Black Sox Bulletin: Third Week Split
By Chris Knott
The third week of the season saw the Black Sox face an undermanned but still dangerous Assassins team. The Black Sox were missing half of their starting outfield, and their starting shortstop. In the first game, John Crawford had a field day with the 3 outfielders, and kept taking the extra base. He ignited the slumping Black Sox offense, and it showed as everyone in the line up had at least 1 hit. The Black Sox mercied the Assassins in the first game by the score of 18-6.
In the second game, the Assassins jumped out to an early 7-1 lead. The Black Sox fought back to 7-3, when they loaded the bases with no outs. The next two batters hit little dribblers back to the pitcher, who took the force at home. With two outs and the bases still loaded, Chris Knott hit a shot in the right center field gap that just eluded the center fielder, for a grand slam. The score was now tied, and the Black Sox thought they had the momentum, but the Assassins came back in the top of the next inning with 6 more runs, and the Sox could not come back. The Assassins mercied the Black Sox by the score of 19-7 in the second game.
The Black Sox take on the Roundballs on the open field in Riis Park at
12:30 on Sunday, June 10th.