|Hodor's Hodors made their Knapp Ranch debut in dramatic fashion Saturday - with a late inning comeback victory, 12-11, just as time expired. It was quite a stirring comeback for the Hodors, who overcame early defense struggles & some quiet bats to secure the victory. If anything it was a sloppy victory for the pre game underdogs, with several errors on both sides triggering the scoring output.
"It was a tough situation (to be down 7 runs early), but it was also incredible to see the team come together so early in the season. I think its a good sign to see us gelling so well this early in the season." Said Manager John Brison, who was obviously pleased with his teams late inning heroics.
Zack Moss & Josh Silver lead they way for Odor's Hodors (1-0), with 4 RBI's each, while leadoff man Greg Rothman paced the Hodors with 3 hits. The CrewSaters were lead by Mitch Dumais, who legged out a double & triple, but failed on his promise to hit a homer.
Next challenge for the Grunting Giants? The Knapp Ranch Bruins (0-1) & with the Garcia Pitching Monster waiting for them upon Saturday's dawn.
|Sons of Pitches shook off a potential late arrival penalty - and proceeded to cause "anarchy' for the Knapp Ranch Bruins with a big win Saturday morning, 14-7. After matching runs early, the Pitches shut down the Bruins with defense, & exploded for 4 & 5 runs in back to back innings - topped off by a crowd stirring 'Inside the park' Grand Slam by OF Taylor Maorga. Pitches pitcher, Craig Ross, overcame some early walks to string together 4 consecutive shut out innings - which essentially soured the Bruins chances.
"They (Pitches) played great top to bottom, and everyone did their jobs. Even when they (Bruins) scored a few runs late, I knew Craig would continue to throw strikes. Even though we scored a lot of runs - I think our teams strength is defense." Said Manger Chris Hoffman about the teams victory.
Including Maorga, the Pitches were led by big games from Alpha Owens, & Gavin Wasmer - who legged out an RBI triple in is first at bat.
Sons (1-0) takes on CrewSaters (0-1) in the later game next Saturday.