In the first game of the year, Coach Keith led the Creek to an easy victory but only after a few rusty innings at the plate. SS Dave led off the game with a triple, yet the Creek could only manage 1 run. After some good field play, the Creek’s bats never could really get hot. A few runs here anda few runs there was all that they could come up with failing to capitalize and leaving men on base. They even had 2 strikeouts; one by Will J looking and the other by Kenny swinging! However, after giving up some runs in the 4th, the Creek responded with a strong 5th inning to put the game out of reach and closed the final two innings without giving up a hit.
All-Star third baseman Justin rolled his ankle earlier in the week and had to be put on the IR list for the season. So the game ball goes to Flora and Purvis for filling in at third and doing a fine job. Props to Coach Keith for rotating everyone around to get a look at players in different positions and to get everyone some playing time. With a full roster this year (16 players), this is going to be a challenge some weeks. Props also to Kenny for pitching a solid game. No time to rest and celebrate; next up for The Creek is the defending champs and rivals, Westport Road.
Finally, yours truly went 3-4; unfortunately, he was thrown out at 2nd after rounding the base to far on the first hit and struck out looking at both pitches another time. How embarrassing.