The Wahoo’s of Royal Oak had the privilege of playing in a “Gatling Gun” style Tournament with 3 other Clubs on Sunday, 25 July. (Each team plays 2 innings in the field, and strikes 2 innings against each of the 3 other Clubs. Team with highest total of tallys wins.) The fine host team was the Northville Eclipse, who did a wonderful job of putting on this event. The Walker Tavern Wheels of Adrian, and the Welkins of Port Huron were the other very worthy opponents for the day.
Club participated in each contest. The Wahoo’s representatives did very well running the sacks,”Honest Jon” Van Hoek and “Splinter” Stein taking 2nd & 3rd very respectively in just over 17 seconds, only a tenth or 2, of a second off the lead !! “Spatz” Holman and “Mallet” Hauer did very well in the farthest hurl event. Huzzah to all, especially our 4 fine ballists !
tally, 15-14, had the chance to strike against the Wahoo’s in the 3rd to last inning, to increase their lead. The Wahoo’s got 3 hands down from the first 3 strikers, to end their scoring. Then on the very last inning of the Tournament, the Royal Oak Club would be striking against the Wheels with the match on the line. The leadoff striker reached 1st sack, thanks to the umpires safe ruling. The next striker hit a pop up to short right field, that was caught on a fine play by the 2nd sack tender, the runner on 1st sack was anticipating the hit to fall safely, and had a good lead off 1st as well. He was doubled off to complete a unfortunate 2 hands down play. The Wahoo’s got their next striker on first sack again, but the Tournament ended with a hurl to 1st, on a fine play on a fair-foul strike. The Wheels came away with a very hard fought, exciting victory, as well as winning the 2 Skills events.