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AquaSox Drop Deuce in Opener against Aces, Salvage Split in Victory over Biscuits

By Captain Keke, 09/11/23, 9:30AM CDT


Aces – 14 vs. AquaSox – 4

Who am I? What is my purpose in life? If one set of pliers is called a pair of pliers, what do you call two of them?  The AquaSox were on a journey of self-discovery looking for answers to these deep questions and seem to have forgotten that there was a sports ball game to play.

The first two innings were a bad trip, man. Rookie Captain Andy Williams’ Aces came out firing away with home runs from Drew Wags and sub Dylan Hartley as well as hits from all over the lineup.  The AquaSox didn’t do ourselves any favors either with numerous errors and defensive miscues.

The only offensive production we were able to muster was on a Mark Morris RBI walk and Rick Halperin sac fly.

 The defense was cleaned up during the final 3 innings, but it was already too late in a 14-4 run rule loss.  Yikes!

AquaSox – 10 vs. Biscuits – 7

After laying a fat turd against the Aces, the AquaSox needed to come back to the reality that we were, in fact, playing softball.  Next up we had Edgerton’s Biscuits.  With both teams coming off losses, the 0 had to go for one of us.

Joey Welter got things going with a double, and Will Ryan would send him home on a double of his own for our first and only run in the 1st inning.

Three more runs would be plated in the 2nd inning, starting with a Brian Osgood single, sub Ryan Greenberg single, Captain Keke RBI single, Mark Morris RBI single, and Ron Roberts RBI fielder’s choice. 

Joey Welter absolutely crushed a no doubter fence bomb to start the 3rd inning.  This was followed up with a Stutz double and Osgood RBI double.  AquaSox 6- 4ish? (it was close the entire game that’s all I remember).

After a quiet 4th inning, the AquaSox finally broke this game open in the 5th.  Stutz got that offensive mo-mo going with a leadoff triple, and he would be sent home on a Will Ryan RBI single.  Nick “Boom Boom” Croce would add a single of his own.  Osgood stepped up to the plate and showed off his improved athleticism with a 3 run inside the park “Shalomer”.

Edgerton’s Biscuits refused to go away quietly and put up one heck of a fight, but fell just short in the bottom of the 7th inning as the AquaSox walked away with our first victory of the season 10-7.

AquaSox Toad-ally Rad Players of the Week:

Chris Stutz 4-5 with 3B, 2B, 2 singles, 2 walks, 2 runs, lockdown LCF defense

Brian OsGreat 3-7 with a Shalomer HR, 2B, single, 4 RBI, 2 runs, excellent defense in RCF

Rick Halperin 2-4 with 2 singles, sac fly, 2 RBI, pretty much our entire offense game 1

Mark Morris 3-5 with 3 singles, walk, 2 RBI, 1 run, rock solid at 2B making several key plays