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Unstoppable Blackjack Hogs score 21

By Boe Hayward

October 17, 2005

Fort Scott Ball Field, San Francisco - After five innings of play, a casual onlooker might have wondered who was in charge… But, with 15 runs in the final two innings, The B.O.S Hogs left no doubt as to whom the first place team is in the Golden Gate Sport and Social Softball league.

Overcoming a seven run deficit, the Hogs scored 15 unanswered runs to win their third game in a row by a score of 21-13.

Overcoming a horrendous third inning, in which the Hogs gave up seven runs, the Board of Supervisors squad came back snarling with a loaded offense. Paced by timely hitting, the Hogs took control and never looked back.

Frances Hsieh played like the All-Star that she is with two doubles and four RBI's. "I am just happy the team put hogs on the bases for me to drive in. I am an RBI producer and am already excited for next Monday. I have been waiting for my chance and I was happy to turn things around for the team tonight," said the starting third base-woman.

Sean Elsbernd did more than just contribute, hitting for the cycle and knocking his third home run of the season into the legs of a shocked Mayor's office team that was playing on the next field.

A jubilant Elsbernd could be heard yelling, "Blackjack," after the 21st run crossed the plate.

The Hogs had hitting up and down the line-up with solid at-bats coming from Sarah

Ballard, Lisa Williams-Black and Angela "V-Nick" Calvillo.
Amanda "Doozer" Kahn saw her first action of the season. Needing base runners, Kahn led the top of the 6th off with a solid single. Kahn explained the hit by saying, "I worked 13 hours today, but I was thinking about the game all day. It was the only issue on my mind… What I can say, that's how I roll."

Boe Hayward had his rockiest start of the season, allowing a season high seven runs in the 4th inning. "I am just glad that Frances and Sean were here to bail me out," explained Hayward. Hayward who had problems finding the plate said that his arm felt fine and that he expected to get the start next week against the Playa Haters. "I need to throw the ball over the plate and not walk so many peeps," said Hayward who had his share of control problems during the night.

Boris Delepine-nut, player-manager, made the start at first after missing the second game with an illness. Boris played well and anchored a defense that had its problems. Delepine explained the play by saying, "we didn't play perfectly, but we did what we had to for the W."

After the outpouring of offense last night, the Hogs look to put together a complete game in their next outing. Sarah Ballard told reporters after the game that "if we are able to put our defense, pitching and offense together with these sweet uniforms, there is no telling how far the Hogs can march."

Cassandra "C-Squared" Costello missed the game due to an illness. She is expected to make a full recovery and be in the line-up next week. John Gavin told reporters after the game that "The bathrooms near field #2 are in great shape. I just want our fans to know their options when they come to our games."

Sarah Ballard warned the Hogs not to wash their "fresh new uni's" in warm water, "as they are bound to shrink and might and even bleed a little of the color."

Angela Calvillo has solid swings and played a solid second base in her first game in 2 weeks.

The Hogs next play the Playa Haters next Monday (10/24) at 8:30 on Field #1.

HR - Elsbernd (3)
W-Hayward (3-0)



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