Want the run down on what’s been kickin’ with our Austin Sports and Social Club kickballers? This week, I’ve got the highlights and scores to satisfy your kickball needs. We’re all over the place in terms of what week it is for each location due to rain outs and whatnot, so bare with me!
Sunday is always a great night to kick off week three of kickball, and what’s a better way to get the night going than to shotgun a few beers to get the athletic juices flowing…or maybe it’s just the social juices? Anyway! It was a great night out at the Pan Am fields – teams are getting a hang of the game and enjoying taking part in the full social aspect of what ASSC is all about: having fun, playing great, and keeping the party going afterwards! Every game was played closely and fun without any problems. Most games were decided by one late run, which made for some excellent kickball!
The last game of the night with New Kickz on the Block and Pataderos De Pelotas started with a beer-shotgun and a lot of fun. All night the kickball was amazing, and the last game was no slouch. The teams went into the seventh inning tied, after six hard-fought, well played, and fun innings. Pataderos Pelotas had an amazing walk off RBI that ended the game.
Keep the Weekend Going – 3 at Scott’s Tots – 1
Sunday Funday – 5 at The AMLI Recess All-Stars – 4
Sunday Funday – 0 at New Kickz on the Block – 1
New Kickz on the Block – 3 at Pataderos De Pelotas – 4
A couple teams had a bad case of the Mondays this past week. Games 2 and 4 were forfeits, giving easy money wins over to Roller Dogs and Ballsy. Kicking It Old School had seven players, ultimately, which wasn’t enough for a regulation game, so they literally kicked it, old school, and had a fun scrimmage against Roller Dogs.
As for the real games, Susan’s Hearts and Holes scored 7 runs in the 1st inning and never looked back, winning 14-1. Winnie the Pooh and His Murderous Moppets of Mayhem scratched out an 8-1 victory over Pitch Don’t Kill My Vibe. Easy night out at the fields, if I do say so myself!
Susans Hearts n holes – 14 at Sassholes – 1
Roller Dogs – 7 at Kicking It Old School – 0 (forfeit)
Winnie the Pooh and His Murderous Moppets of Mayhem!- 8 at Pitch Don’t Kill My Vibe – 1
Tears for Beers – 0 (forfeit) at Ballsy – 7
Up north at Havin’s, there was a ton more kickball action going on that you did not want to miss! The game of the evening went to Kicks McGee and the Squalls in the night opener.
Kicks McGee was down 2 runs the entire game, and it looked like their fate was sealed. Out of nowhere, the kickball gods lit a fire under their…feet…and cranked it up a notch! Kicks McGee scored 5 runs in the last inning and then held the opposing team to pull out a win, 7 to 5! KICKS MCGEE WITH A COMEBACK! It was an exciting game to watch, and a lot of props go to Kicks McGee because they’re an indy team. It can be hard to find that rhythm when you haven’t played together like a lot of seasoned vets do, but once you find it, you’ve got it! Awesome job, y’all!
Balls to the Wall – 0 AT Fresh Kicks of Ballaire – 4
Kicks McGee – 7 AT Squalls – 5
Kick In A Box – 1 AT Might Morphin Meower Rangers – 5
Sir-Kicks-A lot – 2 AT Boot Scoot n Beer Me – 17
BAM! Let’s Kick it Up a Notch – 6 AT Go Suck Your Own Kick – 1
Don’t Stop Ballieving – 0 AT A Green Snake has no Legs – 6
Okay, so clearly I’ve missed something with this Wednesday night because it looks like the season is already over, and all that’s left is the playoffs. Lets pretend it’s not, and I will still just give you a run down of what happened this past week. I’ll make sure to give you Wednesday nighters a special shout out for your playoff night whenever that goes down!
Grab ’em by the Balls won both of their games while Ball Me Maybe went the other direction. Both teams should make the playoffs next week and they will play for keeps. Grab ‘em won the first game due to a forfeit over the Temballers. They earned their second victory over Ball Me Maybe in a 5 to 1 beatdown.
Stone Barred Capital Partners got a relatively easy win over Seal Team Kicks, 6-2, and Free Ballers and Ball Me Maybe played to a 2-2 tie. The game was close the entire way! Free Ballers tied it up at 2-all in the top of the 7th and looked to be poised for more runs, but Ball Me Maybe came up with 3 outs with the bases loaded without giving up the go ahead run. Neither team could manage anymore runs in the last inning, and the game fittingly ended in a tie.
Temballers – 0 (forfeit) at Grab em by the Balls – 7
Grab em by the Balls – 5 at Ball Me, Maybe – 1
Free Ballers – 2 at Ball Me, Maybe – 2
Stone Barred Capital Partners – 6 at Seal Team Kicks – 2
We end the kickball week on Thursdays down south at the South Austin Rec Center. This past week was week five for these guys and gals with one week left before playoffs.
Balls and Dolls got a hard-fought win over the Brew Ballers in the night’s opener. The teams traded a pair of runs in the 1st inning until the defenses settled down. Balls and Dolls were able to push across 2 more runs in the late innings to bring home the win, 4-2!
Fireball easily handled All the Pitches Love Me in the second game of the night. After jumping to a 9-0 lead early, Fireball pulled in the reigns in the last inning, allowing 5 runs in the 7th. It was a nice gesture but didn’t change the outcome: a 9-5 Fireball win!
Win or Lose, We Still Booze and Bad News Brews cleaned up on the action on field 2. Both teams had a relatively easy time with their opponents and picked up wins. Win or Lose, We Still Booze sent Kick It Real Good packing in a 4-1 loss, and Bad News Brews delivered an 8-2 loss to What the Kick.
Balls and Dolls – 4 at Brew Ballers – 2
Fireball – 9 at All the pitches love me – 5
Win or Lose We Still Booze – 4 at Kick it Real Good – 1
Bad News Brews – 8 at What the Kick – 2
Get Your Happy Hour On!
When the games are over and the lights go out at the fields, everybody makes their way over to their respective happy hour locations to continue the party! Sundays get wild at Craftsman, Mondays are bumpin’ at Little Woodrow’s on Tech Ridge if you’re up north, and still wild at Craftsman. On Wednesdays we have pizza parties at Toss on South 1st, and Thursdays we indulge in specialty donuts at Gourdough’s on South Lamar. There’s always happy hour drink specials specifically for you Austin Sports and Social Club party animals, so show up with your team shirts and get your drink on! As always, remember to tip your waiters and bar tenders, drink responsibly, and hit up GetMe if you find yourself in a food coma or feelin’ a bit tipsy!