By Rob Potter
MONGAUP VALLEY The International Contractors Corporation (ICC) team took an early 6-0 lead against the Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) team in their Sullivan County Women’s Softball League (SCWSL) “B” Division game on Thursday night at Edward M. Collins Memorial Park in Mongaup Valley.
ICC then added to its advantage in the proceeding innings to register a 21-4 victory.
ICC, which improved its record to 2-4 this season, took its 6-0 advantage in the top of the first inning. Hope Brown hit a two-run double and Crystal Millano, Connie Beach and April Bracken each added an RBI single.
CRMC (0-6) answered with two runs in the bottom of the first. Jolene Noriega scored the team’s first run on a single by Cathy Herbert. Moments later, Jen Smith, who had reached base on a walk, scored when Kristin Brucher beat the throw to first base for an infield hit.
In the top of the second, ICC took an 8-2 lead as Melissa Porter and Melissa Ebeling both hit RBI singles.
Nicole Litwak led off the bottom of the second with a single and scored on a two-out single by Smith to bring CRMC within five runs at 8-3.
ICC responded by scoring five runs in the top of the third to extend its lead to 13-3. Brown, Elaine Moriggia and Millano all had RBI singles during the inning.
In the top of the fourth, Mary Adriaans and Brown hit RBI singles to give their team a 15-3 advantage.
ICC scored six runs in the top of the fifth. The key hit in the frame was a double by Bracken, which allowed both Porter and Ebeling to cross home plate.
Brucher started the bottom of the fifth by belting a triple to left center field. After an out was recorded, Brucher scored on an infield hit by Jessica Youmans.
Beach, the ICC pitcher, got the next two batters to ground out.
The game ended at that point due to the SCWSL’s 15-run rule.
Klein & Sons Logging earns a win
In a second SCWSL game played on Thursday night at Collins Park, Klein & Sons Logging, an “A” Division team, defeated Holiday Mountain Ski & Fun Park, a “B” Division team, by the final score of 25-1.
After Klein & Sons took a 7-0 lead in the top of the first, Holiday Mountain responded with a run in the bottom of the first.
Leadoff batter Carlie Maree walked. Rebekha Wilcox and Mardette Wilcox then reached base on a single and fielder’s choice, respectively.
With the bases loaded and no outs, Kim Niemann hit a sacrifice fly to left field to allow Maree to cross home plate.
Klein & Sons then recorded two outs to end the inning.
Although the Holiday Mountain players continued to do their best in the next three innings, they were unable to add any more runs to the scoreboard.
Klein & Sons, which improved to 7-2 with the victory, scored five runs in the second, seven runs in the third and six runs in the fourth.
The game ended after four innings because of the 15-run rule.
The key hit for Klein & Sons in the top of the second was Cheryl Crumley’s two-run single.
In the top of the third, Katerina Gaebel, Nikomi Thompson, Krys Stant and Samantha Schoonmaker all hit RBI singles.
In the top of the fourth, Chelsea Reuss hit a three-run, inside-the-park home run.