Championship Game Summary
Ribbed 5, Primetime 4
Amherst, MA - The men's intramural softball
season ended May 14 after a spectacular
championship game between Ribbed and
Primetime. Ribbed defeated Primetime 5-4 in an
extra inning contest at Frank Wright Intramural
The game was characterized by hardnosed
defense and pitching. Both teams came out
a little tight as neither team was able to get a run
across home plate early in the game. Eventually
the bats came alive and the defenses made some
crucial mental and physical errors.
The following is an inning by inning
summary of the championship:
1st Inning - Primetime was the visiting
team and batted in the top half of the inning.
Dan Goulet, part of the wonder twin powers, led
the off the game with a solid single to left field.
However, his Primetime teammates left him
stranded as Ribbed pitcher, Greg Kalina retired
In the bottom half of the inning Ribbed
went three up, three down as the Primetime
defense looked solid.
2nd Inning - Primetime's Matt Danielle
led the top half of the second off with a single.
He later moved to second on a Ribbed error. He
would get no further as Ribbed pitcher Kalina
again bore down and put an end to the
In the Ribbed half of the inning Jon Serra
had a one out single. As was the case early in the
game, the bats were silenced and Primetime was able
to get out of the inning.
3rd Inning - Ribbed went down one, two,
three in their half of the third.
Primetime's Joe Andrade led off the
bottom half of the inning with a walk. He was
later forced out at second on a fielder's choice and
the no out walk proved to be unbeneficial. The
Primetime defense again rose to the occasion
shutting down Ribbed.
4th Inning - Kalina again retired the side
in order as he got Primetime batters to fly out
three consecutive times.
In the bottom half of the inning, Ribbed
took advantage of some timely hitting and some
Primetime mental and physical errors. A one out
double by Kalina started the rally. He later
scored on a triple by Jon O'Brien. Jon Serra
followed with a single scoring O'Brien from
third. Ribbed led 2-0. But the onslaught
continued. With two out in the inning, Andrade
poked a double down the first base line scoring
two more Ribbed players. Primetime finally got
themselves out of the inning but found themselves
5th Inning - With only three outs
remaining in their season, Primetime put on their
rally caps. Glen Todaro led the inning off with a
single. After Ribbed retired the next batter,
Primetime picked it up a notch. A Ribbed error
loaded the bases with one out. A fielder's choice
scored one run and Primetime was down to their
final out still trailing 4-1. John Spinale singled
scoring runners from second and third, the score
was now 4-3.
Primetime finished the comeback
when Mike Nacca had a clutch two out single
that scored Spinale tying the game at 4-4.
Ribbed stopped the bleeding and retired the side.
In their half of the fifth, Ribbed loaded
the bases thanks to a Primetime error and two
intentional walks. However, a two out fly ball
ended Primetime's fifth inning threat. On to
6th Inning - Primetime's bats again fell
asleep as they did not threaten Ribbed at all in
the top half of the inning.
Wayne Chesna led Ribbed off with a no
out single to left. After a fly out, Mark Awdycki
singled putting men at first and second. Chesna
was forced out at third on a fielder's choice. Two
outs runners on first and second.
Justin Warshowsky came to the plate. He lifted
a lazy fly ball to short center field. It seemed
to be a routine play however two Primetime
players failed to communicate and as the ball
came down they ran in to each other, the ball hit
the ground and Awdycki scored from second
securing the title for Ribbed. Final score Ribbed 5
Ribbed was led by Jon Serra's 2 for 2
performance and Jon O'Brien's triple. Primetime
was led by John Spinale's 2 RBI performance.