CMFS/The Bucket claimed another Over 30 Modified Softball A Division Championship Tuesday night with a 8-5 win over Mangione Beverage in the tournament final at Betts Park.
With the score 5-3 in favor of Mangione, The Bucket bats woke up and scored four runs to take the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning. Tyler Jones drove in a pair of runs with a double, and back-to-back singles from Jason Eggleston and Mel Eggleston swung the momentum in the Bucket's favor.
Dan Zembardo and Dave Klemens each had two hits in the win.
Times Observer photo by Kiley Fischer
Swing and a hit
American Legion’s Dave Cressley swings while S&K’s Dan Strickland looks out for the ball during the Over 30 B Division finals Tuesday night at Betts Park.
American Legion defeated S&K 6-3 to win the Over 30 B league championship.
Legion was 6-10 and fourth in the league heading into the playoffs. They defeated Freddie's to win the first round before toppling first-place Kwik Fill to head into the finals. S&K was 11-7 before the championship loss to Legion.
Butch Johnston hit a two-run home run in a four-run third inning in the win. S&K scored two runs in the sixth, but it wasn't enough to come back to beat Legion.
Mangione 200 030 0-5 7
CMFS/Bucket 300 041 x-8 16
2b-Dave Clemons (B), Dan Zembardo (B), Tyler Jones (B). WP-Dan Zamborik. LP-Ed Baldensperger.
American Legion 114 000 0 - 6 14
S&K Scope Mounts 010 002 0 - 3 12
3b-Doug Eck (A). HR-Butch Johnston (A). WP-Larry Heeter. LP-Dan Strickland.