04 June 2011

Weekend Baseball at Dehler


Friday night was cold but the Scarlets were hot. They disguised themselves as the Lavenders, and pounded three Royal pitchers for 15 hits and 16 runs, seven of those in the bottom of the 6th. There were a few errors, hit batsmen and walks in there as well. They only played 7 innings because of the 10 run rule.

The umpires, all four of them, looked good in pink. See the picture to the left. They sensibly put jackets on by the 3rd inning. The Legion teams were celebrating some anti-cancer campaign in conjunction with the Billings Clinic. See the picture below.

The Scarlets look like they have a couple of strong left-handed pitchers in Joe Barta and Brady Muller, the winning pitcher in the Friday extravaganza.

We are lucky to have such a dedicated Legion umpiring crew here in Billings. That wasn't always the case.

On Saturday the Royals beat the Butte Miners 5-3 in the opener, and were pulling ahead easily in the nightcap, 8-0 in the 2nd inning when I left. The Miners looked like they were outclassed. Their fielding left much to be desired. It was actually dangerous for them as a couple of hard hit balls tagged the fielders pretty hard.

The Scarlets play a double-header on Sunday afternoon against Casper WY. Will they continue their unbeaten ways? Check them out at Dehler Park Sunday afternoon and Monday morning.

4 comments:

Recovering Lutheran said...

Ah, baseball! As I write this, Texas A&M is leading Seton Hall in the College Station regional.

Baseball - God's game. After all, the first words in the Bible are "In the big inning...."

Ken & Carol said...

Thanks for the comment. It seems we have a lot in common: Lutheran background—and foreground too—as well as baseball and puns. Blogging is good therapy too for whatever ails you, at least I find it so.

This morning I traveled across town to hear Mass and Marcus Grodi afterward: it was a fund-raiser for KJCR, our just-started Catholic radio station.

I was reminded of GK Chesterton's metaphorical comment about the Church being much larger on the inside than on the outside as St Bernard's in Billings Heights really is much bigger physically on the inside, barely visible as you drive up to the massive parking lot.

"In the big inning . . .": I love it and will shamelessly use it my own.

Recovering Lutheran said...

"In the big inning . . .": I love it and will shamelessly use it my own.

I shamelessly stole that from George Will's book Bunts (p. 264).

Ken & Carol said...

Thanks for the reference. Will writes well about baseball. Is there any other sport that has an actual literature? Well yes, cricket does, but any other sport besides those two?

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