An ominous breeze was blowing out at the ball field in Bohn Park Monday night, presaging the big scores that were to come. The action was hot and heavy as the Farmers of Stonebridge and the Beverly Hicks
Bombers squared off in the six o’clock game. The Farmers showed some slick defense in the first inning, including a clean pick by the Stonebridge shortstop on a wicked drive into the hole. They then planted three runs on their opponents in the bottom half of the first. But every farmer knows, you reap what you sow, and the Bombers answered with three tallies of their own. The seesaw battle continued as the Farmers scored one; the Bombers answered with two, the Farmers plated another to make it a five to five draw starting the fifth. The Farmer’s defense just couldn’t catch a break, as the Bombers lived up to their name, and scored six runs in each of their last two at bats. The brave sodbusters tried to keep up, but it just didn’t come to flower, as they could only manage seven runs over their final two frames, winding up on the short side of a 17 to 12 final score.
The second contest of the evening, between the Natural Disasters and the Shake N’ Bake crew saw one team’s dream of an undefeated season snuffed out like a flame in a Florida hurricane. Each team opened with two runs, and the Bakers thought they could breathe easy when they cooked up seven scores in the second inning. The Disasters scratched out two runs in their half of the second, but were trailing 9 to 4. Things tightened up at that point, with each team holding the other scoreless for the next nine outs. But the quiet bats were only the simmering of a dormant volcano, as the Disasters erupted for six runs as the clock was running out (they play seven innings or one hour, whichever comes first) to go up 10 to 9. Unfortunately, the big city boys and girls from Longmont were not intimidated by the Disasters’ display of power, and started their own rally with a dribble up the middle for a base hit. A small flake of invincibility fell off the armor of the home team, and Shake N’ Bake turned it into a four run outburst, making the score 13 to 10.
That is the way it ended as the upstarts drank in the glory of being the only team to knock off the Disasters since the start of the summer season, five long months ago.
This was great family entertainment folks. Don’t take it from me, take a break from Monday Night Football, and come on down to Bohn Park and see for yourself. Bring the kids, bring the dog, but bring a blanket, it’s starting to get a little chilly down by the river.