Game 8: Blues 2, Topps 1
Frederick Douglass Field
August 4, 2014
Ryan DeRentz homered in the second, all the offense the Oxford Blues (6-2) needed to beat Topps - a baseball card company - by the score of 2-1. In the last of the sixth, Blake Ratcliff made a diving catch in left field to save the game.
"Sweet Baby Jesus," Coach Repino said after Blake made the catch. Repino pitched a complete game and only allowed 1 run, greatly improving his ERA after the 25 runs he surrendered in the game earlier this summer against the Seyfarth Sluggers.
"Good pitching, Rob," Dave said. "You looked liked Cy Young out there."
The Blues improved to 6-2 on the season with two games left to play. The Topps batters hit towering home runs which were either caught, or hit to the wrong part of the field, creating an out.
There were many children running on the field obstructing play throughout the game, but the umpire bought them all ice cream which distracted them from the grown-ups on the field.
"I'd do it for the kids anyway," said the ump.