Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tried to make us go to Rehab?

Not a bad 1st performance of the season as Dazzlers continue their rehabilitation [reports Rehab-maker Rob], and the 1st win is just around the corner now, and from there the confidence will return very quickly, I'm sure. Dazzlers actually led 8-7 following some good defence and an excellent 5th inning at the plate, but a strong Strays team, who are used to winning, edged the game. A few basic errors that will improve with more training was the difference between the sides, but once we start winning then watch out D4! A nice season opener played in a good spirit.

Lance 2-4; 1 catch. (natural lead-off man)
Amy 2-3; walk; 1 run. (another good day at the plate)
Simon 1-3; walk; 1 run; 2 catches. (always in the action, walk started 5th inning fightback)
Maria 3-4; 1 run. (3 nice hits for debut girl)
Tim 0-1; 1 catch (nice catch, didnt get a chance to show his batting prowess)
 Jack 2-3; 3 RBI; 2 runs; 1 catch (excellent 4 inning cameo including 3 RBI triple)
Nicole 1-4; RBI; 1 run. (went 1-1 sunday night, and added good RBI monday)
Isaac 4-4; 2 RBI, HR, 2 runs, 1 catch. (Big I is back, powerhouse display includind pitching)
Tania 1-4; RBI. (very tidy on 2nd base, brought home Jack to open scoring)
Frodo 1-4; RBI, 1 catch. (batting starting to return, big RBI count expected this year)
Heather 0-3. (solid display but no luck at the plate today against rule-bending pitcher)

Devil Strays 4 2 0 1 0 4 1 - 12
Dazzlers.....  0 0 0 2 6 0 0 - 8

[Finsbury Park: 28-4-08]

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Pre-season form shaping well...

The new regime at the Dazzlers is taking it seriously this year with pe-season training, proper drills, batting cages, and [co-supremo Rob Tona reports:], "an excellent all-round performance last night @Clapham South as the Dazzlers opened up their pre-season campaign with a victory against D4 Kamikazes. Decision-making was very good from everyone, and the result provides a nice spring-board for the play-off this weekend. Encouraging to see us score in every inning with some competent intelligent batting (22 hits from 39 AB), and we kept a shut-out for 4 straight innings with some excellent pitching and good defense from everyone :)"

Dazzlers 1 2 1 4 4 3 - 15
Kamikazes 0 0 0 0 2 4 - 6Simon (LF/SS) 3-4, 2 R, 5 RBI, HR [Solid performance, 2 big hits for 5 RBI]
Maria (C/2B) 0-4 [Connecting well with bat, good positioning]
Isaac (P/3B) 3-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, HR {IP 4, 6 R} [Big hitting, good pitching]
Tania (2B/C) 1-4, RBI [Good sacrifice RBI when game was tight]
Jack (SS/RF) 1-4, R [Good debut win for captain, added insurance run]
Amy (1B/LCF) 4-4, 3 R [Great hitting, good fielding]
Lance (RF/P) 3-4, 3 R, RBI {IP 2, 0 R} [Good batting, good pitching]
Frodo (3B/1B) 3-4, 2 R, RBI [3 good hits on return to action]
Rob (LCF/RCF) 4-4, 2 R, 5 RBI [RBIs on every at bat, misread high ball]
Ed (RCF/LF) 0-3 [Will be a powerhouse hitter]