The Saloon stayed perfect in Tuesday League play by scoring a 14-8 victory over the C-Dawgs in the city of Laguna Beach Community Services Department’s summer 16" slow pitch softball league action.
The Saloon, which won last year’s summer title under the team name, “Used Cars,” won the game behind nine home runs. The C-Dawgs hit just one home run.
The teams each pounded out 16 hits.
Saloon lead-off hitter Michael McKenzie delivered four home runs to account for seven runs. Scott Martin also hit four home runs and added a single. Dave McCollum hit the other Saloon homer to go along with a pair of singles.
Aaron Brower hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning for the C-Dawgs.
In other Tuesday League action:
Sandpiper 14, Ganahl Lumber 12
Sandpiper, last year’s runner-up, stayed in title contention by winning its fourth game in a row.
Sandpiper trailed, 10-9, but scored five runs in the seventh inning to take the lead for good. The rally was highlighted by consecutive home runs by Scott Borthwick, Tyler Waidley and Brett Nelson after Ryan Neptune and Grant Harrell each singled.
Waidley added a second homer and also singled twice and Harrell homered twice.
In Wednesday League action:
Knights 7, Mesa Verde Partners 7
The previously unbeaten and defending champion Knights rallied from a four-run deficit to earn a tie against perennial champion Mesa Verde Partners.
The Knights trailed, 7-3 through four innings but came up with a four-run fifth, to tie the score. The comeback began with a Roy Atkins Jr. single followed by back-to-back home runs by Michael McKenzie and Keith Mulvaney. Teo Moore hit a solo home run to bring the Knights even at 7-7.
Angels 10, Lost Boys 6
Jeff Tankersley threw a six-hitter as the Angels wrapped up third-place against a Lost Boys club also headed to the postseason tournament.
Of those six hits, Jake Shmett and Kurt Blanton homered for the Lost Boys.
Giraffes 18, Robster Craws 7
The Giraffes came up with 20 hits to avenge a first-round loss to the Robster Claws.
Jason Oliver led the hitting spree with a five-for-five performance that included four solo home runs. Saig Makakaufaui Jr. had two home runs, a double and single and Nick Terrio homered twice and singled.
In Thursday League action:
With just one week remaining in regular season play, Compound Fractures, Red Rum and Vipers Minions already have wrapped up postseason playoff berths.
Red Rum 10, Vipers Minions 6
A six-run fifth inning lifted Red Rum to its fourth win in five outings as Vipers Minions dropped it second-straight game.
Andrew Broderick hit a three-run home run and Allen Krist a two-run homer, to highlight the fifth inning rally.
Broderick also doubled and singled and Josh Fara doubled and singled three times.
Team Hobie 13, Compound Fractures 0
Team Hobie remained in playoff contention by handing Compound Fractures its second-straight loss in a game halted after five innings.
Richard Collins hit a three-run home run and singled and Jake Schwaar and Bucky Barry each doubled and singled for Team Hobie.
South Laguna Hamstrings 13, Hotwings 10
A sixth-run third inning was followed by a five-run fifth, as the Hamstrings opened up a 13-10 lead on the Hotwings and then held on to claim its second-straight win.