Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Blues Top Topps, 2-1

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.

Blake LF
Max LC
Tim RC
Dave 3B
Jeremy RF
Julie SS
Rob P
Ryan C
Erin 1B
Jessica 2B

Ryan and Blake Ride the C Train Home After the Game (Julie in reflection.)

Oxford Blues Beat Watchtell Raiders, 9-4

Game 7: Oxford Blues 9, Watchthell Raiders 4
Thomas Jefferson Field
July 28, 2014

The Blues scored three runs in the first inning and never looked back as Zach Haynes won his second start of the season, leading the Blues to defeat the Raiders by the score of 9-4. The Blues are now 5-2 and another visit to the playoffs looks promising.   Max Sinsheimer homered (again) and Dave, Julie, and even I contributed offense.   Zach arrived to the game without shoes, but quickly ran down the street, and returned with Fila's he purchased for $25.

"There's a place selling shoes in any five block radius in NYC," Haynes said. "I'll also be able to use these playing basketball."

After the game, the Blues gathered at the bar to celebrate the victory and admire the tote bag that Soho Press made for Coach Repino's novel that will be published in January.

"I will use this bag to pick up my fresh produce from the CSA," Tim said.

Blake SS  VINE
Tim LF
Zach P
Dave 3B
Julie RC
Jeremy RF
Sara 1B
Jessica 2B
Jenny C
Rob EH

Blues No Match for Seyfarth Sluggers, Lose 25-8

Game 6: Seyfarth Sluggers 25, Blues 8
Harlem River Park
July 21, 2014

The Blues (4-2) were trounced by the Seyfarth Sluggers by the score of 25-8, but the squad still managed to play the full seven innings. Max and Blake made their infield debuts at third base and SS respectively.

"Probably not the best idea I've ever had," Coach Repino admitted after the game.

"Wonder if these guys are hiring" Blues Legal Council Blake Ratcliff muttered aloud.

"Does it look like I am working in the UK office," first basewoman Sara McNamara asked Max and Blake. "Then why are you airmailing it to me?"

Max homered and Julie went 3/3. The Blues will have to regroup if we face these lawyers again in the playoffs.

Rob P
Max 3B
Blake SS
Tim LF
Julie LC
Jeremy 2B
Ryan RC
Sara 1B
Chris RF
Jenny C