It was another beautiful Monday night in September when Good Wood played Pants Party. Yes that is their team name. Both teams came in undefeated, however Pants Party had one their two games by forfeit. Apparently there’s a team in our league that will forfeit a game to watch a 49ers Monday night football game. Winner would take a one game lead on the loser for first place in the division.
One word describes Good Wood’s hitting during the game: inconsistent. There were some good at bats throughout the game, but Good Wood couldn’t seem to get the big hits when runners were in scoring position. The batting order only went through two full times, which means that some players (Sherman, Kevin, Elias, and Alex) had only two at bats. Not every player struggled, as was shown by Andrew and TC who both had good games batting. TC hit a solo in the park home run in the last inning to give Good Wood some hope of a comeback. In the end however the bats did not so up.
Defensively it was the same old solid play from Good Wood except for one really bad inning of pitching from yours truly. Everyone show up defensively and made Pants Party really work for their runs. Dick, Jason, Joe, TC, and Alex all made plays that save runs. The game ended up coming down to poor pitching. For most the game I was solid, in fact for most the game I was doing a good job pitching. In one inning though I had trouble pitching strikes and walked a few batters. On top of that a couple of pitches had no arc and were immediately crushed by the opposing batters.
In the end Pants Party defeated Good Wood 10-3 in what was actually a very close game for the most part. The player of the game honors goes to TC whose home run was the offensive highlight of the night.