Sunday, October 3, 2010

Down the Stretch

In the next-to-last weekend of the fall, the playoff picture looks pretty clear. The Gray Team solidified their hold on the top seed with a 6-0 win over the Green Team. It was all about Josh Crout who made the most of his two at-bats with a base-clearing double in the first and a two-run home run in the third. Crout has been the team's hottest hitter of late and has upped all major offensive categories including home runs, runs batted in, runs scored and the total number of bases touched.

[Note: The total bases touched is simply the number of bases touched throughout the course of a game, compared to total bases which account only for base hits. A base on balls does not count towards total bases but does count in bases touched. If that walk leads to a run scored, then the total bases touched for that at-bat (or plate appearance) is four. The more bases touched, the more chance for scoring a run.]

The Green Team rebounded in the double-dip, scoring six runs of their own. A four-run first inning set the tone for the 6-1 win. Jae Leeworthy was not to be outdone by Crout and hit his third home run of the fall in the second inning which ended the scoring for Green. Cody Blood spoiled the shutout when he left the yard for the first time in the fall.

Despite the loss, the Black Team has a chance to jump the Green Team and secure the number two seed in next weekend's championship round of the SFL with two wins on Friday. Gray has already secured the number one seed and will await the winner of Green and Black in the opening game of Saturday's Family Day. Stay tuned for updates from the field and for recaps after the game.

Friday, 10/1
Game 15: Gray 6, Green 0
Game 16: Green 6, Black 1

Friday, 10/8
Game 17: Black v. Green, 3pm
Game 18: Black v. Gray, 4:30pm

Saturday, 10/9
SFL Finals Game 1: Black v. Green, 10:30am
SFL Finals Game 2: Winner Game 1 v. Gray, 12:30pm

Standings W L T .PCT GB RA RS
Gray 8 2 1 .800 - 30 53
Green 3 5 3 .375 4.0 45 36
Black 2 6 2 .250 5.0 41 25