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Regular Season Spring 2019
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Wood Chipper

06/27/2019, 8:30am EDT
By Rob Hatch

Couple a Hunks and Good Wood Split

GARFIELD, NJ -- A Couple of Hunks came into this 2-game series with a chance to take sole possession of 1st place in the Will Clark Division.  In game 1, they took care of business.  It wasn't pretty, but bottom line, "a win is a win". 

Ironically, it was bottom of the order that really came through for the Hunks.  Mick went 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs in the 9th spot & Jimmy (catcher) went 2 for 3 with a Homer & lead the squad in RBIs with 4.  Worth noting that Pitcher Tyler Sanchez added a 2 Run Dinger in the bottom of the 2nd!  Good Wood rallied by scoring 4 in the 7th, but too little too late.  You can't score 1 run through 4 innings in slow pitch softball, it just doesn't cut it!  

Game 1 Final:
Couple of Hunks - 13
Good Wood - 8

Game 2 was "hopefully" a wake-up call to the Couple of Hunks.  They were cruising, up 13-5 through 5 innings.  Home Runs came courtesy of Kyle D., Rick, Danny & Kyle L.  Good Wood was struggling through 4.  When the bottom of the 4th inning concluded, Good Wood was a combined 5 for 18, with 2 runs scored.  Maybe it was their cheering section that got them rattled!  Maybe the cocky swagger by their opponent?  Whatever it was, the fire was lit!  Good Wood turned in a 10 Run 6th inning to go ahead by 1!  Home Runs by Mike & Kevin really gave them a boost.  Everyone was getting in on the hitting action, Tom, John, Mike, Paul, Kevin, Bobby, Mike G & Kyle Matt all had runs scored!  

You could see frustration had mounted in the dugout of a Couple of Hunks (10-4).  They simply let one get away!  They got complacent & paid for it.  Credit to Good Wood (7-9) who stayed composed & resilient!  They earned that win 100%.

Game 2 Final:
Good Wood - 14
Couple of Hunks - 13

Men's Hoboken Softball Deadline Today

06/21/2019, 9:45am EDT
By Staff

Hoboken Summer League Starts in July

HOBOKEN, NJ -- The deadline to enter a Men's Softball team for the Hoboken Summer League is today (June 21) at midnight. 

Full teams must have at least 12 players on the Roster. Opening Day will be in early July! All games to be played on either Sunday or Monday nights. 

If you have a team and would like to join the season, please complete the online registration

Thanks and we'll see you at the field!

NJ Expos Record 1st win

06/13/2019, 12:00pm EDT
By Rob Hatch

Sunday Split with Underdogz

I told a couple of NJ Expos players before the games started, "You are getting your 1st win today, book it,"  Mind you, I am unclear of what kind of odds they were getting on fanduel, but the confidence was present!

Game looked promising for the Expos as they led 10-3 after 2 innings.  The Underdogz weren't about to be upset in Game 1.  The exploded for a 9 run 3rd inning.  Chris Jr, Omar & Joe each drove in 2 runs in the 3rd.  Underdogs Pitcher, Dave had a stud muffin like last 3 innings as he shut the Expos completely out.  The 6th & 7th innings were 1,2,3 each!  Nice outing for the hurler!  The Underdogz had a total of 27 base hits & every team member scored at least 1 run!  

Game 1 Final:
Underdogz - 22
NJ Expos - 14

And then... It happened!  It wasn't pretty, it wasn't flawless, but the NJ Expos won a game!  It looked grim at first with Underdogz taking a 9-2 lead through 3.  I would argue Joe & JB were the Underdogz MVPs, as they combined for 5 for 8, 6 RBIs, 3 runs scored & a Homer!  Scary moment for Frank Guzman, the pitcher for NJ Expos as Omar smashed a line drive right to the mound, which was almost caught by Frank.  He was shaken up, but finished the game!  In Field play of the day come at the hands of Second Basemen Mike who made an incredible stop on a fast grounder his way & completed a 4-6-3 Double Play!  Clean up batter Ryan had a 2 Run Homer, while Luke & Rey added a triple each for the Expos!  The Expos enjoyed their 1st win as Matt K. was quoted saying, "Hey Rob, you should maybe come to all of our games".  Not a bad idea!

Final Game 2:
NJ Expos - 14
Underdogz - 13

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  • 06/04/2019, 9:15am EDT , By Rob Hatch
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