July 17, 2018
Erie took on the River Rats in the first match up. River Rats down key player Bobby Johnson ( now on the 30 day DL due to rehab nurses being way to nice to him). Once again facing another team loaded with bomb launchers. Erie climb the train tracks of victory engineered by Joe Iarussi and the Munoz brothers. Once again calling upon their bombers Erie unleashed the missile car. Allowing Joe Mason, Ken Corple, and Dan Holt to unleash towering missile shots to the road once again altering traffic patterns on Hopocan Ave. Even causing several cars off the road fearing for their safety. City officials have large pot holes to fill now and the citizens are in an uproar. Erie was off and running the tracks with an early lead. But Frank and his River Rat gang planned an old fashion western train robbery. Launching bombs from their cannons Kevin Pastva, Joe Lamanna, and back after a week of repairs Mike Crawford. Franks River Rat gang was relentless with hit after key hit followed by 3 innings of scoreless ball. Which allowed the River Rat gang to surround the train and rob a victory from the Erie depot 28-14. With 3 wins in a row Frank and his River Rat Gang have managed to secure First Place for Now. But no lead is secure in this league.
In the second Match up, we Had Walt’s taking on Gabe’s. Capt. Dean had Gabe’s Home run gang and wild bunch ready for the Walt’s Blue wave bombers and came out swinging! But the Juggernaut Offense that is Gabe’s was miss firing again. Only the Capt. Dean Bivens managed to launch a bomb and send it swimming down river! But the Blue wave Bombers Rick Thurmer, Duane Speck, and Buck Buchanan, were launching tidal wave size bombs over the fence on the way to an early lead. Dean and his wild bunch battled back late in the Game. But Walt’s blue wave drowned out the last inning rally, and swam home with the victory. 23-14.
Last week’s rumor of Capt. Dean purchasing a couple of beers for the head grounds crew personal so the lights wouldn’t be turned on, was found to be false after league officials met with the Russians. And this week’s light failure was due to a power outage. The Russians also confirmed this and they had nothing to do with it. That it just happened due to storms, and City officials NOT recently elected tried their best to get them turned on.
Also note a correction form last week: Joe Mason did hit a grand slam bomb but it was not the game winner. Dennis Mathieu hit a walk off single to win the game!