Final Team Statistics through July 11, 2011 (14 games).
For individual team member stats, go to the players page.
Team Totals :
|4/19/11 @ PTM||1||45||.714||32||6||4||3||1.079||48||.762||0|
|4/26/11 vs Art||1||14||.424||13||0||0||1||.515||15||.455||0|
|5/2/11 @ FAM||1||26||.591||20||3||3||0||.795||29||.659||0|
|5/9/11 @ FI||1||21||.568||16||4||0||1||.757||22||.595||0|
|5/16/11 vs P&P||1||18||.474||14||2||1||1||.658||22||.579||1|
|5/17/11 vs BC||1||8||.276||7||1||0||0||.310||10||.345||1|
|5/23/11 @ SPTR||1||6||.222||5||1||0||0||.259||7||.259||1|
|5/31/11 vs PTM||1||29||.617||23||5||1||0||.766||34||.723||0|
|6/7/11 @ BC||1||30||.612||21||5||4||0||.878||31||.633||0|
|6/13/11 @ Art||1||9||.300||8||0||0||1||.400||11||.367||0|
|6/14/11 vs SPTR||1||14||.412||13||1||0||0||.441||16||.471||0|
|6/21/11 vs FAM||1||25||.568||22||2||1||0||.659||28||.636||0|
|6/28/11 @ P&P||1||24||.545||23||1||0||0||.568||27||.614||0|
|7/11/11 vs FI||1||15||.417||14||1||0||0||.444||16||.444||0|
Team Per Game Averages & Single Game Extremes :
Team Zoo Fun Facts:
Team Zoo turned 3 double plays:
 Pitcher Kyle Luckenbill fielded a grounder in front of the mound with 2 runners on, went to 3rd for the sure out on the lead runner, where Amanda Farley-Rambo at 3rd rifled to Andrea Rodgers at 1st, with a nice snag, for a wicked 1-5-3 DP in the 2nd inning of game 1 @ Please Touch.
 Mark Sabaj Perez made a routine catch on a fly ball in left-center, then launched the ball (and himself) to home plate with a perfect, no-hop strike to catcher Matt Corcoran, who cleanly tagged out the runner trying to tag-up from 3rd, for a freakin' awesome double play in game 6 vs Bishop's Collar.
 Triple A with a K! It went Amanda -> Amy -> Andrea... sort of. Amanda at 3rd trapped a low liner and threw right to Amy at 2nd for a force out, with one out. The batter either thought she caught the ball or there were already 2 outs, because dude didn't run. After some confusion (and after Amy threw the ball in to Kyle, who threw it to Andrea) we officially recorded the 2nd out. Hey, it counts! Game 11 vs Tap Room.
Amanda Farley-Rambo has handled many a tough scoop-and-long-throw from the hot corner, particularly in games 1 and 3.
Short stop John Keklak made a fantastic back-handed stop on a wicked grounder @ Franklin in game 4, though just missed getting the out at 1st.
Pitcher Kyle Luckenbill ran down a tricky pop-up at full speed for a nice catch in game 4 @ Franklin.
Mark Sabaj Perez had a particularly sweet sliding catch in left-center in game 6 vs Bishop's Collar in addition to his double play (see above).
Amy Ivins (1st) & John Keklak (SS) both made nice catches on bullet line drives in game 6 vs Bishop's Collar.
Amy Ivins and Andrea Rodgers have played most of our innings at 1st base and have both made some really nice snags to get tough forces all year.
Chris Oberlin in left field made a couple of nice, full-out running catches in game 7 @ Tap Room.
Mark Sabaj Perez & Matt Corcoran both made sweet diving catches (some pre- and some post-catch) in game 8 vs Please Touch.
Joe Stevenson & Chris Oberlin both made nice, running, shoe-string catches in the outfield in game 8 vs Please Touch.
Karl Fritz @ SS in game 8 vs Please Touch pulled off a couple of righteous shuffle-tosses for force outs, one on a particularly tough play at 3rd.
Amanda Farley-Rambo & Amy Ivins connected for a "Super Force!" in the infield in game 9 @ Collar.
Doug Hunt made a great catch at short in game 9 @ Collar.
Joe Stevenson, playing short stop for the first time for TZ, lunged with the ball in hand towards 2nd base to get a force, ending up on the ground with the ball touching the base in game 11 vs Tap Room.
Chris Law in right-center made two spectacular catches, one on a full-sprint and one slightly diving, in game 14 vs Franklin.
Amy Ivins tracked down a bad overthrow at 2nd to fire back to 2nd base for short stop John Keklak, who applied a sweet tag to get a runner trying to advance, in game 14 vs Franklin.
Pitcher Kyle Luckenbill had 9 strikeouts (4 in game 4 @ Franklin).
Pitcher Ken Pelletier had 1 strikeout.
We held teams scoreless in 31 innings out of 94 in the field.
We shut teams down with seven 3-up/3-down innings.
We given up more than 4 runs in any given inning 16 times in 14 games.
Our worst defensive inning was an 11-run COLlapse in the 6th inning of game 9 @ Collar.
Our best offensive inning saw us score 9 runs on 11 hits, sending 15 batters to the plate in the 2nd inning of game 8 vs Please Touch; we copied that almost exactly in inning 5 of game 13 @ P&P (9/11/14).
We went off on Please Touch in game 1, scoring more runs (32) than we did in the final FIVE games of 2010 combined and the most in one game since 2004! 8 out of 9 players had 4 hits or more, and everybody had at least 2 RBI & scored a run. Wowsa.
Everybody hit safely in game 3 @ Fleisher, where 10 of 11 had at least 2 hits apiece and a different 10 of 11 had at least one RBI or run scored apiece.
All 11 TZers had at least one base hit in game 4 @ Franklin, with 8 of 11 having at least 2 hit apiece and 7 of 11 having at least 1 RBI or run scored.
Technically, not all 12 players hit safely in game 8 vs Please Touch, but every single player did have at least 1 RBI *and* scored at least 1 run. 11 out of 12 did get at least one hit, with 10 of those 11 getting at least 2 hits and 7 of those 10 having at least 3 hits.
All 12 TZers hit safely in game 12 vs Fleisher, 8 of 12 having scored a run or had an RBI.
Kyle Luckenbill and Chris Oberlin ran the table at the plate in game 1 @ Please Touch, combining to go 15-for-15 with 11 singles, a triple and 3 HR, knocking in 12 and scoring 9.
Mark Sabaj Perez & Chris Oberlin combined to go 9-for-10 in the top 2 spots in the order of game 8 vs Please Touch, combining for 6 singles, 3 doubles, 4 RBI & 5 runs scored.
Joe Stevenson nearly missed hitting for the natural cycle in game 8 vs Please Touch, giving it his all but flying out in his 4th at bat with a long fly ball. He ended 3-for-4 with a single, double, triple, FIVE RBI & 2 runs scored.
Chris Oberlin's home run in game 2 vs Art Museum in the 2nd inning was a kick-ass grand slam.
Doug Hunt, Chris Oberlin, Amanda Farley-Rambo & John Keklak combined to go 17-for-20 with 13 singles, 1 double & 3 triples, plus 7 RBI & 14 runs scored in game 9 @ Collar.
Mark Sabaj Perez, Chris Oberlin, Doug Hunt & Chris Law combined to go 10-for-12 in game 12 vs Fleisher, with 11 singles, 2 doubles & a triple plus 7 RBI & 10 runs scored.
Ken Pelletier, Chris Oberlin, Chris Law, Joe Stevenson & Kyle Luckenbill combined in game 13 @ P&P to go 18-for-21 with 17 singles, 1 double, 7 RBI & 5 runs scored.
Chris Oberlin, Chris Law & Joe Stevenson combined for perfect hitting in game 14 vs Franklin, going 11-for-11 with 10 singles & a double, scoring 2 runs - the other 8 players combined for 4 total hits.
Amanda Farley-Rambo hit the game-winning RBI in game 1 @ Please Touch with a 2-out, 3-run, bases-clearing triple in the 1st inning, scoring Matt Corcoran with the eventual game-winning run.
John Keklak had the game-winning RBI in game 3 @ Fleisher with a single in the top of the 1st, scoring Mark Sabaj Perez with the eventual game-winner.
Chris Oberlin hit the game-winning RBI in game 8 vs Please Touch, plating Matt Corcoran with a single in his 2nd at-bat of the 2nd inning for the eventual game-winner.
We were shut out in game 7 @ Tap Room for the first ZERO RUNS SCORED in our 11 season history (136 games).
Team Zoo was held scoreless in 58 innings out of 95 at the plate.
We hit into 3 double plays.
We batted into twelve 3-up/3-down innings (3 in game 10 @ Art, 3 straight in game 6 vs Bishop's Collar!).
[Team Zoo Brings It]
And brings it strong! TZ breaks out of a multi-season slump in a major way with 32 big runs in game 1 @ Please Touch. 13 extra-base hits, 12 left on base (oh, it could have been so much worse) and efficient defense - with only 3 in the outfield. Recipe for awesomeness. A nice way to break in a shitload of new team members. Granted, the opposition were down some people and had plenty of iffy fielding, but it shore did feel good and stuff.
We kept the hammer down on the New Team On The Block [Fleisher] in game 3, allowing a team-record low (in our 11-year history) of 1 measly little run in 7 innings while scoring 13 of our own, half of which came in a 6-run outburst in the top of the 1st, where we started the game with 6 straight hits. Everybody hit safely & half of us had 3 hits each, 6 of which were for extra bases. Boo and Yah.
Please Touch re-grouped with some new (old?) blood for game 8 but they were still a nice remedy for a slump as we pulled off the victory in a game that we led for its entirety. They scored a few more and gave up a few less than our first go-round with them, but it ended with the same result. We had lots of offense spread throughout our lineup where every player had at least 1 RBI *and* scored at least 1 run and we had our best offensive inning of the year so far with a 9-run 2nd inning.
[Team Zoo Forgot It At Home]
It does occur. We picked up where we left off in game 1 in the 1st couple innings of game 2 vs Art Museum, going up 7-1 after 2 on a bunch of singles and a grand slam. We held the lead until the 5th when we finally had a mini-meltdown and let them score some runs while we were simultaneously forgetting how to hit. We staved off a blow-out and stayed within 1 with some defensive stops in the 6th (1-2-3) but our bats stayed punchless, and another tough inning in the 7th made the gap a lot wider. We had the top of the order come back around with 2 on and 2 outs in the bottom, but the rally ended there.
Bad hops, bad luck, poor hitting in the clutch, and a really good opposing team do not equal glorious amounts of success, and that was the case (once again) against Franklin in game 4. Luckily for us, once they have the game locked down they really ease up on the throttle. We could have made it much more of a battle, though. We were never really in the game after giving up 9 runs in the first two frames while only managing a few baserunners of our own and hitting into a double play. They only outscored us 8-7 after that! Bright side! We did manage a few pretty nice defensive plays and a sweet 2-run homer, but that was about it.
After some shakey D and unfortunate lapses with 2 outs, we were down 10-1 after only 2 innings in game 5 vs Pen & Pencil. We settled down after that and finally scored some runs late (7 batters had multi-hit games), but we left a ton of runners on base again and couldn't overcome the slow start.
Highlighted by several fantastic individual defensive plays, game 6 vs Bishop's Collar also featured TZ offensive ineptitude with 3 straight 1-2-3 innings. Another slow start with a 5-run 1st by them, but we found some rhythm in the field and gave up no more than 2 runs per inning after that. Unfortunately, we barely managed any baserunners and the 2 runs we plated in the 1st was all we got (3 hits by the 1st 3 batters, 5 hits the entire rest of the game).
Again, TZ plays some decent defense in game 7, holding a good Tap Room team to only 12 runs (tying our best effort against them, ever ) while meagerly attempting to look like we've ever swung bats before. Only 6 hits in 7 innings, none of them remotely near the next, managing only two baserunners past 1st base all game. Did I mention the fact that we scored ZERO RUNS for the first time in team history (11 years, 136 games)? Yes, it was that bad. The game took less than an hour.
What I reported to our league commissioner about game 9: "We blew an 11-run lead after 4, 8-run lead after 5, to tie it up in the top of the 7th with 3 runs on 2 outs, to lose the game in the bottom of the 7th on a 1-out, bases loaded single. Final score - Collar 22, Zoo 21. heart = broken. I hate softball."
Game 10 vs Art was sorta close for the first few innings (with TZ only giving up 1 run in the 1st and 2nd) but we had trouble hitting a bit - our first 7 batters went down in order. Then John popped his hammy and it was all downhill from there as we gave up a 20 spot. Not that we weren't going to lose, but playing short is never fun.
Our game 11 rematch of the skunk game vs Tap Room started off brilliantly, in a drizzly crappy rainy soup. We racked up 4 runs in the first inning alone, on 6 six hits - equaling our hit TOTAL from our first game with them, and gave up only 2. Then, we popped another hammy (thanks for coming, Mike!) and postponed the remainder of the game due to harder rainfall. When we resumed, we skunked it up again for another loss, though only gave up 11 runs in 6 innings to the eventual league champion.
Game 12, you say? Well, we shoulda won that one. We certainly had our chances, though there was one really bad call on their part that didn't help much. We held the lead or we were tied up until the 6th inning. We left 12 runners on base for the game, including 2 in the last inning where we had the winning run at the plate when the game ended. Fleisher definitely had improved but we let this one slip away.
We were outgunned in game 13 - a couple of untimely errors led to some extra runs for P&P, and then they had a whole bunch of errors in the same inning, which led to us banking 9 big runs at once. We just didn't have the firepower to keep up, though we did settle down after giving up 14 runs in just the first two innings. Our team's game-leading-off double, which was our only extra-base hit, was unfortunately wasted as we, yet again, left 12 runners on base for the game.
Our last game vs Franklin wasn't a cakewalk for them, though the final score sure indicates such. Our first two batters of the game scored, and that was when our offense ended. We did get 15 hits total, not bad, but we left all of those 13 other runners on base. But thanks to some stellar D, we weren't down by more than 4 runs until the 5th inning, when it all went to shit.