August 30, 2013
Bell /Adhan, Dragon capture playoff titles
The Cortland Men’s Slowpitch League softball season came to an end Thursday with the crowning of two playoff champions.
Bell Construction/Adhan Piping Company capped its 23-2 season with a second straight A Division playoff title after a 22-10 rout of Coach’s Corner. Bell /Adhan, which also won the regular-season A Division crown for the second year in a row, swept the best-of-three series two games to none.
Red Dragon lost the second game in its best-of-three with King Sub, but bounced back to win the decisive third game in a B Division doubleheader to claim its championship.
A game-ending Dave Edwards throw to second baseman Doug Contri triggered to a perfect relay throw to home plate in the top of the seventh inning to preserve the 5-3 clinching victory.
Bell /Adhan 22, Coach’s Corner 10: Mike Zaccardo and Bill Kerry both went 5-for-5 for the champions, with former SUNY Cortland catcher Zaccardo driving in four runs with a homer and three doubles.
Winning pitcher Frank Tibke swung a 4-for-4 bat to help out. Bell/Adhan, which had 35 hits in all, took a 5-0 lead in the first inning and built a 13-0 cushion before Coach’s Corner got on the scoreboard.
Troy Boice swung a 4-for-5 bat and scored four runs for the winners, while Chad Worsell (homer) and Nick Baker both went 3-for-5 and scored three runs each and Alex Coffey also homered.
Jamie Buck went 3-for-3 with two runs for Coach’s Corner, while Anthony Pitts (double) and Jason Hogan were both 3-for-4.
Red Dragon 5, King Sub 3: Red Dragon grabbed a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. King Sub used a run in the second and another in the fourth to tie the game at 2-2, but the Dragons responded with two runs in the bottom of the fourth to secure the title. Red Dragon might have broken the tie in the third but King Sub turned a nice double play to keep the Dragons from adding any runs.
King Sub threatened in the top of the sixth inning, but Red Dragon’s defense turned a double play to kill off that attempt.
Red Dragon got an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth before King Sub scored once in the seventh before the Contri relay throw ended the game.
Jose Feliciano led the Red Dragon offense going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Derek Allen added a 2-for-3 effort while Dick Arnold drove in two runs and Steve Wright scored twice.
Jeff Wolff and Justin Travis each went 2-for-3 for King Sub.
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