June 30, 2010


NAPA uses late runs to trip up Red Dragon

Steve Phillips was a perfect 5-for-5 for NAPA as the B Division parts specialists scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to post a wild 20-16 win over A Division’s Red Dragon in Cortland Men’s Slowpitch Softball League crossover action Tuesday.
In other crossover games, Red Jug Pub belted Beer Goggles 15-4, Bow Jen Archery/Legion Post 489 rolled over Woody’s A 18-7, GSG Vincent/St. Charles Hotel routed Ivan’s 20-5 in six innings, Central City topped The Tavern 17-2 in five innings and Grand Rental Station trumped Gator’s Tavern 28-9 in five innings.
NAPA 20, Red Dragon 16: NAPA grabbed a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, but Red Dragon controlled play through the next three innings. A seven-run burst in the top of the third helped the Dragons take a 10-6 lead by the end of the inning. Two more runs in the top of the fifth put Red Dragon on top 12-7 before the NAPA rally.
NAPA went wild with nine runs in the bottom of the fifth to forge in front 16-12, only to see Red Dragon knot the score at 16-all in the top of the sixth. Dan Diescher and Greg Zacek each aided the NAPA attack by going 4-for-5. John Canzano hit a home run for the winners, the only extra-base hit by NAPA.
Dave Lemon powered the Red Dragon offense. Lemon was 4-for-4 with a home run, three runs scored and three RBIs.
Red Jug Pub 15, Beer Goggles 4: Kris Terwilliger went 4-for-4 with a double as Red Jug raced to an 11-1 lead through two innings and was never threatened. Adam Reeners (double), Mike Browngardt, Trevor Norman, Chuck Benjamin and Jeromy Bushey chipped in as each guy went 3-for-4.
Matt Rutkowski, Ryne Austin and Russell each swung 2-for-3 bats for Beer Goggles. Rutkowski had one double.
Bow Jen/Post 489 18, Woody’s A 7: Bow Jen led 8-4 through four innings before scoring 10 additional runs over the final three innings to pull away. Steve Furlong had a huge night for the winners. Furlong was 3-for-4 with a double, two home runs and seven RBIs. Tony Keegan was also 3-for-4 with two doubles while John Pensyl was 3-for-5. Tony Ortiz was 2-for-3 for Bow Jen.
David Pitts was 3-for-4 for Woody’s. Bob Craig went 3-for-3 and Kurt Kabanuk was a solid 2-for-3.
GSG Vincent/St. Charles 20, Ivan’s 5, 6 innings: Ivan’s looked tough early, holding a 5-3 lead entering the bottom of the fourth inning. This was where GSG Vincent by plating 12 runs to build a 15-5 cushion and coasting the final two innings.
Kevin Wellings was 4-for-4 with two triples to lead the GSG charge. Jim Hogan added a 3-for-3 effort while Mike Zaccardo (2 HRs) and Ryan Mayo (1 double) each provided 3-for-4 efforts.
Ken Peck was 2-for-3 with two runs scored for Ivan’s. Joe Delee, Josh Sutton and Randy Phillips each provided one hit.
Central City 17, The Tavern 2, 5 innings: The Tavern scored the first two runs of the game, but it was all Central City over the next four innings.
Tom Avery led the Central City attack by going 4-for-4 with two triples and two RBIs. Cory Langtry added a 4-for-4 bat with four RBIs. Bill Francis chipped in by going 3-for-4 and Jeff Hopkins was 2-for-3.
Kenn Pease went 2-for-2 for The Tavern while Matt Bush was 2-for-3.
Grand Rental 28, Gator’s 9, 5 innings: Grand Rental scored early and often. The A Division leader scored 18 runs in the top of the first inning.
Jamie Buck led the winning offense, going 4-for-4. Jason Lansing was 3-for-4 with two doubles while Casey Crandall went 3-for-5 with two triples. Dan Harris (2-for-4) also had two triples.
Bill Epp was 3-for-3 with a double and home run for Gator’s. Tom Cullip added one double while swinging the bat during a 2-for-3 effort.


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