Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Know Mercy 2 has a bad inning, then pulls close

Know Mercy 2 fell vicitm to the one-bad-inning syndrome once more, but come back strongly to St. Matthew’s Monsters in a time-shortened game.

The team gave up 10 big runs in the first inning – not through errors or walks, but well-placed hits – but limited the monsters to just 4 more runs in the rest of the game.

Know Mercy bounced back with 4 runs in the first, and steadily chipped away at the Monster lead, but fell short, 14-11.

The top of the order was just stellar, with Mike Light, new friend Joel, returning Rob and Jamie all reaching base in every at-bat.

Each of the Steves -- Carins and Kutz – had a hit in two at-bats, and each made huge catches in centerfield.

Even the Chipper Skipper contributed a walk and a hit in his two trips to the plate.

The female part of the order showed some lumber, too. Kathy Breslin has found her stroke, getting on base three times, including a beautiful smash to right-center.

The magnificent Casey had two big hits, and Nikki ripped a hit and came around to score.

Cindy, fresh from her Parisian honeymoon, was her usual stead self behind the plate.

Next week: We finally have a 7 p.m. game against another lower-division team, and will be missing Nikki, and possibly Mike, whom we are keeping in our prayers.

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