Father's Day wiffleball was a great day for the two fathers in the league. Here are the results:
Game #1: Howard Cronin vs. John Cronin/Joe Cronin
Howard Cronin, father of John and Joe, played valiantly in defeat. With 8 strikeouts and a home run, he forced extra innings against the top 2 MVP candidates this season. This was a classic battle that went the distance. John and Joe got the game started with two 2-run innings, but Howard answered back with a huge 3rd inning. Howard hit a grand slam off Joe Cronin to cap off a 5 run inning. John and Joe added 2 in the 4th. Howard tied it up in the bottom and the 4th. After a scoreless 5th, the game was set for extra innings. John Cronin hit a 3-run HR to put John/Joe ahead 9-6. John got the save in the bottom of the 6th and John/Joe won. Howard Cronin had 8 K's, the most impressive outing of the season. Joe Cronin was held to 0 HR, but still added 4 K's. John had the Play of the Week with a diving stop of a grounder.
Final Score: Howard Cronin: 6 John/Joe: 9
Game #2: Karen Cronin/John Cronin vs. Howard Cronin/Joe Cronin
In a test of his MVP potential, John Cronin took self-proclaimed "loser of the league" on his team. John had a hard time generating offense, but held Joe/Howard on bay with 6 K's. Joe Cronin had a spectacular day at the plate with a HR in every inning, 4/5 were solo HR. Joe struck in the first inning with a 3 run shot of Karen Cronin. He added a solo HR in every other inning. Howard and Joe pitched well against Karen/John, shutting them out. John had multiple base hits and walks, but he couldn't advance on the basepaths.
Final Score: Karen/John: 0 Howard/Joe: 7