We in Raging Storm are done for the season and here are the final leaders in the main offensive categories.
Highest Batting Average - Greg Fay, .710
Most Hits - Mike Boon, 51
Most RBIs - Greg Fay, 43
Most Home Runs - Greg Fay, 8
Most Walks - Dave, 11
I'm still ticked at how it all ended, but at least we made it to the finals before self destructing.
It would be easy to blame this loss on the inclement weather or the bad calls that kept going against us, but in the end we lost because we were out played. I hate losing, but we deserved to lose last night.
In time I'll post our final statistics and list the winners in each category. You'll find it all on our Raging Storm home page.
It's time for the cream to rise my friends. Leave nothing in the tank. Just win, baby!!!
Hey Raging Storm! We don't yet have a date nailed down for our championship game, but we now have an opponent. The Clippers beat The Horny Thorns last night and will take us on for the title.
We took them in in the first game of the season and won a tight one 12-9. Lets do this thang.
I am deliriously happy. All day long I've been walking on air with a song in my heart. All this is the result of a great night of baseball.
We didn't receive a bonus for the victory and my wicked stab at shortstop won't be shown on Sportscentre but none of that matters. Yesterday's heart-stopping come-from-behind victory is more intoxicating than any drug. I've heard from others on the team and I'm not the only one experiencing this natural buzz. My teammate Mike E. summed it up nicely in this email below he sent to the entire team.
I kept running around the house last night saying "I can't believe we just won that....that was an AWESOME series of battles!!" I felt like a kid in a candy store after that performance. You guys all played an amazing set of games. We battled back after a crushing defeat and never lost hope. In fact, the way that first game fired us up was incredible. That's the beauty of this team. No matter how bruised or battered we get, we NEVER give up and battle back as hard as we can.
Mike's right. We lost the first game 18-8 and looked to be down and out. That was three games against Hollywood and three defeats. We had to scratch and claw our way back in the second game and managed to pull out a hard fought 10-6 victory. With the momentum on our side, we picked up game three right where we left off and hammered 'em 18-9. We reached down and found that something extra that great teams have. Victory was ours and this brilliant buzz is our reward.
The updated stats are now on our Raging Storm home page. When we win the championship next week, we'll have memories that will last a lifetime. Today, I am deliriously happy.
Every so often in the wonderful world of sport, something magical happens. Last night, we in Raging Storm were lucky enough to be part of such a blessed event.
In a best of three semi-final against Hollywood, a team that had beat us two out of two times in the regular season, we went out and got pummelled in game one. Then, we fell behind 4-0 in game two. It was shaping up to be one of those nights with our offense limited to pop flies. Then, on a dime, the tide turned.
I don't yet have the box score and stats so I can't tell you the exact scores, but we won game number two handedly and forced a third and deciding game. Again, we sent Hollywood back to la la land and against all odds advanced to the finals next week. Marc's pitches were sharp, our offense was clutch and our defense was tight. It was such a wonderful night for baseball we had to play three.
When I get the scores and stats I'll update our Raging Storm home page.
Fellow members of Raging Storm, we have a date for our second round of the playoffs.
We're playing either Hollywood or the Etobicoke Sharks on Wednesday, September 1st at West Deane Park @ 6:30 pm. Game two is taking place that same night at the same park @ 8:00 pm. If a third game in this best of three series is required, it will take place that same night at the same park @ 9:30 pm.
See you there.
We in Raging Storm swept our best of three playoff series last night and have advanced to the next round.
The first game was never in doubt as we pummelled the Buccaneers 12-1 with some awesome defense and the game's only homer by yours truly. In the second game we had to battle much harder for a tough 10-5 win. Not that I'm trying to brag here, but I hit the team's only homer in that second game too. It's playoff time baby!!!
The competition will be far more fierce from here on in. I'll update the statistics soon and you'll find them on the Raging Storm home page when I do.
Fellow members of Raging Storm, the following news is rather important so read slowly.
We're playing the Buccaneers on Monday, August 23rd at West Deane Park @ 6:30 pm. Game two is taking place that same night at the same park @ 8:00 pm. If a third game in this best of three series is required, it will take place that same night at the same park @ 9:30 pm.
Be there or be square.
Fellow members of Raging Storm, we have a playoff date and opponent.
We're playing the Buccaneers on Monday, August 23rd, so clear your calendar. The Buccaneers are 4-10 while we're 10-6 so we'll be the favourites. We just missed a first round bye.
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