July 25, 2012
Tasers Softball may have set their own team record tonight for lack of power: out of a total of 14 home runs allowed in two games, the normally powerful Taser team was unable to connect for event one, and the Street Kids Mojo team took advantage, sweeping a double header in Elkhart on Wednesday, 14-2 and 16-15, respectively.
Despite the big win margin in game one, neither team scored a single run in the first game until the top of the fourth inning, when Tim Austin doubled (first extra base hit of the game for either team) then scored on Jeremy Hochstetler's double on the next pitch. Despite going scoreless for the first three innings - combining for only two singles - the Kids opened it up in the fourth inning, scoring 13 runs and it would be enough to win game one.
In game two, it would be Tasers who struck first, taking an early 4-0 lead, but in the third, SKS battled back. TJ Jorgensen hit the first home run of the night for either team leading off the third inning, and they scored seven times, taking the lead. The teams would go back and forth and after Scott Martin hit a big two run homer (the fourth home run for SKS in the game) in the bottom of the sixth, the Kids took a four run lead into the top of the seventh. But Tasers were not done yet. Eric Miller hit a clutch three run double with two outs to bring them to within one, but Tim Austin got Geronimo Navarro to ground out sharply to third baseman Tim Austin, who threw to Ben Duell covering first for the final out of the game. The Kids held on to win by one.
Street Kids (84-17 overall) won their fifth in a row in league and extended their overall winning streak to eight straight, improving to 30-4 in league action in 2012. They travel to Topeka for a double header on Thursday.