June 26, 2008


Beer Goggles rally keeps up with Amelia’s in first


Joe McIntrye/staff photographer
Amelia's shortstop Brandon Galutz fields a ground ball in the bottom of the first against Mr. B's. during Wednesday’s Fast Pitch League game at Meldrim Field. Amelia’s rolled to an 18-4 victory.

Beer Goggles and Amelia’s Ristorante stayed tied atop the Cortland Men’s Fast Pitch League softball standings by winning in totally different ways Wednesday night.
Beer Goggles trailed Dark Horse 4-2 before tying the game in the bottom of the fifth and then pulling away the next inning in what ended up an 8-4 victory, while Amelia’s scored an 18-4 mercy rule win over Mr. B’s.
Beer Goggles 8, Dark Horse 4: Brian Taylor singled home the eventual winning run in the bottom of the sixth and Tom Avery followed with a two-run double as they keyed the four-run frame that lifted Beer Goggles.
Taylor (RBI, two runs) and Avery (two RBIs, run) both went 2-for-4 to pace the winners offensively. Avery was also the starting pitcher, and combined with reliever and winner Mike Holl to throw a four-hitter. Beer Goggles collected just six hits off the Dark Horse mound duo of Roger Karn and Jeff Carr, Holl (game-tying RBI single in the fifth) and Anthony Pitts with the other safeties.
Bill Weddle went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Dark Horse (which fell a game and a half behind the co-leaders), Karn and Carr with one hit apiece.
Amelia’s Ristorante 18, Mr. B’s 4, 5 inn.: The winners trailed 4-3 after one inning but scored six runs in each of the next two frames and never looked back. Brandon Galutz went 3-for-3 with a homer, double, four runs and an RBI and Abe Johnson went 3-for-5 with a homer, triple, three RBIs and two runs to spearhead the offensive onslaught.
In addition, Ben Albright (triple, three RBIs, two runs), Tony Caravella (two RBIs, two runs) and Joe Bodden (RBI, three runs) all went 2-for-3 for Amelia’s, which got a six-hitter from Dick Meldrim. Travis Wiley went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run for Mr. B’s.