Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Rebels Overthrow Loan Sharks, 14-7

The Midway Rebels scored 10 unanswered runs in a late-inning coup d'état to topple the visiting Loan Sharks 14-7 on Tuesday. Pitcher Jonathan Spack baffled the Rebel batters the first two times through the order, scattering four runs over the first four innings while next-of-kin David Spack’s three-run homer in the top of the fifth gave the Moneymongers a 7-4 lead. But the top of the Insurgent batting order broke through for four runs in the fifth and six runs in the sixth to salt the game away.

As the young 2008 season gets going, the Sharks’ defense continues to steadily improve. With two on and nobody out in the third, Tim Sullivan made a spectacular running-leaping-gliding grab in right field to rob “Tom” of extra bases and turn what might have been a big inning for the Rebels into something more medium-sized. New recruits Jessica Rousselle and Rachel Grubb coolly handled everything that came their way at short field and second base, respectively. First baseman Mack McNamara recorded the first out of the game on a tough, twisting pop fly and then used that big mitt to scoop everything within reach at first. Over at the hot corner, Peter Holladay made full use of the entire diamond to record outs, throwing to second and first for assists and making a put-out of his own at third.

On offense, leadoff hitter Joe Lieber went 4-for-4 with a double and two runs scored, while Maz Ali went 2-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored. Tim Sullivan delivered a two-out RBI double in the first, and Kenji Foster raked a big two-out single in the third to knock in two runs.

Loan Sharks 103 030 0 7 11 2
Rebels 102 146 X 14 20 6

Next up for the Sharks: New England Home on Monday May 19 at Shattuck.

1 comment:

rebels unite! said...

Oh now its on.... Moneymongers!?

Its go time.

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