Sunday August 19th saw 23 players come out to the best softball field in Asia at the Thai Polo Club for the weekly Pattaya Sports Club Softball games.
Mike Berg made his debut as a starting pitcher for the Just Burgers team. The team got off to a slow start offensively and they were down 4 to 9, then in the 4th inning they scored 10 runs thanks to clutch hits by David from Spain, new players Ty and Jiggi, and Big Ben Reiber who blasted his 2nd home run of the season over the left field fence.
John “Vertigo” Stockton – Just Burgers batting champion.
The Sunrise Tacos team did their best to fight back, using their main weapon Adam “Plays So Well” Sowell. He single handedly covers about half the field defensively and when he swings the bat everyone in the infield crosses their fingers and hopes he doesn’t launch a laser ball at them. He had a monster home run but it wasn’t enough as Just Burgers took the first game 18-14.
The 2nd game saw a few late arrivals get in the game. Justin “Just In Time” Rapp did the special burger flip belly flop going for a pop fly foul ball behind home plate, much to the amusement of the many fans. Gil Brown started in left field for Sunrise Tacos team and made some fine defensive plays. Martin Gansborg played some outstanding ball behind the plate, catching several balls.
When the dust settled it was Just Burgers taking game 2 from Sunrise Tacos 9-5.
Dennis Willett VP of Pattaya Sports Club came out to check out the new softball venue and seemed quite impressed with the many recent improvements of PSC Softball. He was joined in the stands by literally our largest fan, Lee Reiber, who rarely misses a game.
Greg Kahn powers one down the left field line.
The 3rd game was very tight and tied up at 14-14 after 7 innings. We were forced to play extra innings to determine a winner. Just Burgers batted first and scored 2 runs, thanks to a solid hit by John “Vertigo” Stockton, who batted flawless all day. Didn’t make a single out, or a single walk in 12 trips to the plate. When Sunrise Tacos got their turn Adam Sowell came up with 2 runners on base and blasted a 3 run walk off home run to win the game for Sunrise Tacos 17-16.
Note: 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.pattayasports .org or call or email John Stockton at 089-932-5433 [email protected]