The Payson Grays senior softball team -- which now stands 11-10 in the Four Seasons League -- split a doubleheader with visiting Scottsdale Good Time, winning the first encounter, 18-17, but dropping the second,24-18.
Last Friday at Rumsey Park, the Grays scored six runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to erase a five-run deficit.
"Timely hitting and good fielding kept the game close," said Grays pitcher Ron Maksymowski.
In the second game, Good Times took advantage of several Payson errors on the way to the relatively easy win.
"The game was all Good Times. Defensively we fell apart and let Scottsdale score at will," Maksymowski said.
There were, however, several bright spots, Maksymowski added. "They were in the outfield where Ralph Bossert, Corb Corbin, Bill Youngs, Dusty Wright and Walt Knasick turned in a flawless game."
Youngs also shined offensively with six hits during the twin bill. Bossert had five hits and Knasick swung in two booming home runs.
Maksymowski was the pitcher of record in both games.