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On Our Way to Third Place

It was significantly warmer in Week #2 than Week #1.  Temperatures were in the mid to upper 50’s.  Earlier in the day the forecast called for a 70% chance of showers.  Again, that may have been true at Burnsville Mall, but certainly not at the park.  It was nice to be back at SFRCMP “Away,” otherwise known as Neill Field B.  We welcomed a new SGG, Evan.  How did we know he was the FNG?  He parked in the outfield of SFRCMP.  It’s okay, I think he can be trained.

Game #1 vs. Ziegler

Brain manned the bump for the third straight game due to Sans’ “minor should hitch.”  Pub Krull started the game with a solo homerun to center.  Clearly the most clutch hit (0-0 game in the bottom of the 1st) since Mr. Clutch (#35) himself.  Nice work Pub Krull.  The started the momentum and allowed the Schlitz Gusto Guys to take an early 4-0 lead.  Ziegler wasn’t intimidated and pushed seven runs in the top of the 2nd inning and another four in the top of the 3rd.  The Schlitz Gusto Guys batted around in the 4th and 5th innings scoring six and seven runs respectively.  Part of the seven runs was an extremely clutch “no-doubter” grand slam by Pub Krull scoring 2’s, Evan and Lars who had all reached on singles.  We fell just a little short in the end.

Final Score: Schlitz Gusto Guys 18 – Ziegler 22

Last out: Evan

Game #2 vs. Goodfellas

Goodfellas made the transition from the fall league into the ever competitive Burnsville Wednesday night D/E Recreational league.  The Schlitz Gusto Guys pushed one run in the top of the 1st, but allowed 10 in the bottom of the 1st.  Goodfellas was sure the game would be over early.  What they did not know is that there is no “quit” in the SGG.  We have plenty of “want to” on our squad.  We fought back a little at a time.  We managed eight runs in the 5th inning and seven more in the 6th and final inning.  Unfortunately the game was cut short due to time.  Brain and Ryan both took a turn on the bump and did what they good to make the defense play.

Solid hitting by all of the SGG’s.  It is not difficult to see how was scored 22 runs.  Pub Krull went 5-5.  Brain hit the ball hard as well and got robbed at least twice ending up 2-5.  Matty hit the ball hard all game, but had a 2-5 to show for it.  Cinco was on 4-5 five times.  #35 was 4-4.  Nate got after one that went well over the left-fielder’s head on his way to a double.  Pauly was an impressive 3-4, Ryan was 3-4, Potter was 3-4, 2’s was 3-4, Evan was 3-4 and Lars was 3-4.  If my calculations are correct, the SGG hit 0.673 (35/52) for the game.  That could be some kind of SFRC/SGG record.

Final Score: Schlitz Gusto Guys 22 – Goodfellas 25

Last out: Cinco on a line drive to second

Hightlights of the game: Evan got robbed of an extra base hit by the Goodfellas left fielder making a diving catch towards the line.  Evan was also part of a little league homerun as Goodfellas played “hot potato” with the ball.  Another highlight: Lars sent a ball deep, well over the left-fielder’s head.  Way to earn some respect Lars.

Lowlights of the game: Ol’ 35 booted far too many ground balls, one resulting in the picture to the left.  Lars took a ball off the forearm in left-center that had a nasty tail on it.  We are still waiting on a picture from that mess.

Per the norm, we shutdown the fields as the last team to leave.




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