The week that was saw the return of Hattem from the East coast as we battled Topaze and Wild Willy’s.
Fatima has really stepped up her game in recent weeks. She led the charges with a two hit performance with a run scored. Blainville’s bat was on fire with three singles, and a run scored. Multiple hit games from DeSouza, Duke of Kent, and Jukebox Julia part of a 13 hit package.
Mittens showcased her defensive skills as she was involved in 10 putouts. In fact, this game belongs in the history books as the entire infield were responsible for 21 outs. Two throws from Hattem were the only touches the outfield would receive.
Softball is a game within a game. Stats mentioned would lead the reader to the conclusion that this was a white-wash. Our opponents were right there with us, collecting 11 hits, and playing sound defense.
Your focus was the difference in another well played effort.
Salut! Bonjour! Elvis has left the building!
Rockets win 6-4
Game time: 69 minutes ( )
Girlfriend of the game: Mittens
Our next challenge came from front running Wild Willy’s.We must admire the determination exhibited from Jukebox. Always practicing, always asking questions, always getting better.
Two solid opposite field singles driving in two runs provided the spark. Riding shotgun: Blainville, DeSouza, Hattem, Mamma, and Duke of Kent all with several hits backing a 19 winners.
KD is a game changer. Her speed, her arm strength, her attitude garnishes success. A 10-4 play in the 1st, her hustle in the 4th holding the runner at 2nd, and three routine outs. She is the perfect complement for Denise, spelling our Pitcher from time to time.
A wonderfully played game has The Rockets back on top!Salut! Bonjour! Elvis has left the building! Rockets win 9-4 Game time: 65 minutes Girlfriend of the game: Julia
Many people during this campaign have asked me why My Rockets are where they are. Three distinct plays from this game sums it up.
3rd inning: KD is pitching. Hit shoots off her glove, she tracks it down running towards 2nd, never giving up, and back hands toss to Stacey for the out.
6th inning: Duke of Kent on 1st. Hustles to left field, then back to 2nd sliding under tag. Next hit, Duke of Kent, hat in hand slides under tag.
“Sorry coach, it’s not purdy, but I am trying,”…..Stacey, you are very pretty, and your effort is infectious, and appreciated.
7th inning: Our opponents are making noise. Purdon getting blasted as eight hitters were brought up, seven directed their attack at SS. She is falling, blocking, charging, throwing, she is COMPETING! Directly responsible for preserving our advantage.
Inspiration, with the above examples cannot be taught. It is a reflection of your beauty, and a great teacher for the league.
Oh what a night! The annual Rocket bbq was a smashing success! A simple thank-you to Rob doesn’t quite cut it. His friendship, culinary expertise, in smoking the birds is something to experience. He does it with kindness, and affection for our team, and a main ingredient which sets our team apart.
Ladies, I take this opportunity in thanking you for allowing me to show a glimpse of my private life. It is a rare occasion in the calendar year, and your presence greatly appreciated. I cannot emphasis enough that my home is your home!
The road ahead has us with our last two regular season games Monday and Friday, early game starts. A full squad tomorrow, and Sakauye MIA Friday?
Til we meet again,
Have fun, stay young, drink lots of beer, and speak highly of me!