September 18, 2016
Richard Fong, III
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Week 2 was upon everyone at Mosswood Park in Oakland Thursday night and the red rubber ball was flying all over the field. And unfortunately once again during the late games, Oakland Park and Rec lights went out. An issue was sent on Friday to OPR (please upvote it here), but as usual kickball and the bar always wins out as everyone took the delay in stride.  Let’s get to the recaps of the second week of the Fall season.

Green Grenades and Welcome to Death Row Draw at 5-5

A battle between a pair of veteran teams took place on the dirt The Green Grenades shot out in front early with a five spot in the second inning over Welcome to Death Row. In the second inning a slow roller that found a hole between first and second base opened it up for Green Grenades. Six out of seven consecutive kicks safely for Green Grenades later, they had scored the run limit. Welcome to Death Row responded with a pair in the third on a two out two run single to center field. Death Row clamped down on defense as one of their outfielders robbed a kicker of extra bases with a great running catch in right centerfield. This propelled the inmates to tie the game in the fifth inning on some smart base running and good place kicking. Grenades had their chance to take the lead in the top of the sixth with a runner on first and two out, but Death Row was able to get out of it. Death Row threatened as well in the last half of the sixth, Green Grenades induced a groundout back to the pitcher and both teams settled for the draw and one point in the standings. In Week 3, The Green Grenades look for a win against Pitches Be Trippin’, while Welcome to Death Row looks to defeat Almo$t Cla$$y.

Almo$t Cla$$y shuts down Don’t Moss Wood Us, 15-0

The game in Field 2 was all Almo$t Cla$$y on this night as they defeated Don’t Moss Wood Us, 15-0. Using precision kicking and scoring in all of the innings, Almo$t Cla$$y kicks found way too much grass for Don’t Moss Wood Us liking. Don’t Moss Wood Us had some scoring chances throughout the game, but were unable to capitalize and get on the scoreboard. In Week 3, Almo$t Cla$$y faces off against Welcome to Death Row, while Don’t Moss Wood Us, looks for a win against Toot It and Boot It.

Wrecking Balls demolishes Rosé Riveters, 11-2

THEY CAME IN LIKE A WRECKING BALL!!!! HAD SOME ROSÉ AND DRANK IT ALL!!!  The defending champs flexed their muscles in Week 2 with an offensive bonanza, yet we saw Rosé Riveters have some fight in them giving Wrecking Balls a little scare. The Balls got things started with multiple hits with their first three kickers and then a deep kick to center to get three runs in.  Wrecking Balls added another and it was 4-0 after the first. Rosé showed up in the second getting their first two kickers on base and then a line drive down third base got a run in. The Balls picked an insurance run in the bottom of the second making it 5-1 Balls. After a shutout inning, Wrecking Balls exploded with deep shots to right and center with bases loaded on both while Rosé got Five Burgered to end the inning. Rosé made things interesting the top of the sixth getting a kicker on and scoring from an error to first base. Shutdown defense is the Balls specialty though ending the game and picking up the 11-2 victory. In Week 3, Wrecking Balls looks to defeat Dad Bods, while Rosé Riveters looks to bounce back with a win against 2 Legit 2 Kick.

Pitches Be Trippin’ defeats Dad Bods, 7-1

The game between Pitches be Trippin’ and Dad Bods got off to a high powered offensive start. Dad Bods got on the board early with a two out single to drive home a run. Pitches answered right back with a three spot in the bottom half of the first highlighted by a single and a double. In the second and third Pitches tacked on four more runs highlighted by a two run double and a two run home run. Dad Bods had a shot to claw their way back into the game in the fourth, but a double play lineout to the pitcher, who then threw it back to first squashed that threat. The defenses for both teams locked it up the rest of the way and Pitches Be Trippin’ took away a 7-1 victory. In Week 3, Pitches Be Trippin’ takes on Green Grenades, while, Dad Bods look for a win against Wrecking Balls.

2 Legit 2 Kick drops Toot It and Boot It, 4-2

Two teams with names that are way too long squared off in the late outfield game, with 2 Legit 2 Kick taking on Toot It and Boot It. 2L2K started the game quickly, loading the bases with no outs in the bottom of the first. It looked like the TIBI defense would squirm out of the jam, but Legit strung together several two out base hits to jump out to a 4-0 lead. However, that’s all they would get as the Toot’s defense and pitching buckled down and shut out 2L2K  for the rest of the game. Toot It kept getting base runners on but couldn’t get the clutch kick they needed to dent the plate. That finally changed in the top of the 4th with a booming triple that scored two runs. Toot had the momentum… and then the lights went out. Again. Thanks OPR. When the lights came back on, 2L2K’s defense had regrouped, working out of the inning with no further damage, and shutting out TIBI for the final two innings, earning a 4-2 win. In Week 3, 2 Legit 2 Kick faces off against Rosé Riveters, while Toot It and Boot It looks to get on the winning track against Don’t Mosswood Us.

Bar Report
WHERE DEM CUPS AT!!!! McNally’s back room was hopping with team v. team flip cup that made Batman v. Superman look like the Puppy Bowl. After the team competitions were over, an old fashioned King of the Hill took place with Dom (The Mom) T. (2 Legit 2 Kick) taking on Sophie (The Choice) K. (Almo$t Cla$$y) in the finals. Dom knocked the Queen off her throne with some spectacular 1 flips owning the crown for this week. Look for Sophie’s revenge and perhaps other challengers to Dom The Mom next week…

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