Good Sportsmanship is so crucial to this game, yet it is constantly overlooked. Good Wood didn't have enough players to start Game 1 vs the NJ Expos. With permission from the umpire, Good Wood "borrowed" a catch from the Expos (to only catch & throw the pill back to the hurler) rather than forfeit Game 1. Kudos to Matt K. for electing to make this decision. This is a game we all love & respect/good sportsmanship goes a long way!
It's possible Matt regretted his decision shortly after when Good Wood rocked the 1st inning for 7 runs. Kyle & Cody P added a 3 Run Homer each! Expos responded by scoring 4, 1 & 2 in the first 3 innings to tie the game at 7. Good Wood soon pulled away when they dropped another 7 runs in the top of the 6th. Jeff P added a 3 Run Homer, while pitcher Mike added a 3 RBI triple!
Final Score Game 1:
Good Wood - 20
Expos - 9
Game 2 finished rather quickly! Kevin & Mike added Home Runs. Mike's GF, fiance or wife showed up & caught some of these moments on camera. Every man wants to look good for his lady, that's normal. Let's credit Pitcher Frank Guzman of the NJ Expos for a heads up play at the mound. He lobbed a ball across home plate that Cody P from Good Wood smashed right back at Guzman who made the incredible catch! I think i need to lay off attending Expos games, because I am not certain there isn't part of the body Mr. Guzman has not been struck! Way to stand in there! Good Wood remains 9-9 in the Will Clark Division!
Final Game 2:
Good Wood - 15
NJ Expos - 3