East Jordan Iron Works split a pair of slugfests Thursday in Petoskey Men’s Fast Pitch Softball League games at Bayfront Park’s Ed White Field.
The Iron Works downed J.R. Construction, 11-8, in the opener, then dropped a 17-10 decision to BASES in the nightcap.
Tyler Spence, Nick McIntosh, Nick Karaszewski and Tom Scott had two hits apiece to lead the Iron Works past J.R. Construction. The Iron Works trailed, 8-7, then scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to go ahead for good.
McIntosh struck out five, walked four and surrendered nine hits for the victory.
Scott Hansen and McIntosh drove in three runs apiece for the Iron Works, while Tom Scott had two RBI. Hansen and Denzil Wilson added a hit apiece for the winners.
Dan Plichta had three hits including a double and Eric Fettig homered to lead J.R. Construction.
Plichta and Brian Scheenbarn had three RBI apiece. Scheenbarn doubled, while Kevin Plichta, Fettig, Jason Peters, Dave Marr and Dave Vasquez each singled.
Marr took the loss in relief of Francis Hiar. Marr allowed four hits, walked three and struck out one over 2 1-3 innings. Hiar surrendered six hits and struck out one over 2 2-3 innings.
Scott Kelly had four hits and Randy Wheelock added three including a home run to lead a 16-hit BASES attack in Thursday’s nightcap.
Chris Loper added two hits including a triple for the winners, while Jason Zulski and Justin Litzner each singled twice, and Brian Loper, Matt Zulski and Jake Hickman added one hit apiece.
Wheelock finished with four RBI, while Kelly, Brian Loper, Chris Loper, Matt Zulski, Jason Zulski and Litzner had two each.
Winning pitcher Doyle Dustin II struck out three and walked one.
Hansen, Karaszewski and Wilson each homered for the Iron Works.
Wilson finished with four hits, while Hansen had three, and McIntosh, Karaszewski, Al Stallard and Tom Scott had two apiece. Dave Corcoran added a double.
Wilson and Karaszewski each drove in three runs, while Hansen picked up two RBI, and McIntosh and Scott had one each.
McIntosh struck out four and walked eight in taking the loss.
The annual Rex Marquardt Memorial Tournament gets under way 8 p.m. today, Friday, at Ed White Field.
The five-team round-robin tournament features Beron’s Tree Service of Marshall, Tiffany’s of Frankenmuth, R/T Boring Drillers of Homer, Up to Date Painting of Millington, and The Thunder of Marshall.
Beron’s and Tiffany’s meet in the 8 p.m. opener. R/T Boring Drillers and Up to Date Painting meet in Friday’s second game. Play resumes 10 a.m. Saturday.
The Petoskey women’s league has one game scheduled for Sunday, July 3. BASES will take on ALS at 6:30 p.m.
Men’s league play resumes on Tuesday, July 5, with Bay Street Orthopaedics taking on J.R. Construction at 7 p.m. Fahrenheit Photography plays BASES in the nightcap.
Flight winners and runners-up in the Petoskey-Bay View Country Club Ladies Member-Member best-ball event.
Beach Babes: 1-Connie Dresbach-Mary Wimer, 55; 2-Rachel Swiss-Joy MacGregor, 58. Bathing Beauties: 1-Nancy Craig-Carol Neithercut, 50; 2-Linda Amtsbuechler-JoAnne Deery, 62. Star Fish: 1-Donna Schultz-Barbara Leonard, 57; 2-Maureen Nicholson-Polly Ryan, 60. Mermaids: 1-Nancy Campbell-Nancy Fazio, 58; 2-Anne Becker-Molly Landi, 59.
Closest to the pin: Bonnie Bush, Fazio.
Top three teams by flight in the Petoskey-Bay View Country Club Niners Red-White-Blue Event.
Flight 1: 1-Jill Hoggard, Georgia Lindstrom, Sally Rogers, Phyliss Beaverson, 56; 2-Marilyn Taylor, Susan Anderson, Carla Kanine, Mary Spayde, 59; 3-Sue Kessler, Mary Billideau, Kay Winslow, Julie Nummer, 60. Flight 2: 1-Pat Grannis, Mary Foster, Nancy Whitmyer, Mary Lou Dinon, 56; 2-Sue Gravedoni, Nancy Craig, Jean MacMillan, Susan Kinney, 58; 3-Cheryl Tallman, Jane Bacon, Carolyn Bourland, Mary Keedy, 60.
Top 10 teams in the Springbrook Thursday Night Men’s Golf League.
1-Steve Clark-Dennis Clark, 115.5; 2-Denny Lemieur-Gary Cook, 114; 3-Al Bachelor-Sean Torres, 111; 4-Art Vallad-Greg Hiar, 108.5; 5-Jim Peterson-Bill Southwell, 100; 6-Flash G. Sheperd-Jim McGraw, 98; 7-George Ketchman-John Sobleskey, 97.5; 8-Terry Coveyou-Dan Dryden, 96; 9-Bill Sparks-Kent Bland, 95; 10-Brad Mitas-Dave Monarch, 94.
Woody Derrohn of Oden used a 5-wood to record a hole-in-one on No. 13, a 166-yard par 3, at Petoskey-Bay View Country Club. It was Derrohn’s first ace.