Game 1: Nine Inch Males v Dirty Dozen
DD starts off unable to score in 1. NIM plate one on a single by Doug Peikin. Neither team scores in 2. Top 3, two score for DD. NIM can't make anything happen in 3. Top 4, DD bats through the lineup, plating 7, nearly all on singles. NIM responds, also batting around, plating 5. A walk with bases loaded brings in one for DD and 2 more score on a single by Ryan McGrew. Bottom 5, Clay Hamilton triples and scores for NIM. DD puts up 6 in 6, helped by a Dan Vescovi HR. NIM adds 2, with a Jim Otter triple.Top 7, DD doesn't score. Bottom 7, NIM plates one when Austin Linde scores on a double by Tony Cabot. but it isn't enough to take the lead. DD wins, 16-10.
Game 2: Shockers v Benchwarmers
Starting slow, Benchwarmers go down 1-2-3. Bottom 1, Shockers put up 2. BW add 4 in 2, helped by a 3 run HR by Dan Benner. Shockers add one more in 2. Top 3, Robert Lillo scores on a Ben Gillis triple. Shockers add 2 more in 3. Top 4, another Benner HR brings in 2. Bottom 4, 3 cross the plate for the Shockers, helped by triples by Dan Lappin and Aaron Hazzard. Benchwarmers can't make anything happen in 5. Shockers add 1. Neither team scores in 6 and the Benchwarmers go down 1-2-3 in 7 to end this matchup. Shockers win, 9-7.
Game 3: Deplorables v Sons of Pitches
SOP put up 5 to start, helped by back to back doubles by Brian Wrigley & Brett Conklin. Deplorables respond with 5 of their own, including a 2 run Shawn Hines HR. SOP adds 1 in 2. Deplorables can't make anything happen. SOP is quiet in 3. Bottom 3, A Jim Kennedy HR brings in 2 for Deplorables. One run reaches for SOP in 4. Deplorables don't score in the 4th. Neither team scores in 5 or 6. With a tie, SOP can't string together enough hits to score in top 7. Wilson Miller singles and will reach on a Dan Powell double to plate one and break the tie. Deplorables win, 8-7.
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