Free Agents win

Will Austin is congratulated by Kevin McFarland after his towering three-run homer over the right field fence in the 5th inning paved the way for a Free Agents comeback win during Claremont softball action on Tuesday. Chris Chambo’s three-run blast was followed by an Austin Willis dinger that gave the Free Agents a lead that held up for a 9-7 win over Merrian Property Maintenance. MPM’s Clay George belted two home runs and Justin Martin added one in the 7th inning as a MPM comeback fell just short with runners on base.

CLAREMONT — With playoffs fast approaching, Claremont Adult Modified Softball nights are becoming hectic and fast paced. Games are played Monday through Thursday evenings at Bill Baril Memorial softball field at Veterans Park in the city.

Six teams are in the hunt for the crown this year as The River Dogs (Coach Jim Judd), Merriam Property Maintenance (Coach Adam Bevis), Free Agents (Coach Cory Stevens), Incognito (Coach Ken Goding), Grown Ups (Coach Shawn Morin) and the Ball Busters (Coach Howie Goss) are all battling for the title.

Games are played at 6:30 and 8 p.m. with umpires on the field including: Brian Pond, Ray Robar, Anthony Stithen, Larry Flint, Tim Nichols, Mark Aumund, George Bessler, Mark Chute and Ron Simoneau.

In addition to this league, there is a Sunday co-ed league that has grown so large that games are also played on Saturday to accommodate the 20-plus teams.

Playoffs run from Aug. 5 to Aug. 14.

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