Easily the highest offensive output of the fall, the Gray Team extended their lead in the SFL standings with a pair of wins Saturday morning. They now sit at 6-1 and hold a three game lead over the Green team. The first game of the day featured 18 total runs, with Gray scoring a dozen themselves, doubling up Green 12-6. Green jumped out to a 2-0 lead after a half-inning, but Gray answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning thanks to back-to-back RBI doubles by Ryan Rua and Kyle Kemp. Gray was nursing a 5-4 lead when they put up a four-spot in the fourth thanks to RBI hits by Mike Fabri and Zach Mosbarger. Jae Leewothy provided some offense for Green, knocking his second home run of the fall in the fifth, but it wasn't enough to spark a comeback. The Ump Cam, Chris Mason, picked up the win in relief.
In game two, the Gray team used the long ball as their weapon of choice. Kyle Kemp's bat was still scorching when he belted a go-ahead two-run home run in the third and Josh Crout added some insurance when he blasted a two-run shot of his own to dead center field. There was cause for concern with the number of errors committed throughout the day and the slow pace of play. Hopefully the weekend finale will see improvement in both categories.
The Storm baseball team has announced Saturday, October 9th will be "Family Day." 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 andwww.thecoachscave.blogspot.com for recaps after the game.
Game 9: Gray 12, Green 6 (W: Mason 1-0, L: Minnich 0-3)
Game 10: Gray 6, Black 4 (W: Nordquist 2-0, L: Ingalls 0-1)
Game 11: Black v. Gray, 9am
Game 12: Black v. Green, 11am
Standings W L .PCT GB RA RS
Gray 6 1 .857 - 22 39
Green 2 4 .333 3.0 30 22
Black 1 4 .200 3.5 25 14