Championship Game Summary
Sweathogs 7, Vigilantes 5
Eighteen teams entered the 1998 Co-Rec Softball Tournament. The
Vigilantes powered through the field defeating the Lab Rats, 17-0, Central
Not Included, 7-5 and the Smiling Gimps, 15-2. The Sweathogs edged out
the Sons of Pitches, 8-6, won-by-forfeit over Silveware to the Left and
outlasted defending champions, Ball Busters, in a marathon fifteen innings
defensive gem, 3-1.
The Vigilantes tallied two runs in the top of the first inning on hits by
Kathleen Rails, Mike Driscoll and John Tobin. In the home half, a costly
error on a play that would have ended the inning allowed the Sweathogs to
stay alive and taliy three runs of their own. Both teams went down quietly
in the second inning. John Tobin's second hit of the game plated Molly
Sherman to tie the game 3-3. The Sweathogs answered with a two run
inning that put them ahead 5-3.
In the top of the 4th inning Dan Praport smashed the ball to left field
but was tagged out by Keilie O'Donnell trying to stretch out a triple.
In the top of the 5th, consecutive hits by Praport, Driscoll and Christopher
Wyman tied the game at 5-5. The Sweathogs manufactured a lone run to
take the lead.
Strong defensive play set the tone for the rest of the ball game
as neither team scored again until the Sweathogs added insurance run in the
bottom of the 8th inning. The Vigilantes were shut out for the last five
innings and fell to the Sweathogs, 7-5 in a hard fought and well played final.
Kathleen Rails led the Vigilantes with four hits while Patrick O'Donnell led
the Sweathogs with a game-high five hit performance.