Institutional Investor Wins NYMSL Title

September 13, 2013

The winning Institutional Investor squad proudly holds the Bloom Cup high.

High Times and Wall Street Journal faced off again in the New York Media Softball League playoffs on Sunday. High Times won, 6-0, but then lost to Institutional Investor in the championship game, 12-6.

HT (11-1) and WSJ (10-2) were the top two teams going into the playoffs, which took place at the Hecksher Playground ballfields in Central Park.

WSJ fell meekly to HT in the semifinals, ending their four-year run as NYMSL champs. League newcomer I-I advanced to the title match by defeating Forbes, 14-7. Both came into the playoffs with 7-5 records.

HT took an early 3-1 lead. But I-I came back with 4 runs in the 2nd and 6 in the 3rd. HT rallied with 2 in the 7th but that was too little and too late. It was the fourth year in a row that HT lost in the championship round.


2013 Schedule

August 11, 2013

Standings

HT      11-1   - *
WSJ     10-2   1 *
I-I       7-5     4 *
FB       7-5     4 *
DC      4-8     7
NYC    2-10   9
NDB    1-11   10

* made the playoffs


May 2

DC 7 @ I-I 22 (6 innings)
HT 15 @ NDB 3 (6 innings)

May 9

HT @ DC wet field

May 13

WSJ 5 @ HT 6

May 16

WSJ 8 @ DC 7

May 23

FB @ DC rained out

May 30

NYC forfeits to DC

June 3

DC @ NYC rained out

June 6

DC 8 @ FB 14

June 7

NYC @ HT rained out

June 10

I-I @ NYC rained out

June 13

I-I @ DC rained out
NDB 3 @ FB 14

June 14

HT @ I-I wet field

June 17

FB 3 @ NYC 2

June 20

DC 29 @ NDB 4

June 21

I-I 11@ NDB 10

June 22

FB 1 @ WSJ 19

June 24

WSJ 8 @ NYC 2

June 27

NDB forfeits to DC
I-I 7 @ FB 8 (8 innings)

June 28

DC 3 @ HT 12

June 29

HT 9 @ WSJ 11

July 1

FB @ HT wet field
NDB @ NYC wet field

July 8

I-I 5 @ NYC 4

July 11

NYC 4 @ FB 15

July 13

I-I @WSJ wet field

July 19

I-I 8 @ HT 9

July 22

HT 2 @ NYC 1

July 25

HT 7 @ FB 1
I-I 13 @ DC 5

July 29

FB 1 @ HT 8
NYC 10 @ I-I 11

Aug 1

WSJ 13 @ FB 11 (rain)

Aug 3

NYC forfeits to WSJ

Aug 5

NDB @ NYC - doubleheader - NYC won both games

Aug 9

NDB @ HT wet field

Aug 10

WSJ 7 @ NDB 13
NBB 5 @ WSJ 10

Aug 12

DC 8 @ NYC 5 stopped in 3rd inning due to injuries

Aug 15

HT 8 @ DC 0
FB 9 @ I-I 11

Aug 16

NDB 4 @ HT 11

Aug 17

I-I 6 @ WSJ 11
WSJ 14 @ I-I  5

Aug 19

HT 4 @ I-I 2 (6 innings)

Aug 22

FB 15 @ NDB 6

Aug 23

NYC 8 @ HT 13

Aug 24

NDB forfeits to I-I

Aug 29

FB 8 @ 7 DC

Aug 31

DC forfeits to WSJ

Sept 15

NYMSL Playoffs: Hecksher Playground, Central Park, 3-6 pm

Semifinals
WSJ 0, HT 6
FB 7,  I-I 14

Championship Game
I-I 12, HT 6

Consolation Game
FB 5, WSJ 9

FIELDS/DATES

DC Comics (DC): North Meadow/Central Park #2 (Westside @ 97 St), Thurs, 5:30 pm
Forbes (FB): Riverside Park #6 (103 St & Riverside Dr), Thurs, 7 pm
High Times (HT): Hecksher Playground/Central Park #2 (SE corner @ 63 St); Mon, 7 pm; Great Lawn/Central Park #3 (Westside @ 85 St), Fri, 5:30 pm
Newsweek Daily Beast (NDB): Riverside Park #6 (103 St & Riverside Dr), Thurs, 7 pm
Wall Street Journal (WSJ): North Meadow/Central Park #2 (Westside @ 97 St), Sat, 11 am
WNYC (NYC): North Meadow/Central Park #10 (Eastside @ 100 St), Mon, 6 pm
Institutional Investor (I-I): shares fields with the other teams

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