AAF-KC Sports Network Update
July 12, 2012
Posted by Kyle Rohde
Kansas City was abuzz Tuesday with anticipation for that evening's match ups on the ol' ball field. No, I'm not talking about the little event out at the K – this is AAF-KC Summer League Kickball week 2 people! In another strong evening of kickball, the Slayers emerged as an early season contender with a record of 2-1, narrowly losing to way-too-many-championships-in-a-row Los Hierros. But with five games left in the season before the tournament, it's anybody's league. Come out next Tuesday, July 17 to see week 3 action – games begin at 6 at Gillham Park, just a few blocks west of 39th & Main.
The Slayers 8 - VML 6
It was being called this century's David vs. Goliath — The Slayers (SHS - about 50 employees in the KC office) vs. VML (approximately 1 gazillion employees in their KC offices). VML underestimated SHS' bunting ability and was at times left wondering if SHS knew they were playing KICKball. SHS' strategy of walk more, run less paid off with an early 4-0 lead. VML kicked, chipped and even acquired a few international companies to get back in the game. But the SHS lead was too much going into the bottom of the sixth and VML couldn't quite close the gap.
The Slayers 6 - Los Hierros 7
After taking a few weeks off to study up on all of the competition, and fresh off the tragic loss of coach Matthew Collins to the state of Ohio, Los Hierros finally began their kickball season. Having not played yet, Los Hierros found themselves in a hole early on, plagued by injuries and errors. But in true, uh, Hierros fashion, a 5-1 deficit quickly turned into a 5-5 tie. The teams both tightened up on defense and SHS was threatening (to score, mind you) in the top of the 6th, but that was put to rest, with an incredible double play, and Los Hierros came out on top.
Rockets are Red 6 – I've Got 99 Problems but My Kick Ain't One 3
Rockets are Red (Barkley) came out strong in the first inning against I've Got 99 Problems but My Kick Ain't One, scoring 4 runs and holding 99 Problems scoreless. Second through fifth innings were relatively uneventful with two more runs by the Rockets and one for 99 Problems, who rallied in the top of the 6th to score 2 more runs, but the Rockets' quick and adept outfield was too much for the big legs of 99 Problems. Final score, Rockets are Red 6, T2 3.
Fowl Balls 6 – Pitches B' Crazy 2
The Fowl Balls (ER Marketing) weren't sure what to expect after their Jekyll/Hyde performance in game 1, but came out strong in their second game of the year. Kyle Rohde of the Fowl Balls tried to take off Pitches B' Crazy (Digital Evolution Group) team captain Lauren Johnson's head with a hard kick mid-game, but Johnson caught the ball for a big out. In the end, a big late inning push was too much for Pitches 'B Crazy, as the Fowl Balls prevailed 6-2.
[Photo Credit: VML via Facebook]
|2012 AAF-KC Kickball League: Week Two Standings|
|Goodwill Bunting (BR)||1||0||0||1.000|
|Los Hierros (Meers)||1||0||0||1.000|
|Fowl Balls (ER Marketing)||1||1||0||.500|
|Pitches B' Crazy (DEG)||1||1||0||.500|
|Rockets Are Read (Barkley)||1||1||0||.500|
|99 Problems (T2)||0||2||0||.000|
As a reminder, all games are open and free to the public. Grease the wheels on your rolling coolers and join us for the week 3 action on July 17th!