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The Center for Discovery players gathered around home plate after winning the Sullivan County Women’s Softball League “B” Division championship on Thursday night in Swan Lake. Kneeling from left to right are Stephanie Johnson, Laura Bakos, Vanessa Konefal, Candie Sheerer and Christine Record. In the middle row, from left to right, are Jacque LaBagh, Nicole Feller and Rachel Feller. Standing from left to right are, Melissa Pena, Tania Wilkerson, Judy Konefal, Teri Lewis, Anji Bakos and Joan Krieger. Missing from photo is team member Amanda Kavalier.

Center For Discovery repeats as ‘B’ Division champions

By Laura Stabbert
SWAN LAKE — August 24, 2010 — Make it two in a row for the Center For Discovery Diamonds softball team.
Center For Discovery won its second consecutive Sullivan County Women’s Softball League (SCWSL) “B” Division playoff championship with a 19-2 victory over Holiday Mountain in Game 2 of the best-of-three finals series on Thursday night at the Swan Lake Firefighters’ Max Eronimous Field.
Center For Discovery also won the “B” Division regular season title by posting a perfect 12-0 record against fellow “B” teams. The team only lost twice all season and finished with an overall record of 17-2.
Center for Discovery, which prevailed in Game 1 of the series on Wednesday night at Edward M. Collins Memorial Park in Mongaup Valley, took an early lead in Game 2 by putting seven runs on the scoreboard in the top of the first inning.
Center for Discovery then took the field in the bottom of the first. With Joan Krieger pitching, the team only allowed Holiday Mountain to score two runs.
From that point on, the Diamonds gradually added to their lead and did not allow Holiday Mountain to score again.
In the top of the fifth, Center For Discovery increased its lead to 17 runs at 19-2.
Coming to bat in the bottom of the fifth, Holiday Mountain needed to score at least three runs to continue the game due to the SCWSL’s 15-run mercy rule.
But Krieger and the Center For Discovery defense prevented Holiday Mountain from scoring in the frame to end the game.

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