Cannon Ballers kick off the Fall 2021 season with a SPLIT!!!
CANNON BALLERS - 9
Dragons - 13
Coming off a run to the Spring 2021 Divisional Finals with the Tacos, Coach Craig Dyer (better known as Keg Dryer) woke up Sunday with high expectations of his new Cannon Baller crew - led by a Ryno, a trio of Buhrows, a fish named C Bass, a Cuddly left fielder, a Conn artist, a G-man, a 2B that takes you to the Brink, two crazy 49ers, and a slugger named Lee.
The Cannon Ballers started of the Fall 2021 Shalom season against the Dlott Dragons and came out of the cannon fast by scoring three runs in their first at bat. Doubles by Cuddles and Ryno (2 RBIs), and singles by Dyer and Simonson (1 RBI) led the way. The Baller defense played solid early, with Ryno holding down SS, and Baby Jay making an ‘up against the wall, redneck mother’ catch in RCF. Rumor has it that at some point in this contest, left fielder Cuddles fell flat on his back to get in the perfect position to make a catch (supposedly there’s video proof but I’m not buying it). The Dragons put up some runs, but big Lee McDonald held a solid lineup in check for most of the contest. Lee also had a go-ahead grand slam in the top of the 5th, but the Ballers were unable to hold the lead and came up a few cannon balls short in their opener.
Lee McDonald – 2 for 3, grand slam, 4 RBIs
Cuddles – 3 for 3, triple, double
Dylan Buhrow – 2 for 3
TACOS - 7
Banta’s Blue Rocks- 4
The Cannon Ballers squared off against Banta’s Blue Rocks in game two and fared much better, at least in the win/loss column. The Ballers came out hot again, scoring four in their first at bat. Dylan Buhrow started the bottom half of the inning with a single, followed by back-to-back walks by Cuddles and Lee, an RBI single by Ryno, a sac fly by Baby Jay, singles by Keg and Gumaro, and a walk by Brinkman. From that point until the Blue Rocks’ last at bat, Lee McDonald was basically unhittable (well, pitching-wise, not so much fielding-wise). In a tight game, the defense was solid as well, and a two-run dinger by Lee in the Ballers last at bat sealed the game.
Lee McDonald – 2 for 2, HR, BB, 2 RBIs
Keg Dyer – 1 for 1, BB
Brinkman – 0 for 0, 2 BBs (good plate discipline)
Lee McDonald – 4 for 5, 2 HRs (grand slam), 2 singles, BB, 7 RBIs, 3 runs scores, and tremendous pitching (even after taking a smoke shot off the hand)
Cuddles – 4 for 5, 1 triple, 1 double, 2 singles, BB, 1 RBI, 5 runs scored
Tag(s): Captain's Corner