Slap a Pitch
With a new format to the playoffs, the championship got underway earlier in the evening and we were all glad it did because we saw one of the most competitive games we’ve ever been witness to at Rusty Lyons. In a bout between two titans, Slap a Pitch took the field to play host to Sharp Glass in a match-up that featured two teams that together averaged over ten runs per game.
Things got underway and both teams showed right away that this was going to be a game that was going to hang on every pitch. Sharp Glass pounced on pitches early on and were able to grab an early lead with a pair of runs in the top of the first inning and showed Slap a Pitch they were here to play. Slap a Pitch, though down early on, responded with two runs of their own as they found success early by going to the right side to tie the game up a two. A shutdown half inning in the top of the second inning left the door open for Slap a Pitch to continue to pound the right side but some spectacular in right center had us in awe but there were only two outs and Slap a Pitch took advantage with some timely hits and pushed across a solo run to grab the lead. The third inning had each team exchange punches as the result of the inning had each team plate two runs each and the score still had the defending champs holding onto a slim lead. That’s when Sharp Glass finally broke open and used their big sticks to power three runs to build a small lead and could see the banner. With their backs against the wall, Slap a Pitch came together as any close team would do and had one of their trademark innings that saw them string together hit after hit that allowed them to overtake Sharp Glass and take a lead back they would not relinquish. With no time left, Sharp Glass desperately tried to force extras with every trick they had, but the pitching of Slap a Pitch showed that tricks are for kids only allowing three runs to put a cap on game and the season hoisting another championship banner and enjoying another glorious season with the family.
We would like to extend a big thank you to all of our great teams and spectators! You all have surely made this season a memorable one! We look forward to doing it all again soon!