In game 1, the Goonies played the Phenoms again and the red hot Goonies kept their undefeated streak alive as they moved to 5-0 following a 17-13 victory. Ryan Barton had a triple and 6 RBI's while going 4-5 for the Goonies en route to the victory. Josh Paul, the Goonies captain, finished with 3 RBI in the game.
Jason Huling for the Phenoms smashed two homeruns over the right field shed at Douglas Park, both homeruns traveling an estimated 370 feet. Huling finished with 5 RBI while going 3-4 but it wasn't enough for the Phenoms. Mike Holst finished with 3 RBI for the Phenoms. There were no shortage of hits for the Phenoms as they had 18 total, 12 of which were extra base hits including the two homeruns from Huling.
But the 21 hits for the Goonies, despite only 3 going for extra bases, were too much for the Phenoms. With the loss, the Phenoms have fallen to 1-4 on the season.
In game 2, the Gremlins hosted the Crushers in an absolute shootout. The Crushers came out on top 21-20 following a valiant comeback effort by the Gremlins. Ryan Barton hit a deep fly ball over the left field wall for a homerun and he finished the game with 3 RBI for the Gremlins The homerun was his only hit in the game. Earlier in the game, he hit a ball over the left field wall but it was foul by just inches. A discussion amongst multiple players of each team was required in order to make the call.
Jason Huling continued his strong hitting in game 2 for the Gremlins going 4-5 with with 4 doubles and 4 RBI. Scott Raes also finished with 4 RBI and a pair of doubles for the Gremlins.
Despite strong numbers from some of the VLB's best hitters on the Gremlins, Greg Dutra's 5 RBI for the Crushers helped lead the way in the 21-20 victory. Dutra also had a pair of triples and a double in the win. Josh Paul and Mike Holst each had 3 RBI in the contest.
Game 2 was sloppy. Despite 41 total runs being scored, there were only 31 total RBI's credited. The Crushers moved to 3-2 on the season following the victory, the Gremlins fell below .500 dropping to 3-4.
Following some more rain in the late afternoon and evening on Saturday, conditions to start the games on Sunday were once again less than ideal as expected. But after some work done before the game and warm sunny skies during the game, things dried out for the most part by game 2.
Another pair of double headers is scheduled for the weekend of May 11 and 12. Long range weather forecasts are calling for a very small chance of thunderstorms on Saturday, otherwise partly sunny skies with a high near 70. On Sunday, the forecast calls for sunny skies and a high of 60.
*See recap of Saturday's game by clicking here*