Lights Out squad hangs on to beat Sons of Pitches team

By Ray Conner
Sports Editor

The Sons of Pitches fell just short in the Kern Valley Co-ed League Game-of-the-Week against the Lights Out team.

The final score was 18-17, but the see-saw battle was entertaining at best. The Sons of Pitches had the tying runs on base in the top of the seventh, but could not collect them and they were left with the two-run loss.

The Sons of Pitches opened the game with a three spot in the top of the first. Lights Out got two back as the first inning came to an end.

SoP added another run to go up 4-2, but Lights Out answered right back with one to keep it a one-run game.

In their half of the third the Lights Out squad took their first lead of the game by scoring four runs. The score was sitting at 7-4 when the SoP team came to bat in the fourth. They proceeded to push five runs home to take back the lead at 9-7.

It was a short-lived lead as Lights Out responded in the bottom of the fourth with seven runs to take the 14-9 cushion. They made it 16-9 before the SoP squad scored five in the top of the sixth to close the gap to 16-14.

Lights Out was not to be denied as they added two runs in the bottom of the sixth to put the score at 18-14.

SoP came to bat and scored three times to make it a one-run game again. With runners on first and second with two outs, they had a chance to extend the game. But it was not to be as a pop up to short ended the threat and the game giving Lights Out the win.

Lights Out hits: Aaron, 3 (HR, 2B); Skylar, 3 (2B); Summer, 3; Pablo, 2 (HR); Jeff, 2; Stephen, 2; Jacq, 1; Kayla, 1; Joc, 1; Chad, 1; Anthony, 1; Reyna, 1; Chrysta, 1; Kyle, 1.

RBIs: Aaron, 5; Pablo, 2; Kayla, 1; Joc, 1; Anthony, 1; Chrysta, 1; Kyle, 1.

SoP hits: Alec, 3 (HR, 2-2B); Nick, 3 (HR); Bob, 3; Ryan, 3; Ray, 2 (HR); Shy, 2; Corrin, 1; Amy, 1; Josh, 1; Tiff, 1.

RBIs: Alec, 3; Nick, 3; Bob, 2; Ray, 1; Josh, 1.

In other action:

Mixed Nuts 9
Outsiders 5

Mixed Nuts hits: Adrian, 3; Jon, 2 (3B); Jess, 2; Gary, 1 (HR); Ashley, 1 (2B); Aaron, 1; Lexi, 1; Teri, 1; Kyler, 1; Jami 1.

Outsiders hits: Adam, 2 (HR); Michael, 1 (HR); Chris, 1; Patrick, 1; Eric, 1; Damon, 1; Liz, 1; Dainon, 1.

Hot Shots 14
Wild Bunch 6

Hot Shots hits: MJ, 3 (2B); Wayne, 2 (HR, 2B); Blake, 2 (2-3B); Tim, 2 (2B); Steph, 2 (2B); Shane, 1 (HR); Lori, 1 (3B); Breanna, 1.

Wild Bunch hits: Ian, 3; Charles, 2 (2-HR); Stephen, 2; Analiese, 2; Sacelia, 2; Lori, 1.

Punishers 24
Lil Rusty 7

Punishers hits: Andy, 4 (2-HR); Dillon, 4 (2-2B); Joe, 3 (HR); Tamara, 2; Amy, 1; Cassie, 1; Garrett, 1; Heather, 1; Amber, 1; Leanne, 1; Little Joe, 1.

Lil Rusty hits: Dylan, 2 (HR, 2B); Sean, 1; Erin, 1; David, 1; Juanita, 1; Faith, 1.

Regulators 11
Sons of Pitches 6

Regulators hits: Brett, 2 (3B, 2B); Kristi, 2; Zack, 1 (2B); Kasity, 1 (2B); Adam, 1; Magen, 1; Josh, 1; Christina, 1; Clayton, 1.

SoP hits: Alec, 2 (2-2B); Bob, 2; Shy, 2; Ray, 2; Nik, 1 (2B); Josh, 1 (2B); Brennan, 1; Corrin, 1.

Lights Out 20
Punishers 15

Lights Out hits: Pablo, 3; Ramon, 2 (GSHR); Ryena, 2 (2B); Chad, 2; Chrysta, 2; Skyler, 2; Jacqueline, 1; Kyle, 1; Jordan, 1; Aaron, 1; Jocelyn, 1; Jeff, 1.

Punishers hits: Alden, 3 (2B); James, 2 (HR, 2B); Cassie, 2; Brian, 2; Heather, 2; Joe, 1; Andy, 1; Tamara, 1; Matt, 1; Joe Jr., 1.

Regulators 18
Mixed Nuts 16

Regulators hits: Brandon, 3 (HR, 2B); Bobbie, 3 (2B); Brett, 3; Rachel, 3; Magen, 2 (2B); Clayton, 2; Derek, 2; Adam, 2; Kassity, 1; Chantele, 1.

Mixed Nuts hits: Matt, 4 (HR); Adrian, 4; Kyler, 2 (HR, 2B); Aaron, 1 (GSHR); Nathan, 1 (2B); Jess, 1; Ashley, 1; Lexi, 1; Gary, 1; Teri, 1; Katrina, 1; Ken, 1.

Lil Rusty 15
Wild Bunch 8

Lil Rusty hits: David, 2 (HR, 2B); Dylan, 2 (HR, 2B); Damion, 1 (2B); Alyson, 1; Jordan, 1; Sean, 1; Dan, 1; Alex, 1.

Wild Bunch hits: Stephen, 3; Jason N., 2; Austin, 2; Ian, 1; Nicole, 1.

Co-ed games are played at Linda Kissack Ball Field in Lake Isabella Monday through Thursday. Game times are 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.