Beer Burglars 18, Buffs Pub 17 (8 inn.)

.          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.

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One response to “Beer Burglars 18, Buffs Pub 17 (8 inn.)

  1. Buff’s Pub, in Newton, MA, is especially known for their buffalo wings.

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