Welcome back! After a looooong weekend, JMS is back in action! Put those golf clubs away, break out the big bats, and remember softball is just like golf, except you are
“hitting a ball falling out of the sky.” – Abbasali Kermalli
Here is your week seven preview!
(There will be two make up games on Friday and two on Sunday, but since those have already been previewed, we will skip right to the first regularly scheduled game.)
Game 1 – Tigers vs Wolves
After recently been passed by the Wolves in the power rankings, the Tigers are hoping to extract some revenge on the rising wolf pack. The Wolves will be on their second of a back to back having just played their makeup game. The Tigers, on the other hand, will have just played back to back makeup games less than 48 hours prior. Will the young legs of the Wolves hold up after such an early start? Will a one day turn around be enough for the elderly Tigers to recover? This preview doesn’t give the Tigers a chance.
Prediction: 18 – 4 Wolves
Game 2 – Lions vs Falcons
The second game of this week features a battle between the basement dwelling Falcons and the third place Lions. With Miqdad Jaffer eager to pitch against his old team, Altaf Champsi will be taking Sunday off. Confused and befuddled, tensions are at an all time high in the Falcons dressing room. Who will step up and take charge? Riaz Champsi for one will be leading by example as he looks to pitch his team to victory. Will the Falcons finally soar or will the Lions be eating some BBQ’d birds? This preview author will be bringing his bib to the BBQ.
Prediction: 21-4 Lions
Game 3 – Bucks vs Lions
The Lions have so far proven to be a team that play one good game each week. We hope this is the game they show up because the Bucks are coming into their own. Bucks Captains Ali Raza and Imran Nasser are out to prove the preview author wrong by playing well for the rest of the season, while Lions Captains Asad and Zane Hussain have not lived up to expectations this season. Sure, Asad is still among the league leaders in all hitting categories and probably the best shortstop in the league, but imagine the possibilities! This Lions team has barely unlocked it’s potential. Will this be the week it all comes together? This game is going to be great to watch and we wish there were extra innings!
Prediction: 14-14 Draw
Game 4 – Eagles vs Owls
In the last non-makeup game of the day, the Eagles are hoping Ali Manek has retired from public speaking. Without Manek in the lineup, the Eagles have struggled to find consistency. Their losing streak started when the Owls handed them their first loss of the season. With the Owls looking to field their best defensive lineup this season and Manek replacing a bat with a mic, yet again, the Eagles have little hope.
Prediction: 12-8 Owls