NEGAUNEE - Action in the 17th Annual Negaunee Irontown Softball Tournament at LaCombe Field continued Sunday with 10 games played.
The Classes of 1973-74-75 drubbed the Classes of 1950-72 to begin the day, 22-1, in a mercy-shortened game. Steve Ayotte, Terry Hill, Dave Johnson and winning pitcher Steve Wills all went 3-for-3 with three runs scored for the winners.
The Class of 2001 scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning - including a walk-off, bases-loaded, walk - to edge 2008, 6-5. Winning pitcher Wayne R. Johnson scored twice, walking on all three at-bats.
Chad DellAngelo reached base three times for 2008.
It took extra innings, but the Class of 1983 outlasted 1980-81, 11-7. Winning hurler Greg Luokkala shut down the tournament's inaugural champions in the sixth and seventh inning to complete the comeback.
Bill Terres went 2-for-3 with three runs scored in the loss.
After building an early 8-3 lead, the Class of 2005 had to hold on late, as the Class of 2010 couldn't score the tying run from third base in the top of the sixth inning in a 9-8 loss.
Winning pitcher Shay Thompson homered and scored twice for 2005. Devin Ward scored two runs for 2010.
The Class of 1984 used a six-run third inning to distance itself from two-time champion 1976-77 in a 9-1 mercy-shortened win.
Lee Johnson singled in the lone run for '76-'77.
The Class of 1982, a four-time champion, drubbed 1978-79, 14-5. Winning pitcher Don Gladwell homered and scoring twice in the mercy-shortened contest.
Despite having a full roster while celebrating its 10-year reunion, the Class of 2002 dropped to 2-11 all-time in the tournament with a 19-4 loss to 2003.
Winning pitcher Ray Johnson helped his own cause, going 3-for-4. Ashley Dix and Jeff Clark each scored four times.
The Class of 1997 whipped 1993, 15-7. The winners' Jimmy Hemmila homered, doubled and singled twice, scoring four runs in the process.
Brandi Logan sparkled defensively for '93.
Behind a large crowd and a 22-person roster, 2012 blasted 1995, 16-1. Austin Rice, Tony Nault, Tyler Beaumont and Lucas Christianson each scored twice to support hurler David Terzaghi.
In the nightcap, the Class of 2000's Brandon Nylander, Brad Kallionen and Aaron Gleeson each scored three times in a 13-3 triumph over 2009.
Jake Jandron sparkled at shortstop for 2009.
The tournament got under way Saturday with 10 games.
The classes of 2003, 2000 and 1988 all advanced by forfeit over their opponents.
The Class of 2012 started its alumni softball career with a 10-5 victory over 2011.
Winning pitcher Terzaghi was aided by two hits apiece from Cory Larson, Erin King and Derek Hicks. Colie Ball picked up the mound loss despite collecting two hits.
The Class of 1997 defeated 2006, 6-2. Bryan Argall supported winning pitcher Jeff Niemi with three hits; losing hurler Shawn Kerry recorded two triples for 2006.
In a high-scoring affair, the Class of 2004 beat 1998, 16-11. Winning pitcher Jake Skewis went 4-for-5 at the plate, while teammate Jeremy King went 3-for-4.
For 1998, Neal Collick shouldered the loss despite collecting two hits. Jason Siik and Neil Bonetti also had two safeties each for the losers.
The Class of 1990 doubled up 1986, 8-4, with Dan Skewis leading the way with a grand slam. Winning pitcher Steve Hernandez (two hits), Dave Ducoli (three) and Kyle Johnson (two) also provided some offense.
Greg Corkin hit a double for 1986 while picking up the mound loss.
The Class of 2007 squeaked past 1999, 10-8. Matt Prusi captured the mound win, while Andy Wills, Chet Baldini and Justin Ackley posted two hits apiece.
Mike O'Donnell went 4-for-4 with a home run to support pitcher Adam Karki for 1999.
The Class of 1987 eliminated 1992, 9-3, as Greg Corkin rapped out three hits and Ray Champion two - including an inside-the-park home run - to aid pitcher Steve Talus.
Losing hurler Ron Logan recorded two hits.
Winning pitcher Zeke Nelson aided his own cause with three hits, including a triple, as the class of 1991 beat 1985, 7-2.
Tim Talus, Tim Romback and Kathy Hill all collected two hits for 1985.