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Thursday, July 31,2014 - Mason County Journal - Page B-3 Bookstore team stuns Steph's Espresso in 7th- inning rally By EMILY HANSON emily@masoncoun com Sage Bookstore made the seventh inning count. On Monday night, the bookstore team found it- self down 13-4 entering the bottom of the final inning against Steph's Espresso in an Olympic League adult co-ed soft- ball playoff game at Cal- lanan Park. Twelve hits later, the dust settled and Sage had soared past Steph's to win the game 14-13. "We had a real good inning, as far as the bats went," Sage team man- ager Casey Bingham said. He added that if he's ever seen a come- back like that before, it's been a long time since. o Nearly every batter on Sage's team made contact at the plate in the seventh-inning rally. With the bases loaded, Sunni Wood brought in Aaron Leth with a base Journal photo by Emily Hanson Sage Bookstore catcher Sunni Wood tags Steph's Espresso runner Larry Sheedy out at home Monday night during the first inning of the teams' Olympic League adult co-ed softball playoff game at Callanan Park. hit. Matt Bogh then hit a two RBI single, scor- ing Dez Leth and Keith Hayes. Wood came home on Tim Rhoades' single, which also brought in Bogh. Britt Chamberlin scored on Jeff Rhoades' single and Connie Bingham brought Tim Rhoades in. With two outs, Josh Eveland blasted a triple, bringing in Jeff Rhoades and Chamberlin, who was the designated run- ner for Connie Bingham. Tied 13-13, Erin John- srud stepped to the plate for her second at-bat of the inning. Her resulting single brought Eveland in for the win. Steph's Espresso aid- ed Sage by committing five errors in the field in the final inning. Steph's had 11 errors for the game. The victory advanced Sage to the second day of the playoffs, which are scheduled to con- continued from page B- 1 Right now, the school district crews are working on the infield. "The infield dirt has been deliv- ered, spread and grated," Woods said. "The next thing is South Gate Fence is coming Aug. 11 to do the backstop, benches and pitching lane on each side. That's scheduled to be complet- ed Aug. 29." He said he installed underground piping when work on the field first be- gan, so power will be available when it's for the scoreboard. The irrigation system for the infield was installed be- fore the dirt was spread, so the team won't need to water the infield by hand. "It's going to be a very nice field," Woods said. He credited the Dirty Diamond Club with providing a lot of help. "They've been stepping up to the plate to get volunteers to truck in the black crushed rock for the spectators area," Woods said. "They're working on getting a donation to help with cement floors for each dugout area. I just really want to thank all the volunteers and the booster club for stepping up and helping make everything possible." He said the boosters have also found a contract to complete the tin:covered roofs for the dugouts. Between the baseball and fastpitch fields is the baseball team's two-story clubhouse originally built by three Highclimbers as their senior project. The fastpitch team will have one room on the top floor to use as a meeting room. "The plan down the line is to build a one-story building for the girls' locker room out there," Woods said. continued from page B- 1 Crabtree said her fast- pitch success couldn't have been possible with- out her parents. "My parents always supported me and drove me to practices, some- times two hours away," she said. "It's really meant a lot to me. They put me in camps to help me excel." Crabtree said she doesn't mind SPSCC's smaller size. "It's been a lifelong dream to play in col- lege," she said. "It might not be a big school, but I'm definitely proud of it." She said the school is trying to build up a bet- ter team. "I think this will be a really strong year," Crahtree said. "I .really just want to do the best I can and help the pro- gram improve as much as possible." Crabtree was a Run- ning Start student at SHS and needs just one school year to com- plete her Associate of Arts degree. Once that's complet- ed, she said she plans to transfer to Northwest Lineman College in Me- ridian, Idaho, to learn to work with power lines. "I plan on working in California for the Bonn- eville Power Administra- tion," Crabtree said. She said she wants to travel and live outside of Shelton. "Shelton will always be my home, but if I tru- ly move back here or not, I'm not sure," she said. clude Monday night at Callanan Park. Sage's second playoff game was last night, after deadline. Casey Bingham said he believes Sage Book- store can reach the championship game. "If we have a bunch of those seventh innings, we'll be fine," he added with a grin stretching across his face. Tim Rhoades led Sage at the plate, going 4-4 with a double, a triple, two RBI and three runs. Bogh, Chamberlin and Johnsrud went 3-4. Bogh and Chamberlin both had one RBI and two runs, while Johnsrud had an RBI and one run. Wood, Aaron Leth and Dez Leth each went 2-3 at the plate, while Eveland, Kelly Bogh and Connie Bingham all went 2-4. Steph's Espresso es- tablished an early lead in the second inning, pull- ing out of a 1-1 tie with four runs. In the top of the sec- ond inning, Tina Edmis- ton knocked a double to bring Greg Harvey in. Edmiston then scored on Tyler Th0mpson's RBI single. Two batters later, James Lix brought Thompson in with a dou- ble. Lix then scored on a Sage Bookstore field- ing error after teammate Audra Oien's hit was caught. The espresso team scored another four runs in the top of the fourth inning. Lix once again brought in Thompson, this time with an RBI single. Oien then hit a double to score Jes- sica Thompson and Lix. Three batters later, Scott Way scored Oien with an RBI single. Another three runs in the top of the sev- enth inning gave Steph's Espresso the 13-4 advan- tage. Edmiston brought Liezl Carlsen in with an RBI single. She then scored on Jessica Thomp- son's two RBI single, which also brought in Tyler Thompson. Harvey led Steph's at the plate, going 4-4 with a run, while Way went 3-3 with an RBI. Edm- iston, Tyler Thompson, Larry Sheedy and Jessi- ca Thompson each went 3-4. Lix went 3-5 and Carlsen went 2-4. Just a reminder.... Deadline for news and advertising is Monday at 5:00 p.m. / P with a catchy display ad in It's hard to believe that you're turning 80! Love, The Kids / Have a Great Birthday Sony --Mom & Dad