All fun and games on the baseball diamond
Adorned in their uniforms, both teams made an impressive appearance on the SQ field of dreams. Under the illuminating sun, the guys warmed up. Media coverage was in full attendance. SQ TV, SQNews, SQ Radio and Fast Forward Video were conducting interviews.
Scattered around the Lower Yard, baseball fans had their eyes glued to their favorite players and waited for the game to start. After the photo ops, the men gathered around the pitcher’s mound and had a brief prayer.
Oscar “Gordo” Alcosta (A’s) and Mark “Solo” Wiley (Giants) received nods as the starting pitchers for each team and for their perseverance throughout the year.
The A’s held the Giants to a scoreless top of the first inning thanks to the star first baseman, Anthony “T-Tone” Denard. He made an acrobatic catch for the third out, sending the Giants to the outfield.
On the mound, Wiley had a shaky beginning but settled down quickly. He pitched three innings with one run. The crafty left-hander struck out four and walked one while only giving up one hit in his impressive stint.
For three straight innings the game was scoreless. Due to the many alarms and emergency medical halts, the game was continually placed on hold.
To keep the crowd entertained, Jamal Harrison and Steve Pachacio were on the PA system with plenty of good jokes and music.
Eventually both teams were able to get some points on the board, but it didn’t really matter to the teams because the day was simply just a celebration.