Deep South Summer Collegiate League
Let’s establish the Deep South Summer Collegiate League as the best way to consume live local baseball for the next month and a half.
Back at PRCC’s Dub Herring Park for the last time this week, Team McCarty taking on Team Floyd, tied 3-all heading into the seventh and final inning. So what if these two teams stay tied after seven, it’s best two-out-of-three rock, paper, scissors to determine the winner.
So after all that build up to rock, paper, scissors, it’s a standard victory 4-3 in regulation for Team McCarty, thanks in large part to the game winning nine pitch at-bat. South Alabama First Baseman Alden Davis said, “At first I was thinking about, I’m going to hit the ball over the fence, try to end it with one big swing. But then I get to swinging and one pitch I about daggum pulled a muscle in my back. So I was like okay, if he’s not going to feed it to me right down the middle I’m going to take it. And sure enough, he threw it up and I got the walk.”
Coach Kirk McCarty said, “I don’t think anybody wanted the game to come down to Rock Paper Scissors. But if it did, we were prepared. We were going to go rock and we were probably going to stick to rock until we won. (And now that might play into your hand later if people think you’re going to go rock if this happens again later in the season.) Absolutely, that’s a good point. I didn’t just say that just to say it. I said it cause it could happen and I’m always trying to think two steps ahead.”
With the win, Team McCarty improves to 2-1-1 overall, that new rock, paper, scissors rule put in place to prevent more ties.
Game two, league founder Colton Caver and his squad taking on Team Crim in the first leg of a double-header.
Looks like a wire-to-wire victory for Team Caver as they take this one by the final count of 8-3.