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Sunday Pan Am Kickball: Here for the Beer…and Maybe a Game

Week One

Opening night at Pan Am went off without a hitch! There are a lot of new players who signed up to get in on the action. We had four games this past Sunday, with all of them going good as most teams began to figure out how to play after 1-2 innings.

 

We kicked off the evening with New Kickz on the Block showing The AMLI Recess All-Stars that they were not a team to take lightly. New Kickz starts their season off 1-0, defeating AMLI 10 runs to 1. Scott’s Tots faced off against Pataderos De Pelotas in game two and was unable to pull out their first win, losing 2-5. Scott’s Tots’ loss did not go in vain as the Pataderos De Pelotas included the Tots in their post-game tunnel to keep the fun vibe alive!

 

The third game earns the “game of the night” title with Pataderos De Pelotas in their double header against Keep the Weekend Going. The Pataderos jumped to an early lead and appeared to seal the game, but in the last inning, Keep the Weekend Going launched a 6-run rally to keep the Pataderos De Pelotas on their dedos de los pies (toes). In the end, the 6 runs weren’t enough, and los Pataderos won the game 9 to 6. It was a great defensive game, and the fun tunnel was erected by the Pataderos De Pelotas once again after a friendly exchange of handshakes. Our last game of the evening had another double header featuring Keep the Weekend Going against team SundayFunday in a low-scoring game of 3 runs to 1 in favor of SundayFunday.

 

The excitement continued over at Craftsman where the Austin Sports and Social Club representation was overwhelming! Five of the six teams showed up to take advantage of the ASSC happy hour special: $2 Dollar Bud Lights. To that one team who didn’t show up (not naming names), where y’all at? Week two is right around the corner!

 

Thursday SARC Kickball: Kick Hard, Party Harder!

Hey! Did you hear? There’s only six days left to register for ASSC’s Spring Kickball tournament! Have you registered? What are you waiting for?? Balls will roll March 1st! Go to Austinssc.com to sign up for the fun! Be there or be square!

 

Week two at South Austin Rec Center was nothing short of a party! Teams showed up early and ready to play. There were lots of shots, beer, and laughter throughout the night! It felt like a party from the very beginning.

The night’s opener on field 1 had Kick It Real Good playing against Fireball! in an exciting first game. Fireball! managed to put up 3 runs in the 1st inning giving themselves a great head start to take the lead and run with it. Just when you thought the win was in the bag, Kick It Real Good managed to lock down the defense and score 3 runs of their own on offense. Neither team was able to out kick the other, the game ended in a tie 3-3. Over on field 2, Brew Ballers and What the Kick faced off in a rather one-sided game. Brew Ballers jumped ahead early and never looked back, dominating What the Kick, 9-2! Back over on field 1 for the second game of the evening, Balls & Dolls won a squeaker over Bad News Brews, outscoring the BNB 3-1. Balls & Dolls won the game with good defense and a very patient offense. Way to go, y’all! The last game of the night on field 2 featured Win or Lose We Still Booze against All the Pitches Love Me. There would be no love for All The Pitches Love Me. Win or Lose We Still Booze jumped out to a big lead early in the game, and All the Pitches Love Me had no answers on either side of the ball, ultimately falling 9-1.

What’s better than a party on the kickball fields? A pizza party at Toss, duh! After the games, our kickballers made their way over to our newest happy hour location off of South 1st to indulge in delicious pizza and our Austin Sports and Social Happy Hour drink prices! It’s always a great time when you’ve got ASSC kickballers around! Week 3 is on February 16th. See y’all on the fields!

 

Thursday SARC Kickball: Are You Ready For Some Kickball?

Austin Sports and Social Club’s kickball kicked off in week one over at South Austin Rec Center with some rather windy and chilly conditions. With only four games that evening on two fields, there was a lot of time to kick back and throw back some shots to try to stay warm.

Field 1’s games were on the defensive side with strong winds making it difficult to produce runs. Fireball! kicked off their season opener against Balls & Dolls in a low scoring win, 1-0. The second game on field 1 was another shut out with All The Pitches Love Me getting no love from Brew Ballers who out kicked them 5-0.

Field 2 saw a little more action that night with Win or Lose We Still Booze scoring 15 runs in their win against What the Kick?! It wasn’t a shut out, though, What the Kick?! was able to score 6 runs against Win or Lose We Still Booze.  The 7:55 game on field 2 earned the game of the night title. Kick It Real Good squared off against Bad News Brews in an exciting close game. Kick It Real Good came up with a dramatic 6-5 win, scoring a run in the final frame.

After the games, the teams headed over to Gourdough’s on South Lamar for some more fun and socializing. The donuts are hot, the beers are cheap, and the fun is free! Week two is right around the corner! Also, if you haven’t already, check out Austinssc.com to register for the Spring Kickball tournament that kicks off on March 1st! You have until Friday to register! Hurry up and get your team together! See y’all soon!

 

 

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Would You Like Syrup or Gravy on those Kicken’ and Waffles?

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Thursday night at SARC they were serving up some hefty kicks, fantastic catches and awesome defensive plays on the ole’ kickball diamond!

There was a nice chill in the air as autumn moves through Austin and the kickballs are flyin’. Kicken and Waffles had a walk off win scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th to edge Menace 2 Sobriety 9-8. Wow…..what a great start to a great night!

2 Legit 2 Kick scored 6 runs in the top of the 7th versus Pitches be Crazy. The home team held a 1 run lead going into the last inning but had kind of a melt down out in the field and 2 Legit 2 Kick took the victory 8-3! Crazy game!

Friends that Fight won a close game against Blue Balls and Vodka. Blue Balls nearly came back all the way from a 5 run deficit, but fell 2 runs short in the end taking the loss 3-5. Another exciting game on the diamond!

2 Chix annihilated Don’t Stop Ballieving. It was over before it even started! “The Pink Team” continues to win and win big….19-1. Ouch!!

Doc’s on Congress was the place to be for Happy Hour where Menace 2 Sobriety had a beer bong flowing, living up to their team name and pulling in the crowd for some raucous lyrics and songs. This is what we love in Austin….cooler weather and hot sports on the kickball diamond!

Spitball….no….Tickball…..no…..Trickball….. no……Kickball! …. Yes!!

 

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It’s Kickball playoff night at Pan Am….are you up for it?!  Yes!! Let’s see how it all went down…..er….around!

Kicky McKickerson jumped out early on the Big Red Ballers and never looked back. Kicky advanced easily with an 8-1 victory.

The Fun Bags had a little trouble with Kicky in the first semifinal, but 3 runs in the bottom of the 4th sealed a win for the Bags of Fun!

Dr. Dragon came out swinging with 4 runs in the top of the first against All About that Base. It was close until Dragon put up 2 more runs in the last inning to give them a 6-2 win and a spot in the finals! Great game!

Well played game in the finals with Fun Bags taking on Dr. Dragon for all the marbles! Score was tied late in the game. Fun Bags pushed across a run in the bottom of the 5th to pull ahead 2-1. That was the final as Dr. Dragon could not come up with any offense in the final frame and narrowly missed out on hoisting up the trophy…..er….holding up that big white banner thing!

Craftsman was good after hours. The Fun Bags went to enjoy their winnings. Several members from Dr. Dragon and Big Red Ballers also were there for the night. Good chemistry among the teams, throwing back some beers and throwing some bean bags at the Corn Hole pit. Check out the ASSC website for the next season and don’t forget to sign up early. Peace out!!

Whacky Costumes….Crazy Masks…..Halloween? No, Kickball Night at Havin’s!

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Trick or Treat….smell our feet…….uh wait! We need those feet to kick the giant red ball! Here’s how it went down on this night of ghosts and goblins:

Fried Kicken got cooked by Ballcoholics 1-14…not much kickin goin’ on for the red shirts!

Happy Hour Hereos in their UT Orange jerseys took one on the chin from Your Pitch Makes My Kick Hard 4-16. Ouch!

Don’t Stop Ballievin went up against Amazeballs and managed to score 1 run in each inning….taking the win by 3.

We Are Here for the Drink Specials blanked out MSR Athletics 7-0. Turns out, MSR Athletics was also just here for the drink specials!

In another close one, Alco-Ball-Ics went up against Go Suck Your Own Kick. Both teams scored early and kept it tied up until the last inning where Alco-Ball-Ics pushed the last 2 winning runs across…..victory at 6-4.

The team with the longest name…..”I wanna ki-ki-ki-kick u from ur head to ur toes” played Kick In a Box in what turned out to be a lopsided matchup. Kick In a Box took the Dub-Ya 10-3.

Let’s Get Social kicked it out of Kick it & Quit it 9-5 where the game was closer than the score indicated. Let’s Get Social pulled out all the stops in the bottom of the last inning to take the win!

Fresh Kicks of Ball Airlit up Fireball 7-0. Fireball couldn’t seem to find the right gaps in the field to push a few really good kicks through. Keep tryin’ Fireball…….there’s always next week!

Balls & Dolls took a beating at the hands of Pitches on My Kick 0-11, not managing a single run across the plate. They made up for it in costumes and ghoulish pranks!

Drinking Team with a Kicking Problem must have tipped a few too many back before the game! Ballers of the Bar shut them out 4-0 but everyone was too hyped up on sugar to even notice! Happy Halloween!

Kicks Out for Harambe brought their ‘A’ game tonight against Off With Sandpaper. Best game of the night. The officials had to bring their ‘A’ game as well because all of the plays were tight and down to the wire. Off with Sandpaper just had that slight edge. Not sure if it was the gorilla outfit, trex outfit, or yeti outfit that brought the edge.

The costumed teams headed over to Little Woodrow’s Tech Ridge to continue the party. Lots of libations, candy, drink specials, snapchats and Facebook postings were in play! The best part is we get to do it all over again next week……sans the costumes!

If you kick the ball with your foot, why isn’t it called football?!!

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Kickball…..football….whatever you call it….it was happening Thursday night at SARC!! Let’s see how it all turned out!

Pitches Be Crazy started things off by taking on the powerhouse, Menace 2 Sobriety. Playing to the contrary of their team name, Menage 2 Sobriety proved to be more of a menace to Pitches Be Crazy! They thumped them pretty good by a closing score of 12-4. Those Pitches might be Crazy but they couldn’t keep up with Menace on this night!

Next up saw Friends That Fight take on 2 Legit 2 Kick on field 1. Although 2 Legit did manage to kick a few, only 1 runner was able to score. Friends That Fight were ready to battle posting up 8 runs of their own to take the Dub-Ya. Nice game!

Wasted Potential vs Kicken and Waffles – Wasted Potential and Kicken and Waffles played a tight game on field 1. Both teams showed up with some great defensive schemes keeping this one a low scoring affair. In the end, Kicken was able to squeeze out a one run win in this squeaker! Great game!

On field 2, 2 Chix held off Red Balls and Vodka by the same 3-2 score. 2 Chix scored an exciting run in the bottom of the 6th to break the tie and take the win! Eww-wee….this was a close one!

And finally, in the night’s runaway score, Stepdads lapped the diamond 16 times….whew…they were gassed after this one! Don’t Stop Ballieving were good sports and seemed to enjoy the 2 runs they were able to get across the plate. This team might be on the low end of the scoreboard but they always seem to come out on top in spirit…..great night at the diamond!

As always, Doc’s was the place to be for a few libations and swapping stories of the night. The only thing that beats Thursday night NFL is Thursday night kickball…..come join us again next week as we throw it down again!

 

“Playoffs? Don’t talk about—playoffs?! You kidding me? Playoffs?! YES!!!

 

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Yes…..it’s playoff night at Richard Moya Park so get your kickballs ready and take cover!!

Let’s talk semis first….4 teams made the playoffs and squared off with each other to see who goes to the big show….the ultimate….the mother of all games….the Finals! Your contestants are:

Balls & Dolls, Drunk Again and Looking to Score, Brew Ballers and I’d Hit That.

Since every team wanted to hold that Championship Banner, there was no let up for any team or player on the field tonight! Balls & Dolls started things off against Drunk Again and Looking to Score. Everybody was sober for this one with both teams scoring one apiece in their opening innings. Drunk Again tacked on a couple more to take the lead. Balls & Dolls had the bases loaded but couldn’t push any runners across…..so close! Drunk Again tacked on another run for good measure and took their game 5-2. On to the finals!

In the other semi final showdown, Brew Ballers went up against I’d Hit That in a nail biter. Both teams put up great defensive schemes to keep this one close. 3 innings down and no one has crossed the plate! Is anybody going to break this one open?! Brew Ballers struck first with a few hard fought singles finally paying off. I’d Hit That did just that……scoring 1 of their own…..all tied up! I’d Hit That had 1 more at bat and made the most of it. They only needed 1 run to take the V and the crowd went nuts when they managed that last single for the win. Awesome game!

It all came down to this…..2 of the toughest and most talented teams vying for the Championship. Who will take it all the way?! Again, both teams posted a couple of runs early to get things started. Drunk Again got started first with 4 runners crossing home. What a great start! I’d Hit That came back with 2 of their own to keep things interesting. Tough defenses held on to give the 4-2 win to Drunk Again and Looking to Score! Awesome playoffs…..awesome games….awesome players!

Lustre Pearl East hosted the night’s Happy Hour where there were lots of toasts to be made and challenges for next season to be made! Another great one in the books…..what do you say we do it all again!

Game 7 of the World Series or Kickball at SARC? No Brainer!!

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ASSC Kickball league proved you can get in some World Series and kickball watching…..all in the same night! No Cubbies or Indians here but let’s take a look at our series lineups!

Liver Let Die got things started by taking on Kicking is Wrong on field 1. Both teams scored a couple of runs early but it was Liver Let Die that kept up the momentum into the late innings. They took the Dub-Ya at 8-2 on the diamond. Well done Livers!

Tears for Beers was penciled in for a double header first taking on Brews Ur Daddy in the earlier matchup. Early scoring from both sides kept this one close until the last inning. Brews Ur Daddy tacked on 3 more runs to seal the win at 5-2. After a tough loss in their opener, Tears for Beers went up against Shakicks in hopes of righting the ship. Something must have been in that Gatorade between games because Tears for Beers could not be stopped! Kick after kick…..run after run….it was a dizzying array of run scoring. Some of their players are still rounding the bases. Final tally……13-4! Wow!!

Game of the night was played between Menace 2 Sobriety and Zilker! I Just Met Her! It was close the entire game, with both teams trading runs for runs. Zilker’s defense held strong late in the game, squeezing out a tight win at 6-4. Another great game!

Happy Hour at Doc’s was definitely rockin! World Series on the telly and every table spoken for! Lots of brewskies tipped back and challenges for next week thrown down. The Wednesday night kickballers always know how to have fun….on and off the field! Let’s do it again next week!

 

 

 

Drunk and Looking to Score?! Kickball scores…..that is!

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Tuesday……Kickball …… Pan Am …… be there!! Let’s see what happened this week:

Drunk and Looking to Score was doing just that when they came across Spark Warrior who was up for the challenge. Nice, tight game in the first few innings. Singles pushed in by big kicks then a homer here and there. When it was all said and done, Spark Warriors didn’t quite have enough to take down Drunk and Looking to Score, taking the loss 4-9. Great game though!

Speaking of drinking, Booze on First went up against Bunt Rollaz in our next match up of the night. In a word……blowout! Bunt Rollaz rolled all over Booze on First 12-2. Booze on First might have been short on runs but they were loaded with sportsmanship and camaraderie….. great show!

Speaking of blowout…….The Funk Train was headed into the station and was carrying nothing but runs. Club Foot never had much of a chance against the heavy kickers of The Funk Train squeaking out only a couple of runs. All Aboard!! Whew, Whew ….. 12 runs for the win.

Most exciting game of the night goes to I Feel Like a Schoolboy Again picking a schoolyard fight with Kickaholics. Quite the challenge to go up against the big boys but Schoolboy held their own. Early innings saw a tight match….each scoring a couple of runs apiece with the offenses opening up.  When the dust cleared, Kickaholics had rounded the bases 6 times leaving I Feel Like a Schoolboy Again with only 4. Awesome game!

Craftsman was a great happy hour host, as always where lots of players stayed to watch the world series, play cornhole or just reminisce about the night’s highlights. Please join us again when we do it again next week!