Hot Shots claim championship

By Ray Conner

Another co-ed softball season comes to an end.

There were nine teams that battled for the top spot this year. Three of those teams finished with double-digit victories. And there were a total of five teams that finished above the .500 mark.
The top three teams in the league were separated by just three games in the standings. Coincidentally, they were the three teams with double-digit wins.

The Hot Shots got the bragging rights as they claimed the Kern Valley Co-ed Softball League championship with a record of 14-2.

Following two games behind were the Regulators at 12-4. The Mixed Nuts continued their roll as they came in third with a mark of 11-5.

Filling out the top five were Lights Out and Wild Bunch with identical 9-7 records. The bottom tier of teams started with the Punishers who were 7-9 and seven games behind the top spot. The Outsiders were 6-10, while the Sons of Pitches finished at 3-13.

Holding up the rest of the league were the team that their name says it all. The Little Rusty squad did collect one victory this year, but dropped the other 15 games they played to finish ninth.
In the final week of action, here are the games that were played to end the co-ed softball season.

Regulators 16
Hot Shots 7
Regulators hits: Derek 4, Bobbie 3, Jeremy 3, Rachael 3, Brett 2 (2B), Adam 2, Magen 2, Kristi 2, Robyn 1.
Hot Shots hits: Wayne 2 (2B), Steph 2, Lexi 2, Chy 2, Shane 1 (HR), Branden 1 (HR), Roni 1.

Wild Bunch 12
Sons of Pitches 9
Wild Bunch hits: Ian 3 (3-HR), Annaliese 3, Austin 3, Steve 2, Patty 2, Sacelia 1, Chris 1, Nicole 1.
SoP hits: Alec 2, Shy 2, Tiff 2, Brennen 1, Steph 1.

Outsiders 16
Little Rusty 12
Oustsiders hits: Shane 2, Michael 1 (HR), Adam 1 (2B), James 1 (2B), Eric 1, Amanda G. 1, Chris 1, Becca 1.
Little Rusty hits: David 4 (HR, 2-2B), Davin 3, Faith 2, Sean 2, Dan 1, Brandon 1, Jennifer 1.

Mixed Nuts 21
Punishers 9
Mixed Nuts hits: Adrian 4 (HR, 2-2B), Matt 3 (2-HR), Aaron 3 (2-2B), Lexi 2, Ashley 2, Jon 2, Andrew 2, Katrina 1.
Punishers hits: Alden 2 (HR, 2B), Andy 1 (HR), Joe 1 (3B), Matt 1 (2B), Amy 1, Brian 1.

Outsiders 16
Wild Bunch 14
Outsiders hits: Michael 3 (HR), Eric 3, Patrick 3, Damon 3, Amanda G. 2 (2B), Amanda S. 1, Chris 1, Amy 1.
Wild Bunch hits: Geunter 4 (3-HR, 2B), Austin 2 (HR), Steve 2, Patty 2, Ian 1 (2B), Annaliese 1, Lori 1.

Lights Out 12
Little Rusty 9
Lights Out hits: Aaron 2 (HR), Jorge 2 (2B), Chad 2 (2B), Kayla 2, Pablo 1 (2B), Teddie 1, Christa 1, Ramon 1, Summer 1.
Little Rusty hits: Clinton 3, David 3 (HR), Sean 2, Davin 1, Jennifer 1, Faith 1, Erin 1.

Hot Shots 17
Mixed Nuts 11
Hot Shots hits: Shane 3 (HR, 2B), Brandon 3 (HR), MJ 3 (2-2B), Wayne 3 (2B), Roni 3, Stephanie 3, Chad 2 (HR), Breanna 1, Lexi 1.
Mixed Nuts hits: Aaron 2 (2-HR), Matt 2 (HR, 2B), Andrew 2 (HR), Lexi 2, Jon 1 (HR), James 1, Katrina 1, Gary 1.

Regulators 21
Lights Out 4
Incomplete score sheet.