Adult softball season swings into action

Submitted Photo – Brett Ege looks for the pitch that seems blinded by the light in a recent co-ed softball game played at Kissack Ballfield.

By Ray Conner
Sports Editor

The Kern Valley Co-ed Adult Softball League began play on June 3 with a pair of games.

This included the Game-of-the-Week. The Regulators and the Punishers squared off in a battle that saw the game-winning hit come in the bottom of the seventh inning.

The Punishers jumped out to an early lead after three innings. The score sat at 3-0 as the third ended. In the top of the fourth the Punishers added to their cushion with a four-run inning to go up 7-0.

The Regulators finally got on the board as they closed the gap to one run at 7-6.

With the score at 12-6, the Regulators came to bat in the bottom of the sixth. They would push six runs home to tie the score at 12-12 heading to the seventh.

The Punishers failed to score in their half of the seventh to send the game to the bottom of the seventh inning.

It did not take long for the Regulators to claim the win. A leadoff triple by Megan and game-winning RBI single from Brett ended the close contest.

Regulators hits: Clayton, 4; Brett, 3 (GSHR, HR); Megan, 2 (3B); Bobbie, 2; Christina, 1 (2B); Shantelle, 1; Bret, 1; Adam, 1;

Punishers hits: James, 3; Alden, 2 (HR); Matt, 2; Garrett, 1 (2B); Brian, 1 (2B); Laura, 1; Joe, 1; Kathy, 1; Amber, 1.

In other action:

Outsiders 17
Sons of Pitches 11

Outsiders hits: Amanda, 3; Eric, 2 (HR, 3B); Chris, 2 (HR); Michael, 2 (2B); Patrick, 1 (HR); Adam, 1.

SoP hits: Alec, 3 (3-2B); Troy, 3 (2B); Jenn, 3; Josh, 2; Steph, 2; Shy, 1; Corrin, 1; Ray, 1; Ryan, 1.

Lights Out 15
Wild Bunch 6

Lights Out hits: Justin, 2 (HR); Pablo, 2 (2B); Kyle, 2 (2B); Kayla, 2; Jacqueline, 1; Chad, 1; Chrysta, 1.

Wild Bunch hits: Ian, 2 (HR, 2B); Stephen, 2; Charles, 1; Jason N., 1; Patty, 1; Secilla, 1.

Hot Shots 32
A Lil Rusty 8

Hot Shots hits: Shane, 5 (GSHR, HR, 2B); Brandon, 4 (inside-the-park HR); Wayne, 3 (HR); Roni, 3; Blake, 2 (3B, 2B); Steph, 2 (2-2B); Tim, 2 (2B); Breanna, 2 (2B); MJ, 1 (3B); Lexi, 1; Lindsey, 1.

A Lil Rusty hits: David, 3 (HR); Damon, 2; Shawn, 2; Alex, 1 (2B); Dan, 1; Faith, 1.

Hot Shots 22
Lights Out 6

Hot Shots hits: Shane, 4 (2B); Brandon, 3 (2B); Steph, 3 (2B); Chad, 3 (2B); Breanna, 3 (2B); Tom, 3 (2B); Chey, 3; Wayne, 2 (2-2B); Roni, 2.

Lights Out hits: Jorge, 2 (HR); Kayla, 2; Anthony, 2; Reyna, 2; Kyle, 1 (2B); Jacq, 1; Steven, 1; Jordyn, 1; Summer, 1;

Outsiders 25
Punishers 11

Outsiders hits: Adam, 4 (2-2B); Tina, 4; Michael, 3 (2-HR); Patrick, 3 (HR); Eric, 3 (2B); Chris, 3 (2B); Shane, 2 (2-2B); Amanda G., 2; Dainon, 2; James, 2; Amanda S., 1.

Punishers hits: Dan, 2 (HR); Alden, 2 (3B); James, 2 (2B); Leanne, 2; Joe, 2; Amber, 2; Laura, 1; Tamara, 1; Cassie, 1; Kathy, 1.

Mixed Nuts 16
Sons of Pitches 10

Mixed Nuts hits: Cody, 4 (HR); Matt, 3 (HR); Ashley, 3 (3-2B); Adrian, 3; James, 2 (HR); Jessica, 2; Kyler, 1; Teri, 1; Emily, 1; Shawna, 1.

SoP hits: Joel, 3 (HR, 3B); Bob, 3; Alec, 2 (HR, inside-the-park HR); Brennan, 2 (HR, 3B); Nik, 1; Amy, 1; Jenn, 1; Tiff, 1; Ryan, 1; Steph, 1.