats. I can speak for Jim Beauchamp that your affection for the team is greatly appreciated. Please confirm with Helen what caps you would like as it takes 10 days to receive.
Sunday is Baie d’Urfe days
My little town offers up a parade, kid’s events, bbq, live music from Dusty Vinyl, who performed at our gala, plus fireworks. Everyone is welcome, and be happy to provide additional details
The Rocket bbq is eight days away
I spoke with GOD. He is very confident that 24 degree weather under sunshine will be the order of the day. I invite you to come early, and stay late. My home is your home.
A REMINDER TO ALL OF YOU TO REMIND ME!
You must hear the story of when Rob Reside met Sophia Loren on her movie set. It will make you pee yourself! Speaking of reminders, DeSouza wants everyone to clear their agendas for our final game August 21, as the plan is to head to Cunningham’s to say hello to Jim,
So there you have it, my Rockets, after 900 words, while other teams seem to be faltering, we are just getting started!
Til we meet again,
Have fun, stay young, drink lots of beer, and speak highly of me!