Co-Rec Softball Spring 1998


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.