Hot Wings win Wednesday League title
The Hot Wings captured the Laguna Beach 16" Softball Wednesday League title, defeating belongs the Smoking Gunz, 11-4. The title was the team's fourth championship under Coach Jonathon Cohen (Laguna Beach High, 1998). Hot Wings won the Dec. 8 final at Laguna Beach Little League's Riddle Field behind the defense of Kurt Boultinghouse, pitching of Shaun MacGillivray (LBHS, 1998), catching of Bob Jameson (LBHS, 1993), all-out play of Aaron Talarico (LBHS boys' tennis coach) and power hitting of Cohen, Trigg Garner (LBHS, 1993), Kirk Ritenhouse (LBHS, 1998).
Garner hit a two-run home run to get Hot Wings rolling in the first inning and Ritenhouse hit a solo homer to move the lead to 3-1. After the Smoking Gunz tied the score at 3, the Hot Wings scored three consecutive runs, two coming on a line-drive home run by Cohen, to take a 6-3 lead. Still leading 6-4 heading into the bottom of the sixth, the Hot Wings got one run on a Smoking Gunz fielding error, then built a comfortable 11-4 lead on Cohen's three-run home run.