You can call them "five-time."
Crescent Beer - formerly known as Warren Tire Center - won its fifth straight Over 30 Modified Softball League A Division title on Thursday, needing just five innings to dispose of Midtown Motors, 15-2, at Betts Park.
Crescent only batted in four innings, but did heavy damage in three of those frames. The winners scored four times in the first, six in the third and five more in the fifth. The biggest inning included a two-run double from Rick Eaton, an RBI double from Jeff McMeans and a towering three-run homer from Dan Farr. All familiar names in these title years.
Eaton and McMeans - in addition to combining on a seven-hitter - led Crescent offensively with 3-for-3 performances. All three of McMeans' hits were doubles. McMeans also provided the defensive highlight of the night, snagging a line drive at first base and stepping on first for a double play, ending a possible Midtown rally in the fourth.
After entering the B Division playoffs as the fifth seed in the six-team field, Meridien Hardwood concluded an incredible postseason run with an 11-4 championship game victory over Kwik Fill.
Kwik Fill built a 4-2 lead after four innings, but a five-run fifth inning put Meridien ahead for good. Shawn Ferman, Scott Fisher, Drew Wilcox and Dustin Wilcox were all able to get on base and score in the inning on key hits from Barry Klenowski and Pete Smith.
The winners got three hits from Drew Wilcox, Klenowski and Smith and two each from Jeff Young, Andrew Harrington and Ferman.
Mark Hoden doubled in defeat for Kwik Fill.
Midtown Motors 000 20 - 2 7
Crescent Beer 406 5x - 15 12
2b-Jeff Berdine (C), Don Cummings (C), Rick Eaton (C), Jeff McMeans (C) 3, Mark Massa (C), Sam Zembardo (M), Dave Klemons (M). HR-Dan Farr (C). WP-Eaton. LP-Dan Zamborik.
Meridien 200 050 4 - 11 17
Kwik Fill 211 000 0 - 4 7
2b-Mark Hoden (K), Drew Wilcox (M), Jeff Young (M), Pete Smith (M). WP-Neal Kent. LP-Jerry Nelson.