By Rob Potter
MONGAUP VALLEY The Klein & Sons Logging team used a balanced scoring attack in its Sullivan County Women’s Softball League (SCWSL) game versus Mr. Willy’s on Wednesday night at Edward M. Collins Memorial Park.
Klein & Sons scored seven runs in the top of the first inning and five runs in the top of the second to take a commanding 12-0 lead over Mr. Willy’s.
As the game continued, Klein & Sons scored nine more runs to register a 21-5 victory in a game which ended after six innings due to the SCWSL’s 15-run mercy rule.
Klein & Sons (6-10) grabbed its 7-0 advantage in the first thanks to a three-run homer by Kayla Scannell and a three-run triple by Nikomi Thompson.
In the top of the second, Thompson, Kris Stant and Chris Lopez hit back-to-back-to-back singles with the bases loaded to extend the Klein & Sons lead to 10-0.
Moments later, Thompson scored on a fielder’s choice and Stant crossed home plate on a single by Scannell to make it a 12-0 game.
With one out in the top of the third, Barb Ward-Blank ripped a triple to right field. The next batter, Chris Price, grounded out to third base, but earned an RBI as Ward-Blank scored on the play.
Stant pushed the Klein & Sons lead to 14-0 with an RBI double in the top of the fourth.
Susan Waddell started the top of the fifth for Klein & Sons by smacking an infield single. She scored when Jill Hubert-Simon followed with a single to left field.
Mr. Willy’s got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fifth. With one out and teammates Megan Kitson, Tiffany Hauser and Diane Meyer on the bases, Lisa Dowling hit a bloop single to center field. Kitson, Hauser and Meyer all sprinted home on the hit to make it a 15-3 game.
Dowling scored a couple of minutes later when Cindy LaRuffa singled.
Klein & Sons scored its final six runs in the top of the sixth. Thompson led off the frame with a single and scored when Sue Sheeley reached base on an error. Stant scored on another error and Sheeley crossed home plate as Waddell singled to left field.
Ward-Blank drew a bases-loaded walk to bring Scannell in to score and Waddell scored on a single by Price.
Hubert-Simon recorded the final run for Klein & Sons when she scored on a sacrifice fly by Kaylie Ackerley.
Mr. Willy’s added a run in the bottom of the sixth. With one out and teammates Hauser and Kitson at second base and first base, respectively, Meyer hit a fielder’s choice to first base. Kitson crossed home plate as Hauser was forced out at second base.
Charlie’s Angels remains perfect
Prior to the Klein & Sons versus Mr. Willy’s game on Wednesday night at Collins Park, Charlie’s Angels improved its season record to 16-0 with a 21-3 victory over International Contractors Corporation (ICC) in a contest that was shortened by the league’s 15-run mercy rule.
“Everybody hit the ball well tonight,” said Charlie’s Angels Player/Coach Jo Walls, who was very happy that her team recorded a win on her birthday.
The triumph was the second in as many nights for Charlie’s Angels.
On Monday night at Gary A. Bradley Field at the White Sulphur Springs Firemen’s Park, Charlie’s Angels defeated L&B Tack, 13-7, in a SCWSL “A” Division game.
L&B Tack held a 3-1 lead after three innings, but Charlie’s Angels rallied to record the win.
Charlie’s Angels scored eight runs in the fourth inning to take control of the contest. The key hit was an RBI single by Robyn Gannon which gave Charlie’s Angels the lead for good.
Walls, Shannon Dietrich and Tonya Martin paced Charlie’s Angels. Walls hit a two-run triple, Dietrich recorded four RBIs and Martin had three RBIs.