OAK – Fall 2016 – Week 6 Recap

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OAK – Fall 2016 – Week 6 Recap

October 17, 2016
Richard Fong, III
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In the calm before the literal storm to hit Northern California on Friday, mother nature was kind enough for Week 6 of the Oakland Fall league to be played. With the ball flying all over Mosswood Park in Oakland Thursday, there was an unbeaten and an undefeated team left and they would be playing each other.  Also some other great matchups on the Thursday slate followed by some pizza at the bar.

2 Legit 2 Kick pulls away from Don’t Moss Wood Us, 3-0

Another rookie vs. veteran matchup that looked one sided on paper, but what a battle it was.  Don’t Moss Wood Us started out hot on defense in the first inning allowing only 1 hit. In the bottom of the second, 2 Legit got on the board getting their lead off kicker to third and then a sacrifice fly got the first run of the game. Moss Wood had an opportunity to score in the top of the third with a runner on 3rd with 1 out, but a key double play by the 3rd baseman ended their hopes. In the bottom half of the fourth, 2 Legit was able to get 2 more runs in with some timely doubles to right. Moss Wood had another chance for runs with runners on 1st and 2nd with 1 out, but a pop out to center and catching the base runner sleeping ended the inning. The game was a wash in the 6th with no scoring and 2 Legit 2 Kick took home the 3-0 victory n Week 7, 2 Legit 2 Kick looks to defeat Pitches be Trippin, while Don’t Mosswood Us looks for a win against Dad Bods.

Toot It and Boot It scores early, adds on late to defeat Pitches be Trippin’, 7-3

Toot It and Boot It jumped to a four run 1st inning after multiple singles and a 3 run homerun.  Toot It added another in the 2nd after a laser double and a fielding error. Pitches be Trippin’ threatened to score in the first 3 innings, however were unable to get a runner home. Toot It led off the 4th with a homerun that was blasted onto Field 1. Pitches Be Trippin attacked in the fourth scoring 3 runs after multiple singles and fielding errors. Solid defense from both teams finished the last 2 innings to cap the game off and securing the Toot It and Boot It win. In Week 7, Toot It and Boot It looks to take down Wrecking Balls, while Pitches be Trippin’ looks to get a win against 2 Legit 2 Kick

Rosé Riveters downs Almo$t Cla$$y, 9-4

In a seemingly even matchup of two teams looking to climb up the standings, the early game on Field 3 turned out to one a one sided affair. Rosé Riveters came out swinging in the first inning plating two on excellent kicking and some mistakes defensively by Almo$t Cla$$y to take a 2-0 lead.  Adding to their lead in the second, the Riveters plated 3 more runs on back to back RKI singles as Cla$$y continued to having defensive issues out in the field. Not letting the 5 run deficit get the best of them, Almo$t Cla$$y continued to battle and made up some ground scoring 3 runs in their half of the third to make it 5-3. Unfortunately the close score would not last as Riveters once again pushed two runs across on a booming home run in the bottom half of the third to extend their lead to 7-3. Classy would get another back in the fourth but would continue to have issues on the defensive side of the ball as the Riveters scored more in the fourth to put Cla$$y down for good. The rest of the game went without an exciting moment and Rosé  Riveters walked away with a 9-4 victory. In Week 7, Rosé Riveters looks for a win against Welcome to Death Row, while Almo$t Cla$$y looks to bounce back with a win against Green Grenades.

Green Grenades scores early and often, pummels Dad Bods 15-0

A mismatch on paper also turned into a mismatch on the field as Green Grenades used excellent offense and defense to put away the Dad Bods. Starting out their offensive attack quickly, Green Grenades opened the first with a three run home run to dead center field to take a 3-0 lead after one. Home runs in the following innings pretty much locked things up for the Grenades as they lead 10-0 after just three innings. There was nothing Dad Bods could do to match the firepower of Grenades and routinely struggled to get anything going offensively. In the innings in which the Bods did get something going the well placed defense of the Grenades shut them down. Dad Bods were only able to get one runner to third base all game. The Grenades scored 5 additional runs in the final 3 innings going on to win 15-0. In Week 7, Green Grenades looks for a win against Almo$t Cla$$y, while Dad Bods looks for a win against Don’t Mosswood Us.

Wrecking Balls take down Welcome to Death Row 13-5, remains undefeated

It was a cool black night with a clear white moon, and these 2 veteran teams had beers to consume. The first inning went to the pitchers who shut down leadoff kickers on both sides. Wrecking Balls started the attack in the second scoring 5 off well placed bunts and 2 laser singles to the outfield. Wrecking Balls would score 2 more in the 3rd. Death Row struck back in the third with 1 run. Wrecking Balls would score 3 more in the fourth off 2 bunts and a double. Death Row came strong in the 4th as well with 4 runs after loading the bases, followed by a bases clearing single. Things settled down down in the 5th with a scoreless inning from both teams. Wrecking Balls put the icing on the cake with 3 more runs in the 6th. Death Row threatened to score in the 6th with runners on 1st and 2nd, but were unable to get them across home plate. In Week 7, Wrecking Balls looks to stay undefeated against Toot It and Boot It, while Welcome to Death Row tries to bounce back against Rosé Riveters.

Bar Report

Free pizza, beer, playoff baseball and the NFL, what more would you want on a Thursday night?  Team flip cup of course!   Toot It N Boot it dominated on the tables dominating best out of 5 series with 2 Legit 2 Kick and Pitches N Bunts.  We’re not even sure if any team won a game let alone series.  Watch out Toots N Boots, more teams will be gunning for your crown!

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