August 19, 2009


Cyclones sweep to finish second

The Cortland Cyclones finished their Central New York Senior Softball League regular season in style Tuesday, sweeping a doubleheader from Mario’s Pizza of Owego by scores of 8-5 and 14-2.
The Cyclones scored the first eight runs of the opener over the first four innings as winning pitcher Mike Richmond allowed only two hits in that span. Mario’s scored three times in the fifth and two more in the seventh before a game-ending double play by the Cyclones. Tony Galeazzi led the winners’ offense, going 3-for-3 with a double, while Ken Moses also had a double.
The Cyclones also took control of the second game early, rolling to an 8-2 lead after three innings and never looking back. Vern Wagar (triple and double) and Gary Contri (home run) both went 3-for-3, while Galeazzi went 2-for-3, Gene Signor had a homer and three RBIs and Sal Scrano a triple and two RBIs. The winners also turned three double plays in the contest.
The Cyclones wound up in second place in the league at 14-6 and will draw a bye in the first round of the playoffs, which will take place Sept. 8 in Cortland.
GATOR’S BEATEN: On Monday, the Cortland Gator’s fell to visiting Barnaby’s Pub of Endwell 10-5 in a showdown for first place in the B Division of the Central New York 55s Senior Softball League. Barnaby’s scored four times in the first inning and led all the way, despite three-hit efforts from Dave Narby, Dennis Howe and Bruce Davison.
Gator’s is now in second at 13-9, while Barnaby’s, which also beat Dick’s of Owego in a makeup game, leads the league at 15-8.