Notes for Game 03
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Game date: July 10, 2013

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Decision Resources
4 5 5 1 7 2 3   27 X 2
4 0 0 0 3 4 0   11 16 0
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Stats from the Game

The weather was one for the birds. (Wolan)
Coach’s Game Analysis:

Weather and Field Conditions:
Cloudy, high 79. Winds were blowing into LF. The wind was strong enough to whip around the infield dirt into LF. Infield conditions were fine otherwise.

By around the 2nd inning, a light drizzle started, which persisted for the rest of the game. It was enough to soak anything that wasn’t covered, and made the outfield a bit slick. As for the infield, it kept the dirt from blowing around, but did not make it muddy.


 - Infield starters of Kevin (3B), Cottam (SS) and Wiley (1B) were solid. Still need to work on infield chemistry with 2B.

 - Our defense in LF was shaky at best. Most of D.R.’s hits were into LF. Per Russ, 7-10 runs could have been prevented if we’d had better coverage in that area of the field.

Game Highlights:

Memorable Events:
 - Was the first game in Verdasys Softball history where the team played a game with a continuous drizzle.
 - One D.R. batter hit a fly ball that hit the RF fence while in the air.
 - As 2B, Heather stopped a groundball with her foot and kicked it in the air. Was unable to make play to 1B.
 - Début game for: Kristen Foresto. (Played catcher until a 4th woman player arrived.)

Jon:3 for 3 (3B) with 1 RBI, 1 runs score and 2 bases taken.
Cottam:2 for 3 (2B, 3B) with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored.
Wiley:2 for 3 (2B) with 2 RBIs and 1 run score.
Lucy:1 for 3 (3B, FC) with 2 RBIs and 1 run scored.

Spears:running behind the head catch of a flair behind 1B. (1st)
Lucy:line-drive catch in RCF. (2nd)
McCauley:line-drive snag at 3B. (2nd)
Verdasys:6-3 double play (grounder to Cottam, unassisted out at 2nd, followed by put-out at 1B to Spears.) (3rd)
D.R.:tagged-out Foresto at home plate as he tried to score on a Cottam 3B.
Melissa:catch of a pop-up behind home plate (P2) in the 6th.
D.R.:4 shut-out innings, including 3 1-2-3 innings.

 - Lucy P. becomes the second female player in club history to hit a triple. (Other player was Colby back in 2010-Game 7.)

Priore:hit in the shin by a grounder.
Heather:got struck in the foot and shin by 2 separate grounders.

A-WOL Watch:

Did not have a lot of energy in me while playing this game. Need to take Vitamin B or drink some coffee before the game to perk up.

1 for 2 (SAC) with 1 run and 1 RBI.
 - Narrowly outran grounder to 3B for infield base hit. (Short bat.) Play at 1B was a tie. Narrowly scored on Cottam’s double. (Walked to 2B on fly ball; raced to home when ball was dropped.) Play at plate was a tie. (Was tagged as I crossed the plate up-right. Would have been a clear score if I slid.)
 - Pop-up to foul territory behind 3B. (Short bat.) Ball hit handle.
 - Place-hit ball into RCF for a SAC RBI. (Longer bat.)

Played FOF (LF) and RF. One touch, no outs.
 - As FOF (LF), had to give up chase of fly ball to prevent collision with Priore in LF. (1st)
 - Later, had a fly ball that bounced off the top of my glove and then behind me. Need to do a better job at getting behind ball to make play. Possible that wind might have gotten ball. (2nd)
 - As RF, no touches.

Andy Wolan is a reporter and photographer for Verdasys Softball. This story was not subject to the approval of the league or its clubs.