Bombers blown out of rec league playoffs
The KBUT softball team scored nearly one run for every thousand dollars raised during the recent pledge drive, as they dismantled the Bombers 32-6 in rec league playoff action Tuesday, August 12 at Pitsker Field.
Let’s just say it wasn’t pretty. That is, unless you’re a KBUT fan.
The potential was there for a classic rec league loser’s bracket game. Both KBUT and the Bombers have the potential to shine. Yet that was far from the case, as the Bombers just weren’t themselves.
Don’t get me wrong. KBUT earned at least 20, well maybe 18, of their 32 runs. They were hitting for sure and stretching for extra bases and runs when possible.
It was just that extra bases and more runs were available nearly every time KBUT hitters connected.
Not only did the Bombers not show up for their game, neither did their typically raucous fan base and reserve players.
Nevertheless, KBUT was there and racked up runs nearly at will.
After a two-run rally (it counts as a rally when you only score six runs) by the Bombers, KBUT exploded for 10 runs to take an eight-run lead. Lisa Schouweiler and Tim Wells connected for base hit RBIs and Amelie Kastning scored and drove in two runs, cracking a double to left center field to lead the early KBUT assault.
KBUT tacked on seven more runs in the bottom of the second inning, led by a three RBI single-turned-triple by Rich Driscoll.
Driscoll drove in two more runs with a two-RBI double to kick off a six-run outburst from KBUT in the bottom of the third inning, pulling KBUT out in front 23-3.
Erin Cerise had a career game at the plate for KBUT going four-for-five and driving in three runs, and after five innings KBUT was up 31-3.
Steve Hecker and Julie Frerichs provided the lone defensive highlights for the Bombers in the game. Hecker pulled down two line drives at first base and Frerichs snagged a liner at second base and tapped the base for a solo double play.
Down 32-3 in the top of the seventh inning, the Bombers went out swinging to score three more runs in the top of the seventh inning.
Doug Bauer stroked a two RBI single and Ellen Osterling connected for a RBI hit before the Bombers’ season eventually came to an end, leaving them to discuss plans for the 2009 season for the next 10 months.