Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2005 08:53:50 -0400 (EDT) From: Al Woodhull
Reply-To: Al Woodhull To: Dragons Softball Mailing List Subject: Dragons playoff final game The LSSE schedule had the Spare Parts listed as the visitors and the Dragons as the home team, which didn't make sense based on our standings in the league, although it might have been based on the Dragons 2-1 record vs the Parts. In any case, the Parts were not happy about this and challenged it; it didn't seem worth resisting, so we let them bat last. We got off to a good start, it was 1-1 after the first inning and both teams failed to score in the 2nd. The 3rd and 4th innings were the killers, the Spare Parts got 7, then 3 more and kept us from scoring. The Dragons tried a comeback in the 5th -- with two out, Natasha got a single, then got to second on my single, and at the top of the order Matt came up and brought us both home, a 3 run home run. Running the bases ahead of Matt definitely can cause shortness of breath for a while. We held the Parts scoreless through the bottom of the 5th, but they got two more in the sixth. At the top of the 7th it was Parts 13, Dragons 4. With one out Tom and Marcy singled, after another out Natasha had her second single of the game, what turned out to be our last RBI of the season. Final score 13-5. It was a good game against a better team, although not a team I find it particularly fun to play against. I got some satisfaction that this only evened our team competition at 2-2, even though it gave the Spare Parts the title. It's been a very good year for the Dragons, both in terms of competitiveness and just plain fun. Even though we lost the final we got the prize of the extra games in the playoffs. And we had one of the best turnouts ever in the post-game wrapup at Rafters.
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