Like a heaping helping of its signature appetizer Nachos Grande, Chevys Fresh Mex kept piling it on Monday night in a 17 to 8 drubbing of RFT at Legion Ballpark in Overland. Adding to the heartache -- and heartburn -- for the alt-weekly players was the knowledge that for much of the contest the game was theirs to lose.
Then came the feeding frenzy.
Abetted by a series of RFT defensive gaffes, Chevys placed its first two runners on base in the sixth, then proceeded to plate eight runs in the inning thanks to a trio of moon shots over the center-field fence. Several more base hits in the seventh frame and another blast over the outfield wall and Chevys upped the ante 17 to 5. A feeble RFT comeback decreased the deficit by three runs.
In a game short on RFT highlights, player of the game goes to coach Cathleen Joffray for a move made prior to first pitch. That's when Joffray had the foresight and good sense to mix up a batch of Mango Mojitos. While not the logical complement to softball (or nachos, for that matter), the syrupy-sweet concoction goes a long way toward washing down the acrid taste of defeat.