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m Itwas a close game, but when Mari0 Chavez of a base hit. Rich- it was over the softball champi- ard Hernandez made the catch at ons had earned the title. Bravo's first to rob Juan De La Cruz of Landscaping defeated Straight Up an extra base hit and end the in- Builders by a score of 22-18, re- ning. Larry Hernandez continued spectively, his tough pitching to keep Straight On the final night of the Avalon Up Builders in the game, and kept Summer Softball League, Straight Bravo's Landscaping off the bases Up Builders faced off against in the seventh. Bottom of eight and Bravo's Landscaping for the tour- up by two, Bravo's Landscaping's nament'title. Straight Up Builders Bob Kennedy collected two RBIs handicapped themselves, having on inside the park homer. Weston only seven players show up. This Leonhardi hit a double, then might be a recipe for a blow out, scored on the base hit from Rich- bqt when the right seven play, it ard Hernandez. Joe Hernandez could be interesting, came up and hit his second inside Straight Up Builders came up the park homer and scored two to bat first, and had three runners more. Straight Up Builders came home when Juan De La Cruz hit up in the top of the ninth down by the gap in right center for a two seven. With one out, Jimmy Felix ' run inside the park homer. Bravo's hit one outside the park. A base Landscaping converted two walks hit was followed by another in- into runs, then Jose Cuevas hit his side the park homer from Juan De two run inside the park homer, la Cruz. Two more outs followed, Neither team scored in the sec- and the game ended with the score and. Bravo's Landscaping rallied Straight Up Builders 18, Bravo's for five runs in the third. Anoth- Landscaping 22. ~ ~- er three followed in the fourth. For Straight Up Builders, Jim- Straight Up Builders got back on my Felix had five hits. Juan De La the board with another three runs Cruz collected four hits. Mickey Bravo's Landscaping, tournament champions. Photo by Jennifer I.eonhardi in the fifth. In the bottom of the Mann had three hits, while Larry inning Nathan Macktal had an in- Hernandez, and Maria Chavez had side the park home run for the only two hits. For Bravo's Landscaping, Home run derby The Avalon Summer Softball Isaac Felix, Beta Martin and Lar- Bravo run. In the sixth Straight Up Weston Leonhardi was four for At the end of the game, a home League would like to thank their ry Hernandez. It was a fun season, Builders took advantage of three four with a walk. Joe Hernandez run derby was held between Justin sponsors, Bravo's Landscaping, see su. mmer. walks and five base hits to score also had four hits. Richard Her- Hernandez and Weston Leonhardi Catalina Express, Glenmore Hotel. six. Bravo's Landscaping had a run nandez was three for three with to break their tie of ten home runs and Straight Up Builders for their home when Joe Hernandez col- two walks. Bob Kennedy, Robert during the regular season. Each support. Without the hard work of lected three RBIs on his inside the Reyes, Jose Cuevas and Roberto batter was given ten outs. Justin Jim Felix the field wouldn't have Ce|ebmting 20 years park homer. Cisneros all collected two hits. Hernandez had one home run. been ready for play each week. of IUds at Play In the top of the seventh Jim- With one hit each were Marco With five outs, Weston Leonhardi Thank you Jim! We'd also like my Felix hit a triple, then later Gallegos, Nathan Macktal and hit his second home run to win the to thank the guys who took their On Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, scored on the amazing play by Gilberto Gamboa. Home Run Champ title, turns umpiring: Kenny .Engel,Kids at Play will begin its shortstop Joe Hernandez to rob Justin Hernandez, Adam Nelson, 20th season with a brand new 10-week session. At the ~ ' :- ~ ~ " " first class, which will be held .~ at Tremont Hall from 3:30 CALL TODAYAND Catalina Business Services - 5 p.m., all students ages 7 years old thru eighth-grade LET DEWEY PEST will meet together. Then there CONTROL TAKE will be a brief parent meet- CARE OF YOUR PEST & Sul~lx~ ing to follow at 5 p.m. Kids at Play is a children's theater CONTROL NEEDS! Over 18 m Jnte e, company which teaches the r r atr basic fundamentals of the . stage and live performance. CALL FORA SPEC~.INI)NIDUAL QUOTE However, the real focus is to Since 1929 encourage creativity, foster PO Box 96 Avalon, CA 90704 C1310~00&.~3, Fax 310.510.2796 self-esteem and promote ln~G~onfler~ www, individuality. Kids at Play has seen hundreds of children grow into confider~t, poised and determined young peo- ple. For additional informa- tion about this program, call (310) 595-6714. Coming This Fall At Three Palms... (Beginning September 17*) Something for evelyn, one... 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