Vipers Minions took the lead in the Tuesday League standings of the city of Laguna Beach Community Services Department’s fall 16" slow pitch softball league by defeating the C-Dawgs.
An 11-7 victory moved Vipers Minions a half game ahead of Royal Hawaiian and Team Hobie in the standings.
Kai Bond and Aidan Leedom hit home runs, lead-off hitter Matt Marconi doubled and singled.
C-Dawgs lead-off hitter Eric Simmons connected for three singles.
In other Tuesday League action:
Royal Hawaiian 3, Team Hobie 2
In a rare, low-scoring game, Royal Hawaiian wiped out a 2-1 deficit and in the process knocked Team Hobie out of first place.
Team Hobie held a 2-1 lead heading into the final inning but Royal Hawaiian used a single and three consecutive walks to bring in the tying and winning runs.
Royal Hawaiian managed just five hits by five different players, four of which were singles. Scott Martin had the only extra-base hit, a home run.
Brian Hendon hit a solo home run and singled twice, and Mike Roberts had a pair of singles.
In earlier Tuesday League action:
Royal Hawaiian 10, Vipers Minions 3
Previously winless Royal Hawaiian used a 16-hit attack to hand Vipers Minions its first loss in fall season play.
Michael MacKenzie and Ryan Neptune each recorded a pair of home runs and single, and Nate Pivaroff homered and singled twice.
Aidan Leedom hit a home run for Vipers Minions.
Team Hobie 7, Ganahl Lumber 5
Team Hobie was outhit by Ganahl Lumber but still managed the win.
Bob Bonn had a solo home run and single.
In Wednesday League action:
Compound Fractures 5, Hamstrings 1
The win over the South Laguna Hamstrings pushed Compound Fractures into a 1 1/2 game lead over the Angels with just one regular season game remaining.
William Maniaci threw a six-hitter, limiting the Hamstrings offense to only singles.
David Strong and Steve Hurst hit solo home runs for Compound Fractures.
Angels 12, Giraffes 7
Marco Johnson and Chad Cunningham each delivered a three-run home run as the Angels remained in chase for the title.
Ryan Corbett had a two-run home run and singled, and winning pitcher Jeff Tankersley hit a solo home run to go along with three walks.
In earlier Wednesday League action:
Hamstrings 12, Hotwings 10
Jay Twitty hit two home runs, Mark Christy had a two-run home run and also singled twice.
B.J. Jameson had three singles for the Hotwings.