4 teams knocked out of Over 30 softball playoffs

Jerry Stuart’s bases-loaded triple gave American Legion its first lead of the game in a 12-5 Over 30 Modified Softball League B Division playoff win over Freddie’s Bar and Grill Thursday at Betts Park.

Freddie’s led 5-0 before Legion scored 12 unanswered runs, and Stuart’s three-run triple capped a four-run bottom of the fourth in the single-elimination playoff format. Stuart and winning pitcher Lee Gray had two hits each for Legion.

In the other B Division playoff game, Bob Slocum called his shot in the bottom of the fifth inning, with S&K Rentals needing just one run for the 10-run win. Slocum lined a base hit, but scored on three throwing errors to, technically, call the walk-off. Slocum finished with two hits in the win over Club Buck.

Crescent Beer scored nine runs in the second inning en route to a 14-4 A Division playoff win over Bullpen. Don Cummings had three hits and Dan Farr and Eric Rosequist two hits with a home run each.

Also in the A Division, Jason Peterson and Mike McIntosh had three hits each, and Drew Wilcox, Jeff Young, Andrew Harrington, Barry Klenowski and Pete Smith had two each, in Klenowski Law’s 15-5 win over Accent Staffing.

B Division

Freddie’s 023 000 0 – 5 5

American Legion 003 432 x – 12 12

2b-Bill Rook (F), Doug Eck (A), Tim Prelog (A), Steve Ettinger (A), Dave Bancroft (A). 3b-Jerry Stuart (A). WP-Lee Gray. LP-Marty Swanson.

Club Buck 010 30 – 4 5

S&K 144 41 – 14 13

2b-Todd Breeding (S), Bob Slocum, (S). HR-Dave Stuart (S), Josh Daniels (S). WP-Dan Strickland. LP-Denny Viglo.

A Division

Bullpen 000 13 – 4 5

Crescent Beer 290 3 – 14 15

2b-Jeff Berdine (C), Dan Farr (C), Don Cummings (C), Rick Eaton (C), Rich Selfridge (B), 3b-Mike Massa (C). HR-Farr (C), Jason Rafalski (C), Eric Rosequist (C), Scott Blum (B). LP-Rick Gustafson.

Accent Staffing 002 12 – 5 8

Klenowski Law 303 27 – 15 18

2b-Drew Wilcox (K), Andrew Harrington (K), Jeff Carlson (A). 3b-Jason Peterson (K). HR-Jeff Young (K). WP-Neal Kent. LP-Jim Newton.