By Lori Brown
LIBERTY The Prestige Towing team and Center for Discovery Dodgers softball teams met on Wednesday night in a Liberty Slo-Pitch League game at the Liberty Elementary School field.
Prestige Towing took a quick 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning and went on to record a 19-8 victory.
With the win, Prestige Towing improved its season record to 12-2. Center For Discovery’s record fell to 7-9.
Mike Beach had a two-run hit for Prestige Towing in the top of the first.
Center for Discovery answered with a run in the bottom of the frame as Jesse Wall slammed a two-out single to bring home Donny Santiago.
Center for Discovery closed its deficit to 3-2 in the bottom of the second as Tom Mead singled home Vinnie Collura.
In the top of the third, Prestige Towing’s C.C. Hinkley hit a single and moved to third base on two errors. Two of his teammates scored on those miscues to give Prestige Towing a 5-2 advantage.
Mike Beach then blasted a two-run homer to stretch the Prestige Towing lead to 7-2.
In the top of the fourth, Prestige Towing’s Steve Avery crossed home plate on a double by Dan Curry.
Center for Discovery scored three times in the bottom of the fourth to make it an 8-5 game. With one out and the bases loaded, Mead hit a sacrifice fly to bring home Collura. Donny Santiago then slammed a double to bring home teammates Brian Dennis and Erik Morse.
Prestige Towing scored another five runs in the top of the fifth to extend its lead to 13-5. Jonathon Hinkley started the inning off with a triple into deep center field. C.C. Hinkley sent Jonathon Hinkley home, but he (C.C.) was thrown out at third base trying to stretch his double into a triple.
Beach then doubled and scored on a hit by Billy Curry. Phil Norris slammed a single to score Billy Curry. Moments later, Robert Curry singled to score both Phil Norris and Keith Smith.
After holding Center for Discovery scoreless in the bottom of the fifth, Prestige Towing added six runs in the top of sixth to take a 19-5 lead.
Center for Discovery scored twice in the bottom of the sixth. Evan Povil scored on a sacrifice fly by Tom Drown and Santiago slammed a double to score Morse.
In the bottom of the seventh, Center for Discovery scored its final run of the evening.
“They out hit us and we didn’t score any runs,” Center For Discovery Coach Donny Santiago said.
“We did good and played a great game,” Prestige Towing Coach Gene Smith said.