The Caybrew Chuggers shook off a
disastrous effort in its previous game with a 15-6 over the Global Baers in
adult co-ed softball action at the Field of Dreams last week.
The two teams traded runs in the
first two innings. The Baers scored two in the first inning, but the Chuggers
came right back with two of their own in the bottom of the frame.
Then “Da Baers” scored two more
runs in the second inning, only to have the Chuggers come back again with two
After setting the Baers down in
order in the third inning, the Chuggers continued their pattern by scoring a
pair in the bottom of the inning and taking a 6-4 lead.
The score remained that way until
the bottom of the 5th inning, when Caybrew exploded with 8 runs, all
of which scored before an out was recorded, to take complete control of the
Caybrew coach Alan Markoff said his
team was lucky.
“One big inning was really the
difference,” he said. “They made some key errors in that inning and we took
advantage of their mistakes.”
The Chuggers committed seven errors
“We were lucky because our errors
didn’t cost us as much as their errors cost them,” he said. “Several times
after we committed errors, we came back and made a big defensive play
Caybrew was led offensively by
Brendon Malice (3 for 4 with 3 runs scored). Ralda Paulse, Sean Landreth, Neil
Clements, David Gibb and Alan Markoff all had two hits in three at-bats as
Games back on
The auto accident that damaged the
transformer caused the cancellation of four games last week. But play started again on Tuesday night.
In other action during the week,
Deloitte ended a long losing streak that went back to last year with an 11-10
win over the Maples Sluggers.
Home Gas stayed perfect on the year
with a 19-15 victory over winless Jose’s Escape.
Dog House suffered its first loss
of the season in a 10-3 drubbing by The Pub Crawlers.
In an exciting game, the PwC
Scorpions earned their first victory in four seasons with a 17-16 extra-inning
win over PwC B.
New Scorpion player Minori Honda
scampered home with the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning to end
the mother of all losing streaks in the co-ed softball programme.
Much of the team remains upbeat
about the historic win. Among them is team manager Tanya Jonker, who has been
on the team since inception.
“Winning never gets old,” Jonker
said. “Not only was it great to win a game for the first time this season, but
to win against our fellow office mates was absolutely awesome.
“This win has made all the other
games worthwhile and has encouraged all of our team members to continue to
play. It has uplifted our moral and team spirit and we have proven to
ourselves that we can pull it together and perform under pressure.”
League coordinator Alan Markoff
said he was thrilled for the Scorpions.
“It’s a testament to their
perseverance that they kept on playing despite the losing streak,” he said.