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Softball: Pollard, Houghton top Tapiola, 9-2

Dave Usitalo, of Houghton, scores in the fourth inning of Thursday’s Over 50 softball game against Tapiola. (Paul Peterson/Courtesy Photo)

TAPIOLA — Unbeaten Houghton continued rolling along in the Over 50 Softball League on Thursday.

Houghton (5-0) scored a 9-2 win over Tapiola behind the hitting of Jed Pollard and the pitching of Steve Dunstan.

Dunstan gave up just eight hits — three of those by Mike Roth. Pollard whacked out four hits to lead the offense, while seven teammates added two raps apiece.

Len Juntunen allowed 17 hits in taking the loss for South Range (2-3). Steve Balla and Rick Duquette had two hits.

In the other game. South Range (3-2) pounded Baraga, 17-4.

Mike Cook laced four hits for Range, with Dave Fehringer and Balla getting three hits each.

Joe Rossi was the winning pitcher, with Sreve Giddings taking the loss.

Daryl Puitala counted two raps for Baraga (0-5).

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