Game of the Week


VS



W-L-T STK L3 L10
0-0-0 N0 0-0-0 0-0-0
Gameday Matchup
W-L-T STK L3 L10
0-0-0 N0 0-0-0 0-0-0


Recap

Empire Strikes Back battled the Prairie Dogs in a wet one in Anacostia on Thursday to open up the season.  They didn't stop building the Hoover Dam because of a few rainstorms, and a little rain wasn't going to stop the GOTW either.  Hat Tips to both ESB and the Prairie Dogs to agree to wait out the storm and play when many other teams would (and did) cancel their openers.

Empire was able to cage the dogs despite having three (yes, THREE) Empire strikeouts (two by one player).  Just so everyone's on the same page, we did not start with a 1-1 count or use strike mats.  Two otherwise healthy and well-adjusted adult human males swung and missed three times at a spherical object being lobbed at them at an approximate speed of 14 miles per hour, and one of them achieved the feat twice.  However, the Empire Left Fielder was a man of his word and bought 22 shots of fireball at Cap Lounge to atone for his sins. It should be noted that his other hit was a 3-run HR in Adam Dunn-esque fashion.

The Prairie Dogs took advantage of a wet field reaching safely on some tricky ground balls for the Empire defense, but in the end, Empire got just enough big hits with runners in scoring position (their typical Achilles heel) to put this one out of reach. Final score Empire 14, Prairie Dogs 5.