First Full Week of Games Complete, Offense the Theme of 2020 Thus Far

July 14, 2020
Wolfpack clinch their series with guns

Week 2 of the modified COVID schedule saw the Wolfpack get their season started with the Guns. Both teams had yet to play a game coming into the series with the Wolfpack getting rained out last week and the Guns on their bye week to start the year. There was lots of offense, some good pitching, and a whole lot of errors as both teams struggled to get their defenses dialed in. Offensively Carlos Charmell stood out for the Wolfpack, despite battling a nagging groin injury. Charmell led the series, and the Pack’s season, off with a lead off home run in their first game on Tuesday night sparking the offense for the rest of the series. Luke Carmichael and Tim Hayward paced the Guns offense and proved to be tough outs the entire series. The Wolfpack move on to the White Sox beginning Wednesday July 15th while the Guns take on the Cardinals on Tuesday July 14th to kick off that series.

WHITE sox fall just shy of clinching season series with sidearm nation

Sidearm Nation was able to get their season started this week by taking their season series with the White Sox, but it came down to the wire in Game 3 as they had to hold off a strong comeback attempt by the Sox to clinch the series. Michael Clapperton was the story of the week around the league, as his offensive display earned him Player of the Week honors going a ridiculous 5 for 8 at the plate with a double and two bombs. Good for a .625/.727/1.500 slash line. Soren Graverson earns and honourable mention in this series batting an even .500 on the week, as well as Sid Gillies from the Sox who paced their offense going 4 for 9 with a couple doubles of his own. The Sox prepare for the Wolfpack this week as Sidearm Nation heads into their bye week.

Giants mount huge comeback over longhorns with 9-run 6th inning in game 1

The Longhorns’ uncharacteristic struggles continued this week, as they had a Game 1 win slip through their fingers thanks to a huge nine run sixth inning by the Giants on Friday night to open the series. The Giants carried that momentum into Game 2 with them and clinched the series with a 9-4 win on Sunday afternoon before Game 3 was suspended due to rain in the third inning with the Giants up 6-2. The Giants didn’t have a lot of “slug” this week, but they had timely hitting leading to run production, and Riki Enquist led the way in that respect going 3 for 8 and knocking in 3 RBI while scoring 3 runs himself. Longhorns catcher Travis Gaudet had an outstanding week as well, despite not being able to get his team into the win column. He did everything he could, however, going 5 for 9 with a double, a triple, and five RBI to go along with four runs scored.