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Sept. 24 (1-1) – Fire under the FRC’s

Another perfect night for two fall league games.  72 degrees and NO wind.  The return of CW (bum wheel) and Ricky Martin were the highlights.

Game 1 vs. Team Ziegler (Last place)

In 453 games against Team Ziegler we are probably exactly even in wins and loss and runs, if we don’t count the 19 runs we pushed in the 8th inning on the last night of the summer league.  This game was no different.  The FRC were hitting balls left and right.  It felt like we were way up on Team Ziegler only to find out it was 10-10 at one point.  Somehow, someway the FRC left the bases loaded at least five times enroute to a 12-13 loss.  How do the FRC lose to this team? 

It is always nice to see a ball go over the fence for what feels like a HR, only to have it count as an out.  And then, lose that same game by one run. 

Here is the HR rule as it is stated online:

1-Up Homerun rule: Once a team reaches the homerun limit, any ball hit over the fence after that is an out UNLESS their opponent is even with them (or only 1 up) in homeruns hit for that game.  In that case either team would be able to hit 1 more homerun that counts until the other team becomes even again in homeruns.  Basically once you are at the limit, you can’t have more than 1 homerun than your opponent that counts. 

I think the line “Basically once you are at the limit, you can’t have more than 1 homerun than your opponent that counts.” contradicts the first statement, “any ball hit over the fence after that is an out unless their opponent is even with them (or only 1 up) in homeruns hit for that game.  In that case either team would be able to hit 1 more homerun that counts until the other team becomes even again in homeruns.”

Game 2 vs. Property Claim Solutions (Seventh Place)

Property Claim Solutions lit a fire under the the Fighting Red C’s early going up the middle.  GC jumped on that wagon early.  Our Darrin Nelson, our Barry Sanders, our Billy Sims, our Brain (#20) got fired up at third and acted as the dugout bouncer telling the other squad to get out.  The defense was solid throughout the game with Brad pulling out a few diving catches in left-center.  At the plate, GC got even going up the middle.  With the outfielders cheating in Lars decided to go deep and beat the outfielders over the head.  Matty pulled the same routine with a clutch late inning triple to left-center.  It has been a while since the FRC have had a fire lit under them like they did on this evening.  Good things happen to good people and SFRC worked for a 15-13 win. 

After the game it was fun to say, “Hey the Twins are up 3-1…and the FRC won 15-13.”

Player of the evening: Aaron Rogers pitching two complete games.

Fan of the game: Sans missed the award by selfishly forgetting his lumber.  TO was fan of the game, sticking around for a few after. 

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