Cocomo’s outdueled Almost Famous Mel’s to take sole possession of first place in the City Men’s Softball League.
Dan Noyes and Niels Stone slammed out four hits each, including a Stone home run to lead Cocomo’s in a 17-12 victory. Also aiding the cause were Rich Busch, Brian Day, Curt Withoff and Neal Alberry with three hits each and Scott Gibbs and Mike Watkins with two hits each.
Leading Mel’s attack were Justin Hanna with three hits, Pat McGuire, JP Nachef amid Brad Frazier with two hits, including a Frazier home run and Jason Berning with a round tripper.
St. Mark’s moved into a second place tie with Mel’s after downing Joey’s Pizza in a tight 14-13 win. Tim Dillingham and Patrick Baldwin slammed out three hits each, while Lee Vanderjagt had two hits.
Joey’s was led by Joe Oliverio and Jimmy Stephenson with three hits each and Jay Mateja with two hits.
Capt. Brien’s won its second straight game, downing Nacho Mama’s, 18-5. Joe Valencic had three hits, including a home run, while Jerry and Jimmy Bonfitto and Jordan Weatherby added two hits each.
Vip Grover, Greg Curry and Eric Phillips knocked out two hits each for Nacho Mama’s.
The standings show Cocomo’s, 7-1, Mel’s and St. Mark’s, 6-2, DaVinci’s, 5-3, Joey’s Pizza and Capt. Brien’s, 2-6 and Nacho Mama’s, 1-7.
Games in Thursday have Capt. Brien’s playing DaVinci’s at 6:15 p.m., St. Mark’s and Mel’s battling off for second at 7:30 and Cocomo’s going against Joey’s Pizza at 8:30.