June 28, 2011
Brix, Dark Horse show the way
Brix and Dark Horse both won eight-inning contests to solidify their holds on the top two softball spots in the Cortland Men’s Fastpitch League Monday evening.
Brix stayed perfect through nine games with a 7-6 win over Central City Bar & Grill, while Dark Horse downed Syracuse/Auburn 8-5. In the night’s other contest, Syracuse/Auburn came back to beat Mister B’s 10-0.
Brix 7, Central City 6, 8 innings: Chad Newton led off the top of the eighth with a single and eventually scored the winning run on a sacrifice fly by Ben Albright before winning pitcher Roger Karn (5-0) blanked Central City in the bottom of the inning.
Central City scored four runs in the first inning and led 5-0 after two, Mark Kinner tripling and scoring on an error, before Brix scored three runs in both the fourth and sixth innings to take the lead. Sean Caughey drove in all three runs in the fourth with a double, while in the sixth two walks, a single by Cale Giroux, a double by Albright and a sacrifice fly by Brandon Galutz accounted for three more runs. Alex Ondrako singled home the tying run in the bottom of the seventh for Central City to send the game into extra innings.
Albright went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs for Dark Horse, while Giroux went 2-for-4 with a double and a run and Caughey had the double and four RBIs. Ondrako went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI for Central City, while Kinner went 2-for-5 with a double, triple and two runs.
Dark Horse 8, Syracuse/Auburn 5, 8 innings: Syracuse/Auburn scored twice in the bottom of the seventh inning to send the game into extra innings before Dark Horse scored three times in the top of the eighth for the final margin.
Doubles by Mike McKie, Jeff Lowe and M. Giltner allowed Syracuse/Auburn to pull into a tie before Bill Weddle’s two-run double and an RBI two-bagger by Travis Marshall accounted for the final margin.
Winning pitcher Jeff Carr (4-1) went 4-for-5 with two RBIs and run scored for Dark Horse, while Mike Myers went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs. Weddle (two RBIs) and T.J. Griffin (RBI) both went 2-for-4, while Marshall was 2-for-5 with an RBI.
For Syracuse/Auburn, Lowe (double, triple, RBI) and McKie (double) both went 3-for-4, while Jody Kowal (double, RBI), Matt Hutchins (RBI) and Bill Komanecky all went 2-for-4.
Syracuse/Auburn 10, Mister B’s 0: Ed Mahar tossed a four-hit shutout with two strikeouts for Syracuse/Auburn, while McKie, Lowe, Ed Charles and Lou Kibling combined for nine of the winners’ 14 hits.
Legend Teeter Passes
Services for former fastpitch standout Roy Teeter will be held on July 14 at the Baptist Church in Moravia after he passed away recently.
Teeter was a frequent visitor to Randall Field as a standout pitcher and hitter in tournament play and later pitched for Gel-Flo and the Red Dragon in Cortland Fastpitch League play. He was a recent honoree at the annual Old-Timers Game, an event he always enjoyed attending.
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