Hippos Get First Taste of Victory
As the rain drizzled on Thursday, many wondered if the week's matches would be happening.
"Games are a go!! Good Luck!!" was the word from the division's Twitter account, however, and the adventure began.
The noble Hippos were ready for a win, by golly, and they'd play in the rain and mud to get it. At the end of the day, their soggy resolve was rewarded as they defeated Where My Pitches At 5-0.
The defense held strong all day, frustrating the Pitches' offensive efforts at every turn.
Brow started off the on-field heroics with a great catch in right field and then a heads up throw to first, leading to a key double play.
Spartacus showed her inner-Pedroia, fielding a sharply kicked ball and getting the put-out at first.
Game MVP Tangerine used arms and face to reel in a line drive up the middle.
Offensively, the Hippos brought their A-game. The bottom half of the lineup rallied for two runs in the third inning. FBJ and Ray combined for the game-winning run and RBI.
Big then connected for his first hit of the season, a three run homer in the fourth that slipped through center field.
As a team, the Hippos combined for 14 hits. Tristan, Asian and Frey's hot streaks continued as they've maintained 1.00 batting averages through three games.
Overall, it was a very satisfying win for players and fans alike.
"It was nice to get a win under our belts," said manager and team bookkeeper Asian. "I think we just needed a couple of weeks to warm up. Victory is mine!!" She then shuffled off, legs churning like Stewie Griffin's.