Gold 4 – Emperors 5:
This game lived up to the expectations. Two of the top teams in the league going at it. One of the most successful teams of all time vs the consecutive 3x defending NYESL champions went down to the wire this Sunday. The Gold and the Emperors both went into week 4 tied for first place with a 5 – 1 record. The Gold just came off a tie with Sugar Hill, while the Emperors just came off a tough loss to the Royals
The Emperors got on the board first in the bottom half of the 1st inning. Mike reached base safely with a single and Caban moved him over to third base with a double. With runners on second and third, Ferdi hit a sacrifice fly to give the Emperors a 1 – 0 lead. The Gold got this run back in the top of half 3rd inning. Josh hit a single and Papo drove him in with an RBI double, tying the game. In the bottom of the 4th, the Emperors added three runs to their score. Chungo and Boobie both reached base safely with singles. Ricky drove Chungo in with an RBI single. Vido followed that up with a 2 RBI double, making the score 4 – 1. The Gold rallied back, scoring two runners in the next inning. Pito got the offense going with a double. Papo and Dusty then hit back to back RBI doubles, making the score 4 – 3. In the next inning, the Gold tied the game a 4, thanks to Chickie`s double and Papo`s RBI single. Heading into the 7th inning, the game was tied at 4 and the Gold could not get score in the top half of the inning. In the bottom of the 7th, Mike hit a single and once again, Caban hit a double to put runners on second and third. This was like déjà vu. Ferdi once again came up big with a walk off single to give the Emperors a 5 – 4 win over the Gold.
Gold: Papo (3-4, 1 Single, 2 Doubles, 3 RBIs)
Emperors: Vido (1-4, 1 Double, 2 RBIs) Ferdi (2-4, 1 Single, 1 Double, 2 RBIs)