SOP no Longer Looking for a Victory

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By Ray Conner
Sports Editor

Something had to give when the two teams looking for a win met in a head to head battle.

The heads up meeting between the Sons of Pitches and the KVHD squad, was the game of the week in the Kern Valley Adult Co-ed Softball League.

The two teams were hungry to break into the win column and leave their opponent alone in holding up the rest of the league.

The first five innings it looked like it was going to be all KVHD. But in the bottom of the sixth, the SOP team rallied for 13 runs to take a commanding lead. In the end it was the veteran co-ed team producing the victory over the new kids on the block 22-15.

Both teams started strong as they each scored three runs after one inning of play. The KVHD squad added four runs in their half of the second to make it 7-5 in their favor. By the end of the third the score read 8-5 for the KVHD team. Both teams were able to score some runs in the fourth to push the score to 13-7 for the KVHD squad. After five innings of action it was 15-9 for KVHD.

In the top of the sixth the KVHD team was held in check and the SOP team started their big inning. They would send 16 batters to the plate in scoring the 13 runs. They would break a tie at 15-15 after having two outs in the inning. They continued to push runs across the plate and add to their numbers. SOP would score the final seven runs with two outs in the inning. When the KVHD team came to bat in the top of the seventh they were looking at a seven run deficit. They would have no answer as they would only have one batter reach base. So for the moment, the KVHD squad is still the team searching for that first win of the year.

SOP hits: Alec Goulet 3 (GSHR, 2-HR), Michael Walker 3 (HR), Nikolaus Woods 2 (2B), Shayana Elliot 2, Niki Valchos 2, Bob Coogle 1, Ray Diaz Jr. 1, Carissa Kuhnert 1. RBIs-Goulet 6, Walker 4, Elliot 2, Coogle 1, Lindy Donoho 1, Keeley Maricich 1, Woods 1.

KVHD hits: Adam Perfect 4 (3-2B), Brian Allen 3 (HR, 2-2B), Tom Webb 3, Jill Putman 3, Amy Smith 2, Savannah Bonham 1, Lisa Wyly 1. RBIs-Webb 3, Putman 3, Smith 2, Perfect 1, Bob Easterday 1, Wyly 1, Allen 1.
In other action
Freedom 6
Big Kahunas 5

In extra innings the Freedom squad eked past the Big Kahunas.
Freedom hits: Kassity Plante 2, Kyler Robinson 2, David Harris 1 (2B), Beau Devin 1, Zach Harris 1, Megan Dusing 1, Bobbie Harris 1, Alden Ross 1, Adam Peters 1. RBIs-David Harris 2, Plante 2, Dusing 1, Alden Ross 1,

Big Kahunas hits: Just Speakman 3 (2-2B), Jacqueline Phillips 3, Chadrick Kirby 2 (2B), Brenna Acosta 2, Skyler Hug 1, Jeff Big Tuna 1, Joydyn June 1, Pablo Anzaldo 1, Evan June 1. RBIs-Phillips 2, Tuna 1, C. Kirby 1.
American Made 19
Little Rusty 3

American Made hits: Verreras 5 (2B), Barton 4, Stevenson 4, Adam Mercier 3 (HR), Gregg 3, A. Murillo 3, Hevia 2 (HR), T. Anzaldo 2 (2B), Osorio 1, Anderson 1, Moto-Garza 1. RBIs-Hevia 5, Verreras 3, Mercier 3, Gregg 2, Osorio 1, T. Anzaldo 1.

Little Rusty hits: Muncy 2, Sheridan Muth 1 (2B), Larsen 1 (2B), Faith Oetting 1, Damion Lee 1, Swiggin 1, Scott Ferris 1. RBIs-Swiggin 2, Lee 1.
Hot Shots 17
Punishers 11

Hot Shots hits: Brad Heinmen 4 (HR, 2B), Lesh 3 (2-HR), Russell 3 (2B), Coffman 2 (HR), Jay 2, Ritchison 2, Gutierrez 1, Allison Borthic 1. RBIs-Lesh 5, Heinmen 3, Coffman 2, Gutierrez 1, Russell 1, Ritchison 1.

Punishers hits: B. Lisje 3, Dillion Link 2 (GSHR, HR), Tamra Eastes 2, A. Elliott 2, Alyson Bangert 2, C. Elliott 1, K. Liske 1, Ege 1, Laura Smith 1, Garrett Creech 1, Paul 1, Veronica Lewis 1. RBIs-Link 6, B. Liske 1, A. Elliott 1, Bangert 1, Paul 1.
American Made 14
SOP 4

American Made hits: Michael Hevia 3 (HR, 3B), Adrian Murillo 3 (HR, 2B), Amanda Gregg 3, Adam Verreras 2 (2B), Marci South Refuerzo 1, Partick Osorio 1, Katrina Murillo 1, Angel Anderson 1, Reyna Moto-Garza 1, Adam Mercier 1. RBIs-Hevia 4, A. Murillo 4, Gregg 2, Refuerzo 1.

SOP hits: Corbin Marcich 3 (HR), Goulet 2 (2-2B), Diaz Jr. 2 (2B), Corrin Hayes 1, Donoho 1, Valchos 1. RBIs-Marcich 1, Goulet 1, Diaz Jr. 1, Valchos 1.
Hot Shots 18
Little Rusty 2

Hot Shots hits: Wayne Coffman 3 (HR), Lexi LaFarga 3 (2B), Cheyanne Click 3, Mikel Jay 2, Ronnie Gutierrez 2, Shane Russell 2, James Lesh 2, Tom Register 1, Brienna Register 1, Aaron LaFarga 1, Blake Heinmen 1, Teri Ritchison 1. RBIs-Coffman 4, Lesh 3, Jay 2, Russell 2, L. LaFarga 2, B. Rester 1, A. LaFarga 1, Heinmen 1.

Little Rusty hits: Alex Swiggin 1 (2B), Davin Lee 1, Braydem Larsen 1, Brandon Muncy 1. RBIs-Larsen 1, Alison Simerdia 1.
American Made 20
Punishers 5

American Made hits: Verreras 3 (2B), Amanda Stevenson 3, Hevia 3, Eric Barton 3, Derek Ross 3, A. Murillo 2 (2-GSHR), Jorge Anzaldo 2 (2B), Osorio 2, K. Murillo 2, Teddie Anzaldo 2, Moto-Garza 2, Gregg 1, Tammy Stewart 1. RBIs-A. Murillo 8, Hevia 2, Osorio 2, Barton 2, Verreras 1, Stevenson 1, J. Anzaldo 1.

Punishers hits: Andy Elliott 2 (HR), James Paul 2, Brett Ege 2, Brian Liske 1, Kathy Liske 1, Cassie Elliott 1, Kendra Smith 1. RBIS-Ege 2, C. Elliott 1, A. Elliott 1.
Freedom 7
Wild Bunch 4

Freedom hits: Stephen Corcoran 2 (HR, 2B), Aryan Meyers 2 (2B), Dusing 2, Aldem Ross 1 (HR), David Harris 1, (HR), Jeremy Devon 1, Bobbie Harris 1, Zach Harris 1. RBIs-David Harris 2, Alden Ross 2, Corcoran 1.

Wild Bunch hits: Charles Stewart 2, Kelsey Brewer 1 (2B), Ian Newfield 1, Steve Luker 1, Kevin Kline 1, Lori Jordan 1, Jason Neideriter 1, Latasha Quinn 1. RBIs-Brewer 2, Stewart 1, Newfield 1.