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Jen O’Reilly of the Sullivan County Seniors follows through on her swing after hitting the ball during Tuesday night’s game in Callicoon Center.

Callicoon Center FD team defeats Sullivan County Seniors on softball field

By Rob Potter
CALLICOON CENTER — August 6, 2010 — There was plenty of fun and camaraderie on the softball diamond Tuesday evening in Callicoon Center.
Under cloudy skies, the Sullivan County Seniors Softball Team, which is sponsored by Catskill Hudson Bank, played the Callicoon Center Fire Department team.
After seven innings of timely hits and good defensive plays, Callicoon Center FD prevailed by the final score of 5-2.
Callicoon Center FD took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning as Peter Plagens and Mike Sorge hit consecutive RBI singles.
The Sullivan County Seniors answered with a run in the bottom of the first. With one out, Preston Lyon belted a double to center field. After the second out of the inning was recorded, Kenny Lohmeyer doubled to left field to bring Lyon around to score.
In the bottom of the second, the Sullivan County Seniors tied the game at 2-2. Steve Ross, who had reached base with a single, crossed home plate when Sonny Bose singled to right field.
The score remained 2-2 until the top of the fourth. With two outs and teammates Sorge and Pete Feinberg on second base and first base, respectively, Scott Olsen doubled to left center. Sorge and Feinberg both scored on the hit to give Callicoon Center FD a 4-2 advantage.
Callicoon Center FD scored what turned out to be the final run of the game in the top of the sixth. Plagens reached base on a fielder’s choice and scored moments later when Adam Hauser was safe at first base because of an error.
The Sullivan County Seniors attempted to rally in their final at-bat in the bottom of the seventh. With two outs, Ron Moore, who was running for batter Al Hall, beat the throw to first base on an infield ground ball. But Callicoon Center FD pitcher Feinberg got the next batter to hit a fly ball to shallow center field for the final out of the evening.
Following the game, players from both teams gathered together to enjoy potato chips, pretzels and cold beverages. As they talked about the game, two of the opposing players agreed that it was indeed “a good game.”

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