The weather was certainly threatening on Tuesday night at the YMCA when the Leviathan were getting ready to take on their brothers from White Stone Trinity. Surprisingly, the guys were able to get in 3 innings of play before the game was stopped and cancelled because of the hard rain and approaching lightening. The team is optimistic that the game will be resumed and completed at a later date.
After a disappointing loss last week, the Leviathan jumped back on the “W Train” and defeated a tough Oakwood Red by a score of 10-8. The Leviathan tied the game (8-8) in the top of the 6th inning on a majestic solo homerun from Aric Gray. When White Stone came up in the top of the 7th inning, they tallied 2 crucial runs to take the lead, but still had to face the top of the Oakwood Red order. Pitcher Adam Andrus and the entire Leviathan defense did a great job to shut down the Oakwood hitters, and the guys came away with a close 10-8 victory. In the great history of games between the Leviathan and Oakwood Red, this tight battle has to rank near the top of the list. The Leviathan have always had a high respect for Red, and always enjoy the great (friendly) competition.
There were a few great standouts for the Leviathan on Tuesday night, starting with Jason Henry. Henry had a spectacular diving catch while playing rover in left-center field and played solid in the field all night. Jason also hit well, going 2-3 with a sacrifice and 2 important RBIs. Aric Gray blasted his 2nd homer of the season and scored 2 runs to go with his RBI. Josh Watson, Adam Andrus, and Jake Andrus all added 3 hits each, as well.
The Leviathan are now 2-2 on the season and prepare to play their White Stone Trinity brothers at the YMCA @ Pabst Farms on Tuesday, July 7 (6pm). Thanks to all the fans for all the great support you’ve shown this season! Have a wonderful 4th of July celebration and be safe.
The guys lost a tough one at Oakwood by a score of 10-9 on Tuesday night. The game was a back and forth game that saw the Leviathan jump out to an early lead vs Oakwood Gray only to fall behind after a big inning from Oakwood. The game was ended (due to time constraints) before the teams were able to play their final inning.
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The 2020 Softball Season has finally begun and the Leviathan started off the new campaign with a doubleheader. The first game was a loss to their (friendly) rivals, White Stone Behemoth by a score of 15-10.
The Leviathan started out strong and after 2 innings, were on top by a score of 9-3. Unfortunately, the bats would quickly go ice cold and the guys would only score one more run the rest of the game. The Behemoth score 5 runs in the 5th inning and 5 runs in the 6th inning after some shambolic fielding. A few if of the offensive stars were Josh Watson (3-3, 2B, 2R, RBI), Jake Andrus (2-3, 2B, 4 RBI, R), and Adam Andrus (2-3, 2B, 2R, 2 RBI). Click here to see the full game stats.
The 2nd game would go much better for the Leviathan as they defeated Oakwood Gray (formerly Oakwood Blue) by a score of 25-2. The boys got rolling early and tallied 10 runs in the bottom of the 1st, 4 runs in the 2nd, and 5 runs in the 5th to jump out to a 19-1 lead after 3 innings. The defense was much more solid in game 2 and Adam Andrus did a nice job of pitching and hitting his spots (mat). Two of the night’s highlights came on Aric Gray’s towering homerun to left field and Adam Andrus’s shot over the left-center fence. Some of the game 2 offensive stars were: Aric Gray (4-4, HR, 2R, 4RBI), Jason Henry (3-4, 2B, 3R, 4 RBI), Brad Andrerson (3-4, 2B, R, 4 RBI), Isaac Andrus (3-4, 3 2B, 3R, 4 RBI), and Adam Andrus (2-4, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI). Click here to see the full game stats.
After the game, Luke Dye had this to say,
“I’ve been waiting to play ball now for so long…I started to weep as I walked onto the field tonight. The smell of hot dogs filled the air and the cheers of several fans echoed in the stadium. Me and the 2 other guys allowed in the dugout made a connection tonight—6 feet away from each other. It was great being able give my teammates tons of “air” high-fives and virtual hugs…I’ve really missed this!”
The Leviathan take on Oakwood Gray again next Tuesday, but this time at 7pm at Oakwood Field. Please come out and support the guys and bring a lawn chair to sit in (bleachers may be closed).
The Delafield Church Softball League is now scheduled to begin on Tuesday, June 9th! The entire league schedule has yet to be released, but we do know the Leviathan will be playing on June 9th. It has been a long couple of months, and getting back to playing Leviathan softball will be a fantastic addition to LIFE.
Start doing your pushups and mile runs, boys!