As the promise of free beer gets ever closer, the motivation of free pants led the Falcons to an 8-run victory over Xtreme on Friday night, their fifth in a row.
Led by the two-homer, 5-RBI night by Goliath, the Falcons (7-2) came from behind yet again to defeat an Xtreme-ly strong Xtreme team, 19-11. Papa Bear had 3 RBI and Dougothy pounded a porter in an all-around team offensive effort. It can not go without saying that Xtreme is very difficult to beat.
The Falcons started strong, jumping out to an early 3-0 lead after the top of the first. That lead quickly evaporated, however, as Xtreme showed they were there to play by scoring three of their own in the bottom half. Dougothy’s porter to lead off the second put the Falcons back in the lead but Xtreme jumped all over Cashley’s pitching in the bottom half putting up a three spot to take a 6-4 lead.
The Falcons put up twos in the third and the fourth. Xtreme scored two in the third to hold the lead, but couldn’t muster a run in the fourth bringing the score to 8-8 after that inning.
Smelling blood, the Falcons attacked. They put up a five spot in the fifth, a single in the sixth, and another fiver in the seventh. The Falcons defence clamped down and held Xtreme to three runs over the final three innings to save the victory.
Game Notes: Once again, Dougothy had to be home when the park lights came on, good thing he was already dressed for bed… The Falcons scored in every inning… Cashley had two runs scored, but didn’t physically score either of them. Thanks go to SLF and Papa Bear… Goliath had an outfield assist ("Like Bautista!" he says), cutting down a runner at second who was trying to take an extra base... The team managed a gritty victory despite being down their two most influential motivational speakers, Don’t call me Dick and Dinner’s Wife… One would think that a Friday night game would bring out the fans. “Not everyone has no life, you know” noted Mrs. SLF… The Falcons welcomed alumnus Perry “We keep the beer in the” Frigault back for the evening, even though it wasn’t alumni night…
2B: Senior (2), Goliath, Papa Bear, Beaver
HR: Goliath (2), Dougothy
RBI: Goliath (5), Papa Bear (3), Cashley (2), Dougothy (2), Dinner (2), Fo’ Shizzle (2), Beardo, Senior, Beaver
PIZZAS: Shockingly, NONE!
DOUBLE PLAYS: Fo’ Shizzle-Dougothy
BATTERS FACED: 39
STADIUM: K1 Stadium (Naming rights still available)
ATTENDANCE: 4 (20% FULL) - % is based on regular season capacity (Falcons' side only)
GAME TIME: 1:09
WEATHER: 17.4°C, Clear; Wind NNW, 17 km/h (weather data courtesy Environment Canada)