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Inverness champs ride high again

A forfeit last week remains the only blemish on the record of Inverness Chiropractic Clinic of 2250, the team to beat for the second consecutive year in the City of Inverness Parks and Recreation Department men's fall softball league.

Inverness Chiropractic/2250 beat challenger Willi's Place 12-5 Tuesday night, improving to 10-1. Willi's Place, which has lost two straight since its team jerseys arrived, fell to 9-3.

"They said they were turning their shirts back in," Inverness Parks director Patti Smith joked on Wednesday.

In other action Tuesday night, Batson Chiropractic beat Heidi's/Griff's 18-17 and Fagan DDS/Monica CPA beat Citrus Memorial Hospital 17-6.

League standings: Inverness Chiropractic Clinic of 2250 10-1, Willi's Place 9-3, Batson Chiropractic 8-3, Fagan DDS/Monica CPA 6-5, Anderson Roofing 6-5, Heidi's/Griff's 5-7, Anderson Drywall 4-7, Citrus Memorial Hospital 2-9, Citrus Law 0-10.

County men's softball: With an 11-0 record, Greg's Car Center continues to lead the Citrus County Parks and Recreation Division men's softball league.

Greg's drew a bye Tuesday night, but in other action:

Chad Frowick was 4-for-4 (two singles, a triple and a home run) as Skidmore's Sport Supply beat Beverly Hills Kiwanis 15-0. Roger Picard was 3-for-3 for Skidmore's.

ProLine Boats scored seven runs in the first inning to beat Discount Auto Parts 8-3. Jeff Hill, Russ Scouten, Roger Ditty, Bob Formanek and George Trail all had hits for ProLine in the first.

Mark Caffee went 3-for-4 with seven RBI for Bay Area, which beat Hideaway Pub 17-9. Ron Simmons was 3-for-4 for Hideaway, with a single, triple and home run.

League standings: Greg's Car Center 11-0, Skidmore's Sport Supply 8-4, ProLine Boats 7-5, Discount Auto Parts 6-5, Hideaway Pub 5-6, ABC Pizza/Ray's Bar-B-Q 3-6, Beverly Hills Kiwanis 2-9, Bay Area 2-9.

Today's games: Greg's Car Center vs. ABC Pizza/Ray's Bar-B-Q at 6:30 p.m.; Discount Auto Parts vs. Bay Area at 7:45; and ProLine Boats vs. Beverly Hills Kiwanis at 9.

County women's softball: The Citrus County Squeeze remains atop the Citrus County Parks and Recreation Division women's fall standings at 9-1. The Squeeze had a bye Wednesday night while the rest of the league battled for positions.

Second-place Crystal River Bank was scheduled to meet third-place River Safaris BMWs on Wednesday, and fourth-place Crystal Chevrolet was to play fifth-place Crackers.

In play last week, Becky Perry and Michelle Phillips each went 4-for-5 and Lisa Swing was 3-for-5 with two doubles as The Squeeze beat Crackers 13-0. Crystal River Bank topped Crystal Chevrolet 16-5, aided by the 5-for-5 hitting of Tracy Jones. Also for the Bank, Ann Roland went 4-for-5 with two doubles and six RBI, while Jean Albert hit safely in each of four at-bats, with a triple and four RBI.

Volleyball: Four openings remain in the eight-team Volleyboo Classic, a double-elimination volleyball tournament scheduled for Oct.

24 at Crystal River's Bicentennial Park.

Each team must have at least one player of each sex on the court at all times, with two substitutes allowed.

Register by calling the County Parks and Recreation Division at 795-2202, or at 9 a.m. on the day of the tournament. Matches will start at 10 a.m.

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