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Centertown softball leagues in full swing
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Dalton Stalcup awaits the pitch in Centertown Junior League softball action Tuesday evening. Stalcup’s Citizen’s Tri-County Bank won a close one over the FirstBank Tigers.

Tuesday night, the Centertown Softball League featured one Junior League game and two Senior League games. 

In the Junior League, coach Ryan Boyd’s Citizen’s Tri-County Bank prevailed over Jeff Crips’ FirstBank by a score of 8-7. In Senior League action, Sonny Roach’s RRP bested Martin Scott’s Security Federal Savings Bank, 13-10. 

Then coaches Amy and Andy Parton’s Perry’s Garage capped the night with a 23-3 win over Tisha Muncey’s Ponytail Truck Repair.

Citizen’s Tri-County Bank 8

FirstBank 7

Citizen’s Tri-County wasted no time in getting on the scoreboard, scoring four runs in the top of the first. Conner Cantrell hit a double up the middle to score Hayden Foster, and then Shawn Galloway hit a triple to left field to score three more runs. 

In the bottom of the first, FirstBank’s Quentin Johnson hit a double and later was brought home on a 2-RBI inside-the-park home run by Lily Smith. The score was 4-2 after the first.

In the top of the second, Citizen’s Tri-County Bank was stymied by FirstBank’s stingy defense, including a spectacular catch at third base by Gracie Sadler. FirstBank also failed to score in the second.

In the top of the third, Citizen’s bats came alive again. Galloway was back to his old ways with a 2-RBI rip to left field that scored Foster and Alyssa Boyd. The score was 6-2.

In the bottom of the third, FirstBank cut the margin to 6-5. Eli Sain got things started with a base hit, which was followed by a 2-RBI inside-the-park moonshot to left field by Quentin Johnson. After the ball got a $5 taxi ride back to the infield, the score was 6-4. Then Smith doubled and was brought home on an RBI-single by Kiley Beecham.

Citizens got two runs in the top of the fourth. Kaylyn Bragg walked and was scored on a single by Foster. Then, Cantrell drew a bases-loaded walk to score Samara Harris, who had reached on a single. The score was 8-5 Citizen’s after the top of the fourth.

In the bottom of the fourth, FirstBank responded with two runs. Landon Smith singled, advanced to second base on a throwing error, then scored after a triple to center field by Sain. Subsequently, an infield single by Johnson scored Sain and made the score 8-7. 

Citizens got out of the inning when second baseman Lorelei Griffith made a good snag on a grounder and threw to first baseman Boyd, who made a good stretch to make the catch and retire the runner.

In the top of the fifth, Galloway was robbed when his hard-hit grounder was caught Sadler, who made a precision throw to first base to retire Galloway. Lily Smith showed excellent glovework of her own in the pitching circle, making nice plays on grounders and making good throws to Quentin Johnson at first base. The score was 8-7 Citizens going into the bottom of the fifth and final inning.

FirstBank put forth a valiant effort in the bottom of the fifth. Ross Lorance ripped a shot to center, but left centerfielder Emma Peacock kept the ball in front of her to mitigate further base advancement by Lorance, who settled for a single. Galloway made a good catch at third base as well. Following a two-out infield single by Landon Smith, runners were on first and third. The runners ended up being stranded, however, and Citizens held on for an 8-7 win.

RRP 13

Security Federal 10

Security Federal was first to bat and scored two runs in the top of the first. Jake Rains scored on a single by Dean Galloway, and Galloway scored on a double by Jacob Scott. 

In the bottom of the second, RRP scored four runs. A triple to right-center by Baily Roach scored Brittany Wilkinson and Brian McAnulty. Ethan Roach singled to left to score Baily Roach, and Ethan eventually tagged up on an outfield fly to score himself. The score was 4-2 RRP after the first.

In the top of the third, RRP’s outfielders got good jumps to make fine catches. Putouts were made by Ethan Roach and Jalyn Martin, and a beautiful running catch in right-center by McAnulty robbed Security Federal’s Braden Marcom of a hit.

RRP scored 5 runs in the bottom of the third to extend its lead. The runs came as the result of good hits, errors by Security Federal, and aggressive base running. 

Jace Oliver hit a 2-RBI inside-the-park homerun to left field. Following that, Cain Buckner reached on an error and scored after some daring running. A catch at second base by Madison Johnson put an end to RRP’s rally. The score was 9-2 RRP after the third inning.

In the fourth, Security Federal tacked on a run, and RRP scored four times to make the score 13-3.

In the top of the fifth, Galloway put the ball in play to score Rains and Raleigh Gilliam. Jacob Scott tripled to left field to score Galloway. Brady Duggin knocked Scott home on an infield single to make the score 13-7.

In the top of the sixth and final inning, Security Federal mustered another rally, scoring three runs. It was not enough, though, and RRP hung on for a 13-10 win.

Perry’s Garage 23

Ponytail Truck Repair 3

Perry’s Garage coach Andy Parton had his charges ready to play in this one, and they took advantage of Ponytail, which was absent several regular players due to summer vacationing.

Basically everybody hit and everybody scored for Perry’s. Kara DeBord, aka Little Feet, pitched a solid game for Perry’s until she was relieved by Dalton Johnson in the later stages of the contest. 

Hugo Balderas made some fine catches in left field for Perry’s as well. Getting base knocks and scoring runs for Perry’s were DeBord, Johnson, Balderas, Maxen Valaites, Trey Duncan, Ezra Thomas, Shannon Hearn, Allison Parton, Jonathan Cappella, and Kaleb Haley Smith.

For Ponytail, Kolby Keener made a nice snag in left field, and A.J. Crips played well at second base with some good grabs.