June 20, 2013


Rally by Dark Horse edges out Mister B’s

SoftballJoe McIntyre/staff photographer
D.J.’s Construction shortstop Tristan Hartnett (19) picks up an infield grounder against Brix Wednesday at Meldrim Field. First place Brix rolled to a 16-0 victory.

After giving up three runs to Mister B’s in the top of the first inning, Dark Horse had lots of work to do to pull out a Cortland Fastpitch League softball victory on Wednesday night at Meldrim Field.
Starting pitcher Jeff Carr did not allow another run and retired the final nine Mister B’s batters in order as Dark Horse recovered to pull out a 4-3 victory when T.J. Griffin delivered the go-ahead RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Meanwhile, first place Brix rolled to a 16-0 shutout victory over D.J.’s Construction behind Roger Karn’s two-hit pitching.
Dark Horse 4, Mister B’s 3: Carr finished with a five-hitter and struck out seven batters after surviving that first fame trouble started with a Mike Lowie leadoff double for Mister B’s. Singles by Al Ondrako and Greg Newkirk and a Dark Horse error followed to put Dark Horse (5-2) in a 3-zip hole.
Dark Horse got a run back in the bottom of that opening inning on an Ed Southwourth double, Tony Whitt bunt and Carr sacrifice fly. Two runs in the fifth tied things up, Southworth doubling in the first run in that rally. Whitt singled and scored on an error to knot matters at 3-3.
Jake Robillard led off the Dark Horse sixth with a double and took third on an error, where he was replaced by catcher courtesy runner Adam Koehler. Griffin then came through with his single to score Koehler with the decisive run.
Southworth was 2-for-4 and Robillard 2-for-3 to lead Dark Horse, who collected 10 hits off losing pitcher Ondrako — who struck out three and did not walk a batter. Ondrako went 2-for-3 to lead Mister B’s (3-4).
Brix 16, D.J.’s Construction 0: Aaron Galutz and Dutch Kinner hit home runs as Brix dominated the mercy-rule contest halted after five innings. Kinner drove in three runs on the day while Brandon Galutz finished 3-for-3, scored three times and picked up a pair of ribbies.
Ben Albright, Tom Avery, Abe Johnson Matt Farfaglia, Aaron Galutz and Kinner all had two-hit success in the romp highlighted by an eight-run second inning outburst.
Kyle Hartnett and K.J. Reese had the lone hits for D.J.’s Construction.


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