The final league game was played on a cold windy night. Softball players are hardy people, and they showed up to play!
Game one was between Bravo’s Landscaping and Straight Up Builders. Paul Daniel Romo opened the game for Straight Up Builders with a solo home run. A base hit was followed by a two-RBI home run from Justin Hernandez. Bravo’s Landscaping answered back with two runs off a base hit and doubles from Joe Hernandez, Margery Williams and Stephanie Martinez.
Straight Up Builders put another run on the board in the second. Bravo’s Landscaping rallied for seven runs in the bottom of the inning. They took advantage of three walks, two base hits, a grand slam inside-the-park home run from Joe Hernandez, followed by a solo inside-the-park homer from Robert Reyes.
In the third Straight Up Builders scored two off three base hits and a double from Alex Herrera. Bravo’s Landscaping answered back with two runs off three walks and a double from Tyler Engel.
Straight Up Builders put two more on the board in the fourth off back-to-back home runs from Brandon Franco and Justin Hernandez. Bravo’s Landscaping turned an error into a run before the inning ending double play. In the fifth inning, Straight Up Builders’ Bandon Franco hit a two-RBI home run. A base hit and a double from Alex Herrera brought home the third run of the inning. Bravo’s Landscaping opened the bottom of the inning with a triple from Tyler Engel. He scored on the double from Enrique Bravo. With bases loaded and one out, time expired. As the home team was up to bat with the lead, the game was called with the score Straight Up Builders 11, Bravo’s Landscaping 13. With the win, Bravo’s Landscaping won the league as Undefeated Champions.
For Straight Up Builders, Brandon Franco was four for four. Bart Glass was three for three. Justin Hernandez and Alex Herrera also collected three hits. Paul Daniel Romo had two hits, while Victor Martinez, Briana Morones and Selina Morones contributed one hit.
For Bravo’s Landscaping, Tyler Engel and Enrique Bravo were three for three. Joe Hernandez, Alex Romero and Margery Williams had two hits. Robert Reyes, Stephen Marcy, Santiago Martinez, Felipe Casillas, Stephanie Martinez and Aimee Casillas all collected one hit.
Game two was a battle for third place between Luau Larry’s and Coyote Joe’s. Luau Larry’s was up to bat first, and Ryan HInkley opened the game with a triple. A walk and two base hits later, three runs crossed the plate. Coyote Joe’s answered back with four runs off four base hits, an error and a double from Daniel Paradisi.
In the second inning Ryan Hinkley hit a double for Luau Larry’s but was left stranded at second. Coyote Joe’s kept up the offense in the bottom of the inning, again scoring four runs off three base hits and doubles from Chuy Sillas and Hugh Bevins.
Luau Larry’s turned a base hit into a run in the third. Coyote Joe’s’ Chuy Sillas hit a double and scored on the two RBI home run from Daniel Paradisi. Ron Bevins hit an RBI double for the third run of the inning. Coyote Joe’s kept the pressure on in the fourth. Three base hits and doubles from Daniel Paradisi, Hugh Bevins and Marisa Morones scored five. Luau Larry’s Ryan Hinkley hit a double and scored off the triple from Alexandra Tran in the fifth. Time expired with the score Luau Larry’s 5, Coyote Joe’s 16.
For Luau Larry’s, Ryan Hinkley was three for three. Joe Talsky and Alexandra Tran had two hits. Francisco Bravo, Uriel Castillo and Amanda Younger contributed one hit.
For Coyote Joe’s Chuy Sillas, Daniel Paradisi and Ron Bevins were four for four. Hugh Bevins and Laura Priest collected three hits. Elias Romero and Marisa Morones had one hit.
The tournament began Thursday with Bravo’s Landscaping taking on Luau Larry’s and Straight Up Builders versus Coyote Joe’s. The final game of the season will be for the tournament title between the winners of March 30, on Thursday April 6 at 6 p.m.