These are team statistics through July 26, 2004 (12 games played).
Team Totals :
For individual team member stats, go to the players page.
Team Totals :
|4/28/04 @ RRT||1||13||.394||12||0||1||0||13||.394||0||6||L, 0-1|
|5/4/04 vs. HOME||1||27||.600||22||2||2||1||34||.756||0||8||W, 1-1|
|5/11/04 vs. XComm||1||14||.424||13||1||0||0||15||.455||0||4||L, 1-2|
|5/25/04 @ PBJ||1||17||.459||14||1||1||1||20||.541||0||5||L, 1-3|
|6/7/04 @ Daily News||1||9||.310||6||3||0||0||10||.345||0||6||L, 1-4|
|6/16/04 vs. RRT *||1||8||.364||7||1||0||0||9||.409||0||6||L, 1-5|
|6/22/04 @ HOME||We||rained||out||but we||won||by||-||for||feit||-||-||-||W, 2-5|
|6/28/04 @ XComm||1||20||.541||18||2||0||1||23||.622||0||9||L, 2-6|
|6/29/04 vs. Franklin||1||53||.791||42||5||4||2||58||.866||0||8||W, 3-6|
|7/6/04 @ Franklin *||1||35||.673||27||5||2||1||40||.769||1||10||W, 4-6|
|7/13/04 vs. PBJ||1||14||.400||11||3||0||0||16||.457||0||9||L, 4-7|
|7/20/04 @ Academy||1||14||.400||13||0||0||1||16||.457||0||8||L, 4-8|
|7/26/04 vs. Daily News||1||18||.462||12||4||0||2||20||.513||0||9||L, 4-9|
Team Per Game Averages and Single Game Extremes :
Team Zoo Fun Facts:
Team Zoo turned 4 double plays.
 Greg O'Neill fielded a grounder at 3rd, threw to Amy Ivins at 2nd who threw to Sal DiStefano at 1st for a nice 5-4-3 DP in the 3rd inning of game 3 vs. X-Commerce.
 Sal DiStefano caught a sharp line drive at 1st base and doubled-up a runner who had left the bag in inning 2 of game 4 vs. PBJ.
 Short stop Ken Pelletier caught a line shot and threw to Amy Ivins at second base to tag up a baserunner in the 1st inning of game 7 @ X-Commerce.
 Three innings later, Ken caught another line drive at short and this time threw to 3rd baseman Greg O'Neill to double up another X-Commerce baserunner.
We held teams scoreless in 22 out of 76 innings in the field.
Against PBJ in game 4, a team that had never scored less than 22 runs against us in 3 previous seasons (6 games total) managed only 11 runs thanks to a great Team Zoo defensive effort - in the other game (10) vs. PBJ we only gave up 14 runs in another solid effort with only 3 in the outfield.
Pitcher Donna Ialeggio Pelletier struck out 5 batters (4 in game 9 @ Franklin).
Pitcher John Barry struck out 1 batter.
Outfielders Chris Oberlin and John Barry both made nice sliding catches in game 1 vs. RRT.
Outfielder Chris Oberlin made a tag assist at 2nd Base (tag by Amy Ivins) during the 3rd inning of the 1st game vs. RRT, gunning down a baserunner trying to turn a single into a double.
Outfielder Becky Wolf threw to shortstop Ken Pelletier who tagged out a runner trying to take 2nd after a single, but he was called safe by his team's base coach. It was a great play that was incorrectly called in game 4 vs. PBJ. Even the batter said "I'll take the call".
Center fielder Chris Oberlin threw out a runner at 1st base when a hit got past the infield in inning 5 of game 6 vs. the Tavern. The runner was very slow and he was playing very shallow - and John Barry at 1st made a hell of a catch, too. But still.
Left fielder John Barry made a nice overhead catch while backpedaling in the 3rd inning of game 7 @ X-Commerce.
In game 8 vs. Franklin, left fielder Chris Oberlin made 2 nice plays, throwing out a baserunner on a tag at 3rd and getting a force out at 3rd, both in conjunction with 3rd baseman Greg O'Neill, but in 2 different innings (7th & 4th).
John Barry made a great throw to force out a baserunner at 3rd (via Greg O'Neill) from left-center in inning 5 of game 9 @ Franklin.
Game 10 vs. PBJ was chock full of stellar defensive plays: Right fielder Chris Law made an extra nice sliding catch in the 4th inning, and 2 innings later he fielded a single and threw a straight shot to home, well ahead of a runner who was trying to score. Catcher Chris Simrak caught it clean and forced the runner back to third, where Chris S. followed, catching the runner in a rundown. He then threw to Greg O'Neill at third who caught the runner and tagged him out. Hot damn, I can't even remember the last time we had someone in a rundown and that was executed quite perfectly. Also in that game, left fielder Chris Oberlin made a full-out sliding/diving catch in the 3rd inning, ran full speed to catch a sharp foul ball in the 6th inning, and in the 5th he fielded a solid base hit and threw to home - on the fly with no bounce - to gun down a runner trying to score on the hit. The ball was perfectly thrown to catcher Chris Simrak who fielded it clean and tagged out the runner in one fell swoop.
Outfielder Chris Oberlin got a force out at 2nd base via Amy Ivins on a fielded single in the 5th inning of game 12 vs. Daily News.
Pitcher Donna Ialeggio Pelletier fielded a grounder with the bases loaded in inning 6 of game 12 vs. Daily News and quickly threw to Short Stop Ken Pelletier (who was playing very, very in) at home to tag out the runner at the plate.
We gave up more than 5 runs in any given inning only 9 times.
Our worst defensive effort was giving up 12 runs in the very 1st inning of game 5 @ Daily News without even so much as recording 1 out. Their manager called the inning as over even though there is no mercy rule in our league.
Team Zoo hit into only 2 double plays.
Our best offensive inning saw us score 14 runs on 16 hits going through the entire 10-player lineup TWICE (minus 1) while leaving 2 on base in inning 2 of game 8 vs. Franklin. That was more runs than our previous 3 games COMBINED.
In that most monumental of monster games, we had team-highs in just about every single offensive category, scoring 41 whopping runs in only 6 innings at the plate, including another inning in which we scored 11 runs and scoring at least 2 runs in every inning.
Also in that game, 2 batters went 7-for-7 and 3 others went 6-for-7 and every single batter had at least 3 hits, 2 RBI & scored at least 2 runs (except for Tres Clarke who only scored 1 run). Four players scored 6 runs each, and 3 batters had 6, 7 & 8 RBI respectively. The top 3 batters scored every time they got on base. Ken Pelletier had an RBI every time he got up, except the first time.
We scored at least 1 run in every inning of game 2 vs. Project HOME, and at least 2 runs in every inning except the 1st (of 6 innnings at the plate).
Ken Pelletier hit for the cycle in game 2 vs. Project HOME (although he doesn't think he did), going 4-for-5 with 4 RBI and 3 runs scored.
All 10 players hit safely in game 2 vs. Project HOME.
All 12 players hit safely in game 9 @ Franklin.
We scored at least 10 runs in an inning 3 times, twice in game 8 and once in game 9, all vs. Franklin.
Sean Martin hit the game-winning RBI in game 2 vs. Project HOME in the 4th inning, scoring Amy Ivins with the 10th run on a single.
Chris Oberlin hit the game-winning RBI in the SECOND inning (courtesy of a 3-run homer) vs. Franklin in game 8, scoring Kristen Lewis with the 13th run.
Greg O'Neill knocked in the game-wining run, scoring Sal DiStefano on a 2-out, 2-RBI single in the THIRD inning of game 9 @ Franklin.
Greg O'Neill had 8 straight hits during games 7&8.
Amy Ivins had an 8-straight-hits streak over games 8&9.
Chris Oberlin had a 7-straight-hits streak through games 2&3 and also had a 9-straight-hits streak over games 9&10.
Ken Pelletier had 13-straight hits over the course of games 7&8 and continuing into game 12.
Chris Oberlin and Chris Law were both tagged out at third base in game 7 @ X-Commerce trying to advance on singles from first base. One Chris slid, and one did not.
Chris Oberlin was called out on an infield single in the first inning of game 8 vs. Franklin, even though he was quite obviously safe because the base coach from our own team who made the call (and who shall mercifully remain nameless) admittingly was not really paying attention and talking to someone on the bench. Chris would like you to know that his average would be .711 and he would have scored a run if the correct call had been made.
In game 1 vs. RRT -AND- game 5 @ Daily News, we were put out 3-up/3-down in 3 innings, and only put 4 batters to the plate in 2 other innings of each game.
We also had 4 3-up/3-down innings vs. X-Commerce in game 3 (including the last 3).
Team Zoo was held scoreless 39 innings out of 79 at the plate (6 in game 3 vs. X-Commerce and 5 vs. RRT in game 1 & also game 5 @ Daily News).
Only 1 team member struck out.
[Things That Could Have Been...]
TZ scored 3 runs on 7 hits in the top half of the 1st inning of the 1st game - but only managed 6 hits the rest of the game, losing 21-5 after leading 3-1 after 2 innings.
We were down only 7-6 to X-Commerce in game 3 after 3 innings, but gave up 18 runs in the last 4 innings and managed only 4 hits of our own the rest of the way, including putting only 9 batters up to bat over the last 3 innings and hitting into 2 double plays.
After 4 innings vs. PBJ in game 4, the score was tied 5-5; by the top of the 7th we were down 5-11 and had 2 outs in the last inning before mounting a rally in which we scored 4 runs on 5 hits (including a 3-run homer by Chris Oberlin) - but we couldn't pull it off as we left 2 runners stranded on the final out. Not to mention the incorrect safe call mentioned above resulted in at least 1 run and possibly 2 for the opposition.
Sal DiStefano has had his only 2 home runs this season not count, after our second game vs. HOME got rained out in the middle of the first inning and just before game 9 got called for darkness, which no doubt aided in him getting that home run - that didn't count - in an uncompleted innning.
Unfortunately for our stats, the game against HOME that was rained out after half an inning (with us up 6-0) ended up in a forfeit win for us. They were 0-7 before ceasing operations and forfeiting the rest of the season.
In game 12 vs. Daily News, we were up 2-0 after 1 and down only 5-7 after 2, but went scoreless for 4 straight innings and gave up 20 runs in the same stretch to eventually lose 30-9.
We only played with 9 players in games 3,5,6&10 and only 8 (they supplied a catcher) in games 7 @ X-Commerce & 12 vs. Daily News. We played with a full 11-player roster (10 in the field and 1 Extra Hitter) only 4 times (games 1,4,9&11).
Chris Oberlin bled during at least 7 games. And Chris Law had a pretty good one in game 9.