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Mike’s Auto Glass rallies to overtake Pressure Crack

Mike’s Auto trailed by a score of 14-7 at the start of the fifth inning before a big offensive surge and tough defense throughout the last three innings allowed them to take a 19-15 win over Pressure Crack in Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-Pitch softball action Monday. Mike’s scored five runs in the fifth inning and held Pressure Crack scoreless to narrow the deficit to just two runs, but then were held scoreless in the top of the sixth inning. Pressure Crack tallied one run in the bottom of the sixth inning to increase the lead to three, re-taking the momentum. Mike’s stormed back in their last at-bat, scoring seven runs to take a four run lead, putting the “pressure” on Pressure Crack. Pressure Crack was unable to get the bats going, however, and Mike’s held on to take the win. Leading the way for Mike’s were Brian Kann, 4-5; Walt Roy, 3-5 with a home run; and Jason Aiken, 3-5 with a grand slam and a two-run home run. Mike Kann was the winning pitcher for Mike’s, and Gary Hall also saw action on the mound. In other games Old Town Tavern defeated Back Door 19-5; Budweiser beat F&T 11-5; and Long Branch beat Funky Turtle 10-8. Games between Shenanigan’s vs. Limberlost, Green’s Tavern vs. Coyles and Better Yards vs. Tin Fish were not reported. Old Town Tavern 19, Back Door 5 Old Town Tavern bolted out to a 10-1 lead after the first two innings and continued to increase their lead in a five-inning mercy over Back Door. Don Gibbons was the winning pitcher for Old Town while Brian Kellogg was the losing pitcher. Eric Newcomb also pitched for Back Door. Leading the way for Old Town were Tod Billman, 4-4 with a home run and two RBI’s; Dave DeRuiter, 3-4 with three home runs and six RBI’s; Brian Coykendall, 3-4 with a home run and two RBI’s; and Greg Kauffman, one home run. Dave Wambold, Patrick Gibbons and Kent Bergstrum all were 3-4. Old Town combined for 25 hits. Leading the way for Back Door was Brian Kellogg, 2-2; and Dallas Carll, 1-2 with a home run. Back Door only managed seven hits for the game. Long Branch 10, Funky Turtle 8 Long Branch scored two runs in the final inning of the game to break an 8-8 tie and Funky Turtle was unable to answer back in the bottom of the inning. Doug McRorie was the winning pitcher and Dennis Obermiller was the losing pitcher. Long Branch had 18 hits as a team. The leading hitters were Doug McRorie, a triple; Tory Fletcher, a double; Kevin Garvin, a double; and a double by Josh Warner. The leading hitters for Funky Turtle were Kenny Kosclelecki, 4-4 with three runs and two RBI’s; Brandon Scott, 3-4 with two home runs and five RBI’s; Dan Marcouix, 3-3 with one run; and Matt Lenz, 3-3 with one RBI. Budweiser 11, F&T 5 John Loicano Sr. was the winning pitcher for Budweiser, holding F&T scoreless in five out of the seven innings played. The leading hitters for Budweiser were Steve Darke, 2-3; Bill Ingelson, 3-4; John Loicano Jr., 2-3; Blake Suhr, 1-2; and Ron Pierce, 1-2. Get those results in Team managers are asked to call, fax, e-mail, or drop-off their scores on Tuesday morning to the Resorter. The Resorter’s e-mail is resorter@voyager.net and the fax number is 366-4472. Forms are available by calling 366-5341. Monday’s Games Roscommon Township South Better Yards vs. Funky Turtle, 6 p.m. Back Door vs. Mike’s Auto Body, 7:30 p.m. Roscommon Township North Long Branch vs. Budweiser, 6 p.m. Old Town vs. Limberlost, 7:30 p.m. Lyon Township Pressure Crack vs. Shenanigan’s, 6:30 p.m. Denton Township Tin Fish vs. Coyles, 6 p.m. F&T vs. Green’s Tavern, 7:30 p.m.

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