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I wlnnin BY PATTI ENGEL Friday night softball continues to showcase great games between the teams. The first game of the night was between Catalina Express and Bravo's Landscaping. Catalina Express got off to a quick start with the two-run homer from Josh Fl, ynn, followed by two base hits, then the three run shot from Joey Hall. Four base hits later another run came home before the third out was recorded. Bravo's Landscaping left a run- ner stranded in the bottom half of the inning. Two more runs followed for Catalina Express in the second. Bravo's Landscaping got on the board with two runs in the bot- tom of the second. In the third, the great timed jump from Marco Gallegos at third robbed Tomas Moreno of abase hit. Jose Cuevas followed with his defensive dazzle in left to keep Chuy Sillas off the bags. Bravo's Landscaping fed off their defensive momentum and put together four base hits, a walk and an error to score five and make it a game. Justin Hernandez hit a solo home run for Catalina Express in the fourth. Heads up play from Gilberto Gamboa at second caught Josh Flynn trying to score on the fielder's choice to get the third out. Bravo's Landscaping _had two quick outs, then Tina Kennedy showed up and brought Bob and the team good luck. Bob's double brought home two of the five runs scored and gave Bravo's Landscaping the lead. In the fifth Richard Hernandez boogied around the bases for his three run inside the park homer. Added to the previous two that came home,Bravo's Landscaping scored another five runs. Justin Hernandez hit a second home run of the night, this time with a man on board. Defense played the game for 209 East Whittley Ave, " Avalon, CA 90704 Lega! Duplex with Conditional-Use Permit, Allowing Vacation Rental Of Top Unit! 100% Tmn4 mmlyl $1,880,000 Designed in 1928 by Hans Wallner, 209 E. Whittley's previous use was religious, for generations. Today it is two units, beautifully-renovated for the best in island living. Lower unit is residential, ground floor unit with one bedroom & spa-like bath featuring sunken, jet tub. Top unit was the congregation space, now a spectacular great room with endless i possibililies. Features generous Pacific Ocean view palio, charming claw foot tub, refinished fir wood flooring, skylight & tear access to new A total of 2,801 square feet per tax r ec, ords. the next two half innings. Bottom of seven, and Bravo's Landscaping scored another three. Catalina Express sent up and sat down three in the top of the eighth. Bravo's Landscaping kept the offensive ball rolling, with two doubles, a walk, an error and three base hits for six runs when time was called. The game ended with the , score Catalina ExPress 11, Bravo's Landscaping 26. For Catalina Express, Justin Hernandez and Josh Flynn were both 4-4. Eddie Hall had three hits, while Adam Nelson and Robby McCormick collected two hits.~ Chuy Sillas, Joey Hall, Bart Glass and Johnny Cruz contrib- uted one hit. For Bravo's Landscaping, Jose Cuevas was 4-4 with two walks. Roberto Cisneros, Bob Kennedy and Marco Gallegos also collected four hits. Rich Hernandez had three hits, while Robert Reyes and Joe Hernandez collected two hits. With one hit each were Kenny Engel, Nathan Macktal and Gilberto Gamboa. Second game ends in tie The second game of the night was a thrilling contest between Straight Up Builders and Glenmore Hotel. Straight Up Builders took advantage of two errors and two base hits to score three in the first. Glenmore Hotel returned the favor, using two errors, a base hit and a 3 run homerun from Michael Rodriguez to have four runs cross the plate. The lead returned to Straight Up Builders with their two runs in the second. Dehler Amoroso went airborne in the third to rob Juan De La Cruz of the base hit. Despite that, Straight Up Builders added one more run to their lead. No more scoring happened until , ~' ~,,o Glenmore Hotel had a run come home in the bottom of the fifth, followedby Scan Amoroso's 3 run homerun tO collect a total of four runs and regain the lead. Straight Up Builders kept it close with another run in the sixth. In the seventh, Straight Up Builders got busy with four base hits, a double, a walk and a sacri- fice fly to score six and regain the lead. An opening error in the bot- tom of the inning gave Glenmore Hotel a runner. A base hit, another error and a sacrifice fly got the run home. With time expired, Glenmore Hotel got to finish the inning, and they finished strong, with another four runs coming home, two off the second homerun from Michael Rodriguez to tie the game. A ground ball to the pitcher ended the game with a tie, Straight Up Builders 13, Glenmore Hotel 13. For Straight Up Builders, J.D. Laflin collected three hits. Isaac Felix and Allan Vega had two hits, while Larry Hernandez, Beto Martin, Mario Jimenez Sr. and Mario Chavez all contributed one hit. For Glenmore Hotel, Michael Rodriguez was 3-3 with two home runs. Sean Amoroso, Garrett Amoroso and Santiago Martinez collected two hits. With one hit each were Mario Jimenez, Jr., Phil Lopez and Jim Amoroso. Schedule for Friday, July 13 6 p.m.-- Glenmore Hotel ver- sus Catalina Express 7:45 p.m.--StraightUp Builders vs. Bravo's Landscaping Standings Bravo's Latidscaping--3-0 Glenmore Hotel--l-l-I Catalina Express--l-2 Straight Up Builders--0-2-1 Top Batters Justin Hernandez--.846 Garrett Amoroso--.727 Josh Flynn--.692 Marco Gallegos--.643 Jim Amoroso--.600 Eddie Hall--.600 Adam Nelson--.583 Bob Kennedy--.545 Michael Rodriguez--.545 Rich Hernandez--.533 Sharks From page 7 one shark attack per year." As the Islander reported in May, from 1916 to 2011, great whites were identified as the attackers in 78 incidents in United States wa- ters, nine of them fatal. Most of the attacks occurred off the Oregon and California coasts. According to the International Shark Attack File article "Shark attacks in perspective," bees, wasps and snakes kill more people annually than sharks. The ISAF is now maintained by the Florida Museum of Natural History. "In the United States deaths oc- cur up to 30 more times from light- ning strikes per year, than from shark attacks per year," wrote Bur- gess, G.H., for the ISAE "For most people, any shark-human interac- tion is likely to occur while swim- ming or surfing in nearshore wa- ters. From a statistical standpoint the chances of dying in this area are markedly higher from many other causes (such as drowning and car- diac arrest) than from shark attack. Many more people are injured and killed on land while driving to and from the beach than by sharks in the water. Shark attack trauma is also less common than such beach- related injuries as spinal damage, dehydration, jellyfish and stingray stings and sunburn. Indeed, many more sutures are expended on sea- shell lacerations of the feet than on shark bites !" Stingray attacks are much more common than shark attacks. Seal Beach Lifeguards treated 27 stingray injuries the week ending Thursday, July 5. About one third of stingray injuries reported each year in the United States occur in Seal Beach. a ! Friday, July 13, 2012 " THE CATAUNA ISLANDER