Highlights included Mike Berg, our Bangkok Softball connection bringing along a professional baseball player, Adam, who brought the game to a higher level. Adam struck out his first 4 times at bat, unable to adequately adjust to the high lob pitch style of the softball game. He stayed positive, and then, voila, he hit 5 consecutive homeruns to shatter the one day hitting record, and was named most valuable player in the tournament. His Rob Deer like style of hitting was impressive, as you don’t come to softball or Pattaya for that matter, just to walk!
Winners of the softball tournament (left to right): George, Shawn, John S, Adam, Ben, Jerry, Rodney, Greg and Vince.
In 3 team tournament action, there were some great games. Rick Smith’s team finished in the number 1 seed, beating John Stockton’s team 12-8 and then destroying Diego’s team 8-1. After their first game setback, Stockton’s team put it all together by beating Diego’s team 7-6 and reversing their fortune against the undefeated Smith team in the final match.
Adam displays perfect technique as he follows through completely and hits his record setting 5th homerun of the day.
With homerun blasts from Tyler Best & Brian Gavagan for Rick’s team, countered with dingers from Rodney and 2 from Adam the game really was a hitters’ duel. In the end, John Stockton’s team was able to come out on top winning by a score of 15-9 and earning the title of champions for the day.
Mike Berg rockets one to leftfield, as pitcher John Stockton, SS Adam and 3B Ben eagerly await its landing.
Vince Chang stretches out at 1st to help Sunrise Taco get the final out against Soi Dogs in game 1.