1st Round: 2 vs. 3 (Best of 3 series)

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1st Round:  Best of 3 Series          Sunday,  August 2          3:30 PM
GAME 1
2 0
 WP: Mark Brannan (1-0)
 
 LP: Jardine (0-1)
 
GAME 2
0 1
 LP: Strojny (0-1)
 
 WP: Kujawa (1-0)
 HR: Motta (1)
GAME 3
0 4
 LP: Fejza (0-1)
 
 WP: Jardine (1-1)
 HR: Jardine (1)
AVG:  .222
SLG:  .388
RpG:  4.0
ERA:  3.72
WHIP:  1.56
K/6:  12.3
Season Series Numbers
W RS H HR BB AVG SLG OBP
WO 1 4 10 1 8 .128 .205 .209
RC 3 5 9 1 15 .125 .250 .276
AVG:  .193
SLG:  .336
RpG:  1.9
ERA:  1.84
WHIP:  1.14
K/6:  14.5

Play-in Game and 1st Round: 1 vs. 4/5 (Best of 3 series)

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4 vs 5  Play-In Game          Saturday,  August 1          1:00 PM
GAME 1
4 2
 WP: Skinner (1-1)
 HR: M. D'Agnese (1), Skinner (1)
 LP: Doby (0-1)
 HR: Sharlow (1)
AVG:  .219
SLG:  .423
RpG:  4.1
ERA:  3.13
WHIP:  1.69
K/6:  14.1
Season Series Numbers
W RS H HR BB AVG SLG OBP
FS 1 18 13 3 28 .183 .324 .414
IS 3 40 32 9 38 .356 .711 .547
AVG:  .201
SLG:  .347
RpG:  3.6
ERA:  5.06
WHIP:  2.04
K/6:  12.4
1st Round:  Best of 3 Series          Saturday,  August 1          2:15 PM
GAME 1
9 0
 WP: Gendron (1-0)  LP: B. D'Agnese (0-1)
GAME 2
4 1
 WP: Hatt (1-0)
 HR: Bortmas (1), Adams (1)
 LP: Skinner (1-1)
 HR: Skinner (2)
GAME 3 (if necessary)
   
 
 
 
 
AVG:  .249
SLG:  .453
RpG:  5.8
ERA:  1.98
WHIP:  1.12
K/6:  13.9
Season Series Numbers
W RS H HR BB AVG SLG OBP
WA 2 3 10 0 17 .137 .164 .300
FS 2 9 16 3 11 .190 .310 .284
WA 3 38 23 5 37 .311 .608 .541
IS 1 2 7 1 6 .119 .169 .200
AVG:  .219
SLG:  .423
RpG:  4.1
ERA:  3.13
WHIP:  1.69
K/6:  14.1

Gameday Results, 7/25: Gill Yards — Farmington, MI

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GAMES 1 & 2            1:00 PM            FIELD A
Game 1   # innings Game 2   # innings
AS 0
LP: Brandon Corbett (0-8)
3
WP: Ryan Alexia (1-0)
S: Buhr (1)
HR: Corbett (7)
IS 4
WP: Jason Hewlett (2-6)
2
LP: Alex Linebrink (0-2)
AVG: .158
SLG: .257
RpG: 2.1
ERA: 5.02
WHIP: 1.44
K/6: 13.1
AVG: .201
SLG: .354
RpG: 3.7
ERA: 5.35
WHIP: 2.10
K/6: 12.5
The Islanders are searching for their first ever playoff berth, and the only thing standing in their way is the worst team in the league. And Stephen Farkas. And some potential tie-breaker scenarios – the Balls hold a 3-1 H2H record over the Isles, while the Isles have a 3-1 advantage over the Wolfpack; the Isles trail both opponents in run differential. The Islanders should come away with at least 3 points facing the See Yas, which should put them in semi-comfortable position to claim the #5 seed. You can bet on them rooting for a sweep while scoreboard watching the later Balls/Pack series, though. The See Yas are only the team mathematically eliminated from the playoffs entering the final week. Nevertheless, they have business as the fields. Namely, seeing Farkas attempt to break the single season strikeout record for the second consecutive season. Farkas sits just 7 K shy of the 251 K mark he set last year; so, it's more a matter of "when" he breaks it than "if."

Season Series Numbers
W RS H HR BB AVG SLG OBP
AS 1 5 7 0 9 .167 .190 .314
IS 0 1 4 0 8 .077 .077 .200
Ineligible Pitchers  —  1 game: Stephen Farkas (AS),  Kevin Doby (IS)
GAMES 3 & 4            1:30 PM            FIELD B
Game 3   # innings Game 4   5 innings
FS 13
WP: Raymond Brown (4-4)
HR: D. Braden (8), B. D'Agnese (9), M. D'Agnese (7)
11
WP: Brandon D'Agnese (5-5)
HR: D. Braden (9), B. D'Agnese (10), M. D'Agnese (8), Sessions (1)
RC 5
LP: Werner (1-2)
HR: Werner (7)
1
LP: Scott Kujawa (9-2)
AVG: .196
SLG: .358
RpG: 3.5
ERA: 3.12
WHIP: 1.70
K/6: 14.2
AVG: .188
SLG: .327
RpG: 2.9
ERA: 1.06
WHIP: 0.98
K/6: 14.9
The Flying Squirrels are locked in at the fourth seed, which will see them back in the 4 vs. 5 play-in game for the second consecutive year. With nothing at stake for the Squirrels in these games, expect them to focus on setting up their rotation for that must-win game on August 1. The Red Cox still have a shot at the Ringler Pennant and #1 seed. With the Squirrels potentially throwing less than 100% that may mean their chances are good, too. There's been chatter, though, that the Cox may be trying to avoid the Squirrels pitching staff in the 1 vs. 4 series. In which case they'll also not be trying to win these games in order to stay behind the Aces, who come into the final games with a 1 point lead. You can't blame a manager for playing the matchups: the Cox have a 3-1 advantage over both potential opponents in the 2 vs. 3 series, Wolfpack and Balls. So, don't blame them. But also don't be surprised if we see 2 of the best pitching staffs in WSEM sidelined or used in limited roles on Saturday.

Season Series Numbers
W RS H HR BB AVG SLG OBP
FS 1 3 6 2 14 .125 .313 .323
RC 1 2 3 0 16 .063 .083 .297
Ineligible Pitchers  —  1 game: Craig Skinner (FS),  Scott Kujawa (RC)
GAMES 5 & 6            3:30 PM            FIELD A
Game 5   10 innings Game 6   9 innings
WO 0
Pitcher of Record:
Travis Strojny (5-6)
5
WP: Dash Fejza (6-4)
HR: G. Brannan (14)
HB 0
Pitcher of Record:
David Castle (5-4)
1
LP: Chris Paquin (3-8)
HR: Pearson (13)
AVG: .231
SLG: .410
RpG: 4.2
ERA: 4.16
WHIP: 1.66
K/6: 12.3
AVG: .202
SLG: .421
RpG: 3.8
ERA: 4.81
WHIP: 2.17
K/6: 12.6
This will likely be the most exciting series of the day as the 'Pack and Balls play heads-up for the #2 seed. The Wolfpack have a little extra breathing room holding the only win in the season series. The Holy Balls need to sweep this series to claim the number-two seed. They trail the season series 0-1-1, and find themselves 30 behind the Wolfpack in run differential – a number not likely to be overcome by even a positive 1-0-1 result that would even the head-to-head record. Failing the sweep, the Balls could still sit in good position to make the playoffs as the #5 seed, since they hold the H2H tiebreaker over the Islanders. On the other hand, although the 'Pack hold the slight advantage over the Balls in this series, getting 1 win may be even more important to them, seeing how the Islanders hold the H2H tiebreaker over them. That pretty much makes this an all-or-nothing shot for the Wolfpack: win the Garcia Division and get the #2 seed, or face a harsh likelihood of missing out on the playoffs.

Season Series Numbers
W RS H HR BB AVG SLG OBP
WO 1 8 18 1 8 .340 .434 .426
HB 0 4 6 1 11 .158 .237 .347
Ineligible Pitchers  —  1 game: Michael Villarreal (WO),  Dennis Pearson (HB)
GAMES 7 & 8            4:00 PM            FIELD B
Game 7   # innings Game 8   # innings
EL 0
El Diablos Forfeit
0
El Diablos Forfeit
WA 4
4
AVG: .196
SLG: .404
RpG: 3.2
ERA: 4.07
WHIP: 1.96
K/6: 12.6
AVG: .249
SLG: .453
RpG: 5.8
ERA: 1.98
WHIP: 1.12
K/6: 13.9
El Diablos find themselves in an unfortunate position. They only managed to get 5 players on their roster to 7 GP: 1 short of the requirement for postseason eligibility. Meaning the team cannot advance into the playoffs no matter how they finish the season. However, El Diablos still have something to play for. Division pennants are an award for winning the regular season, and El Diablos control their own destiny when it comes to winning their third consecutive Garcia Pennant. Another bonus provided by the matchup with the Wicked Aces is the opportunity to prevent the Aces from winning their third consecutive Ringler Pennant at the same time. The Aces sit in the driver's seat for the #1 overall seed, and rumors still circulate that that could be theirs without a fight. A showdown between two of the most successful franchises in WSEM history could be a marquee series to close down the 2015 regular season, but will it happen?

Season Series Numbers
W RS H HR BB AVG SLG OBP
EL 1 12 10 3 9 .213 .447 .339
WA 0 10 9 4 15 .188 .479 .381
Ineligible Pitchers  —  1 game: C. Phillips (EL),  Gendron (WA)

WSEM Pickers: Week 14

Week 12 Pickers Results:
 1) AS +6.5 run spread over RC // AS 6.5, RC 5  —  Chris
 2) RC @ HB series result: SPLIT  —  Stephen
 3) OVER 13.5 RS in AS @ HB series (16)  —  Mark, Stephen
 4) WA @ WO series result: WA SWEEP  —  Chris, Stephen
 5) OVER 18.5 H in IS @ WO series (27)  — 
 6) WO -5.5 run spread over IS // WO 15.5, IS 2  —  Chris, Mark, Stephen
Chris
(34 - 39,  .466)
Mark
(29 - 43,  .403)
Stephen
(38 - 28,  .575)
AS @ IS
Total H in series:


O/U 16.5
Under
Buhr stars in this week's episode of "To Catch a Predator"; See Yas have a difficult time fielding a team of four.
Over
* LOCK *
Corbett is still in Ohio waiting for the next game to start. Werner had a very bloody butthole Sunday morning.
Over
Farkas breaks the K record since his team refuses to field any ball put in play. Buhr and Giguere duel in the most anticipated pitching matchup of 2015.
FS @ RC
Series run spread:


RC -8.5
FS +8.5
* LOCK *
Typical Friday night in the Werner house but Kujawa eats the cookie this time.
FS +8.5
Werner got hitched in Ohio. He goes by Mrs. Austin Bishoff now.
FS +8.5
* LOCK *
Pete Rose would be proud. The fix is in for these games.
WO @ HB
Series result:


WO sweep, HB sweep, or split
HB sweep
Hollister comes back for the final week to cheer his team right into golf season. At least his looks good with pom poms and a skirt.
Split
A J├Ąger bottle falls out of Stronjy's butthole during his first at bat. Werner sniffs it and takes a shot.
Split
Oh.
EL @ WA
Series run spread:


WA -3.5
WA -3.5
The way these #dads hit this weekend on both teams, I wouldn't be surprised to see some high scoring. They all have #meat
EL -3.5
On a good note for the ACES, Shore and Hatt will have more hits in this series than they did all weekend in Ohio... Too Soon???
WA -3.5
The Whiteford Wiffleball Association's finest begrudgingly cruise into the #1 seed.
Total margin by which Bortmas wins batting title:

Closest w/o going over
.069
#bortsfavoriteposition
.080
While batting, Werner is in the background making slurping noises. Bortmas singles then runs straight to his car. We all know what happened last time Werner made them noises... Kujawa got cornholed.
.010
Mike Spence is a cool dude.

Dublin Up: Stepsons

by Carl Coffee
If Coffee Time is a fun/competitive team, than the Stepsons appear to be a competitive/serious team. Led by Austin Bischoff, who played in the NWLA Tournament from 2012-14. Austin moved to North Dakota this summer and isn’t eligible to suit up with the Dads to defend a title, so he is taking his talents from Dublin to London. This squad seems to be all business. None of these four players have ever played in London before, which could get interesting. Here is the team:

Joel Crozier  #13  SS/P
Every player is going to pitch a round robin game, which is a smart strategy, but I would be very surprised to see Joel throw in the single-elim playoffs. He has a WSEM Diamond Digit Handy, and speed, so he could be better used in the field. Joel or Werner will probably lead off, and everyone knows “Crush It” is clutch. Joel can hit to any part of the field, and will hustle on every play. I expect him to have a big tourney.
Austin Bischoff  #24  (C) P
Austin is the obvious choice to pitch when the games matter. He has good hands, and the other three guys are quicker than him. Plus, it's Austin Bischoff… he belongs on the mound. Austin has always been an average hitter in WSEM play, but he’s no slack. He will hit some bombs, and give awkward high-fives. Without wiffleball in his life this summer, expect him to go all out in London, as this is the only time he gets to play competitively all year.
Scott Kujawa  #25  OF/P
Scott has run away in WSEM play as the obvious RotY winner because of his pitching. He is a good, not great hitter. However, London slow-pitch and WSEM fast-pitch might as well be completely different sports. The White Asian is the wildcard on the team. He was the final player added, and could either be the best player on the team or the worst. I really don’t know what to expect from him.
Stephen Werner  #29  OF/P
Wern Smash was courted by multiple guys as they were building their London teams, so he had the unique opportunity to choose who he wanted to play for. Smash likes to win and can get intense, so joining this team was a no-brainer. He’s had a solid young WSEM career, played well in NWLA Regionals, and should shine in London. He loves to slide though, so he needs to remember not to do that.

Dublin Up: Coffee Time

by Carl Coffee
Coffee Time is one of three WSEM London teams traveling down to Central Ohio to play in the world’s largest slow-pitch wiffleball tournament. It has a solid mix of London veterans and London rookies. Captaining the team is Michael Sessions, who shined in 2013 on the London practice squad team, Flacid Squids. Here is the team:

Zac Adams  #9  OF/EH/P
Zac Attack can do it all. He has played in an NWLA Tournament with KWL, he is in the WSEM Dads Championship picture, and now he makes his London debut. Zac is the ultimate utility guy. You can bat him anywhere in the lineup, and put him anywhere in the field. He can drink beer or liquor. He can stay quiet, or stay very quiet. He looks good in a hat, or without a hat. You can’t lose with this guy.
Brandon Corbett  #17  SS/EH
Corbs is the super London veteran on the team. He played back in 2005, when the tournament was at a different location and silos were used as home run fences. He missed last tournament because he drank too much the night before, or he lost his insulin, or he secretly hated his team. Maybe all three. Corbs played shortstop back in the day, so he probably will play there for Coffee Time. He will give you 5-8 home runs at the dish, and can catch line drives in the field. Catching pop ups on the other hand…
Michael Sessions  #25  (C) EH/P
Sessions is still the be(i)n(t)ch coach for the Dads, but on Saturday, his time will be spent in London. The Mayor has built a solid squad, and the slow-pitch format helps his strengths. London is littered with hillbillies without shoes, so he will feel at home here. His Hillsdale High School Track experience will help run the 50’ distance from Home to first base. You may see Sessions pitch if the team is up by 15-20 runs, or if he secretly roofies his team to get on the field. I wouldn’t bet against the latter.
Mark Phillips  #71  P
Marky Mark is the starting pitcher on Coffee Time, and he is a crafty second year London Wiffle vet. He can mix up speeds, change pitching heights, and paint the corners. His hands are like a Kodiak bear. He can grab the ball just like a bear grabs innocent salmon swimming upstream. He is old enough to be half of the team’s father, but he acts like one of the guys. If you ever don’t see Mark with a beer you, should be worried. Mark will probably hit a couple of long dongs, and he will probably criticize all of Sessions' decisions.
Craig Skinner  #99  OF/EH
Since London got too big to keep stats anymore, we have to take Mark for his word when he talks about Craig Skinner’s performance in the 2014 London tourney. Mark said Craig was the best player on the Super Dads, so this is a great last minute signing for Coffee Time. Craig has sneaky left-handed power, and can give you close to a dozen bombs if he is focused. He wants to play in the NWLA Tourney, so he takes out his anger on the ball in London. He always seems to never pay attention in the field, but Sessions will still probably put him in LF or RF.
Ray Brown  #100  OF/SS
Ray is another solid late addition to Coffee Time, and another quality utility specialist. Ray will be able to do anything you need from him. He seems to have a lot of patience, as I have never met anyone who can hang with Craig so much. Hopefully that patience translates to London tourney rules, as you should wait for your pitch and not swing at nonsense.

2015 All-Star Teams Announcement

The 2015 WSEM All-Star Game will be played Saturday, August 8th following the first two games of the WSEM Championship Series. The Ringler Division has handily won the interdivisional season series, and therefore will be the home team for the "contest." Managers and players were voted on by WSEM players, with a total of 25 ballots cast. Both managers get to name a bench coach for their team; bench coaches will also receive a star next to their name.

Starting pitchers received the most votes of pitchers in their respective divisions. Two relief pitchers also join the roster as the recipients of the second and third most votes for pitchers. Players listed as left fielders are the hitters that received the most votes. Right fielders received the second most votes, and short stops are the player that received the third most votes in their division for hitting.

If you have been selected to an All-Star team, please let the league front office know your shirt size and if you will be playing in the game by Friday, July 17. If you are unable to make the game on Saturday, August 8th, we will begin inviting alternates to take your place. Whether or not you are able to play, you will still be awarded the star next to your name by having been voted in.
GARCIA DIVISION RINGLER DIVISION

MANAGER:  MARK BRANNAN




MANAGER / RIGHT FIELD:  STEPHEN WERNER



STARTING PITCHER:  STEPHEN FARKAS



STARTING PITCHER:  EVAN BISCHOFF



RELIEF PITCHER:  TRAVIS STROJNY



RELIEF PITCHER:  CRAIG SKINNER



RELIEF PITCHER:  CHANDLER PHILLIPS



RELIEF PITCHER:  TREY JARDINE



LEFT FIELD:  GREG BRANNAN



LEFT FIELD:  EVAN BORTMAS



RIGHT FIELD:  KYLE TOMLINSON



RIGHT FIELD / MANAGER:  STEPHEN WERNER



SHORT STOP:  DENNIS PEARSON



SHORT STOP:  ZAC ADAMS


PITCHING ALTERNATES:
  1) KEVIN DOBY   (7 votes)
  2) DAVID CASTLE   (6 votes)
  3) DASH FEJZA   (5 votes)

PITCHING ALTERNATES:
  1) SCOTT KUJAWA   (12 votes)
  2) RJ FISHER   (9 votes)
  3) SAM HATT   (2 votes)

HITTING ALTERNATES:
  1) DAVID CASTLE   (8 votes)
  2) BRANDON CORBETT   (7 votes)
  3) JOSH NAGORSKI   (3 votes)
  4) MARK PHILLIPS   (3 votes)
HITTING ALTERNATES:
  1) BRANDON D'AGNESE   (7 votes)
  2) MICHAEL VILLARREAL   (7 votes)
  3) SCOTT KUJAWA   (6 votes)
  4) RAYMOND BROWN   (6 votes)

Gameday Results, 7/12: Poolside Park - Ottawa Lake, MI

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GAMES 1 & 2            12:00 PM            POOLSIDE PARK
Game 1   # innings Game 2   # innings
WA 12
WP: Sam Hatt (4-1)
10
WP: Nate Gendron (1-0)
HR: E. Bischoff (8)
WO 3
LP: Mark Brannan (0-2)
HR: G. Brannan (12)
0
LP: Michael Villarreal (0-1)
M# = 2.0
AVG: .247
SLG: .453
RpG: 4.95
ERA: 1.83
WHIP: 1.07
K/6: 14.2
M# = 6.0
AVG: .224
SLG: .398
RpG: 4.45
ERA: 3.53
WHIP: 1.58
K/6: 12.7
The Aces and Wolves first met week 7 in an affair heavily lopsided toward the neon yellow. The Wolves ace, Strojny, was ineligible to pitch, meanwhile the Aces responded with their best 1-2 punch, Hatt and Bischoff. The first game wasn't too one-sided, an 8-2 result. The 15-0, 4 HR tilt in game 2 is what made it ugly. That same alignment has come back around for the pitching matchups. The Aces should have the advantage from the mound in both games. Could we see these games decided by a rare offensive showdown? Bortmas and Greg Brannan are numbers 1 and 2 in AVG and SLG, and are responsible for 34% and 32% of their team's RBIs, respectively. Led by those two bats, the Aces and 'Pack are the only two lineups hitting over .200 in WSEM. Break out the bats, boys. Let's get your balls wet.

Season Series Numbers
W RS H HR BB AVG SLG OBP
WA 2 23 19 4 18 .500 .974 .661
WO 0 2 4 1 3 .133 .233 .212
Ineligible Pitchers  —  1 game: Adams (WA)  —  2 games: Strojny (WO)
GAMES 3 & 4            2:30 PM            FIELD A
Game 3   # innings Game 4   # innings
IS 0
LP: Jason Hewlett (1-6)
7
WP: Kevin Doby (7-3)
HR: Linebrink (1,2), Giguere (4), Sharlow (2)
WO 2
WP: Travis Strojny (5-6)
HR: Strojny (7)
5
LP: Michael Villarreal (0-2)
HR: Villarreal (3,4), G. Brannan (13)
E# = 6.0
AVG: .195
SLG: .341
RpG: 3.95
ERA: 4.91
WHIP: 1.95
K/6: 12.4
M# = 6.0
AVG: .224
SLG: .398
RpG: 4.45
ERA: 3.53
WHIP: 1.58
K/6: 12.7
It's a safe bet that this series will look nothing like it did when the Wolves and Isles met on Opening Day. The Wolves surrendered 19 R Opening Day; now, you have to look back at their last 9 games to see that many runs allowed by the 'Pack. Strojny's been the obvious spearhead of that night-and-day turnaround. In his last 10 GP, he has a 0.65 ERA and has flattened an 8.43 WHIP suffered week 1 down to an even 1.00 on the season. The Islanders aren't without their own impressive turnabout. They went 3-7-1 in their first 11 games of 2015. In their last 11 games they are 6-5. Doby, acquired May 26, has earned 5 of those last 6 wins... And with the Isles in the playoff hunt it's always fun to point out how Doby also handed his new team one of their losses earlier this season. One game now separates the Wolfpack and Islanders in the hunt for the final Wild Card spot. For the Islanders it's simple: they need to win the series to gain any ground. The 'Pack aren't shy about eyeing the Garcia Pennant and likely the #2 seed, though. You have to think revenge for week 1 is top of their mind as a sweet way to push toward that end.

Season Series Numbers
W RS H HR BB AVG SLG OBP
IS 2 19 7 2 37 .200 .400 .611
WO 0 4 7 1 9 .167 .286 .314
Ineligible Pitchers  —  1 game: Doby (IS),  TBD (WO)
GAMES 5 & 6            5:00 PM            FIELD A
Game 5   # innings Game 6   # innings
WA 20
WP: Sam Hatt (5-1)
HR: Bortmas (9,10), Hatt (2)
1
LP: Nate Gendron (1-1)
IS 0
LP: Alex Linebrink (0-1)
2
WP: Kevin Doby (8-3)
HR: Giguere (5)
M# = 2.0
AVG: .247
SLG: .453
RpG: 4.95
ERA: 1.83
WHIP: 1.07
K/6: 14.2
E# = 6.0
AVG: .195
SLG: .341
RpG: 3.95
ERA: 4.91
WHIP: 1.95
K/6: 12.4
Hey, Islanders. Don't worry about being 5 GB of the Aces in the Ringler Division. That your Elim. # for the pennant is just 2.0 isn't a big deal. Forget about being swept by the Aces in your two-game series back in May. Forget about the 17 runs the Aces scored against you, as well. However, do concern yourself with the fact that you were no hit in both games by the Aces. I know you lead the league in BB (160), but you're really gonna need to hit the ball here. Hey Aces, you should probably forget most of that junk, too (but feel free to stay proud of the no hitter stuff). I'll caution you that this Isles team is a very different beast than they were in May. For one, they've only been shut out once in their last ten games, compared to 5 games in a row at the time of your first series. What you should concentrate on is bolstering your record at Poolside, considering you're trying to host the 1st Round 1 vs. 4/5 series. You're currently 4-3-1 on the season at your ball field, but only 2-3-1 against likely opponents for that series. Both the Wolfpack and Islanders fit into that "likely" category, so this seems like the time you might want to add the "friendly" back in your confines. Oh, and hey Zac! How's it feel being on the other side now?

Season Series Numbers
W RS H HR BB AVG SLG OBP
WA 2 17 13 2 12 .361 .722 .521
IS 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .129
Ineligible Pitchers  —  1 game: TBD (WA),  TBD (IS)

Gameday Results, 7/11: South Field - Southfield, MI

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GAMES 1 & 2            12:00 PM            SOUTH FIELD
Game 1   # innings Game 2   11 innings
AS 0
LP: Mike Spence (0-2)
0
LP: Brandon Corbett (0-6)
RC 4
WP: Kiefer Haffey (1-3)
1
WP: Stephen Werner (2-1)
E# = 4.0
AVG: .163
SLG: .270
RpG: 2.36
ERA: 4.90
WHIP: 1.47
K/6: 12.8
M# = 2.5
AVG: .192
SLG: .343
RpG: 3.00
ERA: 1.16
WHIP: 1.03
K/6: 14.8
It's been a long time since these teams saw another. They opened the season against each other, and split the series 1-1. The See Yas took game 1 with a walk-off win in BOT 8, then carried a 2-1 lead into BOT 6 of game 2 before the Cox put up more 10 runs to end the day with a statement. And they've not stopped. They sit one point behind Aces for the Ringler Pennant, with equal games left to play. The first or third overall seed seems guaranteed. There are no guarantees in See Yas-town, not even that they're dead in the water. Although, 3 GB of the Wild Card with an Elimination Number of 4 does have them circling the drain, and likely playing spoiler. Farkas' arm gives any team that shot, as he is once again chasing the single season strikeout record. He needs just 45 K more to reach his record of 251 set last season, and is likely working with at least 54 outs (and a 16.6 K/6) with which to do it.

Season Series Numbers
W RS H HR BB AVG SLG OBP
AS 1 4 5 1 12 .109 .174 .293
RC 1 11 11 5 5 .204 .500 .271
Ineligible Pitchers  —  1 game: Farkas (AS),   Jardine (RC)
GAMES 3 & 4            2:30 PM            SOUTH FIELD
Game 3   # innings Game 4   # innings
RC 2
LP: Kiefer Haffey (1-4)
HR: Kujawa (6)
2
WP: Scott Kujawa (9-1)
HB 3
WP: Dennis Pearson (3-1)
S: David Castle (1)
HR: Castle (13)
0
LP: David Castle (5-4)
M# = 2.5
AVG: .192
SLG: .343
RpG: 3.00
ERA: 1.16
WHIP: 1.03
K/6: 14.8
E# = 6.0
AVG: .195
SLG: .341
RpG: 3.95
ERA: 4.91
WHIP: 1.95
K/6: 12.4
Another long-coming rematch: the Balls and Cox faced off into the wind week 2 in Farmington. As a headwind makes a team do, the Cox utilized smallball: keeping the ball on the ground to squeak out two 1-run victories. 1-0 in 9 innings, and 2-1, a another come from behind victory in the second game. Even though South Field is technically a "home field" for the Cox, the confines will be much more friendly than Gill was week 2 for the Balls bats. The treeline behind left and center means there will not be a strong headwind to overcome, meaning this series should play out much differently. Programming Note: If the Cox get a point from the earlier series, then these games will present the first opportunity for a 2015 team to lockup a playoff berth.

Season Series Numbers
W RS H HR BB AVG SLG OBP
RC 2 3 8 0 7 .163 .184 .268
HB 0 1 2 0 7 .043 .043 .170
Ineligible Pitchers  —  1 game: Paquin (HB),  TBD (RC)
GAMES 5 & 6            5:00 PM            SOUTH FIELD
Game 5   # innings Game 6   # innings
AS 0
LP: Brandon Corbett (0-7)
5
WP: Stephen Farkas (7-2)
HR: Farkas (6)
HB 10
WP: Chris Paquin (3-1)
HR: Mckinnie (2), Paquin (3,4), Pearson (12)
1
LP: Dennis Pearson (3-2)
E# = 4.0
AVG: .163
SLG: .270
RpG: 2.36
ERA: 4.90
WHIP: 1.47
K/6: 12.8
E# = 6.0
AVG: .197
SLG: .405
RpG: 3.86
ERA: 5.15
WHIP: 2.22
K/6: 12.3
Balls and Yas part one was ugly absurd not wiffleball high-powered windy and ridiculous. Our new "Paddington Bear" award was christened shortly after. There have been less ding dongs hit in entire NWLA HR Derbies than that 2-game series: 24 long dongs between the two teams. Pearson had himself a record setting 6 dong game on his way to 8 on the series; accounting for over 72% of his HR on the season. Castle also posted an 8 HR day, exactly two-thirds of the 12 dongs he's taken deep this year. The See Yas have vowed to keep their ace available; that and less forecasted wind should help make this more of a wiffleball series. Which would be nice to watch, since both teams can use these games to help position themselves for a playoff spot: Balls enter play Saturday 2 games up on the Yas. As the penultimate series for both teams, winning this series could be a key moment for either.

Season Series Numbers
W RS H HR BB AVG SLG OBP
AS 0 18 25 5 7 .362 .667 .421
HB 2 38 33 19 14 .465 1.296 .553
Ineligible Pitchers  —  1 game: TBD (AS),  TBD (HB)