After another cancelled game last week, the Rackballers were back on the softball field ready to play. This week’s game had the Rackballers facing off against the Mizfits. The Rackballers 15 man roster was cut down to 11 guys due to the fact that Logan and Sherman were out with injuries. The other member of Fantasy Champ missed the game for personal reasons and David missed the game because he had to work. There was a new guy named Dusty who was playing a fill in role for us.
As the visiting team the Rackballers got to bat first. Gene led off with an out, followed by me getting a single. Jack hit a fly ball into center field that was dropped which put me a second. I then “stole” third base with a passed ball. Eventually I got the Rackballers’ first run of the regular season! The Rackballers ended up with 2 runs in the top of the first. The Mizfits ended up countering with 2 runs in the bottom of the first. The next two innings went back in forth with not much offense but some really good defense by both teams. The Rackballers broke through the offensive wall with 3 more runs to push the game to a 5-2 lead heading into the bottom of the fifth inning. The Mizfits countered with 3 runs of their own to tie the game. Game tied with 10 minutes left on the clock going into the sixth inning. The Rackballers responded by tacking on 2 runs in the top of the inning. Unfortunately I was the last out. In the bottom of the next inning the Rackballers ended up starting to make mistakes that hadn’t been made all game. Cody ended up dropping a hard line drive to left field, which was a really hard catch to make. Anthony who hadn’t given up a stolen base all game ended up letting a pitch get passed him and a guy stole home. There was a couple of questionable calls from the umps in the bottom of the sixth that ended up helping the Mizfits. The game ended on a single to right field which sent a guy from second base home for the winning run. Final score Mizfits 8 Rackballers 7.
Is there such a thing as a good loss? I don’t necessarily believe so, but I do know that this Rackballer team is consistently getting better. The Rackballer MVP of this game is Jack who was solid in LCF all game and found his stroke at the plate. Next week’s game pits the Rackballers against the 1-1 Girth Attack.