The week that was had the team play their final two regular season games with back-to-back challenges against Yazoo. Monday’s game was an oddity as our normally reliable defense had an off-night. Allowing seven runs in the 2nd put the team in the early hole.
As has been the norm, this team fought back with six of our own in the 3rd. Dee, ever so steady, lead off with a single, Jukebox hit her first double. Sakauye, KD, Purdon, Blainville, and Mittens each with base hits narrowed the margin to a single run.
The ball was jumping, forcing tough plays the remainder of the game, fighting an uphill climb. Once again “HEART “showed up. Bottom of the 7th, down by nine. Mamma, Dee, Jukebox, Duke of Kent, Carolyn, and KD punched in with key hits scoring three. Two on with two out before our opponents put us down.
A little too much to overcome had us on the short end of a 15-9 final score.Game time: 81m Girlfriend of the game: Dee. 96 hours later, the rematch in the season finale, with the backdrop of a playoff atmosphere in the air.
After a slow start allowing four runs in the opening frame, the team began showing its teeth. Dee, once again led the offense with two hits. Blainville, Fleming, and Hattem showed loads of love with two hits.
The defense settled in, allowing one run the rest of the way, as the offense scoring single runs in innings 3 and 4, two in the 5th.
Another wonderfully played game had us on the short end of a 5-4 final. Game time: 63 minutes Girlfriend(s) of the game: All of you How close was this contest?10 hits for each team!
Rockets in the community
So the team invaded Cunningham’s after the game. What an invasion! On behalf of Jim Beauchamp, we very much appreciate your support. Who thought that Lisane could sing every tune imaginable, Mittens dancing the night away, DeSouza buying shots as if prohibition was around the corner; and finally, seeing Helen, and Julia turning into Thelma and Louise! Wow! What a night!
Your excellent play spotted us with the # 2 seed during the playoffs scheduled to start Wednesday/Thursday. Fleming, Purdon, please confirm. Please also confirm any MIA’s
Congratulations to all the Rockets who represented their respective teams in the Dorval ladies softball tournament. Windsor park spotted KD in Red Sox, Hattem, Fleming and Dee with BYOB, and Purdon with Blainville in Royal Blue. Life is a beautiful thing!
The Girlfriend of the game was inaugurated in 2007. Unlike the league MVP, this is focused on the lady who flies below the radar, gives her all, representing the real important characteristics of the game: Effort, energy, and her love of the Rockets.
The next is the “Sexiest play of the year”. The one play that you all talk about.
Please send me, PRIVATELY” for you GOG, and SPOY. I will be happy to provide three examples should you have lost track.