August 6, 2008


Grand Rental Station wins two more

Dan Harris singled home Casey Crandall in the bottom of the eight inning to start Grand Rental Station off on a pair of wins against Dark Horse/Hairy Tony’s in Cortland Men’s Slowpitch Softball League A Division action Tuesday.
Grand Rental followed the one-run victory with a 13-11 win over Dark Horse/Hairy Tony’s in the second game of the twin bill.
In other A Division action, Central City Bar & Grill topped Red Jug Pub 15-4 and 14-5 in doubleheader action while Red Dragon swept St. Charles Hotel 11-4 and 12-8.
In B Division play, Outdoor Solutions/Hess pounded Crown Liquor 19-9 and NAPA won by forfeit over St. Charles Hotel B.
In C Division, K7H Motorsports blanked Marietta 25-0 in five innings in the first of two games before receiving a forfeit for game two.
Grand Rental Station 7, Dark Horse/Hairy Tony’s 6: Brian Keefer (double), Bobby Brull and Kevin Wellings each went 2-for-4 as Dark Horse/Hairy Tony’s built a 6-3 lead through five innings.
Grand Rental scored twice in the bottom of the sixth inning before Anthony Pitts (2-for-3) delivered a two-out hit to tie the game at 7-7.
In the eighth, Crandall (4-for-4) tripled and then scored on the hit by Harris (2-for-4). Chuck Pitts added a 3-for-3 bat to the winning attack.
Grand Rental Station 13, Dark Horse/Hairy Tony’s 11: Grand Rental broke a 2-2 tie with six runs in the top of the third inning before three more runs in the fourth lead to an 11-5 advantage.
Trailing 12-5, Dark Horse plated five runs in the bottom of the fifth to pull to within 12-11 before each team scored once in the seventh.
Dan Harris, Frank Tibke, Justin DeGraw (double) and Chad Lansing each went 3-for-4 for Grand Rental while Anthony Pitts (double) was 2-for-3.
Brian Keefer went 4-for-4 for Dark Horse/Hairy Tony’s while Kevin Welling was 3-for-4 with a home run. Scott Potter added a 2-for-4 effort with one double with Bobby Brull going 2-for-4 with three runs scored.
Central City Bar & Grill 15, Red Jug Pub 4: T.J. Griffin and Tony Volpicelli each went 4-for-4 as Central City took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning and never trailed. Jeff Carr added a 3-for-3 effort while Dennis Hopkins (triple, home run, 4 RBIs) and Kevin Putnam (double, home run, 3 RBIs) each went 3-for-4.
Steve Everle was 3-for-3 for Red Jug Pub with Chris Terwilliger, Keith Thomas and Barry Shaver each going 2-for-3.
Central City 14, Red Jug Pub 5: After a scoreless two innings, Central City took charge with three runs in the third and four more runs in the top of the fourth. Dennis Hopkins went 4-for-4 with a triple and Billy Francis was 4-for-5 to lead Central City. Adam Levine helped his own pitching cause by going 3-for-4 at the plate.
Chris Terwilliger was 3-for-3 for Red Jug Pub with Harry Benjamin going 2-for-3.
Red Dragon 11, St. Charles Hotel A 4: B. Wright (3-for-4) belted a three-run homer in the top of the second inning to help Red Dragon build a 6-0 lead and never looked back. S. Wright added a 3-for-4 effort.
Leo Mayer was 3-for-3 for St. Charles while Rogers was 3-for-4.
Red Dragon 12, St. Charles Hotel A 8: Chris Poli belted a grand-slam homer in the bottom of the sixth inning as part of the five-run inning as Red Dragon rallied from an 8-7 deficit to win by four. B. Wright was 4-for-4 for the Dragonmen while Paul Mazzone and Ed Kelly each delivered three hits.
Dan Hickok went 3-for-3 with a double while Matt Price was 2-for-3 with a two doubles. Phil Williammee added a 2-for-3 effort with a triple.
Outdoor Solutions/Hess 19, Crown Liquor 9: Dave Forehand hit for the cycle by going 4-for-4 with a single, double, triple and home run. Mike Leddeman was also 4-for-4 with Nate Forehand going 3-for-3 with a double, triple and home run.
K&H Motorsports 25, Marietta 0: K&H scored 19 runs in the final two innings of the five-inning contest. Brian Morton was 4-for-4 with three doubles and one home run while Jamison Lawton was 4-for-4 with a double and triple. Chris Carpenter (2 doubles), Kyle Maxson and Brian Bosch added 3-for-4 effrots to the winning attack.
A. Vidulich had two of the five Marietta hits.
K&H won the second game of the doubleheader by forfeit as Marietta did not have enough players to field a team.