Betts got a 5-for-5 effort from Jeff Eaton and used an eight-run fourth inning to pull away from The Bucket for a 14-9 Richard T. Betts Modified Rec Softball League victory, Wednesday, at Betts Park.
Chris Yost finished with three hits and Andy Hanks and Darren Cummings each hit homers in the eight-run, 10-hit fourth inning as Betts turned a one-run deficit into a seven-run lead. Todd Rudolph and Wes Schwanke hit third-inning homers for The Bucket and Cody Vincent added a double and a triple.
In other action, Cougar Bob's picked up a pair of victories, defeating Crescent Beer by a 14-3 count and Wing City, 29-9.
Times Observer photo by Allen Seybert
Betts’ Darren Cummings, right, high fives teammate Casey Moyer after hitting a two-run homer during a Richard T. Betts Modified Rec Softball League game with The Bucket, Wednesday, at Betts Park in Warren.
In the win over Crescent Beer, Dave Klemons led the way with three hits and Torrey Means, Mike Wood, Adam Paden, Mark Crossley and Mike Garrett all chipped in two hits apiece. Klemons, Crossley and Garrett all homered while Wood and Paden doubled. Dan Bullock and Kyle Salerno had two hits each in the loss for Crescent Beer.
In the nightcap, Ryan Johnson hit for the cycle and collected five hits as Cougar Bob's cruised to the big victory. Means also had five hits, Wood and Joe Pellegrino added four hits each and Klemons and Paded finished with three hits. Paden went deep twice and Wood and Johnson also hit homers for the winners.
Betts 310 800 2 - 14 18 1
The Bucket 104 000 4 - 9 10 3
2b-Chris Yost (B) 2, Andrew Morrison (B), Cody Vincent (T). 3b-Vincent (T). HR-Andy Hanks (B), Darren Cummings (B), Todd Rudolph (T), Wes Schwanke (T). WP-Ed Baldensperger.
Cougar Bob's 14
Crescent Beer 3
2b-Mike Wood (Coug), Adam Paden (Coug), Dan Bullock (Cres), Sean O'Hara (Cres). HR-Dave Klemons (Coug), Mark Crossley (Coug), Mike Garrett (Coug). WP-Crossley.
Wing City 9
Cougar Bob's 29
2b-Mike Wood (C), Joe Pellegrino (C) 3, Mark Crossley (C), Ryan Johnson (C), Quintin Miller (C). 3b-Torrey Means (C), Johnson (C). HR-Adam Paden (C), Johnson (C). WP-Crossley.