Battle royale: Patriot Lanes swings past Big Guys

IMG_6102A high-stakes Cambridge-Isanti Men’s Slowpitch League battle took place July 17 at Sandquist Park between co-leaders Patriot Lanes/TLS Concrete and ECL Big Guys/Finish Line Bar. Patriot Lanes leadoff hitter Allen VanderCarr (left) dialed in to rip two triples in his first two at bats, and Andy Janokowski hustled into second for a run-scoring double (below). Patriots’ clean-up man Cory Burgmeier hit first-inning homer fly to left-center, and he had five RBI by the third inning when his team defeated the Big Guys 20-16.

   In the Thursday nightcap, Patriot Lanes defeated Madsen Fixture 16-3 to take sole possession of first place by a 1/2 game over Cambridge Collision despite Collision’s 15-6 win over Leaf’s Towing. Earlier in the season, Cambridge Collision defeated the Patriots 13-10 and topped the ECL Big Guys 12-11. 

   The Men’s League had a full day of make-up games on Sunday, July 20 to catch up from the first two weeks of the season which were rained out.

C-I Softball Leagues

Tuesday Men’s 35-Over Masters: Kostecka Farms 13-1; CFD/Camb. Bar & Grill 7-7; East Central Transport 7-7; Fathead Plumbing 7-7; Wizards of OS 5-9; Sidelines 3-11.

Wednesday Women’s League: Pinebrook Inn 14-3; Beavers 14-6; Misfits 12-5; Chaos 11-8; Jailbirds 10-8; Twin City Security 10-9; I’d Hit That 8-10; Nighthawks 6-11; Screwballs 5-12; Killer Dollz 0-18.

Thursday Men’s League: Patriot Lanes/TLS Concrete 15-1; Cambridge Collision 14-1; ECL/Finish Line Bar 13-2; Pitch Slap 10-5; Bulldogs 10-5; Hitmen 10-5; Scared Hitless 9-6; Wicklund Construction 8-7; Producers 6-6; Smokin Guns 8-7; Brad’s Cab 7-8; Amerprise 3-12; Madsen Fixture/Millwork 3-13; Leaf’s Towing 2-13; Muskrats 1-14; Beavers 1-14.