The new kids on the block of the Bob Owens Slow Pitch softball League, the Coolers, showed that they will be a force to be reckoned with this season as they beat the defending champion Seaborne Stealers 15-13 in the late game Tuesday night at the D.C. Canegata Ball Park.
The Coolers plated 15 runs on 12 hits while committing three errors, and the Stealers finished with 13 runs on 11 hits and two errors. Dexter DeSouza got the win on the hill for the Coolers, and Sam Ramos got the loss. Top batters for the winners were DeSouza (2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs) and Michael Schjang Jr. (2 for 2 with a home run and two RBIs). For the Stealers, Eric Flynn was 3 for 4 with two home runs and five RBIs, and Dave Schjang was 3 for 4 with a home run and one RBI.
Joining the Coolers in the win column on Tuesday were the National Guard Hummers and Softball Inc., who both won by way of the 10-run mercy rule in game one and two respectively.
Hummers 17, Dirty Dozen 7
In game one the National Guard Hummers ace, Jerry Vialet scattered 11 hits and gave up just seven runs to lead his team to a 17-7, 10-run mercy-ruled shellacking of the Dirty Dozen. It was the Hummers with 17 runs on 15 hits, while the Dirty Dozen had seven runs on 11 hits and two errors. Steve Nisky got the loss for the Dirty Dozen.
Top batters for the Hummers were Edgardo Sanes (4 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs) and Melvin miles (2 for 2 with two home runs and two RBIs). For the Dirty Dozen, Corey Moore was 2 for 2 with one RBI, and Jeff Elvins was 1 for 2 with one RBI.
Softball Inc. 18 Set It Off 7
As tough as Vialet was on the hill in game one, Softball Inc.’s Gabriel Jagrup was even tougher in game two. Jagrup gave up a mere six hits, and he was well supported by his offense, which pounded Set It Off pitching for 16 hits. Softball Inc. finished with 17 runs on 16 hits, while Set It Off finished with seven runs on six hits and three errors. Howard Forbes got the loss for Set It Off.
Top batters for the winners were Antonio Cruz (2 for 3 with two home runs and seven RBIs) and Angel Guzman (3 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs). For Set It Off, Pedro Perez was 3 for 3 with two RBIs, and Julio Carmona was 2 for 3 with two RBIs.