Slap a Pitch
Nailed it! A phrase that has coincided with the clank of empty cans missing their targeted recycling can in the postgame social activities after of each of Nicesnatch’s games throughout the last few seasons. Just like those misses, the same could be said for their record in the playoffs for the longest time. All of that, however, was erased with two solid games at Rusty Lyons on Monday in this, the final week of the season. On the other field, we saw a dynasty ride off into the sunset with two games that solidified their place among the best. Slap a Pitch fought off two tough opponents to earn themselves another banner and another big bar tab to the Hanger.
Nicesnatch took on the Jerks who had themselves a very impressive season and continue to get stronger with each season with both their game on the diamond and their social game as well (keep them pretzels coming, minus the bugs though). In the first inning, Nicesnatch jumped out to a quick lead showing their eagerness early to accomplish their season-long mission. Five runs started their championship quest but were quickly put in check with the defense of the Jerks whose bats were held silent through the first two innings. In the third inning, the Jerks got on the board cutting their deficit by more than half with three runs and then executed a shutdown inning on Nicesnatch, yet they were unable to carry any offensive momentum into the following inning as Nicesnatch got the better of them and added an insurance run to their total. In the top of the fifth know that their time was up, it was all or nothing for the Jerks. After putting a runner on, they played long ball and suddenly that deficit was looking very manageable only being down two runs. This game and this season, however, belonged to Nicesnatch. Upon collecting the final out they let out emotions of sheer joy for they had finally overcome all obstacles and were crowned champions.
One last go around is what this playoff run meant to Slap a Pitch. With them moving on to pursue the game elsewhere, they gave this playoff run everything they had even without one of their best players. With their opponent, the Swingers, back to try and avenge a loss in the championship game last season this game figured to be a classic and that’s exactly what we got. Matching each other run for run through the first three innings. The game was all knotted up at six when Slap a Pitch went off for five runs to give them the lead they would not relinquish. The Swingers once again tried to claw their way back but their bats were silenced. Slap a Pitch took the game and celebrated raised the banner once again.
Congratulations to both our champions and thanks to everyone who contributed to making this a great season. Cheers!