Bad Boys: Whatcha gonna do?

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 4, 2002

Dino Harmon scored four runs and Bobby Truitt and Chris Myers three apiece as the Bad Boys rolled to an 18-6 defeat of Lancaster Farms on the final day of the Parks and Recreation Men’s softball league regular season at JFK Middle School on Thursday evening. The Boys scored 17 runs in the first three innings in their biggest victory of the season.

Harmon, Truitt, Myers, Rusty Dunlow, Bobby Schaefer and Kenny Powell scored in both the first and second innings, and Jerry Clark also crossed the plate in the second. William Jones got in on the action in the third, as he, Harmon and Dunlow (who hit a two-run homer over the left field fence) made it across, giving their team a 17-1 advantage.

Bryan Lytle led off the third with a walk for the Farmers, but was thrown out by Schaefer in center field trying to reach third on a double by Red Ward. But Scott Bradshaw singled Ward home, and the Farmers set the Boys down in order in the fourth.

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Ryan Drake and Darryl Ricks made outs to open the fourth for Lancaster, but Robert Wright slammed a towering shot far over the left-centerfield fence to move the score to 17-3.

With one out in the fifth, the speedy Schaefer tripled into centerfield, and scored on a sacrifice fly by John Killette. But it was the only run the Boys could push across, and the Farmers came back to bat.

Drake flew out to open the fifth, but Grant Gossel walked and moved to third when Lytle reached on an error. Kevin Jewett doubled Gossel home, and Lytle came in on a sacrifice fly by Ward. Bradshaw bashed a triple into centerfield to score Jewett, but Mike Mayo flew out, and the game was over (games end if one team has a 12-run lead after five innings.

Tournament games will begin Tuesday evening at 6:45 p.m., and continue until the final, which will be played at Peanut Park on Oct. 17.