Ottawa softball playoff Ball has finally arrived! Suds Buds and Windmills kicked off the post season with an intense elimination game against the Ottawa softball team the Rivals. Do-or-die games require a certain mental toughness to be able to persevere, and the Buds showed they had that and more. After a slow first inning that put the team down 2 runs, they responded with 3 runs of their own in the top of the 2nd. With the lead in hand, SBW put on a defensive clinic. Great pitching along with solid defense by all the fielders, held the opposing team to 1 run or less in 5 of the remaining 6 innings. With the buds playing error-free defense, the offense continued as it had all season, ripping the cover off the ball. A 5-run 3rd, followed by a 4-run 4th inning allowed SBW to take a strangle hold of the game. By the time the dust settled, Justyn with a Y had hit for the cycle, and Captain Krystle, Martin, Sarah, and Pageau had all recorded 3 hit games. With a final score of 17-7, SBW booked its spot in the Semifinals, and sent The Rivals home packing. The Buds next game is sure to be a thriller as they match up against the Bee Atches, September 11th in another elimination showdown.
Player of the game : The entire team on defense for an error-free performance.
Play(s) of the game : Justyn with a Y hitting for the cycle. (baseball term)
In and Out
|Justyn with a Y|