Softball: Kut-Rite earns split
Jamie Raymond and Greg Bastek banged out three hits apiece to spark Kut-Rite Hair Shop to a 13-4 victory over The Meeting Place Restaurant in the opener of their Valley Independent Softball League doubleheader.
Kut-Rite trailed 1-0 after one inning but went ahead 2-1 in the second. It led 4-1 after four, before adding nine more over the final three frames to wrap up the win.
With Raymond and Bastek leading the way, Kut-Rite also got two hits each from Mark Maas and Keith Maynard.
Best for Meeting Place were Ed Leggo and John DeCarlo with a pair of base hits apiece.
Pete Silva, who excelled defensively, earned the pitching win over Fred Davila.
Defense dominated the nightcap, in which Meeting Place earned a split with a 7-3 win.
The left side of the Meeting Place outfield, Anson Mero and Travis Edmonds, turned in some excellent fielding plays to help Davila earn the mound win.
Juan Maldonado, Jose Rodriguez, Paul Kirby and DeCarlo notched two hits each for the victors.
Nick Lifrieri went 3-for-3 while Paul Raymond and Carlos Dias managed a pair of hits for Kut-Rite. Mike Conlan at shortstop and Silva on the mound stood out defensively.
Bar 140 had the hitting shoes on, as it toppled Porky’s Cafe/Mutiny, 12-0 and 17-5.
Tom Ballaro and Craig Chapman led the assault in the opener with three hits apiece. Steve Daddio, who totaled four RBIs, Ryan Doughan and Mike Davee contributed a pair of hits each.
Led by left fielder Ken Manzari and Ballaro at shortstop, Bar 140’s defense played an errorless game in support of winning pitcher Mike Osiecki’s three-hit pitching.
An 11-run third inning highlighted the nightcap win.
Bar 140 took a 3-0 lead in the first but fell behind 4-3 after two. It then sent 16 batters to the plate as it erupted for a game-deciding explosion in the third.
Manzari, Daddio, Ballaro and Davee led the way with two base hits each. Tony Pettinella and Anthony Savo had a like number for Porky’s/Mutiny.
Brett Chapman stood out defensively at second base.