It comes down to this.
Fralick Chiropractic and Betts will play in the finals of the Richard T. Betts Rec Modified Softball League playoffs on Wednesday at Betts Park.
Fralick is in the driver's seat after handing Betts its second loss of the season, 9-7, on Wednesday in the winners bracket final.
Times Observer photo by Allen Seybert
Turning on it
Betts’ Andy Hanks turns on an inside pitch and deposits it to left during a Richard T. Betts Rec Modified Softball League playoff game against Fralick Chiropractic Wednesday at Betts Park.
That means Betts will have to beat Fralick twice beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Betts Field to recapture the crown it held for many years before Frewsburg's Nic-L-Inn won the past two league championships.
Cougar Bob's advanced to the losers bracket final by beating Larry's Cantina before Betts eliminated Cougar Bob's, 7-0, later Wednesday.
In the winners bracket final, Chris Yost started the home run barrage with a solo shot in the first, and Brandon Schott's RBI triple made it 2-0 Betts.
Chris Maggio hit a three-run homer in the third for a 3-2 Fralick lead.
Trailing 4-2, Betts' Darren Cumming tied it with a two-run home run of his own in the bottom of the fourth.
With balls flying out of the yard, Ben Lindquist and Asa Johnson each had a two-run homer in a four-run fifth for Fralick, which left the tying run at the plate in Betts' bottom of the seventh. Jeff Eaton and Yost singled and came around on Andy Hank's double to right, but Betts (17-2) came up two runs short.
Fralick (16-2) has handed Betts its only two losses.
Schott and Hanks paced Betts with three hits each, and Yost and Don Cummings had two hits each in the loss. Lindquist had two hits for Fralick.
Rick Eaton shut out Cougar Bob's, 7-0, in the losers bracket final. Jeff Eaton, Schott and Ed Baldensperger had two hits in the nightcap.
Fralick 003 140 1 - 9 9
Betts 110 201 2 - 7 13
2b-Jay Grann (F), Nick Fiorella (F), Andy Hanks (B). 3b-Brandon Schott (B). HR-Chris Yost (B), Darren Cummings (B), Chris Maggio (F), Ben Lindquist (F), Asa Johnson (F). WP-Joe Conti. LP-Rick Eaton.
Cougar Bob's 000 000 0 - 0 7
Betts 110 131 x - 7 13
2b-Jeff Eaton (B), Chris Yost (B), Darren Cummings (B), Brandon Schott (B) 2, Mike Wood (C). WP-Rick Eaton. LP-Brian Bennett.