It was a beautiful day for base ball with the skyline and back drop of the Capitol city looming overhead. Bicentennial Park was filled with cranks who cheered their teams in the heat of the day. Many new spectators fell in love with our brand of base ball after watching a great match.
The game started out with both teams sizing each other up and trying to figure out how to tally some aces. Mountain City won the bat toss and elected to be home club. Phoenix was held scoreless and the willows of MC began to warm up. MC scored 3 aces in the 1st and 2 aces in the second. MC squeaked 3 more aces in during the 5th. The score was 8-0 MC in the bottom of the 5th.
It was the 6th inning that allowed MC to gain a sizable lead against the fine gents of Phoenix. Mountain City pounded the onion and rang the bell 10 times in the 6th, putting the score at 18-0. MC would not touch the dish again the rest of the match, however Phoenix scored 2 aces in the 8th after some beautiful strikes into the trees of right center. The final score was 18-2.
Offensively for Mountain City, Shiner and Cowbell led the way going 4-4! Taco was 3-3, and Sweet Feet and Britches went 3-5 and 3-4 respectively. The MC defense was the real story. In two combined matches, 18 innings played, the MC defense has caused 15 scoreless innings by its opponents. Of those 15 shut out innings, 14 were consecutive. The MC defense has allowed a total of 5 aces in two games, while putting up 29 aces at the dish. Britches got the game ball for great striking, base running, and fielding amongst the trees in right field.