July 7, 2009


Two more wins for Dark Horse

Dark Horse kept its hold on first place in the Cortland Fast Pitch League with a pair of softball victories Monday night, 5-3 over The Tavern and 17-8 over Mister B’s at Meldrim Field.
Second-place Stone Lounge was a 9-7 winner over Central City Bar & Grill in the night’s other game held at Cortlandville Park and is a half-game back.
Dark Horse 5, The Tavern 3: Dark Horse came back twice to win, tying the game at 2-2 in the second after trailing 2-0 and coming back from a 3-2 deficit with two runs in the fifth and one in the sixth. Winning pitcher Jeff Carr singled home both runs in the bottom of the fifth to put Dark Horse up for good, and Adam Koehler scored the insurance run in the sixth when he singled, went to second on a wild pitch and third on a fielder’s choice before scoring on another fielder’s choice.
Koehler went 3-for-3 and scored twice for the winners, while T.J. Griffin went 2-for-3 and scored once. Carr (9-1) allowed eight hits and had five strikeouts. Mike Smith went 2-for-3 and scored a run for The Tavern, while Brian Taylor had a solo home run.
Dark Horse 17, Mister B’s 8: Koehler led the 17-hit Dark Horse attack, going 3-for-5 with a homer, two doubles, two RBIs and three runs scored, while Dustin Rainbow went 3-for-4. Winning pitcher Roger Karn (2-2) went 2-for-4 with an RBI, while Bill Weddle (double, three RBIs) and Griffin (triple, two RBIs) both went 2-for-5.
Rich Stauber went 3-for-3 with a double for Mister B’s, Eric Miller 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs and Trevor Bush had a double and drove home a run.
Stone Lounge 9, Central City Bar 7 Grill 7: Brandon Galutz went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs for the winners, while Andrew Mead had a homer and two RBIs and Abe Johnson a triple and three RBIs. Dick Meldrim (11-4) got the mound decision.
Mike Lowie went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run for Central City, while Greg Newkirk went 2-for-3 with two runs and Jeff Kaltenbach went 2-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and two runs.