tie game and condolences
On Monday, Silver and Double Blue were locked in a pitchers’ duel between Mark Lee and Nate Jack. This game probably set a league rule for pop-ups. Good defense on any hard hit balls helped keep the score down as well. Down 3-1, Silver finally found some holes in the bottom of the 6th to go up 6-3. However, Blue stormed back in the top of the 7th, with Jesse Laibovitz singling to bring home Mike McCleave with the tying run. After Mark got out of it, Nate breezed through the bottom of 7 with 2 more pop-ups sandwiching a strikeout to preserve the 6-6 tie.
Black games June 12 and June 14
Yes it’s true Black did indeed win both its games this week a development that has not occurred since….well ever. The first was against Purple was 7-5 and the second against blue was 10-4. Both games were characterized by a thousand cuts, in neither game did Black hit a home run (in fact they haven’t hit one all year) and there was only one extra base hit. Kudos to Adam Hennick who pitched the whole game on Monday after pitching Sunday in some “other” league. Apparently, this wasn’t enough of a challenge for Adam as he again pitched 7 innings on Wednesday after pitching 5 innings (yes for some other league) in the early game. Next week Adam intends to pitch two games at the same time.
Executive League – Summary – Rays win vs. Orange
Game Summary – Rays vs. Orange – 6:45pm on June 14. Rays win 7-4.
The Orange Crush came out early with 1 run in the 1st, but each time they formed a rally, Adam Hennick bore down and his defense got to work, shutting down the threat – defensive highlights included the brothers Bernstein flashing the leather – first it was Leslie C. Bernstein with a few running catches in left field , followed closely by Adam J. Bernstein (Jr.) spearing a deadly line drive off the bat of Dr. Kevin Green, personal physician to the stars. Next up was a double play from the outfield with Mike Krestell charging in on a line drive and throwing a laser to Lorne Bloomberg (leader) at the plate to nail the runner tagging from 3b. Finishing up the defense was Lorne Bloomberg (leader) gunning down to 2b to pick off the frisky Harvey Hazan in a caught stealing bang bang play at the bag. Adam Hennick hit the spots for 5 innings and Dave Katman Katz came in to finish the final 2 innings pumping balls inside and out and giving up just the one run in the final 2 innings to close the door. Kevin Green pitched well to keep the game in check for the middle innings and Les Silverstein closed it out to keep the score close enough to leave room for an Orange Crush rally, but the momentum couldn’t shift enough to put the runs on the board.
Hitting Notes: Hitting throughout the lineup from the Rays, including a big 2 for 2 night from Lorne Bloomberg, driving in 2 runs and scoring twice, and 2 hits from each of Dave Katz and Steve Yermus (former 2 time MVP) to pace the offense, but the biggest boost came from the return of Leslie Bernstein to the lead off spot after a 2 week DL stint – Bernie B cranked out 3 hits and knocked in a run in an all around lovely performance. Added hits from Larry K, Rick Meslin (double) and Adam B (Jr.) helped keep the line moving. The Orange Crush were paced with great gap alley contact from Barry Samuel and a well hit HR from Robert Kurtz in the 7th to keep it interesting. Hits from Kevin Green and Eric Green chipped in keep the Orange Crush very much in the game from beginning to end in a well played ball game.