We won our 1st game as the Sun Devils after a 12-5 win over the Monarchs on a cool night in Ricmond. Great pitching by Darren and Mandy led the way. Played real well defensively and hit the ball pretty well for the first game of the year. The Monarchs were pretty short of players but as usual played us pretty tight until we broke it open the last couple of innings. Next up the Stars.
After many successful seasons as the Royals the team has decided to change our team name to the Surrey Sun Devils. The current team would like to thank all the former Royals for setting the bar so high. The Royals were a highly successful team in the LMBA thanks to the original founding member Ray Edger. Although the name has changed all the former Royals will be remembered for their talent and success on and off the field.
We got a big playoff win on Saturday beating the Monarchs 9-7. A great team win with all 12 players pitching in. Jim pitched 4 solid innings and Wayne Hales came on in the 5th without allowing a run in 5 innings. Tom went 4-4 and caught great and Rick Tanaka was 2-4 with a pair of ribbies. One of our better defensive games of the year. We kept taking the lead and the Monarchs kept coming back to tie it until we pulled away in the 6th, a real good team to play against and a good bunch of guys.
Next up the Stars on Saturday in Ladner
Crazy thing to say after a 4 win season but the Royals have never gone more than 3 years without winning the playoffs so i guess we will have to win the next 2
Well we lost our 4th in a row on Saturday falling to the Eagles 6-3. Another good pitching day by Cam, Wayne H and Dave. Our runs against this year has been much improved but we just can't seem to get our offense going. Hopefully that will change Saturday against the Legends.
On a great day for ball in Ladner we lost 2-1 to the Stars. Great pitching on both sides as the game took barely over 2 hours. Cam and Wayne Hales were oustanding on the hill for us combining to give up only 6 hits to the Stars. Tom and Juice were also real good behind the plate stopping the Stars running game. We only managed 5 hits ourselves and the Stars played real well defensively and gave us nothing extra. Is anyone else impressed with Rod VanDorn continually doing what he does every Saturday !!