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
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
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)