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Marathon native Harold White playing for Oakdale Physical Therapy hits an infield grounder in the top of the third inning against Cortland Quadra Flex.
Bell Construction opened its postseason play after a first-round playoff bye by downing the Stone Lounge Tune Squad 15-6 in Cortland Men’s Slowpitch League A Division semifinal action Tuesday night.
Central City beat K&B Electric 7-1 in another A Division game, while in the B Division The Crew was a 17-3 winner over St. Charles.
Bell Construction 15, Stone Lounge Tune Squad 6: Chad Parker’s 4-for-4 night with two triples and three runs scored paced the winners’ 25-hit onslaught. Mike Zaccardo (two doubles, run) and Ryan Stevens (run) both went 3-for-5 while Seth Montgomery went 2-for-3 with two walks and runs and Morgan DuBois went 2-for-5 with two home runs and two runs.
Eric Youngs went 4-for-4 with a double for the Tune Squad while Josh Shepard (triple, run) and J. Mackey both went 2-for-3, Elkin went 2-for-4 with two runs and Billy Crowe hit a homer.
Central City 7, K&B Electric 1: Brandon Watkins went 3-for-3 with three RBIs for Central City while Pat Casselberry (double) and winning pitcher Dennis Hopkins both went 2-for-3. K&B was limited to just five hits by Hopkins, no one with more than one hit.
The Crew 17, St. Charles 3: The Crew rapped out 28 hits in the win while St. Charles had eight hits, with no individual statistics reported. Game two is Thursday at Dexter Park starting at 8:30 p.m.
QUADRA FLEX SWEEPS: Cortland Quadra Flex closed out its CNY Senior Softball League regular season at 17-1, good for first place, by sweeping a doubleheader from Oakdale Physical Therapy from Johnson City, 12-7 and 15-2, Tuesday.
Paul Ibert, Bill Dunn and Gary Contri had two hits each in the opener, in which Quadra Flex moved to 3-2 lead after two innings and never looked back. Dave Perez, Ray Jura and Harold Schoonover had two hits apiece for Oakdale Physical Therapy.
Ibert went 3-for-3 in the second game, in which Quadra Flex scored in every inning, while winning pitcher Mike Richmond (who allowed just six hits) and Gene Signor both went 2-for-3.
Top-seeded Quadra Flex faces the same Oakdale Physical Therapy team at River Park in Kirkwood this Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. to open the league playoffs.
Final standings: Cortland Quadra Flex 17-1, Horseheads Simmons Rockwell 15-5, Binghamton Karousel Kids 12-8, Vestal Skylark Diner 11-7, Cortland Eagles Club 8-12, Endicott Teed’s Auto 8-12, Johnson City Oakdale Physical Therapy 7-13, Vestal Southern Tier Hearing 0-20.
FROSTY COW/MULLEN’S ADVANCES: Frosty Cow/Mullen’s Body Shop scored 11 runs in the bottom of the first inning Tuesday and went on to beat The Odd Balls 14-4 in a Dryden Co-ed Softball League postseason play-in game.
Donnie Evener’s grand slam home run keyed the winners’ early outburst, which also included a two-run single by Margaret Degaetano, who went 3-for-3 with three RBIs in the game.
Winning pitcher Pat Capps and Tiffany Burgos both went 3-for-4 for Frosty Cow/Mullen’s, which was led defensively by shortstop Brad Canfield. Thomas Lobdell (triple, run) and Deanna Day (RBI) both went went 3-for-3 for The Odd Balls while Morgan Lobdell went 2-for-2 and leftfielder Erica Green stood out defensively.
The single-elimination semifinals take place Thursday at Dryden High starting at 6:30 p.m. Frosty Cow/Mullen’s, which finished fourth during the regular season, takes on first-place Dryden Mutual on Field 1 while on Field 3 second-place Twisted Toads meets third-place Inlet Glass & Mirror.