At this point in the season, we have played in three tournaments.
C'mon Blue...we were 6-1 and won the tournament.
MSA...we were 0-3 and won the boobie prize.
Reds...we were 3-2 and finished in the middle of the pack.
That gives us a tournament record of 9-6.
Here are the scores for the 6 tournament games we have lost:
18-14 loss to Line Drive in the C'mon Blue
12-11 loss to Team Hype in the MSA
8-7 loss to good Missoula team in MSA
30-25 loss to Reds in MSA
11-10 loss to Rhino in Reds Tourney
13-11 loss to Gilleys in Reds Tourney
In our 30-25 loss to Gilleys, we led 19-18 going into the top of the 7th. They put their beers down, drank some Geritol and scored 12 runs in the 7th. All of a sudden it goes from up 1 run (19-18) to trailing by 11 (30-19). No more Geritol for them.
We gotta score more runs. In previous years, we won games when we held teams to the scores (18/12/8/11/13) in 5 of our 6 losses.
The 2011 Softball Gods are watching to see how we handle this challenge. I expect we will respond with character and tighten up, rather than unravel.