August 7, 2010
GSG/St. Charles moves on to final
In the only Cortland Men’s Slowpitch League semifinal playoff series to go the distance, GSG Vincent/St. Charles Hotel escaped Friday night to advance to the A Division softball finals.
Jim Hogan’s bases-loaded single in the top of the seventh inning drove home what proved to be the winning run as third-seed GSG Vincent/St. Charles Hotel nipped second-seed Central City Bar & Grill 7-6 to settle their best-of-three skirmish at Dexter Park.
The winners will next play in Tuesday’s championship series against top-seed and defending champion Grand Rental Station in another best-of-three match-up. That opening game is a 6 p.m. start back at Dexter.
Eric McLaughlin homered and went 3-for-4 to pace an 18-hit GSG Vincent/St. Charles offense, winning pitcher Frank Tibke and Brian Keefer also going 3-for-4.
Central City scored once in the bottom of the seventh before seeing its season end, as Fred Casterline, Jeff Carr and Pat Casselberry all finished 2-for-3 at the plate. Carr legged out a triple and Casterline doubled.
The league’s other championship match-ups have top-seed Bow Jen Archery/Legion Post 489 facing third-seed Gator’s Tavern in the B Division while top-seed Outdoor Solutions meets second-seed King Sub for the C Division crown.
Super Sunday for Women
The Cortland Women’s Slowpitch League will be holding games at Beaudry Park, Dexter Park and Meldrim Field on Sunday as the regular season heads down the home stretch.
At Beaudry I, Franklin Rock/Central City pulls double duty taking on Gator’s Tavern at noon and Hairy Tony’s at 2 p.m. Bob’s Riverside and Stone Lounge meet in a 4 p.m. game on thatsame field.
On Beaudry II’s diamond, Paddy’s Pub/281 Bowl faces Ivan’s at noon while Gator’s Tavern moves over to take on Xpress-Pay.com/Cutia’s Pizza at 2 p.m.
Two games at Dexter Park have Palm Gardens against Deli Downtown at noon and Ho-Beau’s playing Easy Street at 2 p.m. At Meldrim Field, Dave’s Automotive meets The Tavern at noon.
Fastpitch Finals Start
On Monday at Meldrim Field, Mr. B’s and regular season champion Stone Lounge will get the best-of-five Cortland Fastpitch League championship softball series underway. Two games are planned for Monday, starting at 6:30 p.m., and the third game will be Wednesday at Meldrim.
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