By Rob Potter
LEW BEACH The Charlie’s Angels softball team earned two Sullivan County Women’s Softball League (SCWSL) “A” Division victories on Thursday night at the Beaverkill Valley Fire Department field in Lew Beach.
First, Charlie’s Angels posted a 15-3 win over New Hope as the teams finished their game from July 7 in Lew Beach which was suspended in the middle of the fifth inning because of rain.
The teams were then set to play their regularly scheduled game. But New Hope only had eight players, so Charlie’s Angels received a forfeit victory.
Trying to make the best of the situation, the teams scrimmaged for an inning and a half.
The teams restarted the suspended game with Charlie’s Angels holding a 13-3 lead and New Hope coming to bat in the bottom of the fifth. New Hope (4-16) tried to rally as Agnes Lane and Becky Piechuta began the inning with back-to-back singles.
But Charlie’s Angels third baseman Jessica Bradley then fielded a ground ball and stepped on third base to force out Lane. Bradley quickly threw the ball to second baseman Leanne Mangabang to complete the double play.
Charlie’s Angels pitcher Jo Walls then induced a groundout to end the inning.
Mangabang led off the top of the sixth and reached base on an error. After Tonya Martin got on base with a single, Sue Zieres singled to right field to bring Mangabang in to score.
After holding New Hope scoreless in the bottom of the sixth, Charlie’s Angels (14-5) recorded its final run in the top of the seventh. Walls scored that run as she crossed the plate on Bradley’s base hit to left field.
Tammy Sondermeyer began the bottom of the seventh by ripping a single to center field. But she was stranded at first base when Walls set down the next three batters in order to end the game.
Charlie’s Angels took an early lead in the game by scoring four runs in the top of the first inning.
But New Hope answered with three runs in the bottom of the first to make it a one-run game at 4-3.
However, Charlie’s Angels scored three runs in the top of the second and six runs in the top of the third to take a 13-3 advantage.
Charlie’s Angels defeat Klein and Sons Logging
In an SCWSL “A” Division game on Wednesday night in Lew Beach, Charlie’s Angels edged Klein and Sons Logging, 8-6.
Klein and Sons grabbed a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Nikomi Thompson, Chelsea Reuss and Kelly Reed each had an RBI single in the frame.
Charlie’s Angels cut that lead to 3-2 in the bottom of the first as Martin and Shannon Dietrich hit RBI singles.
Christine Lopez scored on a base hit by Christina Price in the top of the fourth to give Klein and Sons a 4-2 advantage.
But Charlie’s Angels scored five times in the bottom of the fourth to take a 7-4 lead.
Mangabang, Martin, Dietrich, Deb Ackerley and Cindy Ellmauer all singled and scored in the inning.
In the top of the seventh, Kayla Scannell singled home Price and Barb Ward-Blank to pull Klein and Sons to within a run at 7-6.
Charlie’s Angels answered with a run in the bottom of the sixth as Martin doubled and scored on Terri Ward’s single.