August 13, 2010


Long-time reign comes to close

GSG Vincent/St. Charles Hotel claimed the championship of the Cortland Men’s Softball League’s A Division Thursday night, downing Grand Rental Station 11-9 to sweep the two teams’ best-of-three series.
The title series in the other two divisions will be decided tonight after Thursday’s results knotted each at a game apiece. In the B Division, Gator’s Tavern was a 15-14 winner over Bow-Jen Archery/Post 489, while in the C Division King Sub downed Outdoor Solutions 15-9.
GSG Vincent/St. Charles Hotel 11, Grand Rental Station 9: The winners, who finished third during the regular season, scored five times in the bottom of the sixth to overcome a 9-6 deficit and held on to win and end the defending champions’ five-year reign. Eric McLaughlin led the way by going 3-for-4 while Jason Bennison was 2-for-2 and scored twice, Mike Zaccardo went 2-for-3 with a double and a home run and Andrew Pierce was 2-for-4 with a triple and a homer.
Dan Harris went 3-for-3 with a run for Grand Rental Station, while Jamie Buck went 2-for-3 with a double and Justin DeGraw was 2-for-4 with a homer.
Gator’s Tavern 15, Bow-Jen Archery/Post 489 14: The winners, who finished third in the regular season, scored twice in the bottom of the seventh to force the third game in the series. Calvin Taylor went 3-for-3 with a triple while Eric Hubbard was 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs and Dave Hubbard (two RBIs) and Billy Epp (RBI) both went 2-for-3. Eugene Forehand went 4-for-4 for first-place Bow-Jen Archery/Post 481 while Steve Furlong (double, homer) and Codi Clayton (double) both went 3-for-4.
King Sub 9, Outdoor Solutions 8: Brad Sturdevant singled home the winning run in the bottom of the seventh as regular-season runner-up King Sub evened the series. Sturdevant (three RBIs) and Andy Warholic (double, RBI) both went 3-for-4 while Cliff Quick was 2-for-3 with an RBI. First-place Outdoor Solutions got 2-for-3 nights from Garrett Stage (three RBI) and Matt Robinson.


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