|May 7||Colt 45s||7||A||W. 20-17|
|May 14||Swingers||6||H||W. 25-5|
|June 11||Thunder IV||2||A||?|
|June 18||Base Invaders||4||A||?|
|June 25||Los Bandidos||3||A||?|
|July 2||Blue Jays||8||H||?|
All games at Parrs Wood
Our second league win was a much more straightforward affair than the first. The Swingers tried hard but didn't have a reliable pitcher and struggled in the field.
We took lots of walks, boosted a lot of batting averages and got better in the field as the game went on. Steve in particular did a lot of good work at 3rd and Mikala was as reliable as ever at 1st.
James was our Home Run hero, Sandra (5 for 5), Ed and Aiden (both 4 for 4) were all perfect at the plate with everyone else getting on base at least twice. It wasn't a game to live long in the memory but we did an efficient job and chalked up the win. Thanks to Jackie for helping out in our hour of need. Freeze should pose a much sterner challenge next week.
Our first league game as a team ended in a deserved victory over a spirited Colt 45s team that never went away. It was nip and tuck for the first 4 innings before an 8 run top of the 5th gave us a big lead that set up our win.
There were lots of good performances in the field. Oli was excellent at 3rd, Ed gave us some welcome experience at short stop, Lynsey put in a really promising performance on 2nd and Mikala was impressive at 1st. Steve made some nice plays in centre right and James made one really excellent catch of a line drive in left.
At the plate Oli was the OBP leader, going 6 for 6. Female leaders were Rachael and Mikala, each going 4 for 5. Home Run Hero was James who hit a screaming line drive to lead off the 5th.
Overall we produced a really impressive first performance and deserved our win. Special thanks to Jackie for coming along on her night off and scoring and being generally supportive.