July 28, 2011
Late Hairy Tony’s rally snaps 2-year win streak
When Hairy Tony’s Bridget Kentch delivered the third consecutive base hit in the bottom of the seventh inning, that was enough to snap its opponent’s two-year softball win streak.
Kentch followed up hits by Anna Dovi and SueAnn Stahlman to finish off a Hairy Tony’s two-run rally in the final inning that secured a 6-5 victory over Cortland Women’s Slowpitch League C Division leader Paddy’s Pub/281 Bowl on Wednesday.
It was the first loss since the 2009 season for the Paddy’s/281 Bowl squad.
In other C Division action, Gator’s Tavern swept two games from Franklin Rock/Central City by 15-8 and 6-5 scores, while Xpress-pay.com/Cutia’s Pizza routed One Cent Saloon 20-1 in five innings.
In the D Division, Homer Logging and Palm Gardens split a pair of five-inning contests. Homer Logging took the opener 5-4 with Palm Gardens grabbing the second game 14-3. Bob’s Riverside took game one from Brix Chix 5-3, but the second game was called after nine innings with the two teams deadlocked at 6-all.
In E Division, Tioga Hardwoods/Cutia’s Auto swept a doubleheader with Ho-Beau’s/Doug’s Fish Fry 8-7 and 9-2 in a pair of five-inning games. The Tavern/Home-Cort Advantage doubled up Dark Horse 16-8.
Hairy Tony’s 6. Paddy’s/281 5: In a see-saw game early, the two teams battled to a 4-4 tie through three innings before Paddy’s Pub/281 Bowl took a 5-4 lead with one run in the top of the seventh inning. Undaunted, Hairy Tony’s battled back to score the winning runs in the bottom of the frame.
Dovi was 2-for-4 with a triple while teammate Christella Yonta was 2-for-4 as well. Corinne Russell (double) and Tina Watson chipped in with 2-for-3 efforts. Katie Mayo led Paddy’s/281 by going 4-for-4. Melea Bartley was 3-for-3 with Heather Williams posting a 3-for-4 night.
Xpress-pay/Cutia’s 20, One Cent 1: Xpress-pay.com/Cutia’s Pizza used a big seven-run second inning to blow this game open.
Tisha Hollenbeck led the 22-hit attack as she went 4-for-4 with a home run and seven RBIs. Alexis Young added a 3-for-3 bat with four RBIs. Amanda McLaughlin (2 doubles), Tiffany Hubbard (double) and Beth Seamans (HR) each went 3-for-4 with three RBIs.
Jess Busby recorded the lone hit for One Cent Saloon.
Gator’s 15-6, Franklin Rock/Central City 8-5: Courtney Rainbow and Heather Wiese (triple) powered Gator’s with 3-for-3 bats in the opening game of the doubleheader. Lindsay Richards helped out by going 3-for-4 with a double and triple.
In the second game, Deb Slaven’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth inning scored Andrea Turscik (2-for-3) with the winning run as Gator’s scored twice in the inning for the 6-5 triumph. Katrina Fox added a 3-for-3 effort in the victory while McKenna Riley was 2-for-3 with a triple.
Homer Logging 5, Palm Gardens 4: After Palm Gardens took a 4-0 lead with two runs in the top of the third inning, Homer Logging scored all five of its runs in the bottom of the third and held on for the win.
Megan Bogdan and Stacie Young hit triples for the winners. Darci Gumaer doubled for Palm Gardens.
Palm Gardens 14, Homer Logging 3: Palm Gardens scored six runs in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back in coasting to the win.
Miranda O’Dell, Jean Carley, Gumaer (two doubles) and Carrie Sullivan (HR) each swung 3-for-3 bats for Palm Gardens. Jenni Dewitt tripled for Homer Logging.
Bob’s Riverside 5, Brix Chix 3: Bob’s Riverside scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to overcome a 3-2 deficit. Amanda Price led the winning attack as she went 3-for-3. Michele Workman swung a 2-for-3 bat. Melissa went 3-for-3 for Brix.
Game two was suspended by darkness after nine innings. Bob’s scored the tying run in the bottom of the seventh inning to force the continuation.
Tioga Hardwoods/Cutia’s Auto 8-9, Ho-Beau’s/Doug’s Fish Fry 7-2: In the opener, Tioga/Cutia’s scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to break a 4-4 tie. Ho-Beau’s/Doug’s evened the score with three runs in the top of the fifth before Tioga/Cutia’s plated the winning run in the bottom of the same inning.
Chrissy Griffin Slater tripled and Donna Cruz hit a double for the winner. Katie Reif doubled by the loser.
Staci Billings hit a triple and Cruz her another double as Tioga/Cutia’s scored nine runs in the first two innings and coasted to the win. Julie Hinman tripled for Ho-Beau’s/Doug’s Fish Fry.
The Tavern/Home-Cort Advantage 16, Dark Horse 8: Jamie Reynolds was 3-for-4 with two doubles and a triple for Dark Horse, but The Tavern/Home-Cort put this game away with an eight-run sixth inning. Stacie Scheffer hit a triple for the winners. Pam Wenck and Kathy Curry both had a double.
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