Chassell, Houghton win in 50-and-over softball

TAPIOLA – Chassell and Houghton won games in the 50-and-Over Softball League Thursday.

Winning pitcher Mitch Lake broke a deadlock in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Chassell a 12-11 win over Tapiola.

Pat Duguay, Gary Fish, Kevin Tormala and Charlie Kemppainen all had three hits for 3-3 Chassell. Steve Giddings added two more raps.

Tapiola, 0-6, received two hits from losing pitcher Len Juntunen, Dennis Salbashian, Andy Heikkinen and John Kinnunen.

In the other game, Houghton took a 12-1 lead over South Range after four innings and then held on.

Houghton, 5-1 on the year, was led by Dave Kamarand with three hits. Dave Hoffman, Dave Usitalo and winning pitcher Tom LeGault had two raps apiece.

South Range, 4-2, got three hits from Brien Ricci. Chuck Mitchell, Dave Fehringer and Mark Miller were good for two raps each