A slow start led to an explosive finish for the Falcons, who gritted out a victory over Bradley Motors Shifters 13-8 on Tuesday night at K2 Field at Maypo Yards.
Cold weather may have played a part in the beginning of this one, as the Falcons (21-9) went down 1-2-3 in the top of the first inning. The defence nearly held in the bottom half, allowing a hit, but inducing a fielder's choice for batter number 2. Unfortunately, the Shifters next hitter was Twitter Superstar @jimmo4life who crushed a two run shot just inside the right field foul pole. That shot was a wake up call for the pitching and defence, who got their heads out of their asses and held the Shifters to doughnuts after that, until the bottom of the sixth.
But it was the Falcons offence who needed a spark, and it didn’t arrive until the top of the fifth inning. The Falcons had only scored a single run up until that point, but the bats came alive. They scored a trey in the top of the fifth, six more in the sixth, and the insurance three-spot in the top of the seventh. Timely hitting by the Shifters put a bit of a scare into the fan base in the bottom of the seventh as they scored four, but the defence held and the Falcons walked away with a five run win.
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Game Notes: It takes a seriously dedicated season ticket holder to brave this kind of cold just to watch us numb-nuts play ball… How exciting was the game? Beaverette Jr., the Falcons’ youngest fan, slept through the whole damn thing… Menacing cloud cover late in the game warned of a potential Sharknado… Dougothy cheated on Suzy “Sure Thing” Salvo with Mistress Miken… The Falcons only had three extra base hits, hope that wasn’t a mistake on the score sheet… RIP, Doug Sharp...
2B: Dinner (2), Beaver
RBI: Papa Bear (2), Our only friend (2), Beaver (2), Hundred Dollar Bill (2), Senior, Dougothy, Dinner, The Legend, Fo’ Shizzle
Pizzas: Dinner (3/3), Senior (1/3)
DOUBLE PLAYS: None
BATTERS FACED: 38
STADIUM: K2 Field at Maypo Yards
ATTENDANCE: 3 (15% FULL) - % is based on regular season capacity (Falcons' side only)
GAME TIME: 1:10
WEATHER: 14.7°C, Cloudy with a chance of Sharknado; Wind NW, 26 km/h (weather data courtesy Environment Canada)
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