Sweetgrass Pediatrics: Welcome
Tuesday, November 3
Sweetgrass Pediatrics closed out the Fall 2009 regular season with a 17-4 win over Blanton Financial in a 5 inning, mercy rule shortened contest Monday night. It was a total team effort offensively as every member of the team had at least one hit, while Sweetgrass batted around in 2 out of the 5 innings. Sweetgrass was led by Brian Bunn. Bunn finished the game 4 for 4, with a Homerun and 3 RBI. Dave Boylston, Andrew Knight and Wes Knight all went 3 for 4. Andrew Knight earned the win on the mound, filling in for Rip Ruopoli, who was exiled to Isreal for a week as punishment for a recent incident. Knight went the complete game walking none. The win locked Sweetgrass into 2nd Place in the Monday Night Conference and puts them in the Division 1 League Tournament. They open up next Monday in an opening round game against St.Andrews, who finished in 3rd Place in the Wednesday Night Conference. If Sweetgrass is victorious in Game 1, they will face arch-rival, Mt.Pleasant Auto, in the semifinals of the winner's bracket immediately following game 1.
Tuesday, October 27
Sweetgrass split a doubleheader Monday night against two teams they are battling in the standings. Game one started off like it was going to be a slug fest. Sweetgrass began with 3 runs in the top of the first inning, highlighted by a 2 run homerun by Brandon Curran. The Steelers then answered in the bottom half of the inning with a 6 run outburst. After that, pitcher Rip Ruopoli settled down and did not allow another run until the Steelers scratched 1 run across in the bottom of the seventh. By then, it was too little, too late. Sweetgrass put together a solid offensive effort to win 13-7. Curran had a monster game for Sweetgrass, going 4 for 4 with 3 homeruns and 6 RBI. John Swanson also had a big game, going 4 for 4 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI.
In game 2, Sweetgrass just could not put together a big inning. They were still in the game until the end though. The game was back and forth throughout until Mt.Pleasant Bagel put up 4 runs in the top of the seventh to take the lead 13-9 and eventually won the game by the same score. Todd Hurteau had the big game in this one, going 2 for 3 with a 3 run homerun and 4 RBI, while Brandon Curran added another homerun and 2 RBI. Rookie Brian Bunn also had a solid game, going 3 for 3 with 2 RBI. The doubleheader split moves Sweetgrass’ record to 5 – 2 and keeps them in 2nd place, with a chance to lock up the number 2 seed in the season finale next Monday night against Blanton Financial Group.