. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
BB 2 0 4 0 2 6 2 2 — 18
BP 4 2 2 0 3 2 3 1 — 17
HR: Poulz (1), Kevin (1)
CHESTNUT HILL — The Beer Burglars got out of a massive jam to force extra innings, and Super-Sub Kevin hit a two-run homer in the eighth, as the Burglars escaped Cassidy Field with an 18-17 win over Buffs Pub Thursday night.
The Burglars (2-1) entered the bottom of the 7th with a three-run lead, only to see it instantaneously evaporate — and before Buffs Pub had recorded a single out. Their fourth hitter of the inning doubled, putting the winning run on second base with nobody out. After a groundout failed to advance the runner, pitcher Tyler “Steamboat” Mathers (2-1) intentionally walked some chick to create a force play. It didn’t matter, though.
Buffs’ next batter popped out to left-fielder Jeremy Poulz, who gunned down the aforementioned baserunner — who had inexplicably tagged up — at third base, for a colossal inning-ending double play.
“What the fuck was that guy thinking?” mused captain Justin “Dussstyyy” Drechsler.
Given new life, the Burglars scored twice in the top of the 8th on a bomb to left by Kevin (last name unknown). It proved to be the game-winner when Buffs could muster only one run in their half of the 8th.
Again, the Burglars’ bats were slow to wake up. A two-run homer by Poulz tied the game at 8 in the 5th inning. Then, in the 6th, the Burglars batted around, plating six runs.
All three girls in the Burglars lineup (Annie Tigani, Keely Coffield, and Ryan Donaghy) went 2-for-5 and scored 2 runs, significantly out-producing boys Mathers (1-5, run) and Ryan “Railroad” Richards (1-5) at the plate. Donaghy also nearly made a spectacular running catch in right-center, but, after a collision with a teammate and subsequent fall to the ground, had the ball bounce out of her glove.
The Burglars are off until Sunday, when they play a doubleheader.