Summer schedules played havoc with our line-up this week as the mettle of this team was confirmed with games against Wild Willy’s and Yazoo.
Denise is quite the leader, and was poised to show her all-around game Monday night. A double, a triple, a single, and a run scored powered the offense. Fleming, and Lisane each had a trio of hits, while KD, Mexico, Hattem, Duke of Kent, and Sakauye contributed multiple hit games, supporting a 21 hit attack.
A patchwork defense was made, and what a display it was to be. Fleming, confidence blooming, playing shortstop, Duke of Kent cherishing catching the entire game, Chrenowski coming off two weeks activity, performed admirably at 1st base. It was something special.
The bats came alive by scoring 10 runs the first three innings. The quality of our opponent was to be applauded as they narrowly nip us in the bud in an 11-10 loss.
How tight was this game? A hit apart between the two squads.
Game time: 74 minutes
Girlfriend of the game: Denise
Our game against Yazoo featured the return of Jukebox Julia from her European adventure.
KD announced her boredom on a pre-game text, and was she ready to play! She was the catalyst on offence with four singles, and a run scored. DeSouza, and Hattem contributed a trio of singles, four runs scored, and a run cashed in. Multiple hit performances from Fleming, Mittens, Dee, and Mamma were all part of a well balanced attack.
Our loveable picker, Fatima, may be small in stature, but plays a GIANT of a game! Quatro was in on nine put-outs including a heads-up 4-3 Double-play polishing off the 2nd inning.
This contest featured pristine defensive decisions; Hattem’s F9 in the 3rd thwarting a run. Back-back 1 (Dee) – 2 (Duke of Kent) DOA’s in the 4th preserving the mark; and KD floating at Rover clutching two key catches in the 5th.
This see-saw battle had everything you love about playing ball. Offence, Defense, Great plays, and hiccups, engaging players from both sides.
How close was this game? I am glad you asked! 20 hits from both teams. Softball doesn’t know who is supposed to win, and it came down to a single hit in determining the outcome.
We go down 9-7 in a very inspirational effort.
Game time: 70 minutes
Girlfriend of the game: KD
DeSouza has freakish strength! She grabbed Monster, full of empties, with the greatest of ease, in depositing him in the back seat of my car.
Your energy this week ranked as two of the most inspiring in our 545 game history. This symbol is the main reason why other teams look up your collective determination. I have no idea what I did to deserve this squad, but let’s keep having “way to much fun,”
The tale of the Cap
“So, what’s this Red Cap, Black Cap thing all about,” Well I am glad you asked, so let’s go down memory lane, shall we?
Picture this! It’s the summer of 2007; the team invests in black and red caps for the season. Finally, a method to illustrate, visually, home and away games. This idea was taken and has been done uninterrupted until this day……when
My Life with Hattem hits Monday evening
“Coach, you are wearing black, um, why, um wait, because we are HOME,”
The attached photographs will illuminate my silly concept.
Rockets in the community
Summer fun is all upon us, and here are upcoming events to fill those miniscule spots in your schedule.
July 25: 40 km bike ride from Baie d’Urfe, around Quinn Farm commencing at 2pm
August 1: Pig Roast a la Mischoui LIVE at Royal Canadian Legion Dorval.
August 2: Classic car show from Fritz Farm, Baie d’Urfe
August 9: Baie d’Urfe days, kids activities including parade, air bounce, bbq, and live performance from Dusty Vinyl.
August 15: Rocket bbq welcomes Wicac volunteers
I wonder what other coaches are doing in creating such excessive happiness.
Til we meet again,
Have fun, stay young, drink lots of beer, and speak highly of me!