You can expect plenty of talking and scoring when these rivals get together.
TBE Integrators continued their recent dominance over two-time defending champion The Other Team last week.
Teledyne Brown Engineering’s unbeaten team outslugged their nemesis 24-12 on Aug. 12 at NASA softball field 1. The Integrators, runners-up the past two years, advanced to this week’s final of the coed Division B-1 tournament. The Other Team fell to the losers’ bracket.
“Everybody hit. It was our hitting,” TBE player/coach Cristy Presson said. “We had good defense except for that one inning.”
The Integrators (12-0) led 20-4 until they committed three errors and allowed eight runs, one earned, in the bottom of the fourth. They outscored The Other Team 4-0 in the fifth and final inning.
Winning pitcher Austen Young went 4-for-4 with a walk, three runs batted in and four runs scored. Grant Lowman was 3-for-4 with five RBIs and two runs. Andrew Walters and Andrew Broadfoot added three hits apiece. Haleigh Sisson, Michael Cluxton, John Geiger and Jason Hopper had two hits apiece.
“The key was we kept putting runs up every inning and never let them feel like they had the momentum,” Young said. “Defense was solid. It’s always fun playing against those guys. Half of us play with those guys in the men’s league so it’s always good to beat them.”
TBE Integrators beat The Other Team 20-5 on July 23 to close the regular season. Their dominance continued in this tournament semifinal.
Eric Widell blasted a pair of three-run homers over the left field fence for The Other Team (10-2). Player/coach Tybo Butler had an inside-the-park homer. Zach Taylor went 3-for-3. Cordero Watkins, Widell, Butler, Gary Benjamin and Tim Cooper had two hits apiece. Watkins, a left-hander, took the loss.
“They just jumped on us early in the innings,” Butler said. “They were able to score with runners in scoring position and we just left too many runners on base.”
The Other Team stranded nine baserunners while the Integrators left eight.