Archive - Jul 23, 2013 - Sports Article
The well-matched Chili Poppers and Unloaded battled to a 6-6 tie in Friday eveningâ€™s City Softball League Coed D division match-up. With one more at-bat, the Poppers stepped up with 3 runs to claim the win in the final day of play before the championship tournament series.
Tournament action for the division starts this Friday at 6 p.m.
The Poppers took the early lead in the bottom of the first inning. With two runners on, Alonso Talamantes slammed the ball deep into the outfield, emptying the bases and putting the team up 3-0.
While the weather was none too cooperative and the format challenging, the Eastern Sierra Girls Softball Texas-Style One Pitch Tournament, literally, blew through the City Park this past weekend.
The aptly-named Texas tourney requires runners to round the bases backwards. Even by mid-afternoon Saturday, as the eight teams started their second round of games, runners were still heading down the first base line, catching themselves and cutting across the infield to third.
Just NDNs came out on top, beating the Jacksons in the final championship game on Sunday.