July 29, 2009
Potent King Sub bats find winning solution
The game between King Sub and Outdoor Solutions had less to do with the National Division lead in the Cortland Men’s Slow Pitch Softball League standings, but it was certainly the most exciting game Tuesday.
Tony Bates’ three-run homer in the top of the fourth inning pulled King Sub to within 11-9 and his key two-run double during a seven-run fifth inning put his team in the lead for keeps during a 17-15 victory.
In other National Division contests, Hess clubbed Friends 27-3 in five innings, Friends routed CCRP 23-7 in five innings and Meldrim Paint edged The Tavern 7-6.
In American Division action, Grand Rental Station/Gable Inn routed Stone Lounge/Willcox Tires 34-8 in five innings and Red Jug Pub 22-7 in six innings during a split doubleheader, Red Dragon downed Gator’s Tavern 12-9 and Central City Bar & Grill ripped Red Dragon 17-3.
King Sub 17, Outdoor Solutions 15: Outdoor Solutions led 6-4 after one inning and 10-5 by the time the second inning concluded. A single run in the bottom of the third put the Outdoor crew on top 11-5 before the comeback began.
After Bates’ homer closed the gap to two runs, King Sub used its seven run outburst to take a 16-11 advantage. The Solution countered with two more runs in the sixth , but an insurance run in the top of the seventh helped King Sub enjoy a 17-13 cushion. Outdoor Solution plated two runs in the bottom of the inning, but the rally ended there.
Brad Sturdavent led King Sub by going 5-for-5 while Dan Warner and Bob Stewart each went 3-for-4.
Outdoor Solutions hung tough has Dave Forehand, Chris Maxfield and Adam Coombs each went 3-for-4. Forehand had two doubles and three RBIs. Maxfield hit a home run and drove in two runs.
Hess 27, Friends 3, 5 inns.: Hess took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning and never trailed. The game ended in the fifth inning with the help of a 10-run burst by the winners.
John Pensyl paced the Hess attack by going 5-for-5 with two doubles and one triple. Matt De Graw (double) and Jayme Evans helped out with their 4-for-4 efforts while Steve Furlong (home run), A.J. Rouse and Tony Keegan each went 3-for-4. Richie Price and Nick Hoffmann added 3-for-5 bats.
Tony Ortiz was 1-for-2 for Friends.
Friends 23, CCRP 7: Friends exploded for 10 first-inning runs and rolled to an easy mercy rule win. Justin Baker was 4-for-4 with six RBIs to lead the winning attack. Tony Ortiz, Ryan Eddy and Jamie Sutton each added 4-for-4 efforts.
Joey Marks was the top CCRP batter. Marks went 3-for-3 with Fred St. John going 2-for-3.
Meldrim Paint 7, The Tavern 6: Meldrim Paint built a 6-1 cushion over the first three innings, but it was the painters final run in the bottom of the sixth that provided the winning margin.
Chris Carpenter was 2-for-3 with a double to pace the Meldrim offense. Jason Seamons and Jameson Lawton added their own 2-for-3 efforts.
Jeremy Gratton led all batters by swinging a 3-for-3 stick while Tavern teammate Matt Bush was 3-for-4 with a triple. Chris Bush and J. Gray added 2-for-3 efforts.
Grand Rental/Gable Inn 34, Stone Lounge/Willcox 8, 5 inns.: Brian Bowman was a perfect 6-for-6 at the plate with a double and triple to power Grand Rental Station/Gable Inn to a dominating win. Casey Crandall followed with a 5-for-6 game with one home run. Brian Taylor hit for the cycle while going 4-for-6 as he had a single, double, triple and home run. Dan Harris (two triples), Jamie Buck (triple, home run) and Anthony Pitts also had four hits each for Grand Rental.
Bob Craig was the leading Stone Lounge/Willcox Tires bat. Craig was 3-for-3 with a triple. Jeremy Deversee (double), Scott Fuller (double) and George Young (home run) were each 2-for-3.
Grand Rental/Gable Inn 22, Red Jug Pub 7, 6 inns.: Nearly half of the Grand Rental offense consisted of extra-base hits as the winners broke a 1-1 tie with five runs in the bottom of the third inning and pulled away.
Dan Harris, Brian Bowman, Casey Crandall and Chuck Pitts each went 4-for-5 to lead Grand Rental/Gable Inn. Harris had three doubles and a home run, Crandall two doubles and a home run with Bowman belting a double and triple. Anthony Pitts and Cody Potter chipped in with 3-for-4 efforts that each included one double.
Nate Leonard was 3-for-3 with two runs scored. Mike Van Dee added a 2-for-3 bat to the Red Jug Pub offense.
Red Dragon 12, Gator’s Tavern 9: With three runs in the top of the seventh inning, Red Dragon broke a 9-9 tie and recorded the win. Dick Arnold set the pace for Red Dragon by going 4-for-4 with two doubles. Mark Coon helped his own cause by adding his own 4-for-4 appearance at the plate. Mike Milligan showed a 3-for-4 effort and Chris Beattie was 2-for-3 with a double and triple for the Dragons.
Tom Cullip was best for Gator’s going 3-for-3 with a double. Jon Galeotti added his 2-for-3 bat with Dave Hubbard, Billy Decker and Andy Ayers each going 2-for-4.
Central City Bar & Grill 17, Red Dragon 3: Central City took a double digit lead in the bottom of the second innings thanks to a nine-run explosion.
Jesse Brady led the Central City assault as he was 3-for-3 with two triples and five RBIs. Cory Langtry and Josh Bogden added 3-for-4 efforts with Fred Casterline going 2-for-4 with a double, triple and three RBIs.
Dan Edwards and Brett Wright each went 2-for-3 for Red Dragon.
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