August 20, 2007


Anecelle’s, PG get crowned in women’s slow pitch


After squeaking by in the semifinals, Anecelle’s rolled to a 15-3 win over Homer Logging in six innings to capture the Cortland Women’s Slow Pitch Softball League D Division playoff championship crown this weekend.
Homer Logging knocked Millennium Marketing out of the title picture after Millennium Marketing defeated the Loggers in first-round action Saturday. Anecelle’s dropped Millennium into the loser’s bracket of the double-elimination playoffs with a 12-11 come-from-behind win.
In E Division playoff action, Palm Gardens downed King Sub/Groton Fitness 15-2 in the title game. Palm Gardens beat Ivan’s 13-12 and King Sub 9-4 to reach the finals.
In C Division, Paddy’s Pub won the playoff crown. In the lone two games reported, Woodman’s Pub defeated Gator’s/Franklin Rock 10-4 in first round action and Woodman’s eliminated Gator’s/Franklin Rock 10-3 in a loser’s bracket contest.
No other games were reported from Saturday and Sunday action.
Anecelle’s 15, Homer Logging 3: Homer Logging grabbed a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, but Anecelle’s rebounded for a 4-2 advantage in the top of the second inning and pulled away.
Winning pitcher Jackie Markoff helped her own cause by going 3-for-3 while Tibby Salisbury was 4-for-4 with a double and home run. Beth Seamans and Lindsay McCandless chipped in with three hits each. Seamans had two doubles and McCandless one as Anecelle’s finished the season at 14-3.
Jill Haines (double) and Stacie Young each had two hits for Homer Logging.
Anecelle’s 12, Millennium Marketing 11: After defeating Homer Logging in the first Saturday game, Millennium continued its momentum by scoring five runs in the top of the first inning. The Marketeers stayed in control and built a 11-5 cushion through five innings.
After a scoreless sixth inning, Anecelle’s began its comeback with one out in the bottom of the seventh. Jackie Markoff (2-for-2) hit the first of four consecutive singles to plate the first run of the inning. After a bases loaded walk, Erin Moore, who homered earlier, cleared the bases with a triple to pull Anecelle’s to within 11-10. Stannon Standhart singled home Moore with the tying run. Tibby Salisbury (4-for-4) singled to put runners at first and second, but Salisbury was forced out at second on a fielder’s choice by Bethany Palmer. With runners at the corners, Corinne Russell lined the ball just inside third base and down the left field line to score Standhart with the winning run.
Beth Seamans finished the game with a 3-for-4 effort for Anecelle’s.
Shannon Allen led Millennium by going 3-for-4 with a double and triple.
Palm Gardens 15, King Sub 2: Vivian Arnold was 4-for-4 in the title game as Palm Gardens jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first two innings and never trailed. Bonnie Haines, Sue Foster, Sue Recor and Jean Carley each added 3-for-4 efforts.
Palm Gardens 9, King Sub 4: Palm Gardens scored five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to overcome a 4-3 deficit in the semifinals.
Bonnie Haines and Sue Recor each hit triples for the winners while Becky Gillette doubled for King Sub.
Palm Gardens 13, Ivan’s 12: In a wild game, Palm Gardens scored seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to take a 7-1 lead, but Ivan’s countered with eight runs in the top of the fifth for a 9-7 advantage. Palm Gardens scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth to retake an 11-9 lead only to have Ivan’s score three times in the top of the seventh for a 12-11 edge. Undaunted, Palm Gardens plated two runs in the bottom of the seventh for the win.
Haley Fredenburg hit two doubles with teammate Michelle Dalton adding one double to the Ivan’s attack. Kathy Lester and Vivian Arnold each hit one double for Palm Gardens.
Woodman’s Pub 10, Gator’s/FR 4: Woodman’s broke a 4-4 tie with one run in the bottom of the fourth and four more runs in the fifth sealed the win.
Swinging 2-for-3 bats were Janine Bennett from Woodman’s and both Lynn Brown (double) and Katrina Fox (home run) for Gator’s/Franklin Rock.
Woodman’s Pub 10, Gator’s/FR 3: Woodman’s needed a five-run fifth inning to overcame a 3-2 deficit in this second meeting.
Kat Deyo was 2-for-3 with a triple and home run for Woodman’s while Bridget Kentch was 2-for-3 with a double.
Katrina Fox (double) and Heather Weber were each 2-for-3 for Gator’s/Franklin Rock.

Anecelle’s 15, Homer Logging 3
   By innings:                           R   H
Anecelle’s       042   036   —   15   24
Homer Logging                        201   000   —     3     7
   Winning pitcher- Jackie Markoff. Losing pitcher- Stacey Griswold.
   2bh- Beth Seamans (A) 2, Tibby Salisbury (A), Lindsay McCandless (A), Jill Haines (HL). HR- Salisbury (A).

Anecelle’s 12, Millennium Marketing 11
   By innings:   R   H
Millenium Marketing                        512   030   0   —   11   16
Anecelle’s       021   110   7   —   12   22
   Winning pitcher- Jackie Markoff.  Losing pitcher- Rachel Scutt.
   2bh- Shannon Allen (MM), Natania Streeter (MM). 3bh-Allen (MM). HR- Beth Seamans (A), Erin Moore (A).

Palm Gardens 15, King Sub 2
   By innings:                           R
King Sub         002   000   0   —     2
Palm Gardens                        323   034   x   —   15
   Winning pitcher- Vivian Arnold. Losing pitcher- Karen Spafford.
   2bh- Alexis Young (KS).

Palm Gardens 9, King Sub 4
   By innings:                           R
King Sub         102   100   0   —   4
Palm Gardens                        300   051   x   —   9
   Winning pitcher- Sue Foster. Losing pitcher- Karen Spafford.
   2bh- Becky Gillette (KS), Donna Cruz (KS), Shanna Barrows (PG), Courtney Cook (PG), Kathy Lester (PG). 3bh- Bonnie Haines (PG), Sue Recor (PG).

Palm Gardens 13, Ivan’s 12
   By innings:   R   H
Ivan’s               100   080   3   —   12     8
Palm Gardens                        000   704   2   —   13   10
   Winning pitcher- Sue Foster.  Losing pitcher- Haley Fredenburg.
   2bh- Haley Fredenburg (I) 2, Michelle Dalton (I), Kathy Leter (PG), Vivian Arnold (PG).

Palm Gardens 8, Ho-Beau’s 7
   By innings:   R
Palm Gardens                        100   202   3   —   8
Ho-Beau’s      112   000   3   —   7
   Winning pitcher- Sue Foster.  Losing pitcher- Joan Robinson.
   2bh- Sue Recor (PG), Meghan Caddick (PG). 3bh- Miranda O’Dell (PG) 2, Cathie Heath (H).

Woodman’s Pub 10, Gator’s/FR 4
   By innings:                           R   H
Gator’s/Franklin Rock                        004   000   0   —     4     8
Woodman’s Pub                        130   141   x   —   10   10
   Winning pitcher- Becky Merritt.  Losing pitcher- Shaunna Reid.
   2bh- Danielle Heath (G), Lynn Brown (G). HR- Katrina Fox (G).

Woodman’s Pub 10, Gator’s/ FR 3
   By innings:   R   H
Gator’s/Franklin Rock                        200   100   0   —     3     6
Woodman’s Pub                        110   053   x    —  10   12
   Winning pitcher- Becky Merritt. Losing pitcher- Mary Laudermilk.
   2bh- Katrina Fox (G), Bridget Kentch (W).  3bh- Kat Deyo (W). HR- Kat Deyo (W).




Red Dragon out-lasts Carpetmen to take title

With two runs in the top of the ninth inning, Red Dragon won the third and deciding game of the Cortland Over-35 Men’s Slow Pitch Softball League championship series.
The regular season champions out-lasted Cortland Carpet 11-10 in that extra-inning finale to settle this best-of-three championship played Sunday at Dexter Park.
Red Dragon won the opening game 18-5, only to see the Carpetmen stay alive by winning game two by a 17-12 count.
Red Dragon 18, Cortland Carpet 5: Red Dragon grabbed a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, but Cortland Carpet rallied with two runs in the second. The Dragons answered with four more runs in the bottom of the second and plated three runs in the third to open a 10-2 cushion before pulling away,
Sean Babcock led the Red Dragon attack by going 4-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs. Jim Hogan was also 4-for-4 with a double and two RBIs while Mike Greco was 3-for-3 with a double, home run and three ribbies. Mike Hammond and Darren Wright each added 3-for-4 efforts with one triple.
Pat Castlebury (home run) and Tim Bower were each 2-for-3 for Cortland Carpet.
Cortland Carpet 17, Red Dragon 12: Each team scored three runs in the first inning with Red Dragon building a 7-3 advantage through two and one-half innings. In the bottom of the third inning, the tide turned as Cortland Carpet scored seven runs to take a 10-7 lead. Four more runs in the bottom of the fifth sealed the win and forced a third game to decide the title.
Mike Myers led the Carpetmen by going 3-for-4 with two doubles. Gary Watts and Bob Craig also went 3-for-4 with Tim Bower a perfect 3-for-3 with a triple.
Ken Morgan went 4-for-4 for Red Dragon with Eric Rabusin (double) and Darren Wright each adding 3-for-4 efforts. Ed Lincoln added a 2-for-2 bat with Sean Babcock (double) and Jim Hogan also getting two hits each.
Red Dragon 11, Cortland Carpet 10, 9 innings: Red Dragon jumped to a 5-0 lead in the top of the first inning and held a 7-2 advantage through three innings. Cortland Carpet plated three runs in the bottom of the fourth and three more runs in the fifth to close the gap to 9-8 before tying the game with a single run in the bottom of the seventh. The Dragons scored twice in the top of the ninth with the Carpetmen crossing the plate once in the bottom of the ninth, but unable to plate the tying or winning run.
Sean Babcock was 3-for-3 with a double for Red Dragon. Mike Hammond and Doug Contri each added 3-for-5 efforts with Eric Rabusin belting two doubles.
Annis was 4-for-4 with a home run for Cortland Carpet while Pat Castlebury was 3-for-4 with a double.

Red Dragon 18, Cortland Carpet 5
   By innings:                                                      R   H
Cortland Carpet                        020   012   0   —     5   12
Red Dragon     343   170   x   —   18   26
   Winning pitcher- Jim Hogan. Losing pitcher- Dale Bancroft.
   2bh- Gary Watts (CC), Mike Greco (RD), Jim Hogan (RD). 3bh- Mike Hammond (RD), Darren Wright (RD). HR- Pat Castlebury (CC), Greco (RD), Sean Babcock (RD).

Cortland Carpet 17, Red Dragon 12
   By innings:                                                      R   H
Red Dragon   313   001   4   —   12   19
Cortland Carpet                        307   034   x   —   17   21
   Winning pitcher- Ed Shay. Losing pitcher- Jim Hogan.
    2bh- Sean Babcock (RD), Eric Rabusin (RD), Tim Stogsdill (RD), Mike Myers (CC) 2, Dale Bancroft (CC), Ed Shay (CC). 3bh- Tim Bower (CC).

Red Dragon 11, Cortland Carpet 10, 9 innings
   By innings:                                                       R   H
Red Dragon   502   020   002   —   11   20
Cortland Carpet                            011   330   101   —   10   20
   Winning pitcher- Jim Hogan. Losing pitcher- Ed Shay.
   2bh- Eric Rabusin (RD) 2, Sean Babcock (RD), Mike Myers (CC) 2, Pat Castlebury (CC). 3bh- Darren Wright (RD). HR- Annis (CC).