Co-Rec Softball Spring 1997

Ball Busters

Championship Game Summary
Ball Busters 14, The Inmates 4

Thirteen teams qualified for the Co-rec Softball Playoffs. The Inmates eliminated The Road Runners, 3-2, and also squeaked by the defending champions, Undies Worn Thrice, 5-4, to gain a berth in the finals. The high powered Ball Busters offense muscled through Simply The Best, 17-3, and Hogwild, 11-2. The two finalists had previously met in league play and the Ball Busters had prevailed 14-7.

In the championship final, The Inmates had a 3-0 lead after 3 1/2 innings. Jon Freve's two run scoring triple was the key hit. Heather Lehman and Keith Schumann scored for Ball Busters in their half of the fourth. The next 3 1/2 innings were scoreless. Ball Busters took the lead on Chris San Juan's bases clearing triple in the bottom of the 8th inning.

Strong defensive play by Heather Lehman, Danielle Serronico, and Andrea Tattoli continued to hold The Inmates scoreless. The wheels fell off for The Inmates in the bottom of the 9th as the Ball Busters batted around and scored 9 runs. The Inmates plated Dan Praport in the top half of the 10th while Heather Lehman made another clutch grab in left field to end the game and capture the title, 14-4.

The Inmates