August 22, 2012
Quadra Flex falls in title contest
KIRKWOOD — Regular-season league champion Cortland Quadra Flex lost 9-7 to third-seeded Buffalo Head of Chenango Forks Tuesday in the 2012 Central New York Senior 60’s Softball League playoff championship game.
Quadra Flex advanced to the championship game with a 5-4 semifinal win over Lane’s Karousel Kids of Binghamton. Buffalo Head made its way to the title game by defeating runner-up and number two seed Elmira American Legion 9-6 in the other semifinal game.
In the semifinal victory over Karousel Kids, winning pitcher Mike Richmond allowed six hits over the first five innings supported by an error-free defense.
Quadra Flex maintained a slim 2-1 lead before the Karousel Kids tied the score in the top of the fourth inning on four consecutive singles. Quadra Flex bounced back in the bottom of the fourth inning scoring two runs on a leadoff double by Roger Schnock followed by four singles to take a 4-2 lead.
Quadra Flex added an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth inning behind a double by Ken Moses and an RBI single by Paul Ibert. The Karousel Kids threatened with two runs in the top of the sixth inning to close within one, but Cortland’s defense shut them down the rest of the way.
In the championship game, the usual hard-hitting Quadra Flex was unable to come up with a single extra-base hit in the game and did not score until the bottom of the fourth inning when they pushed across five runs to close within one.
Buffalo Head scored again in the top of the fifth inning, only to see Quadra Flex score two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the score. Buffalo Head scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to retake the lead.
In the bottom of the seventh inning, Quadra Flex threatened with back-to-back lead off singles before Buffalo Head turned a double play to end the threat.
Dave Perez went 4-for-4 with a double while Dave Jones was 3-for-4 to lead the way for Buffalo Head.
Quadra Flex finished regular season play with a record of 14-2 and wound up 15-3 overall.
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