Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

For next season!

Ultimate batting practice

Dazzlers 15 @ Oblivion 18 - Scorecard

Oblivion 0 4 0 1 13 0 x = 18 
Dazzlers 0 1 4 0 1 4 5 = 15

Jack (3-4)
Amy (4-4; 3 RBI) MVP!
Tony (2-4; RBI)
Carolyn (1-3; RBI)
Timmo (3-4; RBI)
Laura (3-4)
Steve (4-4; 4 RBI)
Rosie (3-4; 2 RBI)
Rob (1-4; RBI; 7IP)
Shannon (1-3)
Paul (1-3: 2 RBI)
Clarissa (0-3)
As the scorecard suggests a funny old game, we would have murdered them apart from a devastating 5th innings in which they blitzed 13 runs! We started well and were 5-4 up after 3 with our top order firing, Clarissa making a massive tag at plate, and Steve bashing everything. And then, with the game seemingly over, we had the audacity to make a massive comeback in the final 2 innings to get within 3 runs before I struckout, oops. Still, we will aim to beat these twice next year and we'll be on our way to promotion for sure!
Normal service will be resumed tomorrow :)

Dazzlers 14, Raiders Blue 4 - Report

Raiders B 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 = 4
Dazzlers  0 6 5 0 2 1 x = 14

Dazzlers crushed Raiders Blue last night in a B-grade performance of some distinction. If revenge is a dish best served cold, then this game should have been played in a freezer, with Dazzlers atoneing for the early season 1-run defeat in some style. Make no mistake, this was a massive win for the red&whites as it guaranteed Majors Softball for the Dazzler franchise in 2012 and starts to set the blueprint for future seasons of how we should be performing week in week out.

After a quiet start to the game from both sides, the Dazzlers high-tempo offense piled on 11 runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings which Raiders never recovered from. In fact, their primary focus after that was on avoiding the Mercy. Raiders offense just couldn't get going against the best defence in the Division, with some breathtaking fielding killing off any hopes of a close game. In the end, a Dazzler double-digit victory was just reward for a very good team performance in the Finsbury sunshine.