The Nockers no hit the Weemen and took a 1-0 victory to start the season thanks to a home run from Dave Niemaszyk. They face each other two more times this season and both games should be very close. The Chiefs outlasted the Blaze 2-1. Bob Leahy hit a two run blast to secure the victory for the Chiefs. The Sasquatch buried the Bassholes 5-0. Dave Tammaro took Tim McGeown deep for his first HR of the season. The game ended early due to time restraints.
The second set of games were blowouts. The Tribe mercied the Butter Tongues 17-7 with home runs coming off the bats of every Tribelife hitter. The Chiefs scalped the Bassholes 11-0. Chiefs ace John Hazell was dominant on the mound and may be tested next week facing a strong Sasquatch offense. The Sasquatch burned the Blaze 6-0. Dave Tammaro hit his second dinger of the season and tops the HR leader board.
Both Devin Amidon and Tony Polizzotti sustained injuries during play. Amidon's may be serious and would be a huge blow to the Blaze. The Blaze were missing captain Mike Taft and Mike Thompson. Both did not travel with the team for personal reasons.
There is no panic in the Weemen locker room. They'll look to bounce back against the Butter Tongues and Tribelife.
The Chiefs are sitting pretty at 2-0. They must be pleased with both of their starting pitchers performances. The Sasquatch should be a good test for the club.
The Nockers are very happy with their win, but know there is still a lot of work to do this season. They'll turn their focus to the next two divisional games next week.
The Sasquatch won both their games as well. They face the only other 2-0 team in the league next week for the top spot.
The Bassholes are sitting in the basement of the league right now. They were missing their captain in the loss, but have to find a solution in the pitching department.
The Butter Tongues also need to find a pitching solution. Their bats were alright, but you can't give up 17 runs and expect to win.
The Tribelife won their first matchup, but may have lost a starting pitcher. Mike King also did not look like his normal self with a lingering shoulder injury. Tribelife may need to make a change to compete in the Bones division.
Written by Nick O'Keefe, NEAWL Senior Staff