The Seaborne Stealers, National Guard Hummers and the Lumberjacks came up winners Thursday night in the Bob Owens Slow Pitch Softball League at the D.C. Canegata Ball Park.
Stealers 15, Softball Inc. 11
Sparks flew Thursday night when two of the league’s top teams clashed in the opener. However, it was last year’s runner-up Seaborne Stealers who came out on top with the 15-11 victory despite four errors. It was the Stealers with 15 runs on 23 hits and four errors, while Softball Inc. has 11 runs on 16 hits and two errors.
The winning pitcher was Samuel Ramos and Cody St. Pierre got the loss. Top batters for the winners were Enrique Soto (4 for 5 with four RBIs), Ronald Schjang (3 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs) and Dave Schjang was (3 for 5). For Softball inc. Chuck Duncan was 3 for 4 with a home run four RBIs and Leonardo Reyes was 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs.
Hummers 21, Anchor Dive 16
The National Guard Hummers and Anchor Dive hooked up in a slugfest in game two on Thursday and when the dust cleared it was the Guardsmen who stood tallest with a 21-16 victory. They finished with 21 runs on 27 hits and three errors while Anchor Dive had 16 runs on 21 hits and three errors.
Roman Cruz got the win on the hill for the Hummers while Edwin Sankitts got the loss. Top batters for the winners were Arthur Canaii (4 for 5 with a home run and four RBIs), Mervin Mills (3 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs), and Sylvester Blake (3 for 4). For Anchor Dive, Danny Rodriguez was 3 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs, Carmelo Torres 4 for 5 and Karl Snyder was 3 for 5.
Lumberjacks 16, Cartel 6
The surging Lumberjacks pounded the Cartel into submission by way of the 10-run mercy rule in Thursday’s late game by a score of 16-6. In this offense-oriented league, Lumberjacks ace Greg Miller held the powerful Cartel to just six runs in pitching his team to victory. James Smith got the loss. It was the Lumberjacks with 16 runs on 18 hits and two errors, while the Cartel finished with six runs on 12 hits and four errors. Top batters for the winners were Sean Tutein (4 for 4 with a home run and six RBIs), Kai Miller (3 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs), and Brandon Biggs was (3 for 3). For the Cartel, Anthon Cannier was 2 for 3 with two home runs and three RBIs, and Kenny Milligan and Ian Lewis were both 2 for 2.