God was smiling down on the good folks of Chattanooga and Fort Oglethorpe because the day was blessed with beautiful weather and amazing base ball. The 3rd game of the season was also the 2nd game of the Downstream Cup, which featured the Emmett Machinists of Knoxville vs the Mountain City Club of Chattanooga.
MC jumped out to an early lead and put the spurs to the stallion the rest of the match. The score was 5-0 MC, after 2 innings, and the 3rd inning featured 7 aces for MC. At the close of the match the final score was 18-0 MC over the Machinists.
At the dish, Britches went 4-4 and scored 4 aces! Taco and Red Bird both went 3-4. In the field, the Mountain City Defense was stellar again, causing a shut out game. Edmo was a consistent force at 1st sack, while Sweet Feet and Taco owned the garden. After 3 matches, 27 innings played, MC has outscored opponents, 47-5. The MC defense has caused 24 scoreless innings out of the 27 innings played this season. OB played a great all around game, getting 2 RBI’s and showing tons of ginger in the field. This performance earned him the game ball.