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2017 Pikesville Men's Softball League Standings, Schedule, Highlights and Scores

Week #2 -- April 16, 2017

Highlights submitted thus far by Kings, LOFT, Outlaws

Northwest Regional Park Field 3:    Umpire- Scott Snyder
Game 1: LOFT 14  (WP-Andy Peksa 1-0)  Kings 13  (LP- Jeff Harris 0-1) 

LOFT came from behind to defeat the Kings in game 1 14-13. The Kings squandered an early 11-4 lead after 2 innngs, scoring just 2 runs the rest of the way. Meanwhile LOFT took advantage of sloppy Kings defense and edged closer in the middle frames before scoring 6 runs in t-6th. LOFT held a 14-12 lead into b-7th. Kings had runners on the corner with just 1 out. LOFT starter Andy Peksa was able to retire Justin Cohen on a deep RBI SF to LCF, advancing the tie run to 2nd base. LOFT elected to walk Arin Gelletly intentionally and then was able to record the final out on an infield popout.

L.O.F.T. arrived at the fields on Easter Sunday down 2 starting Outfielders due to the holiday. Jonathan Stacey would have started game 1, but due to needing him in the OF, Andy Peksa, the only pitcher on L.O.F.T.’s roster with a victory over the Kings, took the mound. L.O.F.T. was able to jump on the scoreboard with a 2 run inside the park Home Run by Jonathan Stacey that just got over the head of the Kings RF. The Kings quickly tied it up with a 2 run bomb over the LF fence. L.O.F.T. was able to recapture the lead 4-2 in the top of the 2nd with a 2 RBI triple by Pete Sclafani. This is when things turned ugly for L.O.F.T., as the Kings plated 9 runs in the bottom of the 2nd inning off of some poor defense and timely hitting by the Kings. L.O.F.T. was now down 11-4 after 2 innings, which was familiar territory for them as they found themselves in the same situation a week prior. L.O.F.T. plated 1 run in the top of the 3rd off a Kenny Kreyling single to drive in Dana Anderson, who led the inning off with a double. Peksa knew he had to do something on the mound to get the Kings off balance, so he started dropping in changeups, causing the Kings to get out of the offensive rhythm they had an inning prior. L.O.F.T. scored 3 more runs in the top of the 4th inning to cut the lead to 11-8. The scored remained that way until the Kings added 1 more run in the bottom of the 5th to make the score 12-8 in their favor. In the top of the 6th inning L.O.F.T. had plated 2 runs and had runners on 1st and 2nd when Pitcher/ Manager Mike Herr decided to pull himself out of the game and assuring that he would only finish with a no decision or a win and thus avoiding his first loss on the season. Jeff Harris came in and immediately allowed the 2 inherited runners to score off of a Jonathan Stacey 2 RBI triple. With the game tied, L.O.F.T. was not done yet. They tacked on 2 more runs in the inning off of an error by the 3rd baseman and a RBI single from Brad Verbosky to take a 14-12 lead in the middle of the 6th inning. Peksa went back to work and held the Kings scoreless in the bottom of the 6th. L.O.F.T. was unable to plate any insurance runs in the top of the 7th. The Kings were able to get a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 7th to cut the lead to 14-13 and move the runner up to 2nd base with 2 outs. L.O.F.T. elected to walk Kings Superstar, Arin Gelletly, and pitch to the next batter. This was a risky move, as the winning run was now on base, but Peksa was able to get the next batter to pop out to end the game. It was L.O.F.T.’s 2nd consecutive win over the Kings dating back to last year. It also was Peksa’s 3rd win over the Kings in his career.

LOFT hitting leaders in game 1:

Jonathan Stacey (3-4,2 R,6 RBI,3B,HR)
Brad Verbovsky (2-4,1 RBI)
Mike Randall (2-4,2 R,1 RBI,2B)
Pete Sclafini (2-3,1 R,2 RBIO,3B)
Mike  (2-2,2 R,1 RBI,W)

Kings offensive leaders in game 1:
Gary Bosley (2-4,2 R,1 RBI,3B)
Shilo Merwitz (3-3,3 R,2 RBI,W)
Justin Cohen (2-3,2 R,3 RBI,HR,SF)
Arin Gelletly (2-3,1 R,2 RBI,W)
Shawn Smith (2-3,1 R)

Game 2: Kings 16 (WP- Jeff Harris 1-1)  LOFT 2  (LP-Kenny Kreyling 1-1)  5 Innings

Kings starter Jeff Harris was able to limit the potent LOFT offense to just 6 hits as the Kings took the nightcap 16-2 in 5 innings. The Kings again went out to a large lead early in the game, leading 4-0 after 1, 5-0 after 2, and then 10-0 after 3 innings. LOFT was able to get 2 runs on the scoreboard in b-4th, but the Kings exploded for 6 hits and 6 more runs in t-5th assuring the victory.

L.O.F.T. looked to earn a sweep on this beautiful Easter Sunday. Kreyling toed the rubber looking to keep the momentum from his pitching performance the week before, but due to very poor defense on L.O.F.T.’s part, it was simply not their game. The Kings capitalized on the errors and got out to a commanding lead. Harris was locked in for the Kings as he held L.O.F.T. to 2 runs highlighted by a Logan Malane inside the park solo Home Run. The Kings made short work of L.O.F.T. by winning the game in 5 innings. The good news was everyone was able to get home for family Easter activities in a timely manner.

LOFT hitting leaders in game 2:
Logan Malane (1-3,1 R,1 RBI, HR)
Mike Randall (1-2, 1 RBI)

Kings offensive leaders in game 2:
Gary Bosley (2-3,2 R,2B,3B)
Justin Cohen (2-2,2 R,2 RBI,3B,SF)
Arin Gelletly (3-3,2 R,1 RBI,2B)
Zac Stavish (2-3,3 R,2 RBI,2B)
Dylan Bell (2-3,1 R,2 RBI,2B)
Jan Katzen (2-3,1 R,1 RBI,ROE)

Kings game notes:
Justin Cohen reached the #100 Kings hits plateau in game 1.
Steve Levy, Jan Katzen, Arin Gelletly, Zac Stavish, and Jeff Harris made their 2017 season debuts.

Northwest Regional Park Field 4:    Umpire- T
Game 1: Northwest Corridor 17 (WP- Howard Goldberg 1-0)  Outlaws 10 (LP- Larry Newman 0-2) 

Week 2 kicks off on Easter, on field 4, as Pikesville Softball moves back home to Northwest Regional Park, as the Outlaws take on NWC. The Outlaws take the field missing 4 starters, as Larry Newman goes against Howard Goldberg. The Outlaws strike first in the top of the 1st. Darnell Maxwell draws a one out walk. John Brader singles. William Giles goes a 2 RBI single to score Maxwell, and Brader. 2-0 Outlaws after the top of 1. NWC ties it up. Up Webb goes big fly with a solo home run over the left field fence. Keys hit by Garfield, and Goldberg knot the score at 2 after 1. The Outlaws respond with 3 more. Theo Battle draws a leadoff walk. Reggie Molock singles, for his first hit of the season. Josh Vaeth gets an infield single. Darnell Maxwell grounds into an RBI fielders choice. John Brader gets an RBI single. David Woods gets an RBI single to push the lead to 5-2. NWC gets 4 back to take the lead 6-5. NWC opens it up with 6 more to pad the lead to 12-5, highlighted by another home run over the fence by Webb. The Outlaws put 4 up in the 4th, to cut the lead to 12-9. John Brader legs out an infield single. David Woods hits a double into the gap. William Giles gets an RBI single to bring in Brader. Rookie sensation, Jeff Saunders singles to bring in Woods. Theo Battle singles. Reggie Molock gets an RBI double to score Saunders. Goldberg digs in to keep the Outlaws off the board for the final 3 innings to win it for NWC 16-9.

Outlaws Hitting Stars:
John Brader 4-5 2R
David Woods 3-4 2B, 3B, BB, R, 2RBI
William Giles 2-5 R, 2RBI
Theo Battle 2-3 BB,
Reggie Molock 3-4 2 2B, R.

 Game 2: Northwest Corridor 11 (WP- Ted Winner 1-0)  Outlaws 5 (LP- Larry Newman 0-3) 

In game 2, both teams battle as Ted Winners toes the rubber for NWC, as the Outlaws stay with Larry Newman.

NWC gets 2 in the top of the 1st, as Up Webb does it again with a 2 run home run over the left field fence to give NWC an early 2-0 lead. The Outlaws battle back against the hard throwing Winner, as Darnell Maxwell gets a leadoff single, followed by Jeff Saunders with a single. John Brader continues his reign of terror with an RBI single. William Giles gets an RBI single to score Saunders and tie the game at 2 after 1.

NWC gets 4 more to go up 6-2 after the top of the 2nd. Reggie Molock draws a walk to leadoff the bottom of the 2nd. Josh Vaeth singles. Maurice Scott singles to load the bases. Darnell Maxwell gets an RBI single to score Molock. 6-3 after 2.

The Outlaws cut the lead to 6-5 after 3. William Giles one out single. Theo Battle reaches on a fielders choice. Reggie Molock reaches on an infield single. Josh Vaeth comes through with a 2 RBI single to score Molock, and Battle. Vaeth suffered a leg injury on the play. NWC puts one over the plate in the 4th to make it 7-5 after 4. One more in the fifth to make it 8-5 after 5.

Outlaws load em up in the 6th for David Woods. Woods grounds out to third base to blow a big opportunity to put the Outlaws back in the game. NWC put up insurance runs as the Outlaws pitch around the dangerous Webb to intentionally walking him to load the bases for the speedy NWC shortstop Garfield, who opens it up with a 2 RBI double and extend the lead to 11-5 NWC. Winner keeps the Outlaws quiet in the 7th. Final score NWC 11, Outlaws 5.

Outlaws Hitting Stars:
Darnell Maxwell 2-3 BB, R, RBI
Jeff Saunders 2-4 2B, R
William Giles 3-4 RBI
Reggie Molock 1-3 BB, 2R
Josh Vaeth 2-4 2RBI.

Northwest Regional Park Field 1:    Umpire-  Rick Simmons
Game 1:   Natty O's 14  (WP-Jay Walle 1-1)    La Familia 2 (LP-     )  6 Innings

Highlights pending.

Game 2:

Natty O's 11  (WP-RJ Seabeck 1-1)    La Familia 1 (LP-     ) 

Highlights pending.