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Game 4 - Maroon vs. Purple
By Johnny Betts

June 4, 2002

After falling behind by a big margin early in the game, the Maroon's comeback efforts weren't enough to bring home a victory as they suffered a 14-9 defeat at the hands of the Purple team on Tuesday night.

"They were beating us 9-1 after the second inning," said Johnny Betts, the Maroon's All-Star, "but they were dropping a lot of short hits into the outfield. Coach told me to move in and play 'rover.' That just means that I played a lot shorter in the outfield. This thoroughly threw Purple off their game plan. I caught two fly balls that they tried to loft over my head. My presence was totally intimidating. After this defensive move we outscored them 8-5. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to secure a victory."

Johnny only had one hit in the game, but he had a hard line drive that narrowly missed the pitcher's head. "He stuck his glove up to protect himself and lo and behold, he got lucky and caught the ball. It was bogus."

Johnny picked up a walk, knocked in 2 runs, scored a run, caught two fly balls, and had no errors. It was another yeoman-like effort by the Internet hero.

"I'm happy with the way I'm playing, but we really need to pick up another victory. There's no more room for error. In the next game I'm gonna start off playing 'rover' again and see if we can tighten our defense right from the start."

With the loss, the Maroon's record drops to 1-3 on the year. The league's four best teams make the post-season tournament, so time is running short for the Maroon.

And what did Stephanie think of Game 4?

"After the first 2 innings I thought, 'Oh no, here we go AGAIN!' But thanks to Johnny, the defense tightened up and they slowly crawled back in the game. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough. Oh well, thank goodness for books."

Game 5 is set for Tuesday, June 11.


Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO OBP SLG AVG
2002 5 15 3 8 1 2 0 8 3 0 .667 .867 .533
Career 13 37 5 17 1 2 0 11 4 0 .683 .595 .460

Game by Game
Date OPP Result AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO OBP SLG AVG
May 7 Green L 18-5 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333
May 14 Navy W 22-8 3 0 2 1 0 0 3 1 0 1.000 1.000 .667
May 21 Gold L 19-7 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333
June 4 Purple L 14-9 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 .500 .333 .333
June 11 Blue W 16-15 3 2 3 0 2 0 3 1 0 1.000 1.000 2.333
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