T & D Goes Undefeated
at Dublin Dirty Tournament
By Lisa Wise
Sparks, NV. -- With the luck of a four leaf clover and a talented group of players that hit .800 across the board as a team the Nevada based coed team Thongs & Dongs compiled a perfect 5-0 record on their way to capturing the Dublin Dirty Tournament held at the Golden Eagle Sports Complex in Sparks, NV.
In addition to compiling a undefeated record T & D outscored their opponents 127-20 over the course of the tournament. "Our team hitting was phenomenal throughout the day as each player rained line drives to all field in each of our victories," Said T & D manager Scott Walters. " If a player or two reached base we were confident that the next batters would bring them in to score."
T & D started the tournament off with a impressive 37 run out put as they out hit and out played the Mustangs for a 37-3 victory. Their bats did not cool off after that win as they continue to light up the scoreboard with a convincing 27-3 win over lucky Charms in game two and a 24-4 offensive victory over the Shave This.
"While our offense continued to pour on the runs our pitcher Dallas Kester also had a outstanding tournament as he kept the opposing batters off stride throughout the tournament and at the plate he made only one out in five games." Said Walters.
In the undefeated game against Lucky Charms T & D scored at will on early inning rallies and they never looked back as they went on to score a 20-3 victory which advanced them to the Championship game against Free Agents.
The two titans battled it out throughout the early innings however T & D once again flexed their offensive might s they went onto to win by the score of 19-7.
"This is the type of tournament were everything goes right," Said Walters. ""Offensively our hitters were on fire as they produce over a hundred runs for the tournament. Our defense was equally as impressive as we held teams to an average of four runs per game."
"This is a special tournament with some very unique set of rules that greatly added to the fun of the event."
The Luck of the Irish
Each team is allowed one defensive or offensive do-over "mulligan" PER GAME and prove the other team just got lucky . When a team uses a mulligan, everything goes back to what it was before the play occurred.
The Irish Inning
In the 3rd inning of each game, the next batter after the second out is recorded will count as two runs if scored. If a legal homerun is hit all runners on base position will count as double. The eligible player must wear an IRISH hat. If the batter is female in a men's division, she will count as four runs.
Each Strikeout or foul out awards opponent 1 run
In a men's division, girls always count as double the runs. However, they must start and field. No pinch runners. Must defensively field through the inning they bat.
The Brasser Flip
Before each game a coin is flipped, the winning side will choose either Home or Away--- or can give up the right and choose .98 bats or 1.20 bats.
The Arseway Wheel
Much more agressive in 2011. Each team gets one spin before each game (example rules- TBD) Examples
1. Add one homerun to your teams maximum
2. Start 1st inning with 4 outs
3. Get 1 run for your team this game!
4. Hit 1 off the wall = Win $100
5. Unlimited pinch runners
6. Opponents batters start 1st inning with 2 strikes
7. Start the fourth inning off with a runner on second base.