Punishers control Wild Bunch in the end

Photo by Donna Harris / Freelance Photographer; Bob Coogle of the Sons of Pitches squad begins his delivery of the pitch in a coed softball game at Linda Kissack Ballfield.

By Ray Conner
Sports Editor

The Kern Valley Co-ed Softball League is beginning to heat up like the weather.

Playing in the heat of summer, the hottest game of the week belonged to the Punishers and the Wild Bunch. The two teams battled right to the end. The final score saw the Punishers escape with the 21-17 victory in the Game-of-the Week.

The Punishers got the ball rolling as they opened the game by scoring three times. The Wild Bunch answered with four runs in their half of the first to make it 4-3. The Punishers scored four of their own in their next at bats to retake the lead.

Batting around in the second, the Wild Bunch took back the lead with a seven-run inning. After two innings, the score sat at 11-7 for the Wild Bunch.

The Punishers got two more back to cut the lead in half to make it 11-9 after three. Neither team scored in the fourth as they took a break offensively. In the fifth, the Punishers scored five times to grab back the lead at 14-11 after five full innings.

In the sixth, they added five more runs to put the game at 19-11.

After the Wild Bunch scored twice in the bottom of the sixth, the two teams went to the seventh with the Punishers holding a 19-13 cushion.

They scored a pair of insurance runs in the top of the seventh as they took the 21-13 lead. The Wild Bunch in their final at bats tried to rally as they scored four times to make it 21-17. They had runners on base with two outs, but a pop up ended the threat and the game giving the Punishers the victory.

Punishers hits: James 5, Dylan 3 (HR), Cassie 3, Alden 2 (HR), Dillon 2 (2B), Laura 2 (2B), Amy 2, Kathy 2, Leanne 1, Dan 1, Heather 1, Garrett 1, Cindy 1, Tamira 1, Sean 1, Brandon 1.
RBIs:Alden 4, Laura 3, Dylan 3, James 2, Dillon 2, Heather 1, Garrett 1, Tamira 1.
Wild Bunch hits: Jason N. 4, Ian 3 (HR), Brian 3, Steve 3, Kelsey 2 (2B), Tisha 2 (2B), Annaliese 2, Alex 1 (3B).
RBIs: Ian 4, Brian 3, Steve 3, Tisha 2, Jason N. 1, Kelsey 1, Annaliese 1.

Photo by Donna Harris / Freelance Photographer; Amanda of the Sons of Pitches is all concentration as she tries to put the bat on the ball in a recent co-ed softball game.

In other action:
Mixed Nuts 17
Regulators 1
Mixed Nuts hits: Matt 3 (2-HR), Jon 2 (2-2B), Teri 2, Jessica 1, Ashley 1, Amanda 1, Ryan 1, Kyler 1, Dana 1, Aaron 1.
RBIs: Matt 5, Dana 3, Jon 2, Ryan 1, Teri 1, Kyler 1.
Regulators hits: Brett 1 (3B), Eric 1 (2B), Rachael 1.
RBIs: Brett 1.

Sons of Pitches 12
Havoc 6
Sons of Pitches hits: Jessica 4, Ray 2, Shane 1 (2B), Troy 1 (2B), Amanda 1, Alec 1, Annie 1, Dylan 1, Corrin 1, Bob 1, Joel 1.
RBIs: Corrin 2, Jessica 1, Shane 1, Alec 1, Annie 1, Dylan 1, Bob 1.
Havoc hits: Matt Sto. 3 (2-HR), Jeremy 3 (2B), Cassidy 1, Michelle 1, Adam 1, Ashley 1, James 1.
RBIs: Matt Sto. 4, Adam 1.

Regulators 14
Lights Out 6
Regulators hits: Brett 3 (HR), Amanda 3, Eric 2 (2B), Adam 2, Tina 1, Mark 1, Rachael 1, Michael 1.
RBIs: Brett 4, Adam 4, Amanda 1, Bobbie 1, David 1, Michael 1.
Lights Out hits: Jorge 2 (HR, 3B), Joe 2 (HR, 2B), Helen 2, Ramon 2, Jocelyn 2, Skylar 1 (3B), Teddie 1, Aaron 1, Chad 1.
RBIs: Aaron 1, Jorge 1, Joe 1, Kyle 1, Skylar 1.

Hot Shots 21
Punishers 6
Hot Shots hits: Tim 3 (GSHR, 2-2B), Wayne 3 (HR, 2-2B), Tom 3, Brad 2 (2B), Magen 2, Roni 2, Breanna 1 (2B), John 1, Dolly 1.
RBIs: Tim 4, Wayne 4, Tom 3, Roni 2, John 2, Brad 1.
Punishers hits: Dillon 2 (HR, 2 B), Dan 1 (HR), Garrett 1 (2B), Brandon 1, Alden 1, Heather 1, Dylan 1.
RBIs: Dan 2, Dillon 1, Alden 1, Dylan 1.

Hot Shots 21
Mixed Nuts 14
Hot Shots hits: Wayne 3 (HR, 2-2B), MJ 3 (2B), Tim 2 (HR, 2B), Chad 2 (HR), Magen 2 (2B), Roni 2, Cecily 1, Breanna 1, John 1, Brad 1, Courtney 1.
RBIs: MJ 4, Tim 4, Wayne 2, Cecily 2, Brad 2, Magen 1, Chad 1, Breanna 1, Courtney 1.
Mixed Nuts hits: Ryan 4 (HR), Jon 4 (2B), Adrian 3 (HR, 2B), Aaron 3 (3B), Kyler 3 (2B), Jessica 1, Matt 1, Lisa 1, Debbie 1.
RBIs: Adrian 5, Ryan 5, Ashley 1, Kyler 1.

Wild Bunch 13
Havoc 4
Wild Bunch hits: Charles 4 (2B), Kelsey 2, Nate 2, Jason L. 1 (2B), Ian 1, Lynzie 1, Steve 1, Jason N. 1, Patty 1.
RBIs: Nate 3, Jason L. 2, Charles 1, Annaliese 1, Ian 1, Bree 1.
Havoc hits: Adam 3 (HR), Dwayne 2 (HR), Kassity 2, Michelle 2, Jayson 1.
RBIs: Dwayne 1, Adam 1, Brandon 1.

Lights Out 21
Sons of Pitches 5
Lights Out hits: Jeff 4, Joe 3 (GSHR), Teddie 3, Kendra 3, Jorge 2 (GSHR, 2B), Reyna 1, Evelyn 1, Anthony 1, Aaron 1.
RBIs: Joe 7, Jorge 5, Anthony 2, Jeff 1, Teddie 1, Kendra 1, Skylar 1, Ramon 1, Aaron 1.
Sons of Pitches hits: Alec 3 (HR), Jessica 2 (2B), Amanda 1, Ray 1, Dainon 1, Troy 1.
RBIs: Alec 4, Dainon 1.

Co-ed softball games are played Monday through Friday at Linda Kissack Ballfield.

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