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Rec softball report

Tribune Staff Report

John Shott’s two-run double with one out in the seventh inning gave JB Landscape a come-from-behind 13-12 win over AM Construction and a share of the city of South Lake Tahoe Parks and Recreation Men’s D League regular-season softball title.

Straw Hat and JB finished the regular season atop the D league with 10-2 records. The playoffs are Friday night at South Tahoe Middle School.

AM Construction appeared to have the upset in hand after scoring three times in the top of the seventh to go ahead 12-11. But Brian Geimer and Gino Bedwell led off the bottom of the inning with singles before Shott’s game-winner.

Bedwell, Shott, Ken Curtzwiler and Bret Baker assaulted AM pitching with four hits.

AM’s Dale Lawton did some landscaping round the bases with his four hits, and Ron Yokotake chipped in three hits.

Zephyr Cove 14, Village 11

A seven-run fourth inning did the trick for Zephyr Cove. Back-to-back-to-back doubles by Chuck Shapiro, Tim Edison and Brad Ellis ignited the rally.

Shapiro homered during a five-run fifth inning.

Shapiro, Ellis, Chad Merritt, Merilton Rodriguez smacked three hits.

Jimmy Carr and Alvaro Paiz homered for The Village. Paiz’s fence-clearer capped a 4-for-4, three-run performance. Village’s Mark Russell also produced four hits, including a triple and double, and Reggie Swift, Jeff Neilson and Chuck Cabral nailed three hits.

Straw Hat 24, Paradise Taxi 9

Straw Hat only gave Paradise Tax a five-inning fare by racking up eight runs in the first inning and nine in the fifth.

The Hat’s DJ Silva got to know the third-base bag fairly well as he roped three triples and a single and scored four times. Vic Ensera belted two homers and two singles for the Hat, while John Short drilled four hits and Sean Fleury tripled twice.

Paul Williams homered and Greg Pinkley stroked three hits for Paradise Taxi.

Men’s C League

Slow Motion 25, Desert Mtn. 10

Chris Perondi and Indra Winquest each swatted five hits to lead a 40-hit bashing by Slow Motion.

Motion’s Jeff Tarlton, Chad Stephen, Curt Lanyi, Patrick Parnell, Jason Simonetti and Jason Webstra comprised Motion’s four-hit club. Robbins and Tarlton blasted two-run homers.

Greg Stiles, Tom Bork, Kurt Carlson and Mike Bellik slammed three hits for Desert Mountain Development. Bellik and Jerry Ray went deep.

Heavenly 13, Kiwanis 8

Roger Bestrom rapped four hits and scored twice as Heavenly completed the regular season with only one defeat.

Craig Oehrli, Kevin Higgins, Coz Osmond and Mark Mattila delivered three hits for the winners.

Jim Rollins doubled during a five-run sixth inning, capping a four-hit performance, as Kiwanis made things interesting late. Matt Tillson and Ray Ortner clubbed three hits.

McP’s 21, Embassy 7

McP’s/Willies ripped off a nine-run scoring flurry in the fourth inning to finish off Embassy Suites.

Brian Stanton homered and Mark Vansider spanked four hits and scored three runs to complete the job in five innings. Stanton, Wally Tibbitts, Toby Sharp, Jay Krouspouf and Marty McDowell came through for three hits for the Willies.

Heavenly 23, McP’s/Rip-N-Willies 10

Heavenly’s two through five hitters gave their foes the Willies, collecting 16 hits and 15 runs between them. Ted Truscott led the demolition with four hits, including a three-run homer and two run-scoring doubles, as he drove in six runs. Kevin Higgins, Coz Osmond and Craig Oehrli produced similar results with four hits apiece.

McP’s Mark Vansider and Kevin Mason took three good cuts.

Motion 20, Laubsters 9

Chad Stephen delivered 14 total bases with a homer, two triples and two doubles. He also scored five runs as Slow Motion buried Michael’s Laubsters.

Motion’s Steve Monday and Chris Robbins lined four hits. Mike Green and Mark Graham had three hits for the Laubsters.

DMD 15, Kiwanis 12

Desert Mountain Development went for the early knockout, scoring six runs in the first and eight in the second. Kurt Karlson and Jerry Ray did some early damage with a double and single.

Tom Bork, Greg Stiles, Karlson, Pat Snyder and Don Holloway went home with three DMD hits.

Matt Tillson, Ray Ortner and Mark Lehmann fueled a late Kiwanis rally with three hits.

Men’s 30 and Over League

Placer Title 15, Caesars 14

Jim Gosh stroked a two-run seventh-inning single to tie the score and Mike Blank won it with a run-scoring single.

Gosh had four hits, including a two-run first-inning homer, and scored two runs. TJ Eddy pounded four hits and scored three runs.

Steve Cooney, Mike Bush, Steve Breit and Mike Boles led Caesars with three hits.

Sports Concern 14, Steamers 8

Sports Concern forced a first-place tie with Steamers at 10-2 as Dennis Churchill cracked a grand slam.

Dan McLaughlin added a two-run shot for the winners.

Steamers didn’t go down with a power outage as Rick Wasilchuk and John Vineyard cranked out two-run homers and Don Irish hit a solo blast.

Mountain Termite/Kerry David 15, FS 0

Maybe Forest Service should have broken out the wooden bats, because the club didn’t have any luck with their alloy sticks.

Mountain Termite shut out Forest Service on five hits, and the 15-run rule kicked in after five innings.

If only Forest Service could have hung on a bit longer, Jeff Tillman might have had a shot at hitting for the cycle. Tillman smacked a three-run homer in the first, a single in the third and a two-run double in the fourth.

Bob Cain had three hits and two RBIs for Termite.

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