"Do you know what that looks like? That looks like another
win for The Hogs"
By Boe Hayward
October 10, 2005
Fort Scott Ball-Field, San Francisco Facing their first
deficit of the season, the B.O.S Hogs came out swinging, staying
in first place with an 11-10 victory over the leagues Independent
team #8. It was a brisk night, but the weather proved to be defenseless
as the Hogs took another step in their march towards the play-offs.
The Hogs were led by great defense and an offense paced by two
Homeruns. Although they surrendered a run in the top of the first,
The Hogs struck back quickly with three runs in the bottom of
the inning thanks to a monster shot by Sean Elsbernd. The bomb
was his second of the season.
"It was a back and forth game, but we were resilient and
did what we needed to do to get the victory," said the power
hitting and slick fielding Elsbernd.
The Hogs played solid defense, highlighted by solid plays from
both the infield and the outfield. Starting first baseman Boris
Delepine "Noir" was a late scratch due to a viscous
cold. However, Cassandra "Squared" Costello stepped
in and played admirably. "I love being able to step in and
make a contribution. I can play any position on the field and
am just looking forward to our next game," explained a jubilant"-Squared."
John Avalos showed tremendous effort at second base with no regard
for his own body. Avalos incredible play caused bruises, cuts
and the traditional raspberry on his elbows and left knee. Avalos
was not afraid to show off his battle wounds after the game. Showing
off the damage to his teammates and the press, Avalos displayed
the minor injuries, asking his teammates, "Do you know what
that looks like?" - pointing to his bloodied leg and elbows.
"That looks like another win for the Hogs."
Boe Hayward (2-0) pitched his second complete game in the early
season second win of the season. "I got hit hard tonight,
but our defense was great and saved our team from some long innings.
Hayward's line was not great, but enough to get the victory over
the power hitting Independent
Judson True made his second great catch in the outfield for the
Hogs this season. The catch left True on his back in the outfield
and he told the media that "it wasn't pretty, but again I
was happy that I had my glove in the right place."
3rd baseman Frances Hsieh laughed at True's modesty by explaining
that Judson "is a player that rises to the occasion. That
ball needed to be caught and Judson was there."
John Gavin belted his first homer of the season. "I am just
happy to put the ball in play. My hamstring is in bad shape, but
I will be ready for next Monday." Gavin, like game one, played
a solid outfield, and made a great catch in top of the fifth.
Sarah Ballard showed great presence at the dish by smashing the
ball in each of her plate appearances. "I'm not going to
lie; a little work in the cages went a long way. I can't wait
to get back up there next week."
Lisa Williams-Black played solid defense for the Hogs at Catcher
and Rob Black, her husband, played well in Center Left and was
a solid contributor offensively with 3 RBI's.
Notes Injuries: Boris Delepine was sidelined with a severe cold,
but is expected to make a full recovery. Angela Calvillo was unable
to play because of travel problems, but she is expected to make
the game on the 17th.
Team management said that she would not receive any disciplinary
action for her absence. Amanda "Doozer" Kahn missed
her second straight game, but is expected to make her first start
of the season next week.
The team was also outfitted in their custom designed hats featuring
a pig like hog. The full uniforms will be arriving this week and
the Hogs will be outfitted next week. Team designer Sarah Ballard
looks forward to the uniforms arriving, "I am just happy
that we will be looking as good as we play."
The Hogs play Guys and Dolls at 9:30 on the 17th of October.
Home Runs: Elsbernd (2), Gavin (1)
Pitching: Hayward (2-0)
Please contact Boe Hayward (email@example.com)
with any questions or comments about the Hogs
Office of Supervisor Bevan Dufty
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Office (415)554-6987 Fax (415)554-6909