Co-Ed Softball Fall 2009

Team Formerly Known As Prince

Back Row:  Allyssa Manyak, Julie Davis, Sarah Hayes, Mary Ambacher
Front Row:  Daniel Brothers, Alex Banyasz, John Crimarco, Brett Sawin, Cameron Morley, Brandon Tower


Championship Game Summary
Team Fornmerly Known As Prince 6, Team Hammered 4

The Team Formerly Known as Prince “partied like it was 1999” and won their second consecutive championship.  The smell of fall lingered in the cool crisp air to provide the backdrop for a rare doubleheader championship night.  After finishing the season 4-0-1, the Team Formerly Known as Prince looked to continue their dominance in the post season. In their semifinal game, they handily defeated their opponents to advance to the final. On the other side, Team Hammered eked out an extra-innings victory to battle for a place in intramural softball eternity. 

Prince came out hot, capitalizing on two walks and a single by pitcher Julie Davis to take a 3-0 lead. In the 2nd inning, Team Hammered capitalized on a two out error to score three runs to tie the game and put the pressure back on Prince. After a pitching change, Team Hammered’s Kayleigh Medeiros settled in nicely, shutting down the top of Prince’s lineup to preserve the tie. With two outs in the top of the 3rd, perennial intramural all-star Justin Fox belted a solo homerun into the right center field gap giving Team Hammered a tenuous one run lead. The lead was short lived as right fielder Alyssa Manyak drove the ball over the head of the centerfielder for a leadoff triple  Manyak then scored on a sacrifice fly by Brandon Tower to tie the game at 4 after three innings. In the bottom of the fourth, Prince loaded the bases on walks by catcher Sarah Hayes, centerfielder Alex Banyasz and shortstop Brett Sawin. With one out, John Crimarco hit the ball hard on the ground to short to easily score Hayes.  Banyasz caught the defense napping and scored from second. In the top of the 5th, Davis worked around an error and an intentional walk to seal the victory by inducing a pop up to first basemen Cam Morley.

As the team celebrated and awaited their championship photos and t-shirts, they reminded onlookers that “One’s good, two’s great, but three’s a dynasty.”  There is little doubt that the Team Formerly Known as Prince will look to continue their Purple “Reign” in the fall of 2010.

Team Hammered
(Alphabetical): Jonathan Chaet, Jesse Diamond, Courtney Dill, Jessica Dunn, Justin Fox, Lindsey Helitzer, Sheila Meagher, Kayleigh Medeiros, Jared Quill, Jeremy Rockman, Carly Salerno