Kiwanis, Mountain Termite claim rec softball titles |

Kiwanis, Mountain Termite claim rec softball titles

Dan Thomas

Kiwanis took home the men’s C-division softball championship Friday, using a big third inning to overpower Heavenly en route to a 27-9 win.

Heavenly took an early lead on Ted Truscott’s two-run homer in the first inning. But Kiwanis responded with five runs in the second and 11 in the third, while Heavenly managed just four runs in those two innings.

Jim Rollins, Ray Untner and Rudy Gonzales had four hits each, and Brian Hogan and Matt Tillson added three more apiece for Kiwanis. Coz Osmond led Heavenly with three hits.

Heavenly advanced to the final in the second semifinal of the day, edging Desert Mountain Development, 24-23. Craig Oehrli had four hits to lead Heavenly, while Kevin Higgens and Truscott added three apiece. Desert Mountain Development fell short despite four runs in the seventh and final inning.

Kiwanis defeated the McP’s/Rip N Willies team 17-9 in the early playoff to make the final game. Ed Doughty had four hits as Kiwanis poured in nine runs in the sixth inning to set up the championship matchup later in the evening.

On Aug. 24, Waterwheel recorded a championship-game win in the men’s B division, defeating Royal Valhalla/Viking Lodge 9-6 at South Tahoe Middle School.

Rusty Raynes had a seventh-inning home run to go with two other hits, while Kevin Lane added three hits for Waterwheel, which advanced to the final via forfeit. Royal Valhalla lost despite scoring six runs in the first inning.

Valhalla knocked off Tahoe Basin Appraisal 18-11 to make the championship game. Ray Gomering and John Rice had four hits each for the winners, and Jerry Reser and Rick Robinson added three more apiece. Chuck Segers led Tahoe Basin with four hits, while Karl Keoppen had two home runs and one other hit. Brad Vidro chipped in three more hits for Tahoe Basin Appraisal.

Mountain Termite/K. David CPA claimed the championship of the men’s 30-and-over league, with a 28-15 win over Burger King Thursday.

Mountain Termite poured in nine runs in the sixth inning and one more in the seventh, outscoring Burger King 10-2. Kirk David, Rob Worth, Ole Olson and John Marchini had four hits apiece for Mountain Termite, while Wade Wagner, Jim Clemmer, Ernie Bornsteain and Art Slaback had three apiece. Ted Xavier, Brett Cassidy, Bob Burke and Keith Lapielle each had three hits for Burger King, which scored just two runs over the final four innings.

Mountain Termite advanced to the final in the first game of the day, defeating Steamers 9-6.

Mountain Termite scored six runs in the final two innings, while holding Steamers scoreless over the last three. Kirk DAvid and Ole Olsen each had three hits for Mountain Termite.

Burger King also notched a playoff win in the early game, advancing to the final with a 14-6 win over the Sports Concern. Burger King outscored the Sports Concern 9-0 over the last two innings. Ted Xavier and Perry Voorhies each had four hits for Burger King, and John Adams and Bob Burke added three more apiece. Razor Lahlun had three hits for Sports Concern.

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