June 10, 2008


Pair of wins lift Horsemen to 1st

Dark Horse took over first place in the Cortland Fast Pitch League with a pair of softball victories Monday night at Meldrim Field.
After beating Mr. B’s 15-0 in a five-inning mercy rule contest, Dark Horse downed Amelia’s 9-5 to improve to 7-3 on the season, a half-game ahead of Amelia’s (6-3).
Beer Goggles is close behind in third, at 6-4, after shading Central City Bar & Grill 8-7 in eight innings at Cortlandville.
Dark Horse 14, Mr. B’s 0: Roger Karn threw a one-hitter and went 3-for-3 at the plate with a triple, two RBIs and two runs scored in the easy victory. Jeff Carr went 3-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and three runs scored, while Paul Sweger and T.J. Griffin both went 2-for-4.
Brett Spalluto’s second-inning infield single was the only hit for Mr. B’s.
Dark Horse 9, Amelia’s 5: The winners scored three runs in the top of the sixth to erase a 5-4 deficit and added two more in the seventh to avenge a mercy-rule loss earlier this season. Billy Weddle was the hitting star, going 4-for-4 with two triples and two runs, while Fred Ott and T.J. Griffin both went 2-for-4. Ott had a trip and drove in two runs.
Carr (5-1) was the winning pitcher, allowing eight hits with two strikeouts.
Brandon Galutz went 3-for-3 with two homers, three RBIs and three runs for Amelia’s, while Cale Giroux and Ben Albright both went 2-for-3.
Beer Goggles 8, Central City 7, 8 inn.: Winning pitcher Mike Holl singled home Ryan Stevens with the winning run in the bottom of the first extra frame for Beer Goggles.
Stevens also had a double and a triple while driving home two runs during a 3-for-4 performance. Anthony Pitts was also 3-for-4 with a triple and Mike Smith was 2-for-3 with a double. Mark Kinner (triple) and Holl both went 2-for-5, and Holl chalked up nine strikeouts as the winning pitcher.
Greg Newkirk (triple, four RBIs), Mike Holland and Seth McMahon all went 3-for-4 for Central City, while Josh Zach was 3-for-5 with a double, RBI and two runs.