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i i i Both games of the night end with decisive victories BY PATTI ENGEL FOR THE ISLANDER On a windy evening, Catalina Co-Ed Softball league play drew to a close. The first game between Bravo's Landscaping and Virgie's Snack Bar was all about who would take momen- tum into the tournament. Bravo's Landscaping had one of their best first inning efforts all season. An error opened the game, followed by two outs. Then Shawn Hall hit a dou- ble, followed by three singles, then the three run bomb from Anthony Hernandez. A total of six came home. Virgie's Snack Bars' Allan Vega continued with his hot bat, opening the inning with a home run. A walk and a single converted the second run of the inning. In the sec- ond inning Bravo's Landscaping turned an error into a run. IN the third inning, J D Laflin col- lected an RBI on his solo home run for Bravo's Landscaping. In the fourth, Bravo's Landscapings' Tyler Engel opened with a dou- ble, followed by a single, then the second home run of the night for Anthony Hernandez. Three came home. Virgie's Snack Bar got back on the board in the bot- tom half of the inning. Doubles from Allan Vega and Gilbert Hernandez were followed by two base hits to score three. In the fifth, and what proved to be final inning, Bravo's Landscaping ral- lied again. A walk, two errors and four base hits brought home six more. Virgie's Snack Bar got their last at bat. Billy Boyd started things off with a home run. That proved to be the only run of the inning. Game ended with the score Virgie's Snack Bar 6, Bravo's Landscaping 17. For Virgie's Snack Bar, Allan Vega, Curtis Hall and Billy Boyd were two for two. Gilbert Hernandez and Valeria Medina each had one hit. For Bravo's Landscaping, Tyler Engel was three for three. Shawn Hall, Daniel Paradisi, Anthony Hernandez and Cindy Morris all contributed two hits. J. D. Laflin and Norris McDonald had one hit. Second game determines champion The second game between Coyote Joe's and Straight Up Builders had the league champi- onship on the line. Coyote Joe's went quietly in the first. Straight Up Builders started hot with a walk, back to back doubles from Josh Flynn and Justin Hernandez, followed by an error, then the 2 run homerun from Robert Ozark. A total of five crossed the plate. Defense ruled the next inning and a half. IN the bottom of the third, Straight Up Builder's bats Flynn, Justin Hernandez, Ryan woke up, with a triple from Ryan Hinkley, Robert Ozark, Bart Hlnkley, a double from Bart Glass, Scotty Rohlfsen, Mirta Glass, and a two run home run Mora and Aurora Felix all col- from Mike Fekete. All totaled, lected one hit. six runners c~tme home. In the top of the fifth, Coyote Final League Standings Joe's got on the board. Jose Straight Up Builders--6-3 Gamboa started with a solo Coyote Joe's--4-4-1 home run. A base hit, then the Virgie's Snack Bar--4-5 two run homerun from Juan Bravo's Landscaping--3-5-1 Cisneros. With two runners on, Sandy Gutierrez caught the pop Top Bailers up behind the plate to record Allan Vegas.760 Batting the third out. Coyote Joe's had Champion one more shot in the sixth, but Josh Flynn--.706 couldn't get any offense going. Curtis Ha11--.696 The game ended with the J D Laflin--.696 score Coyote Joe's 3, Straight Up Tyler Engel--.667 Builders 11. Jose Cuevas--.652 Congratulations Straight Up Ryan Hinkley--.647 Builders on winning the League Matilda Martinez---.348 Championship! Batting Champion For Coyote Joe's, Jose Rachel McCormick--.227 Gamboa, Chuy Sillas and Juan Valeria Medina--.314 Cisneros each had one hit. For Daniel Paradisi--.632 Straight Up Builders, Mike Brian Wooten--.625 Fekete was two for two. 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