Coors Light softens Hammers

As the 2010 fall season of the
co-ed adult softball league progresses, unbeaten teams are becoming less and
less.

Pat Haag hit a grand slam and James
Lewis added a three-run homer to lead the Coors Light Chuggers to a 17-3 victory
over the previously undefeated A.L. Thompson’s Hammers.

The Hammers scored first on an
error in the first inning, but Coors Light came right back with two in the
bottom of the first and then six more in the bottom of the second and the rout
was on.

Although the Chuggers, who are now
2-1 on the young season, made five errors in the field – more than they made in
the first two games put together – they made big plays when they needed to and
pitcher Alan Markoff kept the Hammer hitters off balance with high arcing
pitches.

“The sky-ball was working tonight,”
Markoff said.

Chugger third baseman Mark Wallace
finally broke out of his hitting slump with two hits, including a two-run
single in the big second inning.

“I liked our intensity out there,”
Wallace said. “Scoring 17 runs and only giving up three? You have to like
that.”

The other undefeated side to sport
an “L” was PWC B. The Maples Sluggers gave the defence and pitching an
experience in clobbering the side 17-6. PWC coach and player Brian Rando didn’t
have much to say about the game but summed up the loss as a result of the limelight.

“It must have been all the press
we’ve been getting,” Rando said.

In other games a pair of teams kept
their unbeaten status intact. Home Gas remains the team to beat in the A league
as the side moved into first place in its division with a 15-10 win over KM
Ltd.

The surprising PWC Scorpions, who
went two years without winning a game, now sit atop the C league standings as
they moved to 3-0 with a 7-6 nail-biting win over Team Britcay. PWC
vice-captain Simon Gill summed up the victory.

“Our scoring came in the first and
fourth innings with runs scored by Matthew Yates,
Jeremy Forbes, Mellisa Dilbert, Tony Mark, Dannel Rahmut, Terry Ballard and
that Simon Gill guy. Those runs were key in sending us home victorious. Britcay
had offence from Toney (Davis)
and Charles (Gilman).”

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