CMFS/The Bucket scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Mangione Beverage, 14-13, on Tuesday in a battle of the top two A Division teams in the Over 30 Modified Softball League at Betts Park.
Mel Eggleston capped off the four-run inning with a walk-off two-run single, following hits by Dave Klemens, Olie Anderson and a bases-loaded walk by Tim Sturges that pulled CMFS to within one run.
Adam Eggleston and Klemens had three hits each for CMFS.
Jeff Berdine had four hits, Mike Massa three and Jason Rafalski, Eric Rosequist, Nick Petrarca, Troy Johnson and Rick Eaton two each in Crescent Beer's 16-10 win over Klenowski Law on Tuesday at Betts Park.
Rafalski's two hits were doubles, and Berdine and Rosequist had a double and triple each for Crescent (8-6). Rafalski and Massa also made key defensive plays in the field.
Mark Butina had a double and triple in the loss for Klenowski (8-6), who were beaten by Crescent for a second time in the A Division.
In a B Division match-up, Troy Weissinger had a grand slam and finished just a double short of the cycle in Kwik Fill's 21-3 win over Club Buck. Rick Thorpe added two hits as every hitter in the lineup had at least one hit for first-place Kwik Fill.
A walkoff hit by John Horton gave Buckhorn a 2-1 win over Freddie's in a defensive showdown. Ryan Smith doubled and Jim Greville earned the win in the circle for Buckhorn.
Jon Hoffman had two two-run homers in Accent Staffing's 12-2 win over Bullpen. Quintin Miller was 4-for-4, Shawn Ristau 3-for-4 and Jay Kuzminski added two doubles in the win.
Crescent Beer 606 210 1 - 16 20
Klenowski Law 210 160 0 - 10 12
2b-Jeff Berdine (C), Jason Rafalski (C) 2, Don Cummings (C), Eric Rosequist (C), Chris Torrance (C), Troy Johnson (C), Mark Butina (K), Drew Wilcox (K). 3b-Berdine (C), Rosequist (C), Matt Loomis (C), Butina (K). HR-Jeff Young (K), Jason Peterson (K). WP-Rick Eaton. LP-Barry Klenowski.
Club Buck 021 00 - 3 4
Kwik Fill 52(11) 3x - 21 14
2b-Rick Thorpe (K), Jon Sitler (K), Joe Hennessey (K). 3b-Rich Zdarko (K), Troy Weissinger (K), Tim Bleech (K). HR-Weissinger (K), grand slam. WP-Rick Wagner. LP-Denny Viglo.
Freddie's 1 3
Buckhorn 2 7
2b-Ryan Smith (B). WP-Jim Greville. LP-Dan Boyle.
Bullpen 011 000 - 2 5
Accent Staffing 302 043 - 12 21
2b-Jerry VanOrd (A), Jay Kuzminski (A) 2, Shawn Ristau (A), Mike Bradish (A). HR-Jon Hoffman (A) 2. WP-Brian Bennett. LP-Rick Gustafson.
Mangione's Beverage 431 005 0 - 13 11
CMFS/The Bucket 501 040 4 - 14 16
2b- Ed Baldensperger (M) 2, Randy Chase (M), Scott Chase (M), Tim Munksgard (M). 3b-Dave Klemens (C), Jake Tkach (M), Ken Frank (M). HR-Nick Martinelli (C), Brad Johnson (M). WP-Dan Zamborik. LP-Baldensperger.