Also for the first time in many weeks, the games were played at Douglas Park where the field was in pristine condition. Lines were painted, the infield was dragged, the grass was cut, and there were very minimal weeds.
Game one featured the Goonies hosting the Narwhals. The Goonies jumped out to a 3-0 start after one inning, but unfortunately could not manage to bring another run home the rest of the game. Rookie Jason Riordan drove in two for the Goonies. It was the only 2 RBI in the game for the Goonies.
The Narwhals were slow to get started, scoring their first run in the 3rd inning. The Narwhals then put up a 2 spot and a 1 spot in the 5th and 6th inning respectively before scoring 4 in the 7th in what ended up as an 8-3 victory.
Jeff Kilgard led the Narwhals going 5-5 with 4 RBI and a run scored. Ryan Barton was 3-5 with an RBI. Rookie Justin Logsdon had a pair of RBI in the win. The Narwhals improved to 6-3 while the Goonies fell to 3-6.
In Game two, the High Rollers hosted the Phenoms. High Rollers captain, Michael Holst once again did not show up so Mark Wishnia had to sub-captain. The High Rollers have participated in 10 games this year, but their captain has only participated in 6 of them.
In terms of the game, it was pretty tight the whole way with The Phenoms leading 2-1 after an inning. The High Rollers were able to put up a 4 spot in the 2nd inning however to go up on top 5-1. Three runs in the 4th inning for The Phenoms tied the game at 5 but two runs in the 7th inning for the High Rollers was enough to hold on as the High Rollers won 7-5. The High Rollers moved to 5-5 while The Phenoms dropped to 3-5.
Jared Hurlbut and Steve Gerrard each had a pair of RBI for the High Rollers. Both players also doubled in the game. Gage Wenthe improved his average going 3-3 in the game while Hunhui Oh went 3-4. For The Phenoms, 5 different players all contributed for a single RBI. DJ Borkovec led The Phenoms in hits going 3-4.
With the wind factoring in, between the two games there were only 6 extra base hits, all of which were doubles. There were 2 doubles in game one, and 4 doubles in game two.
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