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Player of the Week: Colliers’ Drew McHendry, who was 4 for 6 and put the game against Inland in gear with a home run and 7 RBIs. For the last two weeks, rookies like Drew have been carrying the team.
Off the Field: Drew, at Colliers for a year, is an industrial analyst. He says the Chicagoland market is seeing stepped up leasing and falling vacancy, but overall rents are dropping. Prior to Colliers, the '09 University of Arizona grad was a residential broker in the Gold Coast.
Postgame Schmooze: At the Karaoke Korral hosted by Bill Barry of Draper & Kramer, Paul Grusecki from Inland America won first prize for most suspect performance, but his rendition of Whitney Houston’s “Greatest Love of All” was heartrending. After mishandling a microphone, he survived the wrath of the karaoke staff.
FIELD 1: CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD 15, BRADFORD ALLEN 4 C&W regained its form last night. Pre-game, Jeff Skender said he “felt really good about tonight” and went 3-for-3 with three RBIs. Matt Cowie had a bunch of notable defensive stops and was 3-for-3 at the plate. Now that C&W is above .500, they're feeling pretty froggy and expect to bring Tishman down to earth next week. BA, still troubled, showed signs of life. Good luck next week against rookies from JLL 2.
FIELD 2: CTK PARTNERS 12, JONES LANG LASALLE II 9
CTK eked out a narrow victory over expansion club JLL 2, which started off strong with their first seven batters of the game scoring. But by the 6thinning, CTK was up 12-8 thanks to walks and errors. Congrats to CTK.
FIELD 3: UGL-EQUIS 8, TRANSWESTERN 7
It was a good night for both teams, although their bats didn’t really get hot. The lone hitting star for UGL was stone cold ringer Greg Moy with two hits, two runs, and another three-run dinger to left center as part of UGL’s five-run 3rd. UGL’s Corby Marx was gracious in defeat, giving TW a “tip of the cap.”
FIELD 4: MID AMERICA 5, TISHMAN SPEYER 4
It was a heartbreaker for TSP, suffering its first loss of the season from the erratic but fun RETAILERS from Oak Brook. What a defensive battle. Both teams were neck and neck, tied at 1-1 until Tishman cranked in two runs in the third. Mid-Am quickly answered back, sparked by sophomore Brian Bell’s lead-off triple. The 3 and 1 TSP bombers look forward to taking on the reinvigorated Cushman next week.
FIELD 5: COLLIERS 15, INLAND AMERICA 10
Inland followed up last week’s victory with a valiant effort against the only undefeated team left in DRESL. It was a very tough night for Colliers, as they had the late and wonderful Jeff Kahan in their thoughts and prayers. It was an honor for many of the Colliers guys to work with him. Drew McKendry put the game into high gear with his first ever dinger in the 2nd inning. Inland’s errors and Colliers scoring wrapped it up.
FIELD 6: KLEINS CORPORATE 16, JONES LANG LASALLE I 8
In fairness, JLL l only fielded nine players; missing were four starters. But Klein’s hitting was decisive. Making it happen for JLL l were Phil Geiger, 3-for-5, with a monster triple, three RBIs and two runs; Jason Trombley, 3-for-4, with two RBIs and two runs, and Andy Serafine, 3-for-5, with one RBI and two Runs. For Kleins, Peter Balyeat went 4-for-4 with 3 runs and 2 Ribbies. Johnny “Cocktail” Gaines was 3-for-4 with 5 RBIs.
FIELD 7: GOLUB 18, J.F. McKINNEY 17
It was an instant classic at Waveland with an amazing come-from-behind win for the Goos. JFM jumped out to a 7-0 lead after half an inning and going into the bottom of the second were 12-2. But the Goos crept back, and by the bottom of the 6th, took the game-winning lead.