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assignment Shelley Two-Bags
Tuesday 8:00PM June 6th, 2023
With enough soot in the air to make it the equivalent of smoking two packs of unfiltered Camels per hour of play (it was like a family road-trip in the 80's out there), the Falcons and Expos finished a seven inning game in a tidy 1:05 (probably?) with the Falcons coming away with the 18-6 victory.

The Expos offence struggled to string together any hits. As a team, the Falcons didn't run away with it until late. As an individual, newcomer Shelley Two-Bags "ran" his way into a new nickname clocking THREE doubles to go with a single. Doing his best Dr J impression (or is it a Miner Leaguer impression? Have those two played together yet? I'm too lazy to look it up), Shelley Two-Bags couldn't maintain his 1.000 batting average on a cheeky loft-shot attempt in the sixth that was caught on a spectacular play by the Expos' shortstop.

The Falcons scored one in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back.

Game notes: Grahambo hit a Duncan and had 4 RBI... Dunner went 5-for-5 and cashed two ducks... Million Dollar Bill performed well for Mrs. MDB going 3-for-4... Cowboy had 3 RBI despite flying out to the same guy 3 times... Homie counted two fielding errors... The Falcons remain undefeated during the week.

BOXSCORE

BATTING:
2B: Shelley Two-Bags (3), Dunner (3), Grahambo, Poutine, Teets
3B: None
HR: Grahambo, a Duncan
HR-OUTS: None
RBI: Grahambo (4), Cowboy (3), Pizzaco (2), Dunner (2), Million Dollar Bill (2), Teets (2), Shelley Two-Bags, SLF, Dr J

FIELDING:
DOUBLE PLAYS: None

PITCHING:
BATTERS FACED: 34

GAME INFORMATION:
STADIUM: K2 FIELD
ATTENDANCE: 5 (25% FULL) - % is based on regular season capacity

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Boxscore:

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Final
Expos 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 6
Falcons 1 2 3 1 4 7 X 18

Statistical Highlights

HR
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arrow_rightGraham:1
3B
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None
2B
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arrow_rightAdam:🔥 3
arrow_rightSean:🔥 3
RBI
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arrow_rightGraham:4
At The Plate
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arrow_rightSean:🔥 5 for 5
arrow_rightAdam:4 for 5
arrow_rightGraham:4 for 5
arrow_rightJerome:3 for 4 + BB
arrow_rightBill:3 for 4
Team Fines
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arrow_rightGraham:  $5 for FK $5
arrow_rightJeremy:  $5 for SR3B $5
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Tags: win, expos, shelley two-bags
Posted on: Wednesday June 7th, 2023 at 8:37AM
assignment Walk-up Music Fuels Crew Win
Sunday 6:30PM June 4th, 2023
In a rematch from last Sunday, the Crew sought vengeance and then some, winning in a landslide against a shorthanded Falcons squad, 27-15.

It was a tale of two crowds. The Falcons fielded a bare bones lineup of eight guys and not a single spectator in sight. The Crew showed up in party mode, bringing a near-full squad, a bleacher so packed they pulled out the picnic chairs for the overflow, and a fully charged bluetooth speaker in a welcome return of their trademark walkup jams.

And in typical Falcons style, they celebrated Friday's National Donut Day with a Tim Horton's Walnut Crunch turd of a start, logging a big fat zero in the first and, save for MDB hustling around the bases sensing runs were going to be scarce, scratched one run home in the 2nd.

The Crew, meanwhile, feasted on all of the open field an 8-man squad presents, and plated an easy MAX6 in the 2nd to go up 9-1 early.

This game could have and should have been a blowout early, but the Falcons finally showed up in the 3rd, logging small-ball singles and doubles in a bat-around inning to score a MAX6 of their own and get within two of the home side.

But that's as close as it got. Beatty launched two moonshots later in the game to tie Barry Guerrero Jr for the team lead, but the Crew scored 3 or more the rest of the way to close this one out.

Game notes: Sometimes lost in the recaps are the guys who continue to show up and make productivity look routine: Grahambo had another 4/5 game with 4 RBIs, Barry Guerrero Jr went 4/4 with a walk and just a HR short of the cycle, and MDB provided the beverages for the 184th time in a row... Shelley almost had a spectacular catch in RF in the 1st, getting to a ball in the gap only to have it pop out and then, with no one daring to stop the perpetual motion, did a tumbleweeds impression all the way to CF... Cowboy was super unhappy without a triple, so on what should have been a solid single to RF, he legged it to 2nd and, with the relay from the outfield already in the 2nd basemen's hand, Cowboy kept going, sprinting past Resty's tag at 3rd and straight back onto the Falcons bench... Comprising the scant defensive highlight reel, Dr J stole a hit off a Crew one hopper up the middle, ranging to his right and flipping it to 1st. Both teams thought it was a sure single, with no one more surprised than MDB, who caught the throw 5 feet in front of the bag but had time to get to 1st for the out... Flash was a game day signout as he continues to rehab his swollen body parts back into shape... the Falcons have a Sunday off before playing *checks schedule* the Crew, again?! Dammit


BOXSCORE

BATTING:
2B: Cowboy (3), Grahambo (2), Barry Guerrero Jr (2), Million Dollar Bill
3B: Barry Guerrero Jr
HR: Beatty (2)
HR-OUTS: None
RBI: Grahambo (4), Beatty (3), Barry Guerrero Jr (2), Shelley (2), Teets (2), Cowboy, Million Dollar Bill

FIELDING:
DOUBLE PLAYS: None

PITCHING:
BATTERS FACED: Think of a big number and then double that

GAME INFORMATION:
STADIUM: K1 FIELD
ATTENDANCE: 0 (0% FULL) - % is based on regular season capacity (Falcons' side only)

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Boxscore:

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Final
Falcons 0 1 6 1 0 5 2 15
The Crew 3 6 4 5 6 3 X 27

Statistical Highlights

HR
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arrow_rightRyan:2
3B
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arrow_rightBarry:1
2B
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arrow_rightSteve:🔥 3
arrow_rightBarry:2
arrow_rightGraham:2
RBI
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arrow_rightGraham:4
At The Plate
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arrow_rightBarry:🔥 4 for 4 + BB
arrow_rightGraham:4 for 5
Team Fines
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None
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Posted on: Monday June 5th, 2023 at 12:42PM
assignment Warning Track Power
Wednesday 9:30PM May 31st, 2023
The Falcons narrowly escaped the torture of long-term insufferability from SLF when his potential second home run of the fifth inning fell just short in a 27-17 win over Surge on Wednesday night.

There have been long recaps written in this space. This one, for example. But that, friends, even at 1,569 words, would have been a mere tweet in the history of the website compared to the recap you'd be reading if that goddamn ball had traveled another 4 feet. The list of truly insufferable Falcons is remarkably short, for a team that's existed for over 40 years. But no matter who you have as your current #1 MIFAT (Most Insufferable Falcon of All Time), they'd be but a memory if only, you know. But I digress... and will again.

The visiting Falcons, with a 9-man bench, opened the game with a MAX 6 in the top of the first inning. The first 6 batters of the inning scored. Surge answered, scoring three of their own, and followed with a defensive clinic, setting down the Falcons scoreless in the top of two. Chuffed, Surge MAX6'd out in the bottom half of the inning to go up 9-6 after two.

Undaunted, the Falcons answered in the third, sending all 9 batters to the plate and posting a MAX6. Back in the field, a tidy 1-2-3 inning left the Falcons in the lead after 3, 12-9. They would not relinquish this lead.

In the fourth, all 9 Falcons would bat again, resulting in another MAX6. The visiting defence held again in the bottom of the fourth, allowing only 2 baserunners and zero runs scored.

The fifth inning, where both teams seemed to agree that there's no defence in slo pitch, was a game unto itself. In total, 16 runs were scored and between the two teams Mrs SLF counted five fielding errors. For the visiting side, Teets drew a walk to lead off the inning, and was moved to third on Poutine's "double". That set the table for the what could have been the first half of the next book you're going to read. SLF cleared the table with his ninth career home run, an inside-the-park job. Dr J followed with a single, and we won't bring up Million Dollar Bill's night at the plate. A hit, a fielder's choice and three doubles brought up SLF for the second time in the inning. With two out and eight ducks already cashed in the inning, SLF unleashed a mighty (ha) wallop that elicited a few gasps. Friends, it was majestic. Long. High...

Playable.

It ended up in the right-centre fielder's glove for the third out on the warning track, because of course it did. And it's for the best because honestly you'd never hear the end of it if it went over. I'd end up hating myself for what I'd put you all through. So my loss is your gain. So I digress yet again (breaking the fourth wall while I'm at it!). Anyway...

Surge clearly drew inspiration from that offensive output, because they came up swinging in the bottom of the fifth. Steve walked to begin, and after Justin's flyout, went single, double, single, single, fielder's choice, double, double, TRIPLE, single before Steve lined out to end the inning, but not before Surge put up a snow-man of their own.

The sixth inning was relatively quiet, and when 16 runs are scored in the fifth inning, there's no time for the seventh.

Game Notes: FOUR FEET... Teets was only a homer short of hitting for the cycle... SLF's ninth career homer broke a tie with Cowboy, and brought him to within one of Million Dollar Bill on the all time list... Teets' first inning triple was his first since 2019... Perfect nights at the plate were enjoyed by Dr J and Barry Guerrero Jr... This was the first win by the Falcons without hitting a ball over the fence since Sunday.

BOXSCORE

BATTING:
2B: Dunner (3), Poutine (3), Barry Guerrero Jr (2), Cowboy, Teets, Dr J
3B: Teets, Barry Guerrero Jr, Grahambo
HR: SLF
HR OUTS: None
RBI: Dunner (6)(!), Grahambo (5), Barry Guerrero Jr (4), SLF (3), Million Dollar Bill (2), Poutine (2), Dr J (2), Teets (2), Cowboy

FIELDING:
DOUBLE PLAYS: Grahambo-Barry Guerrero Jr-Million Dollar Bill

PITCHING:
BATTERS FACED: 37

GAME INFORMATION:
STADIUM: K1 FIELD
ATTENDANCE: 1 (5% FULL) - % is based on regular season capacity (Falcons' side only)


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Boxscore:

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Final
Falcons 6 0 6 6 8 1 X 27
Surge 3 6 0 0 8 0 X 17

Statistical Highlights

HR
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arrow_rightJeremy:1
3B
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arrow_rightBarry:1
arrow_rightGraham:1
arrow_rightAshley:1
2B
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arrow_rightSean:🔥 3
arrow_rightMike:🔥 3
arrow_rightBarry:2
RBI
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arrow_rightSean:🔥 6
arrow_rightGraham:5
arrow_rightBarry:4
At The Plate
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arrow_rightBarry:🔥 6 for 6
arrow_rightGraham:4 for 5 + BB
arrow_rightJerome:🔥 4 for 4 + SF
arrow_rightSean:4 for 5
arrow_rightMike:4 for 5
arrow_rightAshley:3 for 4 + BB
Team Fines
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arrow_rightSean:  $5 for FK $5
The team sincerely thanks you for your contributions!🤑
Tags: win, surge, slf, dunner
Posted on: Thursday June 1st, 2023 at 9:00AM
assignment Suggested Title Of Recap: "Big Hoop"
Sunday 9:30PM May 28th, 2023
Riding high after a hard-fought victory over The Crew in the early game, the Falcons started strong and finished weak in a 22-11 loss to Storm in the night capper.

Not yet too fatigued from no rest in the first game, the Falcons jumped to an early 6-0 lead plating 3 in each of the first two innings and holding Storm to a delicious doughnut in the bottom of the first. Storm scratched 3 across in the bottom of two, and that’s pretty much where the wheels fell off for the Falcons. A doughnut in the top of three was followed by Storm MAX6-ing the next two at-bats and following with a 5-spot. After five, it was 20-8 and didn’t get any better. The final score may have been a bit closer were it not for the three SR3B fines recorded in this game.

Game notes:Dunner’s 3-run dinger was the lone highlight for the game, though Miner Leaguer’s effort in the seventh to manufacture a run all by himself was entertaining. He forced a double on a sure single, and tagged to third on a short fly ball to left. Sadly, he was stranded there… Per Homie: ERRORS: 2… Don’t ask me about the recap title. It’s the result of some odd game of broken telephone.

BOXSCORE

BATTING:
2B: Beatty, SLF, Miner Leaguer
3B: None
HR: Dunner
HR-OUTS: None
RBI: Dunner (5)(!), Teets (2), Barry Guerrero Jr (2), Cowboy, Million Dollar Bill

FIELDING:
DOUBLE PLAYS: None
PITCHING:
BATTERS FACED: 39

GAME INFORMATION:
STADIUM: K2 FIELD
ATTENDANCE: 1 (5% FULL) - % is based on regular season capacity (Falcons' side only)


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Boxscore:

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Final
Falcons 3 3 0 2 0 3 0 11
Storm 0 3 6 6 5 2 X 22

Statistical Highlights

HR
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arrow_rightSean:1
3B
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None
2B
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None
RBI
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arrow_rightSean:5
At The Plate
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arrow_rightJerome:3 for 4
arrow_rightJeremy:3 for 4
arrow_rightSean:3 for 4
Team Fines
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arrow_rightChad:  $5 for SR3B $5
arrow_rightMichael:  $5 for SR3B $5
arrow_rightAshley:  $5 for SR3B $5
The team sincerely thanks you for your contributions!🤑
Tags: loss, storm, dunner
Posted on: Monday May 29th, 2023 at 11:33AM
assignment Small Ball Falcons Come Back
Sunday 8:00PM May 28th, 2023
It took a month, but the baseball weather finally arrived and the Falcons welcomed it with a come-from-behind 14-12 victory over The Crew to open Sunday’s doubleheader.

The Falcons started quickly in the top of the first, with the first four hitters singling (not sure if that’s a word, better check with ChatGPT) and three of them being driven in. The bench was empty for the Falcons when they took the field in the bottom half, a familiar sight to those who have actually shown up to play this year. With the prospect of no innings off for the twin-bill, the Falcons gave up four runs and their early lead. After one, The Crew led 4-3.

A goose egg for the visitor in the top of the second allowed The Crew to extend their lead with a MAX6 to go up 10-3 after two.

Unfortunately for The Crew, that was peak offence for them in the first game. Perhaps the lack of walk-up music has affected their mojo? It’s impossible to tell. They’d only plate two more runs the rest of the game, helped in no small part by a couple HR-OUTS due to the lack of Falcons fire-power.

Meanwhile, the Falcons chipped away. Four singles in the third plated three. In the fourth, the Falcons tied it up with 3 singles and 3 doubles to score 5 and knot the score at elevens. The visitors would take the lead for good in the fifth, when SLF led off with a single and Dr J patiently worked a walk. That turned the line up over for Cowboy who cashed them both with a triple, his fifth of the young season. Cowboy scored right away on Barry Guerrero Jr’s RBI groundout. After five, the Falcons led 14-11.

The teams exchanged delicious doughnuts in the sixth, and the Falcons went quietly in the seventh, three up, three down. In the do-or-die seventh for The Crew, three singles and a fielder’s choice scored one, but the come back came up short.

Game notes: How long has it been since the Falcons won without hitting a home run? You’d have to go all the way back to… Literally two weeks ago in the Falcons’ 14-9 win over the Buellers... Homie returned to keep score, and counted FIVE Falcons fielding errors. There appears to be evidence of who committed the errors on the scorecard, but they were erased and replaced with a sad recap: ERRORS: 5… Cowboy was only a homer short of hitting for the cycle.

BOXSCORE

BATTING:
2B: Flash, Beatty, Cowboy
3B: Cowboy
HR: None
HR-OUTS: None
RBI: Teets (3), Flash (2), Cowboy (2), Dunner (2), Miner Leaguer (2), Barry Guerrero Jr (2), Million Dollar Bill

FIELDING:
DOUBLE PLAYS: None

PITCHING:
BATTERS FACED: 42

GAME INFORMATION:
STADIUM: K1 FIELD
ATTENDANCE: 1 (5% FULL) - % is based on regular season capacity (Falcons' side only)

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Boxscore:

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Final
Falcons 3 0 3 5 3 0 0 14
The Crew 4 6 0 1 0 0 1 12

Statistical Highlights

HR
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None
3B
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arrow_rightSteve:1
2B
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None
RBI
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None
At The Plate
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arrow_rightRyan:3 for 4
arrow_rightSean:3 for 4
arrow_rightMichael:3 for 4
arrow_rightSteve:3 for 4
Team Fines
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arrow_rightRyan:  $5 for FK $5
arrow_rightJerome:  $5 for GIDP $5
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Tags: the crew, win
Posted on: Monday May 29th, 2023 at 11:05AM
assignment Miner Leaguer Returns in Win over Coulas
Wednesday 8:00PM May 24th, 2023
The Falcons beat writer has an exceptionally busy work day, so last night's summary is provided by ChatGPT. Welcome to the future!

In an exhilarating softball game between the Falcons and the Coulas Bone Crushers, the Falcons emerged triumphant with a resounding 27-13 victory. The match, held at a local sports field, drew a large crowd of passionate fans who were treated to a thrilling display of skill and determination from both teams.

The game began with Coulas taking an early lead, capitalizing on their strong batting and aggressive base running. Their offense was firing on all cylinders, scoring runs and putting pressure on the Falcons' defense. However, the Falcons remained composed and resilient, refusing to let the early setback deter them.

As the game progressed, the Falcons gradually regained their footing and turned the tide in their favor. Their batting lineup showcased exceptional power and precision, consistently finding gaps in the Bone Crushers' defense and delivering timely hits. The Falcons' pitchers also tightened up their performance, stifling the Bone Crushers' scoring opportunities and displaying excellent control on the mound.

In a stunning comeback, the Falcons steadily piled on the runs, erasing the Coulas lead and surging ahead. Their teamwork and determination were evident as they executed strategic plays and capitalized on the Bone Crushers' defensive lapses.

As the final innings approached, the Falcons' dominance became apparent, and their lead continued to grow. Despite a valiant effort from Coulas, the Falcons proved to be too strong, ultimately securing a well-deserved victory.

The game showcased the Falcons' resilience, adaptability, and ability to perform under pressure (Editors note: as our wives would attest, not sure if this is true). It also highlighted the unpredictable nature of sports, as the Bone Crushers' early lead was ultimately eclipsed by the Falcons' comeback. Both teams demonstrated admirable sportsmanship throughout the match, and the Falcons celebrated their hard-fought win, while Coulas vowed to learn from the defeat and come back stronger in future games.

Game Notes: Ok I'm back. ChatGPT is like a high school kid coming up with 50 words but having to fill a 200 word page... Miner Leaguer made his season debut without skipping a beat, logging two hits and 3 RBIs... Cowboy continues his chase towards obliterating the Falcons record of 11 triples, and is on pace for (*checks how many games are in a season*) 38... For a guy who claimed to be coming into WMSPL rusty, Shelley has absolutely killed it on the field, batting a perfect 1.000 and making a number of plays in RF... Flash and Dr J also had flawless nights at the plate... Barry Guerrero Jr = Vladdy Guerrero Jr's statline from the Jays 20-1 win: 3 hits, 1HR, 6 RBI... beat writer's kid says hello to the "Missing: SLF" photo on the milk carton she uses for her cereal every morning. Also, her first words were "Why did he vote for a 38 game season?"... and no, Goliath has not earned any of the same grief as he's on his way to a Nobel Peace Prize making sure the whole world has access to pancakes and sandwiches.

BOXSCORE

BATTING:
2B: Grahambo (2), Miner Leaguer
3B: Cowboy (2)
HR: Barry Guerrero Jr
HR-OUTS: None
RBI: Barry Guerrero Jr (6!), Cowboy (3), Miner Leaguer (3), Teets (3), Flash (2), Shelley (2), Grahambo (2), Dunner (2), PizzaCo (2), Million Dollar Bill, Dr J

FIELDING:
DOUBLE PLAYS: Barry Guerrero Jr-Grahambo-Barry Guerrero Jr

PITCHING:
BATTERS FACED: ?

GAME INFORMATION:
STADIUM: K1 FIELD
ATTENDANCE: 0 (0% FULL) - % is based on regular season capacity (Falcons' side only)

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Boxscore:

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Final
Coulas Bone Crushers 6 3 0 2 1 1 X 13
Falcons 6 6 6 2 0 7 X 27

Statistical Highlights

HR
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arrow_rightBarry:1
3B
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arrow_rightSteve:2
2B
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arrow_rightGraham:2
RBI
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arrow_rightBarry:🔥 6
At The Plate
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arrow_rightMichael:🔥 4 for 4
arrow_rightJerome:🔥 3 for 3 + BB
arrow_rightSean:4 for 5
arrow_rightGraham:4 for 5
arrow_rightSteve:4 for 5
arrow_rightBarry:3 for 4 + BB
arrow_rightAdam:🔥 3 for 3 + SF
arrow_rightBill:3 for 4
Team Fines
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arrow_rightMichael:  $5 for SR3B $5
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Posted on: Thursday May 25th, 2023 at 9:35AM