The Clear Cottage ended the regular season with a battle from
Slips, Trips and Falls. For the second game in a row, the Clear was
taken to the seventh inning. The Clear got on the board first with
2 runs in the first. They had a chance for more but Gordy suffered
a "Cold Beer" K and stranded two runners on base. STF loaded the
bases in the second and Dave Gagootz hit a run scoring single to
cut the lead in half. After Bubba flew out, STF's Chris Kenison
delivered a huge "CBK" to Brian Peters who watched the perfect
pitch drop on the plate for strike three.
The two out rally began with Seeds and Ronzoni both hitting
singles. Rob "Perfect" Pelletier got a bases clearing
inside-the-park homerun for the hustle play of the year. Pelletier
reached second but his heads up running got him to third but he was
not done yet. He saw the chance to try for home so he was rumblin',
bumblin' and stumblin' but slid in safely at home to fire up the
Clear for the 5-1 lead. Both teams scored a run in the third but
the incredible defense from STF's Jeff Alexander kept his team in
it. Will "The Thrill" Burdick hit a ball to deep right field and
Alexander took a big leap, caught the ball and crashed over the
fence for the web gem big out. Next up was Brett "Better on 1 leg,
then most on 2" Regimbald who blasted one to right but Alexander
was there again to end the inning.
That seemed to fire up STF as Alexander, Matt Porter and
Chandler all scored to cut the lead to 1. The bottom of the fourth
saw something rare to Judd Washburn as he suffered his first "CBK"
of the season. STF Coach Joe Kozlar matched Pelletier with an
inside-the-park homerun of his own but this one scored two and gave
STF their first lead 7-6. Seeds tied things up in the fifth scoring
off a Ronzoni Sac Fly. A scary collision occured between Neal
Giberti and Regimbald which fans thought was going to take both
players out of the game but these two are tough as nails and stayed
in the game.
Jackie Blue and Regimbald played some flawless defense as they
combined for four of the remaining six outs. Regimbald, clearly
limping, was still able to field the ball, hobble and fire to first
for the big outs. The Clear regained the lead (8-7) in the sixth
after Giberti hustled home off a single by Burdick. STF had one
chance left but the Jackie Blue got out #1 as he had some big ups
to catch Kozlar's hit, Alfie then suffered a big "CBK" for out #2
and then the limping Regimbald did it again and this time it ended
the game and STF's chance at the upset.
Slopeside ended their season with a dominating "CBK" filled
affair against Jax. Forrest, who had two web gems highlights,
unfortunately was the biggest lowlight as he was 0-3 with two
"CBK's". Cookie, the bartender not the Moguls player joined Forrest
with one of his own. Loco was a one man D diving here, leaping
there for out after out. But it was not enough to overcome
Moguls beat the Heavy Hitters 11-3 but it was the Hitters who
had more web gems. Mild Megan was a wall at second and RuPaul Perry
was stellar in left. RuPaul's season has been a rollercoaster ride
on defense, up for a good game and then down for a bad one but he
shined and got a big up in this one. Chad filling in for his first
game of the season also got his first "CBK" of the season. Moguls
appeared to be cruising towards a mercy shutout win in the fifth
but Stevie Chi got the walk-off single to score Megan Mowery and
give the Hitters the "Win" and extend the game.
The Hitters did lose by mercy in their next game falling to the
Phat Italian 16-1. Everyone hit for the Phat but three players
really shined. Jimbo Cassineri, Loco and Cam all were 4-4 with 3
runs scored a piece. Another player shined too but it was in the
lowlight category as Kevin "Switch" Witt suffered a "CBK" looking
and another swinging. He is the 1st player to CBK from both sides
of the plate. The Hitters added two more web gems to their growing
list and both were against Matt "Ajax" Anderson. Joe the Plumber
robbed a single at third and Tyler "Canadian Bacon" Teed had an ice
cream cone scoop of a catch in left that surely would have got Matt
to second. Phill Andrews did hit the game winning single scoring
RuPaul to give the Hitters their "Win".
All games played at the Killington Library Field on River
Monday July 30, 2012
Loser's Bracket Elimination Game: 4:50 p.m.
Loser's Bracket Elimination Game: 6 p.m.
Winner's Bracket Game: 7 p.m.
Tuesday July 31, 2012
Loser's Bracket Elimination Game: 5:30 p.m.
Winner goes to the Championship Game: 6:45 p.m.
Wednesday August 1, 2012
Championship Best of 3: 4:50 p.m. / 6 p.m. / 7:10 p.m. (if
X-Clinched Playoff Spot, Y-Clinched Division
1) X, Y-Clear Cottage 13-1
2) X-Phat Italian 10-4
3) X-Moguls/McGraths 9-4
4) X-Vermonsters 9-5
5) X-Slips, Trips and Falls 8-5
6) X-Jax Food & Games 2-12
7) X-Charity's Hitters 0-14
There will be a Budweiser sponsored post game party Tuesday July
31 from 8 p.m.-12 a.m.