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Sunday, July 21, 2024


Innovative Communication Corp. rebounded from its loss on Saturday by defeating Airport 13-6 Monday night.
The win tied the playoff series between the two teams in the Government and Industrial Coed Slowpitch Softball League.
ICC, the Farrington division’s regular season champions, scored four quick runs in the first inning. The first two batters, Michael Thomas and Richard Penn, walked and Athniel "Bobby" Thomas singled in Michael Thomas. With one out, Airport pitcher Dale Rhymer made a throwing error on a ball hit back to him that allowed Penn to score. Athniel Thomas scored on a single by Seretta Jennings. Henry "Trouble" Richards singled in Vincent Matthews who reached on Rhymer’s throwing error.
Airport answered with three runs in the bottom of the first inning to cut ICC’s lead to one, 4-3. With one out, Ashton "Minus" Frett tripled. Kenneth Smith then doubled home Frett. ICC then intentionally walked Terry Browne. However, Rhymer responded with a double to drive home Smith. Daphne Thomas hit a sacrifice fly that allowed Browne to score the third run of the inning.
ICC scored single runs in the next two innings. Athniel Thomas drove Penn home, who had walked, with a triple in the second inning. Aubrey Haynes walked and then scored on a fielding error by Airport left fielder Frett after a single by Jennings in the third.
With the score 6-3 in the bottom of the third, Airport rallied to tie the game at six. Smith hit a solo home run with one out. He was followed by back-to-back singles by Browne and Rhymer. They were driven in by a Clarence Nibbs double.
ICC responded with two runs in the top of the fourth inning to regain a two run lead. Robert Crossley singled home Dawn Williams and Michael Thomas. ICC then scored five runs in the top of the fifth inning to blow the game open and out of reach for Airport.

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