The sun finally came out yesterday around 6:00 P.M., and I went out to watch the game between the Vienna (VA) Senators and the Santa Barbara Foresters. The Senators struck for 5 runs in the first, but the Foresters answered back with 4 of their own in the bottom of the first. The amazing thing about this game was the performance of Foresters relief pitcher Mike Ford. He came in with no outs in the first inning, after the Foresters starter could not get anybody out, and pitched a full 8 innings, only allowing 1 run! The Foresters pecked away and ended up winning 11-6, and looked very impressive in the process. The Senators used 6 pitchers in a desperate attempt to avoid falling into the loser's bracket, but it was not meant to be.
The rain has pushed 4 loser's bracket games into today, which were scheduled to be played yesterday. The 4 remaining undefeated teams include Santa Barbara, Springfield, Beatrice, and Seattle. The loser's bracket had 12 teams in it at the start of today's play. 4 loser's bracket games will be played today staring at 8:00 A.M., and then the 4 remaining undefeated teams play at 7:30 and 10:00 tonight.