There might be a few old timers around who still remember playing Pattaya Sports Club Softball on Sunday afternoons in the dirt field at Pattaya School #7 off Sukhumvit Road, headed south past the Caltex station. Ah, those were the good old days of scraped knees and sore Mondays.
Softball action on 16 March 1997 saw Kevin’s Stars, winners in a double header over Rick’s Red Sox on 2 March, drop two games to Alan’s Blue Sox.
In the opener, the Blue Sox got 2 runs in the first inning and never lost the lead.
Norm Benoit and Kenny T.D. had round trippers for the winners and Kiwi Rick hit a 2 run homer for the lackluster Stars.
Alan’s Blue Sox 2 0 2 0 6 0 4 14
Kevin’s Stars 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3
The Stars jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second game, added 2 in the third inning and 2 more in the fifth off an over the fence homer by Brent Guardian. The Blue Sox finally responded in the bottom of the fifth to narrow the gap to 5-4 on hits by Alan Vegas and Mike Big Toy.
Erratic infield play didn’t help the Stars as the Blue Sox tied the score with 1 run in the sixth. Good defense shut down the Stars again in the last inning, then singles by Alan Vegas, Colorado Robert and the game winning RBI by Mike Berg gave a well-earned win to the Blue Sox.
Kevin Star’s 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 5
Alan’s Blue Sox 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 6