BY RICK WRIGHT –
The Runs knocked off Prestige Worldwide (PW) 22-21 in game one, before Bad Company defeated Rowland 18-7 Monday, August 1st in Adult Co-ed Softball action at Aubrey Tapley Park.
Prestige Worldwide – 21
The Runs – 22
PW sent nine batters to the plate in the top of the first inning, scoring six runs on six hits before The Runs answered with eight runs in the bottom of the inning on eight hits to go up 8-6.
PW tied the game at 8-8 in the top of the second stanza, before The Runs crossed home plate three times in their half of the second to take a 10-8 advantage.
The third inning saw PW go quietly in order. However, The Runs added two runs in the bottom of the inning to extend their lead to 13-8.
PW crossed home plate five times in the top of the fourth to tie the contest at 13-13. The Runs forged their way back in front in the bottom of the inning, scoring two runs to go up 15-13.
PW scored five runs in the top of the fifth, to take an 18-15 advantage. The Runs plated one run in the bottom of the inning to cut PW’s lead to 18-16.
PW extended their lead in the top of the sixth, scoring three runs to go up 21-15. The Runs rallied in the bottom of the inning, scoring six runs to take a 22-21 win.
Rowland – 7
Bad Company – 18
Rowland scored one run in the top of the first inning on a home run by Rodney Rowland, before Bad Company answered with five runs in the bottom of the opening stanza highlighted by a J.D. homer to go up 5-1.
Rowland couldn’t get anything going in the second inning as only four batters came to the plate. Bad Company extended their lead by scoring three runs in the bottom of the inning to push their lead to 8-1.
The third inning saw Rowland score one run to cut Bad Company’s lead to 8-2. However, Bad Company plated a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning to extend their lead to 10-2.
A homerun in the top of the fourth inning made the score 10-3. Bad Company pushed four runs across home plate in the bottom of the inning to advance the score to 14-3.
Rowland came on in the top of the fifth inning, scoring four runs, cutting the Bad Company lead to 14-7. However, Bad Company added four runs in the bottom of the inning to make the final score 18-7.
Monday, August 8th Rowland will take on The Runs at 6:30 p.m. Prestige Worldwide plays Bad Company at 7:30 p.m.