Monday, June 21, 2010

Last Man Standing...

For the third week in a row I was covering Stamford in their run in the Class A playoffs. It was somewhat of an unlikely run I don't think many people outside of Stamford were expecting the team to get this far. But they were, and playing really well, despite the Bulldogs tendency to play three games each series that I had seen them the two previous weeks. The series was split between the first game on Thursday and the second and third (if necessary) being on Saturday. On paper it wasn't looking too good for Stamford, Forsan had only lost one game all season, in a playoff warmup game. However, after having watched the team the last few week I figured they could keep it close and play a good series. Stamford is a scrappy team, they don't strike out much and put the ball in play a lot, and don't make many errors. In Class A baseball, you don't need a whole lot more than that. When the game started though, it was something that I hadn't expected. Forsan came out and scored in the first inning. Then Stamford got up and nickel and dimed out six runs, then a couple innings later had another six run inning and ended up winning the game with a 10 run mercy rule win in the fifth inning. Like I thought Stamford would be able to play with Forsan, but this was never expected.



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