Houghton and Tapiola earn victories in Over 50 softball
TAPIOLA — League champion Houghton and Tapiola won games in Over 50 Softball League play Thursday.
Houghton scored an 8-3 win over South Range as Jed Pollard led the way with three hits.
Pollard also smacked a two-run homer in the fifth inning to snap a 2-2 deadlock.
Also getting two hits for Houghton were Steve Dunstan and Charlie Kemppainen.
Brien Ricci collected three hits for Range, with Dave Kamerand and Rory Duquette chipping in two hits.
Joe Rossi was the losing hurler.
Tapiola notched a close 8-7 win over Chassell behind four hits by Steve Balla.
Guy Juntunen and Duquette had two hits apiece for the winners.
Jay LeClaire, Jerry Fish and losing hurler Steve Giddings picked up two hits for Chassell.
Leno Juntunen was the winning pitcher.