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The calls for a full time scorekeeper have begun anew in Falcon Nation, after sloppy scorekeeping created consfusion, resulting in the Falcons and Direct Elevator walking off the field after only the tying run crossed the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning. Due to the WMSPL time limit rule, the game was eventually reverted back to the score after the sixth inning, and the Falcons dropped a heart-breaker 18-12 to Direct on K1 on Sunday evening.

The Falcons started strong in the top of the first, with SLF grinding out a triple to lead off the game. After Fo' Shizzle stranded SLF at third for an undocumented 1/3 of a pizza, Our Only Friend picked him up with a monster shot to left field, his third home run of 2014. In total, the Falcons sent a bunch of men to the plate (accurate information is hard to come by sometimes, as the score sheets occasionally aren't posted until DAYS after the game has been played) and scored 4 runs. Unfortunately, well placed hitting allowed Direct to come right back in the bottom of the first and score 7 of their own.

The Falcons scored three more in the top of the third inning, but by the end of the fifth inning, Direct had amassed an 18-7 lead. Undaunted, the Falcons burst out for five runs in the top of the sixth, highlighted by something good by somebody (again, no score sheets) and another highlight by someone else (no score sheet), and that's where things got weird.

Direct was held to a doughnut in the bottom of the sixth, and even without Mrs Dinner telling the team to get their heads out of their asses, the Falcons came up in the top of the seventh and scored seven, no wait, eight, no, seven... Hold on: Dinner, did you score before Cashley was thrown out? Who was keeping track? "I had to get out in the field!" said Tank, conveniently forgetting that he didn't have to abandon the scoresheet mid-play to jog on out. Direct's scorekeeper visited the Falcons dugout to get a recap of the top of the seventh, and likely left with less accurate information than when he arrived (he arrived with none). It was incorrectly agreed that the Falcons scored seven runs in the top of the seventh when it should have been eight to give the visitors a 20-18 lead.

With the 1:25 time limit rapidly approaching, Direct came to bat and very quickly scored the two runs we all thought they required to take the one-run victory. As the teams shook hands and departed the field, the reality set in that the last run to score was, in fact, the tying run.

After some well-lubricated discussion and negotiation, the two teams decided "F*& IT! WE'LL REVERT BACK TO THE SIXTH!" And all was right again in the land of balls and bags.

The Falcons will regroup and take the field on Monday night at 8:00 to play host to the St. Louis Devils on K1.

Game Notes: Some mighty fine stats were lost when the seventh inning was scratched from existance... Our Only Friend is campaigning for MVP votes as he had 5 RBI for the second consecutive game... Nice knee-caps, Barry...

BOXSCORE

BATTING:
2B: Cincinnati Red-Legs (2), Big Lungs
3B: SLF
HR: Our Only Friend (2), Fo' Shizzle
HR-Fouls: None
RBI: Our Only Friend (5), Lacey (2), Dinner (2), Goliath, Fo' Shizzle, Cashley
LOB: 9
PIZZAS: Goliath (1/3), Big Lungs (1/3)

FIELDING:
DOUBLE PLAYS: Lacey-Fo' Shizzle-Big Lungs

PITCHING:
BATTERS FACED: 45

GAME INFORMATION:
STADIUM: K1 Stadium (Naming rights still available)
ATTENDANCE: 7 (35% FULL) - % is based on regular season capacity (Falcons' side only)
GAME TIME: 1:25
WEATHER: 19.1C, Partly Cloudy; Humidity 46%; Wind SE, 15 km/h (weather data courtesy Environment Canada)

Boxscore:

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Final
Falcons 4 0 3 0 0 5 x 12
Direct Elevator 7 2 0 5 4 0 x 18
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Posted on: Sunday June 1st, 2014 at 6:30PM