The Coors Light Chuggers stayed on
their rampage, cooling off previously unbeaten Triple Crown with a convincing
22-4 win in adult co-ed softball action at the Field of Dreams last week.
“They picked the wrong week to go
8-0,” said Chuggers third baseman Mark Wallace of Triple Crown, which is now
7-1 (but still well out in front of the B1 division).
The victory moved the Chuggers into
first place in the A-2 division. Since having the team sponsorship taken over
by Coors Light five games into the season, the Chuggers have rattled off four
straight wins to improve their record to 6-3.
Coors Light coach Alan Markoff said he thinks it’s the change in
sponsorship that has buoyed the team.
“I don’t know what it is, but with
Coors Light we hit better and run faster,” he said. “It must be that Rocky Mountain
The outcome of last week’s game
wasn’t in doubt very long. After falling behind 3-0 in the top of the first
inning, the Chuggers came right back with four runs of their own in the first
inning and three more in the second inning to take a 7-3 lead.
Then in the bottom of the third inning
with the bases loaded an one run already in, Brendon Malice broke the game open
with a grand slam home run, pushing the lead to 12-3 and the rout was on.
Coors Light ended up batting around
in the third and fourth innings, scoring 15 runs combined in the two frames.
After the shaky start defensively,
the Chuggers clamped down, holding the usually potent Triple Crown offence to
just one run in its final four at-bats.
Offensively, Coors Light was paced
by Brendon Malice, who went 4 for 4 with four runs scored and seven RBI, Mark
Wallace, who went 3 for 4 with four runs scored, Rob Harris who went 4 for 4
with two runs and four RBI, and Christina Hefner, who went 1 for 2 with a home
run and four RBI.
The Global Baers won their third
straight game after starting the season 0-4 with an impressive 8-7 win over
Division A-1 KM Ltd.
The Baers used great defence to
hold KM to one run over the first five innings as they opened up a 6-1
lead. KM however made it a game by
scoring four runs in the bottom of the sixth to trail by only one run going
into final inning. The Baers then got a
couple of insurance runs and held off a rally by KM in the bottom of the seventh
to win the game.
In another defensive game, the RCGC
Lions defeated A.L. Thompson’s Drills 5-4. Among the stand-out players was basketball
star Mel Omier.
“It was a great game,” said Lions’
coach Scott Powley. “Lots of defence
this time around and it sure beats our last two meetings, which were 18-2 and
“The game came
down to the last inning with one out and runners on 1st and 3rd.”
In other action last week, the Island Taste Hot Stuff
held of the spirited Escapees from Jose’s Escape with an 11-10 victory.