Compound Fractures laid claim to the Thursday League regular season championship by upending Vipers Minions, 13-5, in the city of Laguna Beach Community Services Department’s summer 16" slow pitch softball action at Riddle Field.
Compound Fractures 13, Vipers Minions 5
Compound Fractures ripped out 16 hits to snap a two-game losing skid, avenge a first-round loss to Vipers Minions and wrap up the No. 1 league seed in the upcoming postseason playoffs.
Dave Strong led the attack with two home runs and a single, and William Maniaci homered and doubled.
Hotwings 13, Red Rum 2
Lead-off hitter Aaron Talarico lined out with two home runs and three singles as Hotwings upset Red Rum and prevented them from sharing a co-championship with Compound Fractures.
Mike Zingale homered three times, and Jonathan Cohen singled four times for the winners.
Shaun MacGillivary gave up seven hits, all singles save for home runs by Allen Krist and Matthew Broderick.
Hamstrings 7, Team Hobie 2
Back-to-back home runs by Alex Carter and Vic Ferreira highlighted a five-run eighth-inning for the South Laguna Hamstrings, who won this extra-innings battle and wrap up a playoff berth on the final day of regular season play.
Carter’s homer accounted for three of the five runs. Ferreira also doubled in the first inning and hit the first of his two solo home runs in the sixth.
Jack Schawaar hit a solo home run, and Bucky Barry had an RBI single for Team Hobie.
The Accused 12, DUI Fighters 2
Trevor Lyle and Matt Ronig each singled and homered as the Accused moved to within one-half game of the league’s top spot with two games left to play.
The DUI Fighters, who had just six players, got singles from Scott Borthwick, Etipuio Lopez and Matt McCollum.
Bamboo Bar and Grill 16, Hosers 5 Defending league championship Bamboo Bar and Grill broke a three-game losing streak and kept alive its postseason playoff hopes with an easy win.
Alexander Carter and Jesse Westgaard each homered twice.
Nick Pivaroff and Kirk Rittenhouse each homered for the Hosers.
Rotary 10, Island Shade 7
Jonathan Cohen, Pedro Pulido and Steve Friedman all homered for Rotary, which won its second straight game.
Coby Naess had two home runs and three RBI for Island Shade.
Ganahl Lumber 11, Saloon 5 A 19-hit attack helped Ganahl Lumber hand the Saloon its first loss of the summer.
Mitch Kruger homered twice, Steve Dixon tripled and singled twice, and Bob Armstrong singled three times for playoff-bound Ganahl Lumber.
Saloon lead-off hitter Mike McKenzie had a home run and three singles, and Pat Toohey and Dave McCollum both homered.
Sandpiper 12, Forty Majority 1
Chris Howell gave up just five singles as Sandpiper won its fifth in a row.
Ryan Neptune drove in five runs behind a pair of home runs and Grant Harrell produced four runs with a pair of home runs.
Team Viagra 16, C-Dawgs 7
Keith Mulvaney had a home run, double and single, and Brennan Mulvaney and Nate Pivaroff both homed twice and singled, as Team Viagra knocked the C-Dawgs out of postseason contention.
Aaron Brower homered and singled and Bob Patierno singled twice for the C-Dawgs.
Knights 14, Lost Boys 10
Scott Martin went four for four with a pair of home runs and four five RBI to lead the regular season champion Knights. Mike McKenzie and Keith Mulvaney each homered and singled.
Cedric Channels and Matt Daily homered for the Lost Boys.
Mesa Verde Partners 20, Robster Craws 1
Dave Meggison delivered a grand slam, solo home run and single. Danny Lane hit three home runs and drove in five runs, as Mesa Verde Partners rolled to victory.
Bob Bonn, Sheldon Karesh and Bill Toon each homered and singled for Mesa Verde.
Angels 8, Giraffes 5
Winning pitcher Jeff Tankersley and Jason Trask each hit home runs during a five-run final at-bat for the Angels, who wiped out a two-run deficit to defeat the Giraffes.
Nick Terrio, Saia Makakaufaui Jr. and Kirk Rittenhouse all homered for the Giraffes.