The Master Batters was a short-lived franchise without much success. After finishing with only two wins on the season, it was apparent some changes were needed. The front office made some necessary moves to retool and come into this season with championship aspirations.
Moving to a new city (Northville to Canton) and keeping the same ownership, The Master Batters officially rebranded. Changing names to Brews on 1st and donning the Carolina Blue and Scarlet.
Turning their heads towards the Free Agent market, the front office was looking to add some top free agents to help build around the young core already in place. Signing two infielders and two outfielders – Jacob Leclaire, Alex Mauri, Marcus Hill and Jacob McClune.
The season began on a rough note in week one, getting mercied in two straight games. But with the MLB lockout, Brews On 1st was unable to practice and got thrown straight into the fire against the reigning champs, Crusty Sox, in game 1.
However, vibes were still high within the clubhouse headed into week 2. First pitch was at 6:20 with Brews On 1st taking on Jager Bombs. Veteran ace James Tucker (TuckSauce) toed the rubber for the boys and the bats were hot from the start. Newly acquired Jacob Leclaire (Louie V) hit a 3 run bomb in the top of the 1st to jump start the offense for the evening.
In the 4th inning, once again, Louie V with help from Brian Oldani (FloSho) broke the game open with back to back 2 RBI knocks, taking a commanding 12-6 lead. Great defense in the 4th and 5th inning led to no more runs for Jager Bombs, and with the boys tacking on 6 more runs in the 5th, Brews On 1st cruised to their first win of the season, 18-6.
Entering game two, facing off against Gerou Chiropractic, the bats stayed hot and the defense began strong. Entering the bottom of the 5th, Brews On 1st found themselves down two runs. After a two out rally, Javier Guadiana (Javs) was at the dish with two out and two on down one run. Javs delivered a big 2 RBI base hit back up the middle. Giving Brews on 1st a slimone run lead entering the final inning.
Unfortunately, single after single in the final inning led to Brews On 1st’s demise in game two. Falling 22-16 in a hard fought battle. Ultimately bringing their overall record to 1-3.
A great effort from top to bottom capping off a 1-1 evening for the squad headed into a big week 3.
Next Week – Thursday 8:45, 10:00 Canton Softball Center
Notable Performances –
Franchise Record – 34 runs scored in a single night
Franchise Record – 10 RBI night (Louie V)
Andiran Mcguffin (AD) – 6/8 with 5 runs scored.
Javs – 4 RBI
FloSho – 7/8 7 runs 8 RBI 1 HR
Louie V – 5/7 10 RBI 1 HR