The Coors Light Chuggers came back
from an 8-run second inning deficit to defeat the Island Taste Hot Stuff 16-13
in adult co-ed softball at the Field of Dreams last week.
Some sloppy defensive play put the
Chuggers down 8-0 in the first inning. Chuggers Coach Alan Markoff said things
didn’t look good.
“We dropped three easy fly balls
and they took advantage of that,” he said. “It was really looking like we were
going to get blown out of the game.”
By the bottom of the third inning,
the Hot Stuff held what seemed like a safe 11-4 lead. But the Chuggers then started their
improbable comeback in earnest, scoring four runs to cut the lead to 11-8.
The four-run inning proved pivotal
as the Chuggers defence held the Hot Stuff scoreless. Then the offence came
back to score five runs and take a 13-11 lead.
Island Taste came right back with
two runs in the fifth to tie the game, but Coors Light scored one in the bottom
of the fifth and two in the sixth, while the defence held the Hot Stuff
“This was the biggest comeback in
team history,” said Markoff. “After the shaky first inning, we settled down and
played good defence, and just as importantly, we hit well, scoring in every
Coors Light had many stars. Brendon
Malice shook off a first-inning whiff and went 3 for 4 with three runs scored;
Chris Orlandini went 3 for 3 with a sacrifice fly and Neil Clements went two
for two with a pair of ground-rule doubles and a sacrifice fly.
Donnie House came out of a season-long
slump to go 2 for 2 with a walk, Alan Markoff went 2 for 2 and so did Pen Reed.
In other action last week Triple
Crown stayed undefeated in the B1 division by beating KPMG A 15-12.
KM Ltd. shook off a bad loss the
week before to nip Home Gas 22-21.
The PwC Scorpions continued their
best season ever by getting by ElectraTech Pure Energy 19-18. The Scorpions now
have a decent record at 4-5.
The improved Maples Sluggers got by
the Dog House Glovernauts 19-17 and the RCGC Lions got a two-out two-run single
to beat KPMG Bounty Hunters 19-18.