The National Guard Hummers and Set it Off both claimed lopsided 10-run mercy ruled victories, while the Lumberjacks stunned the Seaborne Stealers on Tuesday in Bob Owens Slow Pitch Softball league action.
The Hummers thumped the Coalianni & Coalianni Enforcers, 28-2. Set it Off outslugged Anchor Dive, 22-12. And the Lumberjacks upset the league-leading Stealers, 6-4, in a squeaker at the D.C. Canegata ballpark.
Hummers 28, Enforcers 2
Hummers ace Stanley Jones allowed just two runs on three hits, and his offense exploded for 28 runs on 26 hits to crush the Enforcers, 28-2, in a four-inning, 14-run mercy ruled victory. Max Soto took the loss on the hill for the Enforcers.
Top batters for the Hummers were Ovidio Aquino (4 for 5 with two home runs and seven RBIs) and Wayne Ross (3 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs). For the Enforcers, Jeff Elvins was 1 for 1 with one RBI.
Set it Off 22, Anchor Dive 12
In game two, Set it Off bounced back from a shellacking at the hands of the Stealers on Monday to bomb the Anchor Dive Pirates, 22-12. Set it Off finished with 22 runs on 23 hits and three errors, while the Pirates had 12 runs on 15 hits and two errors.
Julio Carmona was the winning pitcher and Edwin Sankitts got the loss.
Top batters for the winners were Anufi Mercedez (4 for 4 with two home runs and five RBIs) and Enecido Bon (4 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs). For the Pirates, Anthony Cannonier was 3 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs, and Danny Rodriguez was 3 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs.
Lumberjacks 6, Stealers 4
Tuesday’s nightcap was a thriller as, led by a strong pitching effort from ace Greg Miller, the Benjay Lumberjacks stunned the Seaborne Stealers, 6 – 4. The Stealers, who exploded for 45 runs on 40 hits on Monday in sweeping a double-header, could not do much against Miller, who allowed just six against the perennial powerhouse. Sam Ramos got the loss.
It was the Lumberjacks with six runs on eight hits and three errors, while the Stealers finished with four runs on six hits and three errors.
Top batters for the Lumberjacks were Sharif Hodge (2 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs) and Luis Frontal (2 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs). For the Stealers, Angel Torres was 2 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs and Steve Simmonds was 2 for 3 with one RBI.