It was the Semi-Finals for the League Playoffs & it was another hot gameday for the Leviathan—unfortunately, their bats weren’t quite as hot as the temperature. Either was their fielding. Holy Name Church put a beating on the Leviathan by a score of 26-12 on Tuesday night at the YMCA @ Pabst Farms.
The Game got off to a rough start as Holy Name took advantage of some costly Leviathan errors and put up 10 runs in the opening inning, to take a 10-2 lead. The 2nd and 3rd innings were not much better, as the Leviathan were shutout and Holy Name added to their lead. After 3 innings, White Stone trailed 17-2. Holy Name Church had their power bats going, as they blasted 10 homeruns on the night—the most put up ever against the Leviathan.
The guys in red made it interesting as they scored 7 runs in the top of the 4th, to make it 17-9, but HNC answered with 4 in the bottom of the 4th (21-9). The game finally ended with the Leviathan falling by a score of 26-12. The offensive leaders for the night were Brad Fraser (3-3, 3B, R, 2RBI), Tigh Kemnitz (3-4, 3R), Brian Wiemer (2-3, 2B, R, 2RBI), Jake Andrus (2-3, 2 doubles, 2R, 2RBI), and Josh Watson (2-3, 2B, R, RBI).
Manager Adam Andrus had this to say about the game,
“We gave it all we had tonight…unfortunately, they also gave it all they had. And they had more to give. We gave it our all, but our all was less than their all, and that’s really all I can say about it.”
When asked about the 2016 season, Andrus said,
“This was definitely a season of ups and downs, but mostly downs. We had a great bunch of guys and we definitely had a fun time this year. We lost to some teams we probably should’ve beat, but we beat a great Behemoths team that we weren’t as talented as. Hopefully we can use our playoff success this season to build for the 2017 season. Thanks to all our fans who really supported us this season!”
The White Stone Leviathan finish the 2016 with a record of 6-7, which is their first losing season since 2008 (5-6-1).