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"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

Team #8

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 (boehayward@gmail.com) with any questions or comments about the Hogs

Boe Hayward
Legislative Aide
Office of Supervisor Bevan Dufty
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Office (415)554-6987 Fax (415)554-6909




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