AUBURN – Second-seeded NAPA Auto Parts won its first playoff game in the Auburn Players League sofball playoffs, knocking out the No. 7 Marauders, 13-7, at Pettengill Park.
NAPA started slowly with cold bats and shaky defense and entered the fourth inning trailing 6-4. The offense batted around the order in that frame, scoring six runs on eight hits to take command. NAPA added three more insurance runs in the last two innings to seal the victory and advance in the winners’ bracket.
Kevin Pontbriand led the way, going 3-for-4 with three runs scored and four RBI’s, including two inside-the-park home runs. Demetrius Starks clobbered three hits in three at-bats with one run scored. Clay Phillips also went 3-for-4 with a run scored. Kasey Clark and Chris Therriault each went 2-for-3. Therriault also had three RBIs and a triple.
The No. 3 Assassins await NAPA in the next round at 7 p.m. tonight at Pettengill.
Outlaws 7, P&B 5
AUBURN – Winning pitcher James Bixby had two hits and drove in a run, helping Outlaws to a hard-fought, 7-5 victory over P&B Paving in the opening round of the Auburn Players League softball playoffs at Lakeview No. 1 field.
Hunter Erickson was 2-for-2 for Outlaws. Greg Brochu and Jim Buckhoff each had a hit and knocked in two runs. Jeff Roy and Keith Wright were 1-for-2 with an RBI apiece.
Assassins 11, Main-Land 1
AUBURN – Shortstop Justin Juray delivered three hits and played spectacular defense, leading Assassins to an 11-1 playoff victory over Main-Land Development in the Auburn Players League.
Joey Scammon also reached base three times for the Assassins. Jim Small was the winning pitcher. Jake Nason paced Main-Land with three hits.

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