Houghton falls in Over 50 softball to South Range
TAPIOLA — South Range handed Houghton its first defeat of the Over 50 Softball League season Thursday night.
Range scored a 10-8 win in the battle of old foes in a game that featured several lead changes.
Joe Rossi was the winning hurler, with Scott Madajewski taking the loss.
Brien Ricci and Dick Franti laced out three hits each for 4-3 Range, with Dave Fehringer, Jim Puotinen and Glenn Mitchell adding two more raps.
Dave Eikenberry and Jed Pollard picked up three hits for 6-1 Houghton. Jim Perron, Dave Hoffman and Jerry Fish all had two raps.
Chassell moved into second place with a 13-4 win over Tapiola.
Pat Duguay, Darryl Putala and Jay LeClaire had three hits apiece for the victors. Jim LaChance and Charlie Kemppainen added two raps.
Fehringer was the only Tapiola, 0-7, player with two hits.
Steve Giddings was the winning pitcher, Len Juntunen took the loss for Tapiola, which held a 2-0 lead going into the fifth inning.