Express Air Heating and Cooling did it again in the Hernando County YMCA Women's Softball League, winning for the fourth straight week in games played last Sunday.
Express Air got three hits from Lorraine Schulman and two more each from Barbara Walsh, Darcy Galarneau and Carrie Kosiba in a 12-4 win over Benedetti.
Second-place Hillendale kept the pressure on the leaders by pulling out a 5-4 win over Beef O'Brady's. Hillendale fell behind early and trailed 4-1 going into the bottom of the seventh and final inning. In its last at-bat, it pushed three runs across to tie the score, then loaded the bases with two out for Tina Mondock. She rose to the occasion, drilling a single to knock in the winning run and thwart O'Brady's upset bid.
Patty Young and Roma Stone powered the winners with three hits apiece, and headed up the defense at shortstop and second base respectively.
In the only other game Sunday, A.J.'s evened its mark at 2-2 by downing No Idea.
Standings through June 23: Express Air Heating and Cooling 4-0, Hillendale 4-1, A.J.'s 2-2, Beef O'Brady's 2-3, Benedetti 1-4, No Idea 0-3.
Coed softball: Rain played havoc with the Hernando County YMCA Coed Softball League last week, wiping out most of Friday's scheduled contests. In one game that did take place, Molly Maguire's had no trouble downing A.J's 18-2 before the skies opened up.
Standings through June 25: Danny's Pub 8-0, Cut Ups 6-2, Molly Maguire's 7-2, Spring Hill Racing 4-4, Beef O'Brady's 4-4, A.J.'s 3-6, Damon's 1-7, Lighting Gallery 0-8.
Flag football: The Hernando County Men's Flag Football League had the week off, but the teams will resume play Sunday. Standings through June 18: Eliminators 6-0, Magic 4-2, Danny's Pub 4-2, A.J.'s 3-3 Cowboys 1-5, Pocket Billiards 0-6.
Free golf clinic: The County Line Driving Range in Spring Hill will be the site of a free golf clinic Saturday emphasizing the short game. The clinic, postponed from last Saturday, will be hosted by PGA veteran Dale Jones and Buzz Walker and will run from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Those attending are free to bring along a wedge, a putter, or both.
The County Line Driving Range is located at 9201 County Line Road, next to the Go-Kart Track. For more information, call the range at (904) 683-7927.
6-on-6 soccer: The Hernando County 6-on-6 Summer Soccer League opens its season tonight, the women getting under way at 6 p.m. The men's league is still looking for a couple more teams before it can begin play.
The leagues are open to those of high school age and above.
Games last 50 minutes and are played between 6 and 8:30 p.m. on a field 40 by 50 yards, with a goal significantly smaller than those used in regulation.
To register, or for more information, call John Andruss at (904) 683-4054.
Karate classes: Karate classes are available for adults in an on-going program at two sites. In Brooksville, classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday nights at Ernie Wever Park. Beginners meet from 6:30-7:30, advanced students from 7:30-8:30 p.m. The instructor is Mark Doxey.
In Spring Hill, classes are held at the Spring Hill Elementary School on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Beginners meet from 6:30-7:45 p.m., advanced from 7:45-9 p.m. The instructor is John Foster.
The cost of $18 per month, or $46 for three months, is the same at both sites. Call 754-4031 for further information.