By Rob Potter
MONGAUP VALLEY The Charlie’s Angels and L&B Tack teams recorded wins on Monday night in a Sullivan County Women’s Softball League “A” Division doubleheader at Edward M. Collins Memorial Park in Mongaup Valley.
In the evening’s first game, Charlie’s Angels defeated Klein & Sons Logging, 11-7, in eight innings. In the second contest, L&B Tack topped Mr. Willy’s, 23-10.
Charlie’s Angels wins in extra innings
Charlie’s Angels rebounded from an early 4-0 deficit and needed an extra inning to defeat Klein & Sons Logging.
The score was even at 7-7 at the conclusion of the regulation seven innings. In the top of the eighth, Leanne Mangabang led off with a single and Tonya Martin followed with an infield hit. Shannon Dietrich then belted an inside-the-park home run to give Charlie’s Angels a 10-7 lead.
The next batter, Heidi Hewlett, blasted an inside-the-park home run to make it an 11-7 game.
After Karyn Sheeley reached base with an infield hit, the Klein & Sons defense recorded three quick outs to end the frame.
In the bottom of the eighth, Charlie’s Angels pitcher Lisa Krom got the three batters she faced to hit groundball outs to seal her team’s four-run victory.
Klein & Sons (7-3) held a 4-0 lead after two innings of play. In the bottom of the first, Jill Hubert-Simon scored on an error and Katerina Gaebel crossed home plate when Cheryl Crumley hit into a fielder’s choice. Jill Seibert doubled to center field to bring Kara Davies in to score, which made it a 3-0 game.
Gaebel had an RBI single in the bottom of the second.
Charlie’s Angels (10-0) tied the score at 4-4 in the top of the fourth. Hewlett scored on a RBI single by Jo Walls and Krom hit a two-run single. Krom scored the tying run when Robyn Gannon reached base on an error.
Kelly Reid gave Klein & Sons a 5-4 advantage when she scored on an error during the bottom of the fourth.
Charlie’s Angels took a 7-5 lead in the top of the sixth. Sheeley hit a two-run single and Walls had an RBI single.
The lead didn’t last long, however, as Klein & Sons recorded two runs in the bottom of the frame to knot the score at 7-7. Crumley led off the inning and reached base on an error. Jill Seibert then hit a triple to left center field to bring Crumley in to score.
A sacrifice fly by Reid allowed Seibert to cross the plate with the tying run.
“Our big bats came through tonight,” Charlie’s Angels Player/Coach Jo Walls said. “Both teams played well tonight. It was a great game.”
“We played a good game,” Klein & Sons Coach Paul Hubert said. “We just had one bad inning.”
L&B Tack takes early lead on its way to victory
L&B Tack jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning against Mr. Willy’s. Mary Smith hit a bases-clearing single, Barb Merton had an RBI double and Danielle Dailey and Tini Kaiser added RBI singles.
In the bottom of the second, Merton hit a two-run single and Francine Kaiser had an RBI single to increase the L&B Tack advantage to 9-0.
Mr. Willy’s cut its deficit to only three runs by scoring six times in the top of the third. With two outs and two teammates on base, Megan Ellison tripled to right field to make it a 9-2 game. Ellison then scored on Melissa Kosto’s double.
Later in the frame, Megan Reichmann hit an RBI double and Kelly Doherty hit a two-run single to cut the L&B Tack lead to 9-6.
In the bottom of the third, Karen Smith scored on a triple by Lacy Dalrymple to give L&B Tack a 10-6 advantage.
But Mr. Willy’s closed to within a run at 10-9 in the top of the fourth. Key hits in the frame were RBI singles by Reichmann and Doherty.
L&B Tack responded with two runs in the bottom of the fourth, six runs in the bottom of the fifth and five runs in the bottom of the sixth to record the 13-run victory.
L&B Tack improved its record to 9-2, while Mr. Willy’s is now 2-4 on the season.