July 25, 2009


Ivan's romps to maintain National Division lead

Art Buchanan was 4-for-4 with two doubles and two triples as Ivan’s padded its lead in the Cortland Men’s Slow Pitch League National Division with a 22-5 mercy rule softball victory over CCRP Friday.
In other National Division contests, The Tavern edged CCRP in a wild 22-21 affair, King Sub blanked second-place NAPA 4-0, Meldrim Paint downed Outdoor Solution 13-9 and Hess defeated Friends 11-2. In a late Thursday report, Ivan’s defeated Meldrim Paint 22-18.
In American Division play, Central City Bar & Grill outslugged Hooley’s 29-20.
Ivan’s 22, CCRP 5, 5 inns.: Ivan’s plated seven runs in the bottom of the first inning and built a 14-0 cushion before CCRP got on the scoreboard. Scott Knight and Tony Marshall added to Ivan’s attack as each went 4-for-4 with one double. Tim Metcalf and Josh Sutton added 3-for- efforts with one home run while Jeremy Sutton was also 3-for-4 with a pair of triples. Randy Phillips added two doubles during his 2-for-4 night as Ivan’s had 15 of its 27 hits go for extra bases.
Fred St. John paced CCRP by going 3-for-3 while Lee Boreland (triple) and Bob Gailor were each 2-for-2.
The Tavern 22, CCRP 21: Emmett Cole’s base hit down the left field line plated Paul Yarnell with the winning run as The Tavern scored three times in the bottom of the seventh inning to steal a one run triumph. Cole had two triples in the game.
Steve Smith led the winning offensive by going 5-for-5 with a triple while Matt Bush and Pete Natale each delivered four hits.
A.J. Nason was 5-for-5 as the losing pitcher. David Kreick, Martin Rounds and Elliott Mitz (triple) had three hits each with Billy Grant hitting a home run.
King Sub 4, NAPA 0: Bob Stewart and Bob Durbin each went 2-for-3 with one RBI in this low-scoring affair to lead King Sub to the victory. Stewart had a triple for the winners. Brian Dyer contributed a 2-for-3 effort in a losing cause for NAPA.
Meldrim Paint 13, Outdoor Solution 9: Meldrim Paint jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but it was the six runs scored in the top of the sixth inning that secured the victory.
Mike Myers led the Painters by going 3-for-4 with three doubles. Jameson Lawton added a 2-for-3 effort with Kyle Rogers, Jason Schlenker, Bryan Morton and Jason Seamans each hit doubles.
Dave Forehand paced the Outdoor Solution attack with his 3-for-4 effort that included a home run. Chris Forehand went 2-for-3. Chris Maxfield (triple) and Matt Robinson (double) provided extra base hits.
Hess 11, Friends 2: Hess broke open a 3-2 game with three runs in the top of the fourth inning and three more runs in the sixth. Leading the offensive attack was Cody Clayton, who went 4-for-5 with a home run. Steve Furlong chipped in with two doubles while going 3-for-4. A.J. Rouse contributed a 2-for-3 effort with a triple.
Friends had three players go 2-for-3. Ryan Eddy (double), Justin Baker and Jamie Sutton.
Central City 29, Hooley’s 20: Both teams had a double-digit scoring inning during the first three inning of play, but the Central City crowd scored five more runs overall during that stretch. Central City scored 10 runs in the bottom of the first inning and built an 18-13 lead, despite an 11-run third inning for Hooley’s, to slowly pull away for the victory.
Bill Francis went 7-for-7 with a double and seven runs scored to lead the winning attack. Jeff Carr went 6-for-7 and scored five times while Dennis Hopkins was 5-for 7 with a double and triple. Frank Tibke also went 5-for-7 for Central City and Josh Bogdan was 4-for-6 with a triple and home run.
Ryne Austin paced the Hooley’s squad by going 4-for-5 with a home run. Matt Rutkowski (two triples), Derek Barrett, Garrett Stage and Pork added 3-for-5 bats.