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Tuesday, February 17
Snap, Crackle, Pop!!!!!

Those 3 words might describe some sounds being heard over the next couple of weeks as the Chiefs wake up from hibernation and start to do some workouts. The first official workout is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 22nd at 4:00 pm. This will also be a chance for any new comers to come down and show us what you got. Location of workout will be Sports of All Sorts on Transportation Way in West Chester. All returning members of the 2008 team are asked to attend this workout. All new comers should bring $5.00 with them to help cover the cost of the rental for the cages. Any questions shot an e-mail and ask them. chiefs.baseball@yahoo.com

 



Sunday, February 22
1st Workout Over
Chiefs first workout is in the books now. Just felt good to swing the sticks and throw a little. Workouts will continue every Sunday for the next 5 weeks at Sports of all Sorts. Map is located in locations folder. Anybody wanting to tryout is welcomed to attend and all returning members of the team are encouraged to start showing up.

Saturday, April 4
Sunday's Workout April 5th
Pending weather, the workout scheduled for this Sunday will be either at Sports Of All Sorts or Lakota Freshman Field at 4:00pm. Check the weather before you leave your house. Sports Of All Sorts is located off of Transportation Way in West Chester, Oh 45069. Everyone should bring $5.00 to help with the cost of cage Rentals.

Friday, May 22
Workouts for this Weekend
Workouts this Weekend will be Sunday at 6:00 pm at Lakota West Freshman Field. We will go about 2 hours on Sunday. All players should be at the this practice as next week is the first game.  Bring your paperwork and team money to the practice as we will be handing out uniforms and such.

Monday, June 29
Attention All Former Chiefs

The Alumni Game has been postponed until we hear from more former players. Stay tuned for futher updates. 

 

The Cincinnati Chiefs Management has decided to get the word out to all current and former Chiefs over the past 20+ years. We will be organizing an Alumni Event for the players. Basically Jeff has come up with an idea to have a game and a cookout on a Sunday afternoon.  We would like to hear from as many former players as possible about joining in on the event. The game will pit all former Chiefs against the current 2009 team for about 5 innings or so. Everyone is encouraged to bring family and friends to the event as food will be served throughout the afternoon. A raffle of some sorts is being kicked around for a fundraiser for the current club to help with travel expenses to the WBC in Indiana at the end of July. No doubt there will be some stories will be throwed around and lots of good laughs will be had that day. For more info about either contact Jeff at 777-9690 or alf1@fuse.net  or Jerry at chiefs.baseball@yahoo.com  We look foward to hearing from everyone.



Tuesday, May 26
The Time is Here
On May 28th, your Cincinnnati Chiefs will begin their 2009 campaign through the CRC Thursday night league and the SWOL League. Again, as we have in season past, the non-league schedule will be there to give us a challenge or two. The Chiefs will play in 4 different Tournaments this summer in the quest for a National Championship. The team has been rebuilt from top to bottom as many of the guys that wore the green & orange said goodbye and started joining the real world. Seven members remain from the NABF Regional runner team on '08, the rest will be new faces that are going to make the Chiefs just a little bit tougher than last year. With new faces , there are also new looks to the leagues and new teams. Thursday night will see 4 new teams join, the Friday night league is gone and so forth and so on. So, Thursday night at 6:30pm at the grass patch called Roselawn, we will open up play against the Clermont Zaps. If you were at practice on Sunday, wear your black top and white pants. Uniforms for those guys that thought practice wasn't for them will be at the field. Everyone needs to bring their paperwork with them and their team fees also. In the event of rain, the Roselawn rainout number is 513-631-9180. Call after 4:00 for updates at the field.

Saturday, May 30
The Chiefs are Off & Running

On a beautiful Saturday, the Chiefs packed up their wagons and headed North to West Carrollton High School to do battle with the Dayton Rangers for Opening Day. The Rangers riding a 5 game winning streak stood 5-0 on their season. The Chiefs were just looking to play a game together as a team for the first time this season.  The Chiefs went right to work as newcommer Conner leads off with a walk, steals second and scores on newbie Seeger's singles. Another new face, Terry Stone, takes the pill for the Wahooers and just starts dealing strikes. First 2 batters go down via the 'K', next guys singles and then another strikeout to end the inning. Chiefs go in order in the 2nd, the Rangers get runners on 2nd & 3rd behind some sloppy play but Stone throws a grounder to first to stop that threat. Chiefs start to wake up the bats in third as they load the bases but get nothing. Rangers record their 2nd hit of the day but leave empty handed again. Spottz leads off the 4th with a triple and Robbie hits a SAC fly to score Spottz, Chiefs up 2-0. An error in bottom of the 4th puts a runner on but a nice DP stops that, next guy singles but Terry records his 7th 'K' of the day.  Reeds leads off the 5th with a single to left that leads to a double on the miss play,  Stone moves him to 3rd with a single, Conner hits a FC scoring Reeds, moves to 2nd on a WP than scores on Seeger's single to move the Chiefs up 4-0. Now the Rangers get Gartley and he just mows them down. Chiefs scatter some more hits in the 6th & 7th but get nothing. Brian scatters 2 hits over 4innings with 8 'K' as the Chiefs plate 2 more runs in the 8th as Conner gets on for the 4th time, steals 2nd, moves to 3rd and scores on Shawn's strikeout. Spottz singles, Rob moves him to third on a single and scores on Zac's single. Stang comes on in 9th to finish up the game as the Chiefs win 6-0 behind a 6 hit shutout and record 15  K's against a team that swings metal bats and we swung the wood. So the boys in green and orange are off and running, and yes we will be running as the rust will be worked off over the next 2 weeks and the team comes together for another year of Chiefs baseball. This will be fun to watch as the rest of the guys start to show up and the lineup just gets better as we go.

Next game is Thursday at 6:30 & 8:45 pm at the Mudhole called Roselawn for a  twilight double dip. Check the rainout line if the sun is out because they might cancel the games. Bring your white and green tops & white pants.



Sunday, June 7
Chiefs & Talons Exchange Shutouts

Game 1 saw Terry take the pearl and fire a complete game 1 hit shut out for the win. Hits were very few and far between for both teams as the Chiefs are still knocking the rust off the bats. Done in an 1hr30min.

Game 2 saw the Talons pitcher throw a 4 hit complete game shut out on us as we muster a staggering 4 hits. 4 damn hits is all? Oh crap. Done in an 1hr 50 min and change also.

 

Next game is Tuesday at 6:15 at West Chester Baseball  Complex against the Flames.



Tuesday, June 9
Chiefs Figure out the Flames

On a great day for baseball on Tuesday, the NABF Regional Winners and Runner-ups from '08 tangled at West Chester Baseball. Flames sporting new tops and pretty much the same faces were ready to make it 4 straight on the new look Chiefs. Gatch takes the hill for the Flames and mows the Chiefs down in order. Big Lefty takes the pill for the Chiefs and a run scores on a wild throw to 3rd base as the Flames go up 1-0. After that a pitcher duel sets in as both hurlers are throwing beebees at each team. Chiefs get a runner on in every inning after the first but can't push them across. Brian deals out 11 k's to the Flames over 6 innings. Flames head for the bullpen as the Cheifs rough him up for 5 runs to take a 5-2 lead. Chiefs bullpen gives up a run as Shawn shuts the door on any rally to hold the lead for the Chiefs win. Great game tonight between two very tough and talented teams that will no doubt meet again in the Regionals for the right to go to the World Series.



Thursday, June 11
Rain, Rain, Rain and more Rain, Rain, Rain
Another Thursday Night game, another Rain out at Roselawn. Shocking!!!!! Chiefs get back in action on Sunday at Lakota West Freshman Field at 2:00 pm against the Talons for the rubber match. Wear Green Tops and White Pants.

Sunday, June 14
Broken Record???

Chiefs show up on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Lakota West to play the Talons and wouldn't you know it, Mother Nature showed up also. Again. Damn rainout. This sucks. Mother Nature needs to move futher south or something.

Next game is Thursday night and you know what that means. Watch the weather channel before the game.

Be prepared for games to be showing up at the last minute as we start to make up all these damn rainouts.



Friday, June 19
Chiefs use Extra Frame to Win CRC Opener

After 4 straight weeks of rainouts, the Chiefs finally had some luck fall on them as their diamond was the open field for the night. So they cruise to the Lawn to do battle with the Cincinnati Hawks. Hawks seeing the field for the first time on Thursday were looking to make some noise. So after some at home plate rule changes, things were ready. Chiefs open up and go right after the Hawks pitcher as Wes singles with 2 outs and moves to 3rd on Spottz single and sloppy defense by the Hawks. Both runners are left there as the third out in recorded. Terry trots to the bump and sends the Hawks right back in order. Robbie leads off the 2nd inning via Ricky Henderson and sends the first pitch towering over the left field wall for the 1-0 lead. Stone keeps the heat on until the 3rd as the hawks resort to bunting to get on and the Chiefs show some infield rust and give up 2 runs. Chiefs tie up the game in the 4th via walks. Spottz leads off the 5th with a triple and scores on Aicheles grounder to 2nd that is booted. Hawks tie it up in the home half as a PB and a throwing error plate a run. Lefty settles down and pitches out of the jamb. Chiefs keep putting runners on but come up with nothing as we strand a small tribal nation on the bases. Hawks get the leadoff man on in the 6th and gets picked at first.  A one out double in the 7th, a PB puts the guy on third. Third pitch the squeeze is snuffed out by a mile at home for the 2nd out and a 'K' finishes the inning. Ward walks to lead off the 8th, Dan runs, Anthony walks, Dami walks, Conner hits a FC to score Dan as the Chiefs again leave men in base but take the lead. Anthony comes in to record the 1-2-3 save as the Chiefs win 4-3 in 8 innings. Chiefs come away with a good win, a little sloppy at times but only playing games will cure that problem.

The Tribe heads to the hills of Southeastern Ohio to do battle with an old foe in the Chillicothe Capitals. Game time is 1:30 with the second right after. Should be a good test for the guys. Wear white pants and bring both your black and white tops.



Saturday, June 20
Chiefs Split with the Capitals

The Chiefs took a small hunting party to the hills of Chillicothe on Saturday to play a pair with the Capitals of the Tri-State Collegiate League and to see some of Ohio's finest upstanding citizens. Yup, they have prisons down there and lots of them. Game 1 sees Stone take the hill and basically take care of business as we finish in an 1hr 30 min. Chiefs score three runs on 7 hits. Caps muster out 3 hits never really threatened in the game.

Game 2 was a complete 180 for the Chiefs. Now down to 10 players plus a pitcher, we are the ones being shut down. Chillicothe goes to work on Stang as the defense has a bit of sloppiness to it. The bats also went silent, maybe the guys in the prison yard ran off with them when we were eating hot dogs. Chilli cruises to a 6-2 win as we finish in about an 1hr 45 min and start to pack and head for home.

Good test for the newly rebuilt team as there are plenty of games to play in the month of July. We'll fix it.



Tuesday, June 23
Chiefs go pee pee at Alumni Field

The Chiefs rolled into Joyce Park to pick back up the SWOL action. Tonights opponent would be the Tri-State Rangers. As usual, Ken Brown assembles a very solid team. Matter of fact, they beat the Joes on Sunday from the Great Lakes League. So they are feeling good about themselves. Well, the Scalpers promptly pin 2 runs on them right away as their smiles are wiped away. Big Lefty trots to the dirt pile and leaves 2 runners standing out in the sun. Once again, the story of the young season for the Chiefs is leaving base runners. 9 runners left on base and untimely hitting is a package for doom. Chiefs plate another run in the 6th to go up 3-0. Big Lefty runs out of juice and the bullpen kinda sputters along as we give up 5 unanswered runs to the Rangers. Why? Good question, no clue why. In the 9th, we just pack up and go home. Rangers get a big birthday gift from the Chiefs with a pretty bow from the base umpire. We'll try again on Thursday night at beautiful Hille Field.



Saturday, June 27
2 games in a Row for the CRC

Your Cincinnati Chiefs played their 5th straight game of the year and it was nice out for a change. New comer Receptions were the target tonight as the Boys in Orange were a little on the pissed off side after Tuesday night performance. They look to hit the ground running and quickly put a runner on 3rd but leave him there. Damn here we go again with base runners. Another small Army left out there tonight. Newbi Mike Roe takes the pearl and does his job getting the Squad back to the plate quick. 2nd frame see the Chiefs start to turn it up a bit as we plate two runs on walks, errors and a 3b by Stone. Kyle returns to the hill for some work and the zeros stay in tack throught the 3rd inning. Chiefs leave runners and more runners. Newbie Dan throws a scoreless 4th but does leave a tatoo on one batter. 5th inning sees the team plate another run as Zaidel singles and steals 2nd and scores on Robbie's double. Now Stang is out on the bump and goes 1-2-3 and gets a broken bat for his efforts. Aicheles finishes up the game as the lone run for the complaining Receptions is scored on a lazy fly ball the squirts the other way. 7th inning sees the Chiefs plate 4 runs at will to win the game 7-1.

The Redmen are back at it on Saturday at 1:00 pm at Roselawn # 1 against the Kettering Royals in 9 innings. Then Cheviot comes knocking after that for a 7 inning contest. Should be an interesting test for the squad and the staff. We will be rocking in the Black Tops and White Pants, bring your green tops also.



Sunday, June 28
Chiefs put 2 More ' W's ' in the Column

After some last minute schedule changes, the Chiefs got in 16 innings on Saturday at Roselawn. Game 1 saw the renewal of the Highway Challenge with the Kettering Royals of the MVABL in Dayton. Stonie takes the hill for the wigwamers. Again he is lights out for 8 innings giving up 3 hits, a BB and fanning 9 metal bat Royals. The Chiefs saw their offense show up and pound the ball for the first time this season as they put up 3 runs in the first, 3 in the 4th, 1 in the 5th, 2 in the 7th and 1 more in the 8th for a 10-0 whipping of the Royals. Conner, Stone and Anthony have multi hits days to pace the offense. Best part was the game was over in 2hr 15 minutes.

Game 2 saw Cheviot come knocking but without a full team. So the Chiefs being nice guys, contray to belief of most teams, lend a body to get the game started. Mike Roe toes the rubber for the Chiefs in his second rehab start of the week and shuts them down 1-2-3. Oakes gets out of jambs in both innings of work. Roe goes out for his 3rd inning of work and after recording the first two outs, starts to run out of gas as Cheviot roughs him up for 4 runs. So the bullpen is summoned as Stang trots out there and strikes out the batter for the 3rd out. Sensing that Coach is pissed off a little, the Chiefs offense decides to pull their heads out of their butts and bats around on Cheviot. Scoring 7 runs 3 hits, a few walks and some errors. Stang continues his perfect work in relief retiring 7 straight Cheviot hitters. A few more hits by the Tribe but they get nothing until the 6th. Tatoo Dan throw a scoreless 6th as insurance is plating with 3 more runs as Anthony seals the 7th for a 10-4 win. Chiefs push their record to 8-3 heading into the 4th of July Tournament this week. Zaidel, Stone and Ferone have a multi hit game this go around as the offense is showing signs of life.

Next up is Yorkville on Wednesday night at 8:00 pm at Alumni Field in game 1 of the Tourney.



Saturday, July 4
4th of July Tourney Updates

The Chiefs will once again take part in the Tri-State Rangers Wooden Bat 4th of July Tournament. 8 teams will desend upon Alumni Field over 5 days to battle it out.

POOL A                                                             POOL B

Rangers  2-0                                                    Chiefs  3 - 0

Flames   2 - 0                                                   Champions   2 - 1

Royals     0 - 3                                                   Yorkville   1 - 2

Talons    2 - 1                                                    Tenn. Blue Devils   0 - 3

 

Wednesday will see your Cincinnati Chiefs play their old friends from Yorkville Ind for the first time since opening day of 2007. First pitch will be at 8:00pm. This is sure to be a dandy game between the two clubs. Thursday the Chiefs will break from the Tourney to fulfill their CRC league night at 8:45pm against the Redsox at Roselawn. Friday we rest. Saturday at 11:00 am , we will play the Blue Devils followed by Champions at 2:00 pm. If the Chiefs go 3-0 or 2-1 they move on to Sunday anything else, we go drink beer and shot off fireworks. What a great test for a rebuilt team this year.



Wednesday, July 8
Opening Game of 4th of July Tourney
On Wednesday night at Joyce Park, the Chiefs opened up Pool B play in the 4th of July Tourney. Their opponents would be Yorkville, Ind for the first time since opening day of 2007. Chiefs win the coin toss and send Lefty to the mound. A single and 2 k's and we are back in the dugout.  Chiefs go quitely also as the Yorkville pitcher is up to the task. Lefty puts the hammer down as he is getting lose and starts to blow Yorkville away. Chiefs find the plate in the 3rd as Dami singles, Zaidel singles and Stone singles for the 1-0 lead. Nothing for Yorkville as Brian is now humming on the mound. Chiefs put up 2 more in the 5th on 2 walks and Seegers 2b for a 3-0 lead. 2 more runs in the 6th as Reeds 2b, move to 3rd and scores on an error at first, Simpson soon follows for a 5-0 lead as the Chiefs win behind Brians 2 hit shutout. So game 1 is down, 2 more to reach the finals. Chiefs play the CRC league tomorrow night at 8:45 pm at Roselawn, then rest on Friday and play 2 on Saturday.

Wednesday, July 8
Chiefs bury the Redlegs
Tongight the Chiefs saw another new team for the Thursday night league in the RedSox. Not real  sure where they came from but after 5 innings, they might want to return to their original league.  Chiefs put a 12-0 butt whoopin' on them as we finish in 5 innings. The Pitching Staff gives up 2 hits in the 5th just to let the Sox have some margin of satisfaction on the night. The guys enjoy an off day on Friday and then hit the diamond at 11:00 am back in the 4th of July Tourney. Champions is up first and then Tennessee.

Wednesday, July 8
Chiefs hit the Semi Finals

The first game of the day would see the Chiefs take on Champions Baseball Academy. Stone is giving the ball and told to go get 'em. The Tribe wins the coin flip and off we go. First guy singles, steals 2nd and is left at 3rd to end that problem. Chiefs let the Champions Stud walk us to first as he has no clue about strikes. Champions goes in order in the 2nd as the Chiefs plate 2 runs in the bottom half. Again walks, Seeger walks, Stone hits an FC, Reeds hits an FC,  steals 2nd, Eagle walks, an error for Dami, Zaidel singles home Reeds, another walk to Connor brings home Eagle for a 2-0 lead. Champions get zip again. Chiefs plate another in the 5th via walks and hits batters and one more in the 6th via walks and hits batters for a final of 4-0. Champions cries that we only recorded one hit and that we got lucky. No boys, we just know not to swing at bad pitches. Maybe for $900.00 you would learn to be better disciplined at the plate and your pitchers would know how to throw strikes. So the Chiefs throw their second straight shutout, an expensive one for Champions as we lock up the #1 seed in pool B.

Game 2 pits the guys against Tennessee. Looking for their first win in pool play, they come out firing and talking crap at us. The pitchers lock up in a duel until the 3rd as the Chiefs find the plate behind a walk to Simpson, Dami singles and Zaidel's ground ball scores Simpson. 4th inning sees Roe get roughed up for a 2 run shot to left as Casey is summoned from the pen to stop that crap. Chiefs get back both runs and one to take a 4-2 lead on a 1b by Seeger, BB to Zac, Eagles bunt single, Simpson hits a SAC fly, Dust walks, Zaidel hits a 2 run single in the 4th. Casey gets going and just blows away the Blue Devils batters as the whining and crying is now getting loud. Chiefs finish up the game and go 3-0 in pool play. Now we wait for pool A to finish.



Wednesday, July 8
Sunday's Follies at Joyce Park

The Chiefs were the 2nd game of the Day in the Semi Finals at Alumni Field. The Rangers won earlier and were awaiting the winner of the Talons/Chiefs. Big Lefty gets the call for service and as usual is in command. Despite the umpire behind the plate and his best efforts to screw up the game, the Chiefs pitch their 3rd shut out of the Tourney winning 3-0. So the stage is set for the Finals at 5:00 as the Chiefs will battle the host Rangers.

Well a small army of well rested pitchers, players in different uni's and some other back door moves allow the Rangers to set in the drivers seat. The Chiefs quickly put 2 runs on the board and are going for more but two guys have other plans for the day. Kyle may not have his fastball working but 3 times strike three is called ball three in the 2nd and when batters are giving one more swing, nothing good comes about. The Chiefs are defending from their shoulders to their shoe laces at the plate as this game goes beyond crazy. After 5 innings of this crap we are ready to go as the Bulter County trio are all smiles.

Oh well, back to the grind on Tuesday against Yorkville.



Friday, July 10
Chiefs win but not pretty
On Tuesday, the Chiefs gathered at Brandon Phillips Field to battle Yorkville.  Well this game was full of excitement as each team showing signs of being worn out after the Tournament. The Tribe strings some hits together and hang on to win 4-3 on the night. Not pretty but a win is a win. Hope we feel better on Thrusday, CoBalts come a knockin'.

Friday, July 10
Repeat of Last Year
The Chiefs and CoBalts meet on Thursday night for the first time this year and damn if we didn't get the same result as last year. Maybe one more hit total and a lot less strike out. Balts string 2 hits together and an error to score the lone run. Both teams hit the ball hard all night but every time you looked up, somebody was there with a glove. Chiefs come 2 feet short of tieing the game up in the top of the 7th as Seeger is thrown out at home on the error at second.  For the second straight night, the Chiefs so no sign of life on the field as guys have bad ab's against a pitcher throwing fastballs and saying here it is, hit it, not hustling on plays and converations about things not baseball related in the field. Dugout falls asleep in the 3rd as snoring was heard on the first base side of the field. Not real sure what we are concerned about right now but on Friday night, either show up ready to play and leave all the b.s. at home or don't show up at all. The Sox will put an ass whoppin' on us like we haven't seen should we decide play like this again.

Saturday, July 11
Chiefs Edge the Sox
The Chiefs traveled North last night to Beavercreek to do battle with the Beavercreek Sox of the MVABL.  The Sox sporting new threads and a full squad manned up and agreed to swing the lumber instead of toy bats. So the game begins as the Chiefs are really short handed again. Sox use small ball and speed to get their first run across the plate on Roe. Chiefs go quitely for 3 innings as the Sox build a 2 run lead. Chiefs get 1 back in the 4th as Connor walks, steals second and scores on Anthony's piss rod down third. The Sox go right back out and get the run back as they are getting on base but not hitting the ball hard. Chiefs finally have enough and turn the bats loose as we plate 3 runs to take a 4-3 lead. Stone comes on and blows the Sox away. Chiefs add a big insurance run in the 9th. Sox start a small rally in the bottom of the 9th as the Tribe gives up one run but Stone snuffs out the rally as the batter is caught looking for strike 3. Chiefs walk away with a 5-4 win against a very talented young Sox team. So now we enjoy a few days off thanks in part to Clermont bagging us today, forfit and rest up to jump back into the schedule on Tuesday against the Talons at 6:15 at West Chester Baseball Complex.

Thursday, July 16
Chiefs Pluck the Talons

The Chiefs returned to action on Tuesday night at dried up WCBO for a 9 inning affair with the Talons. Lefty toes the bump for the Tribe and makes short work of the birds in the 1st. Chiefs do something different in the first inning and give lefty some run support. We score 3 runs on 7 BB and a FC. The guys plate 2 more in the 2nd, though this time we hit the ball. Lefty throws 5 strong innings giving up 2 hits and fanning 8 batters. Chiefs add another in the 5th to go up 6-0 as the game is now in hand. Talons chirp in a run in the 6th on 2 errors in the inning but Cody stops the damage. Add 2 more runs in the 7th as Anthony throws the final 3 innings as the Chiefs win 8-1. The Chiefs offense was very disciplined for having been off for three days and the running game is getting better each time out. A nice appearance tonight by a former Chief as Kenny Owens suited up and trotted down to Coach first base and talked with the guys a little.

Chiefs are back at it on Thursday night at 8:45 at Hille Field against Cheviot and on Friday night at 8:45 at Hille Field against Clermont.



Friday, July 17
Chiefs Bust out the Sticks on Cheviot
The Cincinnati Chiefs traveled down to Hille last night to tangle with Cheviot. After some waiting around for Cheviot players it was go time. The Pats string 3 hits together in the 1st to go up 1-0. Mike than settles in and shuts down the Pats offense as the Chiefs start to work the pitcher. In the 4th, the Chiefs plate 2  runs to go up 2-1. The 5th sees the wheels fall off the Cheviot wagon as the Chiefs send 10 batters to the plate and walk away with 7 runs to go up 9-1. Andrew Bradley makes his return to the mound and gives up a single and then strikes out the side. Good to see Catfish throwing some smoke again. Both teams score 1 run in the last frame as the Tribe walks away with a 10-2 victory. Everybody does there part tonight as the offense and defense were in synch with the pitching staff. Chiefs are back at it tonight at Hille Field at 8:45 against the Clermont Zaps.

Sunday, July 19
Chiefs watch as Clermont has a Temper Tantrem
Chiefs showed back up at Hille Field for the late game again to do battle with the kids from Clermont. After getting a front row seat for the first game fireworks and the scene in the parking, I guess it was our turn. Zac gets the nod from the skipper to toe the bump. Things start well for the Chiefs but an error and a single almost put us in trouble until a grounder back to the mound lets us go the dugout. Chiefs bats are a little sluggish in the first thanks in part to the Zap pitcher and a goofy slow ball. Again the Chiefs give Clermont a free baserunner but nothing comes of it. In the 2nd our bats wake up as we score 2 runs on some timely singles and walks. The guys give one back in the 3rd as this game is starting to sound like a kindergarten arguement between Clermont and the home plate umpire. In the 4th we give them the lead on some bonehead plays as the game is getting out of hand now. The Chiefs go out and get both runs back in the bottom half of the inning. 5th inning sees the circus come to town as the Umpires call "infield fly rule, batter is out". Okay, we drop the fly ball at 2nd, runners are moving, so we throw to second for a force out. No force out there but the runner leaves second and walks back to first for whatever reason and we tag him out, third out, we bat now. The Zaps go crazy along with there lone fan as he is pitched. Chiefs plate two more runs to go up 6-3, enter the 6th inning. Seeger comes onto pitch but never throws a pitch. First batter for Clermont comes to the plate but seems to have an identity crisis with the homeplate umpire. Words are exchanged and exchanged and then he is thrown out of the game. More words from this kid and he is told to leave the field or his team will forfit. Acting like a tough guy, he refuses to, so the umpire calls a forfit as all hell breaks lose now. So the night finishes with the Chiefs winning via forfit, one dumbass costing his entire team a game and the rest of their season and proving nothing for his actions. What a night. Chiefs are back at it tomorrow at Roselawn at 2:00 pm against the Sox for the 2nd game of the 3 game series.

Sunday, July 19
Chiefs fan the Sox

On Saturday the Beavercreek Sox came calling on the Tribe. Sporting big numbers and some new faces, they seemed determined to lay one on us. Not so fast boys, Lefty is working today. Sox get the leadoff man to third but leave him there. BC walks, steals second, steals third and scores on a throwing error by the catcher as the next 3 batters whiff in order. Lefty is mowing the Sox down as the guys start to give him some run support as we plate 3 in the 3rd to go up 4-0. One in the 4th and 2 in the 5th put us up 7-0 as Brian throws 6 solid innings of 2 hit 11 K ball. Cody records 2 innings of work giving up the first run of the day but settles down as Stone closes things up letting the Sox have another run so they have something to feel good about on the ride home. Chiefs win 7-2 as we run our record to 20-5 on the year.

So a little rest as the Flames come calling on Tuesday at Testermann Park at 6:15pm and then a whole slew of games leading up to the start of the City on Sunday. Ah, the baseball grind kicks into high gear now.



Wednesday, July 22
Great Effort
Last night the Chiefs traveled over to newly built Testermann Park for a 7 inning contest with the Flames. Stone gets the call to do work. First inning sees the Chiefs use a BC walk, Zaidel's bunt single moves him to 3rd as Rob hits into a great DP on the first pitch, scoring BC. Terry retires the first 7 batters, then an error and a bad pitch see us go down 2-1 in the 3rd. Flames add 2 more in the  4th inning to be up 4-1.  Chiefs decide to go into shut down mode as the game is wrapped up in an 1hr 30 min plus change. What a great team effort on our part. Probably one of the most piss poor group of guys that I have ever seen get prepared for a game. To many guys showing up at the last minute, eating food in the dugout, toying around with cell phones and just a lack of desire to play. Get your asses to the field and get ready to play or don't bother showing up because the this half ass effort out of a hand full of guys is getting old. Come ready to play on Thursday at Hille or this will be the last game for some of you.

Friday, July 24
Stranger Things have Happened

Chiefs take a rainout in the first game last night and then a forfeit win in the second game without ever showing up. WOW!!!

 Tonight the musical diamond has finished spinning as we will now be playing at 8:45 pm at Hille Field. Better bring extra baseballs to this one.



Friday, July 24
City Tournament Handout

The City Tournament paperwork has arrived finally. Go to the handout folder and click on the City Tournament file to view game times and locations. This year only 8 teams will be playing. There will be 2 pools of 4 teams each.

Pool A                                                                 Pool B

CoBalts                                                               Naturals

Creds                                                                  Chiefs

Yorkville                                                             Patriots

Nutz                                                                    Royals

Top 2 teams from each pool will advance to the Semi's Winners Bracket on Wednesday at 7:00 pm which are 9 inning affairs, bottom two teams move to the Challengers Bracket at Hille Field for 7 inning contests. Winners of Semi's move to City Finals Winners bracket on Friday at 7:00 pm at Roselawn in 9 innings. Challengers Bracket winners also move to Roselawn at 7:00 pm for a 7 inning contest. Winner of City gets a Trophy and Automatic Bid to the NABF Regional Aug 6-9 in Cincinnati.

Your hard fightin' Chiefs open up on Sunday at 12:45 pm on Roselawn 1 against the Top Seeded Naturals and bounce right back at 3:30 pm against Cheviot. On Monday, the Chiefs play game 3 of the pool at 8:45 pm on Roselawn 2 against the Royals. Oh this is going to be fun. Just for added excitment, during this Tournament, the Chiefs will travel to Portland Indiana and open up the World Baseball Congress pool play on Thursday at 7:45 pm against the Decatur Dirty Birds. And people say we don't play a tough schedule.



Tuesday, July 28
Game 1 DONE

This game is not even worth writing about, go read the box score for the stats.

Next game is Tuesay at 6:30 pm at Roselawn #1, I think against Cheviot and than we stroll over to Roselawn # 2 at 8:45 against the Naturals. Wear White Pants and Black Tops against Cheviot and Green Tops against the Naturals.



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Rain at Lunch equals No Game
Thursday, July 30
Somebody do a Sunshine Dance or something

Hello friends of the feather, here is the latest on your Chiefs from a soggy location. On Tuesday the Chiefs returned to action in the City Tournament at Roselawn against Cheviot. Chiefs had a nice welcoming gift for Cheviot as Shawn Aicheles returned to the staff and took the ball.  Well folks, he did not disappoint as Aich throws a complete game 3 hitter for the win. It took some time but the Tribe finally got to Cheviot's pitcher in the 4th for 2 runs as BC leads off with a 3b to right followed by back to back 2b's by Ward and Seeg's. Reeds leads off with a 2b to right and scores on Dami's single and then BC delivers the big blow, a 2 run oppo yard shot for the 5-0 lead and the win.

So the Chiefs walk across the grass to Field # 2 to wait on that game to finish. The Naturals would be the final game in pool play. Both squads are sitting at 2-0 and battling for the top seed in the Semi's. For some weird reason the Naturals have a chip on their shoulder with us as they talk smack and don't bother to come out for ground rules and hand shakes. Okay. Chiefs go quitely in the 1st as Roe is sent to the bump. Naturals go real quite as Roe sits down the first 11 batters, walks 2 and then breaks his third bat of the night on a dribbler back to him. Chiefs work the Natural "Ace" for walks and come away with 2 runs. In the 4th we run him out of the game as we plate 3 more runs to go up 5-0. Time to empty the dugout as this game is over as the other side of the field gets real quite, until the 7th. Oh yeah, the whining and complaining start as the catcher is pitched, helmets fly all over, gates are slammed and some very colorful language is directed at the ump's and us for some reason.  So the pitching staff decided not to celebrate Christmas in July, instead they were in Grinch mood as only 5 total hits were mustered in pool play by the opposition.

Now we wait for all this rain to stop, maybe, and play the Semi Finals against the CoBalts. Winner moves onto the Finals and loser goes home. Chiefs trip to the World Baseball Congress now hangs in the balance of the weather. If we play on Friday and lose, we go to Portland. If play and win on Friday at 6:30 , then we play at 9:00 on Friday pending weather, again. If Mother Nature acts up and rains everything out, we play Saturday in Cincy and cancel Portland. Decisions, Decisions. Wow, that might be 10 games in 7 days, holy smokes.

Mother Nature, go to Texas, they are having a drought right now. Just leave!!!



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Not enough Sun to help Dry the fields.

Friday, July 31
The Latest Update

Okay, here we go for the last time about the City Tourney for 2009. All games scheduled for tonight have been cancelled due to the heavy rain that rolled through last night. The Winners Bracket Semi-Finals will move to Hille Field starting at 11:00 am. Yorkville vs. The Naturals followed by Chiefs vs. CoBalts at 2:00 pm. Winners from each game will then play at 5:00 pm to determine the City Champion. Challengers Bracket is being played at Brandon Phillips Field, thanks to Tim Oakes for arranging the use of the field. That was huge.

The Chiefs trip to Portland for the World Baseball Congress has been cancelled because of all the rain we got and the City Tourney not being over yet. The Chiefs will stay and finish the City. Maybe next year we can get over to it and play, as that would have been a good tourney right before the NABF Regionals.



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CITY CHAMPIONS
Sunday, August 2
Chiefs take Home the Hardware!!!!!!!!!!!

Welcome back friends of the feather as we celebrate the Chiefs run through the City Tournament. On Saturday, the skies cleared out and the sun shined down upon Hille Field as the Chiefs were finally able to play. So the Chiefs and the CoBalts would once again battle each other for the right to move onto the Finals. Since the Chiefs had to cancel their trip to Portland for the weekend, Coach tells all players with uniforms to get their butts to Hille for the game. The game turns into the usual good quick battle between the two clubs as Lefty takes the hill. After a slow start in the first, he settles down and retires 19 straight batters, racking up 12 K's and throwing the 4th straight shut out in the Tourney. CoBalts send Morgan to the hill as he also throws a great game keeping the Chiefs in line as we get to him for 2 runs. Connor hits a dinger to straight away center that bounce off the top of the fence and goes out.  The next ab he doubles and scores on Zaidel single as the 2 runs would be enough to hold the win for Brian as the Chiefs move on to the Finals against Yorkville. Tip of the bill to Tom Taylor and Mike Hatfield for taking the Balts on an undefeated regular season run this year as they become the victim of roster drought at the end. Been there and know how that feels.

So the finals see the Chiefs and Yorkville hook up for the 4th time this season.  Cheifs win the flip and Stone trots to the bump. Looking to match his counterpart of earlier, Terry sets Yorkville down in order.  Chiefs bust out of the gate as Whitt goes yard for a 2 run shot, Spottz scores on an error as the Chiefs plate 3. Stonie strikes out the side with an error in between and works out of a jamb in the 3rd inning. Whitt singles in the 3rd as Spottz crushes on to RC for a 2 run bomb as Chiefs go up 5-0. Yorkville stops the scoreless inning streak in the 4th as they get to Terry for 2 runs.  The Tribe keeps hitting the Yorkville starter around as Stone buckles down to pitch 7 strong innings. Chiefs plate 4 more runs for insurance as Chapman leads of the 6th with a screaming rocket to right for a solo dinger and 4 singles plate 3 more runs to go up 9-2. The bullpen steps in and slams the door on Yorkville as the Chiefs go onto win 9-2.  Chiefs stand tall at home as they welcome the CITY TOURNAMENT TROPHY back to the stable and secure an NABF Regional Bid. It has been 10 years in the waiting. Connor and Whitt take home the MVP Trophies. Chiefs pitching staff throws 4 shut outs, 42 K's, 29 consecutive scoreless innings, 34 total. The offense picked the right time to emerge as we blast 5 dingers in the Tourney and show smarts at the plate with 26 walks. The defense played the best they all year as they only committ 2 errors during the Tourney.  The Coaching Staff couldn't have asked for anymore out the team than what they did as the season has been an uphill climb from the word go. Congratulations Chiefs on a job well done, now the bar is going to be raised as 7 others very talented teams will descend upon Roselawn on Thursday night to begin the battle for the shot to go to Louisville and the NABF World Series.



Thursday, August 6
Regionals Are Set

Alright everybody in Wahoo Land, here are the 2009 NABF Cincinnati Regionals Pairings for Pool Play. Pool A will consist of Yorkville #1, Portland Rockets #2, Detroit Jet Box #3 and the Louisville RiverRats #4.  Pool B has Cincinnati Chiefs #1, Cincinnati CoBalts #2, Xenia Trophy #3 and Frankfurt Sweathogs #4.

Thursday Round 1

Yorkville 0 vs Portland 8    R#1                        Chiefs 3 vs CoBalts 2     R#2

Jet Box 2 vs Rats  0    R #1                              Xenia 9 vs Sweathogs 3    R#2

Friday Round 2

Portland vs Rats @ 1:00pm R#1                  CoBalts vs Sweathogs @ 1:00 pm R#2

Yorkville vs Jet Box @ 3:30 R#1                 Chiefs vs Xenia   @ 3:30pm R #2

Friday Round 3

Rats vs Yorkville @ 6:00 pm R#1               Chiefs vs Sweathogs @ 6:00pm R#2

Portland vs Jet Box  @ 8:30pm R#1           CoBalts vs Xenia  @ 8:30pm R#2

 

On Saturday the top 2 teams from each pool advance to the Semi's starting at 1:00pm and going at it for 9 innings to determine the Finals which start at 4:00 pm. Winner goes to Louisville everyone else packs it in until next year. So grab your coolers and lawn chairs and head for Roselawn to root the Chiefs onto victory and a trip to Louisville.

 



Friday, August 7
Chiefs and CoBalts have at it for 9 innings

This is why we play. For the 3rd straight year, the Chiefs and the CoBalts meet in the first round of the NABF Regionals. As in years past and season past, for some reasons these games are very damn exciting. No different this time. Chiefs win the coin flip and see that the starting pitcher and catcher for us have not arrived. So Stone gets loose really fast and heads for the hill. 1st inning is quite for the Balts, Chiefs strand 2 runners. CoBalts get on the board in the 2nd 1-0 as the Chiefs are slow to get moving. Shawn takes over in the 3rd and starts getting into a grove. Chiefs find the scoreboard in the 4th as Whitt reaches on an error and scores on BC double. Spotts hits a 3b to lead off the 5th and scores on Robby's sac fly to go up 2-1. CoBalts keep charging hard and tie the game up in the 7th. Now the teams are really fighting as CoBalts heads to the bullpen. Again Chiefs put the winning run on 3rd but leave him there. Balts put a runner on 2nd in the 9th but come up empty. Ahh the fun. BC walks, Joey walks as Spottz smokes a single to left to score the winning run for a 3-2 final. Great game by both clubs for the opening round of the NABF. Things should only become more exciting as both clubs battle on Friday.

Chiefs play at 3:30 against Xenia and at 6:00 pm against the Sweathogs. We will be in Green and Gray both games.



Friday, August 7
Chiefs Arrive in the Semi Finals

Game 2 of Pool Play was a repeat of last season as the Chiefs played Xenia Trophy Sports. Only difference this time was the score was a bit more lopsided. Stang takes the hill and gives up a leadoff single but retires the next batters in a row. That would be the only hit of the day for Xenia as Stang and the bullpen throw a 1 hit shut out over 5 innings as the mercy rule is in effect. Chiefs find the plate early for a 1-0 lead. 2nd inning sees 10 batters go to the dish and come away with 6 runs. 3 more runs in the 3rd and 3 in the 4th brings the total to 13-0. Chiefs pound out 14 hits in this lopslided affair.

Game 3 the Chiefs welcomed their old buddies from Swallowfield. Anthony is summoned to the mound and throws 5 innings of 2 hit baseball. Chiefs hit the ground hard and fast as this game is over in the 2nd with a 10-0 lead. 1 more is added in the 3rd for good measure as the Chiefs cruise to an 11-0 win. Chiefs go 3-0 through pool play as the watch the last game of the night to see who the opponent is for Saturday.



Tuesday, August 18
Chiefs run into Jet Box

The Semi finals would see the Chiefs tangle with Jet Box of Detroit. Chiefs waste no time as BC doubles to left, moves to 3rd on Rogers sac bunt and scores on Spottz ground out. Lefty is given the ball. A walk to the leadoff man and a pop fly homer to the second guy gives Jet Box the 2-1 lead. Both pitchers settle in for the 2nd. Chiefs put 4 runs on the board in the 3rd as Dami reaches on an error, BC hits a FC, Rogers walks, Spottz singles, Whitt singles, Chappy doubles, Ward singles as the Chiefs go up 5-2. Jet Box gets 1 run back in the 3rd as Lefty works out of a jamb in the 5th as the Chiefs squander a few golden shots at scoring more runs. The 7th sees Brian run out of gas as Jet Box scores 4 unanswered runs to go up 7-5. Chiefs have runners on the corners in the 8th but get nothing. Jet Box threatens in the bottom half but an ill advised stolen base closes the inning. Chiefs are down to their last AB as Rogers reaches on error, Spottz k's, 1 out. Whitt singles, Chappy singles to load the bases. Stone pinch hits and gets a ground ball to score Rogers, 2 outs. Next batters waves at ball four to end the season for the Chiefs. Chiefs hand Jet Box a nice win as they go on to win the Regionals and the World Series.

So that is a wrap on the summer. Nice job this year going 30-7, winning the City Tournament and playing good baseball all summer long. Hope to see everyone next summer as we will no doubt make another run at the NABF and defend our City Title and surely have some interesting happenings along the way.



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