Lumber Company Out Slugs Rival Darcy

Posted by Robert Munday on Jul 01 2003 at 05:00PM PDT in 2019
In Tuesday night JPD "B" League action Lumber Company looked for revenge against long time rival Darcy who handed the LoCo a 15-0 defeat in their last meeting. This game was back and forth all night. Lumber Company took the early 2-0 lead in the top of the first on an E.Boe 2 run homerun. Darcy came right back in the bottom of one to plate 3 runs of their own. Lumber Company scored 1 run in the second to tie the game at 3. The tie however did not last long as Darcy scored 2 in the 2nd to go up 5-3. Lumber Co. opened the 3rd inning scoring 4 runs, keyed by a R.Nurczyk 3 run HR, to go up 7-5, but again Darcy came right back scoring 4 of their own runs in the bottom of the 3rd to go up 9-7. LoCo plated 4 more runs in the 4th to again jump back on top 11-9. However Darcy once again took the lead with a 3 run 4th. Neither team was able to score in the 5th, so heading into the 6th the score was Darcy 12, Lumber Co. 11. The 6th inning is where the LoCo offense really came alive, the LoCo scored 8 runs to take the 19-12 lead. A 2 run M.Wallace HR highlighted the inning. Lumber Company was able to hold Darcy to only 2 runs in their half of the 6th, so going into the 7th, Lumber Co. was leading 19-14. LoCo knew they needed to score more in the 7th because a 5 run lead would not be enough against a good offensive team like Darcy, and Darcy still had 3 of their homeruns left to use. Lumber Co. did not disappoint, scoring 7 more runs in the 7th to take a 26-14 lead. R.Nurczyk's second HR of the night keyed the inning. Darcy did answer in the bottom of the seventh with 2 HRs and 6 runs, but it would not be enough and Lumber Company won the game by a final score of 26-20. This was another one of those Lumber Co./Darcy match-ups which make the rivalry so much fun. LoCo hitting stars were B.Walsh, 4-4; M.Staab 3-3, 1 BB; E.Boe, 4-5, 1 HR, 6 RBIs; B.Petersen, 4-5; R.Nurczyk 3-5, 2 HRs, 7 RBIs; B.Munday, 2-2 and M.Wallace, 1 HR. LoCo had 29 hits as a team on the night. Lumber Company got a glimpse of how good they could be when they have all 12 of their players at the same game (it has not happened in months). It is a positive to build on for big tournaments that lie ahead. Lumber Co. next game is on Friday July 11th at 6:30pm on field #4 against Hope Softball. This Friday night game will be a tune up for weekend's tournament, as the Lumber Co. will be playing in a USSSA class "D" NIT in Sterling Heights, MI.image


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