The World Adult Kickball Association Massachusetts Minuteman Fall 2009 division got off to a glorious, uproarious and victorious start for the Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, who used a four-run, first-inning rally to catapult themselves to a 6-2 victory over Balls Deep last night.
Looking resplendent in their yellow shirts and matching socks, the Sammies showed that they will be a force to be reckoned with in all three aspects of the game: offense, defense and flip cup.
"We will be a force to be reckoned with in all three aspects of the game: offense, defense and flip cup," said Colin, who returns to the captaincy this year for the first time since guiding the Middlesex Panthers to a second-place finish in 2007.
Frey made a triumphant return to the leadoff spot, sparking the offense with a 2-for-2 performance. After a walk by Amanda and single by Sierra Navarra loaded the bases, Big delivered with a two-run double. Those two runs would be all the GCS crew needed, but they piled on two more that inning with RKIs from FBJ and Colin.
"I'm feeling good about the season!" FBJ said. "And I think we have a good team and spirit! But I have nothing clever to add."
The next inning, Lindsey drove in Seamus. (Tee hee.) And rookie J.P. made a mad scramble around the bases following Frey's fourth-inning double to score the sixth and final run, earning him game MVP honors.
"It was a great game, like Velveeta great!" J.P. said.
Gold-glover Kevin anchored a strong Grilled Cheese defense, which also featured a great catch in left field by newcomer Meghan. And starting centerfielder Kern took the mound in the fifth inning to shut down Balls Deep and earn the save.
GCS takes the field next Monday against Kicking It Old School.