League Play Sweet Home at Cottage Grove
The second of the three game series with Sweet Home.
1st batter is aggresive and swings at 1st 2 pitches, fouling off one, and is hit by 3rd pitch. 2nd batter takes a ball hits to shortstop who goes the short way for the lead runner. 3rd batter takes a ball and runner steals, swings at a strike and runner steals, takes another ball, catcher can't block 4th pitch, and runner comes home, batter walks on next pitch. 4th batter flies out to rightfield. 5th batter works count 1 & 2 hits single, runners 1st & 2nd. 6th batter takes a wild pitch for a ball, runner on 2nd tries for 3rd catcher retrieves ball and guns runner down at 3rd. Side retired.
1st batter works count full and takes the walk. 2nd batter takes count 1 & 2 pitcher tries to pick off RR at 1st and throws ball out of play, batter singles, run scores. 3rd batter takes ball, hits a single. men on 1st & 2nd. 4th batter takes a strike, double steal. Fouls off next pitch, flies out to centerfield. 5th batter takes 2 strikes and is hit by pitch. Bases Loaded! 6th batter takes count 2 & 1 hits a single, run scores. The Rhino come up to bat and swings at 1st pitch, takes 3 balls, and hits a single to 3rd base who steps on bag for an out, runner scores, throws to first but is too late. 7th batter takes a ball and pops up behind 1st base.End of Inning 3-1 Lions
1st batter works count to 2 & 2 and goes down swinging. 2nd batter works count 1 & 2 and goes down swinging. 3rd batter takes 1 & 2 and goes down looking. Side retiired.
New Pitcher, I swear this guy graduated last year, needs a shave! Hard throwing with a nasty curve!
1st batter works count 1 & 2 and is fooled by that nasty curve and looks at 3rd strike, Backed DirtyR out of the battersbox! 2nd batter takes a ball flies out to leftfield. 3rd batter battles count full, fouling one off, jumps all over that nasty curve and hits it for a single. 4th batter jumps on 1st pitch and pops up to 2ndbase.End of inning 3-1 Lions.
1st batter fouls off 3 straight, and goes down swinging. 2nd batter fouls off 1st 2 and flies out to centerfield. 3rd batter, takes a strike and fouls one off, and goes down swinging. Side retired.Set down 6 in a row with 5 Ks
1st batter takes 1 & 1 grounds to short and is thrown out at 1st. 2nd batter battles count full, and is fooled by that curve. 2 down. 3rd batter is hit by 1st pitch. Rhino check swings at high curve that drops onto his bat and lines to 2nd End of inning 3-1 Lions
1st batter hits single. 2nd batter walks on 5 pitches. 3rd batter gets the Academy Award and takes base, supposedly hit by pitch. Bases Loaded, and the fans are very nervous,,because we really need to beat this team. 4th batter fouls 1st pitch, fouls 2nd pitch deep down 3rd base line, Rhino calls for the shift, batter fouls another one deep down 3rd base line and the charging Rhino snags it for the 1st out of the inning. And we all take a breath! 5th batter takes count 1 & 1 hits into fielders choice at 3rd, who come home, for the lead runner, catcher tries to turn double at 1st but throw pulls 1st baseman off bag. 2 down, bases still loaded! 6th batter takes count 1 & 1 and grounds to short for the fielders choice to 3rd. Ending threat, retiring side.
1st batter fouls off 1st pitch, ground to 3rd and is thrown out at 1st. 2nd batter takes 1 & 1 and is hit by pitch. 3rd batter looks at a ball and DirtyR is gone, standing on 2nd by time catcher has ball. Batter take another ball and DirtyR is on 3rd. Mad catcher tries to throw him out but 3rd base wasn't there and calls him off! WHOA! WHOA! WHOA! RR takes another ball in the dirt, catcher looses it, Batter doesn't wave runner in, 3rd base coach doesn't send the spriter and we lose the scoring oppertunity. Batter takes another ball and walks. 4th batter takes a strike, RR steals, trying to draw the throw but the well coached Huskies fake a throw by throwing to the pitcher, fooling no one! Batter pops up next pitch, and catcher tracks it down. 2 down. 5th batter gounds to 3rd and is thrown out at 1st End of inning 3-1 Lions
1st batter hits single. 2nd batter fouls off 1st 2 pitches, and is warned by the irritated coach to watch for the off speed pitch. Lions pitcher smirking blows the heater by the batter! 3rd batter takes count 2 & 1, fouling off one, pitcher throws ball into dirt, runner goes to 2nd, batter hits a single to 2nd, who throws short to 1st, runner safe, 1st base throws a strike to 3rdt base, runner is out! 4th batter takes a ball and runner steals, catcher is off on shortstop side. Batter hits single that drops in front of Lions centerfielder, who overruns ball, and runner scores. E8. 5th batter takes 1 & 1 and flies out to centerfield. Side retired.
1st batter takes 3 balls and hits fly ball that slices back into the sprinting rightfielder. 2nd batter gounds 1st pitch to 3rd base and is thrown out. 3rd batter fouls off 3 straight and bites on the nasty curve to go down swinging. End of inning 3-2 Lions
1st batter swings at 1st 2, coach tells him "here comes your off speed pitch" and The Lions pitcher throws the hook! Batter watches ball drop accross strike zone. 2nd batter walks on 5 pitches. 3rd batter swings at 1st two, pitcher bounces ball off home plate, catcher can't block it, runner advances to 2nd. Batter looks at strike 3. 4th batter takes count 2 & 2, coach is now screaming," Ya gotta swing the stick!" and the batter complies and goes down swinging! Side retired.
Rhino takes count 2 & 1, fouls 4th pitch, 3rd base slides under it for the out. 2nd batter battles count full, fouling one off, swings at out of zone fastball. 3rd batter takes 2 balls and hits a single. 4th batter takes a ball in the dirt that the catcher can't block, runner takes 2nd. Batter fouls of next pitch, takes another ball and runner steals. Batter singles, run scores. 5th batter jumps on 1st pitch, a comebacker to pitcher who throws him out, ending inning. 4-2 Lions.
The now angry Huskies take the field with coach yelling at them. 1st batter jumps on 1st pitch for a single. 2nd batter fouls over backstop, hits next pitch to short who flips to 2nd, who turns it for the DP. Runner return to the dugout yelling at each other and throwing helmets, kicking dirt, very unhappy! Catcher starts to put his gear on, coach tells him "don't bother!" Down to their last hope, batter steps in takes a ball and pops up to 1st base. GAME OVER! 4-2 Lions
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Lions are now 12-4 GO LIONS