Big Sixth Lifts FEC Over Mixed Nuts
Posted at 10:21 p.m. on Aug. 2, 2012
(Patrick Curran/CQ Roll Call)
Campaign finance laws may or may not need reform, but the Federal Election Commission’s hitting definitely doesn’t.
Harry’s Full Disclosure (8-6) led nearly from wire to wire in a 17-9 win over the Mixed Nuts (4-8) in House Softball League play tonight.
The neon-green-clad FEC squad didn’t waste any time taking an early four-run lead over the Nuts, who were originally composed exclusively of Hill staffers but now hail (shockingly!) from several offices.
Neither the early offensive explosion nor the U.S. Park Police cruiser in center field fazed the Nuts, though. The visitors clawed back into the game a few runs at a time, eventually closing the gap to 9-6.
“We have innings where we go on a tear, then we take off a couple innings,” Harry’s captain Gene Lynch said. “We’re very up and down.”
But all hopes of a comeback were dashed in the bottom of the sixth, as the FEC offense kicked into high gear. The top six batters in the Full Disclosure lineup all got on base, knocking in seven runs to essentially ice the game.
“I kind of glower at people and then they get a little scared,” Lynch joked about his team’s big inning.
“They were really good at punching it to right field, where we didn’t have as strong fielders,” Mixed Nuts captain Steve Dwyer added. “I compliment them on their strategic hitting.”
The offensive performance from Full Disclosure was all the more impressive coming from a team that was barely above .500 entering the game. According to Lynch, his team can be dangerous but struggles with consistency, especially in the field.
“We rise and fall on our defense,” Lynch said. “When we play good defense, we usually do OK.”
Phil Goodwin was 3-for-3 with a home run and 4 RBI in the loss for the Nuts, who are going into a bye week. Harry’s Full Disclosure will look to build on its momentum against the 1-5 Enchiladas next week.