The Turbo Bocce season is 30 games long. That’s 10 weeks of three game sets. We also give you two “make up weeks” to get your games in. The first make up week always falls on 4th of July week, and the second is the last week of the season, which will fall on August 10th this year. Any games you have not played by August 10th will be forfeits (but everybody makes the playoffs anyway).
So this week marks not only the birth of our nation but the first make up week of our season and that, I think, deserves fireworks.
We had some on the field fireworks too as our teams had to deal with the drought we’ve been going to and the extra dry field conditions that result from it.
De-Bocce-ry matched up against Baci Di Pia in a cross league showdown that yielded some great bocce, especially from Kelly Edmondston who made a great shot which you can watch below. It wasn’t just that one shot though, Kelly scored 8 points to lead her team to a 11-3 game one victory, and 7 points to lead De-Bocce-ry to an 11-7 game three victory. Baci Di Pia won the second game big, 12-3, behind 8 points from Tom Weigel, but De-Bocce-ry took the series.
The Blowing 8 Balls made their case as one of the very top teams in the league by taking all three games against Steve Miller. I’ve played Steve and Brenda and they are a good team, but they lost to Kyle and Matt 13-3, 11-5, and 11-2. If you want an explanation for how Blowing 8 Balls won so big, let me refer you to the bocce in the video below. Hard to beat shots like that. Both Kyle and Matt were firing on all cylinders in this one as Kyle scored 17 points and Matt scored 18.
This week produced a new points leader, who also happens to play on the leagues first place team, and I haven’t done much talking about him yet . . . I’m not going to start now. I’d rather talk about team We Came In Like a Bocce Ball. Jen and Paige really came to play, and were dead on certain to hit a bocce ball or the pallino with just about every shot they took. The highlight below is not the best example of this, but its the only one I happened to film. Between the two of them Jen and Paige had 11 bocces and 4 aces, but (and this is the time where I have to start talking about our points leader) it wasn’t enough. Greg Griffo had 19 points which was enough to put him in first place for the year, and also enough to lead his team to three victories. His game three was especially impressive, with 8 points and had three bocces.
The bounty game was played between Tiny But Mighty and Why I Come . . . Beer and Balls, and was both as even as you’d want a game to be, and as one sided as a series can be. Tiny But Mighty won a close first game 11-8 behind seven points from Kristen Hetler. The bounty was decided in the second game, but not until the final moments of a long hard-fought game, with Kristen Hetler again scoring seven points, and her team winning 12-9. The third game stretched out past sunset and went into overtime, with Tiny But Mighty earning the sweep with a 12-10 victory. Sometimes a series can be like a 3-0 sweep, but still be extremely close. In this case every game was one shot from Why I Come . . . Beer and Balls winning, with both sides making great shots like the ones you can see below. Congrats Tiny But Mighty on your bounty win.
Onto individual accomplishments.
20 Point Club (season high going into the week was 24)
Pasquale Pascarella – Wheres the Green – 21
Kristen Hetler – Tiny But Mighty – 20
5 Bocce Club (season high going into the week was 10)
Paige Hoffman – We Came In Like A Bocce Ball – 7
Pasquale Pascarella – Wheres the Green – 6
John Murphy – Murphy Pour – 6
Kelly Edmondston – De-Bocce-ry – 5
Courtney Razzante – Tiny But Mighty – 5
Multiple Ace Club (season high going into the week was 7)
Pasquale Pascarella – Where’s the Green – 3
Angie Murphy – Murphy Pour – 3
Paige Hoffman – We Came In Like A Bocce Ball – 2
Jenn Powell – We Came In Like A Bocce Ball – 2
Sam Pascarella – Wheres the Green – 2
Matt Taranto – Blowing 8 Balls – 2
Kristen Hetler – Tiny But Mighty – 2
BCS (We rank teams for the playoffs based on our BCS formula which is your winning percentage doubled plus your opponents winning percentage)
Two Testies and a Microphone – 2.278
Thunderballz – 2.133
Balls of Fury – 2.088
De-Boccery – 1.963
Bocce Beasts – 1.944
Greg Griffo – Two Testies and a Microphone – 112
Sam Pascarella – Wheres the Green – 111
John Bauman – Balls of Fury – 104
Lou Pascarella – Twins Arnold and DeVito – 103
Paul Colabufo – Two Testies and a Microphone – 97
Jon Roche – TBD – 27
Angie Murphy – Murphy Pour – 22
Greg Griffo – Two Testies and a Microphone – 22
Courtney Razzante – Tiny But Mighty – 21
Joe Murphy – Make Bocce Great Again – 21
Michaela Clark – TBD – 21
Kathy Parker – Wing Ladies – 21
Amy Figger – Wing Ladies – 15
Angie Murphy – Murphy Pour – 8
Greg Griffo – Two Testies and a Microphone – 8
Joe Murphy – Make Bocce Great Again – 8
Kristen Hetler – Tiny But Mighty – 7
Turbo Round Wins
Paige Hoffman – We Came In Like A Bocce Ball – 3
6 tied with 2
Rookie of the Year (given to the rookie with the most points)
Lou Pascarella – Twins Arnold and DeVito – 103
Jason Nami – Bocce Beasts – 95
Anthony Pascarella – MILF Hunters – 91
John Murphy – Murphy Pour – 88
Fab Avicolli – Gerry’s Kids – 87
If you didn’t see your stats you can check the stats for every team and person in the league HERE.
One piece deep thought to hold you over until next week . . . they should remake the cowbell skit on Saturday Night Live, and this time use the song The Groove is in the Heart instead of Don’t Fear the Reaper, and have the music producer asking for more slide-whistle instead of more cowbell.