Jeremy Teeguarden reported on Town Hall Adult Coed Softball standings for the week of Aug. 8.
Last week’s softball games were an example of why this has been one of the most competitive softball seasons in recent memory. Any team can win on any given day, which has made it a great season thus far.
On Tuesday, Ajax took on the Idyllwild Tea Cubs. Robert Brower helped Ajax to an early lead when he scored the first of his three runs in the first inning. Anthony Negrete hit a home run for the T-Cubs but it wasn’t enough as Ajax won 14-4.
Wednesday’s game between Forest Lumber and Creekstone Inn started a string of well-played, tight games. Forest Lumber’s Marty Prevosto pitched well despite surrendering a home run to Creekstone’s Josh White. On offense, Prevosto scored two runs, which aided Forest Lumber with a big win 6-4 over first-place Creekstone.
On Thursday, Pacific Slope played twice. In the first game against Café Aroma, Slope’s Justin Lehr had a couple big hits and scored a run. Café Aroma’s Julie Fogle and Cliff Anderson hit well, too. With the game tied in the bottom of the seventh inning, Aroma’s Danielle Baraty got a nice hit and came around to score the winning run in a Café Aroma 8-7 victory.
In its second game of the evening, Pacific Slope took on the Idyllwild Tea Cubs. Pacific Slope bounced back from the earlier loss as Amy Righetti and Tanya Wampler hit great. Robin Lehman, Tara Strunk and Julie Phillips all hit well for the T-Cubs, but Pacific Slope won 16-6.
Friday’s game capped off a great week of softball. Forest Lumber, fresh off their win against Creekstone Inn, faced Ajax. Michelle Brower had four hits and scored three times for Ajax. The game went back and forth. Jeremy Potter scored three big runs to help Forest Lumber and Brian McWilliams came in to score the winning run as Forest Lumber clinched a playoff spot with another big win 16-15.
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The playoffs begin Thursday, Aug. 18, while the top four teams will be playing in the playoffs, due to games Tuesday the actuall seeds have not been determined.
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