Game of the week: Los Altos, Sierra Motors slice Pizza Junction
So maybe it’s not the major leagues and maybe it’s not as exciting as watching McGwire, Sosa and Griffey chase the elusive 61, but it is a lot of fun for those involved: it is adult league softball.
Tracking down an adult softball score is not exactly easy but somehow the scores are in and, as a softball team, Pizza Junction is quite talented at making pizza.
Falling two games in a double-header versus Los Altos and Sierra Motors Monday night, the Junction team remained at the bottom of the D4 league standings, but spirits are still high.
“We had good games,” said Martin Salas of the Pizza Junction team from behind the bar. “There were a few errors. Our fielders can’t catch the ball.”
In fact, while the Los Altos team warmed up on the field for its 14-9 stomp of the pizza makers, the Junction team seemed more engrossed in conversation and the popping of 12-ounce can tops.
Pedro Mejia pitched the win for the Los Altos team.
Pizza Junction’s Blair Davison performed a particularly impressive maneuver running in to home when he “face-planted” into the plate.
“We’re just happy to be there,” Davison said. “Whether we win or lose, it’s fun.”
“I think it’s more fun when we lose than when we win,” Salas agreed. “We have fun, drink beer.”
In game two, Sierra Motors took the field ready to take on Pizza Junction while it was already licking its wounds from the previous game.
Steve Hollabaugh of the Sierra Motors team was three for three.
“It was a sloppy game,” Hollabaugh, a center fielder, said of the 17-13 win. “Not a lot of finesse, but it was really close the whole way.”
For Sierra Motors, Steve Moore and Dave Bork took to the mound, sealing the win in what was Bork’s first game as pitcher. A highlight was town planner Gavin Ball’s home run for the Sierra Motors team.
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