C ier Saturday 08-27-2011 u 75 cents our Claremont t Why Pomona College and the dining workers disagree claremont-courier.com Story on page 7 Assistant city manager and police chief get raises. Story on page 5 PNS Flyers Eddie Thia tries to avoid getting tagged out COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff Got ya! I think by CGU Flames Danielle Batol during a Claremont Adult Co-ed Softball game in Claremont. Mr. Thia was called out on the play. See Sporting Life on page 12. Norms! Attempted robbery The opening of this classic at a Village shop diner brings takes a turn for guests from the worse for one far and near. Story on page 4 good samaritan. Story on page 3 Claremont COURIER/Saturday, August 27, 2011 12/13 COURIER photos/ Steven Felschundneff AT RIGHT: CGU Flames Pizza N Such rallies past Claremont player Ben Rosenberg chats with a teammate af- ter hitting a single last Sunday during a coed Graduate University in softball clash T slow pitch softball match he Pizza N Such (PNS) against the PNS Flyers. Flyers finished as strong BELOW: PNS Flyers Laura as the team began last Verbal and Felix Jaimes Sunday at the Claremont Adult celebrate after Ms. Verbal scored a run in a broken Co-ed Softball contest against the play on Sunday in Clare- mont. The first place PNS Claremont Graduate University Flyers, from Pizza N Such Flames. restaurant, beat the CGU The Flyers broke a 6-6 tie by scoring 4 runs Flames, Claremont Gradu- in the 5th inning and then added 10 more runs ate University, 20-10. in the bottom of the 6th to fend off the Flames The PNS Flyers, left, and the CGU Flames do the traditional high five line at the at Cahuilla Park, 20-10. PNS continues to lead end of their coed slow pitch softball game last weekend in Claremont. the Sun-National League standings with a 6-1 record. “I think it was our defense that led to our success,” said Brice Castillo. “It also helps to score more runs than the other team.” CGU jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when Maggie DePond’s sacrifice scored Sarah Cz- erniejewski in the top of the 1st inning. The Flyers responded with a 4-run inning capped by a 2 RBI double from Steve Valdivia. After an Eddie Thia sacrifice fly to left field scored Michael Chavez, PNS took a 5-1 advantage into the 3rd. The Flames rallied in the next 2 innings with a 5-run surge to force a 6-6 tie. A fielding error and a walk brought in DePond and John Haller respectively in the 3rd inning while Luke Meyer singled in a run and scored to power CGU’s 3-run 4th inning. PNS regained control of the contest over the next 2 innings to take a 10-7 lead. Before CGU could respond, the Flyers had 13 batters make a plate appearance in the bottom of the 6th inning with Valdivia recording his 5th and PNS Flyers Amanda Hatfield scores as CGU Flames Michael Franklin misses the catch 6th RBIs and Laura Verbal recording the at home on Sunday during their coed softball game at Cahuilla Park in Claremont. team’s last run before Thia was tagged out at “We all worked together and so we decided fun,” Mr. Spencer said. “We’re just fans of the 3rd base. to do this,” said PNS player Amanda Hatfield. game and we like to come out and get some Meyer knocked in Ashley Little and Brett “This allows us to pretty much get out [and exercise. It’s also a social thing where we have Levine off a liner to left field before scoring play] while also hanging out.” people on the team who are in the same pro- himself in the 7th inning but CGU’s rally was The Flyers and Flames, along with Fatty grams and classes.” cut short when Michelle Fuqua struck out to Wants a Cupcake and Jugs N Mugs make up The next community match ups will take end the game. The defeat dropped the Flames the 4-team Sun-National Division. According place tomorrow, Sunday, August 28th, at to 1-7 on the season. to Kyle Spencer, the CGU softball team began Cahuilla Park with Fatty Wants a Cupcake Yet the experience was not all about win- as an intramural team before transitioning into taking on the PNS Flyers at 3 p.m., and the ning and losing. Camaraderie and exercise an MLS team. CGU Flames battling Jugs N Mugs at 4:15 also play a role in why the teams take the field “We used to be an intramural team in the p.m. each Sunday. spring but joined last year. It’s been a lot of —Landus Rigsby The PNS Flyers watch from the dugout as a team- mate gets a hit on Sunday in Claremont. The PNS Flyers are in first place for the coed league with a record of 7-1-0.
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