Liveblogging Game One of Area Finals Against North Dallas

7:36 p.m. After a lovely rendition of the Star Spangled Banner from the Lads and Lassies, we’re off to a great start in the first. Matt Wilson already has one K, and North Dallas failed to make it on base.

7:37 p.m. Lead-off hitter Gottsacker gets on first. Visitor side stands are starting to fill out with Scots. Gottsacker steals second, and Stainback advances him to third on a drive to left field.

7:40 p.m. Gottsacker makes it home after a sac fly from McDade, who nailed a walkoff homer at the Scots’ last game.

Jump for more …

7:44 p.m. Beginning to think I should have scored one of those awesome portable stadium seats everyone has. It would probably make being packed in here like sardines a little more palatable.

7:47 p.m. Wilson gets his second strikeout of the game in the second inning.

7:50 p.m. And a foul ball from a North Dallas player (Leija, I think) has made it across Lovers.

7:53 p.m. North Dallas has their first hit, but Torres is out thanks to an unassisted play at first base.

7:56 p.m. May hits a serious line drive to center and takes first. Many “oohs” were shouted.

8 p.m. Justin Galvan bounces one over center for a ground-rule double. Runners are at second and third, with Romo in scoring position now with two outs. Nails are being bitten.

8:04 p.m. Gottsacker leaves two men on base at the end of the second. Bummer.

8:06 p.m. Seeing lots of non-white shirts in the stands. Husband and I are feeling better about our sartorial choices. Also, this cool breeze is distracting me from the very loud tweenage conversations buzzing about.

8:12 p.m. Wilson earns his third strikeout.

8:21 p.m. Score is 3-0, with the Scots earning some momentum.

8:24 p.m. And Wilson gets his fifth strikeout.

8:27 p.m. Music between innings is excellent. Whoever is selecting the tunes is to be commended.

8:29 p.m. Galvan takes first after taking one to the leg from North Dallas pitcher Jonathan Torres. Ouch.

8:31 p.m. And Galvan strays too far from second and is thrown out by North Dallas’ catcher.

8:37 p.m. Fans at Scotland Yard are packed in like Aggies at the Dixie Chicken on a Thursday night. Elbows and knees are everywhere.

8:45 p.m. Torres pitches one to McElroy’s ankles for the third HBP in three innings.

8:48 p.m. Thanks to a walk for Jake Howeth, the score is now 4-0. North Dallas is bringing in Ivan Rodriguez, who is much taller than Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez. Bases are loaded and May is at the plate.

8:52 p.m. May pushes a sac fly to center and McDade scores, upping the Scots’ lead to 5-0.

8:56 p.m. Morales gets North Dallas’ second hit by bouncing one up in the infield.

8:58 p.m. Romo makes an epic snag in left field. Wilson takes one too close to N. Dallas’ Hernandez, who takes a base. Two on, one out, top of the sixth.

9:02 p.m. Wilson earns his seventh strikeout on North Dallas’ Luna. A fly ball to center gets the third out.

9:11 p.m. Scots are up 5-0 in the bottom of the sixth. Fans are clearing the stands, making things more comfy for the diehards.

9:13 p.m. Stainback launches one to left field for a triple, bringing home two Scots. McDade tosses an anchor over the left field wall for a two-run homer. Score is now 9-0 in the bottom of the sixth with only one out.

9:18 p.m. Game over. Jake Howeth launches one over the center field wall for a two-run homer, making the final score 11-0 and ending the game in the bottom of the sixth thanks to the 10-run rule.

Congrats, Scots!

6 thoughts on “Liveblogging Game One of Area Finals Against North Dallas

  • May 12, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Love the commentary – are you on duty tomorrow night!

    Go Scots!!!

    that is Will Taylor on the music – been doing a great job all season

  • May 12, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Dan Koller will be on duty tomorrow night. I’ll try to convince him to liveblog it, but I couldn’t have done this tonight without my dear husband, Dave, keeping score so I could refer to his notes.

    Also, several fans without the iPhone dugout app around us kept asking him for updates (happens a lot at Rangers games).

  • May 13, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Joanna-Are you kidding me? I’m constantly trying to find Scots scores updates and this was the best in the 15 years I’ve lived here. Job well done!!!
    Thank you…and your hubby!!! You are better than the DMN!
    Dan, the bar has been set(start cursing Chuck for not being here right about now).

  • May 13, 2011 at 8:41 am

    I completely agree. Was the best play by play in many years. Excellent job and great idea to provide the blog coverage.

  • May 13, 2011 at 9:13 am

    I’m so glad y’all enjoyed it! I did feel kind of rude being on my iPhone the entire game, but when folks around me found out I was blogging the game, they were much more understanding!

  • May 13, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Joanna- I would’ve appreciated a separate live-blog about the song choices. Slacker.


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