Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Dazzlers 14 @ Secret Agents 6 - Report

Secret A 0 1 0 1 0 4 0 = 6
Dazzlers 0 3 5 2 0 2 2 =
Dazzlers last night completed the sweep of Secret Agents to gain a massive advantage in the battle to avoid the drop in to the Minors and set up a late-season push for a top half finish with 5 games to go. Another, ahem, dazzling batting performance against the Agents sealed a double over the I's and also helped to record our first ever victory at Battersea Ironside. The defence was again hot but Dazzler fans would have been heartened to see the offence really click in to gear following a tough season with the bat that has plagued us all summer. Indeed, everyone registered at least one hit and we went 25-42 on a night of much pride for the red & whites.
The game had started indifferently for Dazzlers with Amy's late inclusion on the DL meaning a raft of switches to the line-up, but nobody panicked and we took to the field with high hopes. Not even our top order floundering with the bat in the 1st could rattle the Dazzlers. Instead, from there on in we put on a softball exhibition of zero errors and exemplary teamwork to bring home the bacon when it mattered. The tempo on the sidelines when we were batting and on the diamond when we were fielding was was high all night, which shook the Agents, who just could not get 2 batters in a row on base until the 6th inning, but they were chasing shadows by then. For a change Dazzlers hardly left anyone on base and pretty much made the most of all scoring opportunites, registering no less than 5 multiple-run innings to post a comprehensive 8-run victory that was the catalyst for an improptu alcoholic picnic party in the Earlsfield sunshine that went on long in to the night!

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