Thursday, May 7, 2009

Day Three at the Atlantic 10 Softball Championships

It rained down, it rained sideways. Shucks, sometimes it even rained up. No were weren’t in the middle of the Vietnamese jungle with Forrest Gump, but we could have gone shrimping in the small lake in left. The Bronx saw a heavy rain band delay action for five hours, but the artificial turf at Fordham took the rain incredibly well. The team was supposed to take the field at 3:00 p.m. for today’s semi-final game with Saint Louis, but finally got on the field at 8:00 o’clock.

So as a team, we did what this Niners love to do most, outside of playing softball: EAT! During a three hour period from noon to 5:00 p.m., Mark and I ate three times, while the rest of the Niners munched on popcorn in a basement dwelling turned movie theatre. I ate three times, twice when I was full, gotta feed that tapeworm you know!

Anyways, back to the game. Whew, what a thriller. LV had a killer day at the plate as she drove home our first two runs of the game as we jumped all over SLU early.

Earlier in the day, and early in the broadcast I reminded Mark that Saint Louis tallied seventh inning runs on us in last month’s doubleheader split, so we can’t take them lightly in the late innings.

Well, it was déjà vu as their catcher tagged a blast over the left field fence to knot the game up at two. I’ll admit it, that hit took the wind out of my sails.

But, in the eighth, the Niner bats got going and took the victory to advance to the semi-finals.
Tomorrow’s game with UMass will be another great pitching duel I’m sure. Tune in to Mark and I tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. as we bring you the live action.

It’s going to be a long night, but I’m sure the Niners will get a much needed night of sleep tonight at the hotel and get ready to take down the Minutewomen tomorrow.

Until then, wear grey (we are the visitors tomorrow) and go Niners.

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