Thursday, May 7, 2009

Still In It!

Last night the WGLL Royals faced the Reds in their second post-season game. It was an important game for both teams because it meant advancing on to a third game for one team and the end of the season for the other.
Luckily our guys came out to play. They started the game off great with good pitching and hitting. The Royals moved ahead in the first inning by scoring 5 runs.
By the end of the third inning the score was 8 - 0 in favor of the Royals.

The fourth inning was an uneventful one with no runs scored by either team.

Then, as is usually the case, the umpire made the determination that the fifth inning would be the last one. Little League rules dictate that the minor league teams can play for no longer than two hours. The rules also state that only five runs are allowed in any inning except for the sixth, which has unlimited runs allowed. So, because there is a five run rule, the Reds could not win. Both coaches agreed to play the inning anyway. This gave the Reds had a chance to play a little bit longer, and end their season on a good note. Our coach put in an inexperienced pitcher and away we went. The Reds got a bunch of hits and scored 5 runs. Game Over! But, at least their players got to go out with some runs on the board and a little excitement at the end of the game.
As for the Royals, they will advance to a third post-season game this Saturday!

Final Score - Royals 8, Reds 5

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