The Beavers closed out the 2012 Wayne County Women's Softball League season with a lopsided win in Bingham Park. Next on the agenda for Cora's is a berth in the annual playoff tournament this weekend.

Not one of the three Wayne County Women’s Softball games scheduled for July 30 in Bingham Park ended in full seven inning game.

Lacking enough players, 590 Auto was forced to forfeit their game against Elegante. Had they played, Elegante was poised to win its third game in a row.

Neither team was happy about the forfeit.

The ladies from Elegante would have rather preferred a clean win, but things were what they were. Not ones to waste the field time, both teams scrimmaged just for a workout and some fun.

Meanwhile at the dugout field, Cora’s was squaring off against Busy Beaver Tree Service, while Lauersen’s Ladybugs were hosting the Ravenhaus at the diamond near the tennis courts.

Making the Rounds
Cora’s heated things up early in the game, taking a 6-run lead after two innings.

In the top of the third, they added another five runs, thanks in part to Brighid Bauer who blasted a 3-run homer.

In her second year in the league, the Seton Catholic grad, who resides in Scranton, was celebrating her birthday in champion-like fashion. As with many of her counterparts in the Men’s league, Bauer makes the drive to Wayne County for the competition.

“I’ve played softball all my life,” she said. “And, this is the only modified/fastpitch league in the area. It’s worth coming here because the league is competitive and fun.”

She would add a second 3-run homer in the fourth while teammates Heather Rieman launched a 2-run homer and Carley Savastano crushed a grand slam in the top of the fifth to bring Cora’s total to 21.

Until then, Sue Zieres had been working on a shut-out. However, before it all was over, Beavers’ catcher Kira Volpe would cross the plate in the bottom of the fifth making the final 21-1, Cora’s.

Across the park, the Lauersen’s/Ravenhaus game was dragging on past twilight.

With Ravenhaus up 7-1 going into the fifth, a lengthy scoreless sixth inning gave way to a one-run sixth for Ravenhaus. Failing to rally, the night crept in and darkness not only fell on the field, but on the Ladybugs as well, who gave up five more runs in the top of the seventh.

They would not get another chance to rally. Before the top of the seventh could be completed, the game was called due to darkness and Ravenhaus racked up a 13-1 win.

While make-up games from last week’s rain will need to be played, the teams have only one regular season game left before the August 10-12 playoff series.

With many teams still vying for playoff positions, August will still be a hot month for ladies softball in Wayne County.

Score by Innings...
COR  2  4  5  4  6  x  x - 21
BBT   0  0  0  0  1  x  x -  1