Andrew's Thoughts

Softball Win

June 19, 2012

I am so excited, we won today 13-10 against the green machine. (A lot of people on our team don’t like those jerks from the last time we faced them).

We had a lot of prayer for our team, and God came through.

Here is the recap of the game according to ben’s game app.

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Things looked bleak for Acts when it trailed by four runs in the fifth inning, but Acts recovered thanks to a key three-run blast in the seventh inning from Andrew Wong to pull out a 13-10 win in seven innings over Green Machine at Alden on Monday.

With the score tied at 10 in the seventh inning, Wong came to the plate and homered, bringing home Ben Wong and Paula Lee.

Wong racked up three RBIs on four hits for Acts.

Each team blasted the other’s pitching, and there were 23 total runs and 33 hits during the game.

Acts jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Acts got things going when Edmund To doubled. A single by Emily Hung then moved To from second to third. Acts then tacked on more runs when Lee scored on an RBI triple by Doug Jensen.

Green Machine answered Acts’ top inning with three runs of its own in the first. Green Machine scored on a two-run single by PlayerE and an RBI single by PlayerG.

After posting two runs in the second, Green Machine again scored two in the fourth. In the second, Green Machine scored on a two-run error, scoring PlayerI and PlayerA.

Acts got two-run rallies in the third inning and the fifth. In the third, Acts scored on a two-run error, bringing home Hung and Matthew Teng.

Green Machine quickly matched Acts’ strong inning with a three-run inning of its own in the fifth. Green Machine scored on an error and a two-run single by PlayerH.

The seventh spelled defeat for Green Machine, as Acts grabbed the lead for good. More runners rounded the bases on a solo home run by To and two singles.

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The way the recap goes, it doesn’t do justice. So essentially, Anna had a critical hit to get on base. That meant there would be only 1 out for paula when she came up. We were tied 10-10, and paula hits into a force out.

I come up to plate, and what I’m thinking is, Matt teng is at 2nd, if I just get a single through 1st and 2nd (they had weaker defenders there), Matt will score and we will be up by one. Which might be enough to win.

So I get the ball and i smoke a line drive to right field (so to my opposite field side). Best parts of hits like that (over 1st base), is that I can clearly see the ball dropping, so I sprint harder and try to make it to 2nd base. Most exciting part of the game is the baserunning part. The girl on their team is running towards the ball to pick it up, and I am rounding first base at full speed. I look up and see paula maybe 5 feet from getting to 2nd base (so she is running slow), I am yelling and waving my hands “run faster paula” as I start getting close to her. Ben (the 3rd base coach) is yelling “run paula run”, everyone in the stands is yelling “run Paula”.

I turn 2nd, take a quick glance at the outfield and see that the ball is somehow bouncing off the guy fielder (I was later told the girl fielder had picked the ball up, and threw it to the guy who was 5 feet away). The ball drops 2-3 feet behind him, so I decide right then and there that I am going to go home.

My thinking it 2-fold. Paula is not running that fast, and I think I can catch up to her as we cross the plate. So if they throw her out, I won’t cost us anything, and also the girl hitting after me has not been able to hit the ball today.

I round 3rd, and see that the OF overthrew the cutoff man. So the ball is just slowly rolling down the 1st baseline. Their catcher runs out to pick up the ball, but by then I am 5 feet from the plate and score. I came home maybe 3 steps behind Paula.

Then to close out the game, :). That was slightly nerve-wrecking. The fans were on their feet the whole bottom inning.

It was an awesome game by the softball team, with a gritty come from behind victory. V

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