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Local softball players prepare to entertain fans during another ballgame last -~'j Friday evening. Photos by Jennifer Leonhardi Last week'sSoftball games weren't even close. Bravo's Land- scaping and Straight Up B ilders Overwhelmed their opponents Fri- day, July 20. Bravo's made 23 and Straight Up made 33. The two los- ing teams each scored seven runs. Friday nights are getting wann- er, and the offense on the diamond is heating up too. Bravo's Land- scaping took on Glenmore Hotel in the first game of the Friday, July 20. Bravo's Landscaping received five walks and a base hit to score five in the first. Jorge Hernandez collected the first two runs for Glenmore Hotel off his home run. Three errors and two more base hits had Glenmore Hotel even af- ter one. In the second a walk, two doubles and a two RBI homerun from Weston Leonhardi gave Bra- vo's Landscaping four more runs. In the third Bravo's Landscaping put up two more runs. Glenmore Hotel had back to back home runs from the Amoroso brothers, Gar- .rett and Scan, for their two runs of the inning. Robert Reyes made the catch in left center and showed off his arm catching the runner at first before he could get back to the bag for the double play. Bravo's Land- s.caping kept the pressure on, with another three runs in the fourth. It would have been more except for Garrett Amoroso being able to catch up to two long fly balls to rob both Marco Galiegos and Nathan Macktal of sure extra base hits. Both had to settle for sacrifice flys to get the run home. Bravo's Land- scaping kept at it in the fifth, add- ing another five runs. Two more followed in each the sixth and sev- enth innings. With time expired, CALL TODAY AND LET DEWEY PEST .CONTROL TAKE CARE OF YOUR PEST CONTROL NEEDS! Since 1929 pe e. Beer & Wine Located in the Metropole Marketplace (310)510-0967 Glenmore Hotel had their last at- bat, but three quick fly balls ended the game. Final score Glenmore Hotel 7, Bravo's Landscaping 23. For Glenmore Hotel, Sean Am- oroso and Michael Rodriguez each had two hits. Billy Boyd, Jorge Hernandez, Garrett Amoroso, Ed- mundo Vega and Mario Jimenez Jr. all contributed one hit. For Bravo's Landscaping, Marco Gallegos was four for four. Bob Kennedy and Robert Reyes each collected three hits. Weston Leonhardi, Rich Her- nandez, Roberto Cisneros, Joe Hernandez and Kenny Engel all had two hits, while Nathan Mack- tal, had one hit. Second game The second game was between Catalina Express and Straight Up Builders. Catalina Express started off with an error, walk and four hitsto score four. Straight 'Up Builders wanted out of the base- ment, and it showed. The first inning was a marathon of 11 hits for nine runs. Straight Up Build- ers kept the rally on in the second, scoring six runs before Beto Mar- tin's two-run inside the park hom- ers, for a total of eight. Straight Up Builders sure took advantage of Catalina Express having only three in the outfield. Catalina Ex- press got back on the board in the fourth from back to back homers from Curtis Hall and Justin Her-. nandez. Straight Up Builders kept the offensive machine firing, with another eight runs in the bottom of the inning. In the sixth, Straight Up Builders put the game away. with a combination of hits and errors to score eight more. Allan Vega took advantage of an error to run all the way home, then in his second at bat of the inning he got an earned two RBI inside the park homer. With time expired, Cata- lina Express added one more to the board before the game ended with the score Catalina Express 7, Straight Up Builders 33. For Catalina Express, Josh Flynn had three hits. Eddie Hall, Bart Glass and Johnny Cruz all collected two hits. With one hit each were Curtis Hall, Justin Her- CALL FOR ENTRIES Submit your photograph, graphic or art of CataLina. If we use it for a cover, you'LL get a free one year subscription to the IsLander and recognition. SEND High resolution digital JPEG fiLes-300dpi min.-via emaiL to Must be original artwork. By submitting work, the senders agree to License publ.ishing in the CataLina IsLander newspapen nandez, Adam Nelson, Joey Hall and Tomas Moreno.-For Straight Up Builders, Isaac Felix and Larry Hernandez both collected five hits. Allan Vega and Mario Jimenez, Sr. had four hits. J.D. Laflin, Beto Martin, Jimmy Felix and Yafet Mengesha contributed three hits, while Juan De La Cruz had two hits. Mickey Mann rounded it out with one hit. Schedule for Friday, July 27 6 p.m.--Glenmore Hotel versus Straight Up Builders 7:45 p.m.--Bravo's Landscap- ing versus Catalina Express Standings Bravo's Landscaping---2'4-1 Straight Up Builders--2-2-1 Catalina Express--2-3 Glenmore Hotel--l-3-1 Top Batters Justin Hernandez--.750 Josh Flynn--.667 Bob Kennedy--.650 Eddie Hall--.647 Marco Gallegos--.636 Larry Hernandez--.611 Weston Leonhardi--.600 Isaac Felix--.571 Garrett Amoroso--.556 Michael Rodriguez--.529 it' Are you a writer, or would like to be one for the Catalina Islander? The paper is seeking to expand its editorial hodzons. New reporters and guest columnists are welcome. For more infor- mation, contact the editor at 310.510.0250 310.510.8957fx TIlE CATAUNA ISLANDER 8 ', Friday, July 27, 2012