This was a battle of youth vs. seasoned veterans! TA Vineyards were the lower seed & if one were to place a bet on fanduel, the NB Dawgs would have been getting points. Congrats to those who cashed in on that! Game 1 was as close as could be. NB Dawgs always had the lead, but it was tight all game long. Team Captain & lead off man Mena had 4 RBIs including a base clearing triple in the bottom of the 3rd. Louie batted clean up as usual, knocked in 2 RBIs. Luigi went 3 for 3 w/ 3 runs scored. Pitcher Skizz got the win, also chipped in 3 runs. TA Vineyards were ok, but a little inconsistent, not scoring in the 1st or the 6th. Ricky & Connor smoked Home Runs for their squad. Kyle couldn't get anything going, 0 for 5. Yikes! Vineyards were down 14-2 in the top of the 7th. Terranove flied out to right, Jimmy walked, Kyle lined out to the pitcher. Ricky doubled, Juan singled, Jmmy scored, Rich singled, McMann popped out. Ball Game!
Game 1 Final:
NB Dawgs - 14
TA Vineyards - 13
Game 2 was more of the same. Great game, close, a real grinder. NB Dawgs were patient at the plate as they combined for 8 walks. Billy Bean would have been pleased! PJ (who was arguably the MVP of this 2 game series) crushed a 2 Run Homer to right, he added 2 doubles, a single with 3 runs scored & 3 RBIs. He also added a phenomenal catch in left which took the wind out of Vineyards sails. Juan & McMann were the best players at the plate for Vineyards, going a combined 7 for 10. McMann had 2 Homers, Juan had 1.
Again, the veteran prevailed over the young bucs in this one. TA Vineyards will be back! NB Dawgs will move on to face the Monstarz!
Game 2 Final"
NB Dawgs - 21
TA Vineyards - 19