August 1, 2015
Central City bragging rights
Jake Robillard went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored as Central City won the softball battle of Central Avenue with a 13-6 triumph over Red Jug Pub in a Cortland Men’s Slowpitch League A-B crossover contest Friday.
In another crossover match-up, Bell Construction rolled over Will-Be-Done 25-2.
In A Division play, Stone Lounge stopped Red Dragon 11-3 and Riverside Liquor/Gator’s dumped Sideline Grill 21-11.
Central City 13, Red Jug Pub 6: Central City held a slim 5-4 lead after two innings before scoring five runs in the top of the third to bolt to a 10-4 advantage and cruise from there.
Dennis Hopkins and Tony Whitt added 2-for-3 bats with two doubles each. Hopkins drove in two runs, Whitt one.
Gaylord Bucci was a perfect 3-for-3 for Red Jug Pub. Corey Murray added a 3-for-4 effort with one double while Chris Twigg (2 runs scored) and Chuck Benjamin each provided 2-for-4 sticks.
Bell Construction 25, Will-Be-Done 2: Bell Construction put this crossover contest away with 12 runs in the top of the third inning.
Brian Milliman led the winning attack by going 4-for-5 with two doubles, one home run and three runs. Eric McLaughlin also went 4-for-4 with two doubles and four runs scored while Bill Kerry was 4-for-5 with one double and two runs scored.
Matt Compton went 2-for-3 for Will-Be-Done. Corey Romans added a double.
Stone Lounge 11, Red Dragon 3: Stone Lounge broke a 1-1 tie with five runs in the top of the third inning and another run in the fourth to build a 7-1 cushion.
Drew Seager powered the Stone Lounge offense going 2-for-4 with a triple, home run, two runs scored and one RBI. Billy Crowe added a 2-for-4 bat with a triple and two RBIs with Aaron Galutz driving in three runs.
Dan Edwards hit a double for Red Dragon.
Riverside Liquor/Gator’s 21, Sideline Grill 11: In was a wild first inning as Sideline Grill scored 11 runs in the top of the first inning only to have Riverside Liquor/Gator’s answer with 12 runs in the top of the same frame to take a lead it would never surrender. Riverside/Gators added four runs in the fourth inning to get a little insurance.
Chuck Pitts led the Riverside Liquor/Gator’s offense by going 3-for-3 with four RBIs. Anthony Pitts (3 RBIs) and Joe Moses (home run, 5 RBIs) each provided 3-for-4 efforts at the plate. Heath Belue swung a 3-for-4 bat for Sideline Grill with two RBIs. Chris Beebe (double, triple) and Tyler Eaton each chipped in with 2-for-4 bats with two RBIs.
Cortland Seniors Sweep
HORSEHEADS – Gator’s swept a pair of Senior League slowpitch softball games against Simmons Rockwell Wednesday.
Gator’s took game one by a 14-4 count as Jerry Hartnett led the way by going 4-for-5 at the plate. Andy Mahwer, Bill Wood and Dave Narby added 3-for-4 efforts for the Cortland-based boys. Gator’s broke a 7-7 tie with seven runs in the top of the seventh inning.
Gator’s completed the sweep with a 12-4 triumph over Simmons Rockwell. Roger Schnock swung a 4-for-4 bat. Wood and Narby chipped in with 3-for-3 efforts while Dave Riehlman and Hartnett each posted 2-for-3 efforts.
Gator’s improves to 8-6 in league play with four games on tap next week.
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