Week 3 was action-packed as veteran teams started to shake of the rust and new teams started getting into the flow of the game. The threat of rain was unable to dampen neither the competitive spirits of the Golden State faithful, nor the consumption of spirits at Legionnaire. Let’s get to the game recaps:
Almost Cla$$y vs Pen 16 Club
Almost Classy v. Pen 16 was a tight and well fought battle the entire game. Cla$$y opened the scoring in the third by scoring the first run with well timed bunts and a couple of nicely placed line drives. Pen came back immediately and tied the score 1-1 in the bottom of the inning.
In the top of the sixth, Almost Cla$$y managed to plate another run and went ahead 2-1. In the bottom of the sixth inning P1C was not to be denied and plated the 2 winning runs taking advantage of some great defensive efforts by AC, that just didn’t work out. Final Score: 3-2 in favor of Pen 16.
Jon Snows vs Sacrifice Balls
The Jon Snows showed up ready to play after a disappointing loss and Sacrifice Balls came into this game on a high after winning a 19 point barn burner last week.
Much like last week’s game the runs came aplenty as The Crows scored 4 runs in the top of the first inning before SB’s defense could get warmed fully warmed up. The JS crew widened the gap with a league max 5 runs in the 2nd inning but SB was unwilling to let the pretty boys get too comfortable by plating 2 runs of their own in the bottom of the 2nd, making the score 9-2. After that, both defenses settled in and spectacular plays were made including a swinging strikeout pitched by Stretch (JS) in the bottom of the 3rd and running catch by Rice (SB) in the top of the 4th. The Snows plated one more run via small ball and a line drive before SB shut down the surge.
If you thought the action was over, you were wrong. Out of nowhere, the pitcher for Jon Snows kicked a 2-run homer the stretch the lead a bit further. But not to be outdone, Joe of Sacrified, after taking a big swing and a miss, blasted one to deep right-center for a 3-run homer.
As the runs rained in, so did the rain of the non-run type and the game was called at the top of the 6th inning with the Jon Snows ahead, 12-5. The two teams agreed to play out the last inning next week so you will all just have to wait till then to see what happens.
After The Game
Legionnaire Saloon was cranking like always and the flip cup table saw plenty of business once the players all figured out to head upstairs to the loft. With the local DJ downstairs rocking the Can I Kick It mid-week party, GSK members were able to rock the dance floor and keep the good vibes coming deep into the night.
Don’t forget that the good folks over at Spirit Sliders will be outside Legionnaire after every game, providing delicious food (with healthy options) so that you don’t even have to wonder where to get some good grub from. Please take advantage. You won’t be sorry.
Working It Out
Putting on this flip cup pounds? Not in the same tournament shape you used to be? If you are interested in personalized physical training program, feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org about it. We are working on a potential partnership with Emeryville’s own A-Team Athletics. If you are interested in an early morning session or evening class, please let us know as we are trying to negotiate a reduced rate.