August 16, 2010
Paddy’s/281 Bowl, Stone Lounge champs
Paddy’s Pub/281 Bowl was crowned C Division champion and Stone Lounge claimed the D Division title as the Cortland Women’s Slowpitch League playoffs were conducted over the weekend.
The Tavern and St. Charles Hotel/Tioga Hardwoods will meet for the E Division crown at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dexter St Charles Hotel/Tioga hardwoods came out of the loser’s bracket and beat The Tavern, the survivor of the winner’s bracket, in their first game Sunday, the deciding contest postponed by weather.
Regular-season champion Paddy’s Pub/281 Bowl won all three of its games to win the title, swamping Hairy Tony’s 15-3 in the championship game on Sunday. Kristina Abbott went 5-for-5 with a triple while Kellie Wood was 4-for-4 with a double and Deb Contri was 3-for-4 for the winners, Melea Bartley the winning pitcher for the third time in as many games. Jackie Mallison was 2-for-3 for hairy Tony’s.
The champions opened play with a 12-2 win over Xpress-Pay.com/Cutia’s Pizza as Lindy West and Jonna ball both went 3-for-3 and Abbot, wood and Contri all went 3-for-4 with a triple apiece. Tanya Batzer went 3-for-4 in the losing effort.
Kim Frost went 4-for-4 with a double, Contri was 3-for-3 and Wood 3-for-4 in a 12-3 opening-game win over Gator’s Tavern. Mary Griffin went 2-for-3 for Gator’s.
Hairy Tony’s opened play on Saturday with a 15-2 win over Ivan’s as Kelly Sovocool went 3-for-3, Christella Yonta (two doubles) and Linda Rabusin both went 3-for-4 and Joelle Horton, winning pitcher Becky Merritt and Bridget Kentch were all 2-for-3. Corinne Russell went 2-for-2 with a double for Ivan’s.
After a loss to Gator’s, no information reported, Hairy Tony’s bounced back to beat Franklin Rock/Central City 3-2 as Rabusin went 2-for-3 and Merritt picked up the mound win, as was the case in the team’s other victories. Courtney Rainbow went 2-for-3 with a double in the losing effort. Hairy Tony’s then walloped Ivan’s 15-2 in a loser’s bracket game as Kelly Davison went 3-for-3, Joelle Horton 2-for-2 with a double and Rabusin (two doubles) Yonta, Anna Whitmore, Jackie Mallison (triple) and Kentch all 2-for-3. Carissa Smith went 2-for-2 for Ivan’s, while Danielle Salisbury and Corinne Russell both went 2-for-3.
Hairy Tony’s made the finals with a 3-2 win over Gator’s Tavern, scoring twice in the bottom of the sixth for the final margin. Whitmore, Daley and Kentch all went 2-for-3.
Regular-season runner-up Stone Lounge beat Palm Gardens 9-4 for the championship, scoring three runs in the second and two in the third to erase a 3-1 deficit. Brandy Ferris, Teresa Bednar and Megan DeCarlo each had a double, and Ashley Brown was the winning pitcher.
The champs opened by holding off a late rally for an 11-10 win over Bob’s Riverside as winning pitcher Carrie Makela, Bednar and Brown each had a double. Next came a 13-0 win over Palm Gardens in five innings as Patty Zosh hit a home run, Bednar tripled and Ferris, DeCarlo and Makela all doubled, Brown the winning pitcher.
Palm Gardens started out with a 15-8 win over Deli Downtown as Miranda Odell went 3-for-4 with a grand slam, Jean Carley tripled and Vivian Arnold got the mound win Odell also went 3-for-4 and had a double in a 5-2 win over regular-season champion Red Jug Pub. Carley also doubled, while Arnold was the winning pitcher. Molly Reagan, Shannon Allen and Kelly Gregory all doubled for Red Jug Pub.
After the loss to Stone Lounge, Palm Gardens bounced back and beat Red Jug Pub again, this time 4-3, to make the finals. Winning pitcher Arnold and Shanna Barrows both went 2-for-3 in the win, while Odell tripled and Recor doubled.
The Tavern, which finished third in the regular season, opened with a 12-3 win over Dark Horse as winning pitcher Pam Wenck doubled. Kelli Griswold had a double and a triple and Jamie Reynolds doubled for Dark Horse. In a 6-1 win over Ho-Beau’s/Doug’s Fish Fry, Wenck was again the winning pitcher and went 4-for-4 with two doubles and a triple while Crystal Marsh, Savannah Hempstead and Kathy Curry all went 3-for-4.
Before losing to The Tavern in the winner’s bracket and St. Charles/Tioga Hardwoods in the loser’s bracket, Dark Horse won twice. Winning pitcher Griswold, Reynolds and Brittini Ward wll went 2-for-4 for Dark Horse, while Nickie Fredenburg went 3-for-4 with a triple and Kayla Stockton was 2-for-4 for Dave’s Automotive.
Dark Horse then beat St. Charles/Tioga Hardwoods 10-2 as winning pitcher Griswold went 3-for-4 with a homer while Reynolds and Ward both went 2-for-4. Donna Cruz went 3-for-4 in the losing cause.
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