On a gorgeous summer night, the FHH Rockets and Wiley Rein Coyotes went toe-to-toe for three innings of gorgeous softball.

Unfortunately for the Bombs, they played a five-inning game.

In the top of the first, the Bombs exploded with a barrage of hits. Nine Rockets batted, sending runners scampering around the bases in vivid demonstration of how the FHH Fleeting Expletives got their latest moniker. The Coyotes squeezed out three runs, but at the end of one FHH led 4-3. The seesaw dipped in the second, as WRF put five across to FHH’s two. Score – 8-6. It was still a game after three, although the Coyotes were pulling ahead, 12-7.

And then the wheels came off.

In the fourth the F-Bombs went scoreless while the Coyotes went to town, plating nine runs (including a very impressive – and impressively dispiriting – over-the-fence grand slam homer) to seal the deal. In the top of the fifth, with their backs to the wall, the Rockets put together a two-run rally, but it was way too little way too late. Final score: WRF – 21, FHH-9.

Bloodied but unbowed, the F-Bombs have the rest of the week off to recuperate. They face off against Davis Wright Tremaine (the former Crabs, last year’s league champions) on Wednesday, July 11, at 7:00 p.m. at the Jeff. The Rockets are looking for an upset. Be there to cheer them on.

Go Rockets!