Week #10 recap: Seventh inning eruptions by Green and Gray
April 4, 2014
The game between first-place Gray Matters and second-place Not-In-My-House-of-Blues was close (for a while). 2-2 after 1 inning. 2-2 after 2 innings. 3-2 after 3 innings. 3-2 after 4 innings. It was still close when Gray scored 3 to take a 5-3 5th inning lead, and still close when Blue scored 5 to take a 8-5 6th inning lead.
Then came the 7th, and in the top of the unlimited inning Grat Matters took advantage of that rule by scoring eleven (11) times. The Blues could only muster 2 runs, and Gray Matters beat Not-In-My-House of Blues 16-10. Gray has won 4 straight enroute to a 7-1 record. The Blues dropped their 2nd straight game and 3rd in their last 4, and also dropped in the standings from 2nd place to 3rd.
The Blue Dogs 3rd consecutive victory elevated them to sole posession of 2nd place. The Blue Dogs beat Crush 19-10. Crush had 4 scoreless innings. Crush has now lost two in-a-row and 3 out of their last 4, and dropped from a 5th place tie to 6th.
The Red Devils have won 2 straight games, 3 of their last 4, and 4 of their last 6. In so doing they've cruised into 4th place. Their latest pitchforked victim was the reeling Blackhawks who have now dropped 4 in-a-row and are 1-5 in their last 6 games. Trailing 16-8, the Blackhawks scored one in the top of the 6th to avoid the Flip Flop rule and then held the Devils scoreless in the bottom of the 6th. The Blackhawks held onto 7th place despite the loss.
A massive 3-run moonshot by Ricky "The Rocket" Hoelck to left field made it respectible, but that was all the Blackhawks could muster, and the Red Devils won the game 16-12.
Rick Chriss (Red Devils) two-out, opposite field 3-run homer, down the rightfield line, past the rightfielder, was the big blow for the Red Devils.
And Green Envy awoke from its season-long slumber with its 2nd win of the season with a convincing 35-18 whooping of Walter White. It was already 24-16 after 6 when Green Envy exploded for eleven (11) runs in the unlimited runs 7th. Walter White could only answer with a mere two and that was that. Walter White scored in every inning but one, but Green's line of 5-4-5-5-0-5-11 was simply unbeatable.
Yellow Slime had the weeek off, and, with their idleness, dropped from 4th place to 5th.
Happy April birthday to:
April 3rd: Green Envy manager John Spadea: Age 70
April 3rd: Red Devils IF Rick Chriss: Age 57
April 11th: Don Hughes from Crush: Age 63
April 25th: Mike Rohman from Not-In-My-House-of-Blues: Age 63
April 26th: New Warrior, Blue Devils' Ron White: Age 58
April 27th: Yellow Slime OF Mark Dushkin: Age 61
We apologize for any errors or omissions. Please contact us if there are any.
We welcome back our new old sponsor for this season
We are pleased to announce that our Spring 2014 sponsor will be again, and for a final time, Bob Stall Chevrolet in La Mesa. We thank our Don Hughes for arranging for making this happen.
Our Fall 2013 sponsor, Cameron Williams' Duffy, Kruspodin & Co, LLC, CPA firm will return as our sponsir this fall.
We thank all our sponsors for their generosity.
Our rain-out policy
February 6, 2014
Due to our long 21-week schedule each seson (16 games over 18 weeks + 3 weeks of post-season), and due to the fact that the City of San Diego does not make HourGlass available for rent in January, the league has decided to change its longstanding practice, and, just as many other leagues do, we will NOT be making-up rained-out games or any games which we are forced to cancel for any reason. Thank you for your understanding.
Basepath safety issues
October 19, 2012
Our league would like to reiterate our rules regarding player safety on the basepaths. If everyone always followed these three simple rules we would have fewer basepath safety issues:
1. When running to first base, if a play is potentially going to be made on you (you hit a ground ball) you MUST run to the base that sits in FOUL territory while the first baseman uses the bag that sits in FAIR territory.
If you run to the wrong bag when a throw to first base is coming, you will be calledOUT even if you beat the throw or even if the first baseman doesn't catch the throw. This rule has been listed in our rules for years. Our rules are available at the left on the Main Menu.
2. When running from first base towards second base, all base runners MUST slide or avoid the second baseman or the shortstop covering the bag. We do not want player-to-player contact. Unavoidable contact during a clean slide is just a part of the game with which we have to live. Making contact with an infielder's upper torso while coming in standing up (contact with your shoulder, elbow, hip or knee) is entirely another story. Please slide into the bag or peel away.
3. When running from first base, if you are put out at second while you are still far away from the second base bag,GET OUT OF THE WAYand do not block the defensive player's throwing lane. You could get drilled unless the defensive player voluntarily opts to alter his throw so as to avoid your forehead.
As our Commissioner Bob Johnson put it, if a player cannot go to work on Friday, because of something like this that happened with us on Thursday, then it was not a good night.
Top Fourteen Things To Know About the Warriors Softball League
1. Our primary reason for existence is to have fun in a safe way and build male friendships. 2. To accomplish that we only allow the use of league-furnished, ASA approved bats, in 26oz, 27oz, 28oz and 29oz weights. Any other bat, other than those provided by the league, is prohibited, except for players 69 years of age, or players turning 69 that year. These players may use any bat of their choosing.. Currently we use the Mizuno "Craze" and the Mizuno "Frenzy" composite bats. 3. We use a 375/.44 polyurethane-core softball. 4. We re-draft teams each season, so players are not with the same teammates each and every season. Eventually, everyone plays with (and against) everybody else. 5. We have "AAA"-type tournament-quality players, and we have "A"-type recreational-quality players, and everything in between. 6. We have 45-year-old players and we have 70-year-players and every age in between. 7. We have a true draft, but even though we do not make promises or issue guarantees, we bend over backwards to make every effort to try to make special accommodations to players who need to be on the same team for whatever reason (siblings, carpool together from afar, etc.) 8. We allow the use of courtesy runners once a batter reaches first base. 9. Outfielders must station themselves behind an arc of orange cones until a ball is struck by a batter. If a batted ball touches the outfield grass, the batter can do no worse than a single and does not need to run/walk/crawl/get to first base. Batters may not be put out at first base on a throw from any outfielder. 10. We hire our own real paid umpires. 11. Every team participates in the first round of the post-season playoffs. 12. Every player receives a new shirt each season and it's theirs to keep forever. We do not issue faded, shrunken, ill-fitting hand-me-down shirts to our players. 13. The league hosts all players, from all teams, to a pizza party immediately after conclusion of each season's championship game, at no charge to the players. At the party, usually attended by 60-70 players, the Brad Betz Memorial Award is presented to the league's "best teammate". For information on this award, click on the Brad Betz tab on the left side of this homepage near the top. 14. All games have not only a fully-stocked first aid kit on site, but also a cardiac defibrillator at each backstop. Most league players have been trained on how to use it.