Sunday, June 29, 2014

Oxford Beats Norton....At Softball

Game 3:  Oxford Blues 11 Slammin Seagulls 9
Central Park's Great Lawn
June 25, 2014

Zack Haynes pitched a complete game and broke a tie with a 3-run home run in the 5th as the Blues (2-1) defeated publishing rivals Slammin' Seagulls 11-9.  Haynes, in his first game back since becoming a father, said he would be giving his game ball to his daughter Georgia.

"I'm hoping she might be the Serena Williams of softball," Haynes said.  "Or at the very least not work in publishing."

Blues Legal Council Blake Ratcliff hit a double in the top of the sixth when the Blues collected six insurance runs, all of which were necessary as the Blues defense faltered in the 7th. 

"You were very close to catching that ball," Blues Rookie Taylor Coe observed to me later.

Max (LC)
Tim (RF/EH)
Taylor (3B)
Blake (LF)
Dave (SS)
Ryan (1B/EH)
Jeremy (EH/RF)
Julie (RC)
Zack (P)
Erin (EH/1B)
Rob (EH)
Sarah (2B)
Jenny (C)

Blues Win First Game of the Season

Game 2: Oxford Blues 11, Conifer 5
Harlem River Park #2
June 16, 2014

Oxford Blues (1-1) won their first game of the season against the financial services firm Conifer, which only fielded 8 players. The Blues benefitted from only having to get two outs in certain innings, as the penalty to Conifer for coming to a game short-staffed.   The Blues hit and fielded well, led by Max Sinsheimer's double and HR, and good defense from Blues rookies Julie Fergus and Taylor Coe.   The game ended with an out at the plate as Blues Veteran Catcher Jessica Chesnutt put the tag on an overly optimistic base runner.  This contest was only slightly overshadowed by the US-Ghana soccer game, but congratulations to Coach Repino for assembling a squad of 11 on the evening of such a momentous sports event.

"Could be the Super Bowl, moon landing, doesn't matter," Coach Repino said. "The Blues are always ready to play."

Max (LC)
Julie (LF)
Taylor (3B)
Dave (SS)
Ryan (EH/RC)
Tim (1B)
Jeremy (RC/RF)
Chris (RF/EH)
Rob (P)
Jessica (C)
Sarah (2B)