July 23, 2001
IM summer titles claimed
By Eric Rangus firstname.lastname@example.org
The matchup in the July 11 IM mens summer softball league was appealing.
The Asian Christian Fellowship had rolled the through the season undefeated.
What Bar Exam? had two losses, but the core of this talented group of
law students had finished second in both spring softball and flag football
and won the IM soccer title.
Something had to give.
It was the (soon-to-be) lawyers, who were overwhelmed by ACFs big
bats, which hammered the way to a 16-10 win.
ACF used big innings to great effect, putting up six runs in both the
third and sixth. Senior Danny Kim, who was also the winning pitcher, helped
himself with a 4-for-4 evening, including a double, 2 RBI and a run scored.
But What Bar Exam? had its offensive highlights as well. Like a four-run
first inning featuring a two-run triple by Eric Berardi.
But it wasnt enough to keep up with ACFs balanced attack.
Nine of ACFs 11 starters scored at least one run, seven had at least
one RBI, and three playersKim, Danny Jeon (two hits, two walks,
two runs scored, two RBI) and John Non (two singles, three walks, two
runs scored and one RBI)reached base every time they batted.
The win was ACFs first championship in any IM sport.
Physician Assistants, an aptly named team of first-year students in the
medical schools P.A. program, scored three runs in the top of the
seventh inning, held off a late rally by the Boys and Girls of Summer
in the bottom half, and won the IM co-rec summer softball championship
July 12, 7-6.
Down 5-4 to start the final inning, PA loaded the bases with one out
on singles by Brent Price and Mandy Wilson and a walk to Cheryl Cabalza.
Price scored the tying run on a fielders choice and, after another
walk to load the bases, clean-up hitter Jeremy Ruddel stepped up.
He hit a grounder to the left side that looked like it would end the
inning, but the ball trickled under the shortstops glove. The error
allowed two runs to score and gave PA a 7-5 lead.
Not content to roll over, the Boys and Girls of Summera team of
predominantly graduate students in neurosciencebegan the bottom
of the seventh with a bang. Sean Kaufman of Residence Life led off the
inning with an opposite-field solo home run to cap a four-hit evening.
When the next hitter, tying run Jennie Soria walked, a big inning looked
to be on the horizon.
But PAs Dave Fox pitched out of it, coaxing the next two hitters
into fielders choices and getting Allen Chengwho had doubled
in his previous at batto pop up for the final out.
But PAs seventh-inning rally was not without controversy. With
Price and Wilson on and nobody out, Neil Hunter was sent up to pinch-hit
for Cabalza. He doubled in both runners to give PA what appeared to be
a 6-5 lead.
Unfortunately for PA, Hunter had hit earlier in the game and was, therefore,
He was declared out and the runners returned to their bags with no change in the score. Cabalza then stepped to the plate, walked, and what turned out to be the championship-winning rally, continued.