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Aug. 12, 2008
cutty
41 posts
Lincoln Nebraska
This pass week I wittness some pretty good 50 Major plus softball played against the Seacrest Mavericks and the Houston Texans. It was a best out of three. They did play one pool against each other. The score of that game was Houston Texan 18 Mavericks 14. The first tournment between these teams were played at 7;30 pm on Saturday this game was won by The Mavericks 27-20. At 9pm the same evening another game started 3 1/2 hours later the games ended with the Houston texans coming out on top 48-34. The following morning at 11am the final game was played. This was a good games. It was nip and tuck all the way. In the top of the 7th ending the Houston Texan went up 34 to 21. The Mavericks tied the scored at 34 after all was said and done. The tie breaker was applied after that. The Houston texan could not push a run accross, the games ended The Seacrest Mavericks 35 the Houston Texan 34. Thr home run rule did come into play during the tournment. At one time or another each one of the teams used their home runs after that home runs were hit for outs. I think teams like this should not put limites on home runs. The games were very long, but if it was open Home runs the games may have been over sooner.
Aug. 12, 2008
the wood
1071 posts
Yes, the Mavericks and Hendricks played a lot of good ball in Lincoln. From my view, both teams are loaded with solid hitting, up and down their line ups. While I didn't get to watch them as much as I would have liked, I did speak with friends from both teams. If I'm not mistaken, the HR did come into play as Hendricks hit some that were counted as outs in the championship game.
But I am curious about the very last sentence in your post... 'if it was open HRs, the games may have been over sooner'... bear in mind that I'm not campaigning for open HRs (nor am I opposed to it) but how would the games be shortened with open HRs?
Congratulations to the Mavericks and to MTC 55... both teams are 2 for 2... SPA and SSWS Champions...
It was great to see a lot of old friends again... I hadn't seen the Statesmen guys for quite a while... congrats to them as well.
BW
Aug. 12, 2008
Lecak
Men's 55
1004 posts
Bob I hear congatulations are in order to GSF, good luck and good health to you guys the rest of the season.
Aug. 12, 2008
cutty
41 posts
If the home team is batting and a certain amount of runs are needed for the run rule, the home runs would help you get there quicker. The bases was loaded a few times, a power hitter was up to bat, he hit the ball hard, but it went out of the park for an out. Instead of a run rule now you have another 2 ending to play which lasted another hour. I know what some people would say. Bat control. Maybe i,m speaking from a formal player myself. Good bats good ball equal long games. i wolld like to see open ball come back once in a while. These two team could have played open.
Aug. 12, 2008
the wood
1071 posts
Cutty, your point is well taken... on the flip side though, when the hitters do not have to make adjustments (out of HRs or nearly out of them) they can swing away with more certainty. A lot of outs occur when power hitters are forced into this predicament... some outs may be over the fence and some are inside the fence. But if there are HRs available in the 7th inning the game could end sooner.
In some of the other assns (i.e. SPA & LVSSA), the additional HRs are not outs. LVSSA has the 7 run max innings but SPA does not. Because the Baden ball was severely compromised in Tulsa (due to the heat), the games were shortened on their own. In the absence of the heat or 7 run innings the games would go on for long periods of time (w/o time limits). I'm not making a value judgement either way, I'm just conveying what I have seen over the years.
BW
Aug. 12, 2008
cutty
41 posts
Thanks for your outlook. Good luck the rest of the way.
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