The Loose Goose Brew Crew once again went undefeated in another home and home set this weekend, this time sitting down Provincial Chrysler 14-12 and 8-0 in that order.
The Crew got off to a hot start in the first game nearly batting around the order and scoring four runs, including a home run by Scottie Rollins, who also put in his best effort in the field this week. After reporters caught up with him after the games he credited the hard work of his baby girl Brinlee, who recently started crawling. “After her performance, the only thing I could do to compete was to take Provincial Chrysler and throw them on the ground.”
The next inning of that game brought more of the same for the crew, as they shut out Provincial Chrysler through two innings while scoring twelve, but struggled to the finish, scoring just four runs the rest of the game and allowing eleven. It seems as though the team took the foot off of the pedal, something which Cito sheepishly admitted. “In the pursuit of sportsmanship we took it easy offensively after that second inning but we won’t make that mistake again; we have a lot of runs to make up against Hook and Ladder so we have to push our game to the limit.”
Greg Dufour put up his finest effort of the season, striking out five on the day while coming back from some tough walks. Mike Scott was slated to start the second game but after the close call that was the first game coupled with Dufour’s strong outing, he decided against it but once again put up strong numbers with two doubles and four RBIs.
Jason Prodan almost went yard in the first game, narrowly missing hitting a home run that in other fields would have been just that. “Yarrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!” was all he would give for a comment.
The second game turned out to be the Brew Crew’s first shut out in at least a few seasons with the bulk of the runs coming in the fith inning which started off with a bases clearing double by Smeaton with the bases loaded. This cashed in the efforts of Chris Hrutka, Shawn Kelly, and Paul Mardegan, and Smeaton was subsequently batted in by Chris Hastings, who is still waiting for his $20 from an umpire but who rewarded his teammates with a bounty of delicious Rolling Rock for defeating his workmates. Defence and pitching prevented any runs getting scored by Provincial after that.
Loose Goose Brew Crew is looking forward to next week, where they will be tested by the team who shares the same record yet leads in runs differential. It seems that if the Brew Crew are to take first they will have to do it by not losing a game to Hook and Ladder the rest of the way but a challenge that the team is excited to undertake.