By Rob Potter
MONGAUP VALLEY The Charlie’s Angels and The Nugget teams earned wins in Sullivan County Women’s Softball League (SCWSL) games on Friday night at Edward M. Collins Memorial Park in Mongaup Valley.
In the first game of the evening, Charlie’s Angels, a SCWSL “A” Division team, topped the Center For Discovery Diamonds, a SCWSL “B” Division team, 24-4. The game was halted in the bottom of the fourth inning because of the SCWSL’s 20-run lead after three innings mercy rule.
In the nightcap, The Nugget defeated Holiday Mountain, 12-5, in a SCWSL “B” Division contest.
Charlie’s Angels win suspended game
The Charlie’s Angels versus Center For Discovery Diamonds game began in the bottom of the first with Charlie’s Angles holding a 9-0 lead. The game started a few weeks ago, but heavy rain fell throughout the top of the first inning and left the field unplayable. As a result, the contest was suspended after that half-inning of play.
The Center For Discovery Diamonds scored a run in the bottom of the first. Leadoff batter Stephanie Johnson reached base on an infield single. She advanced to second base on Candy Sheerer’s infield hit. Johnson scored when April VanOrden safely reached base on an error.
But in the top of the second, the Charlie’s Angels offense picked up right where it left off a few weeks ago. Charlie’s Angels sent 14 batters to the plate and scored 10 runs in the frame.
Lisa Krum had two RBI singles in the inning and teammates Jo Walls, Cindy Ellmauer, Terri Hess, Robyn Gannon and Jessica Bradley each added an RBI single.
In addition, Tonya Martin ripped a three-run double to right field.
Center For Discovery (8-7) answered with a run in the bottom of the second. With two outs and two runners on base, Colleen Robinson hit an infield ground ball which could not be fielded cleanly. The error allowed Robinson to reach first base and Joan Krieger, who was on third base, to score.
Charlie’s Angels (9-4) added two runs in the top of the third to take a 21-2 lead. Walls scored when Hess hit into a fielder’s choice and Ellmauer scored on a sacrifice fly by Sue Zieres.
In the bottom of the third, Center For Discovery scored a run. With one out, Sheerer crossed home plate on a sacrifice fly by Terri Lewis.
Charlie’s Angels scored its final three runs of the game in the top of the fourth. Bradley and Martin both scored when Krum singled and Krum scored as Walls grounded into a double play.
The Diamonds scored their final run in the bottom of the fourth. Nicole Feller singled to center field with one out and scored when Christine Record hit into a fielder’s choice.
The Nugget tops Holiday Mountain
The Nugget grabbed the lead in the top of the first inning against Holiday Mountain and didn’t look back.
Karen Perrello, Lacey Kehlenbeck and Marissa Hildebrandt began the top of the first by hitting back-to-back-to-back singles to load the bases.
After Holiday Mountain pitcher Mardette Wilcox fielded two ground balls and threw to catcher Nicole Keesler to record two outs, Hildebrandt was able to score the first run of the game when Sheri Biro drew a bases-loaded walk. Megan Decker then singled to bring both Sue Sakell and Jordan Sudek in to score and give The Nugget a 3-0 advantage.
Holiday Mountain got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the first. With two outs, Wilcox belted the ball deep into the outfield and sprinted around the bases for an inside-the-park home run.
Hildebrandt and Sudek had RBI singles in the top of the second as The Nugget pushed its lead to 5-1.
The Nugget (11-5) added three runs in the top of the third. Hildebrandt ripped a two-run double and scored when Sudek reached base on a fielder’s choice.
The Nugget extended its advantage to 10-1 in the top of the fourth. With one out, Karen Warden singled. She crossed home plate when the next batter, Ashley Soules, belted a triple to left field. Soules then scored on a base hit by Perrello.
Holiday Mountain (5-9) cut The Nugget’s lead to 10-4 in the bottom of the fourth. Chrissy Loucks, Keesler and Beaner Chanov all singled to load the bases with no outs. Loucks was able to score on Jen Eisenbach’s groundout. Keesler and Chanov both crossed home plate when Jenn Rundle smacked a triple to left field.
After a scoreless fifth inning, The Nugget registered two runs in the top of the sixth. With one out, Kehlenbeck doubled to center field. She then scored on Hildebrandt’s single.
Hildebrandt gave The Nugget a 12-4 lead when she scored on a single by Sakell.
Holiday Mountain scored its final run in the bottom of the seventh. Carlie Maree hit a one-out double to center field and moved to third base on a single by Jaz Felder. Maree scored when Sara Fimognari reached base on an infield hit.