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Storm Clouds are a Brewing!!

By John Hauf, 03/22/23, 9:45PM CDT


What a better way to start your day against one of the top dogs in Kendal Anthony’s Seawolves and HOF pitcher John Banta.     We knew we needed to show more discipline at the plate, right out of the gate.   Following a Michael Murphy (lead by example) walk Dustin Bone blasted a 3 run HR to get us off to a quick start!!    Did I mention that was our first HR on the season.   After plating 3 more in the 3rd we found ourselves off to a quick lead and smooth sailing.   Check that.     With the veteran leadership the  Seawolves quickly regrouped and following an inning I’d like to forget as the Seawolves reclaimed the lead 8-6.   The new found resilient Mariners battled back to reclaim the lead after 3 more in the 4th highlighted by singles by our 11 hole hitter (Kyzer Hoover- why are you hitting there?) and a 2-RBI single by Justin Reed,  capped off by a SF from Dustin Bone.     The Wolves showed they still had teeth extending the lead to 3 heading into the final frame.      Gary Frank lead us off with a hustle single and after Banta logged two outs we made our move with Justin and Murphy loading the bases for the red hot Dustin Bone.     I’ll give credit to Kendal for making a defensive adjustment and a tip of my cap to John Banta for getting Bone to line out on a hard hit ball to the new defensive replacement.     My hopes of out dueling one of the best fell by the wayside.    


As we have learned from the gritty group we bounce back quickly.    Now trying to wahoo some beer from Burks Brewers and salvage a split on the day we would need to clean some things up.    After giving up two quick runs the unthinkable happened!!!

Justin Reed hit a HR!     After going 8 weeks into the season he finally did it.    The hits didn’t stop there as we plated 2 more highlighted by a Michael Murphy double and a total of 5 hits off ace Michael Babb.    The best thing is we stayed consistent with the bats.    Joseph Sanchez smacked a double to the fence with one leg.    David Fiorello mad Kyzer Hoover are starting to find their swings and hits are happening.    Ethan Barath nailed a triple and locked down LF.    Love me some “crazy legs”.   Ryan Gonzalez played a hell of a 2B.     Love the effort!!   Probably the highlight was Justin Reed actually hitting his 2nd homer taking the team lead with only moments later Dustin Bone knocking the king down with his 2nd bomb of the day.   Didn’t even let Justin enjoy his moment.   Classic moments you can’t script!


Storm clouds are a brewing!!!     Normally that would be bad, but Tributaries need water so we welcome the storm!!!