Friday, Jan 20th
Tell Your Sister To Wear Her Lipstick
KFC (Davis)-A’s (Matta)
Wow, not certain where to start to even try and explain this game and do it justice. I guess I’ll start at the ending, a 21-21 tie. We played 10 innings in dramatic fashion. The game went back and forth. Both teams were as tenacious as a junk yard dog.
The KFC team had the A’s in the fryer in the 9th. We were down 3 runs. The A’s rallied and fell just short of winning it in the 9th inning, we did however tie it, 17-17. Then the KFC team tried to ice the game in the 10th. JD started as a runner at 2nd base, as the league mandates. After a hit, he moved to 3rd. There was a fly out to center field and Dave Shier unleashed a frozen rope throw to the plate to cut down JD, who tagged up. Now with two outs the KFC team refused to turn out the lights. They knocked in 4 runs to give them a solid lead, 21-17.
For the 2nd time in two innings, once in the 9th and now in the 10th, the A’s fought back and scored 4 runs with the game on the line. Clutch hitting in the last frame from, Book, Gazarek, Carpenter and Coffman. With the winning run at 3rd base, the A’s chance to win came to an abrupt close as the last out was recorded. The score would stay at 21-21. What so they say, “a tie is like kissing your sister”?
Goose 5/5, (12/12, in his last 12 At Bats).
Matta 3/5, with a triple.
Stier: 3/5, with a double.
Alumbaugh 3/5, (welcome back from Georgia).
TQ: 3/5, with a double.
Gazarek: 3/5, with a triple.
Book: 4/5, with two, yes two, triples.
Coffman: 4/5, driving in some big runs.
Keller: 5/5 with a double, nice to have Don back.
Nilo: 3/5, with a triple.
Luis A: 3/5.
T. Smith: 3/5, nice to have Terry back playing ball.
Pep: 3/5, with a triple, (saved his best for the 10th inning).
Outstanding defensive plays by Reagen, Goose, Shirer, Keller and Benson.
Write up by Nick Matta