7:36 p.m. After a lovely rendition of the Star Spangled Banner from the Lads and Lassies, we’re off to a great start in the first. Matt Wilson already has one K, and North Dallas failed to make it on base.
7:37 p.m. Lead-off hitter Gottsacker gets on first. Visitor side stands are starting to fill out with Scots. Gottsacker steals second, and Stainback advances him to third on a drive to left field.
7:40 p.m. Gottsacker makes it home after a sac fly from McDade, who nailed a walkoff homer at the Scots’ last game.
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7:44 p.m. Beginning to think I should have scored one of those awesome portable stadium seats everyone has. It would probably make being packed in here like sardines a little more palatable.
7:47 p.m. Wilson gets his second strikeout of the game in the second inning.
7:50 p.m. And a foul ball from a North Dallas player (Leija, I think) has made it across Lovers.
7:53 p.m. North Dallas has their first hit, but Torres is out thanks to an unassisted play at first base.
7:56 p.m. May hits a serious line drive to center and takes first. Many “oohs” were shouted.
8 p.m. Justin Galvan bounces one over center for a ground-rule double. Runners are at second and third, with Romo in scoring position now with two outs. Nails are being bitten.
8:04 p.m. Gottsacker leaves two men on base at the end of the second. Bummer.
8:06 p.m. Seeing lots of non-white shirts in the stands. Husband and I are feeling better about our sartorial choices. Also, this cool breeze is distracting me from the very loud tweenage conversations buzzing about.
8:12 p.m. Wilson earns his third strikeout.
8:21 p.m. Score is 3-0, with the Scots earning some momentum.
8:24 p.m. And Wilson gets his fifth strikeout.
8:27 p.m. Music between innings is excellent. Whoever is selecting the tunes is to be commended.
8:29 p.m. Galvan takes first after taking one to the leg from North Dallas pitcher Jonathan Torres. Ouch.
8:31 p.m. And Galvan strays too far from second and is thrown out by North Dallas’ catcher.
8:37 p.m. Fans at Scotland Yard are packed in like Aggies at the Dixie Chicken on a Thursday night. Elbows and knees are everywhere.
8:45 p.m. Torres pitches one to McElroy’s ankles for the third HBP in three innings.
8:48 p.m. Thanks to a walk for Jake Howeth, the score is now 4-0. North Dallas is bringing in Ivan Rodriguez, who is much taller than Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez. Bases are loaded and May is at the plate.
8:52 p.m. May pushes a sac fly to center and McDade scores, upping the Scots’ lead to 5-0.
8:56 p.m. Morales gets North Dallas’ second hit by bouncing one up in the infield.
8:58 p.m. Romo makes an epic snag in left field. Wilson takes one too close to N. Dallas’ Hernandez, who takes a base. Two on, one out, top of the sixth.
9:02 p.m. Wilson earns his seventh strikeout on North Dallas’ Luna. A fly ball to center gets the third out.
9:11 p.m. Scots are up 5-0 in the bottom of the sixth. Fans are clearing the stands, making things more comfy for the diehards.
9:13 p.m. Stainback launches one to left field for a triple, bringing home two Scots. McDade tosses an anchor over the left field wall for a two-run homer. Score is now 9-0 in the bottom of the sixth with only one out.
9:18 p.m. Game over. Jake Howeth launches one over the center field wall for a two-run homer, making the final score 11-0 and ending the game in the bottom of the sixth thanks to the 10-run rule.