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Sandpiper, Used Cars play for Tuesday title

October 01, 2004

Sandpiper and Used Cars both turned in victories at Riddle Field to

advance to the championship final of the Tuesday League postseason

playoffs in city of Laguna Beach Community Services Dept. Summer 16"

Slow Pitch Softball action.

Sandpiper 11, Team Viagra 4 Sandpiper slugged out nine home runs and ended Team Viagra's

six-game win streak in the process.

Ryan Neptune ripped three of those homers and Chris Howell, Jeff

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Heminghaus, Teo Moore, David Sommerfield, Mickey Allen and Brett

Nelson each had one.

Cam Hamil had a leadoff double and scored on Nate Pivaroff's home

run to give Team Viagra a 2-0 first inning lead.

Sandpiper went ahead by scoring three runs in the second inning,

but Tom Pierce's solo homer in the third brought Team Viagra into a

3-3 tie.

Sandpiper took the lead for good in the bottom-half of the third

by scoring three more runs.

Used Cars 10, Team Viagra 7

Used Cars built a 5-0 lead after two innings and held on to

eliminate Team Viagra in a losers' bracket game.

Despite being down five runs, Team Viagra rallied back to tie the

game in the fifth, 5-5.

Used Cars scored twice in the sixth and three more times in the

seventh to decide the game.

Used Cars leadoff batter Pat Toohey had a home run and three

singles in a four for four game, Aiden Cunniningham homered, doubled

and singled, Mike McKenzie homered twice and singled and Micah

Stovall had three singles.

Keith Mulvaney hit two home runs and Nate Pivaroff added a home

run and single for Team Viagra.

In Wednesday League playoff action:

Mesa Verde Partners 16, Arborists 1

Defending champion Mesa Verde's sixth straight win sent up a title

date with Sports World.

Dave Meggison delivered three home runs and walked in, driving in

six runs, Jeff Pich belted out three homers in three plate

appearances, Jeff Greenough homered twice and Ryan Neptune and Jeff

Pich each homered once to power Mesa Verde's offense.

Meggison surrendered just four singles to the Arborists.

Arborists 10, Island Shade 8

Marco Johnson knocked in four runs with a pair of homers and A.J.

Voto went four for four with a home run as the Arborists eliminated

Island Shade from the playoffs.

Coby Naess and Tom Taylor each homered twice and J.P. McManus had

a three-run homer and singled for Island Shade.

In Thursday League regular season action:

Chico's Bail Bonds 9, Rotary 8

By holding off playoff-bound Rotary, Chico's Bail Bonds was able

to earn an outright regular season championship.

Teo Moore homered twice and singled, Cam Driscoll hit a pair of

homers and Mike McKenzie homered and singled twice to lead Chico's

Bail Bonds.

Rotary's Mark Maurer hit a three-run homer in the third inning and

Bob Jameson singled twice.

Arbitech 10, South Laguna Hamstrings 8

Arbitech scored six times in its final at-bat to win its third

straight game.

Despite the win, Arbitech missed making the postseason playoffs by

four percentage points.

Arbitech leadoff batter Matt Kent hit a solo home run and singled.

Alex Carter homered and singled for the Hamstrings.

C-Dawgs 5, Compound Fractures 1

Frank Ranieri drove in four runs with two home runs and a single

to account for half of the C-Dawgs hits.

Jimmy Quintana doubled and singled for the Compound Fractures.

Final Thursday League standings: 1. *Chico's Bail Bonds, 9-2; 2.

*Team Hobie, 7-3; 3. *South Laguna Hamstrings, 4-5-1; 4T. *Rotary,

C-Dawgs, 4-6; 6. Arbitech, 4-7; 7. Compound Fractures, 3-6-1.

*Qualified for postseason playoffs

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