Jerry Stuart's bases-loaded triple gave American Legion its first lead of the game in a 12-5 Over 30 Modified Softball League B Division playoff win over Freddie's Bar and Grill Thursday at Betts Park.
Freddie's led 5-0 before Legion scored 12 unanswered runs, and Stuart's three-run triple capped a four-run bottom of the fourth in the single-elimination playoff format. Stuart and winning pitcher Lee Gray had two hits each for Legion.
In the other B Division playoff game, Bob Slocum called his shot in the bottom of the fifth inning, with S&K Rentals needing just one run for the 10-run win. Slocum lined a base hit, but scored on three throwing errors to, technically, call the walk-off. Slocum finished with two hits in the win over Club Buck.
Crescent Beer scored nine runs in the second inning en route to a 14-4 A Division playoff win over Bullpen. Don Cummings had three hits and Dan Farr and Eric Rosequist two hits with a home run each.
Also in the A Division, Jason Peterson and Mike McIntosh had three hits each, and Drew Wilcox, Jeff Young, Andrew Harrington, Barry Klenowski and Pete Smith had two each, in Klenowski Law's 15-5 win over Accent Staffing.
Freddie's 023 000 0 - 5 5
American Legion 003 432 x - 12 12
2b-Bill Rook (F), Doug Eck (A), Tim Prelog (A), Steve Ettinger (A), Dave Bancroft (A). 3b-Jerry Stuart (A). WP-Lee Gray. LP-Marty Swanson.
Club Buck 010 30 - 4 5
S&K 144 41 - 14 13
2b-Todd Breeding (S), Bob Slocum, (S). HR-Dave Stuart (S), Josh Daniels (S). WP-Dan Strickland. LP-Denny Viglo.
Bullpen 000 13 - 4 5
Crescent Beer 290 3 - 14 15
2b-Jeff Berdine (C), Dan Farr (C), Don Cummings (C), Rick Eaton (C), Rich Selfridge (B), 3b-Mike Massa (C). HR-Farr (C), Jason Rafalski (C), Eric Rosequist (C), Scott Blum (B). LP-Rick Gustafson.
Accent Staffing 002 12 - 5 8
Klenowski Law 303 27 - 15 18
2b-Drew Wilcox (K), Andrew Harrington (K), Jeff Carlson (A). 3b-Jason Peterson (K). HR-Jeff Young (K). WP-Neal Kent. LP-Jim Newton.