Game 10: Berkshire Town Liquors Invitational|
A's Lose a Heartbreaker
July 24, 2005
By Andrew Wolan / MLSB.com
The A's had their hands full Sunday as the A’s played game one of a double header. Originally, the A’s were scheduled to play the night cap. The 5pm game match-up between Berkshire Town Liquors (BTL) and B-Crew was canceled after B-Crew announced that they would be unable to make the game. Since The A’s and BTL were not scheduled to play each other this season, the manager of the BTL invited the Avengers to play in their place, and team skipper A-WOL accepted. Thus, the Berkshire Town Liquors Invitational was on.
The A’s defense was solid early in the game, yielding only 2 runs in the first 4 inning. The defensive charge was lead by John and Dale, who kept the outfield in line, and by Renee, (a player from AutoMarket), who was solid at second. The offense was strong as well, as the A’s scored at least a run in every inning, which including two inside-the-park homer runs by Mr. Sports Center himself, John, and a center field homerun by Rob, (a player from AutoMarket).
The Berkshire Town Liquors played some serious softball by drawing numerous walks in the game. Despite this, BTL was unable to capitalize on these walks early in the game, which gave the A’s a comfortable lead.
But as the game wore on, the A’s bench grew more and more fatigued, both from the heat and from the 3:30 game some of the players played with GD-Crew. As a result, the BTL was able to capitalize on their walks by rallying in the fifth to come within a run. In the final inning, the A’s defense fell apart as they were unable to convert several routine plays for an out. As a result, BTL rallied and came from behind to hand the A’s a heart breaking lose of 15-14
John: two ITP home runs. (2-run HR in the 4th and a solo HR in the 5th.) First A’s player to hit two ISP home runs or back-to-back HRs in a game. (Jason was the first player to hit two traditional HR in a game.)
Rob: hit a 2-run home run in the 5th. It is worth noting that he left at the start of the inning to go home and
came back in time to bat and hit the home run. Whatever he did at home must of worked.
Dean: 3 for 3 (2B, SAC) with 2 RBIs and 2 runs.
Paul: 3 for 3 (2B) with 2 RBIs and a 2 runs.
Renee: 2 for 3 (3B) with 2 RBIs and 2 runs.
A's: defense allowed only 1 run after the first 3 innings.
A-WOL: announced that the team camera had broken. He brought a microphone to record the action instead.
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Andy Wolan is a reporter for MLSB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Softball or its clubs.