No last second charge, no buzzer beating heave, no theatrics, no drama, just plain ol’ Wiffle Ball. On Monday night, Game of the Week featured The Chalupas versus the Striking Golden Gladiatorz in a tough battle for supremacy amongst old friends and long time rivals.
The game began with a rough start, with neither team really able to find their offensive game. It wasn’t until the bottom of the 4th inning that the bats really began to pick up. The Chalupas were never able to capitalize on their base runners in scoring positions, but the SGG put up a 5 run inning due to a few big hits, a couple of key errors in the field, and solid base running. From that point on they never looked back, but the Chalupas never quit.
Down 5 for the remaining 3 innings, they continued to swing for the fences. They put a few people on base a few times, but once again, they could not bring them home. While disheartened in the loss, the Chalupas left the field proud with their performance. Chalupa power-hitter Andy Romero, a senior from Alumni hall, left with his head held high. “We just got beat by a better team. All that matters is that we all really like each other and enjoy ourselves out here. It makes losing a lot easier.” The Chalupas are 0-3 on the season, but they aren’t too worried about division standings, “we’re just going to come out here next week and do the exact same thing, and hope it works out.” The carefree and light-hearted attitude is what makes Wiffle Ball such a fun and exciting sport to watch, even when the score is pretty lopsided.
For the Striking Golden Gladiatorz, Sam Striker was very proud and elated in his team’s victory and performance. “We have some hot bats, we really know how to hit really well,” he said. When asked on how to improve his game, his confidence really showed, “we’re going to try and improve on all facets of the game, including our dancing in between at-bats. We just want to keep it loose and light.” The SGG are looking to make a splash in the playoffs so keep an eye out for them, if their bats stay as hot as they were tonight, they could make a pretty deep run. As for SGG, they really do not have anything to worry about, according to Striker, “we’re a really good looking team, both in terms of ability and actual good looks. I’m excited for the future.” That’s the kind of confidence you need in the cutthroat Wiffle Ball league, without that you don’t stand a chance.
Photos from the match are available on RecSports Facebook. Keep posted for our upcoming Game of the Week schedule: Feb. 20 Interhall Men's Basketball Championships, Feb. 27 Interhall Ice Hockey Championships, and Mar. 04 CoRec Volleyball Championships.
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