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AquaSox Suffocate Tarpons, get Pinched by Crawdads in Split

By Captain Keke, 10/12/23, 3:15PM CDT


AquaSox – 16 vs. Tarpons – 5

We’ve been waiting an entire month (iykyk) for this matchup, ladies and gents! Captain Keke…he so smart, handsome, fun, and inspirational.  Captain Tommy…he’s…he’s…well he’s a sweet kid.

Apligian’s squad would strike first with a Benlow no doubter fence bomb (pretty sure it was an outside pitch which made it even more impressive).  Tarpons up 2-0 after 1.

Nick “Boom Boom” Croce got the AquaSox going in the top of the 2nd with a leadoff single.  A Will Ryan single and sub Ryan Greenberg double later, we were on the board! Coach Keke tried his best to kill the inning on a FC double play (doh!), but the Tarpons bailed him out with a few defensive miscues that led to another run.  Crafty veterans Ron Roberts and Rick Halperin each took walks, the latter resulting in another RBI. Speedster Jacob Morris would send 2 more home with a single.

The Tarpons would answer in the bottom of the 2nd to tie things up at 5-5.

Rookie Chase Chambers singled for “Boom Boom” to bring the boom with an RBI double.  AquaSox 6-5 after 3.

Common theme in the 4th inning was find a way to get on.  Mark Morris hustled out a bobbled grounder to get the mo-mo going.  Doc Levy, Roberts, and Halperin singled, brining home one run.  Jacob Morris and Stutz drove in a run each, then Joey Welter smashed a 3 run homer to open the floodgates.  AquaSox 13-5 after 4.

The AquaSox would score 3 more in the 6th inning on a Welter Sac Fly and Chambers 2 run inside the park “Shalomer” home run. 

Meanwhile the pitching and defense was stellar, preventing the Tampon’s offense from getting into any sustainable flow in a 16-5 victory.


Crawdads – 14 vs. AquaSox – 5

Next up would be yet another battle of aquatic animals, this time against Brandon Alford’s Crawdads.  Keke had high hopes of finally defeating an Alford team as a captain.

The Crawdads put up a 2 spot in the top of the 1st, but the AquaSox would respond with 3 of our own on a Stutz triple, Welter RBI single, Chambers RBI triple, and Will Ryan RBI single.  AquaSox 3-2 after 1.

From that point on it was pretty much all Crawdads.  They seemingly found green spots at will, dinking and dunking us to death.  Meanwhile our defense was toad-ally shaky.

Captain Keke’s aspirations of getting his first victory against an Alford team would have to wait for another day, as the AquaSox were humbled in a 14-5 loss.