Co-ed Softball League heads into week three

By Ray Conner
Sports Editor

This week I saw three games in a rout, a pair of nail-biters, and one double up in the Kern Valley Co-ed Softball League.

The three routes saw the victorious teams win by at least a 10-run margin, while both nailbiters were decided in the seventh inning. The game of the week belonged to Little Rusty as they earned their win in the bottom of the seventh inning. They would take on the Punishers.

The Punishers jumped out to a big lead as they had a six-run first inning and they followed that with another five runs in the second to take the lead 12-2. In the third, they added a pair of runs, while Little Rusty started on the comeback trail with four runs. After three innings the score was 13-6 for the Punishers.

The Punishers would be shut down the rest of the way, while the Little Rusty squad started to heat up. They scored one in the fourth and six in the fifth to knot the score at 13-13. It stayed that way until the bottom of the seventh. An error allowed the eventual winning run to reach base. The second error in the inning allowed that runner to come all the way around and score to give Little Rusty the victory.

Little Rusty hits: Alex Swiggin 3 (2-2B), George McGookin 3, Jordan Oetting 3, Brandon Muncy 3, Davin Lee 2 (3B), Madison Mariano 2, Damion Lee 2. RBIs-Davin Lee 3, Damion Lee 2, Muncy 1, McGookin 1, Madison Mariano 1.

Punishers hit: Dillon 3 (HR, 2B), Garrett 3, Brett 1 (2B), James 1, Laura 1, Nick 1, Kendra 1, Jarrett 1. RBIs-Dillon 2, James 2, Brett 2, Alyson 2, Garrett 1, Nick 1, Kendra 1, Jarrett 1.

The second nail-biter saw American Made tame the Wild Bunch. This was a see-saw battle as the teams stayed close. The Wild Bunch started with a seven-run first inning, but American Made produced five in their half of the first to make it 7-5. They would tie the game up in the third at 7-7.

In the fourth, the Wild Bunch exploded for another seven runs to give them some separation. American Made stormed back in the fourth with nine runs to make the score 16-14. American Made added one run in the fifth, while the Wild Bunch scored twice in the sixth to put the game at 17-16 for the American Made squad.

The dramatic finish saw Wild Bunch score twice in the seventh to take back the lead at 18-17. The American Made team put the game away as they scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh on a walk off home run to make the final score 19-18.

American Made hits: Michael Hevia 4 (walk off HR), Adam Mercier 2 (HR), Adam Verreras 2 (2B), Derek Ross 2 (2B0, Amanda Stevenson 2, Adrian Murillo 2, Anthony Davis 2, Marci South Refuerzo 2, Amanda Gregg 2, Katrina 1, Reyna Moto-Garza 1. RBIs-Hevia 4, Mercier 3, Refuerzo 2, Ross 2, Stevenson 1, Murillo 1, Gregg 1.

Wild Bunch hits: Steve Luker 3 (2B), Helen Hayes 3 (2B), Gary Clayton 3, Ian Newfield 2 (3B), Annalinse Beckham 2, Jason Niederriter 2, Kelsey Brewer 2, Kevin Kline 1 (2B), Amanda Abbott 1, Shelly Hayes 1, Matt Farnum 1, Lori Jordan 1. RBIs-Hayes 3, Clayton 2, Beckham 2, Newfield 2, Abbott 2, Luker 2, Kline 2, Brewer 2, Niederriter 1.

In other action:
Freedom 16
Sons of Pitches 6

Freedom hits: Stephen Corcoran 3 (HR, 2B), Magen Dusin 2 (2B), Heather Ross 2, Amber Ross 2, Beau Devin 1, Alden Ross 1, Kyler Robinson 1, Lawrence Frenes 1, Adam Peters 1, Donna Harris 1. RBIs-Corcoran 3, Devin 2, Dusing 2, A. Ross 2, Peters 2, Harris 1.

SOP hits: Alec Goulet 3 (2-HR, 3B), Ray Diaz Jr. 2 (2-2B), Nikolaus 2, Shayana Elliot 2. RBIs-Goulet 4, Diaz Jr. 1.
Hot Shots 18
KVHD 7

Hot Shots hits Chad 3 (2-2B), Brad 3 (2B), Ronnie 3 (2B), Shane Russel 2 (2-HR), Aaron LaFarga 2 (HR, 2B), Teri Ritchison 2, Blake 1 (2B), Allison 1. RBIs-Brad 4, Russell 4, Ronnie 2, Chad 2, LaFarga 2, Cheyanne Click 1.
KVHD hits: Savannah Bonham 3, Adam Perfect 2, Amy Smith 2, Alan Ridgway 1, Bob Easterday 1, Lisa Wyly 1, Lamont Mason 1. RBIs-Perfect 1.

Wild Bunch 22
Punishers 7
Wild Bunch hits: Kline 4 (2B), Newfield 3 (2-HR), Clayton 3 (2B), S. Hayes 3, Beckham 2, Abbott 2, S. Luker 2, Jason Luker 2, Austin Griffin 1 (3B0, Jordan 1, Latisha Quinn 1. RBIs-Newfield 4, Kline 4, J. Luker 2, Quinn 2, Clayton 1, Beckham 1, Abbott 1, S. Hayes 1, Jordan 1.

Punishers hits: Dillon 3 (HR, 2-2B), Tamra 2, James 1, Brett 1, Alyson 1.
RBIs-Dillon 2, James 1, Brett 1, Nick 1.
Hot Shots 10
Freedom 5

Hot Shots hits: Russell 2 (HR), Wayne 2 (HR), Mikel Jay 2, Ronnie 2, Brienna 2, James 2. RBIs-Russell 3, James 2, Wayne 1, Brienna 1.
Freedom hits: David Harris 3, Corcoran 1 (HR), Alden Ross 1 (HR), Kassity Plante 1, Bobbie Harris 1, Dusing 1, Charlotte Padgett 1, Jeremy Devon 1. RBIs-Corcoran 1, Alden Ross 1, Padgdett 1.