W. Brews on First 5 - Burger Bashers 11
Coming off a hard fought, rough cut win, the Burger Bashers continued to show their preseason struggles were more superficial then substantial. Still playing without the Bash Brothers and Dylan Murphy (recent member of the NBA D-Leauge Champion’s staff - ask him about it!), the team plugged the holes with help of some key additions: Brew Master, Paul Freitas played his first game for the squad and Kerry Cook showed off why the league should fear our Cook-outs!
The opponent looks fearsome in batting practice, clobbering balls left and right. Enter last year’s team MVP, ace Brad King. He silenced the boastful bats with his mastery of the arc pitch. With a stellar defense behind him, included guest reserve player, Tommy Lavender.
Offensively, the team erupted in multiple innings led by their first-time three-hole-hitter, Steve Cukalevski - The Cuki Monster. Additionally by rookie Kerry and the surprise hitting machine, Lucas Jimenez.
The team’s dynamic outburst resulted in 11 runs, which was enough to keep the pesky Brews of First feeling secondary. The web gem of the game waited til the last out, when center fielder, Chris Vola, tracked the ball through the treacherous gray sky and made a highlight reel catch while falling to the turf - a feat unseen in Basher history. When the score-sheet was completed by the great Dave Cornwallance - also making his long awaited return for the DL - the Mel’s softball team moved to 2-0 in the win column.
Afterwards the brews came out first at Mels with the bar tending team stylings of Dan MeKenna and Steven Simon. As important a play of the day as any in the game.
Great win, Bashers! Thirsty for more?