AUBURN – NAPA Auto Parts picked up Auburn Players League softball victories on back-to-back nights in dramatically different fashion last week. NAPA routed the Outlaws, 23-4, at Tribou Field, the celebrated a walk-off win over P&B Paving at Pettengill Park.

NAPA erupted for 24 hits against Outlaws in their most resounding offensive effort of the season. Dave and Kevin Pontbriand each went 3-for-4 and scored three runs apiec. Dave Pontbriand drove in five runs, including a three-run home run in the top of the fourth inning.

Anthony Clark also went 3-for-4 witn three runs scored and two RBIs. Chris Therriault was a perfect 4-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Clay Phillips, Nick Tatu and Terry Goguen each were 2-for-3, with Phillips and Goguen both crossing the plate twice and Phillips adding four RBIs to his season total. Zach Gross and Josh Cobb assisted the onslaught with three runs and two RBIs each.

In its most thrilling game of the season to date, NAPA won when Kasey Clark scored his second run of the game in the bottom of the seventh. Clark had a hit and three walks on the evening.

P&B jumped out to the lead with five runs in the second, only to see NAPA rally with six runs in the bottom of the frame. P&B retrieved the advantage with four runs in the third, two more in the fifth and another in the sixth. NAPA knotted the game with three runs in the sixth, then held P&B 1-2-3 in the seventh before the game-ending rally.

Cobb led NAPA, going 3-for-3 with two RBIs. Phillips and Demetrius Starks each went 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Eric Davis clouted a bases-clearing double in the second. Tatu also scored two runs and knocked in a pair.

NAPA will try to avenge a previous loss Thursday against Team Argo at Lakeview Field No. 2.


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