Imperial Beach Girls softball Team goes all "Pink" as they play two games Saturday Night!
Oct 12, 2014 08:47PM
● By Paul Spear
They had two games scheduled in the same night to play the same team. Both games very exciting! Because it was two games against the same team in one night. The IB Girls were the visitors in the first game and home team.
The first game was a low scoring affair dominated by pitching and defense! The girls normally play 6 innings games but have an hour and a half time limit (90 minutes) to complete their games.
In the first game and playing as the visiting team, the Imperial Beach Girls were down 3 to 2 as the time clock suddenly became an issue. In the top half of the 5th inning, the IB Girls pulled ahead 5 to 3 with the clock running down on time. If both sides didn't get to bat in the 5th inning and time ran out, the score would have gone back to where it was at the end of the 4th inning and the IB Girls team would have lost 3 to 2.
So when the IB Girls pulled ahead 5 to 3 and with only one out and runners on second and third base, the manager had both girls leave base early so they would be called out. Of course they were and Imperial Beach went into the bottom of the 5th with a 5 to 3 lead.
The strategy by Imperial Beach's manager worked and the other team finished their at bat as time expired. the only problem was, the visitors scored 2 runs and the game ended in a 5 to 5 tie. However, if the Imperial Beach manager hadn't used that strategy, the score would have reverted back to 3 to 2 and Imperial Beach would have lost.
So in the end, the manager, turned a loss into a tie! He did an excellent job coming up with the idea. Although, when it happened, no one had an idea of what was going on.
The second game started at 7:30pm with the Imperial Beach Girls as the home team this time. Even though I was able to stay around and take photos of the game. I was promised that someone would email me the details but they either forgot or got busy. If we get an update, we will add it to the article.
Paul Spear, Editor