Beach Zone rallies for win over Crab Island

Tina Harbuck

Zach Raya knocked in nine runs to lead Beach Zone in a 28-22 win over Crab Island Cantina in the Coed Division II Softball League at Morgan Sports Center in Destin.

Raya cranked one out of the park and also hit an inside the park home run, which contributed to his nine RBIs.

Crab Island stepped out to a 9-5 lead in the first inning and then led 11-9 at the end of two innings.

In the top of the third, Beach Zone brought in seven runs to go up 16-11. In the bottom half, Crab Island put up four runs to keep the game close.

In the top of the fourth, Beach Zone widened the gap with five runs and then scored seven in the top of fifth for a 28-15 advantage. With time running out, Crab Island scored seven last runs.

Brian Martinez clobbered a home run, two doubles and a single for four RBIs for Beach Zone. Hannah Asprodites hit four singles for an RBI, and Hollie Henderson hit four singles for two RBIs. Chris Poole ripped a home run for three RBIs.

Andy Collins tripled, hit two doubles and a single for two RBIs for Crab Island. Michael Robbins hit three singles for two RBIs, Ace Crank doubled and hit a single for four RBIs, and Ron Norville belted a home run.

Emerald Coast Chiropractic 22, Island Wings 8

Emerald Coast took an early 11-2 lead in the first two innings. In the third, Emerald Coast picked up seven more runs and then four in the fourth.

Island Wings had its biggest inning in the fifth with five runs scored.

Lee Pardue was the big stick for Emerald Coast with two home runs and a triple for six RBIs. Shawn Wood hit two doubles and two singles for three RBIs, and Kat Mortenson connected for three singles for an RBI.

Dave Bazylak knocked in two runs on two doubles and a single for Island Wings. Mike Jones tripled for an RBI and Anna Cordova singled for an RBI.