The Bananas played the RedWolves for the first time this season, toppling them 4-1 in Florence to improve to 11-0 on the summer. The win streak is so crazy at this point that I think it actually makes complete sense. It’s so bonkers that it can’t be insane anymore, because now we’re expecting the boys to win every night they play, and it will be bizarre if they ever do lose. Anyhow, let’s get to how they secured win number eleven.
The Nanners turned to Tom, Tommy John ain’t no thang, Vincent, who retired the first 5 RedWolves he faced, making it 14 straight going back to his 9 up 9 down performance last Wednesday. He had only given up a walk in 2 innings, when Brody Wortham hit a line drive out to left for a RedWolves 1-0 lead. Tom set Florence down 1-2-3 after the homer, to finish with 4 strikeouts in 3 terrific innings thrown.
Tyler, I don’t wear cowboy boots on the road, Gillum, went to Zach, I literally never pitched in high school, Patterson, who for a guy who literally never pitched in high school, pitched really well. The Cali kid struck out 3 RedWolves, retiring all 6 batters he faced in his Nanners debut.
Bill, I’m probably gonna play for the Bananas forever, Leroy, and the worst base runner in Chatham County, Nick Clarno, started off the top of the 5th inning with back-to-back singles. Tristan, I don’t get why people straight up hate throwing me strikes, Peters, worked a walk and then Eduardo, I’m going for the CPL hit-by-pitch record this summer, got hit by his 2nd pitch of the game, (team high 4th of the season), to bring home Leroy to tie the game. Danny, I’m low key the best base stealer on this team, Oberst, hit a soft tapper to 2nd to bring home Clarno and give the Bananas the lead.
The greatest athlete in Perkins, Georgia history, Bill Knight, and Bryson, I would have broke the NCAA consecutive hit streak if anyone had told me how many hits it took, Bloomer, both walked and scored in the 6th to push the lead to 4-1.
Matthew, this winning streak isn’t as impressive as my 18.1 scoreless innings streak to start my sophomore season, Steidl, threw 3 scoreless innings only allowing 2 hits while striking out 3 in his first Bananas outing. Dylan, if you come to Louisiana you can drive my motorized wagon, Cunningham, got his second save of the summer striking out 2 in his 4th straight scoreless appearance to start the season. Nanner’s win 4-1, improve to 11-0.
Danny Oberst, Cole Kitchen, and Nick Clarno all channeled Myron “Splash” Mebane and said “We be clappin’ tho,” as they all notched 2 hits apiece to lead the offensive charge.
”You know my base running may be atrocious,” Nick Clarno said, “but we keep winning with me making nightly mistakes on the bags so I feel like I’m honestly helping keep the boys loose with some comic relief out there.”
The best pitching staff in the CPL continued to dominate with Vincent, Patterson, Steidl, and Cunningham combining for 9 innings of 1 run, 4 hit, 1 walk, 12 strikeout baseball.
Whoever was supposed to cater the player meal skipped out on the RedWolves so everyone got a singular hot dog or hamburger. Gillum took matters into his own hands and walked through the Wendy’s drive-thru to order 35 double-stacked hamburgers (plus a chicken sandwich for Adam, red meat will not go over well with my digestive system, Moreau), so the fellas would be properly nourished on the journey back to Savannah (shoutout the drive-thru selfie from Bill as the story’s featured photo).
The boys try to tie the all-time CPL record for wins to start the season with a doubleheader tomorrow night in Macon. Game 1 starts at 6:00pm with the Bananas down 1-0 with an out in the bottom of the 2nd inning, and then game 2 will be a 7-inning affair right after.
Two whiteboard broadcasts for the price of one tomorrow night! Let’s get weird and see if these guys can get straight historic with it!