The Over 30 Modified Softball League playoffs got started on Tuesday - after last week's rainouts - and Accent Staffing, Midtown Motors, Meridien Hardwood and Buckhorn are moving on to Thursday's semifinals after wins on Tuesday in the single-elimination A and B Division games at Betts Park.
Don Watts was 3-for-4 and is 11-for-12 over his last three games, Jim Newton was 3-for-3 and Mark Garrett and Brian Bennett had two hits each for Accent Staffing in a 7-1 win over Bullpen in the A Division. Bennett scattered seven hits in the win.
Cory Darr had a home run and two doubles and Don Stitt a triple and two doubles to lead Buckhorn to a 13-6 B Division playoff win over Club Buck.
Drew Wilcox, Dustin Wilcox, Neal Kent, Barry Klenowski and Andrew Harrington all had three hits in Meridien Hardwood's 25-hit attack during a 22-9 victory over American Legion in the B Division playoffs. Meridien next plays Freddie's at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Meridien pushed eight runners across the plate in the first to build an 8-0 lead and scored at least three runs in all four of its at-bats. Jeff Young tripled, Dustin Wilcox had two doubles and Drew Wilcox, Klenowski, Pete Smith, Harrington and Scott Fisher all doubled once for the winners.
Tim Prelog had a home run and Steve Edinger a triple in defeat for Legion.
Midtown Motors eliminated Blue Ribbon Rentals in a second A Division playoff. Adam Eggleston had a two-run homer, Sam Zembardo was 3-for-3 with a double and Dan Zamborik pitched a three-hitter for the winners. Bob Slocum doubled in defeat for Blue Ribbon.
Bullpen 010 000 0 - 1 7
Accent Staffing 200 410 x - 7 11
2b-Jim Morrison (B), Pete Edling (A), Brian Bennett (A). WP-Brian Bennett. LP-Rick Gustafson.
Blue Ribbon 001 00 - 1 3
Midtown Motors 121 34 - 11 14
2b-Bob Slocum (B), Sam Zembardo (M), Ollie Anderson (M), Jake Eggleston (M) 2. HR-Adam Eggleston (M). WP-Dan Zamborik. LP-Dan Strickland.
Club Buck 203 010 0 - 6 12
Buckhorn 301 621 x - 13 15
2b-Ed Gadley Jr. (C), Al Burkett (C), Don Stitt (B) 2, Cory Darr (B) 2, Tom Dean (B). 3b-Bob Mika (C), Ed Gadley Jr. (C), Tom Dean (B), Don Stitt (B). HR-Cory Darr (B). WP-Jim Greville. LP-Denny Viglo.
American Legion 004 05 - 9 13
Meridien Hardwood 835 6x - 22 25
2b-Drew Wilcox (M), Dustin Wilcox (M) 2, Barry Klenowski (M), Pete Smith (M), Andrew Harrington (M), Scott Fisher (M). 3b-Jeff Young (M), Steve Edinger (A). HR-Tim Prelog (A). WP-Neal Kent. LP-Larry Heeter.
6 p.m.: Crescent Beer vs. Accent Staffing (A Division), Betts Field; Kwik Fill vs. Buckhorn (B Division), Foley Field
7:30 p.m.: Mangione Beverage vs. Midtown Motors (A Division), Betts Field; Freddie's Bar & Grill vs. Meridien Hardwood (B Division), Foley Field