Game 2: Just Like We Brew It Up

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?

Burger Bashers Opening Win

W. Deutsch Bank 11 - Burger Bashers 13

The Burger Bashers opened their 2014 campaign with some flare, as the came back against versus a long time rival, Deutsch Bank 1. It was a back-and-forth affair with plenty of drama. Playing with out the team’s top two hitters and last year’s MVP pitcher, the Mel’s team played a chip on their shoulder after a disappointing end to last season.

The Bashers got out to a quick lead and then defended the hot-hitting finance fools behind the prodigious pitching of Tomas Jimenez. The Douches of Deutsch Bank came into the game with the misguided game plan of targeting our female teammates, and in particular Alix the Awesome at third base. Try as they may, their game plan was foiled including a great play from second base in the form of Brittany Inman

The offensive output was jointly handled in team fashion by Nice Guy JoeTomas, and rookie female Alex McCarthy with 3, 2, and 2 RBIs each respectively. After some up-and-down, the Mel’s Mashers were up two runs when the home team scored 2 in the bottom of the 7th inning with 2 outs. The Mel’s team was heading to extra innings, but it did not phase them at all. They stepped up and tacked on 2 runs in the 8th inning, and thwarted any further attack… sealing up win number 1 and making a statement in their return to the softball diamond - merely setting the stage for the long arduous summer ahead.

Afterward the team reveled the away win, with a homecoming at Mel’s Burger. And some post game outdoor festivities courtesy of center fielder, Chris Vola! Good times, and many thanks.

Kudos to Sean Marchessault for his first Basher rookie appearance. And Alex McCarthy and Scwhed for their first official Mel’s softball entrances. As well as Lucas Jimenez for stepping up big-time in a clutch opening moment.

Lastly, join the team in wishing Becca Weaver and Mary Beth Freeman, a big burger basher congratulations for being our newest married couple!

…and here we go, team!

2013 Burger Bashers Year In Review

Some shoutouts to give before we set off into the offseason. Thanks to…

- Squanto for being there in spirit.
- Alex Woodward, Blair Brown, and Steve Simon for always tending to our rowdy rambunctious group at the bar.
- Dan McKenna, in particular, for having us at the bar and bringing a bar to us with cold beers on hot summer days.
- To the characters on the Mel’s Sever Squad: Julie, Kristina, Blair, and Sanja for coming through when we needed you to.
- The coolest and hottest duo in softball - Mare and Becca.
- Our statistical slugging Bashers, Marshall, Tank, Cornwallace, Murphy, Brad King.
- Our unflappable, versatile, and fastest outfield in the league of Vola, Cuki, and Moose.
- Jeff Loperfido and Eric Bynes, our super-subs this year. Thanks for joining the team.
- The 2 Dylan’s for providing us with the years top play.
- Melissa for keeping an eye on our girl count.
- Maya and Britney for being a huge part of our girl count, and doing so in style.
- The amazing lady-stalwarts, Jackie Fields and Erica Russo, without whom we could not have played!
- Jazmin, Tim, Leonel, Alex, Dennis, Rob, and Jeff for the cameo appearances.
- Charlotte and Stephanie for teasing us with the thought of a cameo. (Even though you never made it)
- The inimitable Alix Awesome for an outstanding first year, some recruitment, and keeping those on the sidelines attentive.
- Liz and Molly, for gracing us with your athletic prowess during the season.
- Rich and Roxanne for spending date night with the team.
- Liz Botti and Maggie Campbell for their early season support.
- Lydia’s smile.
- Brad & Chris, for hosting the team in awesome post games this summer.
- The great fans who came out to support the team including Caroline, Kristin, Nicole, and Lucas.
- And to Laura Walrath, once more, for saving our season for an extra 9 innings.


Lastly, biggest thanks again to Steven Kay for sponsoring our team and giving us the longest hit triple of the year.

2013 Burger Bashers Year In Review

Some shoutouts to give before we set off into the offseason. Thanks to…

- Squanto for being there in spirit.

- Alex Woodward, Blair Brown, and Steve Simon for always tending to our rowdy rambunctious group at the bar.

- Dan McKenna, in particular, for having us at the bar and bringing a bar to us with cold beers on hot summer days.

- To the characters on the Mel’s Sever Squad: Julie, Kristina, Blair, and Sanja for coming through when we needed you to.

- The coolest and hottest duo in softball - Mare and Becca.

- Our statistical slugging Bashers, Marshall, Tank, Cornwallace, Murphy, Brad King.

- Our unflappable, versatile, and fastest outfield in the league of Vola, Cuki, and Moose.

- Jeff Loperfido and Eric Bynes, our super-subs this year. Thanks for joining the team.

- The 2 Dylan’s for providing us with the years top play.

- Melissa for keeping an eye on our girl count.

- Maya and Britney for being a huge part of our girl count, and doing so in style.

- The amazing lady-stalwarts, Jackie Fields and Erica Russo, without whom we could not have played!

- Jazmin, Tim, Leonel, Alex, Dennis, Rob, and Jeff for the cameo appearances.

- Charlotte and Stephanie for teasing us with the thought of a cameo. (Even though you never made it)

- The inimitable Alix Awesome for an outstanding first year, some recruitment, and keeping those on the sidelines attentive.

- Liz and Molly, for gracing us with your athletic prowess during the season.

- Rich and Roxanne for spending date night with the team.

- Liz Botti and Maggie Campbell for their early season support.

- Lydia’s smile.

- Brad & Chris, for hosting the team in awesome post games this summer.

- The great fans who came out to support the team including Caroline, Kristin, Nicole, and Lucas.

- And to Laura Walrath, once more, for saving our season for an extra 9 innings.

Lastly, biggest thanks again to Steven Kay for sponsoring our team and giving us the longest hit triple of the year.

2013 Team Celebration Recognition

Mels Burger Bar. Friday 9/27 at 7pm.

Although we fell short of our overall goal, we did accomplish big things this year. Join the team one more time for revelry and merriment.