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Red Scores First Win of CWBL Season

The 2011 CWBL Season got underway on June 25 at Bedford Park as Red topped Blue 5-1. While the charcoals on the grill for our traditional Opening Day BBQ were heating up, the Red team’s bats were already hot as two hitter Jess followed Yumi‘s leadoff walk with a double to left to give Red runners on second and third with no outs. Red starting pitcher Peggy Sue stepped up to the plate and stroked a single to knock in the first run of the season. After Red loaded the bases, Blue got two quick outs and looked to be out of the inning, but Morgan hit a two-run single in her first CWBL at bat. Red added two more runs in the second as Yumi and Jess belted back-to-back doubles.

Blue got on the board on the third with a two-out rally as Amy, Emily and Zoe all singled. The score was 5-1 after three innings and remained that way as Joelle and Jill each threw two scoreless innings for Blue and while Kristen and Heather did the same for Red. Heather continued the mound mastery she showed last season, striking out five batters in just two innings of work to close out the game for Red.

After their well-played game, the CWBL players joined their fans for some hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers and dessert at the BBQ. (When’s the last time that happened after an MLB game?) Thanks to all our fans who joined us for Opening Day.