July 30, 2010
Trio of teams sweep up in 1st round of playoffs
Softball sweeps were the main order of business Thursday in Cortland Men’s Slowpitch League playoff action.
GSG Vincent/St. Charles Hotel and Beer Googles advanced with 2-0 sweeps in their respective A Division series. GSG/St.Charles pounded Woody’s 24-1 in five innings while Beer Goggles completed its first round upset of Red Dragon with a 9-7 triumph.
In B Division, Ivan’s swept NAPA in two straight after an 11-9 triumph. Gator’s Tavern forced a deciding third game by blanking The Tavern 9-0, evening the series at 1-1.
In the first night of C Division play, Stone Lounge won a 22-14 slugfest with Brix Puberia.
Beer Goggles 9, Red Dragon 7: Beer Goggles grabbed a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning and built a 6-1 cushion through four innings. Red Dragon rallied with five runs in the top of the fifth inning to even the score at 6-6, but Beer Goggles responded with three runs in the bottom of the inning to rebuild a safe cushion and close out the best-of-3 series.
Dan Kile led the fifth-seeded Beer Goggles offense with a 3-for-3 effort that included a double. Ryne Austin was 2-for-2 with a double while 2-for-3 performances were given by Matt Rutkowski (2 doubles, 3 RBIs), Daron Foster (double) and J.D. Byrnes (2 RBIs).
Dan Edwards, Darren Wright (2 RBIs) and David Lemon each went 2-for-3 for the fourth-seeded Red Dragon.
GSG Vincent/St. Charles 24, Woody’s 1: Frank Tibke tossed a three-hitter and allowed the lone Woody’s run in the bottom of the first inning as GSG/St. Charles plated 20 runs over the first three innings and rolled to the mercy-rule triumph to advance to the next playoff round.
Troy Boice powered the winning offensive attack by going 5-for-5 with a home run. Jim Hogan (double, 4 RBIs) and Jason Bennison each chipped in with 4-for-4 efforts while Bill Kerry went 4-for-5 with a double. Mike Zaccardo (double, 5 RBIs), Jason Reynolds and Tibke each swung 3-for-4 bats.
David Pitts (triple), Dave Seamans and Chuck Pitts recorded the Woody’s hits.
Ivan’s 11, NAPA 8: Ivan’s scored runs in each of the first four innings to built a 10-0 cushion and withstood a decent NAPA rally before closing out the series.
Tim Metcalf was 3-for-4 with a double to lead Ivan’s. The balanced attack also saw Corey Romans and Joe DeLee go 2-for-3 with doubles while Art Buchanan and Tim Robinson were 2-for-4 for the balanced attack.
Derek Fiene (double), Adam Potter (double), Bill Phillips, Tim Mack, Mike Lederman and Dan Diescher each delivered 2-for-3 efforts for the battling NAPA brigade.
Gator’s Tavern 9, The Tavern 0: Pete Whitmore was 3-for-4 with a double as Gator’s scored in every inning except the fourth while holding The Tavern off the scoreboard all night to force a third, and deciding, game in their best-of-3 series.
Tom Cullip (home run), Calvin Taylor and Mike Wehnke each contributed 2-for-3 efforts.
Pete Natale and Nick Baker swung perfect 2-for-2 bats for The Tavern.
Stone Lounge 22, Brix Puberia 14: Stone Lounge pounded out 16 hits and scored 15 runs in the first inning to coast to the opening game triumph in it best-of-3 series.
Chris Beebe was 4-for-5 with four doubles to lead the Lounge act. Richie Price (double, triple) and Rob Benson also chipped in with 4-for-5 efforts. D.J. marks (triple), Billy Grant (double) and Joey Marks added 3-for-5 bats to the winning cause.
Josh Sutton led Brix as he was 3-for-5. Dave Bloodgood and Cody Peak each went 3-for-4 with a double while Joel Rivera homered.
Quadra Flex Seniors Split
Cortland Quadra Flex and Lane’s Karousel Kids split a doubleheader this week and remained tied atop the Central New York Senior 65s Softball League standings.
Quadra Flex won the first game 7-2 and the Karousel Kids took the nightcap 7-6, with no further information reported. Both teams are now 13-3. In other league games, third-place Kattelville AA (9-5) and the fourth-place Syracuse Leftovers (9-7) also split a twinbill, Kattelville with a 13-11 win before Syracuse prevailed 14-5. Fifth-place Mario’s Pizza from Owego swept sixth-place Meineke (1-15) 14-7 and 14-13.
PTM Rules in Dryden
DRYDEN — First place Pall Trinity Micro wrapped up a dominating regular softball season with a 15-8 victory over Z 95.5 in the Dryden Coed Slowpitch League on Thursday.
The lone loss for Pall Trinity this season came via forfeit, which will make the squad the team to beat when the playoffs get underway this coming Tuesday.
Tuesday’s playoff schedule for 6:30 p.m. games at Dryden High pits Davelle’s against McLean, Preston’s vs. Harding’s and Dryden Lumber vs. Z 95.5.
In other games last night:
Davelle’s 8, Preston Trucker’s 4: Josh Piger had two triples for second place Davelle’s to support winning pitcher Tim Kirkpatrick. The only two losses suffered by Davelle’s this season came against PTM.
Dryden Lumber 23, McLean Commandos 8: Pat Capps tripled, while Suzanne Koehl and pitcher Bobby Salerno had doubles, as Dryden Lumber led by more than 15 runs through four innings before putitng things away in the bottom of the fifth in this mercy-rule contest. Nick Totman doubled for MacLean.
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