2010 final team statistics (13 games).
for individual team member stats, go to the players page.
team totals :
|4/13/10 vs p&p||1||19||.475||15||3||0||1||.625||20||.500||0|
|4/20/10 @ art||1||19||.528||14||4||0||1||.722||20||.556||0|
|5/4/10 @ ans||1||23||.535||17||4||0||2||.767||27||.628||0|
|5/11/10 @ bc||1||19||.487||14||3||1||1||.692||21||.538||0|
|5/17/10 vs ptm||1||24||.571||19||3||2||0||.738||24||.571||0|
|5/25/10 vs ans||1||20||.556||15||5||0||0||.694||21||.583||3|
|6/1/10 vs fi||1||23||.500||20||1||1||1||.630||26||.565||0|
|6/7/10 @ p&p||1||27||.628||25||2||0||0||.674||28||.651||2|
|6/8/10 vs art||1||15||.469||15||0||0||0||.469||18||.563||0|
|6/15/10 @ fi||1||17||.472||16||1||0||0||.500||20||.556||0|
|6/21/10 vs bc||1||11||.355||11||0||0||0||.355||14||.452||0|
|6/28/10 @ ptm||0||-||team||zoo||-||-||-||loses||by||forfeit||-|
|7/6/10 @ sptr||1||22||.564||18||3||1||0||.692||24||.615||0|
|7/13/10 vs sptr||1||11||.344||10||1||0||0||.375||15||.469||0|
team per game averages & single game extremes :
team zoo fun facts:
team zoo turned 3 double plays:
 ken pelletier at short flipped it to amy ivins at 2nd who turned it beautifully to chris law at 1st, for a textbook dp in a middle inning of game 2 @ art museum.
 ken pelletier again started this one by catching a raging line drive at short, wheeling to throw to karl fritz covering 2nd and nailing a runner who was way off the bag, all awesomely in the 1st inning of game 8 @ pen & pencil.
 mark hacker tagged up a guy on a bang-bang play at 1st for the 2nd of 2 outs on a play that i don't really remember very well from game 10 @ franklin. not sure how we got the first out. i take awesome notes.
pitcher doug hunt caught a bullet line drive in the 7th inning vs p&p in game 1 that might have decapitated a slower-reflexed player.
all 4 outfielders in game 2 vs art had nice running/sliding/backpedaling catches (joe stevenson, bill larson, todd sinander, chris oberlin).
doug hunt on the mound made a couple of tough pickups to get force outs at 1st, with great nabs by mark hacker at the bag, in game 2 vs art.
jen robertson at short and chris law at 3rd both made some tough force outs on sharp grounders late in the game @ academy in game 3.
chris law at 3rd made a great catch on an extra sharp liner in the 3rd inning of game 4 @ the collar.
joe stevenson in right center made a ridiculously awesome-looking sliding catch in game 4 (in the slop) @ the collar.
mark hacker at 1st nailed a runner at the plate with a nice catch and tag by karl fritz covering home to beat the runner by a full step. sweet!
mark hacker (1st inning) & todd sinander (6th inning) in the outfield both made some long-running, out-stretched, hat-flying-off catches in game 5 vs please touch.
chris oberlin in center field ran down a long fly ball underneath and made a superb over-the-shoulder catch in the 6th of game 5 vs please touch.
jen robertson at short made a stabbing grab of a sharp line drive to combine with todd & chris's catches in the 6th for 3-straight awesome plays in game 5 vs please touch.
jen robertson continued her defensive prowess in game 6 vs academy, making some sweet catches throughout the game at both short & 3rd; joe stevenson relieved her at 3rd and made some damn fine catches of his own.
jen robertson at short again made a ridiculous catch in game 7 vs franklin.
bill larson in right field made a sweet running, outstretched catch early in game 8 @ p&p.
mike brophy on the mound fielded a righteously high grounder and caught the runner at 2nd heading to 3rd (no force), threw a strike to jen robertson at the bag who applied a great tag to nail the baserunner attempting to advance.
some nice catches were made by chris law & joe stevenson in the outfield, plus ken pelletier & jen robertson in the infield - all in game 9 vs art.
chris law made some sweet catches in the outfield, as did bill larson, in game 10 @ franklin.
joe stevenson, making a somewhat rare appearance at 3rd base in game 10 @ franklin, made a ridiculous grab of a hard line drive on the hot corner.
we played our best defense of the year for the first 5 innings of game 11 vs collar: mark hacker made a full-out diving catch & also snared a hella hard-hit liner @ 1st; amy ivins scooped (or stabbed) one of the hardest-hit grounders ever @ 2nd; joe stevenson made a sweet sliding catch in the outfield; ken pelletier was roping in everything @ short.
doug hunt (wicked grounder pickup) & amy ivins (racing & tagging runner on the way to the bag) both made great plays at 1st base in game 12 @ tap room.
andrew mehalick caught the first out of the game at 3rd base in game 12 @ tap room on what was a laser-beam-and-a-half line drive.
pitcher doug hunt had 5 strikeouts (3 in game 3 @ academy).
pitcher mike brophy had 4 strikeouts (all in game 9 vs art, tying a team record).
we held teams scoreless in 33 innings out of 88 in the field.
we shut teams down with six 3-up/3-down innings.
we gave up more than 4 runs in any given inning 15 times in 13 games (3 in game 5).
our worst defensive inning was an 11-run lapse in the 4th inning of game 10 @ franklin.
our best offensive inning saw us score 9 runs on 11 hits, sending 14 batters to the plate in the 4th inning of game 5 vs please touch.
all 11 batters in game 3 @ academy hit safely, 8 of them having at least 2 hits, and 9 of 11 either scored a run or had an rbi.
all 8 (only) tz'ers had base hits in game 5 vs please touch, with 6 of the 8 having at least 3 hits, everybody having an rbi or a run scored, and 5 of them having at least one of each (3 of those having at least two of each!).
nine of our 10 in game 7 vs franklin hit safely, and 8 of those had at least 2 hits; 9 of 10 also hit a run in or scored one.
every tz batter in game 8 @ p&p hit safely, 8 of 10 had at least 2 hits and 9 of 10 had at least 1 rbi or run scored, and 5 of 10 had at least 1 rbi *and* 1 run scored.
well, 9 of 10 batters reached safely in game 11 vs collar, but only one batter even got 4 at-bats; 2 batters had 2 hits, the other 7 managed just 1.
11 of twelve of us got hits in game 12 @ tap room - the only exception had just one at-bat - and 8 of those 11 had multiple hits.
todd sinander homered in the first three games (all multi-run shots) and we had at least one home run (5 total) in the first 4 games after having none at all last year.
jen robertson, amy ivins, doug hunt & chris oberlin each had 3 hits in game 1 vs p&p and combined for 9 singles, 3 doubles, 3 rbi and 7 runs scored.
chris law scored on a sac-fly tag-up in the 2nd inning of game 2 vs art and ended up in a close play at the plate, but slid and beat the tag.
doug hunt & chris oberlin set the tone at the top of the lineup in game 2 vs art, combining to go 8-for-8 with 5 singles, 3 doubles & 4 rbi while scoring 6 runs.
joe stevenson led the charge at the plate @ academy in game 3, going 4-for-4 with 3 singles and a double and scoring 2 runs; karl fritz and chris oberlin both also went 3-for-4 with 2 singles and a double each.
batters 1 through 4 (oberlin, hunt, sinander, hacker) lit it up in game 4 @ collar, going a combined 13-for-16 with 10 singles, 2 doubles, 1 hr, 7 rbi and 7 runs scored.
todd sinander and chris oberlin teamed up for 9 hits in 12 at bats in game 5 vs please touch, nabbing 8 singles & a triple, with 1 rbi and 6 runs scored.
doug hunt, mark hacker & amy ivins each contributed 3 rbi in game 5 vs please touch.
mark hacker was just a measly hr away from the cycle in game 5 vs please touch, banging out a single, double and triple (not in that order) in his first 3 at-bats.
chris oberlin, doug hunt & todd sinander had 3 hits each at the top of the order to combine for 9 rbi & 7 runs, while 5 other players had 2 hits each, in game 6 vs academy.
todd sinander went 5-for-5 in game 7 vs franklin, with 4 singles and a homer, plus 3 rbi and 2 runs scored.
bill larson, amy ivins & chris oberlin combined for 13 hits in 14 at bats, with 2 doubles, 5 rbi and 7 runs scored in game 8 @ pen & pencil.
mike brophy, chris oberlin, karl fritz & chris law combined to go 10-for-12 in game 9 vs art museum and scored/knocked in half the team's runs (1 of 2!?) and had 2/3rds of the entire team's base hits.
top of the order in game 10 @ franklin (chris oberlin, doug hunt, todd sinander, mark hacker) all went 3-for-4 and racked up 11 singles & a double, plus 7 rbi & 6 runs, unfortunately the rest of the team (7 players) managed 5 hits total.
ken pelletier, amy ivins, bill larson & mike brophy combined for 11 hits in 13 at-bats in game 12 @ tap room; 8 singles, 3 doubles, 6 rbi, 3 runs & a sac. todd sinander & chris oberlin each went 3-for-3 vs tap room in game 13 - all singles - while scoring 3 of the team's 4 runs. the rest of the team (9 players) totaled 5 hits.
todd sinander hit the game-winning rbi in game 3 @ academy with a 3-run homer in the 3rd, scoring doug hunt with the eventual game-winning run.
deja vu like a mofo: todd sinander hit a 2-out, 2-run double in the 2nd inning for our game-winning rbi in game 6 vs academy, scoring doug hunt with the eventual winning run. again.
five players went 0-fer in game 13 vs tap room.
team zoo was held scoreless in 47 innings out of 91 at the plate.
we hit into 6 double plays.
we batted into nineteen 3-up/3-down innings (3 each in games 11 & 13!).
[team zoo brings it]
after a mild blow-out in game 1 and a heartbreaking loss in game 2, team zoo finally managed to overpower an admittedly undermatched foe against academy in game 3. we left a lot of stranded baserunners again and the score could have been much worse, but we knocked out 5 runs in the 3rd to blow open a defensive struggle and cruised to an 11-3 victory with 2 home runs and the entire roster hitting safely. we combined that with stiff defense while taking a shutout into the 4th and tallied 3 strikeouts to tie our 2nd best ever runs-allowed total.
once again, academy is the remedy for a 2-game losing streak, and we cruised to an early 12-1 lead after 4, thanks to a few clutch offensive innings, solid pitching (2 k's in the 1st) and great defense in the infield. we slowed down a bit, gave up some runs, but were never really threatened and we pulled out the victory without having to bat in the last of the 7th.
[team zoo leaves it at home]
game 1 vs pen & pencil was played in the slippery slop and it took us a while to find our footing. we were sluggish offensively until the 3rd but by that time we were already down 9-0. we hung around and didn't let them quite blow it open, but the outcome was never really in doubt. the offense did perk up in the middle innings and was spread nicely over our entire lineup with 7 players having multi-hit games, but we left 10 players on base including leaving the bases loaded twice to do us in as we lost 18-9.
technically team zoo trailed the entire game 2 @ art museum (if you don't count leads after the top half of innings) until the 6th when we tied it up at 12 with 3 straight 2-out rbi singles, overcoming a 3-run deficit over 2 innings. we came up short in the final frame, going down 1-2-3 in the top and giving up a squibbed 2-out rbi single in the bottom to lose by 1, though we played well defensively against an '09 playoff team and were much more efficient at the plate, stranding only 4.
after a strange first inning in game 4 @ the collar, with a combined 15 runs by both teams (us down 9-6), we only scored another 11 total the rest of the way (6-5, us) in one of the rainiest games in team zoo history. what a sloppy, crappy way to play, but it was a good one. we never trailed by more than 4 and got within 2 a few times, but couldn't get over the hump and they pulled it out 14-12 without batting in the bottom of the 7th. we had some great defensive plays even in the mess, including nailing a runner at the plate and a wicked sliding catch. another tough, close loss to a perennially good team - but at least we're not getting blown out.
despite playing severely short (8 players) in game 5 vs please touch, team zoo never trailed by more than 5 runs during the game (also going into the 7th; all while giving up a 10-run inning) and kept it close with some kick-ass offense of our own. unfortunately, we fell flat over the last 3 frames (0 runs) and our defense faltered after two straight stellar 3-up/3-down innings to give up a whopping 9 more runs in the 7th and make our hard-nosed effort look like a blowout.
game 7 was one strange trip, man. we had our best chance to beat franklin in years, as they played with only 9 in the field and one woman. the automatic out helped kill some rallies and we held them in check otherwise and were only down 1 going into the 7th, where we held them scoreless in the top, only to go down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the last... or so we thought... but I messed up the scorekeeping, we were actually tied, and the game didn't end until we resumed play 2 weeks later. they became a full strength squad and beat us by 2 though we still managed to have the winning run on base when the game ended. major bummer.
game 10 @ franklin got off to a great start for us, ripping 7 runs the first two innings while holding them to a mere 5. they then rolled off 18 runs over the next two innings while we managed one measley hit. not gettin' it done. top of the order hit great (see above) but the bottom... not so much.
the first five innings of game 11 vs collar was probably the best we'd played all season. our first 4 batters of the entire game got hits and scored, and it was tied 4-4 after 4 innings; we were holding a great team in check defensively, and they only scored 3 in the 5th to go up 7-4. we had 3 hits in the bottom but left two on base with two fielder's choices to score none, and then they somehow let loose the flood gates and scored a whopping 7 runs in each of the last two innings while we managed one total hit. we had six hits in our first inning... and 5 the entire rest of the way. what was our greatest game in some time and a defensive battle in the 5th ended up two innings later as a ridiculous blowout. what?
another typical 2010 zoo game @ tap room in game 12 - play a good team close and tough until very late and then lose big. we were down a mere 2 runs going into the bottom of the 6th (against a team we've never beaten) and then proceeded to give up 10 (!) runs in the inning, including probably 6 or 7 before we even got one out.
we limped out of the regular season with a paltry offensive showing in game 13 vs tap room, whom just one week earlier we played very tough for 6 innings. this time around we were down 9-0 after the 2nd - and then it got worse.