A twenty-four game losing streak
came to a end as Senior Girls team Duke's News (2-10) stole a
double-header from Speedy Printing (8-5). It was a frustrating night for
Rich Joseph's two-time defending champions, who lost an opportunity to
overtake first place Party Cake (9-4), who also dropped two games. With
three games remaining in the regular season, it will be a fight to the
finish. But let's not forget the team in the cellar, who broke their
jinx with a clean sweep. Congratulations Duke's!
SLICK'S ON A
In the Girls Little Division,
1995-1996 champion Slick's (10-1) has returned to the top of the hill,
clinching the '98 regular season title, and earning a first round
playoff bye. After beginning the season by earning a pizza party for
"best banner", and now holding the pole position going into the
post-season, this could be the year for Ed Kinzel's "Little Red Machine"
to return to prominence.
The coach of an undefeated boys
team asked when was the last time a team in his division went
undefeated. I did not know the answer, but assume that it has been done
somewhere along the line, and probably not long ago. I asked a question
in return. "When was the last time all three boys divisions had an
undefeated team?" Let's not get superstitious here, but DeBor is 11-0,
Steve Poremski Plumbing is 8-0, and Sullivan's Auto is 11-0. I am
positive that this has never happened before in the history of this league.
Good luck to all three teams as they grind on towards a possible place in
Brookline baseball lore.