Softball in the Wild, Wild West is back. Let’s get right to it:
Game 1: Isotopes @ MaGerks
Scoring kicked off in a hurry, as the Isotopes plated 3 thanks to a double from Marc Miller and a triple by Jayson banks. MaGerks quickly tied it in the bottom and took a commanding lead, 9-3 after a hitfest in the second.
Jayson Banks blasted a two-run homer for the Isotopes in the third, closing the gap to 9-5 before MaGerks again went off in the fourth, this time for 9 runs, led by a double from Steve Walker and a bomb from Brian Hilbert.
Jayson Banks added his second homer of the day in the fifth and then Howard Miller delivered an RBI triple in the sixth as the Isotopes attempted to close the gap, but MaGerks piled on in the fifth, utilizing a 2-RBI double from Jeff Tounge and another bomb from Brian Hilbert.
The offensive onslaught from MaGerks was too much for the Isotopes to handle.
Final Score: MaGerks 22 Isotopes 13
Player(s) of the Game – Both teams had a player standout, so let’s mention both. Jayson banks went 4 for 4 for the Isotopes, including a triple and 2 homeruns, 5 RBI’s and 3 Runs Scored. Meanwhile, Brian Hilbert led MaGerks to victory, going 3 for 4 with a double, 2 homeruns, 7 RBI’s and 2 Runs Scored.
Game 2 – MaGerks @ Baron Von Fritz
MaGerks carried the offense over into game 2, plating 4 in the first thanks to doubles from Anthony Maddoni and Steve Korpalski. Steve Walker added a double in the second, extending the MaGerks total to 7 runs before Baron swung back, closing the gap to 7-5 thanks to a Shawn Morris double.
Chris Salanik got things going for Baron in the third, blasting a leadoff homer, en route to a lead-changing inning. Baron continued to pile on from there, using a ton of singles and a pair of doubles from Brandon Rock, never relinquishing the lead.
Final Score: Baron Von Fritz 15 MaGerks 10
Player of the Game: Chris Salanik went 2 for 4 in the winning effort with a homerun, 3 RBIs and 3 Runs Scored.
Game 3 – Backdoor Sliders @ Baron Von Fritz
Baron again gave up a nice lead in this first, this time allowing 4 runs on a load of singles from the Sliders. A pair of triples from Kevin Ladden and Dan Keith helped to keep the game close before Baron’s offensive onslaught in the fourth. A double from Gary brown and a triple from Chris Salanik led the way in this 8-run outburst, putting Baron up 10-5.
Baron added a pair on insurance runs in the sixth before the Sliders took their last licks. A pair of walks and a double from Kyle Simms netted 3 runs, but that wasn’t enough to force more softball.
Final Score: Baron Von Fritz 12 Backdoor Sliders 8
Player of the Game: Kevin Ladden went 3 for 4 for Baron with a triple, 3 RBIs and 2 Runs Scored.
Game 4 – Backdoor Sliders @ Mud Dogs
Ladies and gentlemen, this one wasn’t very pretty. Despite a double from Blasé Contino in the first, the Sliders failed to score early and never saw a lead in this one.
B2B2B2B doubles in the bottom of the first from Kris Carr, Ben Daniels, Max Malloy and Brian Figueroa helped throw up a 6-spot in the first. After the Sliders got 2 back in the second (Jake Aiken RBI double), the Mud Dogs used a 3-run bomb from Matt Figueroa to extend their lead to 12-2.
After a 1-2-3 third for the Sliders, the Mud Dogs piled on, plating 7 more on the backs of 4 doubles (M Figueroa, Malloy, B Figueroa, Sam Matos) and a Grand Slam from Bob Daniels.
The Sliders found some life in the fourth and fifth, putting up back to 5-run innings thanks to triples from Kyle Simms and Blasé Contino plus doubles from Jeremy Adams and Garth Pitarrin.
Unfortunately for the Sliders, the Mud Dogs just kept on rolling, scoring 7 more in the fourth thanks to 4 doubles (Jason Figueroa, Carr, Daniels, Matos) and a solo homer from Matt Figueroa.
The Sliders were finally put out of their misery as the first batter in the bottom of the fifth, Kris Carr, blasted a homer and enacted the mercy rule.
Final Score: Mud Dogs 27 Backdoor Sliders 12
Player(s) of the Game: Impossible to pick just one Mud Dog here. Matt Figueroa went 3 for 5 with a double and 2 homeruns, 4 RBIs and 4 Runs Scored. Kris Carr went 3 for 3 plus 2 walks with 2 doubles and a homerun, 2 RBIs and 5 Runs Scored. Meanwhile, Bob Daniels went 3 for 4 with 2 doubles, a Grand Slam, 5 RBIs and 3 Runs Scored.
Game 5 – Hambinos @ Hat Tricks Bar
The Hambinos got the bats going early with 4 staright singles to start the game en route to a 7-run first. Hat tricks got 3 back in the bottom half and then the teams traded runs, setting the score at 8-4 heading into the fourth.
Hambinos started rolling again in the fourth and Spencer Siutski smacked a 2-RBI triple, part of the 4-run inning. Kyle Ramsey and Steve Day each singled, knocking in Nick Ramocsai and Pat O’Leary for Hat Tricks in the fifth, closing the gap to 12-6 before Hambinos added insurance runs in the seventh.
Led by a leadoff triple from Siutsky, Hambinos plated 4 more runs, providing an insurmountable deficit for Hat Tricks.
Final Score: Hambinos 16 Hat Tricks 6
Player of the Game: Spencer Siutsky led the way for Hambinos, going 4 for 4 with 2 triples, 2 RBIs and 3 Runs scored.
Game 6 – Randazzos Pizza @ Jackhammers
Mike Howard kicked off a 3-run first for Randazzos with a double. Jackhammers got one back in the bottom and then took the lead 5-3 in the second thanks to doubles from Mike Wadsworth and Tom Lydon.
A scoreless third for Randazzos allowed the Jackhammers to extend their lead. Vince Morgan led the way with a triple as the Jackhammers racked up 4 more runs.
Both teams had an explosive fourth inning. First, Randazzos scored a whopping 11 runs. Pete Corrigan led the way with a Grand Slam, but Steve Goodman chipped in a 2-run double followed by Anthony Miller’s 2-run bomb. In the bottom half, the Jackhammers miraculously matched the 11-run outburst. A triple by Dan Jensen and a double from Rob Wardrop got things going before Wardrop capped things off with a 3-run double in his second at-bat of the inning.
Things settled down after the crazy fourth. A pair of doubles from Chris Day and Bill Moore tacked on another run to the Jackhammers total in the fifth while Harry Steglich tripled in the sixth for Randazzos as they attempted to come back, down 7 runs. They could not.
Final Score: Jackhammers 21 Randazzos Pizza 15
Player of the Game: Pete Corrigan went 2 for 3 including a Grand Slam in a losing effort for Randazzos.
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