(Updated 7/18/11 @ 12:41 p.m. NewsWorks has learned there will be a rematch between these two teams. Weavers Way asks Whole Foods to please show up with enough players this time.)
In what could well become an annual mid-summer classic, Whole Foods beat Weavers Way in softball Thursday.
It was the first ever softball showdown between the stores that was held at Blue Bell Hill ball field (off of Walnut Lane). Weavers Way went into this game undefeated (1-0) and with home field advantage. It wasn’t enough to win. Whole Foods beat Weavers Way 16-7.
But Weavers Way’s spokesman Jon McGoran joked Friday that technically Weavers Way won because the Jenkintown Whole Foods team didn’t have enough players. This, he said, constituted a forfeiture under baseball rules.
McGoran says it was in the spirit of CO-OP-eration that Weavers Way allowed its three top players to play for Whole Foods so the game could be played.
A win is a win.
Whole Food’s Heavy Hitters turned Weavers Way All-Stars into compost with the double digit win of 16-7. The Weavers Way softball team is now 1-1 for the season.
Sunday, August 21st against the St. Vincent’s Food Bank in Germantown. The location for the game to be determined.