Ugh. Not many bright spots in a 16-3 loss. After two innings, Fordham was down 2-0 and it looked like Charlie O'Donnell might turn in another serviceable start. Then, the wheels came off the train. Five walks, some singles, and some defensive misqueues opened the door and Linkshare never looked back. In fact, Fordham didn't actually push a run across until the last inning, when they scored their only three runs, mostly on walks. Kevin Rodricks turned in an inning saving catch in Saskatchawan after reliever Brian Cuthbert served up a bomb to left, but that wouldn't prove to be enough.
The manager had this to say to the press at the end of the night during an interview at the Third Thursday bar, P.J. O'Hurley's:
"They outhit us. They outpitched us. They outplayed us in the field. So, really, when you think about it, by category, it was only a 3-0 loss."
Either way, we got a nice turnout after the game at the bar. Remember, each 3rd Thursday of the month, we'll be out at a bar celebrating the happiest of hours. Tonight, we had a couple of '04 grads show up, as well as much support from the '99 crew. Come on out next month. "Y'all come back now."