Casa Baeza claims 2nd coed title
For the second straight year Casa Baeza captured first place in the Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District’s coed “A” softball league.
Casa Baeza ended a mini-slump in the post-season tournament, as the team had lost two out of its last three games in the regular season after winning nine games in a row to begin the season.
Casa Baeza opened the playoffs with a narrow 9-6 win over Advanced Asphalt.
The other semifinal game was a thriller, with Sierra Snow Removal edging High Sierra Fitness in eight innings, 3-2.
In the final game, Casa Baeza had to rally to nip Sierra Snow Removal 6-5 to win the title.
The championship team included: Ron Bishop, Bill Coxson, Paige and Pat Gerrard, Kim Wall, Dave Burkhalter, Barry Church, Jeff and Valerie Safford, Roz Van Dyke, Sheryl and Mark Scozzafava, Linda Kruse, Micky Paris and Andres Baeza.
Coed “B” League
TD outduels Stone’s
Tahoe Donner won the “B” coed title by defeating Stone’s Tire 6-2 in the championship game.
Tahoe Donner entered the playoffs with an 8-4 record and beat Charles Schwab (11-1 entering the playoffs) 10-2 to advance to the finals.
The other semifinal game was a remarkable 13-inning affair which saw Stone’s Tire edge Longs Drugs 6-5.
In the championship game, Tahoe Donner broke open a close game with four runs in the fourth inning and cruised to a 6-2 win.
The first-place Tahoe Donner team included: Kim Kjos, Joe Evens, Laura Killian, Kathy Brown, Paul Russell, Scott and Jennifer Cross, Geoff Coscia, Marc McMullen, Ron Wilson, Jen Mader, Lisa Foster and Kim Stewart.
Coed “C” League
Tahoe Truckee Supply made their first season of Coed softball a memorable one by winning the Coed “C” title. The “C” league playoffs opened with Boice Countryside Realty going ten innings to nip Stone’s Tire #2 6-5. In the other semi-final game Tahoe Truckee Supply beat Shaffer Paving 9-2.
Tahoe Truckee Supply and Boice had to go extra inning again in the final game with Tahoe Truckee Supply scoring a run in the top of the eighth and then stopping a Boice rally in the bottom half of the inning for the victory. Tahoe Truckee Supply’s winning team was Erin and Brian Smith, Patti and Bob Bena, Brett and Rhonda Churchman, Matt Warren, Will Broad, Gary Botto, Jill Mize, Carrie Mize, Rene Arrington, Kathy McEneany and Brian McEneany.
The final Championship of the season went to Tahoe Taps in the Coed “D” league. Tahoe Taps opened the season in the “C” league and lost their first five games of the season. They were dropped to the “D” league and responded by winning seven of their last eight games.
Tahoe Taps won their semi-final game against the Sharpies 8-2 while Calvary Chapel, 10-2 in regular season, beat Sugar Bowl 6-5 in the other semi-final. Calvary Chapel scored the first run of the championship game but Tahoe Taps answered with the next eight runs and won 8-2. The Tahoe Taps team was comprised of Todd Heckler, Trista Wickman, Julie Zenke, Mary Bechdolt, Jason Edmunds, Mary Becker, Lynn Biagini, Kenny Ball, Mark Waters, Tim Mehan, Aric Dohm and “Cinnamon.”
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