The Men of Stone started the season the best way possible—with a win! The MOS won the opener and defeated the DR Beacons by a score of 10-6 @ the Fish Hatchery!
Even though the MOS were not able to practice their defense much in the off-season (like, no practice at all), the defense was beautiful! The middle infield combo of Josh Watson and Adam Andrus provided many spectacular plays, while the outfield made some great plays of their own! And the defense wasn’t the only thing that was working—timely hits by the middle of the order (mainly newcomers Terry Andrus and Robert Murphy, Ty Kemnitz, Matt Sell, Luke Dye, and Luke Schweng) made the difference in the game! Also, late inning inside-the-park homers from Dave Fisher and Josh Watson added much needed insurance runs.
The Fish Hatchery field was soaked and soft, and even though it was chilly, the MOS toughed out a hard-fought victory. It was close in the final inning of the game, but a deep fly out with the bases loaded ended the DR Beacons comeback.
“Hopefully this is a sign of good things to come!” said MOS Skipper Matt Sell after the game.