Weathering The Storm.
We were able to squeeze an AL game in before the skies opened up and it began to rain, at the Diamondplex, on 4/10. We needed the rain, so no complaints from any Floridians. The good news is we got in 9 innings, then the rain came down for the next six hours.
The Rainstorm, Visitors: Rivera, Shirer, Book, Matta, Gazarek, Vandenberg, Guttenberger, Witmer and Lopez.
The Thunder, Home: Rad, Guzman, JD, Pep, Crowell, Jacobson, Torok, Pope and Boswell.
A quick look at the lineups reveals that we had 3 national league guys playing in the AL for this game. They all gave a good account of themselves. Vandenberg had 4 hits, Lopez had 4 hits and Boswell had 2 hits and a walk. Vandenberg was in on a few DPs on defense. Boswell made some nice grabs in the infield and outfield.
The bible says there shall be showers of blessing, Ezekiel 34:26. There were in terms of hits and runs. The Rainstorm scored 24 runs. While the Thunder rumbled for 15 runs. That was the final score, 24-15, in favor of the Rainstorm.
Creedence Clearwater Revival sang, “Who’ll Stop The Rain. It was 4 double plays, turned by the Rainstorm defense, that stopped this game from being a gully washer. Impressive, when you consider that there was no middle fielder for either team. Thanks to Al Guzzo, who caught and umpired for both teams.
The Rainstorm players responsible for a downpour of runs:
Shirer: 7/7, with a double.
Book: 6/6 and a SF.
Matta: 6/7, with a triple.
Gazarek: 4/7, with a double.
Vandenberg: 4/5, and a walk.
Guttenberger: 3/5 and a SF.
Those who lit up the sky for the Thunder:
Rad: 5/6 and a SF.
Guzman: 6/7 with a double.
Boswell: 2/5 and a walk.
Concerning raindrops; remember twos company, three is a cloud.
Written by Nick Matta