Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Unicorns hold on to Cobras

Since their first win of the year, the Unicorns of the Apocalypse have been involved in many fierce encounters with a variety of foes.

*This is part 1 of a 3-day blog series that catches fans up with the Unicorns' progress over the last few weeks.

Foe #1: Busch Cobras

The Unicorn can be both the most fragile of creatures and the fiercest of creatures.  Typically, the Unicorns of the Apocalypse, while inherently having a nature that can effectively end the world at any given moment, start out a two-game series as the former and end with the latter.  Example: Coming off of a 12-run win, the Unicorns mustered a total of two hits in the first two innings this, their next game, and came out with only four runs.  Their M.O., apparently, is to lead teams in to make them think they are just fragile little 'corns (thus the allowance of 11 runs in the first inning and VBC Softball veteran Joanna Niles suffering a strained oblique while in the field in the bottom of the 1st) until they unleash their nuclear power, as evidenced by their 5-run first inning in the second game.  Reigning MVPs Kevin "Magi-Carp" Carpenter and Elisabeth Edge returned to add to the fallout, allowing the Unicorns to spit out the venom that caused their first loss and ending their match with the Cobras in a draw.

Wins: 1
Losses: 2
Ties: 1

Go, Unicorns!

Team Leaders (week of May 7th)

Magi-Carp spared no time in chasing his territory after collecting two doubles and a homerun in his first two games.  Looks like there will be a battle of the MVPs this year!
.818/.750/1.545/2.295 (12 plate appearances)
.667/.667/1.500/2.167 (6 plate appearances)
1: Ryan Cahill (Spring '11 MVP)
2: Kevin Carpenter (Fall '11 MVP)

Meanwhile, rookie Joey Sanchez draws a rare male walk, allowing him to top the OBP stat at .800.

Magi-Carp, again, wastes no time and tops the chart with 6 RBIs, beating out Greg "Greaver" Weaver, Paxton O'Toole, and Cahill's tie for 5 each.  Bobby "B-Weave" Weaver closely trails with 4.
Lanah Stafford continues her impressive season by leading the women with .750s straight across the board.  Edge has a way to go, but starts out well with straight .571s.

Rookie Kendra Stancell may not be hitting as well Stafford, but she knows how to put balls in play when she needs to.  They tie at 4 RBIs a piece.

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