FHH rallies in first game, surges through second game to preserve undefeated status
It was a great night for softball, and a night for great softball, as the FHH Bombs (a/k/a the Rockets, a/k/a the Fleeting Expletives) rocked the Jake at American University by sweeping a doubleheader and preserving their undefeated record.
As the F-Bombs took the field for the first time this season in the evening opener against the Wiley Coyotes, it was obvious that dust and rust had built up in the off-season. By the middle of the third Wiley held a 9-0 lead. But out came the Dustbuster and the Rustoleum in the bottom of the third, when the Bombs exploded for 10 runs, grabbing the lead which they would not relinquish. The Expletives’ defense came alive along with their bats, holding the Coyotes scoreless in the top of the fourth and giving the offense a chance to tack on three insurance runs in the bottom. Wiley rallied for two in the fifth, but air-tight D left them on the outside looking in. Final score: 13-11 Bombs.
But the evening wasn’t over yet.
Next up was NCTA. Even though one fewer Bomb was on the field (a starting Bomb got sidelined by yanking a hammy trying to stretch a single into a single in the opener), the Big Mo from Game One rolled into Game Two. A Shock-and-Awe bombardment put seven Rocket runs on the board in the top of the first, with another in the second for good measure before NCTA managed to eke out a single tally of its own. The Bombs got that one back in the third, and while the Cable Guys put three up in the third, that was all she wrote for them. The Bombs added two runs in both the fourth and the fifth. With two unassisted put-outs (out of a total of seven for the game) in the bottom of the fifth, the Expletive defense cut the cable on NCTA. Final score: 13-4 Bombs.
The Fleeting Expletives are now 3-0 on the season (having nailed their initial W by forfeit last week).
Next game: Tuesday, June 30, 7:00 p.m. at the AU Jake against Mintz Levin.