ORD coed softball begins season with four-way
By Missy Hinks
Bat Busters, The New Ojai Frostie, Vista
Ford, and Shanda's in Oak View each split for the evening to
start the new Ojai Recreation Department coed softball season
with a four way tie for first.
The New Ojai Frostie was cooking in the first game of the night.
Facing Vista Ford, the Frostie pulled ahead by two runs through
the first five innings. In the top of the fifth, The Ojai Frostie
batted through their lineup to come up with a sizzling eight
runs, four of which came from a grand slam by Josh Hinks. In
the bottom of the seventh, Vista Ford member Jessy Cox slammed
a solo home run, but Vista was unable to close the gap. The final
score was The New Ojai Frostie 17, Vista Ford 8.
The veteran team, Bat Busters broke it open in the sixth to take
the victory over Shanda's. Bat Busters took the early lead ahead
by five after three innings. Shanda's rallied in the bottom of
the fourth to tie the score 13-13. In the final inning, Buster
Travis Tolliver tripled in teammates Celina Lowe and Joey Wallhausen,
to go ahead by two. First baseman Julie Knowles put the icing
on the cake with a home run to left field.
The final score was Bat Busters 19, Shanda's 13.
The hot hitters:
The New Ojai Frostie (1-1):
· Dena Elshere had two singles in four at-bats.
· Larry Elshere went four for five with two singles, a
double, and a triple.
· Shortstop Eric Elshere slammed a single, double, and
a triple, plating three.
· First baseman Colleen Cody singled.
· Forest Hutton slammed a pair of home runs and scored
· Team coach Roy Leckbee singled and homered.
· Julie Knowles stroked a double and home run.
· Celina Lowe singled three times.
· Pitcher Ron Tolliver went four for five with two singles,
a double, and a first-inning home run.
· Mike Thorpe was a perfect five for five with three singles,
and two home runs.
Shanda's in Oak View(1-1):
· Denise Stoltz hit for the cycle with a single, double,
triple, and home run.
· Lacy Albrent also homered.
· James Torres singled twice, doubled and pounded a home
· T.J. Hanna had two singles, a double and a home run.
Play continues Monday night, starting at 7 p.m. at Sarzotti Park.
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