Sunday was a beautiful day on the Blvd. The stickball family was out in full effect to remember our dear friend Daddy who passed away last week, and to celebrate the first half accomplishments of this years All-Stars. These players were voted on by their teammates and team captains to represent their team. The Odds Team, represented by Leland, the Emperors, Saints and D’Back, against The Even Squad, represented by the Royals, Gold, Devils and Ravens. In the end, Eddie F’s team won easily against Bombi’s squad by a score of 4-1. Mike Carrion was name All Star came MVP with his 3 for 3 effort.
Regular Season Games
Royals 7 vs D’Back 4- The Royals broke out of their mini slump in week 7 and got back to their old hitting ways. The D’Backs were up and down, winning by shutout in one, but then getting shut out in the second. The Royals jumped out to the early 3-0 lead in the first on Kevin’s RBI double and Petey’s 2-run double. The D’Backs chipped away in the second on RBI single from John and Naz. In the third the D’Backs took the lead thanks to Chris’ 2 run double and all of sudden things were looking up for the D’Backs. The lead was short lived as the Royals came storming back in the 5th. Eric tied the game with his RBI double, and then Ruben gave the Royals the lead on his RBI double. Adam drove in the third run with his RBI single to give the Royals a 6-4 lead. The Royals later added to their lead in the seventh on Adams RBI double and went on to the 7-4 victory.
Leland 1 vs Emperors 1– The Emperors have been the leagues hottest team of late and were looking to keep things going against their nemesis. Leland dropped their first game last week since week 1 and were looking to start up a new streak. For as much as these two teams hit, we were treated to a defensive battle. The Emperors broke the scoreless tie in the fourth inning on Eric’s RBI single. The Emperors held on to the slim 1-0 lead until the last inning, until Leland finally broke through. Ralph started the rally with a 1-out double and Dave drove him with a game tying double. 40 started the Emperor seventh with a hit, but the Emperors were unable to bring him in.
The Gold 6 vs Ravens – The Gold had lost three of their last four games coming into this week and were looking to right the ship. The Ravens have started to play better of late having lost once in their last 4 games. Dax and Tim put the Ravens on the board first with RBI singles. The Gold answered back in the second 6on Frankies solo HR, and Watts RBI double. The Raven came back in third to regain the lead on Skylar’s 4th HR of the year, this one a 2-run shot. In the 4th, the Ravens added 2 more runs to take 6-2 lead on Brunson’s RBI single and Dax’s RBI double. But the Gold offense couldn’t be held down. Frankie hit his second HR in the bottom of the fourth to cut the lead to 3. In the fifth, Carlitos hit a 2-run HR to cut the lead to 6-5. And finally in the 6th, Josh added to the Gold HR parade with a solo shot to tie the game.
Devils 8 vs Saints 3- Last week the Devils put and end to their losing streak with a much needed W. The Saints on the other hand dropped 2 games in week 7 and continued their season of inconsistency. The Devils started out with a bang by jumping out to a 4 run lead in the first. Mark and Cito each had RBI singles and Brian had a 2-run single in the inning. The Saints tried to chip away by scoring 1 run in the third on Pedros RBI single and scored 1 in the fourth on Josh’s RBI single. But the Devils got those 2 runs back in the 5th on a 2-run single by Cooks, and then added 2 more in the 6th on RBI’s by Pito and Bambino to take a commanding 8-2 lead and put the Saints away for good.