August 15, 2007


Top two squads ousted

Fast Pitch

Members of the top two teams during the Cortland Fast Pitch Softball League’s regular season will be spectators when the championship series opens at 7 p.m. Monday at Meldrim Field.
Central City Bar & Grill used a six-run second inning to beat regular-season champion Amelia’s Ristorante Wednesday at Meldrim to win their semifinal series 2-1 and earn a berth in the title series. The Tavern outlasted sister team King Sub, the regular-season runner-up, in a 14-11 slugfest in the other semi. Both winners had lost the opening game of their respective series before winning two straight.
Central City Bar & Grill 9, Amelia’s Ristorante 6: A three-run home run by Morgan DuBois capped the big inning that sparked Central City, the fourth-place squad in the regular season, to victory. Matt Cobb had a two-run single and Seth McMahon singled home a run in the frame.
Cobb (double, three RBIs, two runs), McMahon (RBI, run) and winning pitcher Josh Zach (two runs) all went 3-for-4 for the winners, while Morgan DuBois (homer, three RBIs, run) and his brother Ryan (RBI, two runs) both went 2-for-3 for the winners, and Mike Lowie had a double and an RBI. Ed Southworth (two runs) went 2-for-4 and Sean Caughey went 2-for-5 for Amelia’s, while Abe Johnson doubled and had an RBI and a run.
The Tavern 14, King Sub 11: A four-run fourth inning gave the regular season’s third-place club the lead for good in the contest. Ryan Stevens (homer, six RBIs, three runs) and Brian Taylor (RBI, three runs) both went 3-for-4 for the Tavern, while Kinner was 2-for-4 and Justin DeGraw (triple, two RBIs, two runs) and Jason Bennison (run) both went 2-for-5. Tom Avery got the mound win.
Dennis Hopkins went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs and Paul Sweger went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run for King Sub. Turning in 2-for-4 performances were Volpicelli (RBI, run), Waylon DeGraw (double, two RBIs) and T.J. Griffin (run), while Roger Karn (two RBIs, two runs) and Bill Weddle (two RBIs, run) both went 2-for-5 and Koehler doubled and scored once.


Markoff sparkles, Anecelle’s top D seed

Women’s Slow pitch

Jackie Markoff came within two outs of the rarest feat in slow-pitch softball, a no-hitter. The Anecelle’s hurler got good defensive support during her two-hit bid that clinched the top seed for the Cortland Women’s Slowpitch Softball League D Division playoffs with a 10-1 victory over Homer Logging Wednesday night. At 12-3, Anecelle’s holds the tie-breaker over Millennium Marketing (11-3) after winning two of three regular season contests. Millennium lost to Lucky’s 10-8 last night.
In C Division play, Paddy’s Pub (16-2) secured the regular season crown with an 11-3 win over Jack’s Taxidermy; Bob’s Riverside defeated Gator’s/Franklin Rock 12-7 and Woodman’s Pub downed Bob’s Riverside 8-5.
In E Division action, Palm Gardens edged Ho-Beau’s 8-7 and Ivan’s nipped King Sub/Groton Fitness 11-10.
In a D-E crossover game, Lucky’s Too downed Easy Street 22-6.
Anecelle’s 10, Homer Logging 1: Brianna head (double), Savannah Hempstead and Erin Moore each had three hits as Anecelle’s took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning and build a 10-0 cushion while Markoff was shutting down the Homer Logging offense.
The no-hitter came to an end on back-to-back singles by sisters Jill Haines and Abby Homer. Homer Logging would tally its only run later in the inning with the help of an error.
Lucky’s 10, Millennium Marketing 8: Lucky’s rallied from a 7-3 deficit with four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and won the game with three more runs in the fifth.
Brandy Ferris was 3-for-3 with a triple to lead the Lucky’s attack with Weny Teeter also going 3-for-3.
Aimee Dorwood paced Millennium with her 2-for-3 bat that included one double.
Paddy’s Pub 11, Jack’s Taxidermy 3: Paddy’s broke a 2-2 tie with four runs in the top of the third inning while the defense allowed just one more Jack’s run. Lynn Baker (triple), Kim Frost and Deb Contri (triple) each went 3-for-4 for Paddy’s.
Bob’s Riverside 12, Gator’s/Franklin Rock 7: Bob’s lumped most of its offense into an 11-run third inning to overcome a 5-0 deficit.
Jody Maroney (double), Danielle Beebe and Val Plumley each went 2-for-3 for the winners. Beebe, Plumley, Rachel Moran and Shelby Mauvee each had two RBIs for Bob’s.
Becky Reynolds was 2-for-3 with two runs scored while Katrina Fox went 2-for-3 with three RBIs for Gator’s/Franklin Rock.
Woodman’s Pub 8, Bob’s Riverside 5: After taking a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning, Woodman’s scored in four of its remaining five at-bats to open an 8-1 advantage.
Crystella Yonta powered the winning attack by going 2-for-3 with a double and home run. Dixie Clark added a 2-for-3 effort to the Woodman’s attack.
Danille Beebe was 3-for-3 with one double for Bob’s Riverside with Sue Apley adding a 2-for-2 effort.
Palm Gardens 8, Ho-Beau’s 7: In a tight game, Palm Gardens scored twice in the top of the sixth inning to take a 5-4 lead and secured the win with three runs in the top of the seventh. Ho-Beau’s rallied with three runs in the bottom of the seventh, but fell just short in their attempted comeback.
Miranda O’Dell hit two triples to lead the winning attack.
Ivan’s 11. King Sub/Groton Fitness 10: This wild game was finally decided in the seventh inning. Trailing 7-6, Ivan’s scored five times in the top of the inning, but need to hold off a King Sub rally in the bottom of the inning to secure the victory. Kate Haroman made a great catch during the game-ending double play.
Offensively, Tiffany Lamborn went 4-for-4 with a triple and home run for Ivan’s with Bryanna Brown adding a 3-for-3 effort that included a triple. Nickie Calale was also 3-for-4 for the winners.
Lucky’s Too 22, Easy Street 6: Lucky’s Too scored 11 runs in the top of the sixth inning to seal the victory.