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Past Events (Page 3)

ALRC vs UnityOne

This Game was originally scheduled for 5/13, but was postponed. The 2016 Atlantic Stewardship Bank Inter-Church Softball League Season came to a close on a muddy infield, a soaking wet outfield, but despite the conditions from Mother Nature, these two teams were able to get their game completed. It rained for the first half of the game. It resulted in the two…

ALRC vs St Paul’s

Based on what has now happened for the 2nd straight year, teams in the Atlantic Stewardship Bank Inter-Church Softball League are going to want to avoid playing ALRC when their Outreach Committee selects what will now become now as “the annual hot dog game”. Last year, when this was done for the first time, ALRC defeated Repeat Champion Preakness 13-2. Coach Botbyl…

ALRC vs Restore

This game was originally scheduled to be played on Friday of Fourth of July weekend. However, based on a request from Restore, the game was moved up and played 3 days earlier. The date change caused ALRC to be missing 3 of their best players (all outfielders), but in the preview, Coach Scott Botbyl said that “we can still field a team,…

ALRC vs UnityTwo

This game meant 150 total games played for the Green&White since rejoining the Atlantic Stewardship Bank-Inter Church Softball League back in 2005. Coach Scott Botbyl has started and played in all 150 games, 145 of them at pitcher, but on this day, Botbyl played ShortField for 7 innings, as Pastor Chris Jacobsen went the distance on the mound for all 7 innings…

ALRC vs Preakness

What a great game!  For the 2nd time this week, ALRC played an incredible, old school classic softball game. This game had everything. Fans got to see quite an impressive show, much better than you’d even see at a minor league baseball game. Those baseball players are paid to be there, some of them are good, but some aren’t worth the price…

ALRC vs HeritageOne

Back in the 1970’s, in the early years of the Inter-Church Softball League, Pastor Bruce Hoffman was the leader for Second Reformed Church Softball. He was also one of the best players in the entire league. He never won a championship, but he was certainly a champion in the game of life. He was a true leader and an inspiration to anyone…

ALRC vs Faith Hill

In the preview for this game, the long and successful history for Faith Hill Softball was all spelled out in great details. They have compiled TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS (2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2001, and 1997). In the years they are not champions, they often lose in the championship game. Coach Botbyl says, “regular season games are almost meaningless to…

ALRC vs HeritageTwo

ALRC entered this game with a record of 2-1, coming off an emotional win over Pompton Plains. Coach Scott Botbyl started the game on the mound against HeritageTwo, as he has now managed his team for 146 consecutive games. As for HeritageTwo, it was their 3rd ever game, as Manager Tom Hook was still searching for his first win, leading his new…

ALRC vs Pompton Plains Bible

A little more than 24 hours after the completion of this game, I was handed Sunday’s ALRC weekly church bulletin, which had in capital letters on it’s cover “I Forgive You”. The Opening Thoughts for Reflection were: “What about those who are feeling affliction because of something they have done, something that has harmed another person or an entire community of people?…

ALRC vs Midland Park CRC

This was the 12th regular season meeting between ALRC and Midland Park. These two teams have also met 5 times in the post-season. Mathematically, it would appear that these two teams are likely to meet again a 6th time this year in the playoffs. Afterall, it seems that the percentage of these two teams facing in the post-season is at 50%. Out…