Plenty of action in the co-ed softball league

Photo by Donna Harris / Freelance Photographer; It was a close play at first base as the ball arrives and the runner tries to lunge for the bag in a recent co-ed softball game.

By Ray Conner
Sports Editor

The lights are on, but nobody’s home.

This could be said for the multiple athletes that converge on Linda Kissack Ballfield during the week to play in the co-ed softball league.

The Kern Valley Adult Coed Softball League is currently playing out its season to determine which team will be crowned the champion. The eight teams that make up the league are battling each time they take the field.

This past week of action saw eight games played. In five of the games, the score difference was decided by double-digits.

In the eight games this past week, the teams combined to score a total of 232 runs.

The highest combined score saw the teams score 42 runs in a game. On the flip side, the lowest scoring game was 17 runs.

Of the three games that were decided by less than double-digits, one team won by three runs, while the other two both grabbed the victory by a total of six runs.

The Game-of-the-Week belonged to the Wild Bunch and the Lights Outs squad.

The Wild Bunch playing with only eight players, which a team can legally do, came up with five runs in the sixth to collect the win and turn off the Lights Out squad.

The final score favored the Wild Bunch 18-15.

The Lights Out team took the early lead as they plated four runs in the first inning. The Wild Bunch answered with seven to take the 7-4 lead.

After three innings of play, the score sat at 9-6 for the Wild Bunch.

In the top of the fourth, Lights Out rallied for six runs to take back the lead. The Wild Bunch were shut down in the fourth to put the score at 12-9 for Lights Out.

The Lights Out squad added three more runs in the fifth to increase their cushion to 15-9.

The Wild Bunch got four back in the bottom of the fifth to crawl closer at 15-13 and finished it off by scoring five in the sixth as time ran out.

Wild Bunch hits: Charles 4 (2-HR, 2B), Steve 3, Mitch 2, Kelsie 1, Annaliese 1, Jason N. 1, Lori 1.
RBIs: Charles 6, Kelsie 2, Jason N. 2.

Light Out hits: Teddie 4, Pablo 3 (2-2B), Jorge 2 (2-2B), Jocelyn 2, Skylar 2, Summer 2, Reyna 2, Aaron 1 (2B), Kyle 1 (2B), Jeff 1, Ramon 1.
RBIs: Teddie 3, Jorge 3, Jeff 2, Pablo 2, Aaron 1, Jocelyn 1, Skylar 1.

In other action:
Mixed Nuts 20
Sons of Pitches 14
Mixed Nuts hits: Cody 5 (3-HR), Jon 4 (2-HR, 3B), Matt 3 (2-HR), Lisa 2, Ashley 2, Brianna 2, Dana 2, Kyler 1, Teri 1, Debbie 1.
RBIs: Cody 6, Jon 5, Matt 4, Lisa 2, Debbie 1.
Sons of Pitches hits: Alec 3 (2-2B), Jessica 2, Amanda 2, Ray 2, Joel 1, Jill 1, Shane 1, Bob 1, Dylan 1, Aimee 1.
RBIs: Alec 5, Amanda 2, Jill 2, Shane 1, Dylan 1.

Regulators 18
Punishers 12
Regulators hits: Eric 3 (2B), Bobbie 3, David 2 (2-HR), Michael 2 (HR, 2B), Brett 2 (HR), Patrick 2, Adam 1 (HR), Kristi 1, Tina 1.
RBIs: David 5, Bobbie 2, Brett 2, Patrick 1, Michael 1, Adam 1.
Punishers hits: Dan 2 (HR), Dillon 2 (3B, 2B), Garrett 2 (2B), Tamara 2, Alden 2, Andy 1 (HR), Leann 1, Brandon 1, Cassie 1.
RB Is: Dillon 4, Leann 1, Dan 1, Tamara 1, Andy 1, Laura 1.

Hot Shots 27
Havoc 15
Hot Shots hits: Tim 4 (2-HR, 2B), Wayne 4 (HR, 2-2B), Lil C 4, Tom 3 (3-2B), Roni 3, Breanna 2, John 2, Brad 1.
RBIs: Wayne 5, Tim 5, Roni 4, Tom 3, Lil C 1, Breanna 1.
Havoc hits: Jeff 3 (HR, 2B), Jeremy 3 (HR), Kassity 3 (3B, 2B), Dwayne 2, James 2, Adam 1 (HR), Michelle 1, Jennifer 1.
RBIs: Jeff 3, Adam 2, Jennifer 2, Kassity 1, Jeremy 1.

Punishers 16
Lights Out 1
Punishers hits: Alden 3 (3B), Amy 3, Brandon 2 (3B, 2B), Tamara 2, Dan 2, Garrett 2, Cassie 2, Laura 2, Dillon 1 (2B), Cindy 1.
RBIs: Garrett 3, Tamara 2, Brandon 2, Laura 2, Alden 2.
Lights Out hits: Kayla 1, Jeff 1, Pablo 1, Aaron 1.
RBIs: Teddie 1.

Hot Shots 23
Regulators 7
Hots Shots hits: Wayne 4, (HR, 2-2B), Chad 3 (2-HR), Mikel Jay 3 (HR, 2B), Tim 3, Magen 2 (2B), Courtney 2 (2B), Roni 2, Brad 1 (2B), Breanna 1, Lil C 1.
RBIs: Wayne 5, Mikel Jay 4, Chad 4, Magen 2, Roni 1, Brad 1, Courtney 1.
Regulators hits: Patrick 2 (HR, 2B), Eric 2 (HR), Bobbie 2, Brett 1 (HR), Tina 1, Carly 1.
RBIs: Patrick 3, Brett 2, Eric 1, Bobbie 1.

Mixed Nuts 18
Havoc 5
Mixed Nuts hits: Cody 4 (2-HR, 2B), Ryan 2 (GSHR, 2B), Adrian 2 (2-2B), Aaron 2 (2B), Jon 2, Jessica 2, Matt 2, Kyler 1 (HR), Ashley 2 (2B), Amanda 1, Connie 1.
RBIs: Cody 7, Ryan 4, Jon 1, Jessica 1, Matt 1.
Havoc hits: Jeremy 2 (HR), James 2, Adam 2, Kassity 1, Dwayne 1, Jennifer 1, Brandon 1.
RBIs: Jeremy 3, Jennifer 1, Brandon 1.

Wild Bunch 19
Sons of Pitches 4
Wild Bunch hits: Brian 4 (HR, 2B), Nate 3 (3-2B), Kelsey 3, Ian 3, Jason N. 2 (HR, 2B), Lynzie 2, Tisha 2, Annaliese 1.
RBIs: Brian 5, Nate 3, Kelsey 2, Ian 2, Jason N. 1, Lynzie 1, Tisha 1.
Sons of Pitches hits: Dylan 1 (3B), Jessica 1, Bob 1, Aimee 1, Nicki 1.
RBis: Bob 2, Jessica 1, Troy 1.

Photos by Donna Harris / Freelance Photographer
Top left: Bobbie Harris gets into a pitch. Top middle: Dan Lingenfelter delivers the pitch. Bottom left: Tom Register keeps his eyes on the pitch as he looks to take a cut at the ball. Middle bottom: Kathy Liske is all concentration as she tries to connect with the pitch. Bottom right: James Weaver tosses the pitch. These photos came from the Adult Kern Valley Co-ed Softball League played at Kissack Ballfield.