Wednesday featured some impromptu SFL baseball. Originally it was scheduled for a practice but with rain in the forecast for the weekend, it was an opportunity to take advantage of the weather so the games from Friday were moved up to Wednesday. In the first game, Green had the first shot to slow down the Gray attack. For most of the game, they were succeeding. The action started in the top of the first when Nick Lovick drove home Garrett Emling and Matt Vanni after a no-doubter to left. It was Lovick's first home run of the fall. Gray answered with two in the second after a Josh Crout RBI-double. It remained 3-2 until the fifth when Gray brought home the tying run. The Gray team hasn't lost a game since game four of the opening weekend. It was also the third-straight SFL game to end in a tie.
After the tie, the Black Team would have the opportunity to end Gray's string of defeat-less games. The Black Team used a three-run fourth to snap Gray's five-game winning streak and pull within a half-game of second place. Consecutive RBI singles by Jae Leeworthy, Matt Toth and Pat Kilway extended the Black lead to 4-1. Gray made an attempt at their second-straight comeback with a run in the fourth on Josh Crout's second RBI-double of the day.
With rain in the forecast, Sunday's games have been moved up to Friday and Sunday will feature a split-squad game preceded by a short practice. "Family Day" is set for Saturday, October 9th. Festivities will begin at 10:30 am during the SFL 3rd Place game of the SFL and will continue through the SFL Championship Game at approximately 12:30 pm. Stay tuned to www.twitter.com/thecoachscave for updates from the field and www.thecoachscave.blogspot.com for recaps after the game.
Game 13: Gray 3, Green 3
Game 14: Black 4, Gray 2 (W: Sinko 1-0, L: Birch 1-2, S: Shaw 1)
Game 15: Green v. Black, 3pm
Game 16: Gray v. Green, 4:30pm
Standings W L T .PCT GB RA RS
Gray 7 2 1 .778 - 30 47
Green 2 4 3 .333 3.5 38 30
Black 2 5 2 .222 4.0 35 24