The Capitals beat the NY Rangers last night to deadlock their Eastern Conference Series at 3 a-piece. Ho-hum.
The Nats dropped one to the Pirates, but still stand a-top the National League Eastern Division…. zzzzz.
The real buzz among the DC sports cognoscenti from Capitol Hill to Capitol Heights is the continuing march of the Middle School Softball Girl Bengals to the PVAC Championship Finals with a breath-taking playoff win over a very strong Covenant Life team.
With storm clouds threatening, and the game see-sawing back and forth, these Tigers pitched and hit their way to the final. Kate S. and Catherine W. continued their solid performance off the mound this season, by holding down a powerful CovLife lineup that defeated Burke in the Finals last year.
All 10 Burkies contributed at the plate and on the basepaths. Albert Pujols may be struggling at the plate, but Sofia and Aya stayed hot at the dish with key drives during the game. And Catherine, helping her own cause turned in what proved to be a game-winning triple toward the end of the game, driving in the go-ahead runs. But for your humble scribe, the play that should be on Sports Center rotation today was the game-saving, championship-earning, all-star, last-second, breath-taking, running-catch by rookie Natanya S. of a frozen rope fading liner that would have put CovLife back on top in the last inning!! Last, but certainly not least, Esme won a spontaneously given Good Sportsperson Gatorade from Covenant Life for helping one of their teammates after a collision at First.
The Championship match is at home this coming Monday against Sandy Spring. Come on out to the old ball yard, there may be a few seats left, and see the team that everyone in DC is talking about!!
A special thanks goes out to the Coaches: JD, Shala, Sam and Adam K. for an exciting, great season!
Thanks to photo-journalist and dad, Jeff Taylor for the action photo. Thanks also to veteran sports reporter and conga player Danny Weiss for the reportage.
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