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Vipers Minions win

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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.



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