MY OFFICE BAR & GRILL MEN'S SOFTBALL Summer 2010
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My Office Finishes Regular Season in Second Place
     July 27th, 2010 @ 6:15 PM
Playing Coors Light for the 4th time during this season was going to decide the A-League regular season championship. Coors Light and My Office both ended the season with a 11 - 3 record and head-to-head the record was 1 - 1. My Office had beaten Coors Light in the pre-season as well. Just like the 1995 Mariners there was a one-game playoff for the championship. But unlike the Mariners, we were unable to come up with the victory.

As the game got under way Coors Light justed out to an 11 - 3 score after the second inning. But My office would battle back. After completing 6 full innings the score was 13 to 10 in favor of Coors Light. But Coors Light would go on to score five runs in their half of the 7th inning. My Office went out and scored three, but left one stranded on-base as the 3rd out was recorded.

My Office had a good season as a nearly brand new team stepped on the field. My Office had only three returning players from the 2009 season. My Office had seven brand new players and two players came back to My Office after spending a couple seasons playing for different teams. This is a strong squad. Unlike many My Office teams in the past years, this team has played in multiple tournaments together and will be traveling to both state and national tournaments in the months to come. Watch for this team to come back even strong next season!

My Office Finishes Strong
     July 20th, 2010 @ 8:45 PM
The bases are loaded with one hit and two intentional walks. There is one out in the bottom of the 7th inning. My Office is in a 12 to 12 tie against Bomb Squad. Joe Fairbanks steps to the plate. Joe swings at the pitch... Get out the rye bread and mustard, Grandma, it is grand salami time!!! My Office wins the close ball game with a walk-off grand slam homerun by Joe.

The game started out scoreless through the first 2 1/2 innings. My Office's first seven batters were outs. Then finally after the seventh out was recorded Bruce Koliba scored a basehit. That would lead the way for four straight hits and the first two runs of the game to be scored. But Bomb Squad would not be held down for long. They went out and scored 8 runs. Trailing by six runs, My Office kept battling back scoring 1, 3, 6, and 4 runs in the 4th through 7th innings respectively.

Christopher Coons lead the team with a 3 for 3 performance including a double and 3 RBI. With this victory My Office the Coors Light ended the season in with a tie for 1st place which will lead to a one-game tie breaker to be played next week.

Coming to Play
     July 20th, 2010 @ 6:15 PM
In the 3rd meeting between the TLC Green Sox and My Office, My Office holds the series record 2 - 0 with a run differential of 21 runs. My Office is in a must-win situation in tonight's game if they want a chance to be in first place in the league. The game got off to a good start with a 3 run 1st inning to give My Office all the runs they needed to win the game.

Not leaving good enough alone My Office went out and scored runs every inning including a 5-run 3rd, and 4-runs in the 5th inning to end the game under the mercy rule. My Office played solid defense in the game including a 5-4-3 double play on a hard hit ball to Bruce Koliba at 3rd who turned to Bill Cole at 2nd and completed the double play by going to Jeff Turner at 1st. Later in the game Justin Million made a head-turning diving catch in the 5th inning to end any real chance for TLC to beat My Office.

Justin went 3 for 4 with a double, homerun, and 3 RBI. Christopher Coons has been stroking the ball great lately. Christopher was 3 for 3 with 2 doubles and an RBI. Joe Fairbanks went 2 for 3 with a homerun and 4 RBI.

Defense Scores a Near Shut-Out
     July 8th, 2010 @ 8:45 PM
After being held to two-runs a couple nights ago, My Office returns the favor holding My Office/Palouse Falls Brewery to just one run. The defense made the routine plays and made the outs that kept their opponent from scoring runs. Outside of the first inning My Office/Palouse Falls Brewery left only two runners on-base. This was a great game for the My Office defense and the sticks didn't falter on offense.

My Office put away the opponent in only five innings under the twelve-run mercy rule. The offense only didn't even go through the line up three complete times. It only took 32 batters to score the 13-runs needed to put away My Office/Palouse Falls Brewery. Along the way put up 7-extra basehits.

Jeff Weber lead the team with a 3 for 3 performance including a double and 3 RBI. Scotty Anderson was 2 for 3 with a double and a triple. Kevin Gartin was the only player on the team to not have an official at-bat as he walked and scored twice.

Third Time is a Charm for Coors Light
     July 6th, 2010 @ 8:45 PM
In the third meeting on Coors Light this season My Office had the upper hand in the series winning both games, but Coors Light has a potent line up and you cannot keep them down for long. Tonight they ended the My Office win streak over Coors Light. Coors Light scored early and scored often, putting up as few a 4 runs in an inning and had an eleven run inning as well.

The night can be best summed up with a play that took place while My Office was on defense. Coors Light was out of homeruns. The bases were loaded and the next player hit a long drive to right field Justin Million went back on the ball. It hit in his glove which was right next to the fence. The ball came out of his glove and bounced off the top of the fence and over. This was considered a four-bag award and not a homerun so it didn't go in the book as a dead-ball out, and emptied the bases for Coors Light scoring four runs.

The sticks were not cold, but they were not hot enough to keep up with Coors Light. Nick Penoncello lead the team in RBIs with four and he also hit a homerun. Jeff Turner had a good night at the plate going 3 for 3 with a double and homerun.

My Office Musters Two Runs
     July 1st, 2010 @ 6:15 PM
In a strange turn of events My Office scored 38-runs in two nights, but only two of those runs came in tonight's softball game against Chipman Taylor. The problem with hit production was widespread as My Office only collected 8 hits throughout the night. It was an ugly night that could very well be the worst offensive performance since My Office switched to the A-League.

The story of the night was the ball being hit directly to the defenders. In many cases the ball didn't find the hole in the infield and couldn't travels a couple extra feet in the outfield to keep from being caught. It is hard to say how My Office was able to manage the best-ever stats and then merely two days later produce the worst-ever stats.

But not all was bad in the game. My Office was able to keep Chipman Taylor from having a really big inning only allowing a maximum of four-runs in any given inning. The gloves of My Office also were still doing okay, even if the sticks were in a deep freeze.

Record Breaking Night
     June 29th, 2010 @ 7:30 PM
My Office went to Moscow and played Agripro for the second time this season. In the first outing My Office scored 18 runs. Tonight My Office would double that output in only three offensive innings. No single-game team record was safe as all four single-game team records fell tonight.

The records that fell are:

  • Most runs in a single inning - 16 runs in 2002 now is 20 runs
  • Most runs scored in a game - 31 runs in 2008 now is 36 runs
  • Most innings with double-digits runs scored in a game: 1 in each season dating back to 2000, now is 2
  • Biggest run differential in a game - 22 runs in 2002 and 2009 now is 25 runs
In the 3rd inning we batted around twice with twelve people in the line-up.

With a evening like this one everyone on the team had a big night. Ron Morgan in his first regular season game with My Office went 4 for 4, hitting for the cycle and earning 6 RBI. Justin Million was also 4 for 4 with a triple and homerun. He also earned 6 RBI. Jeff Turner was 4 for 4 with a homerun and five RBI.

Come-From-Behind Victory
     June 24th, 2010 @ 6:15 PM
This evening's game was the first meeting of the My Office teams in the A-League. My Office has several teams in the various leagues, but most of the others have co-sponsors. The game was tight all the way through with My Office beating the My Office Clubhouse team in the bottom of the 7th inning.

Neither team was able to have a breakout inning on offense. Clubhouse had a six run inning and My Office's big inning scored five runs. Both teams had two innings where they didn't score any runs. Though Clubhouse is 3 1/2 games back they played like a team that is in the running for winning the league.

The team was lead by Nick Penoncello who went 3 for 4 on the night.

Back In The Win Column
     June 22nd, 2010 @ 8:45 PM
After a dismal loss last week My Office looked to get back into the win column. Playing in Moscow against the Green Sox was going to be a test for My Office. The Green Sox came into the night one game behind My Office in the standings. It was up to My Office to find the bats again. The game started with the Green Sox scoring two-runs while leaving two stranded on-base. My Office, however, left one on-base with no runs scored.

In the next inning My Office was able to scratch one-run to cut the Green Sox's lead in half. It was after that where bats went on fire for My Office. In the final three innings My Office scored 21 runs with a 6-run 3rd, 5-run 4th, and a 10-run 5th which was capped with a Nick Pentico 2-run walk-off homerun.

Defense was not incredibly strong tonight, but it was adaquet to keep the Green Sox in the single digits. Pentico was 3 for 4 with two homeruns. Justin Million continued his hot hitting going 4 for 4 with a double and triple. Kevin Gartin and Jeff Turner both went 3 for 4 with a double, triple, and homerun between the two of them.

Lackluster Batting Performance
     June 15th, 2010 @ 7:30 PM
The performance at the plate was indicative of My Office's performance throughout the game. The hitting left a lot to be desired. My Office was only able to string a few hit together at a time. This is not enough to win a game against any team in the A-League. Tonight's opponent kept pouring on the hits and runs throughout the game. They ended up scoring 24 runs scoring more than 5-runs in two separate innings.

The best My Office was able to do was put up a four spot in the 4th inning. But My Office was down 11-runs at the start of the inning. Four runs cut Bomb Squad's lead down to seven runs. Bomb Squad went to work and scored 9-runs in their half of the 5th inning. My Office answered with zero runs and the game ended due to the run-rule.

There were not many bright spots on offense, but Justin Million went 3 for 3 with two homeruns. Billy Cole, Peter Lestelle, and Scotty Anderson each batted 1.000 but they only had two at-bats in the game.

Clean Sweep
     June 8th, 2010 @ 7:30 PM
Facing Palouse Tavern for the second time in as many games, this could go either way. Palouse Tavern has a lot of power hitting players. Nick Darling was back from California for Palouse Tavern and is always a threat at the plate. My Office lost the toss and was the visiting team tonight. But used the opportunity to score six runs in the top half of the first inning. It was a lead that My Office would never give up.

My Office put up at least two runs in the first five innings and scored in six of seven innings in the game. By the time the game was getting to the last couple innings My Office had a lead that was not out of reach for Palouse Tavern. But by putting up an additional five runs in the 7th inning, My Office had a comfortable ten-run lead going into the bottom-half of the 7th inning. My Office's defense made three quick outs with ground balls to win the game and sweep Palouse Tavern.

Jeff Turner went 3 for 5 with two homeruns and a double. Bruce Koliba went 4 for 4. Jeff Weber continued swinging a hot stick going 4 for 5 with 5 RBI. Justin Million also went 4 for 5 with a triple. My Office is averaging just over 21 runs per game.

Clash of the Titans
     June 1st, 2010 @ 8:45 PM
The nightcap of the double header featured My Office against Palouse Tavern. Many of the players on Palouse Tavern played on My Office last season. The two teams formed out of one and they were to do battle. Palouse Tavern is a team of young men who can hit the ball a mile. There was no doubt we were going to see the ball fly out of the park. Between the two teams a total of 11 homeruns were hit including Peter Lestelle's three-run walk off homerun. It was Peter's first career homerun.

Palouse Tavern struck first putting four runs up in the first inning. My Office went three-up and three-down in their half of the first inning. After that My Office went to work on offense, scoring 31 runs over the next four innings. On defense there is little that could be done about the Palouse Tavern homerun hitters. Palouse Tavern put up five runs in three straight innings. But there were still good plays. Bill Cole was pitching and had two screaming shots right at him and he caught both of them for outs. Palouse Tavern is a team you cannot make errors on, otherwise they will make you pay.

Nick Penoncello went 5 for 5 with two doubles. Jeff Weber went 5 for 5 with two doubles and a triple. Cole went 5 for 5 with two doubles and a homerun. Up an down the line up guys where smacking the ball around. It was a good victory for My Office and brought the team to an overall record of 6 and 0.

My Office Continues Hitting Well
     June 1st, 2010 @ 7:30 PM
In the first game of tonight's double-header My Office faced off against Coors Light. The last meeting between the two teams produced a win in the bottom of the 7th inning. Tonight's game would not be quite as close. In fact, it was an uncharacteristic game by Coors Light. After seven innings Coors Light had not put a ball out of the park and My Office had a ten run lead.

Both teams started the game with nine players, but My Office got their tenth player as the game was in progress. Coors Light has great players who come up from Lewiston to play. Tonight they were not firing on all cylinders. My Office, on the other hand, was playing a good game. The team on defense was making outs and stopping Coors Light from scoring more than three runs in any given inning. In fact, My Office had four shut-out innings against Coors Light.

The sticks are still lighting it up. Jeff Turner went 3 for 4 with a double and a homerun. Scotty Anderson was 4 for 4 with a double and triple. Justin Million added two homeruns and four RBI.

My Office Beats Agripro
     May 25th, 2010 @ 7:30 PM
In the first regular season played in Moscow, My Office wasted no time in putting Agripro behind the eight-ball. My Office scored nine runs in the first inning which was enough for the victory, but ended up putting up an additional nine runs over the next four innings.

Playing on Moscow Field #2 is always a challenge at 7:30 pm on a sunny day. The sun in the path of the pitch for the batters and they are forced to try to judge where the ball will come out of the sun which makes hitting much harder. But that didn't really slow My Office as there were ten extra basehits.

The two Jeff's made their presence known. Jeff Weber went 3 for 4 with a double, triple, homerun, and 5 RBI. Jeff Turner went 3 for 4 with a homerun. At the rate the team is hitting triples, the record for triples is in great danger for falling this season.

Regular Season Starts with My Office Victory
     May 18th, 2010 @ 8:45 PM
Chipman-Taylor has been in the league for many years and is always a wildcard team. They are the team that always comes out and plays well. They seem to be a team like the 2001 Mariner's. There doesn't seem to be a single superstar, but they are full of well-rounded players. My Office is always in for a tough game when they take the field against Chipman-Taylor. Today would be no different.

After the 4th inning Chipman-Taylor lead the game 12 to 6 after they scored seven runs in the top of the 4th. But in the 5th inning My Office turned things around. First My Office held Chipman-Taylor scoreless. My Office then scored 8 runs in their half of the 5th to take a lead they would not give up. My Office didn't allow Chipman-Taylor to score any runs in the top of the 7th and ended the game with a four run lead.

Bill Cole went 4 for 4 with a double, two homeruns, and 6 RBI. Justin Million went 3 for 4 with a double and two triples. My Office hits the ball well and has been stringing hits together. It is that kind of play that makes My Office a dangerous team on offense this season.

Final Tuneup Game
     May 13th, 2010 @ 7:30 PM
With two outs in the bottom of the 7th inning, My Office was in a 20 to 20 tie with Coors Light. There is an injured man on 2nd and an injured man on 1st. Ron Morgan, still playing on light duty, steps to the plate. Coors light was playing a five-man infield. Ron hits the ball hard and it found a hole on the left side of the infield and the ball makes its way to the left fielder. The third base coach, who didn't seen him get hurt going to first base, waved him home. The ball was thrown in and bounces just in front of the catcher. The catcher can't get a handle on the ball as the game winning run scores.

Tonight's game had its long ball, with nine total homeruns. Two of the homeruns were hit by Jeff Weber who went 3 for 5 on the night with 5 RBI. Bill Cole went 5 for 5 with four runs scored. The ball was being hit all over the park today giving the outfielders a work out. Coors light found every gap and hit multiple shots in to the corners.

My Office finished the preseason with a total of 42 runs scored. There have been a total of six homeruns his preseason. This team has the potential of breaking several individual and team offensive records. The defense played better than last week and it will continue to get better as the season progresses.

Rusty of D, Bats on Fire
     May 11th, 2010 @ 8:45 PM
This My Office team has a lot of changes from last season. The biggest one is this team will be a tournament team. The team was built around eleven guys who plan on traveling as much as possible to play tournaments. Outside of playing in some pre-season tournaments, this will be the first time we step onto the field as a team in the city summer league. Tonight's softball game was played against the TLC Green Sox.

We won the toss and elected to be the home team. With the bases loaded and no out, Bill Cole, took over as pitcher. With his pitching and good defense behind him, only two runs scored. My Office went out and scored three to win the inning.

As the game continues the sticks stayed hot scoring at least three runs in five of the six innings My Office went to the plate. Defensivly, My Office had some areas of rust. In a couple innings errors allowed the TLC Green Sox to score some additional runs. My Office was able to keep the damage to a minimum as the most the Green Sox would score in any inning was four runs.

On offense Bruce Koliba was 4 for 4 with a triple. New comer to the team, Jeff Turner, was 4 for 5 with 2 doubles, a triple and a homerun. Behind the strength of the offense, My Office went on to victory.