InMotion is off to a 9-1 start in the Edina Monday Doubleheader Men’s Rec Softball League, thanks in part of its home run production.
Teams are allowed to hit only three homers in the Monday Night League, and InMotion has a knack for hitting its bombs with men on base.
In two recent victories, InMotion used its home run allotment and followed with a barrage of singles and doubles. The Realtors demolished Glen Chiro 21-2 in their first game and then beat Caddyswag Radio 18-8.
Caddyswag was able to match In Motion homer for homer, thanks to Rob Presthus, who hit two tape-measure shots, one of them 415 feet.
Jake Krey of InMotion had a 400-foot shot of his own and finished with two homers for the evening. His teammate, Jared Gangelhoff, also had two home runs.
Gangelhoff raised a new bat and said, “This one got hot quick.”
The Miken DC41 is a lethal weapon in the hands of Gangelhoff or Krey.
Gangelhoff, who hits from the left side, is a fitness trainer at Orange Theory in Maple Grove, so he didn’t develop those 22-inch biceps by accident.
Krey, who bats from the right side, is just as strong. And the two main guys aren’t the only ones who can hit it deep for InMotion. Matt “MJ” Johnson has his own book of home run records and Bryan Shoop is deadly when he gets a low pitch he can drive.
“Don’t forget to mention our defense,” said Johnson, who plays shortstop.
“Five double plays tonight,” Shoop added. “We take pride in being a good defensive team.”
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