Coed, Division II men softballers
end 2002 season with a bang
by Misty Volaski
For anyone who plays in Ojai, the end of summer softball is
like the end of "The Lord of the Rings" - you can't
believe it's over, but there's be a sequel out eventually.
The following is a rundown of the valley softball leagues:
As of press time, R & R Fire Protection, currently in first
place in the coed B League, is closely tied with John Taylor
Private Investigators. The Bat Busters, in third, have fought
hard this season for their placement, and have added several
key players to the team, including many Nordhoff softball alumni.
In the C League, Outkast, historically a strong team, has battled
it out with State farm all season; Outkast eventually prevailed,
with a 9-3 record.
OVMSA Men's Softball
Tri County Trucking, previously in second place in Division II
of the Ojai Valley Men's Softball Association, topped the Oak
View Outlaws by one run last Sunday for the championship title.
The team's win could be attributed to the fact that they, too,
had several NHS alumni playing for them, including star Rangers
Shawn Lowry, Noah Nylander, Travis Flowers, and the Silvestri
clan (Tyson, Joe and Tim).
In their final showdown game, which was won by Tri County, 14-13,
the first inning was full of excitement, with the Outlaws scoring
seven runs and Tri County scoring nine.
Both squads, however, were rendered scoreless in the second and
Tri County took hold of a golden opportunity in the fourth inning
and scored five runs to the Outlaws' one. Despite Warren Heath's
home run and three more Outlaw runs, Tri County held on to its
slight lead and finished off the game one run ahead, leaving
the Outlaws to plot out a better strategy for next season's battles.
© 2002 The Ojai Valley News
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FOX TOUCHES FIRST as Genell Whitlock scrambles for the ball.
Both ladies play in the Recreation Department's Coed Softball
League, which had its playoffs Tuesday evening. As of press time,
results of the coed playoffs were not available.