Sunday's SFL action left a lot to be desired. No, not in the play, which was much improved from the previous two days, but the results. After a very speedy outcome in the first game, an outcome for game two was left in limbo. The game would end in a 5-5 tie when Ryan Anstaett (2-for-3, 3 RBI) and the Green Team watched as their 4-run lead slip away. Trailing 5-1 after 3 1/2 innings, the Black Team scored four unanswered runs with the final two coming in the final inning thanks to RBI singles by Matt Toth and Cody Blood. Black had the winning run on third base but Green held off their best effort and maintained their hold on second place.
After the Black Team escaped defeat in the sixth, they had a chance to grab victory and close in on second place by scoring a run to pick up a win from the suspended Game 8 from last weekend. Black had loaded the bases with two outs in the fifth but Garret Emling pitched out of the jam to preserve a 7-7 tie.
Aside form the overall dominance thus far of the Gray Team, the story of game one was the red-hot bat of Kyle Kemp. In the top of the first, Kemp belted his third round-tripper of the fall over the left-centerfield wall. Kemp would walk and score an insurance run in the third en route to the Gray Team's seventh win of the fall, in a 3-1 decision.
The SFL heads into its final weekend of the regular season with games resuming on Friday. 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 and www.thecoachscave.blogspot.com for recaps after the game.
Game 11: Gray 3, Black 1
Game 12: Black 5, Green 5
Game 8 (Resumed from 9/17): Black 7, Green 7
Game 13: Green v. Gray, 3pm
Game 14: Gray v. Black, 4:30pm
Game 15: Green v. Black, 9am
Game 16: Gray v. Green, 11am
Standings W L T .PCT GB RA RS
Gray 7 1 0 .875 - 23 42
Green 2 4 2 .333 4.0 35 27
Black 1 5 2 .167 5.0 33 20