Tag: 2018

Hounds win 1-0

Write up from Matt Burch:

The Hounds topped the Pirates 1-0 today, led by a hangover and newly engaged Tim Riggenbach.

As the Hounds faithful know, Tim pitches his best with a slight headache and a bac sitting in the .06 – .10 range, which was the case today. Riggenbach was “PHENOMENAL” on the mound as noted by commissioner/Pirates manager Jeff Papadopolopoditis posting a 4 hit complete game shutout.

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Final 5 Hounds games

Hounds fans:

Only 5 games to go in the 2018 CMBA season and all possibilities are alive:

– Hounds win all 5 = first place and a bye
– Other scenarios with Hounds losing 1 or more games = second place
– Other scenarios with Hounds losing 1 or more games = wild card
– Other scenarios with Hounds losing 1 or more games = no playoffs at all

Yes, we could be first, second, wild card, or not in the playoffs at all. Our fate is in our hands if we win all 5, but anything short of that requires some help from other teams losing.

Come support us in the final 5 games!


Huge win for the Hounds

The Hounds beat the Aviators for the third time this year, with today’s score a commanding 12-4 win. The Hounds are trying to secure a playoff spot with a second place finish in Division B and their two main rivals are the Aviators and the Pirates. With today’s win the Hounds have secured the all-important tiebreaker v. the Aviators.

Tim Riggenbach (#8, P) filled in as the pitcher today, but he did much more than fill in. Instead, Tim pitched 7 solid innings for the crucial win, and only faced 1 batter over the minimum in the last 4 innings. A fantastic performance from the mustachioed lefty with a fine new haircut.

The Hounds offense was led by (as always) Anthony Correa (#13, C) in the leadoff spot, and Nelson Bowers (#48, DH) in the 2-hole, reaching safely 6 times combined. TJ Rinaldi (#1, RF) reached safely all 4 times at the plate, Nick Schmidt (#23, CF) and Matt Burch (#6, 1B) both scored twice, and Matthew Steffens (#5, SS) had 3 RBis with a double, single, and a run scored. Aidan French (#33, 3B) also added 3 RBIs and a run scored.

On the defensive side, Dave Cary (#44, 2B) had some spectacular plays at second base–and the Hounds are now 2-0 with Mr. Cary in the lineup. (They are also 3-0 when Nelson’s sister attends.)

The Hounds play the Division A leading Red Sox tomorrow at 12:15 pm at Maywood. See you there!


Hounds drop third in a row

The Chicago Hounds are now 9-8 on the 2018 season after losing to Ramirez Baseball 10-3 today at Winnemac Park. The weather was absolutely gorgeous, but unfortunately the Hounds’ play was not. Ramirez Baseball (formerly the
Astros) are now 3-37 lifetime in their 2 CMBA seasons. But make no mistake, Ramirez Baseball was simply the better team today. Hans Hetrick‘s (#18, C) parents and Juan Garcia joined us at K’s after the game where we (1)
discussed getting Alex Garcia (#10, RF/P) and Jonathan Garcia (#35, 2B) to the games a little earlier and (2) contemplated buying a 2-bedroom apartment next door to K’s as a team flophouse.

The Hounds also lost 6-4 on Thursday at Southwest Park v. the Marlins. If we won we were going to Outback to celebrate, but instead we were forced to go to Hooters since we lost. The Hounds played much better on Thursday, and looked poised to tie or take the lead late, but unfortunately just couldn’t scratch across enough runs.

The Hounds look to return to the winning column tomorrow as they face the Vikings at Winnemac at 12:15 pm. Party at 1346 W Early Ave Chicago IL 60660 after the game. See you there!