July 15, 2013
In Dave D'Addona's managerial debut, Oxford Blues (3-2) lost to Net@Work by the score of 17-9. Miles Osgood was making his final start as a member of the Oxford Blues, as he decided his future lay elsewhere, not with company softball, but rather, graduate studies in English literature at Harvard University. The Blues were quite sluggish for the opening innings until they came to life in the fourth. Before that inning began, Elyse Turr's phone rang.
"Hello this is Elyse Turr."
"Elyse it's Rob," Coach Repino said. "Put Gandalf on the phone."
"He's not here."
"Alright let me talk to Dave."
No one knows what Rob said to Dave on the phone that night, but the Blues turned it around as Chris, Tim, Taylor, Blake, Sara, Jenny, Josh, and Dave provided hits and scored runs. Essentially everyone except your humble correspondent. And just before the Blues were going to be dispatched by the mercy rule, Miles provided a timely hit to keep the run differential less than 10.
"That was a great hit Miles!" Sara said. "You sure about this grad school thing? I have been there! I have a PhD!"
"They already sent me a Harvard T-Shirt," Miles said. "There is no going back."
Miles LF/EH 2/2 1 R scored
Chris RF 1/3 1 R scored
Taylor LC 1/2 2 RBI's 1 R scored --- Video
Max 2B 1/3 1 R scored (Web Gem Double Play)
Zach 3B 0/3
Dave SS 3/3 1 HR 2 RBI's 1 R scored --- Video
Tim EH/1B 2/3
Blake EH/LF 1/3
Elyse C 1/3
Jeremy EH/RC 0/3
Josh RC/EH 1/3 1 R scored
Sara P 1/1 2 R scored
Erin / Jenny 1B 2/2 1 R scored
|Photo by Josh L.|