The co-ed softball league hosted by Rolla Parks and Rec wrapped up their regular season on Thursday, Oct. 19, while the men's league continued action on Tuesday, Oct. 17. The Ink Monkeys beat Gresham Backhoe to win the upper division, while Stuff N Stuff/Glove Your Attitude won the lower division.
Ink Monkeys and Gresham Backhoe both needed to win games to get into a championship game and they both won easily. Ink Monkeys opened the night on S&J Green Construction and after S&J started the game with a six-run first, the Ink Monkeys tied the game in the third before winning the game with a seven-run fifth inning. They won the game 15-9.
Gresham had an easier time against Not Forgotten thanks to some early offense. They mashed in 10 runs in the first inning on their way to a 20-12 win, which included four home runs. Trevor White, Mike Sloan, Bryan Furse and Darren Wood each smacked home runs in the win.
S&J Construction faced off against Not Forgotten in the third place game, cruising to an 18-7 victory on the back of four home runs.
Ink Monkeys then met up with Gresham for a championship game that saw a lot of runs. The Ink Monkeys ran away with the win thanks to a staggering 15 runs in the third inning on their way to a 29-10 victory to take the championship. They hit four home runs in the win with Dalton Friend smacking two dingers, while Dustin Hampton and Chance Callahan each hitting one to win the upper division.
In the men's league, Blue Fish scored four runs in extra innings to beat Miller 64 24-20, Hung Jury held off a late comeback by Action to win 17-16, Dinger? I Barely Know Her beat Salem Ave Baptist Church 21-15, Fidelity beat All-N-All 24-13, Huffman Lawn beat On The Run 17-15 with five runs in the sixth, Extreme beat Line to Line 15-13 and DMP beat Futures 13-8.
Final co-ed standings
Ink Monkeys 6-2
Gresham Backhoe 6-2
S&J Green Construction 4-4
Not Forgotten 0-8
Stuff N Stuff/Glove Your Attitude 7-1
Pitch Me Outside (Cherry) 6-2
Central Missouri Sportscards 4-4
Curt's Mobile Homes 4-4
Pitch Me Outside (Terrill) 3-5
Angels Among Us 3-5
Soft Serve 1-6