The 2012 Town Hall Softball champion team, Ajax, Front row (from left) Maria Loutzenhiser, Janey Espinoza, Kirsten Torrez, Dazja Marcus, Back row (from left) Charlie Clayton, Drew Marcus, Art Torrez, Cody Brower, Raymond Marcus, Kim Marcus, and jim Zimmerman. Team members not shown are Robert and Michelle Brower, Freddie and Kyra Espinoza, and Mallory Marcus. Photo by Careena Chase.

Ajax upset regular season champions and defending champs, Creekstone Inn, to win the Town Hall Adult Softball championship.


In a tight, 14-10 victory in the final game of the series, Ajax again claims the championship — its sixth trophy since 2006. Creekstone ended the Ajax run of five consecutive softball championship last year, but couldn’t start a streak of its own.

Ajax was thrilled to upset The Creekstone Inn Keepers to win the Softball Championship on Thursday night at Idyllwild School. Photo by Careena Chase.

Hitting superlatively, Jenny Espinosa

Ajax secondbaseman, Janey Espinosa, had several key hits during the Championship game Thursday. Behind is Creekstone fan, Robert Priefer.

drove in the first run of the game in the top of the first inning. She continued to scorch the ball throughout the game.


Ajax jumped to an early five-run lead. But Creekstone Inn started chipping away at the lead immediately. Josh White drove in a run with a deep sacrifice fly as Creekstone scored two runs in the bottom of the first.

An Ajax scoring situation was lost when Brennan Priefer turned a double play in the top of the second. And Creekstone stranded another runner on third in their half of the inning.

Creekstone Inn shortstop, Brennan Priefer, throws out another Ajax hitter during Thursdays championship game.

But the third innings, Creekstone captured the lead with five runs in the bottom of the third. The key hit was White’s three-run homerun.

Ajax, behind Raymond Marcus’s two-run homer in the top of the fourth tied the score at 7 runs each.

Creekstone re-took the lead in its half of the fourth with one run. Again in the top of the next inning, Ajax reclaimed the lead for good with four runs. When the fifth inning ended, Ajax still had the lead 11-10.

Creekstone Inn pitcher, Jeff Sherman, tags out Ajax runner, Janey Espinoza in the seventh inning of Thursdays championship game.

They scored two in the sixth with Art Torrez’s homerun and another in the top of the seventh while holding Creekstone scoreless in both innings to claim the championship, two games to one.

Ajax thirdbaseman, Art Torrez, had a two-run homerun in the sixth inning of the Town Hall championship game.

Creekstone had won the first game of the series and Ajax won the second to setup Thursday night’s season ending championship game.

The Creekstone Inn Keepers took second place in the Adult Softball Championship. Team members with some of their children are (bottom row from left) Michael Stroud, Ethan Teeguarden, Alia Teeguarden, Katelyn Sonnier, Dawn Sonnier, Emily White, Abby White, Seth White, Joel White (behind Abby), and Payton Priefer. Middle row, Rachel Teeguarden, Kelly Cochrane, Josh White, Brennan Priefer, and Jessica Priefer. Back row, Jeremy Teeguarden, John Miller, Chris Cochrane, Jeff Sherman, and Jason Sonnier. Photo by Careena Chase.