DUI Fighters and Rotary have reached the finals of the Monday League postseason tournament in the city of Laguna Bach Community Services Department’s Summer 16" Slow Pitch Softball League.
DUI Fighters 6, Rotary 5
A three-run comeback in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted DUI Fighters past Rotary.
Dave Stallone had the big hit in the inning, a three-run single, that allowed DUI Fighters to increase their win streak to four games.
Sean Bill hit a two-run home run in the first inning, Stallone doubled in the frame, and lead-off hitter Mica Brown finished with two singles.
A three-run home run by Mark Maurer in the top of the fourth inning pushed Rotary into a 5-3 lead.
Troy Medley had two singles as Rotary’s leadoff hitter.
Rotary 10, Accused 6
Bob Bonn and Steve Friedman hit home runs and Pedro Pulido singled three times as Rotary stayed alive in the tournament by eliminating the Accused.
Cedric Channels and Matt Romig each hit a two-run home run for the Accused.
In Tuesday League action:
There will be a new league champion as a result of defending and regular season champion, the Saloon, was eliminated following losses to Sandpiper and Team Viagra.
Sandpiper 14, Saloon 9 Scott Borthwick blasted a pair of three-run home runs and drew two walks, Ryan Neptune hit two solo homers, Brett Nelson had a three-run home run and single and Grant Harrell hit a two-run homer and also singled, as Sandpiper used the long ball to hand the Saloon its first postseason defeat.
Chris Raub added three singles to the Sandpiper cause.
Leading the Saloon on offense was Michael McKenzie and Scott Martin, who each had a home run and single, and Micah Stovall and Pat Toohey each singled twice.
Team Viagra 25, Saloon 14
Team Viagra’s bats were ablaze as a 29-hit attack doomed the Saloon. Leading the charge was Nate Pivaroff whose five-hit performance featured four home runs and a single that led to nine RBI, Keith Mulvaney who also belted out five hits with two homers, a double and two singles, and Dave Mulvaney who delivered four successive singles.
For the Saloon, Michael McKenzie belted three solo home runs, Andrew Smith and Micah Stovall each had two home runs and a single, and Scott Martin had a two-run homer and singled twice.