Despite the fact that the D.C. Canegata softball field wasn't prepared for play Wednesday night by DHPR, the three scheduled games in the Bob Owens Slowpitch Softball Summer League did go on, including a battle of unbeatens.
CHAMPAGNES 21, STEALERS 14
The first game was a back-and-forth battle between the only two undefeated teams in the league, Champagnes and Stealers. Champagnes took a 2-0 lead after one inning. The Stealers came back to tie the game 2-2 after two. Champagnes retook the lead, 5-2, in the top of the third. The Stealers came back in the bottom of the third when Guido Schjang blasted a two-run home run to give the Stealers the lead.
Trailing 10-5 at the top of the fourth, Champagnes' Jin Bautista blasted a grand slam to give Champagnes the lead. They scored 12 runs in the inning to lead 17-11. Champagnes went on to win 21-14 to remain undefeated at 4-0, handing the Stealers their first loss of the season.
Allan Woods got the win and Ronald Schjang, in his first outing for the summer, suffered the loss. Julien Tima (2-4, 5 RBI) had two home runs, his third and fourth of the season. Jose Robles (3-3, 6 RBI) also had two home runs and Jin Bautista (2-4, 4 RBI) added his first home run of the season in the win. Champagnes, now the only undefeated team in the league, are in sole possession of first place. Melvin George (2-3, HR) and Guido Schjang (2-3, HR, 4 RBI) led the Stealers.
40 CALIBER 23, MOST HIGH 14
In the second game, 40 Caliber collected on 23 hits to easily down Most High 23-14. The win went to Tony Perez and the loss went to Gregory Francis.
Dave Schjang (2-3, 5 RBI) had two home runs. Luis Cintron (2-4,4 RBI) and Angel Torres (4-5, 3 RBI) each had solo home runs. It was Cintron's sixth dinger of the season for 40 Caliber. Eddie Ogarro (3-4, 3 RBI) blasted his fourth of the season and George Knight (2-3, 2 RBI) had a solo blast in the losing cause.
GUIDANCE 20, XTREME DANGER TOO 7
In the final game Guidance scored 13 runs in the first inning and never looked back as they won their second straight 20-7, keeping Xtreme Danger Too winless on the season. Dee King got his second win of the season and Clifton Heywood got the loss in his first outing. Gregory Lewis (1-2, 3 RBI) had his fourth home run of the season. Todd Joseph (2-3, 3 RBI) and Joseph Hodge (2-2, 2 RBI) each had a homer in the win.
Carlos Aloyo (1-2, HR, 3 RBI) and Leonard Frett (2-2, 2 RBI) led Xtreme Danger Too.
Coming up this Monday night at D.C. Canegata Ballpark, at 6:15 p.m. 40 Caliber (3-2) faces Guidance (2-1). At 7:30 p.m. the Stealers (4-3) take on Most High (1-4). At 8:45 p.m. Anchor Dive (1-2) goes against winless Xtreme Danger Too (0-4).