August 28, 2013
Dragon, Bell /Adhan win away from titles
Jose Feliciano and Ed Kelly had perfect nights at the plate as Red Dragon struck first in the Cortland Men’s Slowpitch Softball League B Division championship playoff series Tuesday.
Feliciano drove in two runs and Kelly one while each went 3-for-3 as the Red Dragon scored an 8-4 win over King Sub in the first game of the best-of-three championship series.
In the A Division title chase, top-seed Bell Construction/Adhan Piping Company took the first game of their series with a 15-10 triumph over Coach’s Corner.
Red Dragon 8, King Sub 4: Red Dragon took a 2-0 led over the first three innings, but King Sub knotted the score with two runs in the top of the fourth inning. Two more runs in the fifth let the Subbers grab a 4-2 advantage before Red Dragon countered with five runs in the bottom of the fifth to take the lead for good.
Derek Allen added a 2-for-3 effort to the Red Dragon attack.
Jesse Perotti hit two doubles as he, Jeff Wolff, Josh Wright and Justin Goodband each went 2-for-3 for King Sub.
Bell/Adhan 15, Coach’s Corner 10: Like the B Division contest, defending playoff champion Bell Construction/Adhan Piping took a 6-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning, but Coach’s Corner took charge with an eight-run burst in the top of the fourth inning for a 9-7 lead. Bell/Adhan responded with one run in the bottom of the fourth before scoring five times in the fifth to take a 13-9 lead and never trail again.
Casey Crandall led Bell/Adhan going 3-for-3 with a triple on one run scored. Chad Worsell went 3-for-3 with three doubles and three runs scored while Mike Zaccardo was 3-for-4 with one double. Shawn Lansing, Alex Coffey, Fred Casterline and Frank Tibke added 2-for-4 bats.
Jason Hogan led Coach’s Corner going 3-for-3 with one run scored. Jamie Buck (double), Tony Sudnikovich, Billy Maul and Jeff Manning added 2-for-3 plate performances.
Fastpitch Playoffs Resume
The second game in the best-of-three Cortland Fastpitch League championship series is tonight at Meldrim Field, where regular season champion Brix will be out to sweep Dark Horse at 7 p.m. Brix won the opening contest a week ago.
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