Opening night of the 2013 Shelbyville Men's Softball League saw BAMF going 2-0. Night 2 saw Joe's Pizza also starting undefeated. Night 3 ended in a split between Legends Draft House and B&R Marine.
On Wednesday, BAMF broke open a 1-1 game 1 in the 3rd with a 4-run spurt to lead 5-1. Naber Grain cut it to 5-3 in 5th, but BAMF made it 6-3 in the bottom of the inning, then had a 5-run rally in the 6th for an 11-3 lead.
Naber Grain tried a heroic comeback in the top of the 7th, They put up six runs to close to within two, 11-9, when the ran out of ammo and took the loss.
In game 2, BAMF once again broke open a close game. Leading 2-1 in the top of 5th, BAMF had 6-run rally to lead 8-1. They upped the lead to 10-2 in the 6th.
Naber tried to gin up a late comeback again with a 4-run rally in the bottom of the 6th, 10-6 BAMF. But BAMF wasn't done. They added a triply in the 7th to go up by eight, 13-5. Naber could only trim the margin of defeat by one in their final at bat and started 0-2, while BAMF stood undefeated.
BAMF 11, Naber Grain 9
Naber 010 020 6--9
BAMF 104 015 x--11
BAMF 13, Naber Grain 6
BAMF 011 062 3--13
Naber 100 004 1--6
On Thursday night, Joe's Pizza's Jason Kirby kept punctuating the games with long balls. He had three round trippers.
He drew first blood in game 1, homering in the 1st, 1-0. Nick Wheeler bested that in the 3rd with a 3-run shot to give DJ's Landscaping the lead, 3-1.
Joe's didn't wait to reclaim the lead. In the bottom of the 3rd, Joe's rallied for seven runs, with another Kirby solo long ball, to lead 8-3. DJ's failed to score for the third of four innings.
Joe's Pizza came right back to score three in the 4th and go up 11-3. DJ's shot blanks again in the 5th and were on thin ice. Joe's just needed two runs for the 10-run early dismissal. They got the two runs got off to an easy season-opening win, 13-3.