Monday, July 21, 2008
The Angels had a very busy weekend, with two games on Friday and two games on Sunday. Friday, the Angels won both games of a doubleheader against Okauchee #1. They took the first game 9-6, and the second game 14-5. The first win clinched a playoff spot for the Angels. Meanwhile, Saturday's game against Okauchee #2 was forfeited.
Sunday, the Angels played another doubleheader, losing the first game to YMCA 1 7-2. In the second game, the Angels won 10-9 in thrilling fashion. Trailing at one point 9-0, the Angels scored 4 in the second, 2 in the third, and 4 in the fourth (the final inning due to time limits) for a walk-off win.
The Angels finished league play at 11-3, second place in the Sandy Koufax Eastern Division. They will play the first place team from the Western Division Tuesday night (time and place TBD).
Saturday, July 12, 2008
The weather has caused yet another game to be cancelled, as the entire day of games for the Waukesha Tournament have been put on hold. The Angels' game Thursday night was also cancelled due to the weather.
The Waukesha Tournament director is hoping to hold a single-elimination tournament tomorrow. Times for the games are forthcoming.
Every league game that was rained out has been rescheduled, except for Thursday night's game against Okauchee #2. Click on the Schedule tab to the left for the updated schedule.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Tonight's game against Hartford #2 was cancelled due to the condition of the playing field. No word yet on a make-up date for the game.
Thursday, July 2, 2008
YMCA #2 improved its winning streak to 5 straight and cruised to a 14-3 win Tuesday night at home against Hartford #1. The Angels showed an unprecedented display of patience at the plate Tuesday, collecting 13 walks - an impressive number considering that in the first 8 league games, the Angels had averaged just 5 walks per game. Meanwhile, the Angels pitching staff allowed just 3 walks, and was backed up by a solid display of defense.
The Angels begin a busy stretch of games this coming Tuesday, as they host Hartford #2 at 6 pm. Thursday, the Angels will play against Okauchee #2, and then the team travels to Waukesha for a weekend tournament - 3 more games in 2 days.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
The Angels have received some information regarding the Waukesha Tournament, Saturday July 12 and Sunday, July 13. Their first game will be Saturday at 10 am against the Waukesha YMCA Yellow Jackets. If the Angels win, they will play again Saturday afternoon at 4 pm. If they lose, they will play Sunday morning at 8 am. Every team is guaranteed 3 games in the tournament.
All games will be played at Nevin's Field, located at 809 Phillip Drive in Waukesha. Click on the "Fields" tab to the left for more information and a map.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Every good team will have a "signature win" during a season, and the Angels (6-2) may have earned such a win last Thursday night. Jumping out to an early 4-2 lead, the Angels found themselves trailing Okauchee 1, 8-6 after the fifth inning. But the Angels continued to fight, scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the game and set up the most dramatic victory of the season. With two outs in the bottom of the seventh, the Angels scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch, and walked off with their sixth win of the season.
The Angels have a short week coming up, with just one game on Tuesday, July 1 against Hartford 1. With a win, the Angels will sweep the regular season series with Hartford 1.
YMCA 1 then will set off on a busy final couple of weeks, with 3 tournament games, the final 5 games of league play, and if all goes according to plan, the league playoffs.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
The Angels won their third straight game Tuesday night, defeating Hartford #1 13-4 in Hartford. The Angels smashed 11 hits, while holding Hartford to just a single hit in 7 innings. Now 5-2 in league play, the Angels look to build off of their momentum Thursday night, as they open a 4-game home stand against Okauchee #1.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
The Angels had a very good end to the week, picking up 2 road victories to improve to 4-2 in league play. Thursday night, YMCA #2 defeated Hartford #2, 11-6. The Angels pounded out 10 hits while holding Hartford to just 3 hits. The Angels put 4 runs on the board in the top of the 4th inning to break a 6-6 tie, and added 1 more in the 5th to secure the victory.
Yesterday, the Angels scored 14 runs on 14 hits, but they only needed 1. The Angels pitched a 5-inning shutout against Okauchee #2, again allowing just 3 hits.
YMCA #2 travels to Hartford on Tuesday for a game against Hartford #1, and the Angels will then return home for a Thursday night game against Okauchee #1. Both games will start at 6 pm.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
The Angels got back to .500 in the league, defeating Hartford #2 last Tuesday 13-5. The Angels sent 10 hitters to the plate and scored 7 runs in the bottom of the fifth to take a comfortable 13-4 lead into the last inning.
Playing in their first tournament this season, the Angels battled through several mental errors against Lomira Saturday, ultimately bowing 10-2 to the eventual tournament champions.
YMCA #2 travels to Hartford this Thursday for a rematch against Hartford #2, and then will play Saturday morning in Okauchee to make up a previously rained-out game.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
The Angels came up short against Okauchee #2 Tuesday night, losing 7-5. The Angels jumped to an early 4-0 lead, but were unable to close out the game. Now 1-2, the Angels will face Okauchee #2 again this Saturday, at 6 pm at Lions Park.
Friday, May 30, 2008
The Angels suffered their first loss of the season, surrendering 11 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to YMCA #1. The 11-4 loss leaves the Angels at 1-1 after the first week of the young season. The Angels have their home opener against Okauchee #2 this Tuesday at 6 pm at the YMCA.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
The YMCA Angels won their season opener, defeating Hartford on the road 8-3. The Angels collected 12 hits and 5 walks, while allowing just 3 hits and striking out 18 Hartford batters. The Angels play again this Thursday at 6 pm at the Oconomowoc YMCA.