The Bullets matched up against a squad from Magnetic Theatre on Saturday afternoon in Central Park. There were plenty of laughs and a lot of stat padding, though not much in the way of competitive game play. By the second inning, the Bullets add a five-runs-per-inning limit to their half of each frame, and three times in six turns at bat, the run-cap ended the inning before Magnetic Theatre could obtain that elusive third out. In the fourth and fifth innings, the Bullets made a combined two outs, but the theatre crew did finally turn the Bullets away scoreless in the top of the seventh.
Among the (many) offensive highlights:
SS Adam Schlagman posted a 5-5 game, with two homers, five runs scored and five RBI.
P Mike Lorah was 4-5, three runs scored, one RBI.
3B-LF Nel Yomtov drove in three and scored twice, while collecting three hits in his five plate appearances.
LF-3B Andrew Arnold homered to start his 4-5 day, as he collected two runs scored and three RBI.
RF-2B Sal Cipriano accumulated three hits in five appearances, including a double, a run scored and 2 RBI.
The afternoon’s most dramatic moment came when the comedic crew from Magnetic Theatre faced a two-out situation with runners on first and second in the bottom of the seventh inning. One out from a rare slow-pitch softball shutout, the Theatre squad cheered rowdily when a flare into center field dropped for a two-run double, scoring their first (and only) runs of the day.
With the 23-2 win, the Bullets record is 7-5 (2-3 in New York Media League action).
Given their trouble finding players for Saturday’s game, the Bullets would like to extend a hearty thanks to “Friends of DC” Ryan and James for their contributions, and to Jen, Chrissy and Rafael of the Magnetic Theatre for coming over to play with the opposition for the afternoon.
The Bullets New York Media Softball League schedule resumes 5:30pm Thursday afternoon at Central Park’s North Meadow, Field #2.