11/17 Recap

The Swing Science Friday Night League standings after the latest round of games present a fascinating picture of the competition. The league is led by the Dubs and the Amarillo Sod Poodles, both holding an impressive undefeated record of 4 wins and 0 losses, boasting win percentages (W%) of 1.000. The Dubs stand out with a remarkable run total of 42 and an impressive batting average (AVG) of .548, coupled with a slugging percentage (SLG) of .658 and on-base percentage (OBP) of .548, leading to an outstanding OPS (on-base plus slugging) of 1.206.

The Amarillo Sod Poodles, though not as offensively explosive as the Dubs, have shown consistency and strategic gameplay, with a total of 18 runs and a batting average of .481. Their SLG and OBP are both .557 and .481 respectively, giving them an OPS of 1.038.

Following closely are the Retired Bananas and the 3 Wild & Crazy Guys, both showing strong performances. The Bananas, with a win-loss record of 4-2, have a W% of .667 and have accumulated 36 runs. Their batting average stands at .476, with a notable SLG of .550 and OBP of .476, leading to an OPS of 1.026.

The 3 Wild & Crazy Guys, with a 3-1 record and a W% of .750, have been formidable, scoring a total of 42 runs. They have an exceptional batting average of .531 and lead the league in slugging with a remarkable SLG of .977, coupled with an OBP of .531, resulting in the league’s highest OPS of 1.508.

The Chico Bail Bonds also have a record of 3 wins and 1 loss, mirroring the performance of the 3 Wild & Crazy Guys with a W% of .750. They have scored 41 runs and boast the highest batting average in the league at .576, along with a high SLG of .856 and OBP of .576, culminating in an OPS of 1.432.

  • This week’s action kicked off with an exciting matchup between the Crazy Trains and Never Give Up. Despite a valiant effort from the Crazy Trains, Never Give Up clinched a decisive 6-2 victory, setting a high bar for the games to follow.
  • The Dubs then took on the Carolina Disco Turkeys in back-to-back games, showcasing their dominance with overwhelming victories of 9-2 and 17-2. Their impressive offense and solid defense left a mark on the league standings.
  • In a remarkable turnaround, the Crazy Trains redeemed themselves against Never Give Up in a closely contested rematch, edging out a 4-3 win in a game filled with suspense and strategic plays.
  • The Amarillo Sod Poodles faced the Elite Sluggers in two intense battles. Demonstrating superior skill and strategy, the Sod Poodles emerged victorious in both games with scores of 3-1 and 6-1, cementing their position as a formidable force in the league.
  • A stark contrast was seen in the games between the Retired Bananas and The Dino Nuggies. The Bananas displayed a balanced approach winning 6-1 and then overtaking the Nuggies 12-0 in a display of overwhelming power and skill.
  • The 3 Wild & Crazy Guys and Green Monsters provided fans with a high-scoring spectacle. The Guys narrowly secured victories in both games, 7-6 and 13-9, in matches characterized by aggressive offense and relentless pursuit of victory.
  • In the final matchups of the week, the Chico Bail Bonds faced the Swamp Donkeys. The Bail Bonds secured a solid 13-4 win in their first game but faced a tougher challenge in the second, narrowly clinching a 9-8 victory in a tense and gripping contest.

This season, several standout athletes have risen to the challenge, dazzling fans and opponents alike with their remarkable performances. Let’s take a closer look at some of these key players:

  • **Mason Van Patten (Team: Green Monsters)** – Van Patten has been a notable force, amassing 28 hits and 6 RBIs, accompanied by 9 runs. His impressive OPS of 1.255 and a batting average of .596, along with a top exit velocity of 66.8 mph, underscore his potential as a key contributor to his team.
  • **Theo Arvan (Team: Chico Bail Bonds)** – Arvan’s versatility is evident through his 25 hits, 15 runs, and 14 RBIs. With an OPS of 1.372 and a batting average of .581, coupled with a maximum exit velocity of 67.0 mph, he has consistently demonstrated his prowess on the field.
  • **Tyler Mionskowski (Team: 3 Wild & Crazy Guys)** – A powerhouse in the league, Mionskowski has gathered 27 hits, leading with 19 runs and 16 RBIs. His league-leading OPS of 1.884, a batting average of .628, and the highest maximum exit velocity of 72.5 mph mark him as a formidable player.
  • **Lucas Reed (Team: Dubs)** – Reed’s performance has been outstanding, leading with 37 hits and 18 runs, coupled with 11 RBIs. His OPS stands tall at 1.415, and his batting average is an impressive .698. Reed’s maximum exit velocity of 63.9 mph and an average distance of 171.2 showcase his balanced skill set.
  • **Finn (Team: Retired Bananas)** – Finn has been a consistent force, delivering 29 hits and 15 runs, along with 12 RBIs. He boasts an OPS of 1.015 and a batting average of .439. His maximum exit velocity of 65.2 mph and a long hit of 185.3 demonstrate his robust approach at the plate.
  • **Chris Gillot (Team: 3 Wild & Crazy Guys)** – Gillot has made a significant impact with 22 hits, 11 runs, and a high 17 RBIs. His OPS of 1.619 and a batting average of .524, along with a top exit velocity of 73.6 mph, speak to his striking abilities.
  • **Henry (Team: Chico Bail Bonds)** – Contributing significantly with 26 hits, 11 runs, and 15 RBIs, Henry’s presence has been pivotal. His OPS of 1.545 and a batting average of .591, along with a maximum exit velocity of 73.6 mph, underscore his explosive power.
  • **Liam Vietti (Team: Retired Bananas)** – Matching his teammate with 29 hits, Vietti has added 13 RBIs and 10 runs to his name. His OPS of 0.967 and a batting average of .475, along with a maximum exit velocity of 63.8 mph, show his adaptability as a hitter.
  • **Maxwell Jensen (Team: 3 Wild & Crazy Guys)** – Jensen has accrued 20 hits, 12 runs, and 9 RBIs. His OPS of 1.044, a batting average of .444, and a maximum exit velocity of 66.4 mph round out his impressive skills on the field.

These players, through their impressive statistics and on-field heroics,  have significantly contributed to the high caliber of play that defines the Swing Science Friday night league. As the season unfolds, their performances will undoubtedly be key to their teams’ fortunes and a source of excitement for fans of the league.