Sunday August 5th saw 25 players come out to the best softball field in Asia at the Thai Polo Club for the weekly Pattaya Sports Club games. Dan from Bangkok came down and led the Sunrise Tacos team to a 15-8 win in the first game. They scored 8 in the 2nd inning and Just Burgers never got close after that.
Shawn Marcoon stole a home run from Rodney Thomas with an outstanding catch leaning over the outfield fence. New player Martin Gansborg, who had been studying the correct batting form all week, blopped about 5 balls about 20 feet past 3rd base, they landed so close together next week we are thinking we will place a five gallon bucket out there to catch the balls.
Adam blasts a ball way over the fence.
In the second game Adam Sowell, who actually still plays professional minor league baseball, blasted 2 home runs for Just Burgers. Bruce Deeter and Rickey Roberts also had some solid hits and fine defensive plays as well.
Sunrise Tacos 3rd baseman Ben Reiber finally got on the home run leader board with a ball over the left field fence, but it wasn’t enough as Just Burgers took game two 15-12.
Laughing Rick Harris showed his outstanding hitting skills in the third game, going 5 for 5 at the plate. Late in the game Andy Emory had an inside the park home-run to right field which scored 3 runs, which gave Just Burgers the win 11-5 in game three.
There were laughs and smiles all afternoon with a few more smiles after the game as some of the guys stopped on the way home to quench their thirst and lighten their wallets while make new friends with the locals.
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 to about 4PM at the Thai Polo Club.
For more information check out the softball page at the PSC website www.pattaya sports.org or call or email John Stockton at 089-932-5433 [email protected]