Week 3 of the Fall season kicked off at Mosswood Park in Oakland on Thursday night and teams were finally begin to gather their footing. On this night, Pabst Blue Ribbon sponsored the first theme of the season; High School Cliques. The Jocks, nerds, goths, dress code violators, and even the teachers came out to play. Congratulations to Annie from Almo$t Cla$$y and Brian from Pitches Be Trippin’ who won best female and male costume. For winning, they received a bundle of swag from PBR.
2 Legit 2 Kick defeats Rosé Riveters 4-3
The battle between the Football Jocks (2 Legit 2 Kick) and Rosé Riveters (Punk/Skater kids) on the dirt was a thrilling game with the jocks sneaking out the 4-3 win. In the top of the first, the jocks kicked a pair of singles and then a two run double brought both of the runners in. In the bottom of the first, the punks responded with a two out rally with a single and a double, and then a single tied the game at 2 at the bottom of the first. In the bottom half of the second the punks took the 3-2 lead on a triple and then a single. After a scoreless third, the football jocks kicked three singles to retie the score. Then in the top of the fifth, the jocks took the lead kicking a pair of singles and then a slow roller for a force out. Rosé Riveters had one last chance to tie in the bottom of the sixth. With two outs, a pair of singles put runners on first and second. A slow roller to third base then loaded the bases, however on the play, the runner from second tried to be aggressive and tie the score. A great throw hit the runner by a step before touching home and 2 Legit 2 Kick held off Rosé Riveters 4-3. In Week 4, 2 Legit 2 Kick plays Dad Bods, while Rosé Riveters looks to take down Pitches Be Trippin’.
Wrecking Balls defeats Dad Bods, 15-2
The Wrecking Balls offense started fast and kept the pedal down, roaring out to a quick 8-0 lead on back to back four run innings in the first and the second innings. Dad Bods struggled on offense all night, with the Balls’ defense and pitching limiting the Daddys’ scoring opportunities. DB’s lone bright spot on offense was a booming two-run home run down the left field line in the bottom of the second inning to briefly cut into the WB lead. The Daddies tried to stem the tide on defense, but a huge five run 4th inning for the Balls put this one out of reach. The Wrecking MVP of the game was 3/3 with 3 home runs and 8 Runs Kicked In, which was more than enough to ensure a comfortable 15-2 win. In Week 4, Wrecking Balls looks to defeat The Green Grenades, while Dad Bods looks to get on the winning track when they play 2 Legit 2 Kick.
Toot It and Boot It defeats Don’t Mosswood Us, 14-0
Toot It and Boot It found their kicking shoes and many kicks they had found grass. Their clean up kicker launched two long home runs eluding Don’t Mosswood Us defense. Don’t Mosswood had plenty of chances to score, but are still having some trouble finding the big kick when they need to get on the board. In Week 4, Toot It and Boot It looks to take down Almo$t Cla$$y, while Don’t Mosswood Us looks to defeat Welcome to Death Row.
Welcome to Death Row pulls away from Almo$t Cla$$y late, wins 9-3.
The battle between veteran teams Welcome to Death Row and Almo$t Cla$$y was as advertised. In the bottom half of the first inning Almo$t Cla$$y jumped out to 1-0 lead using some excellent place kicking. In the top of the second, Death Row responded with a pair using excellent bunting and kicking. In the third, the inmates extended their lead to 4-1 using the same formula. Almo$t Cla$$y cut the lead to 4-3 in the fourth scoring a pair on some excellent place kicking. After a scoreless fifth, the inmates blew the game open in the sixth scoring 5 runs on seven consecutive kickers reaching safely, highlighted by a bases loaded three run clearing double to right field. In Week 4, Welcome to Death Row looks to stay on the winning track when they play Don’t Mosswood Us, while Almo$t Cla$$y looks to bounce back against Toot It and Boot It
Green Grenades drops Pitches be Trippin’, 7-2
The battle between Green Grenades and Pitches be Trippin’ was all about one inning. Green Grenades got off to a roaring start plating the five run rule quickly against Pitches, highlighted by a massive home run to right field. Pitches struggled on offense early, but managed to cut the lead to 6-2 on a some excellent place kicking. However, later on in the game, the kicker who homered earlier, launched another ball to right deep into the Oakland night to extend Grenades lead to 7-2. Pitches was unable to comeback in their half of the sixth and and Grenades took the 7-2 victory. In Week 4, The Green Grenades looks to defeat Wrecking Balls, while Pitches Be Trippin’ looks to get a win against Rosé Riveters.
After sticking with their own kind on the field Thursday night, the cliques decided to befriend each other and mingle at the bar. In the back room kickballers tried to find the best flip-cuppers out there to build the strongest team. In the front people enjoyed team shots and high school music hits from all different eras. There was no KOTH, as all the jocks left before the heated competition could start.