The co-ed softball league was back in action on Thursday, Aug 2 with a slew of great games.
Karma and Curt's Mobil Homes started things off on the first field of games. Curt's took an early lead with three runs in the first inning and held on to that lead through the first three innings. Karma came back in the fourth inning with a five-run inning, taking a 6-4 lead, which they would not relinquish. Each team scored a run in each of the next two innings, as Karma held onto an 8-6 win. Karma then turned their offense up a notch against MG Sports, mashing their way to a 22-4 win. Curls four the Girls and Curt's then wrapped up the first field of games. They got off to a fast start offensively, with Curls taking a 7-5 lead through an inning of play. Curt's then took the lead in the second inning with four runs in the second, but their offense slowed down after that. After jumping out to a 9-8 lead, they would only score one more run. Curls, meanwhile, added two more runs in the third to retake the lead, before sealing the win with four more runs in the fourth to put the button on a 14-10 win.
Curls for the Girls didn't have the same luck in their first game, as they opened up games on Morgan Field against Die Hard Diesel. Diesel took a two run lead early, but the two teams found themselves locked in an 8-8 tie going into the seventh and final inning. That's where Diesel knocked in three runs in the bottom of the frame, before shutting down Curls for an 11-8 win. Die Hard Diesel then exploded in their second game, cruising to a 24-4 win over Not Forgotten. Benchwarmers then repeated that performance, crushing Not Forgotten 22-1 to finish the night of games on Morgan Field.
The final field of games saw Exit Reality open with a 24-5 win over Riverways Federal Credit Union. NAPA Auto Parts then cruised to an 18-8 win over Riverways. Exit Reality then beat All Out Diesel 10-5, before a close game between Central MO Sportscards and All Out Diesel. After trading runs blow for blow for early, the two teams went into the fifth with Central leading 11-8. Both teams pushed across four runs in the final inning to give Central MO Sportscards the 15-12 win.