Over 30 softball
Blue Ribbon Rentals had seven different players collect at least two hits apiece during a 15-4 victory over Meridien Hardwood in late Over 30 Modified Softball League play Tuesday at Betts Park.
Dave Johnson homered, Troy Weissinger tripled and Rich Tyger and Ron Snyder all doubles for the winners. Drew Wilcox hit a triple and Dustin Wilcox doubled in defeat.
Times Observer photo by Mitchell Wilston
On what is usually one of the slowest sports days of the year — during the Major League all-star break, several Warren County extreme sports enthusiasts were enjoying the usual at the Warren Skate Park at Beaty Park. Above, Matt Kuzminski ollies off of “the hip” on Thursday night and, at right, Bryden Bowley ollies onto a rail. The sports editor felt the need to look up “ollie” on Wikipedia. “The ollie is a skateboarding trick where the rider and board leap into the air without the use of the rider’s hands. Particularly on flat ground, it is not intuitively obvious how the liftoff is achieved, making the trick visually striking.”
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Meridien Hardwood 101 020 0 - 4 9
2b-Rich Tyger (B), Ron Snyder (B), Dustin Wilcox (M). 3b-Drew Wilcox (M), Troy Weissinger (B). HR-Dave Johnson (B). WP-Dan Strickland. LP-Neal Kent.
Rose Colucci had low gross of 43 and Debbie Olson had low net of 28 in Blueberry Ladies Golf League play Tuesday at Blueberry Hill Golf Club. Here are the flight-by-flight results from the round:
First Flight: Low gross- Rose Colucci 43, Deb Niederitter 45; Low net- Kim Nelson 32, Rose Colucci 33; Event- Rose Colucci 18, Sharon Birtcil 20, Nicole McClement 20, Kim Nelson 20
Second Flight: Low gross- Shannon Stevenson 49, Patti Larson 50; Low net- Patti Larson 34, Shannon Stevenson 34, Lee Spangler 35; Event- Patti Larson 22, Darcy Marek 22, Lee Spangler 22, Jackie Saber 23, Susan Wilson 23
Third Flight: Low gross- Veronica Anderson 51, Laura Phillips 53; Low net- Debbie Borst 30, Veronica Anderson 34; Event- Veronica Anderson 22, Debbie Borst 22, Laura Phillips 23, Nancy Phillips 23
Fourth Flight: Low gross- Donna Herzog 53, Melissa Schrader 53, Mindy Howe 56, Vicki Williams 56; Low net- Kris Smith 31, Donna Herzog 31, Mindy Howe 34, Michelle Marion 34, Vicki Williams 34; Event- Donna Herzog 22, Melissa Schrader 22, Patsy Ball 24, Mindy Howe 24, Kris Smith 24
Fifth Flight: Low gross- Karen Bednar 61, Jan Moore 62, Debbie Olson 62; Low net- Annie Creek 28, Debbie Olson 28, Dot Bero 31; Event- Annie Creek 23, Karen Bednar 25
No Handicap: Low gross- Kristen Plotner 58, Jennie Minich 60; Event- Jennie Minich 25, Kristen Plotner 26
Cougar Bob's picked up a pair of Richard T. Betts Modified Rec Softball League victories Wednesday at Betts Park. In a 24-9 victory over The Bucket, Mike Wood and Greg Cameron each collected four hits and Wood crushed a home run for the winners. Wes Schwanke was 2-for-3 with a triple in defeat.
In a 15-5 victory over Crescent Beer, Mark Crossley was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with a home run and a double and teammates Kyle McClement, Jay Kuzminski, Mike Crossley, Mike Garrett and Cameron all finished with two hits for the winners.
Five Cougar Bob's players - Jay Kuzminski, Wood, Ryan Johnson, Mark Crossley and Garrett - hit homers for the winners. Dan Bullock was 3-for-3 with a double and triple and Dave Bancroft was 2-for-2 for Crescent Beer.
Cougar Bob's 24, The Bucket 9.
2b-Kyle McClement (C), Ryan Johnson (C), Mark Crossley (C), John Hoffman (C) 2, Mike Garrett (C). 3b-Wes Schwanke (T). HR-Mike Wood (C). WP-Crossley.
Cougar Bob's 15, Crescent Beer 5.
2b-Jay Kuzminski (Cou), Mike Crossley (Cou), Mark Crossley (Cou), Dan Bullock (Cres). 3b-Bullock (Cres). HR-Kuzminski (Cou), Mike Wood (Cou), Ryan Johnson (Cou), Mark Crossley (Cou), Mike Garrett (Cou). WP-Brian Bennett.
Warren Post 135 avenged one of its two regular-season losses and advanced to the winner's bracket finals of the Junior American Legion Baseball League playoffs with an 8-2 victory over Millcreek on Thursday.
Warren will battle the winner of Thursday's game between South County and Franklin Saturday. The location of the game will depend on the South County vs. Franklin outcome.
Post 135 (12-2) jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first on the strength of a Kyle Hunt single and made it 2-0 in the second after Derek Reagle doubled and Mitch Dorunda delivered an RBI groundout. The visitors were able to make it 3-0 in the third when Hunt drove home his second run of the game with a sacrifice fly.
After Millcreek scored its first run, the Warren team put four more tallies on the board in the fourth. Reagle, Dorunda and Collin DeLattre all singled in succession to load the bases and Johnny White worked a walk to force a run home. D.J. Fehlman then came through with the night's biggest hit - a bases clearing triple that made it 7-1.
Millcreek added a run in the sixth, but Warren closed out the scoring at 8-2 in the seventh when Fehlman scored on a sacrifice fly from Ryan Gustafson.
Pitcher Casey Vincent was brilliant for the winners, striking out 14 and allowing just three Millcreek singles. Fehlman, Reagle and DeLattre all had two hits for the winners.
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Millcreek 001 001 0 - 2 3
2b-Derek Reagle (W). 3b-D.J. Fehlman (W). WP-Casey Vincent. LP-Godowd.
Jeff Bartsch and Erika Siliano were the court 1 champions, Chad Burns and Megan Waterfield the court 2 champions and J.R. "Sixshooter" and Shoshanna Ochocki the court 3 winners in Thursday Night Doubles Tennis League competition at Betts Park.
Here are the final league standings, week 10 results, final home run leaders and first and second round games for the season ending tournament of the Friday Night Co-ed Softball League, playing Fridays at Betts Park:
Jose 360/Finishing Touch 9-0
Lawson Brothers 8-1
Curtis Contracting 7-2
Chiodo's Ferro Cucina 5-4
VanCise Hair 5-4
Wendy's Cafe 5-4
Clarendon VFW 3-6
Studio 77 3-6
West Hickory Sportsman's Bar 2-7
Makn Oil, LP 1-8
Lewis Funeral Home/SMTB 1-8
Week 10 results: West Hickory def. Makn Oil, LP via forfeit; Lewis Funeral Home 23, Clarendon VFW 22; Jose 360/Finishing Touch 24, VanCise Hair 14; Bullpen 19, Studio 77 10; Cornerstone 17, Chiodo's 11; Freddie's/C.J.'s 20, Wendy's Cafe 10; Lawson Brothers 16, Curtis Contracting 15
Home run leaders: Dave Stuart (Curtis) 14, Brian Cressman (VanCise) 14, Mike Crossley (Chiodo's) 12, Josh Frederoski (Cornerstone) 11, Mike Kuzminski (Lawson Brothers) 10, Jason Matve Jr. (Jose 360) 9, Dave Cressley (Freddie's/C.J.'s) 8, Kyle McClement (VanCise) 8, Brad Lucas (Clarendon VFW) 7, Kyle Salerno (Curtis) 7, Brandon Gifford (Jose 360) 7, Darren Cummings (Cornerstone) 6, Josh Watson (Bullpen) 5, Angelo Rivera (Jose 360) 5, Jason Matve (Jose 360) 5.
Season Ending Tournament
July 13-14, 2012
First and Second Round Games
Friday, July 13
6:30 p.m.: Wendy's Cafe vs. Clarendon VFW, Foley Field; Chiodo's vs. West Hickory, Betts Field; Cornerstone vs. Makn Oil, LP, Brown Field
7:45 p.m.: Curtis Contracting vs. Lewis Funeral Home, Foley Field; VanCise Hair vs. Bullpen, Betts Field
9 p.m.: Freddie's/C.J.'s vs. Studio 77, Foley Field; Lawson Brothers vs. VanCise-Bullpen winner, Betts Field
10:15 p.m.: Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3, Foley Field; Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5, Betts Field
Saturday, July 14
9 a.m.: Jose 360/Finishing Touch vs. Wendy's-Clarendon VFW winner, Foley Field