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2022 – Week 2

The forecast was sketchy at best for the week leading up to SFRC LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT session Week #2.  Do you know who was concerned about the weather?  No one.  The  weather  has  never  been  a concern  for  the  SFRC.



LEADERSHIP starts with good weather and as the day progressed the weather improved.  To the surprise of no one, it was “Mrs. H” on the evening of Thursday, May 5, 2022.   

The Burnsville Chamber of Commerce has asked several times for pictures that depict the city in its best light.  While the images are owned by the SFRC LEADERS, recommendations have been made to get photographers out on any Thursday evening in the summer.


Game 1: Grey Ducks @ SKYLINE

The Grey Ducks brought a team of 27 players.  These players ranged from half-swing-chop 400 foot homerun hitters to “honey, I made contact tonight for the first time this season and the second baseman made the most incredible diving stop I have ever seen at any level.”  Despite striking out at least five times, the Grey Ducks scored 16 runs.  The SFRC scratched and clawed, but couldn’t get things going.  We will have to get in the film room and really analyze Kenny’s approach at the plate.  What we will find is:  See ball, swing hard, watch the ball fly.  Another two homeruns for the LEADER of LEADERS.  CHill had the unfortunate luck of smoking a line drive at second base that pegged Brain in the shoulder despite his best efforts to go Matrix-style and avoid it.  It was also great to have Travis “Trevor” Potter make his season debut.  Pauly was painting the corners and Grey Ducks acted like it was slow pitch softball and hit the ball all over the field.

Final score: Grey Ducks 16 – SKYLINE 9.

Game 2: SKYLINE @ Quality Flow

The runs… THE RUNS.  Lots of players touching the dish from both dugouts.  Quality Flow was apparently down a player from a Game 1 injury.  We were late to start, but played a solid six innings.  With only nine defenders, the SFRC broke out their paint brushes and turned SFRCMP into their canvas.  The lineup may as well have read: PICASSO, PICASSO, PICASSO, PICASSO…

The SFRC scored multiple runs in every inning, including scoring four…check that, 13 runs in the second inning.  The 13 run inning at the plate was followed by a quick 1-2-3 inning in the field.  There is not enough ink on the internet to talk about the hitting prowess of this game.  Pub Krull 5-5.  Pete 5-5 (including hitting for the cycle).  Kenny 5-5.  Brain 4-4 with a walk.  In fact, the top five LEADERS went 23-24 combined with 12 singles, 6 doubles, 3 triples, 2 HRs and a walk.  Who got out?  Yep, #35.  The scouting report said hitting it down and hard to 3B would get the batter on, but not that time.  

23-24…Let’s break that down as it is truly amazing.

Avg: 0.958….. SLG%: 1.1708….. TB: 41

As a TEAM, the LEADERS were fantastic. CHill may have broke the SS hand with a line drive. As a team we were 32-49 (Avg: 0.653), SLG% 1.102. Incredible.

Respect for Quality Flow who simply didn’t quit.  If a team hits their way to 22 runs, you would assume they would win.  Not in Game 2.  Not against the SFRC.  Final Score: SKYLINE 29 – Quality Flow 22.

NOTE: Expect a rainout on May 12, 2022.  Whilst it doesn’t usually happen, it has happened at least twice when #35 isn’t available / out of town.

This is what SFRCMP looked like after the 9pm game. Two words: PICASSO WAS HERE

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