Anchor Dive upset Softball Inc., 11-7, in game one of the Bob Owens Slow Pitch Softball league’s Thursday night action at the D.C. Canegata Ball Park, and the Cartel and the Coolers also won in games two and three, respectively, by scores of 21-18 and 16-11 over Set It Off and the Hummers.
Anchor Dive 11, Softball Inc. 7
A few weeks ago, Softball Inc. was sitting atop the Bob Owens Slow Pitch Softball league standings and looking like the team to beat, but things have not gone too well since play resumed after the Christmas break. Thursday’s 11-7 loss to Anchor Dive is their third in four games in 2011, and it has left some players scratching their heads as to what could have gone wrong.
It was Anchor Dive with 11 runs on 12 hits and two errors while Softball Inc. finished with seven runs on eight hits and four errors. Edwin Sankitts got the win on the hill for the Anchor Dive while Cody St. Pierre took the loss. Top batters for the winners were Carmelo Torres (4 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs) and Danny Rodriguez (3 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs). For Softball Inc., Leo Reyes was 2 for 3 with a home run and one RBI and Angel Guzman was 2 for 3 with two home runs and two RBIs.
Cartel 21, Set It Off 20
The Cartel, at least for one night, looked like the Cartel of old as they pounded out 20 hits and plated 21 runs in defeating Set It Off, 21 -18, in game two. Their only downside was three errors, which kept their opponents in the game. Set It Off Finished with 18 runs on 12 hits but they also committed three errors in the game. Ian Lewis was the winning pitcher, while Juan Burgos got the loss. Top batters for the Cartel were Roger Moore (3 for 3 with a home run and four RBIs) and Pedro Gonzalez (2 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs). For Set It Off, Juan Burgos was 3 for 4 with two home runs and three RBIs and Jose Burgos was 3 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs.
Coolers 16, Hummers 11
The Coolers cooled the Diageo Hummers in the late game behind some tough pitching by ace Dexter Desouza, 16-11. Desouza limited the powerful Hummers lineup to just eight hits for their 11 runs, but his team’s three errors made the game a lot closer than it should have been. The Coolers finished with 16 runs on 12 hits and three errors, while the Hummers plated 11 runs on eight hits and two errors. Roy Vialet got the loss on the mound for the Hummers. Top batters for the winners were Davis Gonzalez (2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs) and Eric Perez (4 for 4 with a home run and six RBIs). For the Hummers, Kai Schjang was 3 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs and Sylvester Blake was 2 for 2 with two home runs and three RBIs.