Over 50: South Range edges Tapiola

TAPIOLA – League-leading South Range broke a late tie and went on to score a 13-10 win over Tapiola in Over 50 Softball League play Thursday night.

The 7-2 winners snapped a 10-10 deadlock in the sixth frame. Jaron Tollefson and Jed Pollard collected three hits each for Range.

Joe Rossi, Dick Franti and winning pitcher Dave Kaiponen added two raps apiece.

Kevin Tormala homered twice for 3-6 Tapiola. Harold Filpus, Brian Turner and losing chucker Jed Denomie also had two hits.

In the other game, Houghton notched a 15-1 win over Chassell behind a 5-for-5 night by Pete Pellissero.

Dave Usitalo, Jed Pollard, Steve Carlson and Rick Niemi chipped in three safeties each.

Chassell, 2-7, managed just eight hits against winning pitcher Steve Dunstan, two apiece from Gordy Koski, Steve Giddings and Daryl Putala. Mitch Lake was the loser.

Houghton improved to 6-4.