Milford Predators Softball: Welcome
Sunday, May 21
Milford, CT (5/21/2017) The Predators continued their downward spiral of offensive futility by dropping a big goose egg while allowing the most runs ever scored in a single inning against them. It would be an epic afternoon of the wrong kind today as the Predators dropped a 34-0 decision in just 3 innings of play.
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Saturday, May 13
Milford, CT (5/7/2017) The Predators looked to get on track as they took on Pit Stop under threatening skies at Platt Tech field. It was not to be.
Continuing from their previous game, the Predators were unable to generate any offense. In a rare shutout game, the Predators came a few feet of scoring a run, when in the 3rd inning Todd Slade was thrown out at the plate on a very good throw from Pit Stop's left fielder. The Predators had very few base runners, the majority coming off of walks. Pit Stop finished the Predators off 14-0.
GAME NOTES: The Predators managed to draw 6 walks and only 3 hits in a truly weak offensive effort. Barry Kresen extended his "injury free" streak to 3 games, although he expressed some back pain during the post-game review at Bella Napoli. Post game pizza included Cheese, Meat Substance (bacon and meatball), Pepperoni, and Mushroom and Sausage (crumbled), washed down with an ample increment of beer.
Tuesday, May 2
Milford, CT (4/30/2017) The Predators faced off this afternoon against the strongest hitting team in the league - playing Jim's Plumbing at Platt Tech Field. Although the Predators jumped out to a lead in the top of the first, they were buried by Jim's Plumbing from that point on.
After electing to be the visiting team, the Predators were immediately productive on offense in the top of the 1st. Mike Ranilla led off with a double and Todd Slade singled. Daryle Graf followed with a single to score Ranilla, and later King Carl Malinosky singled to drive Slade home, giving the Predators a 2-0 lead. Unfortunately that lead would only hold for a few short minutes, as Jim's Plumbing ripped 9 hits, including a triple and home run to assume an 11-2 lead after just 1 inning. The Predators would only put up 2 more hits and 11 plate appearances, losing 17-2 after just 4 innings of play.
GAME NOTES: This was the scond week in a row the Predators took an early lead, only to let it evaporate quickly. King Carl Malinosky threw a lot of strikes, yielding only 1 walk, however giving up 19 hits in just 4 innings. The Predators have been outscored by Jim's Plumbing 31-5 over the past 2 seasons. The Predators lost 9-7 to Jim's Plumbing back in 2015. Barry Kresen did not get injured for the 2nd game in a row.
Thursday, April 27
Milford, CT (4/23/2017) The Milford Predators kicked of their 34th season at Foote Field against perennial foe Mayhem. With a minimal team of 10 players, the Predators set out to start their season on a strong note. While the game started off well, however things quickly fell apart in today's opening day loss.
The Predators and Mayhen each had a quick and scoreless first inning. After Mayhem was held in check in the top of the second, the Predators banged out 6 hits in the bottom of the second to take the early lead. "King Carl" Malinosky and Dain Runestad each singled to open the bottom of the 2nd. With one out Jake Ranilla dropped what should have been a single to left field (in his first at bat with the Predators.) Unfortunately King Carl was forced out at 3rd base on a strong throw from left field to render ranilla's would be hit as a "fielders choice". With 2 outs Barry Kresen singled to load the bases for Matt Kraynak. Kraynak drove the first pitch of the season he saw to deep left field for a three-run double giving the Predators a 3-0 lead.
Unfortunately for the Predators, they would not score again while Mayhem picked up 3 in the 3rd, 8 in the 4th and 8 in the 5th to take the game by mercy rule 19-3.
GAME NOTES: The Predator Outfield for today had a combined age of 215 years with Todd, Mike, Barry and Matt. Barry Kresen (and the rest of the team) remained healthy - no physical injuries reported. The mental state of the team was otherwise questionable, and thus the team moved on to the post game event for counseling.
Monday, August 22