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Fourth Win in a Row
     June 18th, 2009 @ 7:30 PM
This evenings second match up with Agripro Whammers is something that was expected to be another hit-fest like the last match up. However, that would not be the case when the game was completed. My Office hit reasonably well up and down the line up. My Office also held Agripro scoreless for five of the seven innings played.

Agripro crippled themselves by hitting their allowed homeruns in the first inning, only scoring five runs off those three homeruns. My Office matched those five runs by sending ten batters to the plate. On defense My Office played good ball. Plays that needed to be made, where made. The outfield was on their toes making a large number of plays. The infield would not be outdone making a large number of plays as well.

Jake Stewart was the hitting star in the game tonight hitting three doubles with one walk. Nick Darling was 3 for 3 with two homeruns and a walk with 5 RBI.
My Office Evens Up Regular Season Record
     June 16th, 2009 @ 6:15 PM
A win in tonight's game between My Office and Bomb Squad would allow My Office to even up their regular season record. With three wins and four losses My Office is sitting in the middle of the pack. But My Office has been hitting better as a team and we are looking to have a more consistent look each time we take the field. So far My Office has fielded 17 different players, and only five of them have been at every game this season.

In the first inning Bomb Squad hit back-to-back line-drives to Nick Darling and they were out of the first inning three-up, three-down. My Office scored two runs. Over the 2nd and 3rd inning My Office held Bomb Squad scoreless while racking up a total of five runs. My Office had a break out 4th inning scoring six runs, including a grand slam by Brady Boone.

My Office play defense very well making all the routine fly-ball outs in the outfield as well as several well played balls in the infield. With tonight's victory My Office moved into 4th place in the A-League.
My Office Beat Agripro is Series Opener
     June 9th, 2009 @ 6:15 PM
Crooked number every inning was the prescription for the day. Playing against the Agripro Whammers for the first time in the history of My Office, we didn't know what to expect from them. My Office was the home team and Agripro went to bat first. We put them out in order in the first inning with two pop-ups to the infield. My Office scored three runs in the bottom of the inning.

The following inning Agripro scored 11 runs. They found a way to hit the ball. All the hits were falling in short of the outfielders or they were being well hit through the infield. They just kept hitting and hitting. Finally we were able to score the third out. We put up a five spot to cut their lead to three runs.

After the second inning My Office never trailed at the end of any inning, but Agripro was in it the whole way never being more than down by 3 runs. In the game tonight Warren Faber was the big hitting star of the night going 5 for 5 with a homerun and 6 RBI. Jake Stewart has been hitting the ball really well, and in a twist of events, went yard on one of his three hits on the night.
My Office Holds on to Beat Bomb Squad
     June 4th, 2009 @ 6:15 PM
After struggling at the plate last game My Office come out on fire. We scored 11 runs in the first inning, bringing everyone across the plate at least once. My Office then tacked on another 7 runs over the next five innings to beat Bomb Squad by one run.

With only three minutes to spare the final inning of the game was squeezed in. Bomb Squad being the away team got their at bat in the inning. They were able to post five runs, but still ended up one run short of tying the game.

This game had a lot of offense as the air was thick and the humidity was high. Defensively My Office was pretty solid allowing very few extra bases on over throws, but the ball seemed to bounce more than usual on the outfielders keeping them on their toes.

Jered Kumm, one of our part-time players came up big for My Office both in the outfield and at the plate. Jered was 3 for 4 with a double. Nick Darling bounced back from a bad outing on Tuesday hitting 3 for 4 with 2 homeruns, a double, and 5 RBI. Kelly Stewart added a homerun on his way to a four hit night.
Sports Page Post 10 in the 1st
     June 2nd, 2009 @ 7:30 PM
There is not a lot of positive to report from this evenings game between My Office and the Sports Page game. Last season My Office and a large portion of this season's Sports Page team had epic games. It came down to the head-to-head record to decide second place last year. The first meeting of the two teams didn't show the epic battles we saw last season.

Sports Page went out and posted 10 runs in the first inning which was enough to secure the victory as My Office was only able to muster a total of five runs spread through seven innings. My Office never put across more than one run in an inning. My Office only left eight people on base, so we were not even putting people on base with any kind of efficiency.

The middle of the line up for My Office is normally very strong putting up a lot of hits and runs. Today that was not the case. We struggled to even get a hit, recording only 12 hits. To make matters worse we lost Phil Gruen for a couple games due to an injury sustained while trying to place a tag on a runner.

My Office will be entering the middle part of the season and is in needed of some wins. It is without a doubt we have the talent to do so. The other teams in the league have gotten better since last season adding some key players to their teams. We have added some new valuable players as well. There is no doubt that when My Office hits its stride we will be hard to stop.
My Office Drops 3rd Game in 4
     May 28th, 2009 @ 6:15 PM
When we were putting together this season's team we wanted to have the fewest number of players possible in order to maximize the play time for everyone. We expected a couple events would happen in the season in order to make us need a couple subs. But so far this season we rarely have played with more than 10 players.

Today's game was no different, but today we didn't even have 10 players. That was a big detriment to us. Playing Schweitzerweizen should not have been a close game. We have a large number of sluggers and we can put a lot of runs on the board fast. Even with our talent we tend to cycle as a team. Either everyone is clicking or we're not.

Down a pitcher, Scotty Anderson pitched for the first time this season. But it was a terrible debut. Many pitches went for balls which racked up walks. Finally Nick Darling was brought in to pitch in the first inning, but the damage had already occurred. Down 9 runs My Office came back and put up six runs of their own. But that would be as close as My Office would get it.

Schweitzerweizen seemed to be hitting from the top to the bottom of the order. They were finding our gaps through out the outfield. With only three guys trying to cover the whole outfield, the ball was finding a lot of room to sneak in for a basehit.

We have a good defensive time, but over the last four games, twenty-five innings in all, we have allowed at least one run in twenty-two innings. All three innings without allowing a run was all in one game.

The season is not over yet, but My Office needs to start to post "W"'s if there is to be a chance for a league championship.
My Office Drops My Office #2
     May 26th, 2009 @ 7:30 PM
Today was the day My Office got back into the win column. Playing against our brother team My Office #2 we had to go out and make a statement. That is just what we did. In the first inning we scored 13 runs, batting around the line up and going half way through it a second time. The first 6 batters of the game all got basehits.

We did not look back. We went on to score a total of 27 runs. My Office #2 scored their first runs in the 4th inning. But it was too little too late. That only allowed the game to go one more inning. We went out in the 5th inning and scored seven more runs to cap off the scoring. With a run differential of 22 runs in a single game, we tied a record from the 2002 My Office team.

This My Office team has the ability to break several team records through out the season. I also believe that we will see some player records broken.

On offense Jake Stewart went 4 for 4 with 3 RBI. Bruce Koliba was 3 for 4 with 3 runs scored in the lead off position tonight. On defense we turned a 5-4-3 double play and the outfield made several key catches.
My Office Drops Second in a Row
     May 21st, 2009 @ 8:45 PM
After hitting the cover off the ball in the first game of this double-header, My Office was only able to muster 21 hits on our way to scoring 16 runs. Playing against Kimmel we were looking to pick up our first win of the regular season.

With an 0-2 start My Office is in goods company with teams of years past. We have done this before on our way to a great season. The team has the talent to score runs in a hurry. In the 3rd inning we posted 9 runs after hitting around. But that was the big inning for My Office. We had 5 other innings where we scored 1 run or less.

Kimmel hit the ball very well today. They were earning the runs they were scoring. In 4 of their 6 innings they scored at least 4 runs. Two of those innings they put across a total of 15 runs.

Ryan Cosgrove was one of the offensive bright spots going 4 for 4. Kelly Stewart had 3 hits 2 of which were homeruns. He pushed across 5 of the teams' runs.
My Office Goes Down in Extra Innings
     May 21st, 2009 @ 7:30 PM
In the first game of the regular season My Office faced off with Coors Light. They have been the team to beat in the A-League for many years. This year will be no different. This years My Office team has great talent and hitting and has the tools needed to beat them.

In tonight's game we would go into extra innings to decide who would be the winner. With Coors Light having the final at bat, they had two runners on when a walk-off homerun was hit to ruin My Office's bit to beat Coors Light.

My Office at one time trailed by nine runs but was able to chip away at the lead scoring 4 runs in the 5th and 7 runs in the 6th inning to make it a 17 to 18 ball game at the end of the 6th inning. My Office scored 4 runs in the 7th inning but were not able to score any runs in the 8th inning stranding 2 runners on base.

This game had a lot of great offense and defense. Leading the way was Eric Barge who was 5 for 5 with 3 homeruns and 8 RBI. Ryan Cosgrove added in 4 hits with 1 homerun and 4 RBI. But it was not enough in the end.
Final Pre-Season Tune-Up
     May 12th, 2009 @ 8:45 PM
There was some question whether the weather would hold out for this twice-rained-out game to be played this evening. After some off-and-on rain through out the day, the fields held and we played against Bomb Squad. The cold in the air made it feel like it was a late autumn night rather than the beginning of summer.

The team My Office sent to the field was very strong and the hitting up and down the line was incredible. As a team we were 24-for-36 with Brady Boone, Phil Gruen, and Scotty Anderson batted 1.000 in the game. My Office had a peak output in the 3rd inning scoring 10 runs.

On defense the team was solid. Brady Boone, at second base, appeared to have an invisible ladder as he went up high to catch a ball screaming by. Ryan Cosgrove was at third base and made several strong plays which held Bomb Squad from having a break-out inning.

The game ended after Bomb Squad took their at bat in the 5th inning. My Office looked a lot better than in the first game. With hitting and defense like this My Office looks be one of the leagues' stronger teams.
Feeling The Bats Heat Up
     April 30th, 2009 @ 7:45 PM
In game two of our pre-season double-header we played against Sellas/Coug. It is a new team with about six players from last season's Tubbs team. They played us after we had a chance to warm up our bats and gloves.

Last season Tubbs and My Office had the same record and we earned second place in the league with our head-to-head record over them. We were 2 and 1 on the season against them last year. This years Sellas/Coug team did not show as strong as last season's Tubbs team. We pounded out six runs in each of the first two innings and went on to beat them by fourteen runs.

Our hitting overall was much better as was our defense. Peter Lestelle batted in the number ten spot getting four hits on the night, along with Phil Gruen who had four hits. We play one more pre-season game before the regular season starts. On Tuesday we will be playing Bomb Squad.
Pre-Season Match Up with Brother My Office Team
     April 30th, 2009 @ 6:30 PM
Today was the first pre-season game for the 2009 season. The team has reloaded and is ready to compete for 1st place in the A-league. Pre-season in Pullman typically matches teams from different leagues to gauge where the teams should be placed.

Our first game was agains My Office #2. They have been in the league for several years. They have been getting better and better each season. They started in the D-league but this season they could be playing in the B-league or higher.

Because they are a brother team of ours we have a little bit of incentive to win. Not only are we the team that has been playing in the higher league, we also want to have the bragging rights.

It was clear that this was our first game of the season. Some of the players have already played in some softball tournaments and in the WSU Intramural league, but this is our first time out together as a team. We had some throwing errors and our hitting was not the greatest, but we did score runs every inning, except for the 6th inning.

Some of our hitting highlights included new-comer Cole Sheridan batting lead off with three hits. Nick Darling and Warren Faber each had three hits. Phil Gruen and Eric Barge each had two homeruns. Eric also was 4-for-4 on the night. We went on to beat My Office #2.