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July 22, double-header preview

Mike Weiss has done a fantastic job organizing for this week.  It was difficult to limit the game with so many consistent players, some newer friends, some out of town visitors, and the return of Jesse Engaard!

So here we go with the 2nd double-header of the year!  Game 1 starts at 6:30 SHARP!  Projected starters D. Schauer vs. J. Grace!!  Game 2 9pm beginning.

There is a 20% chance of rain today, let’s hope it holds off!

Team Around the Horn looks to rebound against the strong play of Phundamentally Sound.

Kurt Hunte is gonna do some bad stuff to TAtH pitching tonight!

Kurt Hunte is gonna do some bad stuff to TAtH pitching tonight!

Sound pitching too much for Horners

July 15, 2009


Phundamentally Sound….0..0..1..1..2..0..0..3..5….12..14…2

Team Around the Horn….2..2..0..0..0..0..1..0..1…..6…14…4

Licensed to Rake:  you cannot stop him, you can only hope to contain him

When Phundamentally Sound starter Jonny Szczesniak gave up 4 unanswered runs in the first 2 innings, it seemed like Team Around the Horn was going to be in control for the long haul.  The most beautiful yet dangerous elemental truth of baseball shined through:  it is not a sprint, it’s a marathon.

P. Sound overcame 2 Horner double plays in the third and fourth inning to mount an improbable comeback on some late offense.  In the third inning Kurt Hunte’s looper to left was robbed by shortstop Scott Solomon, who fell on to his back on the play.  Pete Pendleton tagged from third after his single only to be gunned at the plate by the versitile newcomer.  In the 4th, Team Around the Horn also turned the traditional 6-4-3 double play to put the kibosh down on a swelling rally.

penny, mike, baughan, randy

Szczesniak gave way to long man Mark Stehle during a 4-4 tie after six strong innings where he stuck out six and walked four.  Stehle gave up one earned run over three innings to earn the win.  Justin Stuhltrager went 8 1/3 for Team Around the Horn, his cruise control fell off during the 8th and 9th when the P. Sound were able to string their hits together and the fatigued defense began to let up.  Did player/coach Stuhltrager leave himself in too long? History will be the judge.

Dave Smith contributed two hits and reached base four times (not including a disputed called 3rd strike in the bottom of the 6th with two on) in the losing effort.  Pitchers Justin Stuhltrager(3K, 5BB) and Scott Solomon (got the last 2 outs in the 9th) looked pretty sharp for the most part.

Double Threat: Mark Stehle had 3 hits at the plate, and earned the Win on the mound

There ended up being some offensive standouts for the winning P. Sound:  Mark Stehle (3hits, 2RBI, 2runs), Joshua Grace (3 doubles, 2RBI, 3runs), and newcomer Randy Ribay (3hits, 2 runs) all were raking.  Ribay’s season as player coach of the Circle of Hope softball team in Camden, NJ recently ended freeing him up to tear it up in center field and at the plate.

Rookie of the Week:  Randy Ribay, CF

There were a lot of people who wanted to play and couldn’t get in this time.  Interest is at an all-time high, our league organizers are trying to find ways to maintain a high level of play with the people who have been playing together for three years while maintaining open spots for other friends and hopefuls.  Thanks for all the good attitudes and patience as we figure it out.

If you are dying to play baseball and haven’t been able to play on Wed for whatever reason, you can contact Kurt Hunte about a Saturday game…occaisonally Andrew Jones will organize a Sunday afternoon ball game as well.

Notes:  Phundamentally Sound leadoff man, short stop, pitcher, and deejay Michael Fichman left the game in the 9th with an injured thumb.  Hopefully he is straightened out by next week…Derek Schauer is scheduled to start on the mound next week for TAtH…Jesse Engaard is rumored to be extending his Maine Oddyssey for another month…Kenny Steif & Dann Pudish should be returning to duty on 7/22…

dude loves the Buckos

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Weiss returns with 4hits, Team Around the Horn triumphs

July 8 game 1
…………..1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9…R ..H E
Ph. S….. 0 1 2 0 3 0 4 0  … 10 14 2
TAtH…. 0 0 0 0 3 9 7 x  … 19 20 3

TAtH slugger MIke Weiss made his return known

Team Around the Horn brought some bats with them. Mike Weiss came home with a bang (4-4, walk, 2 runs, 2SB) and Justin Stuhltrager (4-5, 2runs, SB + 8inning complete game with 6K’s for the win) stood out and Phundamentally Sound starter Jonny Szczesniak was outlasted. He began the game with 4 shutout innings until TAtH got something going in the 5th and then fell apart in the 6th.

Jonny Szczesniak throws his signiture "Billy the Kid" aka Slider

There was a lot of hype, and a lot of people watching with anticipation as the game got going at 6pm. We decided to stop it after 8innings during the 6th inning because we wanted to make sure there was fair time for game 2.
Phundamentally Sound were led by Kurt Hunte (3hits) and Kenny Steif (4RBI). The defense looked great for most of the game, but had a couple shaky innings that proved fatal. Philip Craig came in to pitch late in the game, but Team Around the Horn rallied.

Team Around the Horn battery Weiss & Stuhltrager

Team Around the Horn battery Weiss & Stuhltrager

Between the defense of John Paetch, the ability to put together a few big innings, and the arm of Stuhltrager (he can deal, boy!) Team Around the Horn walked away with game 1.

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Wed July 8 DOUBLE HEADER preview!

The rumors are true.  This week we will be playing a double header due to the increased interest and increased hype due to the fact that Team Around the Horn’s catcher Mike Weiss will be making a short-lived return.

Phundamentally Sound slugger Jonny Szczesniak smiles after last weeks big hit

Phundamentally Sound slugger Jonny Szczesniak smiles after last week's big hit

Justin is doing his best to accomodate the many people who wish to play in both games, but alas there are too many.  He will be working it out based on seniority and steadyness over time.  Thanks for being cool with what he cooks up.

We need the first game to start at 6pm sharp, so get there early if you want to be loose.

Kris Eden posted the amazing pics from last week into the photo pool, you can see them on the sidebar.  Thanks, Killer!

The weather for Wed; is looking good, some rain on Tuesday will hopefully soften things up and dry out.  See you at the field!

Phundamentally Sound sings the blues after Team Around the Horn mounts comeback!

Write up to follow with individuals stats.

……………………………………1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9        R    H    E
Phundamentally Sound    1    0    0    0    1    1    1     2    0        6    11    3
Team Around the Horn    1    0    0    0    0    2    2    4    x        9    14    2

WP: Derek Schauer

LP:  Jonny Szczesniak

TAtH starter & captain Justin Stuhltrager was hard to solve

TAtH starter & captain Justin Stuhltrager was hard to solve

Team Around the Horn Outlasts Swine Flu

Thurs, April 30

Is there a doctor in the hosue?  Justin Stuhltrager had all it took to keep Swine Flu in check, and from mounting a late comeback in a lopsided Team Around the Horn victory 18-11 (7innings).

Justin pitched the complete game while Swine Flu pitchers had location problems all night.  It was a lot of fun to get out there finally after several rainouts.  Better baseball to come.

This game was decided early, when in the bottom of the first, Swine Flu player/coach Joshua Grace went down with an ankle injury after a collision with the speedy Jesse Engaard.

Highlights: Team Around the Horn’s Jesse’s D-a 7th inning amazing grab to silence a late rally.  Justin “the Gentleman” Stultrager kept the ball near the plate the whole night.

Swine Flu’s Ant Mazzotta drag bunted the first pitch of the season for a bang-bang single.   Jonny Sez crushed a late-game 3run inside-the-park homerun that rolled to the left field fence.

Box score, and cumulative stats to come.

W: Justin Stultrager (1-0)

L:  Jonny Szczesniak (0-1)

HR:  Jonny Sez (1)