A walk-off three-run home run from Dan Bullock in the bottom of the ninth propelled Crescent Beer to a 13-10 win over Nic-L-Inn in Richard T. Betts Modified Softball League play on Wednesday night at Betts Park.
Falling behind 2-0 after the top of the first, Mike Kuzminski and Nick Bryan went yard back-to-back as part of a three-run finning. Down 8-7 in the bottom of the seventh, Bryan ripped a two-run double to tie the game and send it to extras.
After trading runs in the eighth, Nic-L-Inn scored once in the top of the night but Bullock's blast sent Crescent home with the win.
Times Observer photo by Jonathan McAfoos
Fralick Chiropractic’s Joe Conti delivers a pitch to a Betts opponent during a Wednesday night Rec League game at Betts Park.
A three-run home run in the top of the sixth was the difference in Betts 6-3 win over Fralick Chiropractic.
Jason Rafalski doubled to start the three-run rally. After a Darren Cummings single, Jeff McMeans left the yard to give Betts the lead. McMeans, who scattered five hits on the mound, made the lead stand up, shutting out Fralick over the final four frames.
For Betts, Jeff Eaton, who had two hits, Casey Moyer and Rafalski doubled. In addition to McMeans' blast, Cummings also homered as part of a three hit effort. For Fralick, Ryan Johnson homered in defeat.
Nic-L-Inn 230 011 111 - 10
Crescent Beer 300 040 213 - 13
2b-Carlson (N), Hail (N), Sheesley (N), Coe (N), Bryan (C), Bullock (C). HR-Kuzminski (C), Bryan (C), Bullock (C). WP-Kyle Salerno
Betts 010 023 0 - 6 9
Fralick Chiropractic 102 000 0 - 3 5
2b- Jeff Eaton (B), Casey Moyer (B), Jason Rafalski (B). HR-Darren Cummings (B), Jeff McMeans (B), Ryan Johnson (F). WP-Jeff McMeans. LP-Joe Conti.