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P e6 lira CP Ai.INA Friday, September 1, 2006 By Patti Engel The final Avalon Women's Softball League game was played Thursday night. S&M and SCI faced off in a final tournament title game. S&M opened the game with a base hit, followed by two outs. S&M then rallied to put together fodr base hits, a walk, and an error to score four before leaving bases loaded. SCI came up and had a run score on Tracy Larsen's double, and she later scored on a ground out. Ami Haugelstein was robbed of a hit when Mary Amoroso went out to catch the fly ball, only to have it tip off her glove, but quick reflexes from Katie Herbs t (who was backing up the play) had her catch the ball off Mary's glove for the out. In the second inning S&M left two runners on. SCI left the bases loaded without a score in the bottom of the inning. In the third, with two runners on, Mary Boyd hit a triple to score two. Mary later scored on a base hit before S&M left the bases loaded to end the inning. In the bottom half SCI had a quick 1-2-3 innir g. For S&M an error and two walks were followed by a base hit and a fielder's choice to score three more. SCI added another run to their score when three base hits converted to a run. Top of the fifth and final inning, and S&M took advantage of a lead-off error and two base hits to add two more to. then total. With the game on the line, SCI came up and quickly put together six hits, including doubles from Tracy Larsen and Cindy Morris to score four before S&M put some defense together to record three outs and end the game. Final score SCI 7, S&M 12. For SCI, Aurora Felix, Tracy Larsen, Lorraine Sadler and Mal- lory Sterling all collected two hits. Contributing with one hit each were Erica Cushing, Cindy Mor- ris, Amie Haugelstein, Margaret Holguin and Brianna Levitt. For S&M Mary Boyd and Betty Tejeda both collected three hits. Cassie Burch, Katie Herbst, Mary Amoroso, Vicki Rogers, Linda Wills, Patti Engel, Jacque- line Akiyama, Phyllis Rajiniemi and Chela Heruandez all had one hit. Keili Hiniker got on base three times with three walks. All the women who partici- pated in this league would like to thank their sponsors, Santa Catali- na Island Company, and Scan and Mia of S&M for then" sponsorship. Jim Felix and Kermy Engel are greatly appreciated for preparing the field, and taking the heat as umpire respectively. Big thanks to Diana Leonhar- di and Mary Ko gsmark for put- ting together a second effort to get this league off the ground, and nmning the scorebook and score- board every Thursday. Finally, thanks to all the fans who came up to enjoy one of Kenny and Debbie's hot dogs or hamburgers, and support the women who were up there to have fun playing softball. i~:: b By Patti Engel Avalon Summer Softball League said goodbye for the sea- son Friday with a gem of a game for the Tournament Title between Art, Caps 'n' Designs and Catalina Express. 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Despite an injury fiddled team, Art, Caps 'n' Designs man- aged to get nine men on the field to face a.healthy ten man team for ,Catalina Express. Art, Caps 'n' Designs opened the game with a fly ball and ground out, followed by walk, which was converted into a run by Kenny Engers double. A pop up on the infield was the third out, leaving the runner stranded at second. Catalina Express came up, and Pin Rodriguez promptly stole a base hit from Cesar Sillas with a great catch at third to record the first out. A single was followed by a double from Isaac Felix, who both scored on a ground out, then a base hit. The inning ended when the runner at first was picked off on a throw from catcher Frank Hernandez. With two on and two out Gil Gamboa made a great catch of a line drive to end the inning and save two runs. Catalina Express did not get a man on base in the bottom of the inning. Art, Caps 'n' Designs put together three base hits and took advantage of an error and a fielder's choice to score two more and retake the lead. The lead flip flopped again in " the bottom of the third when Larry Hernandez hit a home run with two on to collect three RBIs, fol- lowed by a home run from Isaac Felix for the fourth run of the inning. Art, Caps 'n' Designs stayed close with two runs scored on three base hits and an error. Catalina Express answered right back with two base hits, a walk, then his second three run home run of the night" by Larry Hernandez, followed by a double from Isaac Felix, who was left stranded. A total of four crossed the plate for Express. In the fifth both teams were scoreless. Two base hits and two sacrifice flys equaled two runs for Art, Caps 'n' Designs. Not to be outdone, Catalina Express's Isaac Felix col- lected two RBIs on histriple, before being stranded again. Art, Caps 'n' Designs had two runs score on three base hits and a fielder's choice, Catalina Express suffered a quick 1-2-3 inning in the bottom half. Art, Caps 'n' Designs left a man stranded in the eighth. In the bottom of the eighth, Dave Hubert made a nice running catch in left to deny Scan Sterling the hit for the first out. Gamboa hit a double. Pin Rodriguez made a nice diving catch at third for the second out of the inning. Cesar Sillas col- lected an RBI on his double, and then scoi'ed on the triple from See SdPd)all, Page 7