The New Frontiersmen are way out front

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Brooklyn Kickball is mad for plaid.

The New Frontiersmen surged into first place on Sunday on the strength of its nine-game winning streak.

The western-wear warriors — now 11-1 — have plowed through their competition lately, gutting the Bacon Bits, 5-2, and shutting down Diddy’s Meat Party, 3-0 in last weekend’s play.

Frontiersman captain Mike “Robert” Altman said his team hasn’t missed a beat this year, crediting the focused, composed play of third-baseman Josh “Rick” Moody, first basewoman Kate “Let It” Shine, and right fielder Jelmer “Dutch Courage” Steenhuis for locking down opponents in the field.

“Our defense is playing well and we’re kicking better than we’ve kicked before,” said Altman. “Everyone that we have can play their positions well.”

The team is even winning without star outfielder Matt “Marquis de” Sadewitz, who missed the second game due to a strained right knee.

Sadewitz said he experienced a partial PCL tear six weeks ago and has about three more weeks until it feels better.

“I had been playing on it thinking it was a bad bone bruise or something, but now I’m trying to stay off it to let it heal faster and not aggravate it,” he said.

For the Frontiersmen’s opponents, it’s a long road home.

The Bits also dropped a disappointing game to Space Rabies while Diddy’s Meat Party, which started out undefeated, has lost three of four and merely tied the sagging Sugartits!.

Diddy captain Kristin “Good Art” Gutekunst explained her team was “down a few players” and had to borrow substitutes from Kickers with a Drinking Problem, which has led to inconsistent play.

“We’re starting to get better at throwing the ball around strategically and not throwing the ball when we can’t make the plays— we just have to get our offense in order now.”

But one team which has little trouble throwing the ball around is the Pony Boys, which exterminated the Kickey Mouse Club, 10-2, and cooled off Kickball Fever, 3-2.

And Ramrod continued its offensive dominance sobering up Booze on First, 6-1, while trimming Zeus’ Beard in an entertaining, 7-4. The ’rods are now 8-2 after climbing into the top eight.

In other games, Sisterhood split its weekend matches, cleaning up Hot Mess but losing to Drinkers with a Kicking Problem, 7-3 and People’s Court also split its games, feasting on Taco Taco Taco, 8-2, before a gutting by American Blood, 3-2.

Brooklyn Kickball at Gilroy Field in McCarren Park (Bedford Avenue at N. 13th Street in Greenpoint), Sundays, 5–11 pm.

Updated 5:24 pm, July 9, 2018
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