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Around the Pond

By The Quack, 09/19/21, 3:45PM CDT


Ducks win TWO, and on the same day no less.

There is a saying in Shalom, when the bottom of the order hits well, ball games get won.  The Duck Tails (Karlos Rodriguez, Sean Harcourt, Doug Wolff, and James Keller) proved this in both wins this Sunday, by getting on base with frequency and accounting for 10 total runs!

Game 1 - Ducks v. Dragons

The dazzling dance that was the game between the Ducks and the Dragons was a dandy of a display.  Alliteration aside, the Dragons offense, which has put up a lot of runs to start this season was held in check for most of the game, thanks to some fantastic pitching by Jason "I can pitch and only hit dingers" Niswonger, as well as fantastic defense by LF Kelly Stites and LCF sub Matt Wray.  Wray had an fantastic diving catch that killed a Dragons rally late in the game.  The Ducks' bats started off slowly in game 1, but really got flapping in the 5th inning where we scored 6.  

Game 2 - Blue Rocks v. Ducks

The late game of the day was a battle from start to finish, with both teams going back and forth putting up runs.  The difference this week was the production the Ducks got at the bottom of the order where they went a combined 7 for 8 and accounted for 6 of the 11 runs scored.  These Ducks once again put up runs late in the game when it was needed the most, sealing a win with 5 runs in the final frame.  

Ducks of the week:

Kelly Stites - 4/6, 3 RBI and great work in the outfield.

ROW James Keller - 12th round phenom gutted out a quad strain for the second week in a row and rewarded the Ducks with a 4/5 performance, a double and 3 RBI.