By Rob Potter
MONGAUP VALLEY The results were mixed for the L&B softball teams on Thursday night at Edward M. Collins Memorial Park.
In the opener of a Sullivan County Women’s Softball League (SCWSL) doubleheader, Charlie’s Angels defeated L&B Too, 17-1. L&B Tack topped International Contractors Corporation (ICC), 12-1, in evening’s second game.
Charlie’s Angels remain unbeaten
With the lopsided victory over L&B Too, Charlie’s Angels improved its record to 20-0. Charlie’s Angels will try to complete a perfect regular season with a win against the Center For Discovery Diamonds tomorrow night at Collins Park.
After two scoreless innings Thursday night, Charlie’s Angels took control of the contest by recording 13 runs in the top of third. Emily Zier began the frame by ripping a triple to left field. She scored when Jo Walls reached base on an infield hit.
The next batter, Jessica Bradley, singled to left field. After ICC pitcher Connie Beach induced two fly ball outs, Shannon Dietrich belted a double to left field to score both Walls and Bradley to give Charlie’s Angels a 3-0 advantage.
Shannon Dietrich did not remain at second base for long, however. Her sister, Analey Dietrich, singled back up the middle to score Shannon.
Analey advanced to second base on a single by Heidi Hewlett and scored when Sue Zieres reached base on a fielder’s choice. Hewlett and Zieres both crossed home plate on a base hit by Deb Ackerley to push the Charlie’s Angels lead to 7-0.
Charlie’s Angels added six runs later in the inning thanks to an RBI single by Zier, a two-run single by Bradley and a three-run double by Tonya Martin.
In the top of the fourth, Hewlett blasted an inside-the-park home run to left center to extend the Charlie’s Angels advantage to 14-0.
L&B Too scored its only run of the night in the bottom of the fourth. Nadiya Nash led off and reached base with an infield hit. After April Aldrich reached base on an infield hit, Becky Decker singled to center field to bring Nash around to score.
Charlie’s Angels responded with three runs in the top of the fifth. Lisa Krom, who reached base on an error, scored on a single by Walls to make it a 15-1 game. Zier, who doubled to deep left field after Krom got on base, crossed home plate on Bradley’s single. Walls scored the final run of the game on an error.
The contest was called after five innings due to the SCWSL’s 15-run mercy rule.
L&B Tack registers a victory
In the evening’s second game, L&B Tack grabbed an early lead and didn’t look back.
L&B Tack’s Julie Potosek led off the top of the second and laced a double to left field. After two outs were recorded, Lori Froehlich singled to right field to score Potosek.
L&B Tack stretched its lead to 6-0 in the top of the third. Sisters Liz Stubits and Barb Merton stated the frame with consecutive singles. Tricia Tuttle then stepped into the batter’s box and smashed the ball to left field. Stubits and Merton scored easily and Tuttle sprinted around the bases for an inside-the-park home run.
Later in the inning, Karen Smith scored on a triple by Froehlich for L&B Tack’s fifth run of the night. Froehlich then crossed home plate on an infield hit by Antoinette Rau.
L&B Tack added four runs in the top of the fourth. Jamie Hopkins led off with a triple and scored when the next batter, Stubits, singled. Stubits then scored on Merton’s inside-the-park home run. Potosek crossed the plate when Smith singled to center field.
L&B completed its scoring with a run in the fifth and a run in the sixth. In the fifth, Stubits scored on a hit by Tuttle. In the sixth, Francine Kaiser scored when Froehlich hit into a fielder’s choice.
ICC avoided being shut out by recording a run in the bottom of the sixth. Lynda Bracken and Elaine Moriggia started the inning with back-to-back singles. Bracken scored when Beach ripped a single to right field.