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Killington softball league: errors lead to runs, one more shut out and a first win!

The highly anticipated rematch of last year's championship between the Clear Cottage and Moguls was not as tight as fans expected. The Clear stayed hot and Moguls did not as they were blanked 10-0.

Moguls technically scored the first run for the Clear as Neal Giberti's line drive to left fielder Joe Montemurro bounced off his glove and over the fence for the 4-base error. It was the second game in a row the Clear got an assisted home run. After Rodney walked two to load the bases, Judd Washburn made him pay with a grand slam. Washburn struck again in the third blasting another shot to left, this time for three runs and his 7th RBI. The Clear's defense was on their game all night long, turning two double plays and not letting a Moguls player get past second base. Moguls sealed their mercy defeat when they assisted Will "The Thrill" Burdick's line drive over the fence for the second time in the game.

The Clear has now recorded four shutouts and every win this season is by mercy.

In the "Someone is finally getting a Win" game, Jax squeaked out a 6-5 win over the Heavy Hitters. Jax, the Farm Team, was able to call up Major Leaguers Brandon Remick and Loco to come in and lead the team to victory. Loco provided the defense and Remick the offense. Jax built a 5-0 lead through four innings. Due to time restrictions, a stipulation was put on that the 5th inning would be the last. The Hitters stormed back with a flurry of hits to tie it in the top of the 5th. There was a chance that neither team would get their first win but Remick got the walk-off double to win the game. The Hitters did make one good play on Remick though, as he was charging home with a head full of steam until he ran into the catching wall of Megan Mowery for the big put out. The Hitters were able to bring in Toledo Teacups star Sean Delaney but he was not able to produce enough for the win.

Slips, Trips and Falls needed a furious rally to avoid their most embarrassing loss in team history. They were playing and losing to Slopeside, who only had seven players. Slopeside might have been short players but didn't play like they were and built a 9-3 lead. STF fought back, found the holes in the outfield and went into the bottom of the 7th down 13-10. STF put together a string of hits to cut the lead 13-12. Slopeside was one out away from slaying the Beast but STF got the walk-off win 14-13. Slopeside played their hearts out but suffered another heart breaking loss. Their five losses this season are by a combined 8 runs.

Slopeside was able to bounce back in their next game blasting the Heavy Hitters 20-5. Slopeside got the emotional lift from Kelly Linton who came out of retirement to help the team in the win. Linton's son Josh had a walk-off double to invoke the 4th inning mercy rule of 15 runs. Pitcher Chris was outstanding delivering 5 "Cold Beer" K's.

The Phat Italian reeled off their sixth straight win (7-3) which led to the season sweep of Moguls. It was a big team effort with a few stars. Matt "Ajax" Anderson had a bunch of first pitch strikes, Loco was a stone wall at 3rd and Kevin had a huge web gem plus recorded six fly outs.

After three straight losses, the Vermonsters finally got a win and some payback against STF from earlier in the season and won 12-5

1)    Clear Cottage 8-1
2)    Phat Italian 7-3
3)    Moguls/McGraths 6-3
4)    Slips, Trips and Falls 6-4
5)    Vermonsters 5-4
6)    Slopeside Bar & Grill 3-5
7)    Jax Food & Games 1-7
8)     Charity's Hitters 0-9

All games played at the Killington Library Field on River Road
Monday, July 9
Clear Cottage vs. Moguls: 4:50 p.m.
STF vs.Slopeside: 6 p.m. 
Vermonsters vs. Jax: 7:10 p.m.
Wednesday, July 11
Vermonsters vs. Moguls: 4:50 p.m.    
Phat Italian vs. Slopeside: 6 p.m.  
Heavy Hitters vs. Jax: 7:10 p.m.
There will be a Budweiser sponsored post game party Wednesday July 11 at Jax Food & Games 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.

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