League hits home stretch

West Side Char­lies ad­vances to fi­nal; Rock Hard and Butt’s Esso play off for fi­nals berth

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With West Side Char­lies ad­vanc­ing to the fi­nal, Butt’s Esso squared off with Rock Hard Con­struc­tion in the first game of their best of five semi-fi­nals se­ries, Tues­day, Sept. 13.

Butt’s Esso drew first blood in the se­ries by putting a beat­down on Rock Hard to the tune of 12-3.

Lead­ing the of­fen­sive at­tack for the win­ners was Stephen Peach, who con­trib­uted two hits, in­clud­ing a home run, and Jody Doyle, who matched Peach with a two hit, one homer ef­fort. Blair Par­sons, Cory Clarke and Chad Par­sons picked up two hits.

Ryan Dean, Brad Gal­lant, Gord King, Randy Moores and Bradley Har­ris each had one hit in the loss.

Ger­ard Grif­fin picked up the win, while Sam White took the loss.

Butt’s Esso lead the se­ries 1-0.

Bounce back ef­fort

Af­ter only scor­ing three runs in the se­ries opener, Rock Hard Con­struc­tion’s of­fense woke up, push­ing 13 runs across to nar­rowly beat Butt’s Esso by one run, 13-12, in Game 2 to even up the se­ries at the Car­bon­ear Re­cre­ation Com­plex Tues­day.

Pac­ing the Rock Hard of­fen­sive ex­plo­sion were Brad Gal­lant, three hits, and Jim King and Randy Moores, each with two hits.

Stephen Peach lead the way for Butt’s Esso. He picked up four hits in­clud­ing a home run. Charl Clarke, Blair Par­sons, Jeff Par­sons, Chad Par­sons, Luke Ho­gan, Shane Lam­bert and Chris Par­sons each chipped in two hits in de­feat.

Sam White toed the rub­ber in the win, while Ger­ard Grif­fin took the loss.

Se­ries tied 1-1.

Tak­ing the lead

There was not much de­fence in the third game of the semi-fi­nals, Rock Hard Con­struc­tion up­end Butt’s Esso, 15-13, on Sept. 14.

Brad Gal­lant and Jim King were both pro­lific at the plate, col­lect­ing three hits. Ryan Dean and Trevor Smith con­trib­uted two hits, while Keith Ped­dle chipped in one hit.

Butt’s Esso’s of­fense was lead by Stephen Peach, Blair Par­sons and Chad Par­sons with three hits apiece. Charl Clarke showed some power, belt­ing two hits, one of them a home run. Dennis King, Chris Par­sons and Cory Clarke had two hits each. Jeff Par­sons had one home run to go along with an­other two hits.

Sam White tossed the win, while Ger­ard Grif­fin picked up the loss.

Se­ries is 2-1 for Rock Hard.

Butt’s Esso strikes back

In the sec­ond game on Wed­nes­day, Butt’s dou­bled up Rock Hard 16-8 to even up their best-of-five se­ries.

Lead­ing the at­tack for Butt’s were Jeff Par­sons, Chard Par­sons, Cory Clarke and Chris Par­sons with three hits each. One of Par­sons’ hits was a home run. Charl Clarke had two hits, in­clud­ing a home run. Stephen Peach, Blair Par­sons, Dennis King and Jody Doyle all col­lected two hits.

Pac­ing Rock Hard in the loss were Ryan Dean, Jim King and Roy Flight with two hits each.

Ger­ard Grif­fin ran his record on the mound to 2-2 with the win, while Sam White slipped to 2-2 in the loss.

Se­ries tied 2-2

Game 5 of the se­ries was sched­uled for Mon­day, Sept. 19, with the win­ner ad­vanc­ing to the cham­pi­onship round against West Side Char­lies.

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