Beach Zone pulls off win for title

Tina Harbuck
Beach Zone (pictured) edged out Crab Island Cantina to earn the championship title of the Coed Division II Softball League at Morgan Sports Center. [TINA HARBUCK/THE LOG]

Zach Raya connected for four hits to lead Beach Zone in a 23-22 win over Crab Island Cantina in the championship game of the Coed Division II End of Season Tournament at the Morgan Sports Center.

Raya ripped four doubles for four RBIs.

In the first inning, Beach Zone took a 5-3 lead. In the top of the second, Crab Island went up 8-5. Beach Zone came back in the bottom half to even the score at 8-8.

In the third, Beach Zone edged ahead 11-9.

In the top of the fourth, Crab Island scored one run and then put up seven more in the top of the fifth for a 17-11 lead.

Beach Zone rallied in the bottom of the fifth to take the lead back 20-17. In the sixth, Beach Zone picked up three more runs for a 23-17 advantage.

With time running out, Crab Island only scored five runs, coming up short.

Brian Martinez hit four singles for three RBIs for Beach Zone. Hannah Asprodites doubled and singled for three RBIs and Chris Poole belted a homer and a triple for six RBIs.

Justin Abdo was tops for Crab Island with two home runs, two doubles and a single for seven RBIs. Andy Collins belted two homers, two doubles and a single for two RBIs. Ace Crank tripled, doubled and hit two singles, while Nichole Overly hit two singles.