Sunday Sept 2nd was breezy and mostly cloudy which made for perfect playing conditions for the 24 softball players who came to the Thai Polo Club for the weekly Pattaya Sports Club softball games.
In game one ‘Just Burgers’ pounded the ball to right field but allstar outfielder Darren Allcock handled every ball with ease. Dave Hyde from Canada joined the Just Burgers team and showed off impressive skills in his first softball game in Pattaya. Just Burgers was the international team for the day with players from Canada, Australia, England, Norway and Spain. Sunrise Tacos prevailed 14-10.
Norm Kisken rounds 3rd base.
Game two saw Sunrise Tacos get off to a strong start with Ben Reiber blasting two home runs over the center field fence. Ricky Roberts and Sean Gregory came through with some clutch hits. But Just Burgers batted around the order and scored 7 runs in the 5th inning. The international guys really came through and held on for a 13-11 win.
Game three was supposed to be the deciding game in the series. It was very close with time running out, and the weather started to look threatening. A little wind wasn’t about to stop play or so we thought. About 2 minutes later wind gusts of hurricane force blew umbrellas, tables and chairs, scoreboard, the outfield fence and anything else that wasn’t anchored to the ground. Some items were reportedly recovered later in the day in Rayong province!
Players ran for the clubhouse and more amber beverages that waited. So just like always the score didn’t really matter, it was all about a fun day out for some exercise and good times with the guys.
PSC Softball is always looking for new players regardless of skill level, experience or time away from the game. We have players of all ages and many countries, who enjoy an afternoon of fun and exercise with a bunch of great guys. We have some spare gloves and everything else you need, so come on out and check us out at the best softball field in Asia.
We play every Sunday at 12 noon at the Thai Polo Club. For more information check out the softball page at the PSC website www. pattayasports.org or call or email John Stockton at 089-932-5433 [email protected] yahoo.com.
Ben Reiber’s home run blast.