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OTS Indians Unsung Hero

Silky Smooth

By Silky Smooth

The OTS Indians left their mark on Orillia Slo-Pitch last season by defying the odds and winning the coveted 'C' division title. Not many in the Slo-Pitch community predicted the under .500 Indians would make it out of the first round of the playoffs, let alone defeat the highly touted Morton Metals squad in a thrilling 7 game final, but that is exactly what they did.
The same echoes fell upon The Indians at the start of the 2016 season, as the analysts and naysayers gave The Indians little chance of competing in the 'B' division, but such has not been the case early in the season. Key offseason acquisitions have stabilized the infield, as former gold glover Ab Short was signed to take over 2nd base and veteran hurler Jim Scharf inked a multi-year contract to toe the rubber. The Indians also added multi-tool threat, Adam Heskamp, who spent the past two seasons in the Beaver Creek Penal League. But those who have followed The Tribe this year contribute their winning ways to one man, Mr. James Evans. Evans is swinging a lethal bat and has been a menace to opposing pitchers. After six games, Evans is batting a staggering .727 with 4 doubles, 5 HimemRuns, and 16 RBI's. Utility bench player Steve Butterworth stated, "The team is rallying around the aging wonder (who is just shy of his 50th birthday) and are playing inspired ball alongside of him. James is the main contributing factor to our club being 5-1 right now and he is certainly turning heads around the league."
Of course success comes at a price, as rumours and speculation have arisen about Evans potential use of dehydrochlomethyltestosterone, an anabolic steroid. When asked about the allegations Evans scoffed at those who attribute his success to PED's and credits a sport specific trading regime, strict diet, and a fellow teammate for his transition. Evans elaborated by saying, "Having the opportunity to watch the true professionalism of reigning team MVP, David McLeod, has been the key to my success. Mimicking his work ethic, philosophical approach, and sheer love of the game has been the key to the rejuvenation of my career. McLeod, not PED's, is the reason for my success."
Only time will tell if James Evans and The OTS Indians can sustain this torrid pace, but one thing is certain... Somebody better call out The Bomb Squad when he steps up to the dish!

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