MAYOR'S OFFICE CAPTURES FIRST VICTORY WITH POWERFUL OFFENSIVE
October 10, 2005
Fort Scott Ball Field (San Francisco):
MO' Better Blues bested the Master Batters in an impressive first
game of the season in San Francisco's Presidio last night 12-9.
The much celebrated Mayor's Office softball team demonstrated
impressive offensive power, racking up 9 runs in the first three
innings of the game.
Base runners for the Mayor's Office were thick as the Presidio
fog whipping through the field at game time. Rio Foster and Carmen
Chu, 1 and 2 in the MO' Better batting order, combined for four
runs early on. Despite ceding three runs to the Master Batters
in the first inning, MO' Better turned on its formidable offense
and never looked back.
Justin Rojas showed why he is one of the most exciting rookies
in the league-- smashing a long home run to center followed up
by an aggressive run at second base in his next at bat. He was
called out on that play for sliding into second (league rules
limit sliding into bases).
Ahsha Safaii and Rio Foster platooned at shortstop and anchored
a MO' Better defense that appeared shaky at times but got more
solid as the game progressed. Safaii expressed little concern
about defensive lapses after the game. "Listen, we had a
few defensive breakdowns which hurt us--particularly in the sixth
inning. But it's nothing we can't tighten up though before next
Pitching was solid for MO' Better-- with the cagey veteran Alex
Tourk on the mound for the season debut. Tourk showed great control
and a impressive repertoire of off-speed pitches-- logging four
strike outs and only one walk. He also pleased fans with two tricky
defensive grabs coming off the mound.
MO' Better Manager Wade Crowfoot was satisfied with the victory.
'"It was a helluva effort. Coming into the season, I knew
Tourksey can give us a solid six or seven innings on the mound
each night. It's up our bats to take us over the top. They did
that and then some tonight."
Next up for the Newsom Nation is Barclay's Global at 8:30PM next
Monday, October 17. Restricted view seating is reported to be
still available for that game.
Stats: HRs - Rojas (1), Crowfoot (1), Homsey (1)
W - Tourk (1-0)