Featuring Da Bears v. Team Horsham
Da Bears wasted not time getting their offense going in game 1 of this best of 3. Kyle Lockard singled home two runs and Jason A added another. Kyle tried to score on Jason’s single but was thrown out at the plate. Quiet for a couple of innings Zack D and Sean V both doubled in the 5th to highlight a 5-run 5th. Sean V again singled home a run in a 3-run 6th and Zack drove in the 14th run for this team in the 7th.
Horsham owned the top seed, but their offense did not really show it in game one. They managed just 7 hits through the first 4 innings. Mike C finally drove in a run in the 5th with a SF and Matt G did the same in the 6th with a SF of his own. Rbi-producing at bats by Adam L and Mike C drove in 2 more in the 7th, but Horsham finished with just 4 runs scored. They lose the home advantage and fall into a hole with a 14-4 loss.
In game 2, Da Bears made sure to keep the pressure on. Ricky S, Tyler T and Sean V all scored in the 1st. Sean V had a HUGE hit in the 3rd, a 3-run home run scoring Ricky and Tyler again. In the 6th, Zack L rbi double and Zack D 2-run double was later followed by Tyler’s own double…all leading to a 5 run inning. Bears plated 12.
Truth is, Horsham had already placed tremendous pressure on Da Bears and seems poised to take game 2. Back-to-back 2-run doubles from Adam L and Nick C led to a 9-run first inning. Jarrett P capped the inning with a double of his own. BUUUUUT, Horsham did not score again until the 6th after they gave up the lead and now trailed 12-9. Nick C tripled and scored in the 6th to cut the deficit to 2 and facing elimination….an rbi double from Casey S and an rbi single from Matt G knotted the game at 12. Extras were not needed.
Horsham was now focused. Bears felt the pressure and walked the bases loaded even pushing in a run on those walks. Dan L then hit the game’s deciding hit, a 2-run double which game Horsham the lead. Brett S added one more and now Horsham held a 2 run lead. Bears had no answer in the 8th and go down in order with the games final out being a K. Horsham now regained the home advantage going into the deciding game 3.
Game 3! Winner take all.
Da Bears came out on fire. The late game 2 loss had no mental effect on them and their offense showed it. Sean V is easily player of this game with a 3-3 performance which included a 1st inning walk, a 3rd inning 2-run home run, a 4th inning grand slam and a 7th inning single. Sean drove in 6 and scored in all 4 plate appearances. Robert K would also drive in 4 on 3 hits while Adam set the tone early with a 1st inning triple (2 rbi).
Horsham attempted to keep up. Dan L had 3 hits including a 5th inning home run while Vince P also had 3 hits. Adam L had a 3-run homer in the 2nd. But the issues was, the offense was sporadic and they were catching up the whole game. Narrowing the deficit to just 5 runs late, Bears had a huge late game rally and took down Horsham 20-12 in the finals deciding game.