June 25, 2013


Brix, Dark Horse keep lofy perches

Brix and Dark Horse kept pace in their race for the top spot in the Cortland Men’s Fastpitch League with softball wins Monday night.
Brix stayed atop the standings with a 14-8 win over Mister B’s, and Dark Horse remained a game back by beating D.J.’s Construction 14-3. Tompkins-Cortland Merchants beat D.J.’s 10-7 in the night’s other game.
Brix 14, Mister B’s 8: Ben Albright went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run, five RBIs and two runs scored and Roger Karn went 4-for-5 with a run to pace Brix, which had 16 hits in all and gradually pulled away from a 9-8 lead after four innings. Brandon Galutz went 2-for-2 with a double and four runs while Sean Caughey was 2-for-4 with three runs and Mark Kinner 2-for-5 with a homer, two RBIs and two runs. Dick Meldrim earned the mound win over Dick Braco from Mister B’s in a matchup of mound veterans.
Al Ondrako went 3-for-4 with a double, triple and run for Mister B’s, while Morgan DuBois (two RBIs) and Mike Lowie (two doubles) were both 2-for-3 and Dustin Morris went 2-for-4 with a homer, three RBIs and two runs.
Dark Horse 14, D.J.’s Construction 3: Ed Southworth went 3-for-3 with a double, triple and homer, an RBI and four runs scored and also pitched the final inning in relief of starter and winner Yale Hughes as Brix rolled to victory. Tony Whitt went 2-for-2 with an RBI and two runs and Ryan Nellis 2-for-4 with a double, RBI and two runs.
Paul Read went 2-for-2 and Sully Hartnett doubled for D.J.’s, Tristan Hartnett with the team’s lone RBI in the contest.
Tompkins-Cortland Merchants 10, DJ’s Construction 7: The Merchants broke a 5-5 tie with a run in the sixth and four in the seventh to score their second win of the season. Jeff Lowe (triple, homer, two RBIs) and Tom Burk (RBI, run) both went 2-for-3 for the winners, while Kelly Gordon (triple, homer), winning pitcher Paul Sweger (homer) and Bill Komanecky all swung 2-for-4 bats.
Derek Root went 2-for-3 with a run and Read went 2-for-4 for DJ’s.


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