Grays Kick Fountain Hills In Double-Header

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In Fountain Hills Parks and Recreation-sponsored senior league softball play May 11, the Payson Grays whipped the home-standing Kool Kats 13-12 and 18-11.


The opening game, an eight-inning thriller, was sent into extra frames when Payson's Walt Knasick swatted a clutch bases-loaded circuit blast in the bottom of the seventh, Grays player/coach Ron Maksymowski said.


In the bottom of the eighth, Payson scored the winning runs on a double to left center by Neil McVicar. Earlier in the frame, Ken Cheeseman and Earl Davis singled to put the winning runs on the bases paths, Maksymowski said.


The Payson seniors made the second game a laugher by pounding out 26 hits and playing no-nonsense defense.


"The fielding was crisp with only one error," Maksymowski said.


The defensive leaders were Duwayne Moerder, Earl Davis, Frank Adams and Ken Jackson.


"They made several spectacular plays," Maksymowski said.


McVicar, the winning pitcher in both games, also shined at the plate pounding out six hits over the course of the twin bill.


Knasick, Davis, Maksymowski and Dick Johnson finished with five hits each. The Grays return to senior league action at 8 a.m. May 17 in Fountain Hills against the Kool Kats.

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