July 6, 2011
Quadra Flex has twin bill success
Bob Ellis/staff photographer
Cortland left fielder Gary Contri snow-cones a ball hit in the gap, backed up by Ken Moses, during Tuesday’s CNY Seniors game against Horseheads at Meldrim Field. The Quadra Flex-sponsored squad swept the doubleheader.
Cortland Quadra Flex swept a Central New York Senior 65s Softball League doubleheader with visiting Horseheads American Legion Tuesday morning, winning the opener 19-4 and the second game 12-3 at Meldrim Field.
With the wins, Quadra Flex improved to 7-1 on the season and is now tied for first place in the league with Kattelville AA, which split a Tuesday doubleheader with Lane’s Karousel Kids.
Quadra Flex used five-run innings to take charge in both games. Trailing 1-0, the hosts scored five times in the second inning of the opener and led the rest of the way as winning pitcher Jack Barker and the defense allowed one run and three hits over the final four innings. The 25-hit attack was led by the 3-for-3 performances of Gene Signor (double), Roger Schnock, Dick Brown and Rocky Labosette.
Gary Hoover (two triples, three RBIs), winning pitcher Jack Barker, Sal Scrano and Mel Rathburn had two hits apiece for the winners. Bob Kuhnel went 3-for-3 for Horseheads, while Milt Von Hagen and Sherm Peterson had two hits each.
The visitors led 3-2 through two innings of the second game but were held scoreless on six hits the rest of the way by winning pitcher Mike Richmond. Quadra Flex scored five runs in the third to take the lead for good.
Schnock (double), Rathburn and Signor had two hits apiece for the winners, while Ken Moses keyed the five-run fifth with a three-run triple. Von Hagen went 3-for-3 for Horseheads, while Dean Clark and Norb Binkowski both went 2-for-3.
LAST WEEK in the CNY Seniors 70’s League, the Cortland Eagles split two games against Peak Performance.
Gary Fairlie and Glen Fairlie were both 3-for-3 in a 5-0 win over Peak Performance, the Eagles snapping a four-game losing skid with that shutout win. The Eagles dropped the second game 11-4.
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