Tuesday night Mens Softball League Action at St Augustine Treaty Park. The Standings, posted 20 May, indicated that the
Screwballs were fighting to stay in Playoff contention and needed a win in the worst way. Dicks Wings however was to far off
the mark to make the season ending Tournment where only the top six teams advance.
However it was Dick's Wings that
opened the game fast. Dick's Pitcher (Brian) Blasted a 3-run homer in the First inning as Dick's scored 6 runs to begin a
6-1 first inning lead. Later Dick's leftfielder (Joe) banged out a three run Triple as Dicks built up a 17-3 lead. Joe would
end up with 5 hits on the night.
But the Screwballs were not giving up. Screwball slugger (Justin) blasted his 2nd
homer of the night (a 3-run blast) and cut the lead to 17-7. Meanwhile the Screwball defense lead by 3rd baseman (Ismael)
began to shut the Dick's Wings offense down.
Daniel and Jared both hit Homeruns in the Screwball fourth Inning and
in the Fifth inning the Screwballs batted around. Justin and Jared had big extra base hits in that inning while Alvin and
Alex added timely two out hits to cut Dick's lead to 19-15.
Dicks lead was 21-18 as the game moved into the 7th and
final inning. Dick's 1st baseman (Dean) was able to drive in a run to make it 22-18 as the Screwballs came to bat in the bottom
of the 7th. Justin and Jared both banged out singles into Left. Sidney lined an RBI hit to center and with none out the Screwballs
were looking at 22-19 with the tying run at the plate and no one out. A grounder to third forced an out and then a flyout
brought Ismael up. Ismael hit a short popfly that dropped in for a hit scoring one run and then Screwball baserunner Alvin
broke for home and scored with a headfirst slide. When the dust cleared it was 22-21 with Ismael at 2nd with the tying run.
But Dick's pitcher Brian was able to force the next Screwballs batter to reach for a pitch and got him to harmlessly
pop to the catcher to end the game.