July 9, 2012
Two huge innings boost Gator’s/Natoli’s
Tied at 4-4 through three innings of Sunday’s Cortland Men’s Over 35 Slowpitch League softball outing, Gator’s/Natoli’s quickly settled the issue by going on an impressive run rampage.
After pulling away with 10 runs in the top of the fourth frame, Gator’s/Natoli’s crossed the plate 11 more times in the fifth en route to an easy 34-11 victory over Gator’s II. The winners cranked out 41 hits in the offensive spree.
Gator’s/Natoli’s improves to 4-1 on the season, still lurking a game behind unbeaten Red Dragon who surged past Stone Lounge 17-13 in the other contest. The league-leaders trailed 6-5 through three innings before scoring a dozen unanswered runs over the next three frames.
Gator’s/Natoli’s 34, Gator’s II 11: Jeff Palmer did the most damage in the Gator’s/Natoli’s lineup while hitting for the cycle — his 5-for-6 plate performance featuring a home run, triple, a pair of doubles and a single. Steve Young was also 5-for-6 in the romp.
Jason Hutchings was a perfect 4-for-4 for Gator’s II, who collected 24 hits in all.
Red Dragon 17, Stone Lounge 13: Doug Contri was 5-for-5 and scored three times, Ed Kelly drove in three runs with a 4-for-5 bat and Dave Seamans homered while going 3-for-5 with three RBIs for Red Dragon. Tim Stogstill added three hits and Dan Edwards drove in a couple of runs for the winners.
Tim Metcalf, Dan Cruz and Danny Marks were all 3-for-4 for Stone Lounge, who made things interesting with a seven-run revival in the bottom of the seventh. Clayton Skinner (2x3), Marks and Metcalf each drove in two runs.
Partigianoni Coed League
Mike Myers, David McGowan and Nick Maine all cracked home runs as Sautter Construction came up with a 16-7 victory over Cutia’s in Saturday’s Jim Partigianoni Coed Slowpitch League contest halted after five innings by bad weather.
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