July 15, 2008


Busy Amelia’s able to salvage two victories

It was a busy night for Amelia’s in Central New York Fastball Softball League action Monday.
After dropping the suspended game to Central City Bar & Grill from earlier this season 15-14 in eight innings, Amelia’s rolled to a 14-4 win over the same team in a five-inning contest.
Amelia’s then wrapped up its night with a 15-8 victory over Dark Horse/Hairy Tony’s in the second game of a split doubleheader at Meldrim Field.
In other action, first-place Beer Goggles took a two-game lead in the loss column with an 8-1 win over winless Mr. B’s at Cortlandville.
Central City 15, Amelia’s 14, 8 innings: This game was suspended after seven innings with the score tied at 11-11, Amelia’s scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning, but Central City came back with four runs in the bottom of the inning to post the victory.
Dave Holland was 4-for-5 with a home run and five RBIs for Central City while Mike Lowie was 3-for-5 with two triples, one double, four runs scored and four RBIs. Seth McMahon (double) and Jeff Handley also went 3-for-5.
Sean Caughey led Amelia’s with his 3-for-5 effort that included a triple and three runs scored from the lead-off spot.
Amelia’s 14, Central City 4, 5 innings: In the scheduled game, Central City used its momentum to build an early lead after two innings, but Amelia’s rallied in a big way. With two runs in the bottom of the third inning, the home team pulled to within 4-3 and added two more runs in the fourth to take a one-run lead.
Amelia’s sealed the game with six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning for the 10-run rule to go into effect.
Ben Albright was 4-for-4 with a home run, four runs scored and two RBIs to pace the winning attack. Brandon Galutz added a 2-for-3 effort with a home run, two runs scored and five RBIs while Josh Wood was 2-for-4 with two doubles and one RBI.
Mike Lowie paced Central City Bar & Grill (7-8) by going 2-for-2 with two RBIs.
Amelia’s 16, Dark Horse/Hairy Tony’s 8: Trailing 3-0 after one inning, Dark Horse (10-7) plated five runs in the top of the third to take the lead. Amelia’s (11-6) roared back. After scoring once in the third, Amelia’s scored five times in the fourth for a 9-5 lead.
Dark Horse narrowed the deficit to 9-7 in the top of the fifth, but Amelia’s kept the pressure on with three runs in the bottom of the inning and three more runs in the sixth for a 15-7 cushion.
Josh Wood led the way by going 5-for-5 with five RBIs for Amelia’s while Caughey and Galutz each added 4-for-5 efforts with three runs scored and two RBIs each. Galutz had two doubles and one home run while Caughey belted on two-bagger.
Roger Karn was 2-for-3 for Dark Horse with two triples, two runs scored and two RBIs while Jeff Carr was 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored.
Beer Goggles 8, Mr. B’s 1: Beer Googles (12-4) fell behind 2-0 in the top of the first inning, but came back with four runs in the bottom of the inning. After Mr. B’s (0-15) scored twice in the top of the second, Amelia’s countered with two runs in the bottom of the third to break the 4-4 tie and added two more runs in the bottom of the fourth inning before four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning sealed the win.
Brian Taylor led the Beer Goggles offense with his 3-for-4 bat. Taylor had one double and three RBIs. Andrew Foster added a 2-for-2 effort while Tony Sudnikovich was 2-for-3 and Mike Smith went 2-for-4 with two runs scored.
Travis Cruishank had the only RBI for Mr. B’s and was one of six players to each collect one hit of winning pitcher Mike Holl and reliever Mike Smith. Holl surrendered four hits in five innings with nine strikeouts while Smith pitched two innings, allowing two hits and striking out one.

Standings: Beer Goggles 12-4, Amelia’s 11-6, Dark Horse 10-7, Central City Bar & Grill 7-8, Mr. B’s 0-15
IN LATE REPORTED results from the world of slow pitch softball, Gator’s Tavern picked up a pair of victories over the weekend in Duke Erickson Coed League play in Dryden.
Gator’s (5-2) beat Builder’s Best 18-6 as Jack Barker, Joe Pearson and Pete Wells were all 4-for-4, while Dave Hubbard hit a pair of home runs. Ford then lost to Gator’s 14-8, Derek Fiene going 4-for-4, Person 3-for-4 and Hubbard going deep twice more.
In a Cortland Men’s Slow Pitch outing, Outdoor Solutions/Hess was an 11-9 winner over Gator’s Tavern in a B Division game. Chris Forehand, Dave Forehand, Chris Maxfield and Dustin Hanson all had two-hits as Outdoor Solutions (7-10) snapped a seven-game losing skid.