Friday Night Ottawa Softball is back!!! Suds Buds and Windmills finally got their season underway and the team came out swinging. New comers Annie, Pageau, Durwin, and Ryan “Still Asstastic” joined a roster of grisly vets, in an intense season opener against a fierce rival, oh no wait, that’s actually what they called themselves…SBW vs The Rivals, round 1!
SBW looked like they were jacked up on energy drinks out of the gate. 3 runs in the 1st inning, followed by an explosive 6-run 2nd inning, found the Buds with an early 9-2 lead. The ball was being crushed by Buds throughout the line-up, and the defensive prowess matched the impressive offensive start.
It’s hard to explain what happened next. Maybe a caffein crash, maybe a loss of focus thinking of the Margarita’s that were awaiting us at Captain Krystle’s, but either way, the lead started to disappear. The buds coughed up 4 runs in the 3rd followed by a 7 run shellacking in the next inning. By the 5th inning, SBW found themselves down by 4 runs, and searching for a quick rebound.
Our Ottawa softball team wasn’t going to give up easy, and showed a lot of heart trying to battle back. By the 6th inning every Bud had recorded a hit and were poised for an epic comeback. Unfortunately, some nice defensive plays by that team we were playing, and some late runs against, put this game out of reach. SBW dropped their first game of the season, but with the offensive power, and well-rounded defense, they will be a force to be reckoned with in the 2015 season…and we party better than any team in the league, guaranteed!!!
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Check back next week for another Ottawa postgame from the RA Centre softball league.