Pub rebounds to clinch championship
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 9:06 AM
Following last week's rude awakening and rare setbacks, things were back to normal on July 24 as Canton Pub clinched a third straight men's league slowpitch softball championship - with a two-and-half-game lead and only two games to play. Canton Bank holds a one-game edge in a three-way battle for second place.
While heading back into first base, Blake Lea of Chiggy’s is tagged out by Bill Conrad of Steuart’s during a previous week’s action in the Canton Men’s Softball League.
Canton Bank 14, SG Legion 13
SGL 000 247 0 = 13
Bank 252 220 1 = 14
Spring Grove Legion came from nine runs down before Bank scored the winning run in the bottom of the final seventh inning.
Parker Johnson parked two pitches over the fence for the Bank with teammates Levi Spalla and Zach Hoffland also hitting home runs. The Bank men had too much power for their own good. With the four-home-run league-rule limit, two later clouts over the fence counted as outs.
Canton Pub 21, Steuart's 8
Pub 048 204 3 - 21
Steu 000 420 2 - 8
After a scoreless first inning, Pub players began to pour across the plate with home runs from Riley Austin, Russell Larson and league leader Eric Wilder (his eighth).
Trevor Storlie hit two homers for Steuart's along with one from Blaine Coyle.
Chiggy's 28, SG Legion 11
Chg 368 130 7 - 28
SGL 242 030 0 - 11
Legion bats could not keep up as Chiggy's exploded from the outset. Tyler Qualey hit his seventh home run of the campaign with further fence clearance from teammates Michael Drake and Ryker Bergo.
For Spring Grove Legion, Sam Otterness blasted his fourth home run of the summer.
Standings W L
Canton Pub 8 2
Canton Bank 5 4
Chiggy's 4 5
Steuart's 4 6
S.G. Legion 3 7