The Trinity Warriors Softball Report 5-14-06
by Lucian Thompson
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Last Friday night was a night that will live in infamy. No, we were not attacked by a foreign enemy, we attacked a formidable foe and came away victorious in the first game and barely lost the last game by one run. Now…I don’t know about you, but that’s something to shout about!!!
These two games were the best our Warriors have ever played. Although we blew away our opponents by 24 to 5 in the first game, the second game taxed us to the max and we fell behind 12 to 5 with one inning left to go. Not giving way to exasperation, our faithful Warriors stepped up to the plate and brought us back to 16 and 17 as time ran out. We lost by one run, but we won a victory of tenacity and perseverance. Gotta love their hearts!
There were so many great plays in both games that I hardly know how to report these games. Oh yea, Lighting, Jeni Harrison looked like a dust bunny as she protected home plate by continuous body deflections of would be plate stealers. She was overheard telling the umpire that the plate belonged to her and that anyone who tried to cross it would be decked. You graaa girl!
Then their was Raging Ray Williams…everywhere, he was everywhere! No fly ball within 50 yards of him had a chance. Snag, grab, catch…tumble, roll, no matter, he came up with the ball. And to add insult to injury to the opponents, he blasted run after run in with his power swings at bat. Our greatest fear is that we will lose him to the Mets.
Rocket Ricky Gossert pitched great in the first game but was sidelined by illness and fatigue for the second game. In came James, “The Teddy Bear” who made us proud with his new found pitching skills. It was hard for him to stay focused because of his precious wife, Angie “Ouch” Seebree’s facial and body expressions keep him, as with all of us, in stitches. Saturday Night Live is looking for you Angie.
Of course, we did so enjoy Racheal “Backstop” Weatherspoon’s stellar performances in both games, as well. Her handle…well it came from her stopping a line drive with her face in a practice session, earlier, compliments of “Downtown” Faye Reel who played great in the first game and then abandoned us for the second game for some other league. Hooray for playing our game…boo for the other….
As always, Rosie Morong, Daughter of Flash” was supreme in both games as well as “Up Town Girl,” Jessica Sykes. Both these mighty warriors amaze us game after game with their consistency. Great job girls!
“Missile” Mike Harrison played with the zeal and strength of his first season with Trinity. Amazingly, he has been able to resist hitting anything throw at him and took the walks that were strategically sound and helped advanced our scores.
First timer with Trinity, “Doc,” Carl Floyd, was a pleasant surprise to all of us. His addition to the warriors has added depth and strength that is greatly appreciated.
Ken “Steamboat” Garvin was limping as he continuously batted himself around the bases. The bad leg didn’t stop him from turning in another outstanding set of games. Limp on Bro…
Poor old “Jumping Jack Flash” was sidelined because of being beaned in the head at his work. Being a hunter, he stood up when someone hollowed DUCK; go figure…
Also sidelined by an injury was “Bone Crusher” Joshua Weatherspoon. His left arm gave way again just after he was given the go ahead to lift weight at work as a Fire Fighter. Uh…what’s with this bench pressing 350 lbs. Da!
Where was “Waddles” Deanna Gossert? Hum…old age creeping up, little one. And is it true that “Iron Man” Jack Sheets is in retirement?
Well, there it is folks. I call ‘um as I see ‘um and I saw two great games that make me proud to be associated with these mighty warriors. Don’t forget to get the toe jam cleared away before next wash day.
Glad to be in retirement, yours truly,
911 Retiree Extraordinary
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