Last night marked a big win for ATBC. We took down the Brighton Braves 11-5 in seven innings and clinched the number 1 seed for the Yawkey League Playoffs. This one could have ended in six. We held a 10-0 lead in the bottom of the sixth, and with only one strike needed to end the ballgame Alex Klapes hit one just out of reach of the diving Kevin Falvey and legged out a three-run inside the park home run. After that debacle, we took care of business and escaped a lively Braves team with a victory.
I couldn’t hear myself think over Kevin Falvey’s bat last night. He played arguably the game of the year, slashing 3/4 with two homeruns, a double, three RBI’s, and three runs. In the outfield, while I was chatting it up with some guys who shared the outfield grass playing in a men’s beer league softball game, Falvey was launching himself through the air making unfathomable catches.
If we had the capacity to field nine Kevin Falvey’s, I believe we would’ve scored 100 runs. On the flip side, we would have given up 50 runs because we wouldn’t have had stud Paul Wydom shoving. Paul sauntered out onto the field and stood at 8’7 on the bump. He could have reached out and handed superstar catcher Cam Plank the ball after his windup, but instead he kept it fair. Through five innings, he gave up five hits, zero runs, struck out four, and only walked one. He’s now 3-0 with an astounding .53 ERA.
The A’s play again on Saturday against the Brighton Black Sox at the world famous Cunningham Park. First pitch is at 5 PM.