Exurt wins big in city of Destin's Coed Softball League

Tina Harbuck
The Destin Log

Leadoff batter Nikki Stewart led Exurt in a 24-6 win over the New Life in the city of Destin’s Coed Softball League Lower Division play this week at Morgan Sports Center. 

Steward hit three doubles for an RBI. 

Exurt had a slow start, scoring only one run in the first inning. In the second, however, they exploded for the 10-run limit. In the fourth, Exurt added 10 more runs for a 21-0 lead. 

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New Life finally got on the board in the bottom of the fourth with six runs. 

Exurt added three more in the fifth, before a run-rule was called on the game. 

Coby Aguilar of iPerformance makes it safely to third, while DJ Gray of Bruner Law Firm tries to make a play. iPerformance won the coed softball game.

Dakota Smith tripled, doubled and singled for an RBI for Exurt and Austin Hicks hit two doubles and a single for an RBI. 

Jake Baker and Josh Raya each connected for doubles for New Life, and Rhonda Watts singled for an RBI. 

Meraki Maulers 18, Fenders Collision 6 

Meraki jumped out to a 9-5 lead in the first two innings. Meraki finished off the game with nine runs in the bottom of the fourth and then held Fenders scoreless in the fifth. 

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Luke Unterseh was the top batter for Meraki with two homers, a double and a single for five RBIs. Myah Vallioinen hit three singles for an RBI, and Cam Gilles doubled and singled for two RBIs. 

Don Edwards of Renasant Bank unloads on the ball in the game against Austin Music. Edwards had four hits in the 19-17 victory.

Ruben Ruiz led Fenders with a double and two singles for two RBIs. Rolando Walters doubled and singled for an RBI. 

Renasant Bank 19, Austin Music Co. 17 

At the end of two innings, Renasant led 15-10. By the end of five innings, it was a two-run game with Renasant up 18-16. Both teams added one in the sixth. 

Matt Campbell knocked an inside-the-park home run, triple and three singles for Renasant. Jeff McIntosh went five for five and Don Edwards was four for five. 

Shawn Leitteu connected for five hits for Austin while Dax Powell had four hits. 

UPPER DIVISION 

Bruner Law Firm 6, Bradley Industrial Textile 1 

Bruner scored three in the first and then picked up single runs in the third, fifth and sixth. 

Bradley scored its only run in the top of the fourth. 

Michael Haynes led Bruner with a homer and a single for two RBIs. Jason Little had two singles for two RBIs, and Jill Martin connected for two singles. 

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Travis Sweeney homered for Bradley for the solo run. Bobby Griffith doubled and Rita Cummins singled. 

iPerformance 12, Bruner Law Firm 8 

IPerformance got off to a big start, scoring seven runs in the first inning and picked up the other five in the third. 

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Bruner scored one in the second, three in the fourth, two in the fifth and two in the sixth. 

Willie Rodriguez and Luke Jackson each hit a home run and a single for iPerformance for three RBIs. Della Frey hit two singles and AJ Hoffstatter cranked out a home run. 

Brandon Patzig of Renasant Bank beats the throw to second base in the coed game with Austin Music. Renasant Bank won the game 19-17.

Michael Haynes knocked in four runs on two homers for Bruner. Jason Little slapped a home run and two singles for an RBI, and Jill Martin hit three singles. DJ Gray also hit a home run. 

iPerformance 18, Bradley Industrial Textile 5 

iPerformance dominated, taking an 11-2 lead in the first two innings. iPerformance scored three more in the third and four in the fourth. Bradley scored its last three runs in the bottom of the fourth. 

Big hitters for iPerformance were Coby Aguilar with a triple, double and two singles for two RBIs, Willie Rodriguez with two doubles and a single for an RBI, Della Frey with a single for an RBI, and AJ Hoffstatter and Luke Jackson each with two home runs. 

Travis Sweeney and Kristen Myers each hit two singles for an RBI for Bradley. Rita Cummins singled for an RBI.