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Lincoln Hills Coyotes capture fourth tournament

Ble and Black 60s clubs take a first and second respectively
By: Bob Hunter Courtesy Lincoln Hills Coyotes
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The Lincoln Hills Coyotes 70s senior softball traveling team claimed tournament No. 4 at the Western Nationals in Woodland. They took the 70-Silver Division in a three-day event, going undefeated on the final day. Iron man Jim Sandin pitched all four of the Coyotes games, then stepped to the plate to hit a .750 average to help spur the offense. Also swinging heavy bats were Jim Berry (.792), Pete Savoia (.769), John Parks (.750), and Gym Mikaelsen (.741). Parks added five home runs to his credentials, Mikaelsen had two, including an out-of-the-park grand slam, and Ed Sorenson also cleared all four bases with a home run. Black 60s _ Losing only two of their five games, the Black 60s earned the second-place trophy in the Western Nationals. Terry Padovan was the leading hitter; home runs were hit by D.J. Cox and Ed Lazarek. Lazarek joined John Griffin in making some outstanding defensive plays in the field. Blue 60s _ The Blue dropped only one game on their way to the top of the podium at the Western Nationals. It was the third tournament win for the Blue club. The team hit an average of .800, and scored 132 runs in five games. E-mail News Messenger Sports at jiml@goldcountrymedia.com