After falling behind 16 to 0 after the first to innings, the Blues put together their greatest single inning rally in team history. It all started with 2 outs and no base runners. The next 12 batters (Kyle, Joe C, Kate, Ben, Martin, Joe J, Elyse, Tanya, Robert, Andy, Kyle, Joe C) all got on base to bring in 10 runs and close the lead. Hard base running was the key and it turned many would be outs into ball bobbling errors. Click on the photo above to view Jared's awesome photos and captions.
Alas, the opposing team eventually pounded out another 10 runs and the game was cut short after the fifth inning due to the 'mercy rule'. The hitting was great though and it was a fun way to start the season. There were definitely some kinks in our defense but we're all up to speed now for Monday's game against Richmond Events. They are a new team in our league so no scouting report this week.
The post game libations took place at the Blues' home away from home, The Bull Moose Saloon. After last year's D&P game, the infamous Jingle Jugs made their debut on the wall behind the bar. Coincidentally, there was a different pair on display last night that drew responses from the male and female players alike.