OAK – Spring 2017 – Week 4 – Game of the Week

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OAK – Spring 2017 – Week 4 – Game of the Week

April 4, 2017
Richard Fong, III
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It was a beautiful night at Mosswood Park in week 4 of the spring 2017 season of Golden State Kickball. On this night, blowouts and lopsided victories were the theme.  This was a strange week as there was only one game was a game actually worth writing about as it was the only contest that featured any semblance of competitive kickball. Read the recap in our new Game of the Week segment below!

Quick Score Recap!

In the only game of the night on Field 3, Welcome to Death Row took the scary completely out of the Nightmares on Elm Street by cruising to a G rated 19-2 win. On Field 1, Return of the Tooters captured their first win after 4 straight losses dating back to last season beating Chocolate Salty Balls 9-1. Both the later games were both easy victories for the winning sides. On Field 1, Wasted Potential crushed Turn Down for Bunt 15-2 to remain the only unbeaten team in the league and on Field 2, Almost Classy ran away with the spoon escaping the clutches of defeat with a 20-2 win over Cliqueball.

Game of the Week

In our Game of the Week, or what should be called “The only competitive game of the week” pitted two excellent offense clubs against one another. Looking to make a name for themselves, new additions Aggressively Moderate gave Slappin Da Base all they could handle. Entering the new season Slappin Da Base was picked to win the league by many GSK insiders, but an out of character loss in Week 3 had them looking up at first place Wasted Potential in the still young season. Looking to keep pace with Wasted Potential in the standings, SDB took the lead in the first inning with a booming home run putting them up 3-1. Not to be deterred, Aggressively Moderate fought back in the top of the second with well placed kicks and smart base running to tie the score at 3. In the following innings, da Base would use a combination of smart veteran defense and wily baserunning decisions to push their lead to 8-4 by the end of the fourth inning. Aggressively Moderate was down but not out as they put on their big boy drinking pants and went to work cutting the score to 8-7 with well timed kicks and some unfortunate defensive play on the part of SDB. Unfortunately for the Moderates, it wouldn’t be enough as their rally fell just short of tying the game. SDB would add an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth and locked things up in the sixth, winning 9-7 in an excellently played kickball game. Did we mention it was the only good game of the night?

Next week, Slappin da Base will go for back to back wins against Wasted Potential in a battle at the top of the standings. Meanwhile, aggressively Moderate will look to get back in the win column when they square off against Almost Classy.

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