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With only one game left in the Spring 2016 Oakland season, it meant all of the difference for the mid to lower seeds.  With a win by either Saved By the Ball or Kicker in the Rye would give them the 6th seed and the lowest seed would finish no worse than 8th.

In the top of the first, Saved by The Ball picked up three straight singles to pick up the first run of the game. They had a chance for more, but the Rye defense held strong. In the bottom of the first, Rye responded by finding grass using doubles and singles to plate three runs and take a 3-1 lead. After a scoreless second, Kicker in the Rye would add two more to their lead with more singles in the third. Kicker in the Rye extended their lead to 6-2 with another run in the fourth. Meanwhile, Saved by the Ball had a couple of threats in the third and fourth, but were unable to plate a run. In the fifth, Saved By the Ball finally got back to scoring on three two out singles to cut the Kicker in the Rye lead to 6-2, however Kicker in the Rye got the run right back on three two out singles.  In the top of the sixth, Saved By the Ball kicked a double, but got nothing more as Kicker in the Rye won the game and secured the 6th seed with a 7-2 victory.  With the loss Saved By the Ball secures the 8th seed.

Bar Report

With the Warriors playing and pizza promised, kickballers came to the bar Thursday night. With only one real game happening at the field, the scene was lighter than usual. There was no flip cup, but plenty of schmoozing, pizza enjoying, and drinking.

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With the last full week of games this week, teams are solidifying their playoff position for the tournament. Let’s get to the recaps to see if your favorite team won on this night at Mosswood Park in Oakland.

Green Grenades defense takes down Welcome to Death Row, 8-1

Two teams coming off disappointing week 8 games trying to rectify the ship to Week 9. Green Grenades look to try to grab the #1 seed in the playoffs with a little help and Welcome to Death Row looking to improve their seeding. In the top of the first inning, Death Row looked great on defense getting the Grenades first 2 kickers out. With a stacked lineup, Grenades rallied back with 4 straight multi-base hits to get 3. Death Row came back with getting their first batter on and sacrificing them in. 3-1 Grenades. The next 3 innings were a defensive stalemate with both defenses stepping up. Green Grenades blew the game open in the top of the 5th with 8 singles that that Fiveburgered Death Row.  That was the knockout punch for the Grenades. Final Score: Green Grenades – 8, Welcome To Death Row – 1  With the victory, Green Grenades can finish no worse than the second seed pending the second game of the doubleheader for Flipadelphia. Welcome to Death Row secures the 5th seed for the tournament.

Massage My Liver downs Kick It and Quit It, 5-1

Massage My Liver and Kick It and Quit It played a quick game, with many three up three down innings. In the top of the first, Massage My Liver took the lead 1-0 on a solo homer. In the top of the second MML extended their lead to 3-0 on an RBI triple. The runner got greedy and tried to score on the play, however, KIQI had a great relay to nail the runner at home plate. Using the momentum from their defensive effort, Kick It and Quit It parlayed it into a two out run scoring double down the right field line.  ith a chance to tie it with runners on second and third, KIQI was unable to get the two out hit to tie. Massage My Liver added a pair of insurance runs in the bottom of the 4th and secured the 5-1 win. With the victory, Massage My Liver secures the third seed for the tournament and Kick It and Quit It could finish as high as the 9th seed

Flipadelphia walks over Just Kickin’ It, 5-0.

Just Kickin’ It decided to go to the bar early this week and Flipadelphia walked over with the win.  Flipadelphia plays Saved By the Ball in their second game of their doubleheader, while Just Kickin’ It secures the 11th seed for the tournament.

Pitches and Bunts defeats Almost Classy 13-12 in a high scoring affair

Two veteran teams in Almost Classy and Pitches and Bunts traded blow for blow in this high scoring affair. The kicking was on point for both teams with so many kicks finding the green grass.  Pitches and Bunts took a 5-1 lead after one and after a scoreless second ironically, both teams picked up the maximum five runs in the third. Classy responded with a run in the fourth and PAB responded with three runs to extend their lead to 13-7. Due to length, the game was shortened to 5 innings and with Classy down to their last at kick, they began their comeback. Almost Classy quickly loaded the bases with none out. A few singles and a sacrifice fly later, the PAB lead was cut to one with just one out and the tying run on second base. A line shot to second base was caught and then the fielder tagged second to get the game ending double play. With the win, Pitches and Bunts could finish as high as the 6th seed, while Almost Classy secures the 10th seed in the tournament

Blue Balls Walks off Kicker In the Rye, 2-1

Kicker in the Rye and Blue Balls staged a defensive struggle for the ages, with both offenses playing well but the defenses playing even better. The game was low scoring with runs at a premium, with pitching and defense on both sides dictating play. Base runners were scarce, and those that got on were erased by great double plays or throws to third by both sides. The game was scoreless until the top of the 6th, when KIR used small ball and experience to push across the game’s first run. BB responded in the bottom of the inning by loading the bases with 2 outs. It looked like KIR would escape with the win, but an infield popup was dropped and the tying run scored. Both teams were having too much fun to stop at 6 innings, so to extras they went. Kickers were unable to dent the plate in the top of the 7th, but BB loaded the bases in the bottom of the frame, and a line shot just inside the 1st base cone ended the game with a 2-1 BB win. With the win, Blue Balls secures the 4th seed for the tournament, while Kicker In the Rye could finish as highest as the 6th seed with a win against Saved by the Ball in Week 10.

Flipadelphia takes down Saved by the Ball 4-1

Saved by the Ball struck in the 1st with some solid singles and quick baserunning.  A close play at the plate incorporated by a ball between the legs on a split jump scored the run. Flipadelphia evened the playing field in bottom of 1st with a speedy run scoring the leadoff hitter from 1st base. Some solid defense from both teams went down in the 2nd inning. Flipadelphia scored again in the 3rd of a laser single with 2 outs left. Saved by the Ball threatened again in the 3rd but was unable to get a run across. Flippers scored again in the 4th after multiple bunts and singles.  A close sliding play at 3rd ended the inning by the runner getting hit in the head with the while sliding which is an out. The runner also contacted his foot with the 3rd baseman causing a minor ankle injury. Hands were shaken and game continued as the sun set.  Flipadelphia plated one more in the 5th after loading the bases with 2 outs.  Saved by the Ball threatened to score in the 6th with a leadoff double, however were unable to get the run across.  With the win, Flipadelphia secures the top seed in the tournament, while Saved by the Ball has a chance to get the 6th seed with a win against Kicker In the Rye in Week 10.

Bar Report
With the lights staying on until almost 10 o’clock, people didn’t arrive at the bar until a little bit later.  Flip cup was rowdy and happening in the back and dancing and celebrating Stretch’s birthday commenced in the front.

Week 9

On Tuesday’s, we take the time to spotlight whose balls shined brighter than most, that week. Throw on some shades as we introduce you to our Golden Ballers of the Week.

Name: Dianah

Team: Massage My Liver

Position on the Field: Shortstop…because I’m short

Favorite Elementary School Subject: Lunch

Bar Drink of Choice: Vodka

How long have you been playing kickball? 8 years

Why did you join kickball? To get drunk

Favorite part of kickball? Winning and yelling “Eat Shit Trent”

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Name: Chris

Team: Flipadelphia

Position on the Field: 3rd

Favorite Elementary School Subject: Math

Bar Drink of Choice: Whiskey Sour

How long have you been playing kickball? 3rd Season

Why did you join kickball? Jason Dolan saw my talent

Favorite part of kickball? Stopping everyone who bunts.  Social component is cool as well!

GOLDEN RULE OF THE WEEK

Rules are rules and every sport has ‘em.  This week we look at ejections, which we hope never happens in our leagues.  Brush up on further rulebook knowledge here to make Golden State Kickball a fun time for everyone!

2.5 Ejection

2.5.1 If ejected from a game by the Referee, a player is removed from the kicking order and may not take the field on defense

2.5.2 If losing an ejected player causes a team to fall below the minimum number of total players or females, the affected team will forfeit the game

2.5.3 An ejected player may suffer additional penalties as deemed by the league commissioner

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With just a full week left of full games left before the tournament, teams are battling for playoff seeding.  Four teams had a shot of getting the top seed in the playoffs.  Let’s check out the recaps from the games from Mosswood Park in Oakland on Thursday.

Pitches and Bunts downs Kick It and Quit It, 10-4

Pitches and Bunts and Kick It and Quit It put on an offensive display early and it kept on going for one team throughout the game. In the top of the first Pitches and Bunts took the lead early with a solo homer. Kick It and Quit It responded back with a single run of their own on three singles. In the top of the second, Pitches and Bunts found alot of grass to plate three runs.  ick It and Quit It once again scored on three straight singles. PAB kept on their kicking shoes and scored 6 runs in the next 4 innings in a variety of ways. KIQI fought back with a pair of runs in the bottom of the 6th, but could not overcome the large deficit. In Week 9, Pitches and Bunts looks to defeat Almost Classy, while Kick It and Quit It looks to bounce back in their second game of the doubleheader against Kicker in the Rye.

Blue Balls defeats Just Kickin’ It, 2-0

In a defensive battle where runs were at a premium, Blue Balls downed Just Kickin’ It, 2-0. In the top of the first, Blue Balls got a triple and a sacrifice fly to plate a run. Just Kickin’ It lead off the second inning with a double, but were unable to pickup the big kick they needed to score. In the fourth, Blue Balls used the same recipe in the first inning with a triple and a sac fly. Just Kickin’ It had a chance in the sixth inning getting the tying run on base, but were unable to get the run across.  In Week 9, Blue Balls looks to take down Kicker in the Rye, while Just Kickin’ It looks to beat Flipadelphia.

Green Grenades and Massage My Liver settle for 2-2 tie

The battle for the top seeds between Green Grenades and Massage My Liver was as good as advertised with defense and very little offense. Massage My Livers best chance to score early on was in the top of the first when they had runners on first and second with one out, but were unable to dent the scoreboard. Green Grenades used this momentum to parlay a pair of runs in the second using small ball and productive outs via the sacrifice. After that, the defenses took over and there were a myriad of three up, three down innings, which included some sparkling pitching by both teams pitchers. Down to their last shot In the top half of the sixth, Massage My Liver finally got the big kick that they needed. With one out, the Livers had the tying runs on second and third.  A sacrifice fly cut Grenades lead to 2-1. The next kicker then kicked a double down the right field line to tie the game at 2.  In the bottom of the sixth, Grenades put a runner on first with a two out single, but nothing more and the game ended in a 2-2 tie. In Week 9, Green Grenades looks to defeat Welcome to Death Row, while Massage My Liver looks to down Kick It and Quit It.

Flipadelphia too classy from Almost Classy, wins 8-1

In a battle between veteran teams going in different directions, Flipadelphia was looking to keep pace with the teams at the top of the standings, while Almost Classy was trying to get to the middle of the pack. Classy started out on the right foot, by starting the scoring with a solid bunt followed by a pair of one out singles to lead 1-0. Flipadelphia then struck back with a 3-run, 2 out rally. Flipadelphia struck again in the 3rd extending their lead to 4-1. Flipadelphia scored 3 more in the fourth after another 2 out rally.  Classy’s defense looked good but some quick baserunning sealed a solid lead for the flippin’ flippers.  Then the lights went out!  20 minutes later the game continued and Flipadelphia was able to get one more across. In Week 9, Flipadelphia has their doubleheader against Just Kickin’ It and Saved By the Ball, while Almost Classy looks to bounce back with a win against Pitches and Bunts.

Saved By the Ball beats Welcome to Death Row in a Thriller, 7-6

In a back and forth game between Saved by the Ball and Welcome to Death Row, 13 total runs were scored. Both teams showed up in their kicking shoes. Saved By the Ball got the scoring started with a defensive miscue by Death Row. However, Death Row responded with 4 in the bottom half of the seconding inning, using some excellent place kicking.  After a scoreless third, Saved By the Ball got their offense figured out and put a maximum five spot in the top of the fourth to take the lead. SBB then added on with another insurance run in the top of the fifth, which turned out to be in the difference in the game. Down to their last chance in the bottom of the sixth, Death Row roared back with a runner on first and second and one out. A single cut the deficit to 7-5.  The next kicker took a pitch and then realized they were kicking out of order, which resulted in an automatic out. With two outs, the correct kicker blasted a line shot down the right field line, which cut the inmates deficit to 7-6, with the winning run on second base. However, Saved by the Ball secured the thrilling victory with a groundout back to the pitcher. In Week 9, Saved by the Ball looks to get a win against Flipadelphia, while Welcome to Death Row looks to bounce back with a win against Green Grenades.

Kicker in the Rye takes down Kick It and Quit It, 12-1

In the second part of a double header, Kick It and Quit It looked to play better than game 1, while Kicker in the Rye looked to build on momentum for the playoffs. The Rye took advantage of Quit It’s fatigue (aka beverage intake) in the first game and laid a 5-burger in the first inning. A little shell shocked, the Quit It’s allowed 2 more runs to score in the 2nd and 3rd with no answer on the kicking end. When the clock struck 9, everything went dark for a moment and it seemed like the game was going to be called.  As the lights came back, a shudder of hope shined in the Kick’s eyes while getting their lead off to double and then sacrificing them in, putting some life back in the game. The Rye’s immediately stomped any hope the Quit It’s would get and add 3 more in the 4th. Final Score: Kicker in the Rye: 12, Kick It and Quit It: 1. In Week 9, Kicker in the Rye looks to defeat Blue Balls, while Kick It and Quit It looks to down Massage My Liver.

Bar Report

For the first Thursday in 3 weeks, there was no food at the bar. That, however, didn’t stop kickballers from showing face and having a good time. Flip cup was played in the back room with music provided by Green Grenades. It was a rainbow-of-fun with teams mixing themselves up and no color discrimination based on shirt color. In the front room, the ballers danced the night away to the jams of the juke box and enjoyed some friendly banter. Teams enjoyed their shots and competed to have the loudest team cheer.

Reminder: The bumper pool table is for playing bumper pool, NOT for sitting or holding your drinks.

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On Tuesday’s, we take the time to spotlight whose balls shined brighter than most, that week. Throw on some shades as we introduce you to our Golden Ballers of the Week.

Name: Jessica

Team: Just Kickin’ It

Position on the Field: Outfield

Favorite Elementary School Subject: Lunch

Bar Drink of Choice: Hard cider and whiskey

How long have you been playing kickball? 1 Month

Why did you join kickball? To spend time with my co workers

Favorite part of kickball? My teammates.  And not being lonely on Thursdays

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Name: Ben

Team: Just Kickin’ It

Position on the Field: 1st Base

Favorite elementary School Subject: History

Bar Drink of Choice: Jameson

How long have you been playing kickball? 1 “season”/5 Games

Why did you join kickball? Kicking the ball

Favorite part of kickball? Just Kickin it

GOLDEN RULE OF THE WEEK

Rules are rules and every sport has ‘em.  This week we look at the catcher position.  Brush up on further rulebook knowledge here to make Golden State Kickball a fun time for everyone!

3.4 Catching

3.4.1 The Catcher is the only defender who may start play in foul territory

3.4.2 The Catcher may not at any time touch the kicker or obstruct their kick in anyway

3.4.3 The Catcher must always stay outside the kicking box until the ball is kicked

3.4.3.1 If the Catcher interferes with the kicker in the act of kicking or in proceeding to first base the play is dead and kicker is automatically awarded first base

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With just three full weeks in the season after Week 7, teams are jockeying for position for the top seeds and the middle to bottom half of the standings are looking for favorable tournament matchups. On a cool evening at Mosswood Park in Oakland Thursday Night, the kickball was so awesome, the lights went out for about 10 minutes during the second slate of games, but that didn’t stop the kickballers.

Welcome to Death Row Locks down Just Kickin’ It Late, 6-2

Just Kickin’ It was looking for their first win of the season and Welcome to Death Row was looking for some better playoff position In the top of the first Just Kickin’ It jumped out to a an early 1-0 lead on a triple and a sacrifice fly to center field. In the second, Kickin’ It extended their lead on a bases loaded walk with one out. Death Row, however held them to no more runs on a pair of infield pop ups and this seemed to spur them the rest of the game. Starting in the bottom of the third, the inmates used their veteran savviness to score 6 runs in the next three innings. Death Row picked up a run in a 2 out bases loaded infield single, then a pair of base hits in the fourth drove in two more. The big blow came in the fifth where Death Row kicked two home runs, which essentially put the game away. Death Row locked down on defense and held JKI scoreless the rest of the way even though they had chances in the fourth and the sixth. In Week 8, Welcome to Death Row looks to take out Saved by the Ball, while Just Kickin’ It looks for a win against Blue Balls.

Kicker in the Rye defeats Almost Classy 9-4

Kicker in the Rye got off to a quick start plating 4 runs in the top of the first after multiple well placed singles. Rye attacked again in similar fashion scoring 4 in the 3rd to make it an 8-0 game. Almost Classy was able to threaten in almost every inning but wasn’t able to get a kicker across home until the bottom of the 4th scoring 2 runs off some laser singles. Classy attempted to make a comeback in the bottom of the 6th after scoring 2 runs from a homerun that was just fair on the right field line. Despite the valiant effort, Classy fell to the Kickers 9-4. In Week 8, Kicker win the Rye tries to stay on the winning track when they play Kick It and Quit It, while Almost Classy looks to bounce back with a win against Flipadelphia

Pitches and Bunts Defeats Saved By the Ball, 11-1

Pitches and Bunts was juiced up in the first game of their double header against Saved By the Ball getting their offense going plating 11 runs on various methods. First it was small ball with numerous singles early with some sacrifice flies. Then came the long ball power they have been looking for all season long. Saved by the Ball was able to plate a run, but had numerous chances to keep the game close, but they were unable to get the big kick that they needed. In the second game of their doubleheader, Pitches and Bunts tries for their second win on the evening by beating Green Grenades, while Saved By the Ball looks to bounce back in Week 8 against Welcome to Death Row

Flipadelphia Edges Kick It And Quit It, 2-1 

The match-up on the dirt between Flipadelphia and Kick It and Quit It was a well played game with a ton of defense. Flipadelphia busted out with two runs in the bottom of the first inning on a bases loaded single. The damage could have been way worse, but Kick It and Quit It stepped up their defense to prevent further damage. Both teams were then scoreless for the next four innings until the lights went out. In the fifth after the brief light delay, both teams threw up goose eggs. Kick It and Quit It, then figured out their offense in the sixth plating a run and had the tying run on base with two outs, however Flipadelphia’s defense held strong and secured the 2-1 victory. In Week 8, Flipadelphia looks for a win against Almost Classy, while Kick It and Quit It plays their doubleheader against Pitches and Bunts and Kicker in the Rye.
Green Grenades Offenses Explodes, Downs Pitches and Bunts, 13-4

Green Grenades had their kicking and running shoes on early, roaring out of the gate with 8 runs in the first 2 innings against a veteran Pitches and Bunts team. Meanwhile, Grenades defense was on point, turning double plays in both the 1st and 2nd innings to snuff out potential PAB threats. PAB wasn’t done though, and they used the darkness-induced intermission to regroup and refocus. Once the lights came back on and the game resumed, PAB used aggressive kicking and baserunning to cut the GG lead in half, 8-4. However, the Grenades hadn’t lost their offense during the break, responding with a 5 run inning to blow the game open. The final innings were uneventful (and scoreless), and GG walked away with a 13-4 win. In Week 8, Green Grenades looks to keep up the winning momentum when they play Massage My Liver, while Pitches and Bunts looks to defeat Kick It and Quit It

Blue Balls and Massage My Liver battle to 2-2 Tie

In a matchup for two top teams in the standings, the matchup between Blue Balls and Massage My Liver was a well played defensive battle. Blue Balls picked up a run in the top of the first with three singles. They had a chance for more runs, however Massage My Liver’s pitcher stepped up and induced a pair of pop-ups to get out of the inning. In the bottom half, Massage My Liver responded with a pair of runs with two outs to take a 2-1 lead. For the next 3 innings both teams could not get a runner past second base as the defense kicked in When the lights went out in the bottom of the fourth, this gave time for Blue Balls to regroup their offense. In the top of the fifth, Blue Balls got going with four consecutive two out singles to tie the game at 2. Massage My Liver had a chance to win it in the bottom of the sixth. With one out and a runner on second a battle ensued between the pitcher and kicker, which ran the count full. The pitcher prevailed and got the kicker to foul out. The next kicker then booted a line drive right back to the pitcher, who made a mini leap and sealed the deal for the tie. After some deliberating about playing a seventh inning, both teams thought better of it and felt refuelling at McNally’s was the way to go. In Week 8, Blue Balls looks to beat Just Kickin’ It, while Massage My Liver looks to defeat Green Grenades

Bar Report

Nachos were the word at the bar after the light delay Mosswood for hungry kickballlers. While Green Grenades once again provided tunes in the back room during flip cup, ballers in the front focused on the San Jose Sharks game which went to triple overtime! After the game ended, the dance party started.

Week 7
On Tuesday’s, we take the time to spotlight the man and woman who’s balls shined brighter than most, that week. Throw on some shades as we introduce you to our Golden Ballers of the Week.
 Name: Renee

Team: Kick It and Quit It

Position on the Field: ? Outfield?

Favorite Elementary School Subject: Recess

Bar Drink of Choice: Vodka soda

How long have you been playing kickball? 31 Minutes

Why did you join kickball? A few weeks ago

Favorite part of kickball? Friends & Drinking & Sports!

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Name: Dylan the Villain

Team: Blue Ballz

Position on the Field: Pitcher/Catcher/Professional Cheerleader

Favorite elementary School Subject: Math

Bar Drink of Choice: Tom Collins

How long have you been playing kickball? 2 Years (And All-Pro in Elementary School

Why did you join kickball? To have fun, win and drink.  Mainly drink

Favorite part of kickball? Kicking balls 😉

GOLDEN RULE OF THE WEEK

Rules are rules and every sport has ‘em.  This week we look at the base running.  Brush up on further rulebook knowledge here to make Golden State Kickball a fun time for everyone!

3.7 Baserunning

  1. Baserunning
    1. A Baserunner may not leave their current base until the ball is kicked
      1. No stealing or leading off is allowed
      2. If a Baserunner is off the base when a ball is kicked they will immediately be called out
    2. A Baserunner must stay within 3’ of the baseline

3.7.2.1 A Baserunner has priority to the base path area of the field unless a Defender is actively making a play on the ball

  1. A Baserunner may not interfere in any way with a Defender making a play on the ball.  This includes touching, obstructing, yelling, intentionally touching the ball, or any other action at the discretion of the Referee which obstructs play.  A baserunner who obstructs a fielder will be immediately called out
    1. A Baserunner must avoid colliding with a defender when advancing to a base.  Intentionally colliding with a Defender will cause the Baserunner to immediately be called out and be ejected from the game
  2. A Baserunner may run past 1st base after kicking.
    1. Baserunners doing so must run past the base in a straight line and return to the base immediately

If the Baserunner at any time makes an advance towards 2nd base, they may be tagged out before returning to a base

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With teams jockeying for key playoff seeding, the teams are separating themselves out.  However the teams in the middle to lower end of the standings are looking to move on up.  On a cool and breezy night and Mosswood Park in Oakland, Thursday night kickball was abound with the red rubber ball flying throughout the air.

Saved by the Ball scores Early, Hangs on Late against Almost Classy, 4-2

The battle between Almost Classy and Saved By the Ball on the dirt was a game of scoring, early, often, playing some awesome defense and then hanging on for dear life in the end to win. Saved by the Ball picked up an early run in the bottom half of the first on three singles. Classy responded back with a pair of singles of their own and a double to tie the game at 1. Classy could have had more runs, but the SBB defense stymied Classy. Saved By the Ball used the defense in the previous inning to plate a pair of runs on some kicks that found grass in the outfield. For the next two innings, both teams played strong defense and held each other scoreless. Both teams added runs in the fifth inning. Almost Classy used the long ball with a solo home run, while Saved by the Ball methodically kicked their way around the bases. In the sixth, Classy had one more chance getting runners on first and second with one out, but were unable to get the big kick they needed to tie the game. In Week 7, Saved by the Ball tries to defeat Pitches and Bunts, while Almost Classy looks to get back on the winning side against Kicker in the Rye.

Flipadelphia Shuts out Blue Balls, 5-0

Flipadelphia kicked off the night with a bunt from the speedy lead-off kicker. A two out single scored the first run from some quick base running from 2nd base. The 2nd inning had Blue Ballers on 2nd, and 3rd with one out, however Flipadelphia had some nice catches in outfield to end the inning scoreless. Flipadelphia would add another run in the 3rd with back to back doubles. The Flippers threatened again in the 4th, but Blue Balls ended the inning with a solid double play. Flipadelphia would get some insurance in the 6th with a 2 run homerun. Blue Balls threatened to score in the 6th but were unable to get a run across and Flipadelphia secured the shutout victory.  In Week 7, Flipadelphia tries to keep up the winning momentum when they play Kick It and Quit It, while Blue Balls looks to bounce back against Massage My Liver.

Welcome to Death Row walks comfortably to a 5-2 win

Death Row has had a rough couple of weeks since last winning in Week 2.  Pitches and Bunts were just hoping they could field a team. The Bunts scrapped enough people for a full team and started out beautifully scoring their lead off kicker in the top of the 1st. Death Row tied it up in the bottom of the first with their contact hitter errantly walking and scoring the tying run.  The wheels started falling off for the Bunts in the bottom of the second. With rough field conditions, the Bunts pitcher had trouble with his control allowing more bases on balls than usual. Death Row seized these opportunities by adding 3 runs with timely singles.  The Bunts could never really come back with Death Row’s stimey defense for the rest of the game.  After getting a run in the top of the 4th, the Bunts gave up another on in the bottom of the 4th.  No more scoring was allowed. Welcome to Death Row: 5, Pitches and Bunts: 2    Welcome to Death Row plays their second game of their doubleheader against Kick It and Quit It later in the evening, while Pitches and Bunts look for a pair of wins against Saved By the Ball and Green Grenades in Week 7.

Welcome to Death Row scores Early, Holds on against Kick It and Quit It, 4-2

Welcome to Death Row was on the back end of their doubleheader and Kick It and Quit It took advantage early with a quick run in the top of the first on three singles. In the bottom half of the first, Death Row flexed their power with a solo homer and a two run homer. The next two innings were scoreless as the defenses took over for both teams. Kick It and Quit It managed to get a run back in the top of the fourth using some excellent place kicking. Death Row responded back with a single run in the bottom of the fifth using small ball for insurance. In the top of the sixth Kick It and Quit It got their first two runners on base, however the inmates defense locked in and got a pair of ground outs and a pop out to seal their 4-2 victory. In Week 7, Welcome to Death Row looks to keep up the momentum against Just Kickin’ It, while Kick It and Quit It looks for a win against Flipadelphia.

Massage My Liver scores in Every Inning but fourth, Defeats Kicker in the Rye, 6-2

The game in the left field grass was a great game between two veteran teams in Massage My Liver and Kicker in the Rye. Massage My Liver plated their first run on a two out single and in the bottom of the inning, Kicker In the Rye had two on and none out and did not score, which was a reoccurring theme all night for them. Meanwhile, Massage My Liver found ways to add runs in every inning but the fourth, where Kicker in the Rye picked up a 1-2-3 inning. Kicker in the Rye finally got their offense going in the fifth with a single run and also picked up a single run in the bottom of the sixth, but it was too little too late. In Week 7, Massage My Liver looks to defeat Blue Balls, while Kicker in the Rye looks to get back on the winning side of things against Almost Classy.

Green Grenades defeats Fiesty Just Kickin’ It, 13-5

The matchup between Green Grenades and Just Kickin’ It looked to be a mismatch on paper and it was for the first few innings.  Green Grenades quickly plated runs all over the board and by the 4th inning it was 11-0.  Just Kickin’ It defense stepped it up nailing a pair of Grenade runners at home plate.  In turn they began to mount a furious comeback, which was highlighted by a deep three run home run.  However the five spot by Just Kickin’It came a little too late and Green Grenades secured the 13-5 victory.   In Week 7, Green Grenades looks to take down Pitches and Bunts, while Just Kickin’ It looks to get a win against Welcome to Death Row

Bar Report

People swarmed to the bar for pizza and then enjoyed some friendly flip cup competition.  Dancing in the front, flip cup in the back. Pizza demolished.  Kickballers happy.

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