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Highlights from Opening Day of Season 91
Nov 2nd 2020 By Columbus Storm

Day 1 - The Greatest Games

Disclaimer - We do not include every great game.

9:00

Storm defeated River Sharks 14-7

In what seemed like a crushing defeat at first turned out to be anything but that. The Storm fans piled the exits after a 5 run top of the first for the River Sharks. But then the bats came alive. The Storm would get at least a run in every inning, as Paxton Durbin, a 38 year old who spent 14 years on the Nightcrawlers, had the best game of his career. He went 5-5 with 3 HRS, 1 double, and a single, piling 6 RBI’s. But that isn’t it. Nathan Maynard, a former Carnage citizen, went 5-5 with 3 HRS, 1 double, and a single, piling 4 RBI’s. Lastly, Valladares went 4-6 with 1 homer, 1 double, and 2 singles, piling 1 RBI. Even though Otero and Childress had horrible starts, Branch, Humphrey, and Hutto had a huge 0 run stretch all the way until the 9th, when Hutto gave up 2. Everyone but 3 people got at least one hit, and 5 players had multi-hit games. This was a great way to start the season for the Storm.


Reds defeated Bombers 17-3

What a way for the former WORLD CHAMPS to go down big on Opening Day. All star players let up so many runs to their division rival. Because most people got subbed out, the notable for the game is Isaiah Dozier, who went 3-5 with a homer, a double, and a single, as he piled up 5 RBI’s. This was a crushing defeat for the Bombers. The Bombers could have a World Series hangover, but who knows.

Swords defeated Name 17-13

This very high scoring game was crazy. The Swords had 2 4-run innings and 2 3-run innings. But do not leave out the Name. They had a very respectable first ever game, as they piled up 13 runs. Everyone on each team got a hit, and the hits balanced out, so there was not really one standout player. This was an amazing game however.

Okanagan Heat defeated Raincoats 6-5

This was a 9th inning comeback for the ages. Down 5-0 in the 9th with one out and one on, the Okanagan Heat stepped up. An RBI single and 2 homers, one of them with one out to spare, put them in front 6-5 as their bullpen closed it out one half inning later.


2:00

Saskatoon C Angles defeated New York Mets! 14-1

This team is a huge surprise this year. Essentially coming out of nowhere, they hold the title for best team in Alta Canyon, stat wise and record wise. Consistently having multi-run innings throughout the game, they are in good shape for what is later to come.

San Diego Giants beat Chicago Ohawks 13-4
When these two powerhouses faced off, I did not know who was going to win. Then I remembered that the Ohawks are quitting and gave away every single good player. So it was a no-brainer for me. The Giants showcased that and put on a show, playing like their Season 89 Postseason self. They racked up 13 runs, 5 of which came off the bat of Geraldo Benavidez. Their huge 6 run eighth is one of the reasons they are 3-0.

I know there are other great games, but I just wanted to remind everyone about the glitch. The reason subscribers have an advantage here is that they just need to make a lineup change in Game Manager to change the score. With limited tokens for Expansion Subscribers (free), they could not always change to output. This is one factor on why I am 2-1, because I saw that I was going to get shut out by the Cyclones and had nothing to change it with. I hope FB fixes this soon.

7:00

San Diego Giants defeated Arlington Gold 27-4

It is the middle of the 8th inning. The Giants have been gold all game, so they do not really need  to score in this inning. 14 runs is enough to win, anyway. But that is not what the Giants thought. Because in the bottom of the 8th, they nearly doubled their score in a HUGE 13 RUN INNING! Their DH, Torrez, racked in 7 runs, and everyone on the Giants had an RBI except one catcher, but he was subbed in late and only got to bat once. He got a hit, which means everyone on the team got a hit. Cyrus Bermudez has a hilariously laughable 30.375 ERA after that show.

Cincinnati Reds defeated Winnipeg Piranhas 20-7

I was actually very surprised by that, but for a different reason. I thought they would score more runs, and here is why. If they can get 17 runs on last year's champs, then they should be able to double that. But logic does not work that way. It was a great game, just not as good as I thought.

I know that not every good game or every big defeat was in here, but I put the ones that stood out to me. Congratulations to the winning teams that made it on here. Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a good day on FB today!

-Highlights from Columbus Storm