WSJ softball unable to defend title in championship game
The High Times Bonghitters defeated the Wall Street Journal in extra innings on Saturday to win the 2017 New York Media Softball League championship.
The final score was 4-3 in eight innings. The game was played in New York’s Central Park.
High Times scored the winning run on a walk-off single with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning.
High Times had last won the league’s initial championship in 2007. The Journal had won the league in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and then in 2015 and 2016.
In the semifinals matchups, the Journal defeated Forbes by a 5-1 score, and High Times defeated the PR team by a 12-3 score.
High Times had finished the regular season with a 9-3 record, while Forbes had been second with an 8-3 record. The Journal was 6-5.
The Journal started out 0-4 but recruited some new players and got its act together in time to make the playoffs.
“We’ll definitely be back looking to reclaim the Bloom Cup next season,” said Journal player Brittany Hite, a senior mobile editor.
Institutional Investor, which won the league just four years ago, finished the season 1-11.