Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Know Mercy 2 falls to goon squad

OK, the Lena Lou/O’Brien’s Market/whoever-is-sponsoring-them-this-year team was not as loathsome as usual, but they beat the stuffing out of a short-staffed Know Mercy 2 team.

Playing again with just four females, KM2 scored five runs and showed some nice hitting and defense. But that wasn’t enough to stop the Goon Squad, prompting a mercy loss in the sixth inning.

Naturally, whenever the KM2 gang gets together, there are highlights to be shared.

Kathy Breslin is hitting the ball harder and harder, smashing her first hit. Kathy also is responsible for attracting a personal cheering section to each game!

Mike Gillis went three-for-three and threw his usual assortment of nasty junk at Goon batters, once again issuing no free passes.

Mike “The Professor” Light started the game with a triple and scored our first run. He ripped another hit in the sixth, and showed off his powerful arm in left field.

A Goon Squad outfielder didn’t show Casey Munger-Dunham the proper respect. Chump. Naturally, she drilled the ball over his head for a triple and came around to score.

Talk about dedication! Chad Zollman was ready to play in work clothes. Nearly the victim of a Goon Squad conspiracy to delay Rachel in traffic, he changed – don’t ask where – and joined the triple-and-run-scored club.

Nikki Ferguson slapped a hit and made her usual assortment of fine throws across the diamond.

Some Goon Squader was swinging for the fence, and made the mistake of trying to clear Steve Carins. Not gonna happen. Steve made a spectacular catch.

It’s all coming back to Rachel Zollman, who is starting to hit the ball with authority. She scored her first run of the season.

Steve Kutz is getting better and better, ripping a drive for a hit in two at-bats.

Chipper Skipper did not get another massive bruise, which is about the best you can say about his performance.

Two items of good news. First, we’re done with the tough part of the schedule, and now can focus on some lower-division teams.

Second, we finally have a 7 p.m. game, which should make it easier for all!

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