Oakville Seniors Slow Pitch League

May 24
Well, we finally got a game in. Please see Scores and Standings. Please see News and views for important information. Bill Langdon's enlightening pre-amble to the Blue team 2019 season is available in the News and Views section.
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  Opening Day saw Team Blue scheduled for the first ever OSSPL double-header game. Game One was against the visiting Team White and was a well fought contest from beginning to end.  After five innings of tight defense by both teams, the score was knotted at 5. In the sixth, Team White scored a run and Team Blue was unable to respond. In the top of the seventh the Whites were held scoreless. After two quick outs in the bottom of the seventh, it looked like Team White could pencil in their first win of the season but Team Blue was not ready for defeat. Glenn Marshall and Bill Langdon managed to get on base at which point the ageless Charlie Withnell came to the plate and immediately stroked a single driving in the tying run. The next batter, Jerry Kelly, smashed a hard single scoring the winning run. The final score Blues 7 Whites 6.
  The Blue’s offense was led by Al Stokes and Bill Langdon (each 3 for 3). Don Evans, Tom Sawa, Grant Chapman, Glenn Marshall, Charlie Withnell and Jerry Kelly were each 2 for 3.
 
During the 15 minute break between games, Team Blue was too exhausted to celebrate. Manager Langdon was seen napping in the dugout and several went looking for the washroom for their hourly visit.
      
 
  
Blue 7 -White 6
  After a long winter and several weather related cancellations, the boys of summer finally played ball today
While both teams showed signs of being rusty, the Whites managed to score 4 runs in the 4th inning to put them ahead
Alas, several miscues by the Whites with 2 outs in the bottom of the 7th provided the Blues with a great come from behind win
Bert & Doug were impressive at the plate, each going 3 for 3​​

  Game Two was against Team Gold, the early favorite to win this year’s championship. After four hard fought innings and behind the solid pitching of Art Knight and Glenn Marshall, the score was tied at 7 but this second game would prove to be a bridge too far for Team Blue. With many of their players not yet at “peak performance”, fatigue began to set in. The Golds would score 5 in the fifth and 3 in the sixth while the Blues could only manage one run. The time clock expired. Game over. Final score was Golds 16 – Blues 8. Strangely both teams celebrated. 
 
There were, nevertheless, some offensive highlights for Team Blue. Rookies Ted Wierda and Steve Houston were both 3 for 3. Al Stokes, Don Evans and Grant Chapman were each 2 for 3. 
  
Gold 16 -Blue 8
 After 3 weeks of the season the Golds keep their undefeated season alive. The Golds came out of the gate like true thoroughbreds taking a quick 3-0 lead in the top of the first. Despite all the organizational efforts of their new rookie manager, the veterans took over and said…..”no we all do it this way!” All was good as the Golds scored in every inning to win the game 16 to 9. Lead by slid hitting up and down the line up. Barny Henderson in the lead - off spot went 5 for 5. As much as it hurts the author of this report to compliment L Drew, (stay tuned because he will screw up eventually) but in the famous words of Herb Brooks, “Not this game,”  Laurence bats 4 for 4 and drives in 6 runs!
Marco Gastis went 3 for 4 at the plate while providing a highlight real defensive catch that stopped the Blues short of a big inning. Hando Told’s 3 for 4 performance at the plate added to his iron door defence completing 2 double plays in the game.
 Bill Maver had the hit of the game with a crushing double that hit the fence. Vic Leonard had 2 hits of his own plus scored two runs with great base running. 
As the Blues seemed to be mounting a come back agin they were thwarted by a key defensive play by catcher Bill Boisvenue who ran down a sun-in-the-eyes pop fly, that took the steam out of the rally.
The Golds prevail and are looking to keep their win streak alive next week.
Great to get the season started…..finally. I am sure we will see a fresher Blue team next time as starting the season with a double header makes for a long day.
Blue: 7, Whites 6
After a long winter and several weather related cancellations, the boys of summer finally played ball today
While both teams showed signs of being rusty, the Whites managed to score 4 runs in the 4th inning to put them ahead
Alas, several miscues by the Whites with 2 outs in the bottom of the 7th provided the Blues with a great come from behind win
Bert & Doug were impressive at the plate, each going 3 for 3
  
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Manager Jim Craig gave an inspiring pre game pep talk, but our dreams of an undefeated season came crashing down as we were thumped by the Greens.

Much  touted rookie Harvey Wallace led the way offensively by going 3 for 4.

First hit of the season went to Ted Talbot

First RBI to Brian Sheridan

The veteran pitching duo of Carey and Craig settled in after the first 2 innings but our offense just never sprang to life.

Manager Craig has vowed to work the phones over the next week to find some much needed bench strength.​​
As Team Green awaits a vounteer reporter, your web man provides the following:
Congratulations to new manager Jim Fenner in his first win of many to come. Obviously, Mr. Fenner must have made a much more inspiring speech to his team than Team Red manager Jim Craig. Knowing Mr. Craig well, I am sure he will extract his revenge against Team Green sometime during 2019....if it ever stops raining. Ev
Green 15 - Red 9