Whately Pioneers vs. Pittsfield Elms at Herlihy Field 8/21/11


The game preparation for a Whately Pioneer Home match is large. First you need to confirm the umpire. The Beer Inning needs to be prepared, and beer and food purchased. The opponent has to be tracked down and confirmed. Your players have to be tracked down and confirmed. The Match Field has to be repaired and laid out; and when you are done with that you are rewarded with an evening of worrying about the weather. In other words, this event consumes your entire weekend, whether or not you get to play and compete.

Game ON

Silver Bullet got his hearty Match Men to the Grounds, and the weather looked pretty good. It was dry-ish and the forecast was 50-50 that we'd make it to the Beer Inning with a match under our belt. We also had a good squad and Dog in the square. Artie was umpiring the Match and looked spiffy, as usual.

Dog breezed thru the first inning, while CJ turned a Elms muff into an Ace with some agressive base running. The Elms turned a Whately muff into an Ace of their own and after the Pioneers went quietly, the Match stood 1-1 after 2 frames.

A Bad Squall

As the Pioneers took the field for the Visitor 3rd, the rains came, and came fast. Before you could say Boo, we were playing in goo and were muffing the heck out of the game with a heavy wet ball. Dog's knuckler was a shot put and it was a minor miracle we escaped only yielding 2 runs. We tried to hit in the bottom of the 3rd, but finally, in a complete downpour, with striker Ski standing ankle deep in red mud, Sir Artie said, "Time to go Boys", this Match is over. And so it was, and we hit the Pavillion for brats and beer.

Whately Pioneers AB R H RBI BB/HBP HR      
Jinx 1 0 0 0 0        
Babe 1 0 0 0 0        
Spider 1 0 0 0 0        
Murph 1 0 0 0 0       8/21/2011
Connie 1 0 0 0 0        
Sir 1 0 0 0 0        
Ski 1 0 0 0 0        
Vlad 1 0 0 0 0        
Mustard 1 0 0 0 0        
Ricky Bobby                  
  9 0 0 0 0 0     Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Score
                  Pittsfield Elms 0 1 2 x x x x x x 3
Pittsfield Elms AB R H RBI BB/HBP HR     Whately Pioneers 1 0 0 x x x x x x 1
  0 0 0 0 0 0      
Whately Pioneers IP H R "E"R BB/HBP SO      
Dog 3 4 3 2 0 1      
Pittsfield Elms IP H R ER BB/HBP SO      
FooFoo 3 0 0 0 0 3